Messick's shipping. You've got to be kidding me!!!

Dae06

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This is a $50 light switch (TD350-75360). Its the exact same switch that came with the tractor for the front working lights.

This is smaller that 1.5" cubed and the cheapest shipping is $18.47??

The reason I looked a Messick's is that there are no switches at any of the dealers near me and they said the warehouse doesn't have them either.

I'll wire my own switch before I pay $18.00 for shipping a small package like that. :mad:
 

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Shipping seems to get higher over time and they probably have a handling and packing fee built into that number. I tend to buy a lot of small parts from eBay for that reason but use care - the least expensive stuff tends to be shipped from China so delivery can be a couple months out.
 

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This is a $50 light switch (TD350-75360). Its the exact same switch that came with the tractor for the front working lights.

This is smaller that 1.5" cubed and the cheapest shipping is $18.47??

The reason I looked a Messick's is that there are no switches at any of the dealers near me and they said the warehouse doesn't have them either.

I'll wire my own switch before I pay $18.00 for shipping a small package like that. :mad:
This is not the first time this has been brought up, Give them a call, I think they said they would do different shipping on small items. ;)
 

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I think there automatic lowest ship is what your seeing, check with them.

Might also want to check local dealer, may find out might be cheaper. Last time I needed something it came that way for me, my only issue is nearest dealer is 40 miles
 

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This is a $50 light switch (TD350-75360). Its the exact same switch that came with the tractor for the front working lights.

This is smaller that 1.5" cubed and the cheapest shipping is $18.47??

The reason I looked a Messick's is that there are no switches at any of the dealers near me and they said the warehouse doesn't have them either.

I'll wire my own switch before I pay $18.00 for shipping a small package like that. :mad:

That same switch part number is available from other sources.

If this is your part number; https://www.google.com/search?q=TD350-75360&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=ubuntu&channel=fs

I had a similar reaction to their shipping costs, try shipping fluids!!!!!
 
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dlundblad

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For me at least, Coleman has a better price on shipping.
 
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This is a $50 light switch (TD350-75360). Its the exact same switch that came with the tractor for the front working lights.

This is smaller that 1.5" cubed and the cheapest shipping is $18.47??

The reason I looked a Messick's is that there are no switches at any of the dealers near me and they said the warehouse doesn't have them either.

I'll wire my own switch before I pay $18.00 for shipping a small package like that. :mad:
I agree 100%. I don't even consider Messick's any more for my tractor part needs. Most of the time the price of the part is the same as what my dealer charges. Then tacking on a RIDICULOUS amount for shipping takes them completely out of the ball game.:mad:
 

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Coleman shipping for that switch is $11.38 to Minnesota... item price is$48.81.

Net difference makes Coleman about $10 cheaper...

Guess this is the reason I order from Coleman. :)
 
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Shipping has gone up leaps and bounds lately. I dont bother selling anything on eBay anymore.

I ordered a few springs from Messicks last year and shipping was more than the parts obviously, but in that instance I didnt have the time to stop by a dealer to order them.

The parts diagrams on their site are handy, and you can take the part numbers to your local counter and order em up.
 

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messick is a dealer.

most of the dealers I know of are being charged shipping by their suppliers (in this case kubota). What are the dealers gonna do? Eat the shipping costs? Our little network....over $1,000,000 in [parts] shipping costs were not accounted for in 2018. That's 12 dealers combined. One would say well that's just pocket change. Might be for you but that's a lot of money to me! Write off? No so fast. Not everything is deductible, depreciable, or otherwise able to be written off. The unresolved shipping costs are simply a loss. A loss is the same thing that happens when you order something online and get it wrong and there's no recourse. You suck it up and hope not to do it again.

They're going to pass it on to the consumer. That means if kubota charges them $7 to ship it from warehouse to dealer, dealer's gonna add that into the shipping cost to your door when you order it. On the same note, one of the things that has bothered me about online shopping (in a lot of cases) is when you are "shopping", it might show that item to be available, but after a few weeks of it not showing up, you find out that it backordered or is NLA or whatever. If it's not available local, it may not be available at all. BTW what is the part number? I might be able to get a dealer parts guy look it up & get some more info on it.

This is one of the many ways that the online shopping industry is under attack by small businesses, and there's good reason for it. Also many states are charging sales taxes for online orders even if the business doesn't have a physical address in that state. The government has been 'missing out' on their share too, for a long time.

Do I like it? NO WAY. But we have no choice. I feel like even after making contact with our government officials, they are going to do whatever they want anyway if it fits there agenda. To me then, what's the point?
 

Dae06

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I think Amazon’s free shipping is spoiling us, but shipping rates have seemed to have gone up a lot.
 
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thepumpguysc

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THATS WHY I don't sell parts.. MY supplier charges me 20-25.00 for ANYTHING I order..
If it comes in a small manila bubble pack that u can fit in your pocket.. 20.00..
If its a large box its 25.00 +..
So any "savings" I get for being a "dealer" is eaten up by shipping.. 1st TO ME, then TO U..
THAT equals out to about 30.00 in shipping charges.. I can ship something to a customer for 10-11.00 where "I" got charged 20-25.00 from my supplier.!!
Shipping charges have become a money tree, for the big suppliers..{never ending supply of money/income}
 

John T

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Wasn’t President Trump supposed to look into some kind of sweetheart deal between Amazon and USPS??

UPS too i’m sure....


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thepumpguysc

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IDK about that.. but a few of the vendors I get parts from say Fed-up has swung a deal w/ them.. Its cheaper than USPS..
Unfortunately my MAIN supplier wont use anything BUT UPS.. in which they charge me 25.00 +..
It sux for me and my customers.. I HAVE TO pay the 25.00 AND my customers cant benefit from my price savings..
Oh Well.. "and the world keeps turning".. as they say..
 

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I think their public policy is that they assume all parts ordered are "needed" as soon as possible so they use some form of more costly shipping as a default. Quite odd considering nearly ever other retailer in the world lets you choose your shipping based on how quickly you need something. Last time i bought a bag of shear bolts i'm quite sure shipping as 2X the cost of the order.
 

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If you don’t need it right away, order it on the weekly stock order at your local dealership and it will be cheaper.
 
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When I took my tractor to the local dealer, they did the repair, and charged me $15 shipping for a few washers to increase the pressure in my hydraulic system. I asked at the parts counter if it was a stock part, and he said, how many do you want? 25 in stock at all times. It is just another way that some dealers rip off the customer. I was having breakfast with a friend that went there the day before to get a price on a new tractor, since they are in the town next to him. After hearing about my experience, he bought his tractor 40 miles away, and they matched the price, and delivered it to him the next day. The local dealer wanted $45 delivery fee. I won't ever deny a business making a profit, but I will not stand to be gouged. I prefer to shop local, but when a local store wants to screw you over, I vote with my money, and go elsewhere.
 

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I ordered a Kubota third function kit from my local dealer last year. Was like $800, no freight charged. Neighbor ordered a door for his M9540, no freight charged.
 
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