well...... at least they didnt hit you with several shipping charges.
This just happened to me with amazon. Apperently the order [that was
ordered all at the same time and paid for all at one time with the
same card] had to be shipped from 3 seperate vendors so I got hit with
3 shipping charges! It was cabinet hardware and could have all come
from the same vendor. 23 bucks for an 87 dollar order? bit much.....
Care to guess who wont get any more of our business? Be glad rockler
will work it out for ya cause amazon would not! hope all arrives soon
Shipping charges weren't disclosed when you place your order?
=========Amazon is usually pretty good about doing that. The only bad surprise I got
in the past few years was a vendor that slapped on sales tax after the order
was completed. It seems everyone is a bit more strident these days, more
ready to nickel and dime you. I very seldom pay shipping on Amazon. Or maybe
you might say I pre-pay the entire year's shipping costs up front every
October. I order enough from Amazon that the $80 Prime membership pays for
itself a few times over.
Really? How so? I looked at their "Prime" membership and didn't see
an advantage, no matter how much I bought from them. ...and I do buy
quite a bit from Amazon (the Unisaw is the biggie this year).
========The big advantage is never having to worry about shipping charges. Some
external vendors take part in the free shipping, but many do not. Very
often, I prefer to buy from Amazon if they offer it with Prime shipping. I
remember a time when I obsessed over adding a few more little things to the
cart to hit their "free" shipping special du jour. Maybe I save money; maybe
I don't. Now, I just click the "Two Day 1-click -- FREE" button when I see
something that strikes my interest. In the past 2 years, I bought a 5 hp
chipper, rototiller, 2-stage snowblower, and a drillpress. Those are the big
items. For the shop... plenty, come to think of it. A new Woodworker II,
Kreg bs fence, CMT router bit set; even little things like a quart of
Titebond. The prices are competitive, and it would be hard to beat the
shipping and convenience.
So long as you can wait a few days, Amazon offers free super-saver shipping
without a Prime membership. I cannot think of anything I've bought from
amazon that I can't wait a week or so to get.
Remember the old days when we'd hit the Sears catalog store once a blue
moon to order whatnot, turnaround times of two weeks were not uncommon.
(now the same small town has its own walmart - I'm not sure instant
gratification is worth that :-)
Mac, check the web-site http://www.emailsfromcrazypeople.com , this one
might be a go there.
PS, just because it was shipped UPS doesn't mean it will get delivered
via UPS. Both UPS and FedEx has a "deal" they forced on the USPS, where
the USPS gets to deliver the package (at a discount). I just this week
got a box from Harbor Freight, that was shipped via FedEx and delivered
by the USPS to my PO Box
Personal e-mail is the n7bsn but at amsat.org
Political pressure (per a retired Postal offical I know)
The USPS gets paid a small amount to execute delivery, per the same
person the USPS loses money on the transaction. Just like "bulk" mail
and "media" mail. But the Congress doesn't let them raise their rates
???? The US Postal Service is a quasi-governmental agency that does not
receive taxpayer funding. Further, postage rates are not set by Congress.
There was an agreement in 2003 that the postal service would not raise rates
for 3 years, but that agreement expired three years ago.
The USPS DOES get taxpayer money.
The government pays the postal service for the mail it sends and to support
programs such as mail for the blind and election ballots for members of the
On Wed, 02 Sep 2009 05:48:15 -0700, Ralph E Lindberg
It's called "Basic" service at UPS. If you try to track a UPS shipment
and the type of service shows as Basic, it will be delivered by the
mail carrier. Tracking is a little better than that for Priority Mail,
but not much.
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