You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - > Gear & Accessories > Firearm Accessories & Gear >

So what online gun accessories store has the most reasonable shipping costs?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-17-2013, 01:08 AM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Anna_Purna's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 7,236
Liked 6753 Times on 3670 Posts
Likes Given: 5796


Originally Posted by GrandRapidsGuns View Post
We at Grand Rapids Guns are interested in what you think a resonable shipping rate should be? Flat rate for everything? Built into price? Based strictly on weight/location? What are your thoughts? We are committed to structuring our buying experience so it is enjoyable by all!
Just curious why some stores can put everything into a flat rate usps box for $5.80, while others will only use a USP or FED ex type of shipping that runs around 12.00 dollars for the same items. When I buy online, I am doing so for the best price, as well as not giving any more money to uncle sam in taxes. Sometimes its better to just buy locally because some mail order places (like brownells as an example) will charge more than 5 dollars to put a screw in a USP box, when a padded envelope will do

Just curious

Last edited by Anna_Purna; 10-13-2013 at 06:20 PM.
Anna_Purna is offline  
Axxe55 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 01:27 AM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Missouribound's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 788
Liked 275 Times on 197 Posts
Likes Given: 55


Originally Posted by MisterMcCool View Post
You will find more success by increasing product prices and offering free shipping.
I doubt that anyone wants to see increased prices. And not everything can be shipped free, no matter how much you jack up the pricing. Competitive pricing and "actual" shipping costs are the way to go.
Never waste time deciding between two both of them.
Missouribound is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 04:34 AM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,249
Liked 168 Times on 149 Posts
Likes Given: 4


I use amazon and midway USA quite a bit. Others depend on mainly if they have what I'm looking for at a reasonable price and shipping rate.
sigman84 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 04:59 AM   #14
Lifetime Supporting Member
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains,CA
Posts: 14,922
Liked 9095 Times on 5278 Posts
Likes Given: 11970


I hate the shipping costs that are attached to the order total. That is bunk. There are many things that are very expensive yet very small, and vice verse. In cases where they charge more for shipping based on how much more you spend I don't buy small expensive items. Rather I will call around and talk to the companies and if they won't give me a break for a small part that cost a lot I will order it somewhere else. I have purchased $250+ trigger groups before where they want to charge enormous amounts for shipping and just buy it somewhere else.
Vikingdad is offline  
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2013, 02:29 AM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
KJG67's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 1,428
Liked 996 Times on 509 Posts
Likes Given: 708


Shipping is the hidden deal killer. Nothing makes me go shop somewhere else than when I think I have a good deal and at checkout I see what shipping charges are.

As much as I like Midway, I've shopped elsewhere for a better deal when I've seen some shipping prices. Sometimes they are the only ones with the product though, so then I just have to decide to bite the bullet or just wait and bulk order other stuff if it isn't urgent. I wish they'd do an Amazon Prime deal - $75/year for 2-day shipping on almost everything.

What's a good shipping charge? I'm sure you buy things online. What $$ makes you cringe?

I'll add Natchez Shooters also as a place to shop.
I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
- Bill Watterson, "Calvin", It's a Magical World
KJG67 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 08:32 PM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
JonM's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 19,886
Liked 7406 Times on 3953 Posts
Likes Given: 590


Just bought a Lyman no rifle online shipping is a killer. My lgs got it for me no shipping fee and 50$ cheaper than the best online price I found. He is used to me asking him wierd requests just cuz his suppliers ship to him free. I can often tag stuff on he gets $$ I get lower cost and free shipping on many items.
"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." L. Neil Smith

The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...

"I crapped my pants to avoid the draft!!" -Ted Nugent
JonM is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 09:41 PM   #17
Supporting Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Dearhunter's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Charleston, SC,South Carolina
Posts: 1,846
Liked 1718 Times on 797 Posts
Likes Given: 464


Most of us know what fair shipping costs are, and tend to deal with those that offer good deals and fair shipping cost. Lesson over!
US Naval Aviation AMSC 20 years ( retired) ASW/Aircrew Wings, P2V plane capt. Also a Tail hooker, US Naval Academy (DI) Shooting Instructor (Annapolis) NDW shooting team member. VN vet, Bluenose and Shellback.

Alway keep your six covered
Dearhunter is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2013, 02:24 PM   #18
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Jacksonville,FL
Posts: 2,823
Liked 1769 Times on 990 Posts
Likes Given: 1302


Originally Posted by Anna_Purna View Post
What on-line retailer do you like to buy from that doesn't take advantage of their shipping charges?
The same place I get most of my computer parts. Amazon if they have what I want. If you're a Prime member you also get 2 day free shipping.
Doc3402 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2013, 01:24 PM   #19
Feedback Score: -1 reviews
Argyle_Armoring's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Edmond
Posts: 898
Liked 363 Times on 223 Posts
Likes Given: 645


Originally Posted by Anna_Purna View Post
What on-line retailer do you like to buy from that doesn't take advantage of their shipping charges?
I hear Argyle Armoring has great shipping rates.

I use USPS for accessories and pistols and UPS for long guns. USPS flat rate priority is AMAZING!!!
NRA Life Member
What do I know? I'm only a professional.

Last edited by Argyle_Armoring; 10-29-2013 at 01:32 PM.
Argyle_Armoring is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2013, 01:33 PM   #20
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
purehavoc's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Not where I wanna be
Posts: 4,836
Liked 1181 Times on 766 Posts
Likes Given: 2063


I buy other goods from a place that charges 5% of the total cost for shipping and thats more than fair to me which is pretty close to what JW357 is talking about . It really pisses me off when I have to buy something for $20 and they try to charge you $12 for shipping . Thats ridiculous
Criminals Prefer Unarmerd Victims....

And Dictators Prefer Unarmed Citizens
purehavoc is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Glock Parts and accessories Super Fast Shipping. glockpolishing Sponsor Display 0 01-23-2012 03:19 PM
Reasonable Wait time for shipping 32tudor The Club House 7 10-02-2011 02:28 PM
Shipping costs Gubba Ammunition & Reloading 1 07-21-2009 07:49 AM