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Shipping and handling blues

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Posted on November 1, 2018 at 10:38:41
jimbill
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Posts: 2797
Location: Texas
Joined: May 31, 2004
Just got an invoice from a new wine club I joined. The 10% ($25) club discount was more than offset by the $50 S&H charge for 6 bottles.

I cancelled the membership.

 

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RE: Shipping and handling blues, posted on December 25, 2018 at 09:22:31
jeffrt
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Posts: 282
Location: New Jersey
Joined: May 29, 2000
Did you expect them to ship it for free after giving you a discount?
Honestly, you know how much 6 bottles of wine plus packaging plus insulation weighs. How much do you think UPS or FEDEX charges and what is the distance from the shipping point to wherever you live?

If you're within a state or two from the shipping point, I'd suggest that $50 is a little much. If you 're a few states away, then ...

On the other hand, didn't they tell you how much it was to ship 6 bottles to you? If they didn't at the time or ordering, then I would not have ordered from them.

 

Most wine clubs give discounts, posted on December 26, 2018 at 09:27:32
jimbill
Audiophile

Posts: 2797
Location: Texas
Joined: May 31, 2004
Being wine clubs, they know they are going to sell x amount of wine to you. You have to agree to annually buy a certain amount of wine to get the discount. Heck, Siduri gives their membership 20% discount off their retail prices and includes the shipping for free. Other wine clubs I belong to average $3-$5 per bottle S&H. And most of them have offerings throughout the year where they offer free shipping on current releases.

Mailing lists, not so much. But then I'm not required to buy anything.

$8 per bottle is the most I've ever seen from a wine club.

 

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