Small Item Shipping Costs Outrageous
I'm finding more and more often that an item that seems reasonably priced online ends up with what I think is a huge shipping cost. Yes, one oftens saves state sales tax. It saves a trip to town. It's getting so when I shop around for prices, I look for the final price and don't assume shipping is about the same. I've seen quite a difference in shipping costs.
Re: Small Item Shipping Costs Outrageous
For awhile on Ebay the trick was they`d sell things for 99¢ and a $20 shipping charge to avoid the ebay selling fees, now ebay charges a fee on the shipping as well. I don`t know if it might be a shady tax avoidence scheme where a company might show a lose on the good they`re selling, but not actually losing money because they make it up on the shipping or what.
I order alot from Shoup and if it`s over $200 the shipping is free, a few times I`ll scramble and add a oil filter or something to get over the $200 mark