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What the???

Post by Nick » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:24 am

Feck me, USPS shipping costs aren't very consistent! A customer wants a refret job on his Fender but using Stainless wire so I thought "Right, go straight to the horses mouth" and went to Jescar's website. Yep, the size wire I want in a nice convenient set of 25 pieces, great! Added to cart, next step work out the cost of shipping, two options, the cheaper via USPS= U.S$41.08....what the.....? Jayzus.
So over to LMI and I added 3 4foot lengths (thought I'd over order in case I ever got another to do) to the cart, cost of shipping..... $15. How the hell do USPS work out their shipping costs? I imagine the jescar set would come in a nice little packet the same size as Jim Dunlop wire, 25mm wide x 70mm long? and the LMI stuff will presumably ship in a bigger package size (maybe coiled as this is how their evo wire usually comes) yet almost at a third of the cost. Buggered if I know! Sorry Jescar but the United States Postal Service just lost you a sale.
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Post by Kamusur » Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:48 pm

Its getting outrageous Nick but even I'm too embarassed to let on what i paid to get a lecky bridge posted from US this morning. :?

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Post by kiwigeo » Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:42 pm

Nick wrote:Feck me, USPS shipping costs aren't very consistent! A customer wants a refret job on his Fender but using Stainless wire so I thought "Right, go straight to the horses mouth" and went to Jescar's website. Yep, the size wire I want in a nice convenient set of 25 pieces, great! Added to cart, next step work out the cost of shipping, two options, the cheaper via USPS= U.S$41.08....what the.....? Jayzus.
So over to LMI and I added 3 4foot lengths (thought I'd over order in case I ever got another to do) to the cart, cost of shipping..... $15. How the hell do USPS work out their shipping costs? I imagine the jescar set would come in a nice little packet the same size as Jim Dunlop wire, 25mm wide x 70mm long? and the LMI stuff will presumably ship in a bigger package size (maybe coiled as this is how their evo wire usually comes) yet almost at a third of the cost. Buggered if I know! Sorry Jescar but the United States Postal Service just lost you a sale.
*Goes away shaking head in disbelief*
Nick I believe there are flatpacks and other options with USPS. Id talk directly to Jescar and discuss same with them.
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Post by Allen » Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:09 am

I regularly come across this sort of thing when I'm ordering all sorts of stuff. Especially from the USA. One web site business I deal with will tell me the shipping on something that will easily fit in a USPS flat rate box will be over $300. Email them and they tell me "no worries" it will be $48.
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Post by Nick » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:29 pm

Thanks chaps, I'll keep that in mind when next I order and find exorbitant shipping rates. Must admit, I'd never thought of actually contacting the supplier to see if they can work a cheaper option! :oops: I know some, especially those that use only courier companies (FedEx et al) refuse to use any other shipping method, guess they are bound by contracts e.t.c.
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Post by Allen » Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:18 pm

While there are some in the USA that really "get the international internet shopper" there are so many that if they can see outside there state, that's a big stretch. And seeing outside there country.....well, the world is flat and there be demons out there. No matter what, they just won't come to the ball game.
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