I’ve ordered oil online and it got shipped to my house no problem. Both from Amazon and eBay.
A few years ago, NAPA had their what appears to be an annual April sale on oil, including VR1. I went online to their site and it said “free shipping“ so I ordered VR1. Then I got something from them saying the oil can’t be shipped, but will be available for me to pick up at a store that is about 3 miles north of me in a few days. 3 or 4 days go by and I’m starting to wonder when the store will have my order. Finally I get a call from a guy at the NAPA store saying he got this order request for me, but can’t find 10W-30 VR1 anywhere and is going to cancel my order.
I tell this to a gearhead coworker and he says they always have VR1 on the shelf at the NAPA by him. That store is on my way home from the office, so I stop there. None on the shelf, but the clerk checks and says they don‘t have any, but tells me a store about 5 miles west shows 7 quarts in stock. So I drive there, the clerk goes in back and comes back with 4 quarts.
He says they show 7 in the system but he only found 4.
As I drive home I remember another NAPA location on the way, so figure I’ll stop in to see if they have any.
The clerk checks and says no, but we really should, he’ll order some from the distribution center and call me in a couple days when they get it.
He calls as promised, and I drive 20 miles there to get the VR1.
So I had to deal with 4 NAPA stores and drive all over, to get 2 cases of oil that they had on sale.
For those saying just buy in store, does that ordeal make sense over trying to order online?
My Ram 2500 6.4 uses some 0W-40 srt grade I’ve yet to see on the shelves at any store yet, so there’s that too.