TANSTAAFP - There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Postage

There's no 'Free Postage' like there's no 'Free Lunch'
For a while now eBay has been pushing sellers to offer 'Free Postage'. Well actually, they are encouraging sellers to integrate the postage & packaging costs into the item price. So postage is still not free, it has just become a hidden charge.

Yes, we as a seller could just add £3 to each item we sell and only charge an additional P&P fee to international customers. But we see a few problems with this concept. 

Postage AND Packing

How we calculate our P&P prices. P&P means postage and packaging so includes a lot more than just the price printed on the franked label.

Our prices are made up of these factors:


UK Europe Rest of World

P&P charge




eBay & PayPal fees*




Packaging materials








Franking machine rental & ink








Total cost








*Yes, both eBay and PayPal take a cut of what we charge for P&P. :-(

Last Posting Dates for Xmas 2012

The Warhammer Trader and The Wargaming Trader would like to make sure that your items arrive before Christmas.

Last payment dates are as follows:


Webstore Updated - P&P changes, MAS in stock

After being down for several days for maintenance, major changes to P&P charges (thanks Royal Mail) and a few other things, the webstore is up again.


While changing a whole bunch of things, I also found time to implement some updates:

2012 Postage Increases

If you're not in the UK (and even if you are), you've probably not aware that Royal Mail are about to introduce their largest increase in postal charges since 1975 - for some types of overseas packet the prices are nearly doubling!

As much as we try to keep our P&P charges on the low end, we now have no choice but to increase them or end up losing money on nearly every package we send out the door. :-(

Last Posting Dates for Xmas 2011

The Warhammer Trader and The Wargaming Trader would like to make sure that your items arrive before Christmas.

Last payment dates are as follows:

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