Shopping for the motor start/run capacitor for testing with failed
extractor fan (see other post).
There are loads on eBay, and almost all say they are held and shipped from
However some of the Ts&Cs look "interesting".
Held in the UK. Shipping to the UK - free shipping. Next day delivery £50.
Hmmm....why would something held in the UK cost £50 for next day delivery?
Free delivery estimates 3-5 days, with dispatch usually within 3 days of
receiving cleared payment.
Which seems to suggest that if you use a credit card or PayPal then your
payment should clear immediately but it takes around 3 days to dispatch.
All in all this doesn't seem to fully tie up with the goods being held
locally in the UK because in theory (and what seems to happen with UK
based suppliers who aren't supplying electronics from China - for example
second hand goods) the goods can be dispatched the same day once payment
has cleared and often turn up the next day.
There was one site which said the goods were held in China and gave much
the same delivery timescales.
Oh, there are some on Amazon but this looks like a MarketPlace alternative
to eBay with no local stock. Certainly not held by Amazon.
So I suppose the question is "Can I be arsed to pick one up from the local
Maplin or just put the cooker hood in a corner and wait a couple of
weeks". Noting that you can click and collect this (in stock) item but
they won't ship it for some reason.
Couple of weeks because by the time the part arrives events will mean that
it isn't practical to do the testing for a good few days.
It looks as though dirt cheap components shipped from China plus cheap
shipping has effectively stopped most electronics suppliers from holding
UK stock for immediate dispatch.
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