PLEASE NOTE: IN ORDER TO KEEP SHIPPING COSTS DOWN WE NORMALLY SHIP VIA US POSTAL SERVICE, USUALLY 1ST CLASS OR PRIORITY MAIL, DEPENDING ON WHAT'S BEING SHIPPED.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR ADDRESS IS DELIVERABLE BY THE POST OFFICE,
OR NOTIFY US IF YOU NEED ALTERNATE SHIPPING IN THE "SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS" BOX AT CHECKOUT.
WE HAVE TO COST AVERAGE THE SHIPPING. HERE'S WHY.
1. Time and materials to pack the items.
2. Cost in time and fuel to get the packages to the Post Office or UPS drop off.
3. In a perfect (Amazon, Buy.com, etc.) world where "sku's" are
bar coded, everything is entered in a database with the shipping
weight and they have a deal with UPS to ship stuff at fractions
of the rates charged the average small business - the freight
charges (at "retail") can be added in a shopping cart and
you can see them up front. That is impossible for me
as 80% of my parts are drop-shipped and I have no clue as
to the weight as shipped. A 4-cylinder Force head gasket properly
boxed will weigh a lot more than say 3 or 4 smaller items
of equal weight but less size and fragility.
The easiest way for me to maximize my useful time is to try
to pick a number that is mostly fair for the average order
and use it as a flat rate. In many cases the actual shipping
is greater than the $8.75 - in fact we recently had to increase
it 2 bucks a pop as I was in the loss side of the curve.
Hope this helps in understanding the reasons for this shipping
A list of policies and rates is here (opens in a new window).
ALL CUSTOMERS: For EXPRESS MAIL to anywhere, please CONTACT US so we can let you know what it will cost to ship. This will vary accoding to weight & dimensions of the necessary packaing (you can get a good idea from the page linked above).
We prefer NOT to ship orders outside the USA by any service besides Priority or Express Mail since other carriers are more expensive and we don't have drop-off locations close by.
If you do not follow the request for us to generate an invoice for Priority Mail when using PayPal from outside the USA, your order WILL be sent by 1st Class Mail (very slow) since we can not add additional shipping for Priority Mail as necessary to PayPal payments (this should be obvious).
Please review our Warranty, Returns & Refunds policies before you place an order.
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