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Free Shipping for Loyal Forum Members

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Spie, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. KonfuciousK

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 4, 2015

    Posts: 122

    Location: Kilcock

    Can we use a parcel drop-off type service as the UK address to qualify for free shipping? Or would that be using technicalities to defeat the spirit of the law?
     
  2. HazardO

    Underboss

    Joined: Jun 16, 2009

    Posts: 7,114

    Location: Cambridge

    You would have to ask the shop directly. I would have thought it would be fine as the limitation to UK addresses is primarily there to prevent having to pay high fees shipping to foreign countries. There might be an issue if the parcel drop off service won't sign for the receipt of the delivery.
     
  3. David Flett

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 14, 2017

    Posts: 610

    Location: Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

    i linked my account as it says free shipping / does not qualify?

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  4. David Flett

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 14, 2017

    Posts: 610

    Location: Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

    its working now second time around
     
  5. pastymuncher

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 12, 2005

    Posts: 16,620

    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    You won't get it on everything. We only get it on cheap/lightweight stuff that can be posted RM 2nd class up here because DPD classes anything north of Dundee as Highlands and Islands. Anything bulky and we have to pay. Even paying for delivery we can't get next day delivery due to DPD's second rate service up here.
     
  6. ubersonic

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 26, 2009

    Posts: 19,826

    This thread is a nice reminder of how cool Spie was, RIP.
     
  7. Cheroulam Nab

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 1, 2011

    Posts: 118

    Location: County Durham

    Been gone for years from OCUK, but trying my best to contribute and try and stay on topic while increasing post count obviously. It's amazing that they even do this to be honest. I am curious how they maintain this probably through a deal with the delivery companies?. I am considering placing an order soon without free delivery for now and when I finally hit the threshold for free delivery I will be really happy and I will order more stuff :D.
     
  8. Slam

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 6, 2011

    Posts: 993

    I qualified for the free delivery by giving my contact details at a London technology show, I was quite sceptical... you don't often get something for nothing, but Overclockers were/are legit
     
  9. angel102

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 1, 2013

    Posts: 284

    *wipes sugar from free haribo packets from mouth*

    absolutely.
     
  10. aimless

    Associate

    Joined: Aug 10, 2018

    Posts: 3

    What items qualify for free delivery?
     
  11. RJC

    Don

    Joined: May 29, 2005

    Posts: 27,887

    Location: Kent

    All items, I believe.
     
  12. aimless

    Associate

    Joined: Aug 10, 2018

    Posts: 3

    Thanks.
     
  13. Joeyuk

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 1, 2017

    Posts: 151

    Just got the free shipping. Shame the MM is 1000 as I can’t see me ever getting there.
     
  14. David Flett

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 14, 2017

    Posts: 610

    Location: Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

    I’m trying to buy a 1070 and it’s saying £9 odd for postage but in my account says I qualify for free shipping
     
  15. doug_1986

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 20, 2009

    Posts: 349

    Is it 1000 now?!
     
  16. Jamie Archer

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 29, 2017

    Posts: 205

    Location: Lincolnshire

    I'm getting close to this now if this is still active and the 100 posts for being a 12 month forum member still applies?
    I think it is an awesome promo/gesture but it would also benefit ocuk too as there are many times the postal cost kills it for me and i end up ordering locally or finding cheaper alternatives. Paying almost £10 for a couple of cheap fans and a tube of thermal paste isnt great lol
     
  17. HACO

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 6, 2009

    Posts: 582

    It's always been a 1000.
     
  18. kitfit1

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 24, 2003

    Posts: 2,744

    Location: Stourport-On-Severn

    Erm, no it hasn't. When i first joined this site it was in the low hundreds, i can't remember the exact figure.
    The big reason for the massive increase in posts was to stop all the chancers and rip off merchants from joining, and then spamming threads for a few weeks just to get access to the MM. It was a good move to be honest and has kept the integrity of the MM secure ever since.
     
  19. RJC

    Don

    Joined: May 29, 2005

    Posts: 27,887

    Location: Kent

    It used to be 250 posts and 3 months.

    Cant remenber the excact data it changed.
     
  20. kitfit1

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 24, 2003

    Posts: 2,744

    Location: Stourport-On-Severn

    Sounds about right to me RJC, although i don't remember the 3 months rule...................maybe it was there all the time and took me more than 3 months to reach it :D