Yes their shipping rates are very fair, I agree. BUt their costs are astronomical in many instances, ESPECIALLY raw material. We place 2-3 orders from McMaster per day at work, in the engineering dept. When I came on board, I told them I refuse to buy raw material from MCMaster anymore unless it is a dire emergency. Now, we order from metalexpress.com ---- 1/2 the cost, and we have it in 2 days instead of one.