For new customers we require payment by one of the following methods before we can ship a product:
- Cheque – must be in pounds British sterling, drawn on a U.K. bank.
U.S. and Non E.C. Customers – you may write a check in U.S. dollars from an American Bank, but please note there will be an additional charge of 12.00 pounds plus 2½% of the invoice amount for payment by a U.S. check. This is to cover foreign transfer and other bank charges in this country.
- Credit and Debit Cards – we accept Visa and Mastercard. Please provide the full name and address of the card holder (the address at which the card bill arrives), card number and expiration date, and the three digit CSV/CSC number on the back of the card.
U.S. and Non E.C. customers should note that there are no currency conversion charges when paying by credit card.
- Bank Transfer – Normal electronic funds transfers are fine, great and wonderful, especially if you could be gracious enough to let us know by email that they have happened. However, if people have to get involved with the bank, there is a fee of 20.00 pounds, necessary to cover our bank charges. Please contact us for our bank details.
If you have purchased anything from us before, you need only send us your purchase order information and we will issue you an invoice. Our terms are payment within 30 days. Goods remain the property of MPE until paid for.
EU countries and VAT
All British customers are charged VAT. If you are from another country within the European Community, please send us your VAT registration number (including the country code), if you have one. Otherwise we are obliged to charge VAT at the current UK rate, 15%.
Pricing and exchange rates
Go to the pricelist page.
The Euro and US dollar prices are updated twice daily, based on information supplied by the European Central Bank. For more information on ECB exchange rates, click here.