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Old 09-08-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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Camping world shipping cost rip-off

I was in the process of looking for air and oil filters for my 8kw Onan generator in preparation for my fall maintenance. I looked around and found that CW's prices were about the same as other sites (about $1 or $2 more) so I added them to my cart. I was also going to order a new, multi-piece sewer hose (about $45),and a few other items, which I also added to my cart. When I went to look at what was in my cart, I noticed that the shipping charges for the filters was $9 EACH (for a filter that weighs less that 1 pound) and would take 4-6 weeks to ship. REALLY!!! $9 EACH? The sewer hose (8 lbs in weight) and other items were shipping for free because the total sale was over $100. But $9 EACH, for filters that weigh less than 1 pound each was ridiculous. Needless to say, I didn't order anything from CW!!

Really disappointed in CW!
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:56 PM   #2
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I agree I've notice that about CW shipping on several occasions. I won't order over the internet from them, I go down to the local store to see if they have the item and try to get it at the internet price.
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:53 PM   #3
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I have seen the same from them. I the other hand their prices in store are very competitive. I use amazon prime for most everything.
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:56 PM   #4
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:00 PM   #5
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If you think that's bad try ordering from Canada and have some outrageous UPS brokerage fees added to the mix. I like Camping Worlds selection and some of their prices and sales but unless I can pick the item up in store I won't be getting it. Lesson learned CW.
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:29 PM   #6
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I am not sure how CW system calculates shipping charges. I placed an order today that included several gallon jugs of cleaner. When I looked at the shipping cost as I was still shopping, it said $15. When I went to finalize the order, the shipping was only $9. This has happened more than once, not sure if it changes shipment locations depending on what you order?

I always watch the shipping charges but have still found them to be cheaper than any of the local places and my dealer has a very sad selection of items.
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They may have discounted the shipping charges if your order was over $99.
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:45 PM   #8
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I don't think CW is the only company that has outrageous shipping charges, but they certainly are in the top 10.

Ever notice those ads on TV that offer a product for a certain price, but then shout "but wait, order two and get the second one free, just pay additional shipping charges". They are making more money on the jacked up shipping charges than they do on the actual made in China product.

The only company I order items from is Amazon and that's only after reading the shipping charges fine print twice.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:17 PM   #9
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B47, it's time for you to become an Amazon Prime member. NO shipping charges (on second-day delivery!) for most items that are actually shipped by Amazon. And you get a couple of other benefits as well, all for a "low" annual fee! (Do I sound like a TV commercial now?)
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I am also a Amazon Prime member. The shipping on most things is free. I like it because you can buy 5$ product and its still free shipping. The books on my kindle fire is great and also free. I think it's a good deal.
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