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to expect retailers not to advertise FREE MAINLAND UK DELIVERY

(13 Posts)
oricella Tue 20-Oct-09 10:35:31

when actually they charge extra delivering just about anywhere north of Perth! Last time I checked, getting home from down south did NOT involve a ferry crossing.. AIBU to be annoyed with such limited geographical understanding!

kickassangel Tue 20-Oct-09 10:39:06

oh yes. dh's family are in n ireland & do you know how many firms say 'free delivery within the uk' then say NI isn't in the uk?

how ignorant are they?

scaryteacher Tue 20-Oct-09 10:52:37

try being BFPO as well!

MaggieBehaveOutGuising Tue 20-Oct-09 12:56:48

totally totally agree.
wallis deliver to ireland free!

oricella Tue 20-Oct-09 13:30:32

.. I can appreciate that sometimes charges are higher and I can live with it if they charge at cost. But the mainland claims bug me no-end though.. like we've all fallen off the map and drifted into sea...

TheBatterflyEffect Tue 20-Oct-09 13:47:57

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h0ney Tue 20-Oct-09 20:52:33

us too, we are actually in moray but royal mail et al lump us in with the highlands. Next day delivery is never next day either!

UndomesticHousewife Tue 20-Oct-09 21:03:15

Drives me mad. No free delivery sometimes no delivery at all outside the mainland and next day delivery means around 5 days.

Saltire Tue 20-Oct-09 21:12:56

When we lived in Lossiemouth we had an Invernes postcode,which obviously means that it's in the middle of the highlands down a single track road hmm. Same with st Andrews "oh sorry Mrs Saltire, you are in the highlands and islands" "no I'm not I'm in Fife, only an hour north of Edinburgh and no ferry crossing"

caramelwaffle Tue 20-Oct-09 21:38:21

YANBU

twinklingfairy Tue 20-Oct-09 21:50:19

I totally agree. YANBU
I actually do live in the highlands, but, as you said oricella last time I came home, I didn't miss a road and end up in Orkney, even if my postcode does begin with KW angry

oricella Tue 20-Oct-09 22:23:55

ah well.. they probably thought up free mainland delivery back in the days of the Forth ferry (and when the world was flat!) It's very, very wee Britain!

On the plus side - we do seem to get our general mail quicker than the poor people in London

fledtoscotland Tue 20-Oct-09 22:29:38

I actually saw delivery condition as being "to England and Wales only" - call for additional prices to Scotland. FFS I know there is a border between England and Scotland but you dont need a passport to cross it (although some Scots may argue that it would be a good idea grin

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