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Old 01-05-2012, 06:50 AM   #1
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Has anyone else noticed this? It seems like it just started, I use to get small parts and items for $3-$5 shipped with first class and priority shipping.
All I wanted was a $35 tonyz screw kit, but they want $10.49 for priority, and there is nothing cheaper. It only weighs 1 lb.
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If they are using usps priority what you see is the price of a medium flat rate box.
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Has anyone else noticed this? It seems like it just started, I use to get small parts and items for $3-$5 shipped with first class and priority shipping.
All I wanted was a $35 tonyz screw kit, but they want $10.49 for priority, and there is nothing cheaper. It only weighs 1 lb.
yes....and seems like their price for losi parts are high also...nitrohouse is cheaper, whats up with that. Use to get the best prices at amain.
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Ya it is priority, that a big box for a small package, I mean it could fit in a small priority box, or a padded envelope.
I mean I get cheaper shipping prices directly from tonys screw site, which never happens.
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yes....and seems like their price for losi parts are high also...nitrohouse is cheaper, whats up with that. Use to get the best prices at amain.
Glad I'm not the only one.
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So plan your order and add a few extra items that you now you wil need to get the order to $100 apply the coupon that almost covers the tax (if you have to pay it) and utilize free shipping. Throw a set of tires on there and you are into the free shipping zone.
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Instead of complaining why don't you call them and ask. They have always been very helpful whenever I have spoken to a rep on the phone. Sometimes people make mistakes.
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So plan your order and add a few extra items that you now you wil need to get the order to $100 apply the coupon that almost covers the tax (if you have to pay it) and utilize free shipping. Throw a set of tires on there and you are into the free shipping zone.
Just wounder if nitrohouse has the same deal? Something to look into.
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Tower also upgraded their shipping prizes..
seems postage gets higher, quickly gets to 7.50
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The few times I ordered from A-Main, shipping seemed high. Maybe its cause I'm on the east coast, but the price was high and shipping times were slow. No disrespect but I can usually find the items cheaper and get them quicker without using Amain.
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yes..their shipping prices have definitely gone up!


I ordered 12 aka black tire inserts for a steal of $.99 each...

when i went to choose shipping...it had shipping cost about $14 for the cheapest option..

so i went and added a couple more inserts to bring the total to 16 inserts...spreading that ridiculous shipping cost over more items..


went back to choose shipping again AND IT WENT UP! for 4 more foam inserts? i know they are using the same box for 12 vs 16 foams..

definitely checking all of my options before ordering with them now..
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I make a order about once a week from amain and the new year something did change at check-out .. I make a order Wednesday night and if it shipped usps priority mail is see it bye sat .so cool but now it says ill see it Monday 2 extra days to wait and if you race Sundays well out of luck ..I'm spoiled LOL ..I've heard that usps and FedEx are cutting also back so that sucks !
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Tower also upgraded their shipping prizes..
seems postage gets higher
They wont get a penny of my money after what happened with Steveo. But their flyers make great starters for the fireplace.
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So plan your order and add a few extra items that you now you wil need to get the order to $100 apply the coupon that almost covers the tax (if you have to pay it) and utilize free shipping. Throw a set of tires on there and you are into the free shipping zone.
What code is that?
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