[Gllug] OT - Buying Batteries

Mick Farmer mick at dcs.bbk.ac.uk
Mon Jan 12 20:48:09 UTC 2009

Dear GLLUGers,

I think that our electronic scales needs replacement
batteries; already in the machine are two Sony CR2032

Amazon offer these batteries for 0.01 GBP, yes one penny
each, though they are dispatched by K.K. Electronics who
charge 4.50 GBP P&P per item.  So that's 9.02 GBP when I buy
them via Amazon.

I rang K.K. Electronics who have a shop in the Edgware Road
near Marble Arch.  Over the counter, these batteries are
3.50 GBP each.  So that's 7.00 GBP when I buy them
direct from K.K. Electronics.  I have a freedom pass, so I
won't have to pay to get to their shop.

Has the world gone completely mad, or have I missed
something fundamental?


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