Re: OT-Kinda: Ordering Parts and Shipping Cost
- From: FrozenNorth <frozenNorth123@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2011 13:19:52 -0400
On 4/05/11 1:07 PM, Robatoy wrote:
On Apr 5, 9:54 am, "Lee Michaels"<leemichaels*nadaspam* at comcast
dot net> wrote:
"RonB" wrote ...> I cannot figure out how some companies determine how deliveries aremanaged. I just received a switch for our Nordictrac treadmill about
20 minutes ago. Low-end switch with a $3 price tag plus $7 shipping.
It came UPS! I checked the tracking about the time he pulled in the
driveway and when he handed it to me it was its 11th transaction. The
package was a small padded envelope about the 2/3 size of a deck of
cards. Even the UPS guy said he didn't understand why they didn't put
a stamp on it.
I hear ya.
I had to track down and buy some small electronic components recently.
These things will fit into the palm of your hand or in an envelope. They
are hard to find, can not be purchased locally and are only carried by a
couple companies. Some of these guys want $8 - $15 for shipping and
handling. At least some one else is paying for it. Three of the items cost
less than the shipping.
I switched from several suppliers to those who will send me stuff via
Example: A box of insert blades for one of my routerbits, a box
smaller than a match-box, can vary in shipping (and in my case duty
and custom clearing fees)
UPS $ 44.00
USPS $ 9.00
Both include shipping and border fees.
Here's the catch, some will not ship USPS because you can't track the
shipment. I will take a chance on an $ 80.00 item and keep $ 35 in my
I ordered something last week, it was only coming from Scarborough, they charged $12 shipping via Canada Post, if I drove there myself it might have been $6 in gas, plus an hour of my time.....package arrived with $3.50 in postage on it. Ummm, hello.
The system will be down for 10 days for preventive maintenance.
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