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Anybody Used Holland and Barrett?


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She who must be obeyed, has asked me to ask you good folks if anybody has ordered anything from Holland and Barrett and have had the order delivered to France. It would appear they have just started shipping to Europe, it states that a courier is used for delivery. So just wondering if things have run smoothly with your order or have there been any problems?

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yes, they had a fantastic deal a few weeks ago with their buy one, buy the second for a penny offer, so I ordered a lot of their high-strength glucosamine and chondroitin. Everything went well, the order arrived by normal post I think, well at least we found it in our post box. When we run out (unlikely for a long time since I did a greedy order!) then I will definitely order from them again.
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Random example (difficult to compare apples with pommes, but..)

Gingko Biloba.

H&B sell 100 x 120mg capsules for £36.95 - plus postage to France, that's £43.90 or 44p a capsule

Maboutiqueaunaturel sell 30 x 180mg tablets for €21.90 or €25.85 with postage 86c a tablet.

You can get cheaper elsewhere but as with anything of this sort you need to look st the strength as well as the price.

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Norman, we don't have any local 'bio' shops only bio farms. The Tamari is wheat free/gluton free and I have never seen it in any of the supermarkets and I have checked the 'asian' section & 'health' sections. I asked for in once in a very large supermarket in Laval and they had no idea what it was and I was politely taken to the Soy sauce.

I had a friend (since died) who was diagnosed celiac she had a devil of a job getting gluten free food and always had it brought over from the UK. I don't have any health problems I just prefer Tamari to Soy probably something to do with the fact that it is fermented in barrels for around 18 months!.
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Thank you all for your replies.

Mrs G usually uses a company in America called iherb, which are really cheap with very reasonable postage, I think it is something like $4. Unfortunately recently one of her parcels went missing, iherb use DHL as their courrier, and the parcels are delivered in France by La Poste. We then received a letter from a company called France Distribution International, claiming to have her parcel and are asking for 26 euros in TVA and charges before delivering the parcel. If any TVA is due when La Poste deliver the parcel we pay the post lady on the doorstep, usually it is not more than 11 euros. My wife sussed if you keep the order below 60 dollars then no TVA is requested by the customs, so the fact that FDI are claiming to have her parcel and asking for 26 euros makes us think this company is fraudulent, so we have refused to pay. I have found a French website where a lot of French people are complaining about FDI, and have also had their parcels intercepted.

So getting back to the topic of this thread my wife is looking for an alternative for the time being, as we see what happens next with FDI, who have now sent us 3 letters asking for the 26 euros, all of which we have ignored. So she will be using H&B for the time being, although they are not as cheap as iherb.

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[quote user="NormanH"]Ah OK.

Down here we have this shop in Juvignac (Montpellier) who specialise, and will send their products, though I am not sure how they compare on price:

http://www.tout-sans-gluten.com/

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Sorry I've not replied sooner (still sorting the PS problem) thanks for link NH it looks a good site and if I find someone to share the delivery charges even better.
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