Have you tried ordering a single cell lipo in the uk?

I’ve just tried ordering a lipo for my battery shield and because royal mail will not touch them now , they have to send it via ups , so a £10 battey costs £17 to send.
A couple of years ago I orded a pair of 8600 4 cell lipo’s which are 1kg each battery from hobbyking on free post ,which came via the royal mail. Good times eh ?

Exactly these things led Particle to pull their Power Shield from the store, due to the excessive cost impact of delivery for the bundled LiPo.

Proto-pic (UK) have a DPD courier charge of GDP 4.67 A bit cheaper than others I’ve found.
Next Day DPD Courier £4.67
Only 1000mah though.


Thank you , that may have to do for now , because I`m not spending £17 on postage.