UK scrappers, alternative places to shop online?
Post ReplyPost New TopicPosted 2/8/2013 by iLoveButtons in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 2/8/2013 7:35:10 PM
hi guys.
as much as i love shopping here at two peas i can not do it often. the shipping prices are WAY too much to get them here to England and then i have to pay added tax on top. SO THAT SUCKS. But i can't seem to find a place like 2peas online for the UK. Does anyone know some good UK based scrapbooking stores online? thanks xxx


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Posted: 2/9/2013 6:49:10 AM
Hi from another UK scrapper. Yes, there is another place like 2Ps. I tried to send you a private message but can't seem to find a way to do that (2Ps has recently changed their format completely!!).

Anyway, it's called UK Scrappers and you'll find it if you search on Google. We have a complete list of "Sponsors" (UK retailers who advertise on the forum. Hope that helps. I think I probably have a link on my blog as well.

Where in the UK are you?


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Posted: 2/9/2013 6:49:23 AM
Whoopsie....this message posted twice. Sorry.


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Posted: 2/9/2013 7:55:27 AM
Hi Jane, was just about to post the same thing! Ukscrappers is the place to be!



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Posted: 2/9/2013 7:55:41 AM
Hi Jane, was just about to post the same thing! Ukscrappers is the place to be!



Dawn

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Posted: 2/9/2013 7:56:04 AM

Seems to be an error on 2 peas as I clicked post and it said there was an error but still posted the message. Apologies for duplicate posts



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Posted: 2/9/2013 8:42:55 AM
Whilst there are lots of good on-line shops in the UK, they do not tend to have the product range that is available here. Also, they do not tend to have the products as early as they do here, but keep them at full price for a very long time. Many of them do offer loyalty programmes that are 'better' than the one offered here, and some also offer free P&P, but often for orders over £75 only. Bearing in mind that you may need to buy from more than one UK retailer in order to get the same products, you could end up paying as much postage as we do here. As for the issue of Tax, if you keep your order from 2Peas below £25 (and I mean£ not US$), you should not get charged Tax on the parcel. Obviously if you buy in the UK you will be paying VAT on everything.
I have tried ordering more than £25 value to see if I could body sweve the UK Tax, and place an order for about double, got US$5.00 off the postage and paid the Postoffice £20.19 (of which £8.00 was the handling charge for the Royal Mail). On orders under £25.00 I am still happy to use 2Peas as the range is so good and I still think it is no more expensive than having to shop around the UK sites and pay postage on all the UK orders.
I agree that it would be good if there were a UK 2Peas, but I have yet to find one let me know if you do!!


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lizzlecat
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Posted: 2/9/2013 8:43:09 AM
Whilst there are lots of good on-line shops in the UK, they do not tend to have the product range that is available here. Also, they do not tend to have the products as early as they do here, but keep them at full price for a very long time. Many of them do offer loyalty programmes that are 'better' than the one offered here, and some also offer free P&P, but often for orders over £75 only. Bearing in mind that you may need to buy from more than one UK retailer in order to get the same products, you could end up paying as much postage as we do here. As for the issue of Tax, if you keep your order from 2Peas below £25 (and I mean£ not US$), you should not get charged Tax on the parcel. Obviously if you buy in the UK you will be paying VAT on everything.
I have tried ordering more than £25 value to see if I could body sweve the UK Tax, and place an order for about double, got US$5.00 off the postage and paid the Postoffice £20.19 (of which £8.00 was the handling charge for the Royal Mail). On orders under £25.00 I am still happy to use 2Peas as the range is so good and I still think it is no more expensive than having to shop around the UK sites and pay postage on all the UK orders.
I agree that it would be good if there were a UK 2Peas, but I have yet to find one let me know if you do!!


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leisa77
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Posted: 2/9/2013 8:52:51 AM
Lizziecat, out of interest, what kind of postage do you end up paying on a £25 order- and would that include orders of 12x12 paper or just smaller stuff?

I am very tempted to start ordering at least some of my supplies from here, both for the range of product and because the embellishments are so much cheaper - I used to buy from the US all the time, but that was in the days of $9 flat rate global priority envelopes and virtually everything I ordered used to come in those!



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Posted: 2/9/2013 9:14:19 AM
leisa77, the last couple of orders have cost about USD20.00, just over. Mostly that would have been for 12x12 papers, stickers etc. BUT, I have just heard that the Shippig charged at the time of order is only a QUOTE and if the postage is actually less than this you can raise a Ticket with 2Peas and they will reimburse the difference. That said, my last order, the one I had to pay Tax on, the initial shipping charge was USD34 and the actual charge was USD33, so they appear to get it about right.


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Posted: 2/9/2013 11:41:21 AM
The shipping is just a quote, and if you are just ordering heavy stuff like paper then it might be fairly accurate. Paper is heavy! My last 2peas order was mostly stamps and few light weight embellishments I couldn't get at my LSS. I think my order was around $25 or so. I was quoted just shy of $20 on postage, but my actual postage was just over $5. I created a ticket with customer service and they quickly refunded the difference.

And it only took 5 days from placing the order to get here. I still can't get over that.


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leisa77
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Posted: 2/9/2013 11:45:06 AM
Thank you both, that's very helpful

I would likely continue to order my 12x12 in the UK and just get stamps and smaller, lighter stuff here anyway

5 days delivery is amazing...I've waited longer than that from UK places before!



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Posted: 2/10/2013 1:25:27 PM
Good to know about the shipping cost examples.

I put a trio of washi tapes in my cart and was shown a shipping price of $24 I was so deleted it out of my card quickly!




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