Distance

Posted by booodooo in Ottershaw GB

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Is it me, or do Freelywheely under estimate (every time) the mileage and distance away the item is ? Comments and views please... Thank you.

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jsvaughan , 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi from FreelyWheely Admin, Currently we work out distance as a straight line between the two points, and this does cause it to under estimate the real distance involved. It wouldn't be that easy to work out the exact distances (at least, to do it quickly enough) but you're not the first person to spot that it isn't quite right, so I've added a request to investigate typically how far off it is; we could perhaps add a certain percentage on to make it a better approximation. I'll post back here once we've made some progress on it. Thanks for getting in touch Jon Vaughan FreelyWheely Admin

booodooo , 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for the clarity FreelyWheely team, I was blaming the stupid SatNav for getting it wrong... Thanks for that !

amazingly , 7 months, 2 weeks ago

I have the peculiar scenario in that I do not drive a vehicle and do not know anyone who can help me collect anything if I see something either free or for sale, so not sure where this leaves me in regards to collecting larger objects. I have to stipulate this is my responses to adverts and offer to pay for petrol/delivery as couriers are immensley expensive, and rely upon the good will of the people to see if they are willing or happy to deliver - not sure if this is allowed on this site or not, yet there are some good neighbourhood volunteer schemes in Surrey that do help people in my situation, yet currently they are very short of them.

paulnb , 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Dear Amazingly I'm new to this site and have just read about your situation. I have a Mercedes Vito van for large goods. I would be happy to help on confirmation of item required to be collected. For the Van collection I would suggest £20.00 - £25.00per hour of my time including fuel depending on distance. Smaller via a car around £10.00 - £12.00 per hour including fuel depending on distance. E-mail; ******* Happy shopping PS can also help with moving goods A2B

amazingly , 4 months, 2 weeks ago

My own post was about very locally based items - not ones where several miles are involved in a collection and where courier/other high priority work commitments are an issue . I had not meant to make my post about regular or systematic collections of freebies on here: simply and only about ad-hoc pieces of furniture or smaller goods that if cannot be collected (outside of bus-route) distance, be kindly delivered by generously inclined individuals only wanting to make a positive difference to the lives of those living in supported-housing care as vulnerable adults for instance. Just 1 in this case. Thankyou to Paulnb - shall most definitely consider your fabulous offer, yet ideally seeking non-hourly paid courier services outside of my personal budget whilst in receipt of very tight personal finances. I am only seeking very local collections within no less than a 5/10 miles radius of where I am located and wanted to see if there were any (good neighbourhood schemes or similiar), in which donations are more than acceptable ways of compensating the time and effort of such good peoples, with plentiful time on their hands to help the most disadvantaged groups within Woking.