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    Amazon is doing a lot of shipping and delivery itself so I doubt the other shippers are giving Amazon special deals. Fedex quit dealing with Amazon last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis thompson View Post
    I know I'm going to be seen as an old grouch and a cheapskate, I won't argue with that, but It drives me nuts when I order $16 worth of stuff from Lee Valley or anybody else,and the shipping is $8 or half the cost of the items I purchased.
    Am I alone here?
    Well, maybe $8 isn't too bad. I just clicked on an ad for TersaKnives and you get free shipping with an order of $250!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis thompson View Post
    Well, maybe $8 isn't too bad. I just clicked on an ad for TersaKnives and you get free shipping with an order of $250!
    With TersaKnives, they are shipping from Canada so when you account for that plus the fact that their prices are much lower than many places, buying from them, even if you have to pay shipping, is still less money. It's the total cost that counts. I had a conversation with them not long ago and they are a small "mom and pop" business that doesn't have the volume to be able to setup a US warehouse like Lee Valley has, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis thompson View Post
    Well, maybe $8 isn't too bad. I just clicked on an ad for TersaKnives and you get free shipping with an order of $250!
    Not all that unusual. I was on a website the other day where the free shipping threshold was $1,000.

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