I'm a casualty from the collapse of RF but I still plan to build a GT40. However I'm now extremely nervous of parting with any funds for another kit without adequate purchase protection in place. I'm looking at an overseas purchase from the UK and the options would seem to be a) Pay by credit card with a premium of around 3% (a case in March this year indicates that UK based credit card companies must extend their purchase protection terms world-wide) b) Put funds into an ESCROW account c) Buy payment protection insurance cover d) Use PayPal (although this seems limited to £500 and supply within 20 days).
My potential supplier has indicated that he could not accept ESCROW which therefore means that protection is even more vital. My choice seems to lie in finding the cheapest reputable cover for option a) credit card or c) payment protection insurance.
I'd appreciate any advice or information from members.