Ordered a wireless Network Card from Amazon at the weekend -postage charges were not mentioned (as far as I remember) as the item is being sourced from another company (common Amazon practice I'm told). Bit surprised when I checked progress of the order to find P&P was £6.99. Seems a bit excessive for such a small, light item. Any thoughts on this way of doing business?
I've seen postage charges posted when stuff has come directly from them (which just about all may previous purchases have), but I ordered this 'one click' and don't recall the postage being there. Perhaps it was a senior moment!
Just for interest - have visited the site of Amazon's remote seller. The same item was very slightly more expensive than from Amazon, but the shipping cost was £1.20, meaning the same item from the same supplier was £2 less. Can only think that the excess goes back to Amazon to 'pay' them for hosting the other seller's goods? Or does anyone know differently?
For interest - the item has now arrived with a covering letter saying some peoplr have complained about excessive postage. They say the reason is that Amazon insist on only one postage rate irrespective of the weight of the goods, so good news if you buy a 42in TV, but not so good if you get something very light! Be warned.