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Old 07-15-2019, 04:36 PM   #1
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Ordered a set of head studs and nuts - checked two of the top vendors - one vendor listed $17.59 shipping and another listed $14.95, but only charged $10.50. It pays to check them out! I normally buy from the first vendor, but they screwed themselves on shipping with this order.
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Old 07-15-2019, 05:31 PM   #2
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We would have charged $7.50 shipping as that would fit in a Small box flat rate USPS....

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Old 07-15-2019, 05:40 PM   #3
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That seems a bit sensitive to me. You would freak if you knew what we have to pay in freight! Prices START at $44.
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Old 07-15-2019, 05:53 PM   #4
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USPS Priority Flat Rate shipping is extremely affordable. If one goes on USPS.COM, one can get shipping boxes sent to you for FREE. They have many more Flat Rate sizes online than are available at the Post Office.

Small: $7.80 Medium: $14.35 Large: $19.95

And remember! As long as it fits, it can weigh up to 70 pounds! Good way to send bricks of steel or lead, huh?
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Old 07-15-2019, 06:02 PM   #5
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It pays to check them out!
So why didn't you?
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Old 07-15-2019, 07:01 PM   #6
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We would have charged $7.50 shipping as that would fit in a Small box flat rate USPS....

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EVERYTHING I buy for my Model A comes from Bertís - - they are TREMENDOUSLY knowledgeable and personable and additionally, they ONLY charge for actual shipping charges, no handling fees!
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Old 07-15-2019, 07:41 PM   #7
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I try to buy what I can from Canadian vendors but when I have to buy from Bratton's or Snyders even a small box with a few light parts can run $25- $30+ to get up here. Shipping is sometimes more than the cost of the order itself.
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Old 07-15-2019, 07:50 PM   #8
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That's the norm here. What ever I pay $100.00 CDN. then I fiqure it will be $200.00 U.S and maybe another $50.00 if UPS is the handler.

Explain that to a customer!! JP
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Old 07-16-2019, 12:53 AM   #9
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EVERYTHING I buy for my Model A comes from Bertís - - they are TREMENDOUSLY knowledgeable and personable and additionally, they ONLY charge for actual shipping charges, no handling fees!

I have contacted Steve with orders for original parts and sent along my credit card number knowing that what ever the price and shipping it would be fair and just.
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Old 07-16-2019, 12:55 AM   #10
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How about the guys "down under"?
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Old 07-16-2019, 01:23 AM   #11
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Try a USD 19.99 part,buy the time its here in Australia its $66
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Old 07-16-2019, 03:26 AM   #12
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Rockauto ships cheap Fedex, tax free, in three days.
Ebay shipping can be OK.
International flat rate box, with as much in it as possible.
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:03 AM   #13
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Rock auto shipping is fair BUT often times the parts come from different warehouses in their system, then your shipping is multiplied because you get charged for each location, often eliminating any saving on their parts. Been dealing with them for years, I especially like their close out deals. I restore Mazda RX7s and purchased a boatload of parts for about a dime on a dollar last month.
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:18 AM   #14
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I also agree with rock auto shipping costs.as to the different warehouses they note that on the item when added.you can also at times choose another of the same item that MAY come from the same warehouse if not you choose to order or not.
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:16 AM   #15
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EVERYTHING I buy for my Model A comes from Bertís - - they are TREMENDOUSLY knowledgeable and personable and additionally, they ONLY charge for actual shipping charges, no handling fees!

Yup, Bert's has the best shipping prices I've seen from any of the vendors. For a while I figured they'd be more expensive since I live on the east coast and they are in CO. Well that just wasn't the case, plus I've gotten everything in 2 days. 3 orders in the past 3 weeks and shipping was around $30 in total.
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