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Old 03-10-06, 04:14 PM   #1
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Part $4.50, $350.00 for Shipping

Future bike parts purchase. Seems like this is where we're heading. I purchased a 1" long thermal resistor for my dryer today - $4.50 and $6.95 for shipping.
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Old 03-10-06, 04:19 PM   #2
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If they cut the prices to stay competative the dealer has to make it up somewhere what with raising transport/fuel costs. The lbs is looking better all the time.
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Old 03-10-06, 04:40 PM   #3
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Shipping is my biggest headache in biz, bar none. Especially shipping to the States from elsewhere. I give a good value for shipping, I won't trust anything that doesn't provide Proof of Delivery and insurance, yet no matter how hard I try shipping costs tend to be in the range of 10% or slightly more for any given customer. Mind you the least expensive ware we have available is a t-shirt or something, but it still holds true for larger items. I've gotten used to taking a small loss on S&H just to keep people happy it's worth it but I wish there were a better way.
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Old 03-10-06, 08:16 PM   #4
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just be glad none of you have to ship stuff to hawaii........sucks
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Old 03-10-06, 08:19 PM   #5
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On the other hand, during the recent Dubai ports kerfuffle, I read a story that due to the miracle of containerized shipping you can now send a shipping container weighing 30,000 lbs between any two ports in the world for no more than $1800. It's getting stuff the last mile to your house that costs.
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yeh we need more Asians or others from 4th world countries to move to the USA and work for 100$ a month that would cut costs
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Shipping costs have skyrocketed with fuel prices. UPS has had three increases in the past 8 months. If the seller is shipping via UPS for $6.95 he is probably taking a small loss on shipping. $1.65 of that $6.95 is just the extra required for a residential delivery. Sorry, that's how it is.
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yeh we need more Asians or others from 4th world countries to move to the USA and work for 100$ a month that would cut costs

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