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Shipping and Handling Charges at CBike.com(4 posts)

Shipping and Handling Charges at CBike.comRanierBeer
Apr 19, 2002 4:39 AM
I went to place an order for two water bottles at C Bike, and they were going to charge me $9 to ship two water bottles that total barely was $9. How can they get away with this?
re: Shipping and Handling Charges at CBike.comAsphalt Addict
Apr 19, 2002 6:16 AM
Your right that their shipping charges are out of whack. I was going to buy a colnago baseball hat until I saw the charges for shipping and TAX. I don't live in IL so why should they be charging tax? They have a great website but I'm headed elsewhere.
CBike.com is the last place I would orderQubeley
Apr 19, 2002 6:22 AM
Yeah, World Cycling does the same. I would not order anything but videos from World Cycling, rip off! Last time I ordered a bottle cage and a pair of socks from them, the bottlecage is out of stock, so guess what: I paid $17 total for a pair of socks!
A simple comparision of price to other online venders: Colorado Cyclist, Excel, you'll see that Cbike and World Cycling are not very competitve in terms of price. Excel is my favorite, they sometimes have killer deals!
Dude!mr_spin
Apr 19, 2002 6:44 AM
If your LBS is good for anything, it's for buying water bottles! Unless you are buying a bunch of other stuff, it just doesn't pay to to order cheap stuff by mail.

Shipping and handling is where cut rate mail order places make their profits, like it or not. Anyplace that assigns shipping costs based on the amount you spend is ripping you off. Unfortunately, that's most places.

I love how I could order the one pound cube of lead for $10 and the lace panties (not for me!) for $30 and the panties cost more to ship. There's something really wrong with that and I think everyone knows what it is.