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Old Mar 30, 2009, 12:00 AM
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Re: (2) 11.1V 4000mAh rechargeable LI-PO batteries - price is OK, but how about that shipping charge?

Have you checked the price to ship stuff by USPS lately? The $25 to $30 may
be an honest shipping price!! The only economical and dependable way to ship
anything of any size these days is FedEx Ground. I have GREAT luck with
them. I'm in the hobby business and I ship a lot. Under no circumstances
ever let UPS get within 10 feet of anything you don't want to see pulverized
and they'll only charge you about three times as much as Fedex for the

"Fubar of the HillPeople" <fubar1@(DieSpammers)> wrote in
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> Because its drop shipped from Hong Kong for one thing. For another
> thing, Ebay charges sellers a percentage of the final price but not the
> shipping cost therefore some sellers pad their profits by charging a large
> amount for the shipping and handling.
> There are several Ebay sellers from time to time who supposedly ship
> from Los Angeles and charge $25 to $30 shipping on a $24.95 plane but will
> not allow local pickup. If they would be honest and maybe bring up the
> cost of the plane a bit but charge real shipping I would probably buy from
> them but since they don't, I wont.
> In the case of these LiPo packs you would still be getting a pair of 4
> amp packs for less than $20 each but how good could the quality be?
> Dan
> "rmra" <> wrote in message
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>> Why do sellers do that?