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Old 09-17-2013, 02:08 AM   #11
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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


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Old 10-06-2013, 02:27 AM   #12
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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!!!
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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
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