EDAboard.com | EDAboard.eu | EDAboard.de | EDAboard.co.uk | RTV forum PL | NewsGroups PL

RS Components - packaging

Ask a question - edaboard.com

elektroda.net NewsGroups Forum Index - Electronics AUS - RS Components - packaging

Sylvia Else
Guest

Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:30 am   



They seem to have some strange ideas there. Sometimes a whole bunch of
stuff arrives in a padded bag barely big enough for the task. At others
times they'll send 10 half watt resistors in a box as big as a half
litre milk carton, stuffed with missing matter.

I can only assume that they don't pay the courier by volume.

Sylvia.

news16
Guest

Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:30 am   



On Sat, 20 Aug 2016 13:27:50 +1000, Sylvia Else wrote:

Quote:
They seem to have some strange ideas there. Sometimes a whole bunch of
stuff arrives in a padded bag barely big enough for the task. At others
times they'll send 10 half watt resistors in a box as big as a half
litre milk carton, stuffed with missing matter.

I can only assume that they don't pay the courier by volume.


Minimum fee?
Probably what the packer had to immediate hand.

Computer Nerd Kev
Guest

Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:31 am   



Sylvia Else <sylvia_at_not.at.this.address> wrote:
Quote:
They seem to have some strange ideas there. Sometimes a whole bunch of
stuff arrives in a padded bag barely big enough for the task. At others
times they'll send 10 half watt resistors in a box as big as a half
litre milk carton, stuffed with missing matter.


Same experiance here. But at the end of the day, if the components
don't arrive damaged then the packaging was obvious sufficient.

> I can only assume that they don't pay the courier by volume.

As they can happily send things with next day delivery to my
location in the middle of nowhere without charge, I can only
imagine that they must have some bulk deal with Toll where
every package costs the same (presumably up to some maximum
quantity/volume which they don't expect to reach).

--
__ __
#_ < |\| |< _#

Sylvia Else
Guest

Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:30 am   



On 21/08/2016 9:31 AM, Computer Nerd Kev wrote:
Quote:
Sylvia Else <sylvia_at_not.at.this.address> wrote:
They seem to have some strange ideas there. Sometimes a whole bunch of
stuff arrives in a padded bag barely big enough for the task. At others
times they'll send 10 half watt resistors in a box as big as a half
litre milk carton, stuffed with missing matter.

Same experiance here. But at the end of the day, if the components
don't arrive damaged then the packaging was obvious sufficient.

I can only assume that they don't pay the courier by volume.

As they can happily send things with next day delivery to my
location in the middle of nowhere without charge, I can only
imagine that they must have some bulk deal with Toll where
every package costs the same (presumably up to some maximum
quantity/volume which they don't expect to reach).

Sometimes I feel a bit guilty when I order just $1 worth of resistors
from them, which they put into a box, and courier to me free of charge.
It's hard to believe they make a profit on that kind of transaction.

Still, I do buy other stuff from them, and I remind myself that this is
the business model they've chosen.

Sylvia.

Computer Nerd Kev
Guest

Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:07 am   



Sylvia Else <sylvia_at_not.at.this.address> wrote:
Quote:
On 21/08/2016 9:31 AM, Computer Nerd Kev wrote:
Sylvia Else <sylvia_at_not.at.this.address> wrote:
They seem to have some strange ideas there. Sometimes a whole bunch of
stuff arrives in a padded bag barely big enough for the task. At others
times they'll send 10 half watt resistors in a box as big as a half
litre milk carton, stuffed with missing matter.

Same experiance here. But at the end of the day, if the components
don't arrive damaged then the packaging was obvious sufficient.

I can only assume that they don't pay the courier by volume.

As they can happily send things with next day delivery to my
location in the middle of nowhere without charge, I can only
imagine that they must have some bulk deal with Toll where
every package costs the same (presumably up to some maximum
quantity/volume which they don't expect to reach).

Sometimes I feel a bit guilty when I order just $1 worth of resistors
from them, which they put into a box, and courier to me free of charge.
It's hard to believe they make a profit on that kind of transaction.

Still, I do buy other stuff from them, and I remind myself that this is
the business model they've chosen.


Many components can be particularly more expensive than other suppliers
though. Perhaps when you pay for a larger order you're effectively
paying the cost of them sending all the other small orders due to a
fixed postage mark-up on all items. This may be to attact the business
of people developing products who may later make larger orders, while
they don't expect their existing large customers to be put off by the
increased cost to them.

Well, that's just my theory. In any case they haven't gone broke, so
it can't be working too badly.

--
__ __
#_ < |\| |< _#

elektroda.net NewsGroups Forum Index - Electronics AUS - RS Components - packaging

Ask a question - edaboard.com

Arabic versionBulgarian versionCatalan versionCzech versionDanish versionGerman versionGreek versionEnglish versionSpanish versionFinnish versionFrench versionHindi versionCroatian versionIndonesian versionItalian versionHebrew versionJapanese versionKorean versionLithuanian versionLatvian versionDutch versionNorwegian versionPolish versionPortuguese versionRomanian versionRussian versionSlovak versionSlovenian versionSerbian versionSwedish versionTagalog versionUkrainian versionVietnamese versionChinese version
RTV map EDAboard.com map News map EDAboard.eu map EDAboard.de map EDAboard.co.uk map