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Postage Costs

Most of the Micron products are dispatched to U.K. addresses via 1st Class Signed-For Small Parcel with a flat fee of £5.00 (+VAT within EEC = £6.00). Small, low-value orders are sent 1st Class without a signature required and the postage fee is £3.90 (+VAT within the EU = £4.68). Although it seems most unfair, the HMRC rules require us to add VAT to the postage charge.

Orders which are exceptionally bulky or heavy (e.g. aircraft kits) often cost more to send than the value-derived postage charge added to the shopping cart. In this case, we contact the customer to explain the shipping options and charges. If the actual cost of shipping is more than the customer feels is justified, we are happy to cancel the order and make a complete refund.

If the actual postage cost is less than added in the checkout total, the excess will be refunded. This is done, for example, if the order will fit into a Large Letter padded bag.

Shipping outside the U.K.

TL;DR: we will contact you by email if the shipping cost added to your order via the shopping cart is substantially lower than the actual cost of airmail to your destination. Please contact us by email if you want an exact shipping cost before placing an order.

The Micron web site uses the Paypal shopping cart and this is unable to handle different shipping costs for destinations outside the UK, so the standard UK charge of £5.00 (plus VAT for EU destinations) is applied automatically. This used to work as the cost of a standard airmail lightweight small packet to most international destinations was about the same as a UK signed-for small package. However, international shipping rates have been steadily increasing, exacerbated by the low availability of passenger flights due to the Covid-19 crisis. We are no longer able to absorb the cost difference which, in some cases, amounts to an additional 20%-30%.

When the actual cost of airmail for your order is substantially greater than the amount for shipping added to the shopping cart, we will contact you by email to present the options and prices for shipping via standard airmail, tracked airmail or fully insured and tracked airmail. Please ensure that the email address registered to your Paypal account is correct. The available airmail services are:

standard airmail
this has no tracking and the insurance cover is £20.00
tracked or signed-for or tracked and signed-for airmail
the status of tracked airmail can be queried using the package reference we send when your order is scanned before dispatch; signed-for airmail has only a confirmation of delivery; all have an insurance cover of £50.00
insured airmail
this is an optional service which can be added to any of the previous airmail types; the maximum insurance cover is £250.00

For order values greater than £250.00, we will also present details of DHL, FedEx or UPS shipping when we send the email.

Ad Hoc Items & Shipping Costs

Use input field below when Micron have advised that a special shipping charge is required or you wish to purchase an item for which there is currently no web page. Enter the amount as advised by Micron and click on the 'Add to Cart' button.

Amount:
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LiPo Shipping

Lithium cells and batteries, no matter how small, are treated as dangerous goods by Royal Mail. The rules are that LiPo cells and batteries:

  • cannot be sent via airmail
  • can be sent via UK post in small quantities if the package also contains an electronic device (e.g. receiver or ESC) that uses the cells
  • cannot be sent via UK post on their own
Orders containing LiPo cells that do not meet the above restrictions can still be sent via a ground service to UK and western European destinations. The cost of this service for a small parcel to U.K. mainland destinations (not Northern Ireland or Channel Islands) is £9.60 (incl VAT). Please enquire before ordering if the delivery address is outside UK.

For UK destinations, you can either use the 'Special Shipping' field above to top-up the shopping cart postage or we will contact you by email to explain the additional shipping cost. The alternative is to add an ESC or receiver to your order which then allows us to send it, suitably labeled, via Royal Mail.

The cost to destinations outside the U.K. is variable and calculated based on weight and package size. LiPo cannot be sent to destinations outside western Europe.

Our shopping cart does not allow us to identify prohibited items by customer address so, if your order contains any LiPo cells that exceed the restrictions, we will contact you via email to discuss shipping options and cost.

Please contact us if you wish to know the exact shipping cost before placing an order.


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