I now find myself having to modify that recommendation.
I arranged with Interparcel to send a tablet computer and paid the extra to ensure that it was fully covered in the event of loss or damage.
I know lots of people who send that sort of thing on a regular basis.
However, in a moment of idleness, I looked at their prohibited / restricted goods list. It's HUGE.
There, in the "restricted" list was "Computers and / or monitors".
Apparently, such items are deemed "unsuitable" for transport and the sender does so at their own risk. That is to say, the sender has NO CLAIM whatsoever, should the item be damaged or lost.
That caused me a moment of consternation and as a result, I have now cancelled the shipment in favour of... would you believe it... Royal Mail Special Delivery.
I've since been informed that Parcels-2-Go and others of their ilk also have the same draconian rules.
What made it even more frightening was the courier I chose from Interparcel's list, all unwitting, was MY HERMES. Suffice to say, google them and read the reviews.
My god, that was a close shave.