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I ordered some little birthday gifts from Culpeper UK. They cost £9.90. Shipping cost £30.74.

I didn't know that until after I'd clicked the final button. I swear, the last time I bought something from them, shipping wasn't nearly so much.

You know what? I wish I'd bought more, to spread the cost around!



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Sep. 5th, 2009 07:50 am (UTC)
It probably wasn't. Shipping costs have really jumped in the last year or so. It's really fun to try to explain to people "no, you really don't want to overnight $5 worth of party favors" and then hear the incredulity in their voices when the sticker shock hits them.
Sep. 5th, 2009 08:04 am (UTC)
I don't know if I was not paying attention, but I don't think the site told me quite how much I was about to pay until after I'd paid it. But, as I said, it's possible I wasn't paying enough attention. I don't suppose there's anything I can do about it now.

The annoying thing is that I was considering some other cute things they had as possible presents, but thought, "No, I can always come back and order them if I decide to give them." No, I won't, not until/unless there's a cheaper shipping option.

I still think they're a nice vendor, just not one I can afford to patronize from this continent.

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