Using this Order Form is optional when you may wish to create your own. However, if you do create your own, you should always refer to this order form in order to create one with a suitable structure, and to obtain an highly accurate postage price. Please always quote the exact postage option (next to the postage value) if you do create your own order form, or else your order could be dispatched using a lower value postage option.
To open the Order Form then please select one of these links...
Order Form (Sterling Version)
Pay in Sterling (GBP) on-line through the PayPal and PPPay services or by using BitCoins.
Pay through your bank with a SWIFT / CHAPS / IBAN Transfer or pay Cash into any Lloyds-TSB branch.
Send me payment through the post with Cash, Postal Orders, Cheques or even Foreign Currency.
Order Form (Euro
Pay in Euros (EUR) on-line through the PayPal, PPPay and MoneyBookers services or by using BitCoins.
Pay through your bank with a SWIFT / IBAN Transfer.
Send me Cash through the post.
Order Form (US Dollar
Pay in US Dollars (USD) on-line through the PayPal, E-Gold and EvoCash services or by using BitCoins.
Pay through your bank with a SWIFT / CHAPS Transfer.
Send me Cash through the post.
Order Form - The Basics
To begin with, then if this is your first time using this Order Form then please carefully read this entire page before proceeding when this page will explain every possible aspect in order to avoid confusion.
The most basic thing that you should be aware of when looking at the automatic Order Form is that the fields coloured blue are ones that you can and should change as required.
However, the fields coloured in red are controlled by the Order Form by inserting the correct values automatically. To avoid user errors any user attempt to modify a red field will be deemed invalid by the Order Form and the correct value restored.
To briefly explain the whole process; then the automatic Order Form works by you selecting the Ordering Codes (eg ELVIS) for the items that you wish to purchase. The Order Form would then automatically fill in the Description, Price, Quantity, and Total Price for you.
If you wish more of this item then the default 1 quantity, then just select the Qty field, delete the "1" value, and then enter the quantity that you do require. Naturally, the Order Form will automatically adjust to this change by calculating a new Total Price for this group of items.
The second most important aspect, in order to obtain a final Total, is to select the Postal Options. As once the Order Form knows where it has to go to (by zone) and how, then the accurate postage cost can be calculated and the final Total returned.
There are other options to adjust as required, such as if you need to pay VAT. And for the description and use of every possible field then please see below.
Once the Order Form is complete, then either you can print it out and post it to me, or you can now pay for your order on-line using many different payment services.
Order Form - Fields
Code: In this field you should select the Ordering Code of the item that you wish to purchase. The Ordering Code can be found under the description for all of the items listed on other pages on this site. The Ordering Code is found on the line marked Ordering Code:, and where the actual Ordering Code is always coloured in blue.
Description: A brief description of the item selected by the Ordering Code in the Code field will be displayed automatically once the Ordering Code has been selected. This should naturally reflect the item that you wish to purchase, and is displayed to avoid accidental ordering of the wrong item.
Price: This is nothing more then the Unit Price of the item selected in the Code field. The price will be inserted automatically in order to avoid incorrect totals. Should the item in question provide multiple prices, depending on the quantity ordered, then the Order Form will automatically update the Price to the correct value for the chosen quantity.
Qty: The Quantity field should be set to reflect the number of the item selected in the Code field that you wish to purchase. The default value for this field will always be set to 1, but this value can be easily changed by deleting this number and typing a new quantity.
Total: Now the end item line total will contain the total price for the quantity of each item that you wish to purchase. This automatic price value is naturally calculated as the Unit Price multiplied by the Quantity.
Special Offers: This group of automatic fields will contain any Special Offers that applies to the current month. One example of a constant Special Offer free item is to select any two applicable card programmers (eg ALIEN and SMART2), as then the third Special Offer line will then contain one free SERIAL cable.
Total Item Weight: This automatic field will contain the total weight of all the selected items. This total item weight value you can check for yourself by adding up all the Gross Weight values as displayed on the item pages.
Total Package Weight: This field is just the Total Item Weight plus a rough estimate for the packing weight. This value will be a close estimate of the final package weight, which is then later used to provide a highly accurate postal cost.
Sub Total: Once at least one item has been selected, and the important Postal Options have been set, then this Sub Total value can then contain the total of all the Item Totals plus the additional cost for the Postage.
Pay VAT?: This important option should be set depending on the destination country, including if the customer is VAT registered or not. For each country this is as follows...
For the United Kingdom; containing England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Island, and all the small islands around our coast line, VAT always needs to be paid. This means that this option should always be set to "Yes 20%".
If however the destination is set to the Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm) then no VAT should be paid. To do this make sure that this option is set to "No 0%".
For other countries within the European Union; which happens to be Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus [Greek Part], Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden, VAT should always be paid (set to "Yes 20%") unless the customer is VAT registered and provides their VAT Registration Number in the Other Details field. With this VAT registered exception this option should then be set to "No 0%".
With all other country destinations this option should be set to "No 0%". However, you should be aware that depending on the destination, some country's Customs Service would charge VAT and/or Excise duty upon import, usually depending on order value.
VAT: If the Pay VAT? option is set to "Yes 20%", then this value is the VAT amount, which is naturally 20% of the Sub Total value. However, if the Pay VAT? option is set to "No 0%", then this value will always be set as zero.
TOTAL: Once every other automatic field has been entered then this final total is the accurate value for this order. This amount is the value that you should include with your Order Form when you send it to me.
I have included: The two lines starting with these three words should ideally be entered with the chosen payment type (eg; Cheque, US Dollars, Postal Orders) followed by the exact face value of the chosen payment type. This section is only for customers sending me orders through the post and so that I can confirm that what you have included matches what you believe you have included.
Customer Name: Enter here the name of the customer that the package should be addressed to. Ideally the first and last name should be mentioned as well as your title if desired.
Delivery Address: These six fields should include the full address for where the package has to be delivered to. Please remember that as most packages need to be signed for then the address should have at least someone available to meet the postal worker. For this reason you may wish to choose to use your work address instead of your home address.
Your e-mail address: You should ideally enter an e-mail address here which should be frequently checked for mail. Once you place an order then we will automatically send you a copy of this order but it is also needed should any problems turn up.
Other Details: Include here any other information that you feel is important. If you are VAT registered and require a VAT Invoice then enter your VAT registration number here so that I know you require one. You can also include any other contact details here like your phone number or mobile/cell number.
Destination Region: Here you should select the destination "zone" for where the order is to be sent to. As this option controls the postal cost then this setting needs to be correct in order to arrive at a valid order total.
The different "zone" options include the following countries... B>
United Kingdom: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and any island around this coast line.
Channel Islands: Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm.
Other Europe: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Azores, Balearic Islands, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Corsica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madeira, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Spitzbergen, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State.
World Zone 1: The countries of Abu Dhabi, Afghanistan, Ajman, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antiga & Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Ascension, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territories, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Christmas Island, Cocos Island (Keeling Island), Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo Democratic Republic, Costa Rica, Cote d'lvoire, Cuba, Curacao, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Dubai, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, French West Indies, Fujairah, Gabon, Gambia, Gaza & Khan Yunis, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bussau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macao, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherland Antilles, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Niger Republic, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Ras al Khaimah, Reunion, Rwanda, Sabah, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Helena, St Lucia, St Pierre & Miquelon, St Vincent & Grenadines, Sao Tome & Principe, Sarawak, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sharjah, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands, Spanish North African Territories, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tazania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Trinidad & Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Tunisia, Turks & Caicos Islands, Uganda, Umm al Qaiwan, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands (USA), Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
World Zone 2: The remaining countries of Australia, Belau (Palau), China (People's Republic), East Timor, Fiji, French Polynesia, French Southern & Antarctic Territories, Guam, Japan, Kiribati, Korea (Democratic People's Republic), Korea (Republic of), Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States), Mongolia, Nauru Island, New Caledonia, New Zealand, New Zealand Island Territories, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Island, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Island, Samoa (American), Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wake Island, Wallis & Futuna Islands, Western Samoa.
Select Postal Option: Here you can choose the options of Recorded & Insured (Inland Recorded / International Signed-For), Standard postage (1st Class Only), and the new Faster Postage Recorded & Insured Option (Special Delivery / International Priority). Standard postage is restricted to item totals (excluding Postage and VAT) of £35 and below. This option is only offered to reduce the postage cost on International Orders, and to allow for the delivery of orders that can fit through a letter box when no person is at home. Please note that such dispatches are done at the customer's own risk of unlikely loss or damage. Should you not wish to accept this risk, then my Recorded and Insured postal options cover all postal system loss and damage.
Pay by PayPal: Please see the Details link on my Order Forms for understanding PayPal's costs and limits before using this service.
PayPal is the most popular on-line payment system around; where it is fast, cheap and packed with features for you. However, I would prefer that customers use a different payment service should that be an option, when PayPal are expensive and not as good to sellers. They do at least support payments in GBP, EUR and USD making then very useful for payments in my 3 main currencies.
Pay by E-Gold: Please see the Details link on my Order Forms for understanding E-Gold's costs and limits before using this service.
E-Gold is the most popular of the virtual currency services, where since they are not that popular anyway, then that is why most E-Gold payments I receive come Eastern European countries like with Russia.
E-Gold is good if you have E-Gold funds already, but it is the usual virtual currency time and hassle moving your funds to E-Gold if not.
Pay by EvoCash: Please see the Details link on my Order Forms for understanding EvoCash's costs and limits before using this service.
EvoCash is my least popular on-line payment service due to the virtual currency, extra required steps to get money in and out, but at least they support a payment gateway to make life easier.
Pay by MoneyBookers: Please see the Details link on my Order Forms for understanding MoneyBookers's costs and limits before using this service.
Since MoneyBookers is my latest supported on-line payment service, where I have not yet discovered all that it has to offer, then I will add more details later. However, MoneyBookers seems like the ideal service for the people wishing to move money about across Europe.
What I mean is that you can load funds into your MoneyBookers account by issuing them a bank transfer to a local bank in your country, which can often be cost free. Once you have funds in your MoneyBookers account, then so can you send funds to other MoneyBookers customers like me.
Best of all is that they can process funds in the Euro currency, which combined with their low costs makes for a good way to pay me on-line using this currency.
1. The Order Form prints out over two (or more) pages.
As the order form is designed to print on one side of A4 paper, the most common mistake is to have margins set to a too high value resulting in each item line appearing over two lines. This mistake produces too many line to appear on the single page causing the print-out to usually take up two pages.
To correct this problem look under either the Print Options or Page Setup until you find the Margins option, then just lower the left and right values until the Order Form correctly prints to a single page. And for note my own suitable margins are set to the default of 19mm each, but you may require less.
Another mistake is to print the Order Form using the Landscape print option instead of the correct Portrait setting, where naturally the correction to this problem is obvious.
In some cases the print-out will still cover two pages due to font size, but anything below the Other Details field (as usually found on this second page) you do not need to send me, when I would only throw it away anyway.
2. Letters and Numbers are missing from the end of most fields.
This rare problem is no doubt due to the font size. You can try reducing the text size within the browser, but most likely this font size is controlled by the printer driver. So check your print system to see why it is using a too large font size.
3. The Total Item Weight field is always calculated as 0g. (FIXED)
This uncommon problem is most unhelpful, when any customer sending me an order form where the Total Item Weight is shown as 0g (zero grams), would in most cases be sending me the wrong payment. And as the Delivery Cost is most accurate, then I am not in the habit of dispatching orders until the correct postal cost has been paid.
This appears to be a browser fault, which has an unknown cause that I cannot duplicate. It is unclear what happens to cause this, when all other information is displayed correctly, when only the Total Item Weight is being wrongly calculated as 0g.
To help solve this problem the Order Form will now provide a warning if it detects this situation, where you should then follow the recommended "hit reload" advice in order to restart the Order Form. If that does not work out, then changing to using a non-faulty browser is now required.
The latest News here is that following my added code to warn people of this situation, then no new order form has been submitted with a 0g value since. I can only conclude that is was caused by a fault in one of the browser versions.
4. Sub Total incorrectly calculated on the NoChex confirm screen. (GONE AWAY)
This is the most rare problem of all, which make it a good idea for customers to always check their order details before sending them to me. As in this rare case these customers send me more payment then what they should have, which means that I can easily refund this overpayment via NoChex if they are really concerned with what is only a small amount.
I have totally no idea at all why this rare problem can occur, but since it seems to have gone away, then hopefully it won't return. Good news here is that it has not been seen in over a year, which is why I am happy to declare this problem is no more.
If you encounter other order form problems beyond those listed here then please let me know.