BOC Volkszone Offer

  1. skotl

    skotl Forum Supporter

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    It's all very straightforward so you should get the deal without having to argue / haggle.
     
  2. pickupminimad Member

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    I got mine set up via Stuart Anderson (email on first page) all done via email. Current prices:

    Y size argoshield
    gas 25.60
    Surcharge 1.31p
    Rental 37.40 per year

    Y size pureshield argon
    Gas 31.34
    Surcharge 1.31p
    Rental 54 per year
     
  3. kitkopool

    kitkopool Member

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    thank you.
     
  4. steviec_lj

    steviec_lj Rust Welding Professional

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    The surcharge, is this the daily cost/environmental charge I've heard of in previous discussions?
     
  5. Bill Edwards Member

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    I understand it's just a price you pay each time to get another bottle.
     
  6. steviec_lj

    steviec_lj Rust Welding Professional

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    So a "one off" charge kind of thing, that applies to each transaction. Ok, cool, brings my calculations down a little.

    Although, I may be becoming a rent free provider yet..
     
  7. Wallace

    Wallace Member

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    Just checked my Argoshield rental, £37.40 + Vat so £44.88.
     
  8. pickupminimad Member

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    Yeah just checked it is plus vat :whistle:
     
  9. zardoz

    zardoz Old school Socialist

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    Thats weird. I never got charged VAT then. :)

    I thought it was this price, below. I remember him saying something about it being a good price. He had never heard of the Volkzone offer before.

    Y size pureshield argon
    Gas 31.34
    Surcharge 1.31p
    Rental 54 per year

    I know it was definitely under £85 quid, as i got 80 out the hole in the wall and had a fiver in my pocket. So the guy must have charged me less or cant add up.


    Even if im remembering some of it wrong, im no more than a few quid out it was definitely under 90 as i have just checked what i took out the bank.
     
  10. Wallace

    Wallace Member

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    Just had a bill in from BOC, prices as you say Zardoz £31.34 and £1.31 + Vat for a Pureshield Argon. Need to look at my O/A setup as the Y Oxygen rental has just come in too at £109.68. Ouch!
     
  11. kitkopool

    kitkopool Member

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    yeah but always want to charge delivery about 17 pounds after vat even if i want to collect or drop bottle.
    apparently if you hobby welder and for private usage u need to pay.
    ridiculous !
     
  12. Wallace

    Wallace Member

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    That applies to the normal BOC rate not the Volkszone deal.
     
  13. kitkopool

    kitkopool Member

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    ok then
    so im a hobby welder and welding is my passion.
    how to get cheapest price on pure argon ?
    anybody got some ideas?
    im able to collect and drop the bottle
    my goal is to have 20 lit size Y bottle
    I live SOUTH WEST

    thanks guys
     
  14. Wallace

    Wallace Member

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    How many bottles do you use per year?
     
  15. kitkopool

    kitkopool Member

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    the less is better
    dont know
    just started fabricating at home in my garage
    hard to say.
    i wanna keep bottle for 2 3 moths aprox
     
  16. Wallace

    Wallace Member

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    If you get a Pureshield Argon on the Volkzone offer and return it when finished BOC should refund the rental for the outstanding months at £5.40 per month.
     
  17. julianf

    julianf Member

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    Just called up the number on the first page to get the paperwork mailed over.

    This is todays price on pureshield argon -

    gas 32.44
    climate 1.36
    rent 55.90
    ysize - 230 bar 20litre (4.7cubic m)

    ex vat
     
  18. B@man New Member

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    And for Argoshield Light mix
    gas price 26.20
    surcharge 1.36p
    rental £38.70 per year
    sizeY cylinder.

    Apparently this is their standard "private account price" which just happens to be in line with the Volkszone offer. I guess they where loosing business to the rent free options, the also confirmed that the rental on the cylinder would only increase by 3.5% max per year.
     
  19. eSCHEn

    eSCHEn Bit Wrangler

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    Just got my first bottle of Pureshield Argon this morning on the deal. Prices were identical to Julian's.

    Edit: Forgot to add - Gary Dyson has moved departments but the chap (Charlie) on the phone did it all no bother. I think the Volkszone offer is well known in the sales department.

    ATB
     
  20. My Argoshield from Adams Gas ran out last week and was considering switching to the BOC Volkszone offer as I have been following this thread.

    For my Adams Gas which is a 9Ltr bottle 93% Argon, 5% CO2 and 2% Oxygen cost me £36 for a refil and I paid about £50? one off deposit a couple of years ago. As these bottles are only filled to 137 Bar switching to the BOC Volkszone deal seems sensible?

    Is the Y Cylinder 9 or 20 Ltrs? - Sorry just read above, it's a 20Ltr bottle - definitely cheaper than what I am currently paying and loads more gas by a mile :-) Just off to my local Wellington Welding to see if they can set it up here otherwise i'll phone BOC?
     
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