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Old 01-22-2016, 03:58 PM   #1
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I just looked into ordering a dummy radial from these guys. They have a good product but what is up with their shipping? They use USPS but for a $45 dollar 11 1/4" diameter piece of fiberglass, they want $43.50 for shipping. All USD. YIKES!!!
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Ya shipping is a little silly.

I just bought a cowl from them 2 weeks ago for a giant p51 and shipping was 45 bucks. I feel like they just have a flat rate to Canada price.

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Re: Shipping- fiberglass specialties

I opened an account with one of the forwarding companies that give you a US address to ship to. It was the only way I could get a Morgan Mills battery tray for my Carbon Z Cub.

I just ordered a couple Aura stabilizers from FalconHobby and they wanted $35 USD to ship to Canada, but they shipped for free to my US address. Based on the shipping cost for my battery tray to Canada, I expect around $10 US shipping for my stabilizers to my house.

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Just evaluate on a case by case basis...just ordered some hardware from RTL and it was cheaper to pay their shipping to Canada.
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Hi guys I have lost more sales to eastern Canada because of shipping costs, give a customer a good deal now asking if I would split shipping cost, cannot do it as it leaves very little profit. It is a shi-------- deal
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I was lucky and able to preorder from them several times, to pick up at the Toledo Show each April. Unfortunately they stopped exhibiting there a couple years ago so that's out. Hoping they show up on this years list.
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Ya, I ordered a cowl for a Sig Komander that I have laying around and it was as much or more for the shipping as it was the cowl. Fortunately, our dollar was in much better shape when I ordered it.
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Their shipping has always been high but the products are excellent.

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I recently ordered the plans, vacuum molded parts & electric retract set to build a 72 inch Lanc from Tony Nijhuis in England, That cost 190 pounds & could be mailed for 51 pounds which actually cost them 20 pounds according to the package. IF I had wanted the die cut part set the order jumped to 400 pounds & 199 pounds for shipping so I'm cutting my own parts. The order was made about 3 weeks ago & 240 pounds turned into $515 Cdn.
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Thanks for the heads up on shipping. I need a 1/5 scale Pica Waco cowl. If they charge flat rate I will order 3-4 cowls I need for different projects to make the shipping worth the cost.
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Re: Shipping- fiberglass specialties

Big problem with shipping items like cowls is it usually is classed under volume weight rather than actual weight. Like shipping an ARF will be more money than the same weight in a kit form because of the much smaller size of the box.

Larry , was your lanc shipped by air ?
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