Jan 11, 2008

Rip Off Delivery Charges 

If a firm in Hong Kong can sent any order anywhere in the world and charge a flat rate P&P charge of $3 (US) then why cannot some UK companies get their acts together.
 
Yes there are companies that offer free deliveries, others have a flat rate, a few charge at cost.
 
One recent example Amazon send you anything purchased from them that costs over £15 free. However if you purchase from one of their agents then you pay P&P and as an example one has 1GB SD cards for 98p great until you find their P&P is £7. Of course if you want 100 this cost is great but not for anyone wanting one.
 
 
 
 

Comments

A 1G SD card obviously can't cost 1p. The postage is just to get round Amazon commission in some way. All these 1p things are sold by Amazon partners - not Amazon. I'd guess Amazon charge commission on the value of the product sold and not shipping. I know Amazon only pay their advertisers commission based on value of sold product, excluding shipping.

Doing it this way probably means the buyer actually gets a better deal even if it looks daft.

Comment by someone - Jan 29, 2008 23:01
Just seen an add for 1GB SD cards at 1pence. It does say p&p £4.50. However if you order five the bill comes in at £22.55. That's right an SD card that even in a blister pack can't weigh more than 50grams still gets £4.50 per item added, certainly a rip off.
Comment by paul_smart - Jan 28, 2008 9:23

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