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    About High Cost Shipping from overseas

    GiftIdeas  is committed to providing each customer with the highest standard of customer service.   But due to the international nature of our delivery, the speed and cost are not comparable to what you might expect from local UK merchants.   This are things you need to consider before making the purchase.   Once purchase is made, it's very difficult for us to stop the order because there are many parties involved for the processing of your order and delivery.

    The process of our shipment originates directly from our factory in Asia and California (U.S.A);  then it goes to Germany where our agent clears customs, pays the duties and taxes, and then forwards the package to our customers throughout different countries in Europe.  It's a long process therefore the transit time is longer than what you are used to with domestic shipments.  Normally by standard shipping the transit time is 2 to 3 weeks.  But depending on the process of custom clearance, sometimes it can be faster, and sometimes it can be slower too.  But in general 90% of packages will arrive within the 2 to 3 week estimate time.

    The shipping cost is quite expensive compared to local merchants rate because of the long and unusual voyage.   But please do understand the shipping cost is high when you add all the 3 segments of the trip and duties and taxes. 

    Some cases you will see free or very low cost shipping and that's only for limited products, because we ship our most popular products to amazon fulfillment centre in UK by boat.  Hence the cost of is greatly reduced and we pass on the savings to you.

    For returns, customer need to return item to our return centre within 30 days of receipt, and item needs to be in their original (not used) conditions.    The cost of return is responsibility of the buyer, and the refund will only be for the product price, and that does not include the original shipping cost.

    We hope you understand and if you feel comfortable with the shipping cost and transit time, please order with us and we will try our best to get the package to you within promised time frame.

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    High Cost Shipping from overseas Delivery Rates

    Listed below are delivery details for High Cost Shipping from overseas, including the geographies delivered to, the service level offered, and the prices charged. Note that media rates are based on dispatching a single item Purchasing multiple media items results in multiple delivery charges.

    Delivery rates for all products (excluding Books, Music, Video and DVD)
    UK/GB excluding BF address StreetETA7 - 23 days1 - 2 days
     per Item£0.00£0.00
     per Weight (kgs)£7.50£12.00
     per Shipment£15.00£25.00
    UK - Mainland Street PO BoxETA7 - 23 days---
     per Item£0.00---
     per Weight (kgs)£10.00---
     per Shipment£30.00---
    UK, BF AddressesETA3 - 5 days---
     per Item£0.00---
     per Weight (kgs)£12.00---
     per Shipment£25.00---
    Europe Zone 1ETA3 - 7 days---
     per Item£0.00---
     per Weight (kgs)£8.50---
     per Shipment£15.00---
    Europe Zone 2ETA3 - 7 days---
     per Item£8.50---
     per Weight (kgs)£0.00---
     per Shipment£17.50---
    Europe Zone 3ETA8 - 12 days---
     per Item£0.00---
     per Weight (kgs)£8.50---
     per Shipment£25.00---
    North AmericaETA6 - 10 days---
     per Item£0.00---
     per Weight (kgs)£4.00---
     per Shipment£9.95---
    JapanETA6 - 10 days---
     per Item£0.00---
     per Weight (kgs)£8.00---
     per Shipment£30.00---
    Australia and Far East AsiaETA8 - 12 days---
     per Item£0.00---
     per Weight (kgs)£8.00---
     per Shipment£25.00---
    M@ UK - Rest of World (ROW)ETA8 - 12 days---
     per Item£0.00---
     per Weight (kgs)£10.00---
     per Shipment£39.99---

    * Delivery Rates for Books, Music, Video and DVD
    7 - 23 days
    Express Delivery - UK
    24 hours
    European Union
    5 - 12 days
    US (include US Protectorates) and Canada
    5 - 12 days
    Rest of World
    7 - 35 days
    Books £2.80 £8.98 £4.02 £6.94 £7.00
    CDs £1.26 £8.98 £1.82 £3.08 £3.58
    Videos £2.80 £8.98 £4.02 £4.94 £5.94
    DVD £1.26 £8.98 £1.82 £3.08 £3.58

    * Marketplace orders are only accepted for delivery to Supported Countries.

    * Your delivery fees when buying Books, Music, Videos and DVDs at Amazon Marketplace are fixed according to the type of product you purchase.
       Rates are based on dispatching a single item. Purchasing multiple items results in multiple delivery charges; there are no "per delivery" and "per item" charges, as there are when you buy directly from

    Region Key
    UK Street England,Wales,Scotland,Northern Ireland,Channel Islands and Isle of Man,excluding BFPO and PO Boxes.
    UK Off-Mainland *DISABLED* This ship option has been DISABLED and is no longer available to customers for new orders. Previous jurisdiction has been incorporated into 'UK Street'.
    UK P.O Box P.O Boxes in England,Wales,Scotland,Northern Ireland,Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
    BFPO English Forces Post Office
    Europe Zone 1 Belgium,Denmark,mainland France,Germany,Republic of Ireland,Luxembourg,Monaco,Netherlands
    Europe Zone 2 Greece,Italy,Portugal,Spain
    Europe Zone 3 Albania,Andorra,Armenia,Austria,Belarus,Bosnia & Herzegovina,Bulgaria, Cape Verde,Croatia (Hrvatska),Cyprus,Czech Republic,Estonia,Faroe Islands, Finland,Georgia,Gibraltar,Greenland,Hungary,Iceland,Latvia,Liechtenstein, Lithuania,Macedonia,Malta,Moldova,Norway,Poland,Romania,Russian, Federation,S Georgia& S Sand Is,San Marino,Slovak Republic,Slovenia, Sweden,Switzerland,Turkey,Ukraine,USSR (former),Vatican City State.
    Australia and Far East Asia Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Isls, Cook Islands, East Timor, Fiji,French Polynesia, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, North Korea,Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis & Futuna Isls.
    North America Canada,United States.
    Japan Japan
    Rest of World Rest of the World.

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    High Cost Shipping from overseas Dispatch Policies

    Unless noted otherwise in the ordering pipeline High Cost Shipping from overseas dispatches all items within two days of receiving order You will receive notification of any delay or cancellation of your order.
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    High Cost Shipping from overseas Tax Information

    Prices are displayed inclusive of any applicable VAT.
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    Returns and Refunds

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