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Forum topic by Howie posted 01-07-2014 02:18 PM 667 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Howie

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01-07-2014 02:18 PM

Just a little rant…....belt on my PC ROS broke…...new belt $2.49 SHIPPING $7.00! Ridiculous!

-- Life is good.


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Eric in central Florida

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#1 posted 01-07-2014 02:30 PM

Boy O Boy, I am 100% with you there partner !
I ordered a few things a while back and spent way more on shipping then on the item !

Example: I ordered a few screws from McMaster Carr and the item was around a dollar.
Then the shipping was going to seven dollars !
I called them and complained, and the guy agreed with me and said he’s send it in a mailer.
That saved me a lot, but if I didn’t call and complain, they would have just sent it out with the overpriced shipping.

This really frosts my rear end Howie.

Good post brother.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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Roger

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#2 posted 01-07-2014 02:46 PM

Because of those dumb-ass fuel prices. Doggone thieves! Dat’s my rant, and I’m stickin to it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 01-07-2014 03:52 PM

BUT, if they had used USPS instead of UPS, it would have been cheaper, BUT still more that than the Belt. :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Howie

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#4 posted 01-07-2014 04:31 PM

Maybe if I sent them a $.50 self addressed envelope they would use it. Then I would buy 2 instead of one.

-- Life is good.

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None999

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#5 posted 01-09-2014 12:59 AM

I ran into that recently when I was shopping online for food grade lye for pretzel making. I found a great deal: $2.94 for 2 pounds. The shipping wasn’t such a great deal: almost $32 for UPS Ground.

Alaskans feel shipping pain more keenly than many. Besides having generally higher shipping costs and usually being excluded from free/reduced shipping deals, many vendors seem hell bent on making it even more painful. A lot of them don’t offer the more economical USPS options and others won’t even allow ground shipments but want to ship via 2-day at a minimum. Some want to treat all of us like we live out on the tundra although about half the state lives within 50 miles of FedEx and UPS hubs on one of the busiest cargo airports in the world.

-- None

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BentheViking

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#6 posted 01-09-2014 01:23 AM

try ordering repair parts from sears. Last year i ordered a part for my compressor, two years ago a different part for the same compressor. Both times the shipping was more than the parts. C’est la vie.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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oldnovice

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#7 posted 01-09-2014 01:42 AM

How about a battery for a B&D Dustbuster costing more than a new Dustbuster … that is why I really dislike B&D!
And that DID NOT include any shipping!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 01-09-2014 01:49 AM

I’m a Amazon prime member for almost 9 years. Really like the free 2day shipping.
Recommend it to anyone who buys online.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Dark_Lightning

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#9 posted 01-09-2014 02:05 AM

How long do those belts last? Maybe buy 3 and don’t ever do it again.

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juniorjock

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#10 posted 01-09-2014 02:10 AM

Howie, what model ROS do you have?

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oldnovice

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#11 posted 01-09-2014 03:20 AM

Dan, that’s how I got. My replacement hook&loop pads for my PC ROS. My son signed us up to Amazon Prime as he likes to watch the movies on his PC which is a pretty good deal, free shipping and free movies … sort of!

Actually I bought two of those because the new variable speed PC ROS had an 8 hole pad and I have over $150 of 5 hole sanding discs so I swapped out the 8 hole for a 5 hole.

According to PC they are interchangeable and they do fit but the 8 hole pad has a stainless steel back surface that slide on what appears to be another dust bonnet and improve dust pickup.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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CharlieM1958

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#12 posted 01-09-2014 03:46 AM

If they were smart, they’d cater to idiots like me. I’ve never bought a belt for a ROS before, so if they told me it was $9.49 with free shipping I’d be a happy camper! :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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redryder

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#13 posted 01-09-2014 07:22 AM

Ya, “FREE SHIPPING”, wink-wink….............

-- mike...............

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oldnovice

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#14 posted 01-09-2014 08:03 AM

I ordered a dust collection part for my Delta planer but it did not fit properly. I went on the Amazon site too return it and they replied “KEEP IT” and we will refund or credit your account … another benefit of Amazon Prime?

Granted this part was less than $10.00 but it save me the trouble of packaging and return shipping.
Now I have this:

That I don’t want/need and can offer to any LJ that wants it!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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murch

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#15 posted 01-09-2014 08:39 AM

4 small bearings (value $12) shipped from US to Ireland – $30 shipping.
Same bearings shipped from China – $1 shipping.
Took 3 wks to arrive but I knew that when ordering.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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