Unfortunately, thanks to the Royal Mail sneaky tricks department it now costs Â£6.75 to send it first class recorded.
Last time I sent it out, a couple of months ago, it cost Â£2.48 for first class recorded.
I guessed that after the latest price increases, that Â£3.50 would have covered it. How wrong could I have been?
By all means check it out for yourselves on the "Dick Turpin calculate your phone number rip-off prices" (AKA Royal Mail) website.
I'd be very happy for somebody to tell me I'd got it wrong but it suspect that, like me, you will see the price I quoted above, which, btw, represents an increase 270%, in one hit
The package weighs 350g, measures 220 x 160 x 110mm and needs to be posted first class recorded.
Just for comparison, Herpes (sorry, I mean Hermes) will collect it and deliver it, not necessarily in the same serviceable state and not necessarily to the required address within a couple of days, for less than a fiver.
Now, as you know, I just administer this VIS tester. It is the property of the Community and I'll be happy to accept any suggestions for a cheaper shipping method by general consensus.
Personally, I trust Herpes even less than Royal Mail but at the price Royal Mail want now you'd be able to buy the bits and make your own for nearly the cost of postage.
Please let me know your views as members of the Community, even if you'd never be in the position to actually need the VIS tester.