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Originally Posted by brakemeister
i have to get the hello kitty bag for sure ......
dunno if it is a racket..... he offers free shipping ( which is 10 bucks roughly) and sells the bags for 19.90 that seems to me allows him to make a 7 dlr profit before paying ebay and paying for gas to pick up the bags at Ikea .....
i seen much worse .....
remember not everybody lives in a big city with an ikea close by ..... might not be all that bad after all....
but than what do I know
Happy Holidays to you too.
I decided to visit the Ikea Website and their FAQs page for information on shipping their merchandise for the people too far from Ikea US stores. Here is what I saw:
4. How will my purchase be delivered when I order online?
Many of the items shown in the IKEA 2009 catalog can be delivered. Delivery across continental U.S. only (Puerto Rico, P.O. Boxes and APO addresses are excluded.) Hawaii & Alaska ship Parcel only, Truck deliveries are not available. We carefully choose the delivery service that is best to ensure that your order is delivered in premium condition. Orders are shipped from our supply warehouse by Parcel or Truck deliveries. Shipping and handling fees will be charged based on shipment weight/volume, delivery destination, and retail value of order. Please note, that changing your delivery address on the site does not change your delivery address for any orders other than those placed on the Internet.
Standard shipping for orders delivered via FedEx to postal code (Actually Nearby A Ikea Store!):
Most orders that weigh less than 70lbs and the order value is less than $200.00 will be delivered via FedEx.
Actual shipping and handling rates will vary based on the weight and the merchandise value.
Below are examples for your area:
Estimated Shipping Cost
$0.00 - 20 1-6.9 lbs $19.15
Not only most anything (not just the bag) is far more expensive shipping even nearby a store, but it is a real hassle to order. I agree with you, Thor. Not everyone lives near an Ikea store. And the major shipping Websites like Amazon does not "do" Ikea. But I would pass myself. Or have a friend ship or bring a bag to me.
Originally Posted by Doohickie
No worse than people buying garage sale bikes for $10 and selling them on CL for $100.
It's called capitalism.
If they clean and fix the bikes up, then it is worth the money (you have to factor in time and taking it to a bike shop for it's overhaul-a lot of hassle). If the bike is just shipped "as is" (nothing done to it), not advertised in the ad as such, and the pricing does not reflect this, then it is not worth it. There is Classic Capitalism that is based in the smooth operations of a given community, and there is the New Capitalism that is running amok existing only to make a quick profit right now. Which one would you like to live in?