Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How can I contact you by phone?
A: We have now moved to a web based online company and as such we are no longer able to take general enquiries over the phone. This enables us to free up staff to deal with expediting orders and operate more efficiently. If you need to speak with us please use our online chat facitity or contact us by email as shown on the contact us page and we will respond as soon as possible.
Q: I am not a driving instructor, can I still buy from you?
A: Yes, you will have the option to checkout as a guest or register if you think you may make further purchases from us.
Q: Are these the latest editions?
A: The short answer is yes. The DVSA DO NOT release a new edition of any publication on a yearly or regular basis, it is only done when there are material changes that could affect the outcome of a test that an update will be made, therefore products that bear a printed date of say 2020, will still be valid until a newer version is released which could be 2022, 2023 or 2024 etc. Just because the book was published in say 2020 does not make it out of date if nothing has been released since. Sometimes changes are accompanied by a new ISBN however, if it is only a small change then the impression number only is updated. We DO NOT SELL older versions when a newer version becomes available, the old stock is destroyed and replaced with the newer edition. If you buy from us you will automatically receive the latest available edition.
Q: Do your prices included VAT?
A: Yes, books are zero rated for the purposes of vat. DVD product prices shown include VAT
Q: How long will it take for me to receive my order?
A: There are times when, due to the pressures of new publications being released, it may take longer than the usual 2-4 days. If you would like a priority service, we can usually offer this subject to stock for a fee of £9.50. If we are unable to fulfill this service the standard price will be charged and a refund made for the difference.
Q: How much will I be charged for postage?
A: Our web site has been programmed to recognise your delivery address and your order size, to ensure the cost to you is kept as low as possible. You will be supplied with your available delivery options and the cost, based on these variables before you check out.
Q: Why does my shopping cart not allow me to purchase more than a certain number of copies of a particular product?
A: It could be that the product you require is nearly out of stock, and maybe we only have a few copies of the product left in stock, in which case try reducing the quantity until you are able to checkout. Sometimes we have a limited special offer or DeskTop Deal that restricts the number of items you can buy at that price, usually it will say something like 'Limited to 1 copy per customer' on the product page. If you want to buy more than the specific offer allows then try doing a search for the product as it may be available in more quantities but at a different price.
Q: My goods have not arrived yet what should I do?
A: For all goods sent via Parcelforce and some Royal Mail services you will have been sent an e-mail informing you of the tracking number, just enter this number on Parcelforce's or Royal Mail's website to see the progress of your order. If the goods have not arrived in the expected timeframe please e-mail us remembering to include your order number and we will investigate to see if there are any exceptional problems that require intervention. Remember to allow 2-4 days for all orders sent other than via next day service. Most Royal Mail items are sent Tracked 24. For all items sent via Royal Mail we need to wait a total of 14 days after despatch before we are able to start an investigation into the whereabouts of the goods. In all circumstances you must notify us within 10 days of the despatch date if goods have not arrived. No responsibility can be accepted for goods after the 10 day period where we have not been notified of non-delivery
Q: I have just placed an order and now I realise I have ordered the wrong products, what should I do?
A: Orders are usually processed within a very short time frame, it is highly likely therefore that we will not be able to retrieve your order before despatch. However, in some circumstances particulary if the order was placed outside of office hours we may be able to cancel an order if you notify us promptly by email shown on the contact us page
Q: I am a Driving Instructor and I would prefer to have the goods sent direct to my pupils, what paperwork is sent with the orders.
A: No invoices are sent with orders if requested
Q: Your prices seem very low compared to other companies selling the same items, are they the genuine article and how are you able to sell so low
A: We are wholesalers for The Stationery Office who are the publishers of DVSA road user titles, we buy huge quantities and supply some of the most recognisable names in the industry, as such we can pass on the savings to everyone.
Q: My order contains a pre-order item, when will my order be despatched?
A: Any order that contains a pre-order item will be held until the pre-order item is in stock, then the entire order will be sent as onecomplete order. If you do not wish to wait and require the rest of the items delivered first then please place the pre-order item as a separate order.
Q: My question has not been answered here how can I contact you?
A: The best way to get an answer to your query is to use the Contact Us page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.