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Registered: ‎03-12-2010

Why shipping so high for Lock & Lock?

Even for the set of ten small containers, multi-colors, new today, they ask $5.50 for shipping.  These are small plastic containers, lightweight, don't take up much space, so why $5.50?  

 

What am I missing?

 

 

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Re: Why shipping so high for Lock & Lock?

QVC's shipping is not based on the size or weight of the package, nor on where it is going. It is part of the entire pricing system.

 

Even stores/websites with free shippping calculate it into the overall pricing of their merchandise.

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Registered: ‎10-29-2016

Re: Why shipping so high for Lock & Lock?

Seems like everything they've offered so far is on under $2 less than the original QVC price yet the S&H is higher.  Guess they have to make up the $ some way.

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Re: Why shipping so high for Lock & Lock?

here is how i look at it......

 

the tsv set is $25.48......and it is an eight piece set. this is a larger capacity set also.

is each piece worth $3.19? if it is, i buy it......if it isnt, i dont buy it.

for me, this set is well worth the cost per piece. an excellent price for the quality.

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Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Why shipping so high for Lock & Lock?

Shipping costs have gone up - it is not only the actual shipping, but packing supplies, labor, etc.

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Re: Why shipping so high for Lock & Lock?

This set is not listed as BPA free.

 

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Re: Why shipping so high for Lock & Lock?


@hopi wrote:

This set is not listed as BPA free.

 


From theTSV product page:

 

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All Lock & Lock pieces are BPA free.
 
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Re: Why shipping so high for Lock & Lock?

@Homegirl ~ Shipping to Alaska is $15.97.  😱

Honored Contributor
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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Why shipping so high for Lock & Lock?

Try boxing that set up and taking it to the post office and sending it.  Way more than $5.50.


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Re: Why shipping so high for Lock & Lock?

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Just go to your local U.S. Post Office or your local UPS store and see what THEY tell you it will cost to ship even the smallest package or envelope.  Shipping isn't cheap. 

 

Can't expect to do any better than what the  average shipping price is out there, and I do think QVC's shipping can be regarded as a bargain.

 

With L&L storage containers, the boxes  they come in can be large, and the shippers set rates not only on weight, but on size of boxes. 

 

Boxes take up space in their airplanes and trucks, and still require the same manpower and gasoline (price of which is going up dramatically lately)  to  load and deliver them, no matter how lightweight they might be.  The boxes themselves cost money, too.