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Old 07-28-2012, 03:52 PM
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:05 PM
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Looks like Tower and Horizon uses the same packers, a couple months ago I ordered from Horizon 2 carb drawbars for their .40 NX evolution engine and they came in a 10X10X8 inch box. They could of been sent in a small envelope.
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:30 PM
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Things that make you say WHY? Those servos are $12.00 at the local hobbyshop, why would you pay for shipping on that and wait three days to get them???????
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:19 PM
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Are they really? Dang

Lucky for me I got money coming out the wazoo
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when I see a advertisement for free shipping on all orders and when I go to the checkout they charge 30.00 for oversize box fee on a box that would probably cost that to ship! Do they think we are that dumb that we don't know what they are doing.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:55 AM
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What I found amusing when I came home and saw that box,, I ordered only the 2 servos, which qualify for "Parts express" shipping, which is $5.99 (I can't drive back and forth to my crappy LHS for that) and I had a promo code for $10 off a $50 order,, so I figures it would come in a padded envelope, which it did,, just didn't expect it to also be in a 12x10x8 box.

At first I thought, gee they sure want to protect those servos, but the envelope was just up against the bottom of the box. Just seams wasteful really.
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I deal with an electronics company and when they send component parts they come in a box that's 10 times larger than it needs to be.
Maybe they have a flat rate shipping deal and/or they feel a larger package has a lesser chance of getting lost.
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Amazon often does the same thing. I have gotten stuff in small, appropriate size, boxes; but most orders come in big boxes. I assume they try to stock as few box sizes as possible and have rate deals with the shippers. The company I work for pays about 8 bucks to send FedEx priority overnight envelopes between Texas sites. It would cost me more than 20 to send them from and to the same zip codes.
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As long as Tower customers sit back and pay, this will continue.  Complain first, then post. 

Better yet, go to propshophobbies  dot  com.  They rarely charge more than a buck or so over actual shipping, will match prices, and ship faster than Tower. I've gotten stuff the next day via USPS. No airbag shipments.
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:15 AM
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Just for giggles I checked your place,, they want $7.30 for shipping and the servos are $2 more each regular price,, $66.28 total,

Tower with the discount code and $5.99 shipping was $51.97,, I'm happy dealing with Tower.

I'm thinking they must get a discount on shipping if the fill so much cubic feet of a container,, I can't see any other reason to use such a large box for small items
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You're right there, but they'll match any published current price with a phone call or e-mail. I've always come out ahead, plus am supporting a 40+yr-old mom-n-pop hobby store. I shop local hardwares rather than Lowes too. Only step in a Wally world as a last resort, just me.
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Based on what I see there that is just a drop ship e commerce site, sure the sire owner may be based out of a real shop,, but I'm guessing most stuff would ship from a distributor warehouse not that brick/mortar shop.. The only difference is who gets the mark up and how much they ping the buyer. I like to get the best price, $15 isn't chump change on a $50-$60 order,, Just me.
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