Re: OT-Kinda: Ordering Parts and Shipping Cost
- From: Luigi Zanasi <luigizanasi@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2011 10:42:46 -0700 (PDT)
On Apr 5, 10:07 am, Robatoy <counterfit...@xxxxxxxxx> 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 are
managed. 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
In my experience, shipping via the much maligned USPS and Canada Post
(and even Correos de México) is faster, cheaper and more reliable than
private sector couriers. This experience has proven true when I lived
in Newfoundland, New Brunswick and now the Yukon. Maybe it's because I
live in small relatively remote places. I don't know what it's like in
the big centres, but Canada Post has yet to screw up on me, while Fed
Ex and UPS have on a number of occasions. Actually DHL hasn't yet, but
I have hardly used them at all. Greyhound is good as was Canadian
Airlines/CP Air air cargo, but Air Canada does not do cargo to the
- Prev by Date: Re: OT-Kinda: Ordering Parts and Shipping Cost
- Next by Date: Re: Salvaging a Garage door torsion-spring
- Previous by thread: Re: OT-Kinda: Ordering Parts and Shipping Cost
- Next by thread: Re: OT-Kinda: Ordering Parts and Shipping Cost