Next weekend is a Bank Holiday throughout the UK, which means that I will have slightly different arrangements for processing your orders and dispatching them.
Please take the information that follows into account when planning your purchases.
I hope you have a very enjoyable holiday weekend.
EBAY DELIVERY ESTIMATES
The delivery estimates you see when buying on eBay are controlled and inserted by eBay, not the seller (although they appear to you to be part of my listings).
eBay are often too optimistic with their delivery estimates, especially at holiday times.
In general, sellers do not make offers of guaranteed delivery by a time, day or date where they can't (it would be illegal). Likewise, eBay themselves cannot guarantee delivery at a given time, day or date.
The eBay delivery estimates are a guide to minimum delivery times and do not take into account weather and other factors that can affect normal delivery performance.
My online shop will be open throughout the weekend for you to place orders.
My physical offices will be closed and un-manned from 1730 Friday 01 May 2015 to 0800 Tuesday 05 May 2015. This means that any messages you send to me via eBay during the holiday will be stored on eBay until my return.
My delivery agent is Royal Mail. They will not be collecting or delivering on Bank Holiday Monday 04 May 2015.
~ My last dispatch of orders before the holiday weekend will be on Fiday 01 May 2015. Dispatch will re-start on Tuesday 05 May 2015.
~ My sameday dispatch cut-off time is 0930. An order needs to be placed and paid for by that time for it to be dispatched to you that same day.
~ My standard shipping service is Royal Mail First Class. This service aims to deliver the next working day. It doesn't guarantee to do that and it can often take 2 working days or more. Working days are Mon to Fri (not weekends or Bank Holidays). This means that:
~~~~ Orders placed and paid for after 0930 on Thursday 30 April 2015 and before 0930 Friday 01 May 2015 will be dispatched on Friday 01 May 2015; with deliveries starting to take place from Tuesday 05 May 2015 (unless postie delivers on a Saturday where you are - in which case you may receive your order on Saturday 02 May 2015 - but remember, that's not guaranteed).
~~~~ Orders placed and paid for after 0930 on Friday 01 May 2015 and before 0930 on Tuesday 05 May 2015 will be dispatched on Tuesday 05 May 2015; with deliveries starting to take place from Wed 06 May 2015.