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    Dose anyone feel ripped off on shipping charges from Studebaker international The last few items I ordered were way over the top

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    For some reason shipping has gotten ridiculous. For example, I ordered a cut sheet of plexiglass for one of my projects. The cost of the plexiglass was $125. The shipping from Miami to Tampa was quoted at $365. Guess I am on my way to Miami.

    In another case, I was ordering a window replacement for a motorhome. The cost of the window about $500. The cost to ship - $700!
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    • #3
      Give a example. What was weight and box size and zip.
      You can also also reverse the above info and see how much it would cost to ship to SI.
      Don’t forget to add the cost of the box and packing materials. Don’t worry about adding in anything for your time.
      Mono mind in a stereo world

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      • #4
        Most of the increases with shipping have been due to rising oil prices. It will be interesting to see what happens now that the price of oil has taken a big dump over the past few weeks closing yesterday at $61 & change down from a high of $75!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by orecrush View Post
          Dose anyone feel ripped off on shipping charges from Studebaker international The last few items I ordered were wayover the top
          Yes, they charged me $15 to ship their catalog to me. It wasn't recently though, about 2 years ago. With shipping costs like that it's not worth buying from them.
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          • #6
            On smaller, cheaper Items if you do not request USPS you will likely get UPS for more cost, but with better insurance which protects both the Seller and the Buyer which COULD be why it happens.
            StudeRich
            Second Generation Stude Driver,
            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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            • #7
              I don't get it, just got a 4 new snow tires thru Amazon way below what they cost locally and they shipped for free. As we all know they didn't actually ship for free (UPS or FEDEX got paid), so they must build the shipping in the price of the tires.
              Dan Peterson
              Montpelier, VT
              1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
              1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)

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              • #8
                I don't get it either on the shipping. I bought a J-7 Champion spark plug on ebay for $1.50 with free shipping. It costs me $3.60 to mail a smaller and lighter package than the spark plug, which came in a small padded envelope. So, how can this guy sell and mail a spark plug for less than half what the postage alone costs me?

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                • #9
                  It is confusing. I recently got back into ham radio and have been purchasing a lot of gear. Most of it has been with 'free' shipping. To say the shipping estimates for the plexiglass and window is shocking is an understatement. Perhaps, some of the larger retailers have 'special' deals with the shippers and the shippers are making up the difference on the one-offs.
                  78 Avanti RQB 2792
                  64 Avanti R1 R5408
                  63 Avanti R1 R4551
                  63 Avanti R1 R2281
                  62 GT Hawk V15949
                  56 GH 6032504
                  56 GH 6032588
                  55 Speedster 7160047
                  55 Speedster 7165279

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dpson View Post
                    I don't get it, just got a 4 new snow tires thru Amazon way below what they cost locally and they shipped for free. As we all know they didn't actually ship for free (UPS or FEDEX got paid), so they must build the shipping in the price of the tires.
                    In Amazon's case, they have a negotiated volume discount with the shipping companies and the USPS. Many large companies do this. Example; I use McMaster Carr for a lot of purchases for our company. As there is a local distribution center nearby, I sometimes use "will call" to pick up an item. There are ALWAYS at least 6 UPS trailers being loaded at any time.
                    Money may not buy happiness, but it's more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than on a bicycle.

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                    • #11
                      Here at the school where I work we ship all the time and, because we use a postage meter to calculate and generate postage, we get a lower rate.
                      Ed Sallia
                      Dundee, OR

                      Sol Lucet Omnibus

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                      • #12
                        I just recently finished a repair to my dodge truck (camshaft / lifters) hemi engine. I had to order a lot of parts from a variety of vendors and my sole criteria for all of them was free shipping.
                        Mike Sal

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                        • #13
                          Some less scrupulus vendors will ship a part or parts that are faultily advertised as new or will or should fit for 1/4 of what other vendors are charging with the shipping price 2-3 times the average. If you are not satisfied they will gladly refund the the value of the part, do the math...

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                          • #14
                            weight & size

                            [The item I ordered was 8 little plugs for the v8 rocker arm shafts The weight is equal to app. 8 pennies The box size is 5 in. x 5 in. packing is paper









                            QUOTE=bob40;1134299]Give a example. What was weight and box size and zip.
                            You can also also reverse the above info and see how much it would cost to ship to SI.
                            Don’t forget to add the cost of the box and packing materials. Don’t worry about adding in anything for your time.[/QUOTE]

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                            • #15
                              Just ordered a water pump this morning from Rockauto, the shipping component is only $15.73 Canadian. Will be delivered to me by days end Friday Nov. 9th here in Canada...nothing to complain about on this.
                              Bill Foy
                              1000 Islands, Ontario
                              1953 Starlight Coupe

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