Drake wrote:I also think that some postal charges can be excessive . I recently went to purchased a genuine kick/prop stand for a Raleigh Swift folding bike at 5.50p . Not a bad price for a genuine part i thought . But when the postage came 6.50p,i decided not for me . Purchased a universal type from Amazon for 7.70p no postage costs .
But i do take the point that companies have to factor in the cost of packaging . As long as it's not excessive.
Whenever shopping online I always
make sure I factor in the cost of postage when comparing costs on the same product. This is because a) the 'free' postage companies will just have the postage built in to the price anyway and b) postage varies significantly between retailers. I often find places with delivery costs added in that are cheaper then CRC.
Google shopping is always a good place to start (filter results by price low to high), though does not always pick up postage costs correctly.
Most annoying thing about online bike shops: having to place an item in the basket and then register and login before the delivery price is revealed. What a waste of my time!