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Postby mondo50m » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:02 pm

I attempted to order my extrusion from Misumi today. Everythng went smoothly until we got to the shipping part. Theystated that there is no way for them to give me a shipping cost until the material is packaged and ready to ship, and the order can not be cancelled at that time. This puts the buyer in a really bad position. I mean, the shipping could feasibly be anywhere from $0.00 to hundreds of dollars. No one in their right mind would puchanse ANYTHING that way. Has anyone else experienced this problem. And if so, how much was you shipping?

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Re: Misumi order

Postby bdring » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:36 pm

My shipping has always been reasonable. Beware of the option to allow separate shipments. They sometimes make sound like one part might take a while, but then they ship it the day after the original shipment. That typically only adds about $10, but still a little annoying.
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Re: Misumi order

Postby mondo50m » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:45 pm

The unit I am building is the same as yours just a little bit larger. I used the scaleable buildlog that was on the site. The longest piece is about 43". Any ballpark figure on the shipping, I just can't be purchasing without some knowledge of pricing. It is like giving them permission to charge whatever they need to make budget for the mont. Any help with a ballpark figure would be helpful.

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Re: Misumi order

Postby roberlin » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:04 pm

The thing you have to be careful about is ordering long pieces.
If it is over some threshold (in the neighborhood of 2 meters, although misumi won't tell you exactly how long) then they have to do freight shipping (like $150).
But 43" is totally safe.
I would be surprised if it is more than $15 (mine are usually around $10)
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Re: Misumi order

Postby bdring » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:20 pm

I looked at 10 orders. The highest was $15 then $12 then the rest below that. The $15 was for my plasma which had some big 40x40 cross section pieces. That is shipping to a residential (but not rural) address.

That method is very common in the industrial world. It is the cheapest way....no padding an estimate. They get awesome UPS rates too.
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Re: Misumi order

Postby mondo50m » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:35 pm

Thank you for the response. That eases my mind alot. I had visions of getting hit with extremely high rates for the shipping.

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Re: Misumi order

Postby SystemsGuy » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:13 am

What Bart said is true in my experience, on both sides of the pond. We did end up with a call on an order of some 2m extrusion, despite the fact that UPS will - in theory - ship up to 2.7m (108 inches) where they wanted freight rates.

Caveat here - I'm ordering on a business account.
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