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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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Pfertz shipping

I really wanted to take advantage of the clearance sale Pfertz is offering but after calculating shipping, I found the shipping to cost more than the actual product. $43 for shipping to California from Arizona? Seriously?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 07:34 AM
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It's possible that it could be an error, unless you were ordering a lot of products. I would contact them via email to get a more accurate shipping quote.


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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 07:43 AM
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It had to be a mistake.... only 11$ to Missouri.
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Might be due to weight... How many products were u ordering?

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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 12:04 PM
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Just ordered 3 small bottles of macros last week. 2nd day air to PA was still less than cost of ferts. Regular ground was $13 or so but I needed them by the weekend.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 08:31 PM
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I'm not sure what caused the shipping to be so high, as I don't know what you were intending to order, but I can assure you that we don't set the shipping prices - the carriers do. Our cart is tied directly to UPS' & USPS' shipping tables on the back end. The price you see quoted for shipping is a direct reflection of what we pay to ship it, nothing more, nothing less.

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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 04:28 AM Thread Starter
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I guess I might have to bite the bullet this time...
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
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Btw I was ordering the high tech solution package
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It was like $30 shipping for the simple solution.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 08:09 AM
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Change the shipping to USPS priority, the default shipping is UPS ground which starts at 25$.
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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 03:20 PM
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Solo - it looks like your shipping ended up being $11.xx - what did you end up changing to get the cost lower?
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 11:50 PM
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It was like $30 shipping for the simple solution.
It definitely shouldn't be $30 to ship a simple solution, unless it is being shipped very far or very fast. What shipping method are you choosing, and where is it being shipped to?

I just checked shipping for a High Tech Solution to 76384 (texas), and it was only $15.xx

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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 11:51 PM
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Change the shipping to USPS priority, the default shipping is UPS ground which starts at 25$.
I assume this is for shipping to Hawaii? Unfortunately the shipping rates to Hawaii have gone through the roof over the last couple years

That being said, its cheaper to go with USPS, which brings its down by a few dollars.

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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 12:00 AM
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pfertz - shopping cart

High-Tech Plus
[n], [p], [k], [m] + [r] $71.99

Refill Bundle
[n], [m], [p], [k] $119.99

Total $191.98

Coupon 45% (-$86.39) $105.59

Shipping Priority $62.20

Total w/ shipping $167.79

This is shipping to Alaska
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pfertz - shopping cart

High-Tech Plus
[n], [p], [k], [m] + [r] $71.99

Refill Bundle
[n], [m], [p], [k] $119.99

Total $191.98

Coupon 45% (-$86.39) $105.59

Shipping Priority $62.20

Total w/ shipping $167.79

This is shipping to Alaska
Yup, unfortunately the major carriers don't like to take heavy boxes to Alaska
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