Posts Tagged ‘Mail Order’

The Savings from using Mail Order

November 26th, 2007 No comments

Cross DowelYou may recognise the picture on the right. It is called a ‘cross dowel’ and is used together with a screw to fasten furniture panels together.
B&Q stock these, however, they want £4.08 for a bag of five. That’s just over 81p each. That may not seem a lot until you compare that to Screwfix who are selling bags of fifty for £1.80. (a little over 3.5p each) Even if you had to pay the £5 P&P on Screwfix, that’s still only 13.5p.
Interestingly, Screwfix and B&Q are sister companies, both being owned by Kingfisher. I would expect a higher price at retail premises over mail order but I cannot believe that the difference is due solely to the cost of the retail premises.

As always, it pays to shop around.

The problem with mail order

January 4th, 2006 2 comments

The growth and convenience of shopping on the internet is dampened by one major problem: the goods have to somehow get from them to you.
The problem is that in order to pay for your purchases, you have to earn a living at your job. This means you’re out of the house during the day, precisely when the post office or courier try to deliver to your house.
So, why not have it delivered to another address I hear you say, perhaps your place of work? Unfortunately, the rise in credit card fraud has put paid to that – several internet retailers refuse to deliver to anywhere other than the cardholder’s address.
What is required is for the credit card companies to allow you to register a second authorised address on your credit card account to which deliveries can be made.

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