Delivery Charge Disgrace

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Poles Apart, May 29, 2016.

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  1. Poles Apart

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    Got a broken door mirror glass on the Ciroen it's £8.60 on the internet and £5 Post Office 48 hour delivery charge fuming.
     
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  2. Dan Paton

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    Yeah I feel your pain. I've been looking for a connector for an aquatec pump . Around £2 for the part and around £6 for delivery. Absolute rip off for something that weighs practically nothing.


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  3. Markyboy 50

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    It's still gotta be delivered tho. The carrier still needs to make a profit. £5 or £6 is a bargain to have an item delivered from one place to another. I guess u can collect it yourself if you don't wanna pay it. Just saying :eek:
     
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  4. TolishAPurd

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    I hope you don't this bring you down polesapart.
     
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    do you have a picture of the connector dan paton?
     
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    Markyboy I understand a profit has to be made but it could be put in a Jiffy bag and delivered via Royal Mail for less than £2.


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  7. Markyboy 50

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    Ask them to do that then mate
     
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    doug atkinson Well-Known Member
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    That is why UK firms cannot compete with cheap goods from China offering very low postage. Price just for a TDS is £3.35 compared to two years ago it was £1.30.

    From China it only costs them around £0.60 and we have to subsidise it as the UN still class it as a developing country.

    What you will find with the mirror there is a square box in the Post Office and if it does not fit in there then will be a fiver no matter what the weight is.
     
  9. TolishAPurd

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    We all run businesses so we should understand how it works more than anyone. I can add 50quid to a bill depending on how I feel that particular day. That business has probably taken the decision to have a minimum charge as they don't want to spend all day paying packers to put 1 grommet in to a jiffy bag, add a shipping label, and dispatch it out just for a few pence profit. Minimum charges like that also encourage people to group up their purchases and buy more each time. It's just business, and I would do exactly the same if I ran a mail order company.
     
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    Couldn't agree more mate. A fiver is a bargain in my opinion.
     
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