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 £4.80 (+VAT within EEC = £5.76). Small, low-value orders are sent 1st Class without a signature required and the postage fee is £3.70 (+VAT within the EU = £4.44). 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.

The simple Paypal shopping cart cannot handle different shipping costs for destinations outside the U.K., so the standard UK charge of £4.80 +VAT is applied automatically. International orders placed with the standard shipping charge will be sent via standard airmail (no package reference). Sending international orders via 'signed for' or tracked airmail requires a £5.00 (+VAT = £6.00) shipping supplement, making a total shipping cost of £9.60 (+VAT = £11.52). Customers from the EC or other countries are requested to click the button below to add the appropriate shipping adjustment. Your order will be sent either via 'signed for' or tracked airmail, depending on the destination country. We always refund in the case where too much postage has been paid.

The £5.00 (+VAT = £6.00) supplement is valid only for small packages; international orders submitted without the supplement will be sent via standard airmail. Heavy packages (e.g. large model kits and motors) will cost more to send via 'signed for' airmail. Also, large packages and model kit boxes often exceed the maximum dimensions for airmail postage and can cost considerably more to ship via the International Parcel service, FedEx or DHL. Standard airmail provides only £20 compensation if the postal service loses or damages your order. You may wish to avoid the risk and pay for additional insurance cover; please contact us to get a shipping insurance quotation.

If the shopping cart postage charge is insufficient to send your order via an appropiate service, we will contact you with a specific cost for shipping. Alternatively, you can contact us via email to request a shipping cost quotation before placing an order.

Tracked or Signed-For Airmail:
Additional shipping charge for tracked or 'signed for' airmail: £ 6.00 (£5.00 + VAT). The actual airmail service (fully tracked or signed-for, depends on the destination country, tracked airmail is not available to all destinations. Includes insurance up to £50.00.

Additional Insurance:
If your international order has a value of more than £50 you are advised to click the button below to add insurance. This costs £3.00 (+VAT = £3.60) and covers up to £500.

Additional charge for insurance on international orders: £ 3.60

Customers outside the EC do not have to pay the VAT and this not be added at checkout if your destination address is in a country for which VAT is not payable.

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.

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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.

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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