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MCP e-Store

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by GiddyG, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Had a look at the MCP e-Store yesterday... I am not into displaying certs on the wall in the office at work (got them on the wall in my office at home instead... 8) )... but thought I might buy myself one of the little leather wallets, as a keepsake for passing my first MS exam.

    Went through the whole process of adding to cart, going to checkout, only to find the item in question would cost me an arm and a leg to ship to the UK... :ohmy

    I emailed the e-Store people, asking id I could order through MS in Reading, UK. They didn't answer my question, merely pointed out that shipping prices were set by UPS. Great! But... can I get my wallet from MS in the UK? :x

    Are MS daft? Or is it only me who feels they may be missing the trick here? Surely they'd sell more 'merchandise' in the UK (maybe they do...:rolleyes:) if UK residents could actually buy/ship in the UK.
     
  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    That's why I haven't ordered from the MCP store, P&P is more expensive that alot of the items :rolleyes:

    -ken
     
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  3. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    I would actually escalate it, but there is nowhere that you can escalate to... ridiculous! :mad
     
  4. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    I'll buy a bunch of stuff, ship it over to you, and you guys can distribute it from there. :p
     
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  5. BosonJosh

    BosonJosh Gigabyte Poster

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    The MCP e-store is actually handled by a 3rd-party, not by Microsoft, so it's unlikely that you could get the item from MS in Reading.
     
  6. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Heh heh... we could set up the UK distribution arm of the e-Store... 8)
     
  7. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    They must be blind to the money they're losing by not having a UK arm. Do they think all MS techs earn £80k pa?
     
  8. NightWalker

    NightWalker Gigabyte Poster

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    I wish all MS techs did earn £80k pa, I could have so much more fun on the weekends!
     
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