What is going on with all the vendors??

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by BennyK81, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. BennyK81

    BennyK81 Well-Known Member

    It's nearly impossible for me to order small parts from some vendors that sell Buick parts.

    Was about to order some bolts and a Dash woodgrain kit for a total of USD 97....look at this....this is to Switzerland, Europe

    I don't know but this is insane....whats wrong with USPS..used that all the time and everything arrived just fine within a week...Summit and Rockauto can do it....but they don't have the speciality parts....
  2. Freakazoid

    Freakazoid Gold Level Contributor

    So freight on top of cost of your parts. Small parts. Freight makes cheep parts expensive. Really sorry man. Can you request UPS or US P S. Not Fedex. I know nothing about internal shipping. I saw a report that Amazon was going to take over the shipping business. Amazon prime members get free shipping alot in the US. I dont know about world wide. I wonder if you can find what you need there? I found a GM washer pump for my GS on there.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2020
  3. BennyK81

    BennyK81 Well-Known Member

    shipping used to be okay with USPS..

    Yes thats on top of the parts.....
  4. WQ59B

    WQ59B Well-Known Member

    I just sent 2 fender skirts and a glove box door from the east coast of the US to Belgium and the shipping alone was $101.
    Sucky thing for the buyer is, he somehow gave me his address wrong & the package bounced around Belgium a bit, then came back to the US. He paid the shipping again, so the $75 of parts cost him $277.
  5. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    What kind of bolts do you need? may very well have them, have a lot of coffee cans of misc automotive hardware - all clean southwestern stuff. And will put them in a USPS box, avoiding the FEDEX banality.
  6. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    I feel your pain Benny it cost an arm and a leg to get parts to Canada also. For a few bucks more you could have a plane ticket to the U.S.A. and fly over, fill your suitcase with parts and fly home. Don't even bother packing anything in your suitcase besides clean undies and socks when you leave Switzerland :p:rolleyes:
  7. roadrunnernz

    roadrunnernz Gold Level Contributor

    We're lucky for small parts in New Zealand; NZ Post set up a depot in Portland that tranships to NZ, so a part get sent (often freight free) to a special address and then we pay NZ$ for NZ Post to ship to New Zealand. Great for those "dont ship international" sellers. Example, OPGI shipped a radiator shroud to Portland, then I paid $60US to get it to me in New Zealand. Got here in about 10 days. I've also had Forum members collect and ship stuff around USA for me, super helpful group of guys here. Thumbs up.
  8. PatricksBuick

    PatricksBuick PatrickBuick


    I had a similar experience in Nov/Dec. when I ordered in the US. Not sure what happened but prices seemed to have skyrocketed. And as you know on top of parts plus shipping comes VAT and inbound tariffs....
    I feel with you

  9. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    Amazon's "free" shipping is not free. You have to pay a membership fee, then the price may be higher. I just received an electric shaver from Amazon. It cost $34 and change with "free" shipping; I could have purchased it elsewhere for $23 including sales tax, but with $13.95 shipping it was even more expensive then Amazon.
  10. Freakazoid

    Freakazoid Gold Level Contributor

    Ouch, thanks john. I just hear everyone saying how great it is. I did get a washer pump from them. The wife uses them.
    They have their own fleet of trucks around here now..
    I'm out of Ideas for Benny.
  11. BennyK81

    BennyK81 Well-Known Member

    It's okay as long as you order from a place that still uses USPS.

    Some members on here sold me great used stuff and they used USPS to ship.

    But when ordering new stuff it is a real pain beacause I have to compare all the vendors to find one that has a decent online ordering AND that ships with USPS...

    The bolts I need are for the radiator support with new rubber bushings...so I need new parts...

    The Bay isn't better as well...everyone uses that global shipping crap from ebay wich is horrendous...I bought 3 Hot Wheels cars once...each USD 5. Shipping was USD 70 for all of them...
  12. Bill's Auto Works

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  13. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Benny, if you're close friends with one of the members on here maybe have them order them for you and have them delivered to their house, or order them and have them shipped to them. Then they can ship it to you USPS. You and I don't know each other very well at all, but if you can't find anyone else, PM me and maybe I can help you out. I'm pretty busy, but I'd get it done at some point.

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