Do any of you learned people know of a good PC parts supplier that does not charge an obscene carriage surcharge to supply parts to Northern Ireland?
For example, I checked DABS and Novatech's carriage charges and they have surcharges of £11.75 and £15 respectively for Northern Ireland orders.
I could stomach this for a large order, but when it comes to an item costing around £10 to £15 it does not make sense to me, especially when, and I have personal experience of this, an item is sent in a Jiffy bag with 60p postage on it, I hasten to add that it was not DABS or Novatech that were responsible for that particular transaction.
click here and click here ' with the exception of Royal Mail, all our other carriers impose a surcharge on top of their standard mainland UK delivery charge for parcels being delivered to Northern Ireland'. You could always try PCWorld if there is one near you as many carriers charge a surcharge.
Thanks for the links Gandalf, unfortunately they wont help me much at this moment in time. It is extremely galling to buy something over the Internet and pay as much, or more, for the carriage as the item itself costs.
My nearest, in fact only, PC World is approximately 75 miles away so hardly justifies a trip there, even then their prices aren't the keenest.
I fully understand the economics behind delivery charges but in one case I purchased a stick of SDRAM from a supplier and was immediately hit with a £15 surcharge, as it was still £10 cheaper than the next supplier I reluctantly went ahead with the purchase.
The RAM duly arrived and was dead on arrival, I posted it back and from memory it cost less than £2.00 total. How the hell did they justify £15?