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Old 01-14-2009, 01:01 AM   #1
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I just ordered a stir bar and some silicon tubing form mcmaster carr today. I didn't realize it but they don't include tax or shipping on the price when you order it!! I think the total came out to 8.77. Can anyone tell me if their shipping charges are decent at all? I don't want to end up paying 20 dollars for these two small objects.
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:15 AM   #2
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Their shipping prices are at cost, which is also very low due to the volume discounts they get. Granted I live in NJ and they ship from about 25 miles away (one of their locations) but lightning next day fedex (their choice, not mine) runs me $4-6 for a box of stuff..
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:25 AM   #3
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They have great shipping cost. I think they ship from CA to me in AZ and the shipping was always less than expected. I emailed them once about a shipping calculator and was told that was a good idea for the next expansion.
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:59 AM   #4
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I had the same concern with my first order from them. I was happy when I received the invoice and the shipping was fair. They are a great resource not only for homebrewers but other interests I have been involved with. My opinion is they will be fair with you.

 
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Old 01-14-2009, 02:50 AM   #5
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You'll be fine, they have a warehouse in IL, so it'll be really cheap. Everything I've ordered from them has shipped out of IL and it's only been $3-6.
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:20 AM   #6
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Any Canadians order from them? Do you ship Fedex or UPS? Is USPS an option? (We get raped on brokerage fees coming across the border when you use a courier).

I would have had my setup built 2 months ago if I lived in the US...

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Old 01-14-2009, 04:56 AM   #7
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I have ordered from them a few times, but I can't recall the carrier. You only have a choice of air or ground, IIRC.

None of the three or four orders I have done had duty or brokerage charged. The largest order was about $300.

 
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:46 AM   #8
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That's awesome thanks so much everyone! I will definitely be ordering more from them
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:25 PM   #9
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I have ordered from them a few times, but I can't recall the carrier. You only have a choice of air or ground, IIRC.

None of the three or four orders I have done had duty or brokerage charged. The largest order was about $300.
Fantastic. Good news for us Canucks.

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Old 01-14-2009, 03:50 PM   #10
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I should have also emphasized that McMaster-Carr often will not ship to a residence in Canada. A number of people here have mentioned that their orders were declined for shipping reasons, especially if it was a rural address.

I have everything shipped to my work address and I have had no problem. They are a GREAT company to deal with.

 
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