The IJ Mini went for its MOT last Monday for the first time in 8 years. It failed on a couple of minor issues. Returning home I ordered the bits necessary from MiniSpares and paid extra for 24 hour delivery. Considering I had placed the order by 1:00pm, I was expecting that the parts would be with me by lunchtime the following day. That would give me a day or so to refit everything and get it retested on the Friday. Well here we are, middle of the afternoon on the Friday and I'm still waiting for the parts.
Emails from Minispares indicated that it wasn't despatched from them until the Tuesday. The tracking number for DHL gave an error and when I contacted them on the Wednesday, they could find no details of a delivery to my address. Phoning MiniSpares to find out what was happening and all they did was to say that the parts would be despatched that day and gave a new tracking number - except it was the same number that I had already been supplied with. They also promised to refund the express carriage charge.
According to the tracking record the parcel was not collected from MiniSpares until yesterday and delivery is expected today "by end of day". Checking my bank account there has, so far, been no refund; nor has there been an apology either verbal or written.
First time I have had a problem with a supplier of the stature of MiniSpares and right now I'm not happy. As for DHL, although they have got my parcel to my locality within 24 hours, it will be more like 36-40 by the time I actually receive it.