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Offline thatunderscoreguy

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Are any other brits annoyed
« on: November 30, 2008, 11:28:36 PM »
at having to pay huuge amounts of postage when buying parts?

Obviously I realise that suppliers are offering the cheapest service available, and I thank them for not charging extortionate amounts!

But still, it's really lame :(

Someone work out a cheap supply chain to the UK :(

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Re: Are any other brits annoyed
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2008, 11:39:27 PM »

Obviously I realise that suppliers are offering the cheapest service available, and I thank them for not charging extortionate amounts!




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Offline KAFKA

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Re: Are any other brits annoyed
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2008, 11:41:19 PM »
what is it you are after?

i either get my local bike shop who has accounts with distribution companies like 4-down, ison, seventies etc.. to get my parts - dont need to pay import tax usually.

or

buy them from germany, france or holland. never had to purchase anything directly from the USA.

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Re: Are any other brits annoyed
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2008, 11:51:52 PM »
at having to pay huuge amounts of postage when buying parts?

Obviously I realise that suppliers are offering the cheapest service available, and I thank them for not charging extortionate amounts!

But still, it's really lame :(

Someone work out a cheap supply chain to the UK :(

by parts locally then

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Re: Are any other brits annoyed
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2008, 11:59:27 PM »
What and where are you intending on buying?

Just a suggestion..but Maybe just buy street parts instead, they're normally cheaper and stronger! and you can buy wherever in the Uk.


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Re: Are any other brits annoyed
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2008, 12:02:44 AM »
Also as your a Brit
Grab yourself one of these while your at it.

http://www.glayva.com/herald/


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Re: Are any other brits annoyed
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2008, 12:03:08 AM »
Well everything i've ever bought has been from FF.

Ive checked out some of the European companies and it all seems to work out more expensively, ll factors considered!

Unless I am missing some shops that sell flatland parts to the UK cheaply?

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Re: Are any other brits annoyed
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2008, 12:06:51 AM »
which specific parts you after?
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Re: Are any other brits annoyed
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2008, 01:20:22 AM »
there a few online shops in england u can get ur stuff, billys carrys some flat spec stuff, if not most shops can get what ur after
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Re: Are any other brits annoyed
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2008, 03:03:57 AM »
Well the very nice man at Flatland fuel has messaged me to try and work out if he can reduce my postage fee.

What a nice guy i fell slightly embarrassed that I made a post of it now, haha.

I was just surprised that no-one else has mentioned it!


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Re: Are any other brits annoyed
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2008, 09:21:04 PM »
Also as your a Brit
Grab yourself one of these while your at it.

http://www.glayva.com/herald/



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Offline brflatland

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Re: Are any other brits annoyed
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2008, 09:49:35 PM »
i just bought some new stuff there and the shipping was 199.99 but it's the cheapest man...ff is the best from what i know....the 199.99 is worth.....just get together with other people that also wanna buy some parts and divide the shipping price...

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Re: Are any other brits annoyed
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2008, 09:52:41 PM »
Well MR schoolen managed to get me half off the postage cost by using a cheaper service.

Good times!

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Re: Are any other brits annoyed
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2008, 10:21:54 PM »
i just bought some new stuff there and the shipping was 199.99 but it's the cheapest man...ff is the best from what i know....the 199.99 is worth.....just get together with other people that also wanna buy some parts and divide the shipping price...

it cost u £200? please tell me it didnt!
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Re: Are any other brits annoyed
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2008, 01:43:02 AM »
Shipping is VERY expensive. What I dont quiet understand though is why FF charge differently depending on how much youve spent. I.e. 100$ = 49.90 in shipping. I think its something like that at least. Shouldnt it go by weight? Or some kind of combination between weight and price or something.. Maybe its just me..

If I order from a store in Sweden Ive to pay between 5£-8£. I think thats too much too. And there arent any good local stores that can order parts around here.. :huh: