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Old Oct 08, 2012, 02:03 PM
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I always figured it was about container space/weight on the ships vs profit potential/handling costs. Little items that cost .50/each require a lot of handling to turn a profit (must sell/pack/ship a lot of them.) A bigger, more expensive item that takes up the same space as a bunch of the cheaper items only has to be handled once and probably has a higher profit margin.

Also, they may figure that people will tend to buy the smaller items at an LHS rather than wait for shipping. I order batches of little stuff, but sometimes I have a project come up and I am short. I run to the LHS or wait a day until I get there during other errands rather than place an order, pay shipping and wait four days to save a buck or two. I'm talking hinges, control arms, radio accessories, wires, hardware - all the stuff I wish was at the USA warehouse. Wish they had more of the inexpensive radio gear and covering material in the US, too. Probably that patent thing mentioned above...
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