Well, that was weird. I just went to order some Handi-hoses from Camping World. Mostly because they currently/supposedly have the 10' "utility hose" in stock that I can't find anywhere else.
So, follow me here- it's a rambling story.
I started online:
- Checkout page estimated shipping at $14.00
- Checkout page offered a $5.00 discount
- Checkout page had a box for me to enter my Good Sam membership # to check for discounts
- My membership is expired, so I went and renewed that first on the Good Sam site
Back on the checkout page, I tried entering my (now renewed) membership # and it gave me a message that said, "Can't verify your membership. Try later or call us." (In hindsight, there are no actual discounts for the items I was ordering and this was all a glorious waste of time.)
I called them. He took my membership number, found me, and accepted all of the details of my order (items, coupon code, credit card and shipping). When he gave me the total, it was $2 more than the same online.
Turns out shipping was $2 more on the phone than online. I questioned it and he said, "I'm just reading from the screen." In a moment of brilliant cheapness, I told him to cancel the order and I'd simply place it online to save $2. So he did. And I did.
And then it only charged me $10 for shipping.
When it was all said and done, I was charged $6 less online than the same order placed on the phone due to cost differences in shipping.