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ThinkGeek's cheaper shipping for the UK

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UK geeks: It's finally happened for you!

You might remember a couple of blog posts directed to our Canadian geeks and our Australian geeks in which we revealed new economy shipping options for them. The distinct lack of economy shipping options for the UK probably made you feel a little sad and forgotten.

You were not forgotten.

Our palletmonkeys Julie and Michelle have yet again used their geeky prowess to acquire economy shipping, this time for our friends across the pond!

Here are the bits that you'll need to know:

This will be a familiar sight for you again, soon.

  • Economy shipping is only available on small orders under $100 for light things 1.8 kg or less, so you can't use it to ship a Wampa Rug on the cheap.
  • You can, however, finally stop pining for all of the t-shirts you've had on your wishlist for ages. You might even be able to throw in an annoy-a-tron or three.
  • There will be no tracking on these economically-shipped orders, so their arrival dates will be a happy surprise.
  • Your package will be delivered by the UK Post Office, which from what we've heard is extremely convenient as compared to other methods.
  • It's pretty slow, but a LOT cheaper.

So it's not all roses, but it's pretty awesome that shipping will be a lot more affordable for you starting today.

All we ask is that you let us know if anything goes wonky, and to not hesitate to ask us questions. We'll find answers for you, no matter what. Even if your questions are silly. (We actually like answering those the best. Shh. Don't tell.)

Enjoy your cheaply-shipped loot, and don't forget to take pictures of it all for us! We like to live vicariously.

P.S. Writing this post has brought on a distinct craving for tea. We may be a wee bit impressionable.

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meaningless icon! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!! *throws wallet at screen*
Dave Chaos said this 2314 days ago.
meaningless icon! Excellent news, thank you you wonderfully geeky Yanks!
Varnster said this 2314 days ago.
meaningless icon! are you freaking serious?! this is literally (no, figuratively) the best thing to happen to the kingdom of great Briton since it became great. with had something to do with cupcakes I think. Good show old chaps.
kickbok said this 2314 days ago.
meaningless icon! This excites me. Now I can finally start shipping some gifts and stuff over to my friends and family affordably.
Cassius said this 2314 days ago.
meaningless icon! Finally! Ta, me duck.
Astrydd Hunter said this 2314 days ago.
meaningless icon! Thank you guys so much for adding this. I ordered some t-shirts on Tuesday using the new economy shipping which makes buying stuff from ThinkGeek a lot cheaper and better. I can't wait until my stuff arrives!
thedancingmilk said this 2314 days ago.
meaningless icon! Hurrah - about bloody time old bean.
photovoltage said this 2314 days ago.
meaningless icon! I keep telling you to let me franchise your beautiful assets then this Lancashire girl in Yorkshire can end the need for transatlantic shipping. END.
The British One said this 2314 days ago.
meaningless icon! TAKE MY MONEY NOW!
batgirl84 said this 2314 days ago.
meaningless icon! YES! THANK YOU! :)
DalekWhovian said this 2314 days ago.
meaningless icon! Absolutely wonderful! I don't know about other Brits, but I rarely see anyone with a £50 note, let alone that many!
Trahiega said this 2314 days ago.
meaningless icon! You bring this out just a week after my order arrived! :(:( meanies!! :P Will be shopping with you again no doubt though!! Thanks :)
jenski said this 2314 days ago.
meaningless icon! Top hole old beans now take my money!
Sporridge said this 2313 days ago.
meaningless icon! About time but also brilliant!
White667 said this 2312 days ago.
meaningless icon! Brilliant news.
Fluffydave said this 2311 days ago.
meaningless icon! So should we Dutch lot also complain or are wheels already in motion for the rest of Europe's gadget craving geeks?
DAZL said this 2311 days ago.
meaningless icon! Oh, come on! The Brits and the Aussies get economy shipping and we other people in the EU still have to pay a bajillion dollars just to get one shirt?? ):
Amidee said this 2311 days ago.
meaningless icon! @DAZL @Amidee We're working on expanding this cheaper shipping elsewhere, promise! We're doing more testing now, even as I type this to you.
Raevyn W. said this 2310 days ago.
meaningless icon! Forget cheap delivery! Get your butts over here!!
atkinio said this 2308 days ago.
meaningless icon! do we still have to pay customs?
B00mLD said this 2307 days ago.
meaningless icon! This is truly great news and I will be using this method for all smaller shipments. Keep in mind that for bigger UK shipments we are a great option. <a href="http://www.globalrelocations.co.uk/shipping-from-uk/">Shipping UK</a>
shippin-uk said this 2227 days ago.
meaningless icon! P.S. Absolutely love the thinkgeek site.
shippin-uk said this 2227 days ago.
meaningless icon! I know i'm about a year late spotting this, but that sounds absolutely splendid! However, as B00mLD said at the time, it's the customs duty that makes the eyes water here somewhat! I had to pay something like $30 extra on two t-shirts a while ago, and that has sort of put me off (was worth it, but only just!) Any new info on that?
madimeoq84181hqsuhn said this 1968 days ago.
meaningless icon! finaly
jojothepanda said this 1967 days ago.
meaningless icon! Super late with this. But the Bag of Holding still costs a bomb to ship D:
MrMoonsin said this 1826 days ago.
meaningless icon! Good work American chaps..
Dante51 said this 1806 days ago.
meaningless icon! This made me happy… <3 Take all my Northern Irish money
Lady Carella said this 1511 days ago.
meaningless icon! i know this is an old thread... but i just have to say, these comments are hilarious to read, my mind instantly translates them in the typical British accent... which is weird seeing as i'm a brit myself :D
KaiKamakasi said this 1380 days ago.

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