I couldn’t get an answer when I called them to cancel so I left a voice mail and asked them to call me back to confirm it had gone through.
The local guy has just done so and I had a bit of chat with him about it. I have to say I have never had any problems with the local staff (Lincoln) over the many years they have been taking my mail and he sounded genuinely disappointed to be losing my business. He asked me for my reasons, I guess they have to, and of course was not surprised at all when I told him.
If I was just shipping from my own website I’d probably stick with them, but when you have to meet Amazon, and to a lesser extent eBay, delivery expectations they simply do not offer a workable service at the moment.