Count me in for one please.
That's great news Tom, well done!Evening all,
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Some good news for those of you on the list... Ive had a reply from the Sales Team at Cum-Cartec.
Before I show their response, I'll remind to io the costs prior to engaging in communications with them.
Direct approach on their website:
€17 Shipping to the UK
€62 Delivered including 19% VAT
From their eBay offering:
€5.04 Shipping to the UK
€55.45 Delivered to the UK, assuming VAT is already applied as per the norm on eBay
There is some €7 difference here from the very same supplier which I'm currently unable to explain to you.
So here is the email I received earlier this afternoon:
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As you can see the discount is for 15 units and I'll confirm that this is the same price for all 20 on the list so far. If so then here is the math:
€38 Komfortblinker (assuming this includes their VAT, have already asked and await the answer)
€1 Shipping (this is simply the €20 shipping fee for the complete order shared over the 20 units on the list)
€39 Per Komfortblinker delivered to me in Leicestershire
£2.95 (might be a few pennies more to cover insurance up to £40) Needs to be added for a 2-3 day Hermes (under 1kg) service. I'll also check out Royal Mail also as its possibly a little cheaper. More homework required by me.
Although I've not fully worked out the postage costs this side, which I apologise for, but think this is already looking like a good festive saving.
Instead of sending out a series of PMs to confirm those of you on the list are still interested, can I please request that we keep this simple and just 'Like' this thread to show you'd like me to proceed. I'll keep tally here on the spreadsheet. With the run up to Christmas, this is not something that I'ld like to pay for out of my own pocket and will need payment upfront before I submit the order. I'm sure there isn't any issue with this, it's pretty much the way I have conducted these type of ventures in the past with zero complaints.
As the discount figure seems to be 15 and we're already at 20, lets try to see if there are any more members out there who could take us to 30 to see if it becomes any cheaper..
I'll leave this for now so members on the list can respond. If there are members reading this who would like to be added to the list then just add your interest just like the others before you have.
Hi Neil,That's great news Tom, well done!
One thing to be careful of though is the duty laws as from what @gromand and @Andrew mentioned in a recent thread (link below) it could well work out cheaper to split the items when ordered and have them posted in multiples of 3 and pay a little more postage to avoid duty and additional customs charges?
Just a thought that will need to be looked into a little so we fully understand the ins and outs as it's not something I have personally had need to look into since Brexit and know nothing about
Morning Tom,Morning all,
Just sent a further request to Cum-Cartec asking about splitting the consignment down. I’ll let you know their response.
I’ve also asked if they might be able to provide us with a discount code for their eBay offerings. What I’m hoping to achieve by this is each individual will be able to purchase a Komfortblinker themselves usibg a discount code. You would have to pay the €5.04 delivery cost but this is by far the easiest way (for us the customer at least) and would see your purchase sent directly to yourself, thus cutting me outbid the equation and saving a domestic postage fee. I’ll let you know the answer when it arrives.
Morning Neil,Morning Tom,
The problem I foresee with this from the sellers perspective is that all of a sudden it isn't a group buy anymore and they are back then to processing and packaging each individual order whilst also incurring ebay selling and payment fees?
We'll have to see what they come back with but I think it might be best to all pay for the Komfortblinker and send it the company in one lump sum to honour the group buy, then with the option to add additional items if required possibly at the same discounted rate % wise if they will do that?
Evening Tom,Really appreciate your efforts here, I think that this is a good compromise solution and have got mine on order now