Last Posting Dates For Christmas
If you are taking part in one of the many Secret Santa schemes, such as that being run by BoardGameGeek then please include a small message in the 'Shipping Instructions' to let us know so that we don't send the Recipient the name and address of their Santa.
Royal Mail Last Posting Dates are:
Wednesday 3 December - Asia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand
Thursday 4 December - Australia
Friday 5 December - Africa, Caribbean, Central & South America, Middle East
Monday 8 December - Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece
Tuesday 9 December - Canada, Poland
Friday 12 December - USA
Saturday 13 December - Western Europe (excluding Greece, Poland)
Friday 19 December - UK (1st Class / Royal Mail 24)
Parcelforce Last Posting Dates are:
Friday 12 December - Finland, Greece, Norway, Portugal
Monday 15 December - Italy, Sweden
Tuesday 16 December - France, Spain
Wednesday 17 December - Denmark, Switzerland
Thursday 18 December - Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands
Friday 19 December - USA / Canada
Monday 22 December - UK Highlands & Islands / Northern Ireland (PF24)
Tuesday 23 December - UK (PF24)
For more details or if your country is not shown you can look up the Royal Mail and Parcelforce websites respectively.
Shipping costs are determined according to the weights of the product(s) bought.
Royal Mail and Airmail packages are collected about 1pm each working day.
Parcels for Parcelforce are collected around 4pm each working day.
Where items are in stock we process your orders the same or next working day, where items are not in stock then we attempt to restock as quickly as possible. If you need the item urgently then please call us on our FreePhone number (0800 970 2731) and we'll check stock levels for you.
New releases normally arrive with us on a Tuesday but are occasionally later in the week.
A despatch email is sent to your email address when the item is handed over to the delivery company, with Parcelforce that will include the Parcelforce Tracking Reference.
Customers are offered a choice between Royal Mail 1st Class service and Parcelforce 24 for orders below 2kg, above 2kg only Parcelforce 24 is offered.
The Highlands & Islands of Scotland and Northern Ireland are separated as destinations but prices for mainland UK are currently applied, however, the delivery service used may differ.
Parcelforce 24 is generally a next day delivery following despatch, this doesn't include the Northern Ireland or the Highlands and Islands of Scotland which take an additional day.
Orders below 2kg are generally sent Airmail Small Packet, above this weight they are despatched using Parcelforce.
For some Eastern European countries we have switched to UPS Economy service as this can be cheaper than Parcelforce and takes about 1 week for delivery. This is a tracked service so you can see the progress of your parcel from the time it is booked in all the way through delivery.
Determining Shipping Charges
You can calculate delivery charges by adding the product(s) to the shopping cart and then starting the checkout process, enter the country you would like us to ship to, press Next and the default shipping will be shown with other shipping options further down the screen in a dropdown box.
For UK and EU deliveries VAT is applied if the item(s) purchased are VAT'able, if the products are mixed then the VAT is calculated pro-rata. This is in line with the VAT Guide and Notice 700/24 Postage and Delivery Charges.
VAT is not charged on orders to non-EU countries, in this instance product costs are reduced in line with the current UK VAT rate.
At this time Games Lore Ltd are only able to handle orders from the UK, EU and other selected countries automatically, we apologise if this causes inconvenience. If you would like to purchase from our site and your country is not currently included please email and ask for us to load the shipping table.
Note that we can't currently ship to the USA and Canada as our Insurers specifically exclude this due to the risk of litigation. Apologies if this causes problems.