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insane shipping costs

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:18 am
by ALF
I was looking to buy 2 Convex mirror lenses for my Raydyot's at Europaspares.com.
Parts value 44£
2x Convex Lens
1x Mirror Nut
1x Mirror bracket

For a shipment to Switzerland they ask 65£ :?

Does anyone know another source for such parts which charges adequate shipping costs.

Re: insane shipping costs

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:47 am
by allan horsfall
Morning Alf,

Assuming they are packed properly, suggest the post office or Hermes. I just sent 4 tins of varnish to a Greek island from UK for £30 ?

Allan

Re: insane shipping costs

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:19 am
by StewbieC
Hi Alf,
That does seem expensive.
If you are not in a rush for the items, Europa have a stall at the Stoneleigh kit car show on May 5-6th. If you order and pay for the items and say, I will collect them, I can post them onto you. You can Paypal me the cost of shipping. Look at Royal Mail for costs (it looks like £12.85 for a small parcel tracked and signed to Switzerland) (I don't like using Hermes for outside the UK). I work around the corner from a post office and have plenty of small boxes and bubble wrap at home.
Mail me at Membership@the289register.com if you like.

Re: insane shipping costs

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:03 pm
by ALF
Hi Stu
Mail sent to you
MANY THANKS

Re: insane shipping costs

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:34 pm
by Karl
Did buy two lenses, 9,30 without tax, at mini spares centre, post 3,39, so all with VAT delivered to the door 15,10 GBP, but that was inside the EU!
Rates to Switzerland are different, but should not be so much.
Karl

Re: insane shipping costs

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:09 pm
by CobStang
Am sure Tex sell convex glass separately


http://texautomotive.com/classic_exterior_mirrors.html

Re: insane shipping costs

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:28 am
by StewbieC
Not sure if you sent a mail Alf but I haven't received anything.

Re: insane shipping costs

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:00 am
by ALF
Hi Stu
I did resend it now to the E-Mail mentioned on the Member Record