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Old 11th Feb 2016, 4:48 pm   #21
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From suppliers on AliExpress (http://www.aliexpress.com),
I have bought these kits:

"S66E" transistor radio kit: 4 for 11.60 (free postage)
The instructions are only in Chinese, which just added to the entertainment.
Do you have a link to that?

I've tried just searching for S66E but can't tell from the Chinglish translation how many I'd be getting!

A pack of 4 for that price would be great for the kids
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Old 12th Feb 2016, 11:50 am   #22
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I ordered a DSO138 kit on February 8th and that's got free shipping....
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Old 12th Feb 2016, 3:41 pm   #23
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Do you have a link to that?
Well, that was two years ago, when the dollar (which all these prices are quoted in) was about 1.67 to the pound as against the 1.45 it is now. http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-...87566966.html? is an offer of four for $18 with free postage, but $18 is about 12,50 plus any foreign currency surcharges or exchange rate penalty.

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Old 13th Feb 2016, 6:44 am   #24
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I would have bought more from the likes of Aliexpress or Bangood, but it is the postage charge that is the problem. The sites are an umbrella on which many advertise their wares, so there isn't the opportunity to combine postage if shipping 4 sets if from different suppliers. There are interesting kits, the postage charge makes me think twice.
The little D08 AM TRF wound up costing me between 14 and 15 pounds inc postage.
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 11:25 pm   #25
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Well, that was two years ago, when the dollar (which all these prices are quoted in) was about 1.67 to the pound as against the 1.45 it is now. http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-...87566966.html? is an offer of four for $18 with free postage, but $18 is about 12,50 plus any foreign currency surcharges or exchange rate penalty.
Thanks. Yes I see they have gone up a bit.
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Well, I've just looked at Andy's link (radioman) and the postage was 2.60 so with the radio that's 6.33. Not too bad. I have two grandsons that I might try these on when they're a bit older.
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