1. QuickBpBp

    QuickBpBp FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    Ron the buyer pays the tax so you don't need to worry about that. I have been paying tax on everything I purchase for months now and it does correlate to what I will place as a max bid. $300 part is $18 in tax... I agree it still sucks.
     
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    • Ron H

      Ron H FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      Deeeep breathing...one one thousand...two one thousand...fuck dat I'm getting a beer that I paid tax on. Thanks much though Kern!
       
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      • kiwigtx

        kiwigtx Trendsetter Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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        Pffffft….shipping prices out of the USA....try living a bit further away.

        Shipping prices for parts is akin to man-rape out here.

        It's bend over and extract that man's wallet. :eek:
         
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        • Ron H

          Ron H FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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          The buyer for my item I referenced evidently lives in a high rectal-burnish tax state where I might guess they're 2nd guessing their purchase...
           
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          I only sell on here and A bodies. I sell with the shipping included in the price. I refrain from selling a part for $20 and shipping is $30 if you get what I mean. I had a guy jump all over me that wanted a exhaust manifold that I told him to only pay for shipping.The cost was $53 to Florida. Duh, the part was free.I can't help what the shipping cost was. Then he begins to tell me that I should have set up a account with UPS and that way it would have been $20 less. Dude I was just helping you out, You asked for a part that I just happened to have, I wasn't planning on selling it but you ASKED for one. I should have pitched it if I knew that I was the bad guy. Some people.
          On another note,Yes I have let shipping costs keep me from buying. I found a set of 2 wheels on E-Bay. Cost was $104 each but the $40 each shipping cost kept me from buying.$80 for shipping was a bit steep for me and I didn't need them only ''wanted'' them just not that bad.
           
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          What really puzzles about the high shipping cost is that when I travel from NY to KY all I see is piggy backed trailers. So you would think that shipping wouldn't be so ridiculously high. Fed Ex seemed to be the one I observed the most.
           
        • 493 Mike

          493 Mike FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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          "It's all about maximizing PROFIT"!
          Mike
           
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          • moparedtn

            moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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            Some random observations, based in part on walking through shipping companies' warehouses
            over the years and having conversations with various folks who work for 'em:
            1. Sometimes the box is too dang big because the packer didn't have any of the right size right
            there and readily available - but the shiyat gots to get out the door RIGHT NOW, so....
            2. Shippers' costs of doing business aren't static - they're going up constantly, sometimes exponentially
            so. Equipment, rigs, machinery all take random leaps up in price daily on them - and maintenance
            right along with them, too.
            3. I'm told that insurance is forking them over too, just like with the rest of us. 25% increases are the
            norm annually anymore - if not more - and as you can imagine, they have a lot of insurance concerns
            the rest of us don't, given their employees, their liability insurance, lawsuits, all that jazz.

            It's a leg-choppin' competitive business, freight. If anyone thinks these shippers are making huge margins
            on shipping, they're just uninformed.
            Those companies make their money on sheer volume, because they HAVE to compete on prices with
            their peers and they have employees that do nothing but constantly monitor their competitors' rates so
            that they can beat 'em.

            Amazon is a whole 'nother critter. They play by their own rules, since they really don't have any REAL
            competition at what they do. Between their own well-controlled in-house logistics AND their status as a
            clearinghouse for drop-shippers, they got the market by the balls.
            They're a topic for a whole other post by themselves...
             
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            • QuickBpBp

              QuickBpBp FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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              I just spoke with the Post office yesterday about shipping costs. I had packaged a dash bezel and it was a bigger box than needed but was very light. I went there and it was $38.70 from Pa. to Ga. I said about shipping a few parts over the summer much cheaper and she was able to look and say that back in June it would have been $12.80. I asked why and she said the post office added districts 1-3 for the balloon rate of size which was only done for zone 4-5 in the past... Needless to say I made a box, repackaged the bezel and got it down to $25.55... Just sent a set of 72-4 Cuda grille inserts to WA cost $20 which I lost $8 on those it was light and a small box but coast to coast.. Overall I am getting rid of stuff I hoarded and have no use for so I am happy for that...
               
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              • flypaper

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                so right you are
                I got quotes to sending a good sized box to Germany
                from New Jersey around 5oo bucks...
                it ended up going to a container as many will do.
                it cost me about 80 bucks to
                ship a smaller part from the middle east to here
                after I got the tariff bill in the mail.
                 
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                • 493 Mike

                  493 Mike FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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                  And Amazon is getting into the shipping business!
                  Mike
                   
                • kiwigtx

                  kiwigtx Trendsetter Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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                  Because their is money to be made in shipping....Amazon don't do anything for nothing.
                   
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                  And that is why I get more than a bit ticked off when I see someone on here whinging about paying $8 for a small packet to travel across the States.

                  I have paid enough money over the years restoring two vehicles to the Post Office & shipping companies, to buy another complete car to restore.
                   
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                  • GetX'd

                    GetX'd Making Life Great Again!

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                    Yes it’s true. We bitch about shipping here in the States - me included. I feel sorry for our international brethren and the ridiculous costs they must incur. Especially those that actually restore a car vs those that buy one already done.
                     
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                    • Sahara

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                      This is a representative posting I just pulled from eBay. Notice the postage amount at the bottom. Some are less, some are more.

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                    • rbkt65

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                      i too sell on fbbo/fabo/moparts. i try to include shipping in price. sometimes i lose on shipping. i try to ship usps if possible. as said in prior post, usps rates went up a the day i shipped and i already had priced the shipping. so i lost there. but i think i have satisfied customers. as a side note i bought a backup camera off ebay that said free shipping. cost about 30.00. shipped from california and the company paid shipping, see picture. i know it was included in the price of camera but that is 5.54 that they did not make. 20200202_082214.jpg
                       
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