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Proof Shipping Is A Rip Off By Some Suppliers!

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by pir^2h, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    I know this has been beat to death but I think I have proof that some suppliers do in fact overcharge on shipping here. I have two invoices from two different supply houses. One is from TASCO and the other from Matuska. These invoices are only two weeks apart.

    The invoice from TASCO is for ONE shoulder mount form (one box). Shipping charges: $36.00
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    The other invoice is from Matuska was for two boxes. One was just a big as the TASCO box and weighed a whole lot more. (It contained all the cedar driftwood pieces). The other box was slightly smaller than the TASCO box. Matuska is also further away from my home. One box shipped UPS ground the other FedEx but I never saw any real difference in price before. Matuska's total shipping charges: $39.01.
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    You be the judge. Is Matuska taking a hit on the shipping charges? I doubt it! Or is TASCO overcharging?
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2019
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  2. tem

    tem Well-Known Member

    makes you wonder huh.
     
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  3. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    Anytime you purchase one mannikin. you are going to pay through the nose for it. I rarely ever purchase less than a thousand dollars worth of merchandise at a time. This gives me a discount to offset the shipping charges. Yes, there is a variation between suppliers...welcome to the "free-enterprise" system.
     
  4. fishmaster

    fishmaster Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry but you have proof of nothing. If you get on UPS or Fedx sites (however it was sent) and run the numbers of the dimensions of the boxes, weight and the origination and destination zip codes, THEN you have something to compare. Until then it is simple speculation.
    Take that same box and weight, and calculate shipping charges based on sending it back to both supplier zip codes and see where you are at. The fact that one was light and one heavy doesn't mean squat. Until then, you are making a post that influences peoples opinions that is not based on facts.
    Dimensional sizes of a box are what determines most of the freight charges not the weight. Take a 20x15x 32 box and put one deer head in it and take the same box and put 40lbs of whatever in it and the charges don't change when going to and from the same zip codes. The dimensional total cubic inches determine pricing until you get over the magic maximum number of pounds and then shipping costs once again start increasing. Also shipping distance is not a total indicator of charges. The locality to major hubs etc influence the pricing.

    Taxidermy suppliers are not the enemy here.
     
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  5. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    fishmaster, you missed part of the point here. Even if we were going by demensions only, forget the weight for the moment, two boxes were shipped for a mere $3.01 more than the cost of one box. Read the post closer. Yes, distance does make a difference. Why do you think shippers have zones for? It's because the further the distance the more it cost to send a package.
     
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  6. Taxidermistchristie

    Taxidermistchristie New Member

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    I’ve had same issue with 2 different suppliers in the same area, same size boxes also
     
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