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Old 04-03-2024, 07:42 AM
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Hey Everyone,
Not sure if I'm the only that got ordered from SeekOutside lately but I wanted to order the new Glass Door for my SeekOutside wood stove, The Door itself is 65US which is high but really wanted to get the 11 OZ Glass door. So I went to check out and they wanted 45USD just to ship the darn little Glass door. I couldn't imagine how much they would charge if you actually shipped something with some weight.
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Old 04-03-2024, 08:03 AM
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So? What do you want? It's called a decision. Don't buy it.
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Old 04-03-2024, 08:16 AM
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The owner is a hard charging liberal anyway.

$45 USD is what you can expect. Iím surprised itís that cheap actually.
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Old 04-03-2024, 08:31 AM
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Shipping sucks and it has nothing to do with the company

I am shipping out packages to eastern Canada and US multiple times a week cost for a small package with tracking is 20$-30$. Just to send 1 large pike lure to Sask was 16$
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Old 04-03-2024, 11:44 AM
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unfortunately I'm a terrible compulsive buyer so I ordered the glass door to then get a 14 dollar customs charge oh well I look forward to using the new glass door in tipi tent, just thought 45USD was a little steep for something that weighed 11OZ.
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Old 04-03-2024, 11:47 AM
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Unfortunately, shipping costs have sky rocketed anywhere and everywhere, most times the shipping costs out way the cost of the item you are shipping
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Old 04-03-2024, 01:38 PM
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Go pick it up yourself, and save all that shipping money.
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Old 04-03-2024, 02:33 PM
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Gear Trade in Okotoks is a SO dealer. Probably save some money buying thru them.

ButÖ. This is true.

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Old 04-03-2024, 06:14 PM
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unfortunately I'm a terrible compulsive buyer so I ordered the glass door to then get a 14 dollar customs charge oh well I look forward to using the new glass door in tipi tent, just thought 45USD was a little steep for something that weighed 11OZ.
If shipped as a present up to a certain amount$$ you can have the customs waived.
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Old 04-04-2024, 08:48 AM
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It’s all nuts. I’ve refrained from purchasing lots of stuff because of outrageous shipping costs
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Old 04-04-2024, 09:13 AM
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Itís all nuts. Iíve refrained from purchasing lots of stuff because of outrageous shipping costs
It is crazy, ordering powder or primers online is getting beyond the reach of most unless you make a very large order. Regular shipping is just as stupid.
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Old 04-04-2024, 09:26 AM
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I just shipped a small item to Calgary , 3 hrs away . It weighed about a lb and was in a 8x8x10 box. Cost me $30. Pretty hard to ship anything for under $30.

Itís all reflective of the cost of fuel and thatís not getting any cheaper .
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Old 04-04-2024, 11:29 AM
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It is crazy, ordering powder or primers online is getting beyond the reach of most unless you make a very large order. Regular shipping is just as stupid.
Powder has the added issue of being considered a Hazmat item. Only a few carriers will even ship it.
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Old 04-04-2024, 12:53 PM
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I went down quite the rabbit hole researching Seek Outside. From what I've found, I've decided my business will go elsewhere as my values align differently.

With respect to shipping, yep, it's getting more and more expensive!
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Old 04-06-2024, 07:12 AM
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I just shipped a first lite gear, cost me 50 with fed ex, which will pass onto Canada post
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Old 04-06-2024, 07:47 AM
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Since the " invention " of covid people have decided that it's really easy and convenient to sit at home in their lounger jammies with their iPhone and click away ordering everything from groceries to cars to be delivered to their door step, so why is it such a surprise that shipping rates have doubled, supply and demand drives free enterprise, add to that huge increases in fuel and at some point everything ends up on a truck, everybody want's their slice of the pie. the end is nowhere in sight.
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Old 04-06-2024, 08:04 AM
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I went down quite the rabbit hole researching Seek Outside. From what I've found, I've decided my business will go elsewhere as my values align differently.

With respect to shipping, yep, it's getting more and more expensive!
I just did the same, I will avoid doing business with them, just as I avoid MEC.
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Old 04-06-2024, 08:28 AM
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Since the " invention " of covid people have decided that it's really easy and convenient to sit at home in their lounger jammies with their iPhone and click away ordering everything from groceries to cars to be delivered to their door step, so why is it such a surprise that shipping rates have doubled, supply and demand drives free enterprise, add to that huge increases in fuel and at some point everything ends up on a truck, everybody want's their slice of the pie. the end is nowhere in sight.
I doubt that is accurate, it's not just supply and demand. We order lots of stuff through Amazon prime, free shipping. With the value of some of the things we order the shipping should double the cost but it doesn't.

It's more likely the post office or other shippers are just gouging us, just shipping gifts to the granddaughters puts a big dent in the old pension checks.
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Old 04-06-2024, 09:01 AM
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I was looking at Hammer bullets for my 20 cal wildcat. A box of 31 grain copper bullets (100 pcs) is $75 which is high but .... Get the shipping quote - $50.91 That's all U.S. dollars. Ugh little too high total for me
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I just did the same, I will avoid doing business with them, just as I avoid MEC.
What have they said thatís offputtng?
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Old 04-06-2024, 09:58 AM
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What have they said thatís offputtng?
Support for gun control.
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Old 04-06-2024, 10:07 AM
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I just did the same, I will avoid doing business with them, just as I avoid MEC.
Super happy with my liteoutdoors tent and stove if you're looking for a supplier other than seek. Alberta as well
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So? What do you want? It's called a decision. Don't buy it.

Amen
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