Why do you suppose Ace won't ship these screwdrivers to a home, like
they do with lots of other stuff,
See the text under Free Pickup at your local Ace Check Availability
Also the Shipping tab a little below that.
It looks like other screwdrives that Ace sells are available for ship
My guess is that most products sold by Ace, are actually shipped by
the manufacturer. Some manufacturers may not ship to home. In that
case, buy someplace else.
Web based forums are like subscribing to 10 different newspapers
and having to visit 10 different news stands to pickup each one.
AFAICT, Ace doesn't *make* anything -- even the "Ace-branded" items
that they sell. So, most probably arrange for the firm that *does*
manufacture the items to do the drop shipments... either to their
*stores* or end users. This one probably doesn't want to deal
with onesie-twosie shipments (to homes), just bulk shipments (to
In alt.home.repair, on Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:11:51 -0700, Don Y
Yes, I think you guys explained it.
Last week I bought an outlet strip, with 11 receptacles including room
for wall-warts. And the one I wanted was on the Home Depot site, and
it had Ship-to-Store, for free. So I did. I thought it would come from
an HD warehous, or from some other warehouse with a bulk shipment to an
HD shipping location. But instead it came from some warehouse direct
to my local HD via UPS. Individually wrapped.
Apparently this is not true about Amazon, but wrt HD, Walmart, etc, now
that everybody sells everything, I have a feeling they all share one big
warehouse and use the computer to keep track of who sold what. I don't
know how that would work with shoplifting in the warehouse, however.
Who would take the loss for that?
In alt.home.repair, on Mon, 5 Oct 2015 12:55:20 -0700 (PDT), Uncle
I knew that. That's why now everyone has to pay sales tax at the time
of purchase on Amazon.
I meant that based on video on the news of how things work at their
warehouses, they're not sharing space with Walmart or Home Depot, who I
speculate might be sharing space with each other, or using the same
I think the law only requires businesses "having a presence" in a state
to collect sales taxes from sales *in* that state. Some firms may *opt*
to collect the appropriate sales tax -- and remit it to the corresponding
state(s) -- but, AFAICT, they are not *required* to do so. ISTM that
MS collected sales taxes for all purchases even though they may not
have had a "presence" in the state.
Also, these are typically only *state* sales taxes. Here, for example,
we have county and city sales taxes. AFAICT, there are no requirements
that these be collected by these firms.
So, an online purchase can still be a net tax savings even if state
taxes are tacked onto your order.
Of course, IANAL (thank god!) so YMMV
Those are deadly weapons and the store needs to check you out to make
sure you're not a terrorist. You can avoid the issue with:
A pink box cutter couldn't possibly be used for evil ends.
Or if you really want screwdrivers;
I think CRNG nailed it; so manufacturers don't do drop shipments.
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