If, like me, you have become very attached to your philips filterline HD 4601 kettle (mine's now around 6 or 7 yrs old) then you'll find every now and then you need a new filter. It's been a few years since I bought one and the place I used to buy them doesn't sell them anymore. Hence I turn to the internet and I find only 2 places who sell them, one of which is my friendly neighbourhood Amazon, from whom I've bought many many things over the years.
Now £4.50 for a bit of plastic is a bit daft (I used to pay £2 for filters) but, hey, I need it. And then as I reach the final checkout stage I realise - this isn't Amazon, it's Amazon's marketplace (AKA rip-off city AKA wannabe ebay) - and the postage is £4! Now that's just ridiculous. The thing is I can't blame the 3rd party vendor because it's Amazon who specify the delivery rates for marketplace.
So dear Amazon, I'm all for you supplying the largest possible range of items to sell us but please please do something about the stupid delivery charges, or at least include marketplace items into the supersaver delivery system (spending over £14.98)
So 3 stars - the item itself is nothing spectacular but totally essential for me. A reasonable price and delivery rate would've got 5 stars.
Perhaps because my kettle is aging somewhat this replacement filter only worked for a short time before the plastic sleeve which holds it in place gave up the ghost and a bit fell off. Now the filter doesn't stay in place , so is not much use. Just I could replace the kettle, but they don't seem to make that model now and I have not come across a single Phillips kettle online to date. Pity, as I really liked it and the limescale in the kettle was very efficienty collected insread of being in the tea!!
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