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roadking77

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Shipping Prices!!
« on: Today at 07:08:04 AM »
Not car related, but I just ordered 2 pieces of glass block as samples for a customer. The product cost $15. the shipping was almost $40.
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Re: Shipping Prices!!
« Reply #1 on: Today at 07:38:46 AM »
Yeah- I just sent two lightweight, yet large, pieces of interior to someone inMartinez, Ca.  UPS shipping was $73.33. Fedex was $80.37.  USPS was $62.25.  Just for a rear inner armrest panel and sail panel.
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Re: Shipping Prices!!
« Reply #2 on: Today at 08:46:55 AM »
Shipping costs are crazy and have kept me from buying many items through various sources.
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Re: Shipping Prices!!
« Reply #3 on: Today at 09:00:52 AM »
I feel like they price gouge. I ordered some parts for my truck from Rock Auto this weekend. My total was $45 dollars but only $24 was actual merchandise! Granted, they are coming from separate warehouses but it does make me wonder if you give up online price savings to shipping. I seem to recall exorbitant shipping charges from Classic Industries and Year One.
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Re: Shipping Prices!!
« Reply #4 on: Today at 09:32:42 AM »
Ya, I think because Amazon gives free shipping the shipping carriers are upping the charges to the general folks... That's my thinking anyway.
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Re: Shipping Prices!!
« Reply #5 on: Today at 11:08:06 AM »
Price we pay for the convenience of shopping online. I don't know how Amazon does it but small businesses don't have the resources to be able to control the market. I think it will only get worse.




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Re: Shipping Prices!!
« Reply #6 on: Today at 12:35:44 PM »
Rock Auto shipping seems to have taken a sudden turn for the worse.  The web site was different, the choices were different (Fed Ex), and the price was a whole lot more than I had grown accustomed to.

As far as the "general problem" it's unfortunate and that's all I know to say.  Fuel is obviously cheap now.  Shipping for one-time sales is not affordable.  Amazon is somehow able to offer it free.  I saw in the new Fed Ex said they are breaking up with Amazon.  So there is some realignment going on.

Maybe the USPS was holding the price down for everybody.
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Re: Shipping Prices!!
« Reply #7 on: Today at 12:50:09 PM »
I feel like they price gouge. I ordered some parts for my truck from Rock Auto this weekend. My total was $45 dollars but only $24 was actual merchandise! Granted, they are coming from separate warehouses but it does make me wonder if you give up online price savings to shipping. I seem to recall exorbitant shipping charges from Classic Industries and Year One.

Gotta watch the warehouses thing at Rock. Sometimes you can manage items to get from one warehouse.  Will not buy from Classic anymore.

USPS went up a bit earlier this year. I use them frequently for Lab-14 stuff which reminds me, I need to update my website.
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Re: Shipping Prices!!
« Reply #8 on: Today at 02:30:17 PM »
RockAuto is still ok so long as you get it all from one of their warehouses, as mentioned once you start getting multiple warehouses that kills it especially since they just use whatever boxes they have on hand versus making a package as small as possible to drop the shipping cost.  That and so long as you're able to use USPS for shipping it doesn't seem any worse than what it was in the past.

The stipulation with Amazon is to get the free shipping, or at least the 2 day, you have to be a Prime member though if you buy enough things you more than make up the membership cost just in shipping never mind all the digital media etc... that's included with being a Prime member.  Which I think 95% of my online shopping takes place on Amazon these days, so yeah...
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Re: Shipping Prices!!
« Reply #9 on: Today at 03:15:35 PM »
I wouldn't be surprised if shippers are offsetting small margins with Amazon by increasing the prices on the little guys.  Sucks for us.
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Re: Shipping Prices!!
« Reply #10 on: Today at 05:28:49 PM »
And you can look for items that have free shipping.  Check pricing but many of them are still cheaper than anywhere I can buy it. Many of my machining tools and supplies have been sourced from there. I bought a milling vice that is within .0001 parallel cheaper than anywhere and there were verified purchase reviews that were pretty good. Plus they have a no question return that works amazing. I don't know how they do it...
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Re: Shipping Prices!!
« Reply #11 on: Today at 06:51:29 PM »
Now that all of the stores are gone, and the only choice we have is online, of course shipping cost will escalate! Amazon built a distribution hub one town over, which is right off of I95. All I see now are Amazon trucks. I didn't even know that they had their own shipping (of course it makes sense). There are even tons of amazon sprinter vans running around. Although I haven't seen any of them making home deliveries yet.
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Re: Shipping Prices!!
« Reply #11 on: Today at 06:51:29 PM »
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