There's no easy answer to this we charge postage at cost (with no charge for
packing) so if you buy something small & light you score over someone who
buys something heavy - but then why should one subsidise the other?
Maybe next day is a bit optimstic for every order but to compare with
other mail order suppliers I placed an order on Sunday evening with
Maplins for some electronic stuff (value 44 quid and post free),
arrived in an exceptionally large box early Wednesday morning.
From royal mail's website:
sd next day prices:
Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day
Item weight up to: Amount of compensation for loss or damage up
£250 £1,000 £2,500
100g £3.75 £4.20 £5.10
500g £4.05 £4.50 £5.40
1kg £5.20 £5.65 £6.55
2kg £6.55 £7.00 £7.90
10kg £18.50 £18.95 £19.85
So, if you were offered SD for £5.20 , your packing must have been
included in the purchase price.
(for reference a boxed hornby sr fighter comand loco weighs around
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Also, I very nearly place an order on a web site today for a Hymek, when I
worked out that for just £3 more I could get it locally today and thats what
So, no matter what the apparent price of the loco, when you have to add a
big postage charge there is little difference between RRP and discounted?
On Sat, 20 Dec 2003 11:11:44 +0000, Mike Parkes <
Or what about Crucial for computer memory? You get the parts next day
by first class recorded delivery and they don't charge for delivery.
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