Any other vendors for these parts?

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  1. Kevlarr

    Kevlarr New Member

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    Was over at thatsdax.com and found that he carries some parts that I need/want ie. a factory jet ($1.99), union washer ($1.49) and a couple cable keepers (99ยข per) checked my basket and the grand total was only $5.46, COOL! Then I went to complete my order and the shipping was $9! Give me a break! I could see that if I were ordering a crankcase but 4 parts that probably weigh less then an ounce total???!!

    For giggles I started adding more items to my cart and the shipping never changed, Carb $9, gas tank $9, chain $9 but once I got over $50 worth of stuff I don't need the shipping was free. laff.
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Others sell those items, half of them can be had at Home Depot.
     
  3. Nashville Kat

    Nashville Kat Active Member

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    Metric machine thread hardware is definitely not a popular thing as far as most American corporations are concerned, no it'snot. Blow your nose first, cause you'll pay through it.
     
  4. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    whatchootalkinboutwillis?
     
  5. bandito

    bandito New Member

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    Remember shipping doesnt just involve licking a stamp and putting it in the mail box. It needs pulling, then boxed and labeled plus packing it to make sure its right. In business every detail involving a product or an employee costs money even sitting on a shelf. I think DAXs prices are competetive and you cant beat the service.
     
  6. Cabinfever1977

    Cabinfever1977 New Member

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    Dax has the cheapest $9 shipping out there, you'll pay around $25-30 for shipping everywhere else.
     
  7. Kevlarr

    Kevlarr New Member

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    But $9 to ship 4 parts that are so small I could put them in one hand and no one would even know they were there is just too much.
     
  8. lovehamr

    lovehamr New Member

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    I know what you're saying but it's not like they snuck that in on you. Their $9 flat rate for parts is listed right on the fist page of their site. If I were to need small parts, I'd be checking Kart stores, lawnmower shops, Lowes and their ilk. If I had to get it from one of the MB dealers I think I'd just wait untill I could order enough to justify the expense to myself.

    Steve
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  9. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    lol - be glad it's a $9 flat rate and not the minimum weight default some ecatalogs have, .25 - .5lb adds up quick :p UPS/fedex can be a buncha bastids too when it comes to package fees, its not always the distributor's fault.

    BTW, ya'll should keep an eye out fer that - though I've not seen it around here, it's pretty common and I've seen S&H "mistakes" on some sites that have a screwdriver or w/e @ 5lbs shipping o.o
     
  10. deacon

    deacon minor bike philosopher

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    To be a smart consumer do what Joe said, look at home depot and lowe's web pages first. Some of the time you can have them shipped to the store free. Sometimes they have it at the store, and not on line. A lot of times I find things local for the same price or even less if you count in the shipping cost.
     
  11. LMN8R

    LMN8R New Member

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    Hello All,
    New Member Here! Am I excited or what? This is my first post, and it seems only approriate that I commend Mr. Kevlarr for fighting the frugal fight! People like us are the only reason that shipping doesn't start at $12 flat rate.
     
  12. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I will mention that it takes me 4-5 dollars in gas plus my time to go buy stuff at HomeDepot, but it's more fun than waiting for the mail man.
     
  13. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    BTW- that's some first post....welcome.
     

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