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Postage prices to Europe sky rocketed?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Craterloads, 30 Dec 2020.

  1. Bouton Aide

    Caporegime

    Joined: 9 Aug 2008

    Posts: 29,101

    That wouldn't work. If the person received a copy you could sell the items for 10% of the full RRP cost and still make a profit because it's a copy and you still have the original. :D

    As long as you sold it to 10 people that is.
     
  2. ZeroG

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Feb 2014

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    Location: Aberdeen

    If a copy is exactly the same right down to the microscopic level it is for all intents and purposes the same as the original.
     
  3. ZeroG

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Feb 2014

    Posts: 711

    Location: Aberdeen

    I'm more thinking along the lines of Star Trek transporters as opposed to sending details to a 3D printer to make a copy.
     
  4. ncjok

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Jan 2004

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    But that's stealing :D
     
  5. Goksly

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Mar 2003

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    Location: Nottingham

    Jesus knew the Brexit brigade would be out. I bet that would add on 1%. The rest is probably covid related (workers sick, plus loads of people ordering = high demand), the issues relating to Dover port back log, holiday period, pre-brexit nerves (purchasing more)... Supply less than demand means high price. Give it a month and I bet it's similar pricing again (so long as covid 3.0 doesnt come about).
     
  6. malachi

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Jun 2006

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    Doubt it because we already have free roam in non EU countries such as the US.
     
  7. Lopéz

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

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    Location: LE9/OTK

    They already are, and I would expect more like this :

    Just to let you know about a change we’re making to our acceptable use policy for using your phone abroad (roaming).

    As you’ve spent a long period using your phone abroad in the last 12 months, you may be affected by this change.


    Why are you making a change?


    In line with European Union roaming regulations, your plan comes with inclusive roaming. However, under these regulations, this is only meant for temporary, occasional periods abroad such as holidays and short trips – if usage abroad exceeds this, additional charges are applicable.

    Up until now, we’ve only monitored usage abroad and not applied extra charges to customers who use their phone abroad for long periods of time (or even permanently).

    However, unfortunately we now need to apply charges if you use your phone abroad for a prolonged period of time.


    What is considered a prolonged period of time?


    From 18 January 2021, if you use your phone abroad in any of your plan’s inclusive roaming destinations for 62 or more days in a four month period, and your usage in those destinations is more than your usage in the UK we’ll send you a warning email or text to let you know when this happens.


    When will I be charged and how much will it cost?


    If after 14 days of us sending you a warning message your roaming usage continues, you may be charged the following extra charges to use your phone in your inclusive roaming destinations:
    • Calls: 3.3p a minute

    • Texts: 1p each
    • Data: £3.13 for each 1GB
    Just to note, these rates are set under the European Union roaming regulations.

    You can find out more information about these charges by clicking here.

    Rest assured, you’ll still be able to receive calls and texts while abroad in your inclusive roaming destinations at no extra cost.


    Will I be charged this forever?
    No, once the majority of your usage over the previous four months has been in the UK or outside of your inclusive roaming destinations, we’ll stop charging you these extra charges
     
  8. deuse

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Jul 2007

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    Location: Solihull-Florida


    https://www.sushisushi.co.uk/pages/eu-delivery-rates
     
  9. Malevolence

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Oct 2011

    Posts: 17,303

    But I want the original item I paid for, not a copy.
     
  10. Tephnos

    Mobster

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    Location: Aberdeen, Scotland

    Well, that explains why someone in France couldn't buy something I had GSP enabled for. Stupid.
     
  11. malachi

    Capodecina

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    No surprise its Vodafone doing this. They were one of the last to introduce free roaming and they are the first to jump off it.

    There are a junk mobile phone provider and the worse for being so expensive.
     
  12. SPG

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 28 Jul 2010

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    Freight has shot up due to Covid, supply and demand oh and captilism working as intended.

    I.e

    Skank the crap out of everyone as we need to increase profits for no other reason than increasing profits. Wages can remain the same as I am a major shareholder and I need some new champagne flutes for 3rd holiday home.
     
  13. Nasher

    Capodecina

    Joined: 22 Nov 2006

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    It's been like this since covid. Nothing to do with brexit.

    Shipping crates from Asia is like 3x more expensive at the moment.

    Teleportation tax, because reasons.
     
  14. Vanquish-Storm

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Apr 2009

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    Location: North-West

    What size do you class as Medium? RM / Parcel Force do a fairly good size for about £25 to Italy.

    Not sure what the issue with Vodafone is there?
     
  15. Raikiri

    Capodecina

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    Location: Brighton


    You wouldn't download a car.
     
  16. ZeroG

    Hitman

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    In the future that's exactly what we might be doing.
     
  17. azazl187

    Mobster

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    It's covid not leaving Europe
     
  18. azazl187

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Jan 2010

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    My 3d printer isn't that good!! :D
     
  19. Nasher

    Capodecina

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    As long as it's not printed using PLA. Like most things :D
     
  20. Lopéz

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 28,193

    Location: LE9/OTK

    They've changed their EU roaming policy due to Brexit. Although they said they wouldn't.