Price Comparison - Signal Box and Gaugemaster

Here's a small basket I created on Signal Box:

Product Number 	Product Title 	Price 	Quantity 	Total 	Action
R910 	RAILJOINERS (FISHPLATES) - - 	?1.20 		?4.80 	
R8087 	TRACK CLEANING RUBBER - - 	?1.40 		?1.40 	
R638 	"00" ROLL OF FOAM UNDERLAY - - 	?5.65 		?5.65 	
R207 	TRACK FIXING PINS - - 	?1.20 		?3.60 	
R083 	BUFFER STOP - - 	?0.99 		?4.95 	
TOTAL: 	?20.40
UK standard post ?4.00

Here's the same list on Gaugemaster:

 R8087  	 HORNBY OO TRACK RUBBER   	 1  	?1.40  	
R207 	HORNBY OO TRACK FIXING PINS 	3 	?1.50 	
R910 	HORNBY OO FISHPLATES 	4 	?1.20 	
R638 	HORNBY OO ROLL OF UNDERLAY 	1 	?6.50 	
R083 	HORNBY OO BUFFER STOP 	5 	?1.00 	
Sub Total: ?22.20
Free 2nd class delivery, ?1.50 for First Class.

For The Model Centre:

Product Id	Details	Your Price 	Quantity
381	R083 BUFFER STOP	?0.90	
434	R910 FISHPLATES	?1.08	
428	R8087 TRACK RUBBER	?1.26	
382	R207 TRACK PINS	?1.35	
409	R638 ROLL OF UNDERLAY	?5.85	
Total		?19.98
?5 for Citylink delivery.

And for Station Master Direct:

Quantity  Name  Item number  Unit price  Amount  
5  Buffer Stop   R083  ? 0.89 ? 4.45
3  Track Pins   R207  ? 1.25 ? 3.75
1  Roll of Underlay - Save ?2.50   R638  ? 4.00 ? 4.00
1  Track Rubber   R8087  ? 1.15 ? 1.15
4  Fishplates - Pack of 12   R910  ? 0.99 ? 3.96
     
  Amount:  ? 17.31  
  Shipping costs:  ? 2.00  
  VAT included (17.5 %):  ? 2.88  
     
  Total:  ? 19.31 

Despite the Model Centre and Signal Box being marginally cheaper, you have to watch out for post charges. Station Master has cheaper prices overall, and only a small shipping charge. On this occasion, Station Master Direct comes out cheaper.


Comments

by John S on 26 July 2005 Reply
I place the above order with Station Master Direct on Sunday evening, and it arrived, no problems, at work on Tuesday. Good service!

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