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Old April 7th 06, 01:19 PM posted to rec.boats.building
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I ordered 25 yards of 3" glass tape, cost $18.84, weighing a few ounces
....
I just received it with a S&H charge of $11.18...
I expected it to come to Michigan by US Postoffice for a couple of
bucks postage...

Apparently this Emptor did not Caveat enough... jeez... Expensive
lesson...

Denny


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Old April 7th 06, 01:35 PM posted to rec.boats.building
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Default Jamestown Distributors - Just be aware...

I'm also generally surprised at Jamestown's shipping charges. I still buy
from them, because their selection is very good, but i don't delude myself
that the total cost of an order will be competitive.

"Denny" wrote in message
oups.com...
I ordered 25 yards of 3" glass tape, cost $18.84, weighing a few ounces
...
I just received it with a S&H charge of $11.18...
I expected it to come to Michigan by US Postoffice for a couple of
bucks postage...

Apparently this Emptor did not Caveat enough... jeez... Expensive
lesson...

Denny



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Old April 7th 06, 03:43 PM posted to rec.boats.building
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Default Jamestown Distributors - Just be aware...

Jim Conlin wrote:
I'm also generally surprised at Jamestown's shipping charges. I still buy
from them, because their selection is very good, but i don't delude myself
that the total cost of an order will be competitive.

"Denny" wrote in message
oups.com...
I ordered 25 yards of 3" glass tape, cost $18.84, weighing a few ounces
...
I just received it with a S&H charge of $11.18...
I expected it to come to Michigan by US Postoffice for a couple of
bucks postage...

Apparently this Emptor did not Caveat enough... jeez... Expensive
lesson...

Denny



I found out my local lumber yard orders from them. I have been able to
get them to order for me and I still pay the catalog price but w/o shipping.

My favorite shipping to date was with Sears. Needed a gasket for the
compressor, $2.89 + $15 shipping.
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Old April 7th 06, 04:01 PM posted to rec.boats.building
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"Tailgunner" wrote in message
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Jim Conlin wrote:
I'm also generally surprised at Jamestown's shipping charges. I still

buy
from them, because their selection is very good, but i don't delude

myself
that the total cost of an order will be competitive.

"Denny" wrote in message
oups.com...
I ordered 25 yards of 3" glass tape, cost $18.84, weighing a few ounces
...
I just received it with a S&H charge of $11.18...
I expected it to come to Michigan by US Postoffice for a couple of
bucks postage...

Apparently this Emptor did not Caveat enough... jeez... Expensive
lesson...

Denny



I found out my local lumber yard orders from them. I have been able to
get them to order for me and I still pay the catalog price but w/o

shipping.

My favorite shipping to date was with Sears. Needed a gasket for the
compressor, $2.89 + $15 shipping.


I really like the "click to check shipping costs" feature offered on some
web sites (Amazon.com comes to mind). Whenever I order online I make it a
point to see if there are any 'minimum order' fees, 'handling' fees, etc.
Yes, some folks 'slip in' extra charges. Some still use the 'dollar amount'
to calculate a flat shipping fee (J. C. Whitney comes to mind).

Larry

My turbine powered boat project;
http://www.turbinefun.com/MyTurbinePoweredBoat-2.asp








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Old April 7th 06, 05:28 PM posted to rec.boats.building
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Default Jamestown Distributors - Just be aware...

larry wrote:
"Tailgunner" wrote in message
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Jim Conlin wrote:
I'm also generally surprised at Jamestown's shipping charges. I still

buy
from them, because their selection is very good, but i don't delude

myself
that the total cost of an order will be competitive.

"Denny" wrote in message
oups.com...
I ordered 25 yards of 3" glass tape, cost $18.84, weighing a few ounces
...
I just received it with a S&H charge of $11.18...
I expected it to come to Michigan by US Postoffice for a couple of
bucks postage...

Apparently this Emptor did not Caveat enough... jeez... Expensive
lesson...

Denny


I found out my local lumber yard orders from them. I have been able to
get them to order for me and I still pay the catalog price but w/o

shipping.
My favorite shipping to date was with Sears. Needed a gasket for the
compressor, $2.89 + $15 shipping.


I really like the "click to check shipping costs" feature offered on some
web sites (Amazon.com comes to mind). Whenever I order online I make it a
point to see if there are any 'minimum order' fees, 'handling' fees, etc.
Yes, some folks 'slip in' extra charges. Some still use the 'dollar amount'
to calculate a flat shipping fee (J. C. Whitney comes to mind).

Larry

My turbine powered boat project;
http://www.turbinefun.com/MyTurbinePoweredBoat-2.asp





Then there is UPS who sends out a second invoice. "This is not a bill,
the money has already been charged to your credit card." I sent out 4
boxes for a total of $135. Several days later I got an invoice for an
additional $25 with no explanation of the charges.


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Old April 7th 06, 08:17 PM posted to rec.boats.building
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Default Jamestown Distributors - Just be aware...

and of course there is the guy on Ebay that has an item for $.99 with
shipping and handling of $39.99

OK

Brian




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