[Gllug] OT - Buying Batteries

Lesley Binks lesleyb at pgcroft.net
Mon Jan 12 21:10:10 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 08:48:09PM +0000, Mick Farmer wrote:
> Dear GLLUGers,
> I think that our electronic scales needs replacement
> batteries; already in the machine are two Sony CR2032
> batteries.
> 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?
I think it's called added value.



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