[time-nuts] Minicircuits 10% discount in December

Bob Camp kb8tq at n1k.org
Fri Dec 5 07:22:43 EST 2014

> On Dec 5, 2014, at 4:29 AM, Dr. David Kirkby (Kirkby Microwave Ltd) <drkirkby at kirkbymicrowave.co.uk> wrote:
> On 27 Nov 2014 13:56, "Jim Lux" <jimlux at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> Time to stock up on those transformers, mixers, amplifiers<grin>
>> "Throughout the month of December, all online orders of any quantity of
> any Mini-Circuits catalog model from our web store on minicircuits.com will
> receive a 10% *discount!
>> "
> I thought I would place my order online to get the discount,  whereas I
> normally do by phone.
> I decided to order from the USA rather than the UK. MiniCircuits charged me
> $102 to ship twelve SMA terminations and ten N terminations by UPS. That is
> their "shipping & handling change".
> I could send the same bits from the UK to the USA for less than 50% of that
> and I don't have a UPS account.  A UPS account holder would get a better
> rate.

Shipping across the atlantic has become silly expensive over the last decade. There are a *lot* of organizations that are behind the curve on figuring out how to do it cheaply. 


> I can get free shipping in the UK if I spend more than some relatively
> small amount,  but I pay a lot more for the parts. Minicircuits use an
> exchange rate of close to 1 USD = 1 GBP.
> I seem to be between a rock and a hard place - either pay a ridiculous
> exchange rate,  or pay a ridiculous shipping & handling cost.
> Dave, G8WRB.
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