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International Shipping Update

Royal Mail are back shipping International post and so are we!

All Good Then?

Well, we have our paperwork in order for BREXIT, and we’re shipping nice and quick as usual, however, things are understandably slower due to the extra large red tape that replaced the small red tape we got rid of when we left the EU and COVID continues to wreak havoc on the postal services to both UK and international shipping

All orders that were held due to Royal Mail suspending International Shipping has been posted and on the way to customers..

We Still Love Our International Friends!

International orders mean a lot to us, and we pride ourselves knowing we ship our products to every corner of the world.

Thanks.
— Andrew

Delivery Delays

All our postal / courier partners are experiencing massive backlogs at present with even 24hr packages being delayed 2 days or more in some cases. It seems the COVID, Christmas, and BREXIT have all created a perfect storm which is causing havoc across all delivery networks.

Unfortunately there is NOTHING we can do about this at present, and there is unfortunately no-one we can call or shout at to speed things up, once we have posted your item is is completely out of our hands.

It seems all first, second and signed for services are being processed at the same rate, so there’s not even any upgrades we can offer.

We ask everyone to be patient if waiting for a package from us, which I know is not what you want to hear but, this year has been crappy as it is without having to wait longer than expected for a package!

What We Are Doing To Help

Like any other time, we are preparing orders as soon as possible and ensuring all packages are dropped off at the couriers way before ‘cut off’ time or arranging pickup in good time, however as an extra effort, where possible we trying to drop off items off in the morning rather than the afternoon, just in case there’s more than one collection during the day.

What If The Item Is Too Late To Be Useful?

I get it, at this time of year, there’s a deadline for many of the products you order and if they don’t arrive in time for the big man arriving, they are just not needed any more, don’t worry, once the item arrives you can simply send it back and we’ll give you a full refund.

I hope you understand, we can not refund for items before they have arrived back here, I know this means the process will take longer than we all would like, specially when the journey back to us will no-doubt take longer than normal however we are a small company, and simply can’t refund without receiving the items back. Refunds are processed the very same day items arrive back with us.

Many Thanks For Your Understanding.

Black Friday Deals Live Now!

That’s right, this year we’re playing and have some pretty great deals on the website, honestly, we’re practically giving it away so don’t delay these great products won’t be at this price for long.

We’ve added a bunch of great products, including our great range of ID cards at up to 33% off, some of our most popular T-Shirts at a huge 46% off and the Morph face coverings at 40% off.. We’ve even thrown in some of our best selling dice at over 40% off.

Seriously, these deals won’t last long.

Christmas Saved By Huge Bubble Machine.

Bubbles lead to slipy floors.. take care

With just 4 weeks till Christmas our Zoom Christmas plans may change thanks to the Governments huge bubble machine.

Yes your plans to avoid donning pants for the whole of the festive season have been scuppered as the government announces
– Science be damned! it’s Christmas!!

Obviously with the potential to see our loved ones, it’s time to start being careful out there, limit your time in mobbed shops trying to grab a 3 for 2 soap on a rope offer, opting to shop at quieter times or even online! But where online sells a whole bunch of great things which would totally qualify as a gifts, most of them not even available on the high street? That’s right!

GRINCH! We must save the high street” I hear you cry.

Ok Ok, I’m not being a killjoy, just y’know consider a festive facemask! That way if you want to visit the high street you can be safe Why Yes!, Yes we do sell many styles of facemask, including festive ones.

9 Weeks Till Christmas..

Add a little magic to Christmas

I’ve never been a fan of early festivities and Christmas decorations in the shops in October has always made me grumble. However this year even I, the man whom the Grinch thinks should lighten up, am beginning to think it may be time to get going with this whole Christmas lark.

There’s 9 weeks to go till Christmas, and in previous years that worked out at 116 shopping days and therefore way too early to start worrying, but as I’m sure you’ve heard, we live in unprecedented times and without wanting to poke festive cheer square in the eye, this year if you plan on getting your Christmas shopping on the high street, we have absolutely no clue how many days the shops will be allowed to remain open!

Fear Not! Christmas Is Not Cancelled!

Christmas sure will be different, but you’ve Still got plenty of time to get prepared. If shopping for gifts on the high street make sure you shop early and stay safe, none of your loved ones want you to have to drop social distancing to grab a bargain so don’t leave it till the last minute.

Christmas is still going ahead for bluecyborg too! Unfortunately, you’re not going to find us at many Christmas markets this year so we’ve added a Christmas store to our website where you can see our Christmas specific products which we are adding all the time. we can also send gifts direct to your loved ones, just let us know you don’t want an invoice in the package which will save you both time and money!

Halloween Store Now Open

It’s almost the time of year when things gets a little spooky and while trick of treating may be off the cards, nothing can stop us from sitting on the couch, eating our own bodyweight in chocolate and sweets and throwing something scary on the TV.. no not the news, I’m talking horror! No seriously.. not the news.

Our Spooky Swag Store is now open offering great Halloween and horror themed products from t-shirts to facemasks, mugs to Zombie Hunting Permits

Kill The Virus, Not The Environment

Ok, I know, despite caring about environmental issues, I’m not normally one to harp on about it to you and don’t worry I’ll try and sell you stuff later but first..

If you’re using masks in public spaces, I must first of all thank you for doing so, not everyone is, and I hope with the new legislation more people will as we go forward and maybe we’ll get back to seeing you guys face to face. However if you’re using disposable masks, please, at the very least dispose of them properly. we’ve all seen discarded masks lying on the pavement, and while I may be happy to grab most trash and pop them in a bin as I walk past it sits very uneasy with me to do the same with a discarded mask.

I could show you photos of masks littering the street, wrapped around the necks of birds or even floating in the oceans to hammer this home, but I’m sure you’ve seen many of these already.. so I will simply ask, please take a moment to discard your PPE considerately.

Ok.. as promised, here it comes!

Ideally, I urge you to buy and use reusable face masks, (Why yes, we do sell washable face coverings), they are not only cheaper in the long run, unless you’re reusing the disposable ones in which case.. erm.. eewww, stop it.

Washable, re-usable face masks are:

  • great looking – with a masks in an endless range of colours and designs and even the ability to design your own mask there’s sure you’ll be able to find a mask that suits you.
  • cheaper than disposable – you can use them over and over! This isn’t going to be over in a week or so, so you can buy your masks now and use them for the duration.
  • hygienic – as they are washable you’re all good wearing one for a short amount of time and then grabbing another (rather than wanting to get your money’s worth of a disposable one).
  • comfortable – some of our masks feature adjustable ear straps so you can make them fit perfectly to your face, others have thick ear straps so they’ll not cut into the back of your ears, reusable masks are also available in various sizes and if a mask really isn’t for you, you can also try other types of face coverings.

Take a look at our range of masks using the links below:

Huge Dice Restock

The bizarre times we live in haven’t stopped us from our quest to bring you the finest dice in all the land and over the past few weeks we’ve had thousands of dice arrive at bluecyborg HQ including both restocks and new designs.

View All Our Dice

Among the many restocks are the Oblivion range, the popular Blood Splatter dice and the vibrant Toxic dice as well as some crystal and elemental sets.

We went a little mad with the new ranges introducing, among many others some new metal dice, two ranges of glitter dice, one with tons of small glitter particles and the other large glitter flakes. We also introduced a range of dice which look like they have colourful smoke trapped inside them and we also added the most beautiful range of dice we have ever seen in the space set featuring mesmerising colour combinations and shimmering glitter to boot.

Theres more on the way too so watch this space.

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All Systems Go!

You’ll have heard over the weekend lots of businesses close their doors for the health and safety of their customers and staff, and rightly so and we just thought we would update you on our situation and let you know why we’re not closing too.

I take the health and safety of the public very seriously, and as my only staff member I take my health and safety very seriously too.

bluecyborg runs out of a custom built unit in our garden, so the risk of meeting people on the commute is very low, there is also no Costa or McDonalds on the route. The only time I need to leave the unit or meet anyone face to face is for receiving deliveries and to drop off items at the post office.

  • Deliveries into our unit are done via contactless delivery
  • We frank our post which means we have a machine in our unit which prints the postage onto your item which is then placed in a bag which we drop off at the post office, we do not queue, touch or pass items directly to any member of staff.
  • At this time our stock levels are ok and all of our major suppliers are working as normal.
  • Royal Mail, our main delivery partner are working and are being considered as the 4th emergency service.

To continue operating during this tough time I have taken many additional steps to protect the health and safety of my customers and my family. Luckily having an 11 month old baby we own a contactless thermometer which we use every morning and night to ensure our family does not have a fever and before entering the office I give my hands an additional wash (printing items many of them which are white means hygiene was already high hand grease can affect the finish and no-one wants to receive a new item with grotty hand prints on them).

Our family is practising strict social distancing and urge you to take care of yourself and the vulnerable around you by doing the same.

Stay Safe, we’ll get through this!

COVID-19 Update

I’m guessing you’re not living under a rock and have heard of the little coronavirus pandemic going about and we thought you would like a COVID-19 update from your favourite company called bluecyborg.

First of all

We would like to wish you and your families well in these difficult times, and urge you all to stay safe, not only from the illness but also from misinformation by fact checking things you read on social media and remembering scary news sells papers.

How are we getting on?

Well, thanks for asking!

We’re currently all fit and healthy at bluecyborg, we are following all the advice from official sources like the government and the World Health Organisation and ignoring all the crazy tin-foil hat folks, so while we may well get to the point where we will have to buy the expensive, low quality toilet roll from the corner shop we will continue to process and post all our online orders as normal.

Even before this whole situation we washed our hands, many times even when we hadn’t just been to the toilet! But just to be sure we’re washing our hands even more during the work day as your health and safety is our primary goal.

Like most small businesses, and particularly in the events industry, we are foreseeing tough times ahead. A huge part of our business is going out to conventions and events and meeting and selling to you the public it’s something we not only love doing, we rely on it! To this end I would ask you to please keep buying our products online else we will have to survive on super-noodles and people are hording all the good flavours!

Ordering from bluecyborg.com, if you are self isolating

There’s nothing worse than a “You Were Out” card and having to traipse to the local postal depot at the best of times and when you can’t it must be hell so simply pop in the comments section during ordering that you would like your parcel leaving in a safe place (like the porch or recycling bin) and we will make sure that information is printed on the package, hopefully your postie will do their bit and pop a card through your door to let you know it’s safe.

Where can you visit us next?

Unfortunately while we like to stay upbeat and make jokes this is where we are really being affected by the coronavirus: COVID-19. We had planned to really step things up and attend many more events this year however many of the events we have booked or were in the process of booking have been postponed or cancelled. There are a few still in the calendar but we fear it’s only a matter of time before these too will be cancelled or postponed. We will keep you updated on this situation.