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
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
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.
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.
Lithium cells and batteries, no matter how small, are treated as
dangerous goods by Royal Mail. The rules are that LiPo cells and batteries:
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).
before ordering if the delivery address is outside UK.
- 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
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.