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Old 09-26-2011, 03:24 PM   #11
 
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kensfish.com has amazing prices I have not seen anywhere beat there prices and they have very quick shipping.
i looked at kensfish.com, the product prices are very good but the shipping costs are outrageous.. minimum of 5.55 for a 1/2 lb bag of food
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:48 PM   #12
 
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i looked at kensfish.com, the product prices are very good but the shipping costs are outrageous.. minimum of 5.55 for a 1/2 lb bag of food
I usually place a big order but I don't think my total shipping cost has ever been over $10. Maybe add a bunch of stuff to your cart and see if it changes.
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:59 PM   #13
 
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i looked at kensfish.com, the product prices are very good but the shipping costs are outrageous.. minimum of 5.55 for a 1/2 lb bag of food
If he's making anything on shipping it's most likely litteraly pennies. I calculated a 1/2 pound package shiping US mail Priority from Florida To California and it was $5.85 if he can put a 1/2 pound of fish food in a small flat rate (if it fits, it ships) bubble envelope it's $4.95

I ship stuff all day, we occasionaly get customers complaining about or shipping too. What they don't realize is we don't intentionaly set out to make anything on shipping, we charge as close as we can to actual shipping charges by having everything we sell weighed and entered into our data base. We round up to the nearest 1/100th of a pound (thats .15 of an ounce).

Ok, I'm talking packages here, not a 1st class letter but...What people don't realize is there is a base rate to shipping a package. If I ship you a single feather in a box it will cost $X, if I ship you 100 feathers in the same box it's not 100 x $X it's probably still $X

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Old 09-26-2011, 04:03 PM   #14
 
This is also true shipping prices continue to climb, I do a good bit of shipping makes me sick.
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:25 PM   #15
 
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This is also true shipping prices continue to climb
As does shipping supplies, it blows me away what we spend just on boxes. Not to mention tape, strapping tape, bubble wrap, yadda yadda yadda. Tyvek bubble envelopes cost us .85 each, we go through hundreds in a month.

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Old 09-26-2011, 04:30 PM   #16
 
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As does shipping supplies, it blows me away what we spend just on boxes. Not to mention tape, strapping tape, bubble wrap, yadda yadda yadda.

That is one reason I've stayed shipping threw USPS for free boxes, I'm really thinking about hitting up furniture stores etc and trying to get used shipping supplies. I'm currently cutting my own foam from home depot it looks like crap and it's still $13 a sheet but cheaper than peanuts, etc.
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