User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-01-2019, 04:34 PM #1
Killer Squirrel's Avatar
Killer Squirrel Killer Squirrel is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: TX
Posts: 104
Killer Squirrel is on a distinguished road
Killer Squirrel Killer Squirrel is offline
Member
Killer Squirrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: TX
Posts: 104
Killer Squirrel is on a distinguished road
Giving up ordering from Wheeler's!

I really wanted to support them for being a forum vendor but the shipping was through the roof! And they can't even tell me what it was going to be until AFTER they charge my credit card? $120 just for shipping for a shock/strut/spring package. Absolutely absurd, I'm sorry.


*EDIT*
I did call back and talk to Stephen, the guy I had first talked to and helped me over the phone. He did some checking and found that they were able to fit everything into 2 boxes instead of 3, dropping the shipping to $70. Now THAT's what I had envisioned as a good shipping cost. I'm glad I called back and talked to him. Just wanted to edit this and let everyone know they did right by me.
__________________
- 2000 4x4 Highlander SC

Last edited by Killer Squirrel; 10-03-2019 at 08:38 AM.
Killer Squirrel is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-01-2019, 05:00 PM #2
Bad Luck Bad Luck is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Posts: 582
Real Name: Patrick
Bad Luck has a spectacular aura about Bad Luck has a spectacular aura about
Bad Luck Bad Luck is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Posts: 582
Real Name: Patrick
Bad Luck has a spectacular aura about Bad Luck has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by Killer Squirrel View Post
I really wanted to support them for being a forum vendor but the shipping was through the roof! And they can't even tell me what it was going to be until AFTER they charge my credit card? $120 just for shipping for a shock/strut/spring package. Absolutely absurd, I'm sorry.
What did the shipping calculator say before you checked out?
Bad Luck is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-01-2019, 05:12 PM #3
Bumbo's Avatar
Bumbo Bumbo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: CA
Posts: 2,810
Bumbo is a glorious beacon of light Bumbo is a glorious beacon of light Bumbo is a glorious beacon of light Bumbo is a glorious beacon of light Bumbo is a glorious beacon of light
Bumbo Bumbo is offline
Senior Member
Bumbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: CA
Posts: 2,810
Bumbo is a glorious beacon of light Bumbo is a glorious beacon of light Bumbo is a glorious beacon of light Bumbo is a glorious beacon of light Bumbo is a glorious beacon of light
I got curious and looked at my old order from 2016 and paid about $61 from OR to CA using UPS Ground. TX would cost more.

They seem like they do a good job of keeping their product prices low; assuming they donít markup shipping, they are at the mercy of their carrier. Perhaps itís not them you have the problem with?

That said, they should call their rep and make sure they are getting the appropriate discounts applied for the volume they do.
Bumbo is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-01-2019, 05:52 PM #4
Killer Squirrel's Avatar
Killer Squirrel Killer Squirrel is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: TX
Posts: 104
Killer Squirrel is on a distinguished road
Killer Squirrel Killer Squirrel is offline
Member
Killer Squirrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: TX
Posts: 104
Killer Squirrel is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bad Luck View Post
What did the shipping calculator say before you checked out?
$164. I was told in advance that it would estimate a much higher price, I was just expecting a much lower "corrected" cost. $120 in shipping charges sounds reasonable to you guys? Maybe I'm off base here but that sure got my blood pressure up. I'd love to support them but it seems like they are trying to pass on other costs by padding the shipping.
__________________
- 2000 4x4 Highlander SC
Killer Squirrel is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-01-2019, 08:28 PM #5
Dillusion Dillusion is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 754
Dillusion is a jewel in the rough Dillusion is a jewel in the rough Dillusion is a jewel in the rough Dillusion is a jewel in the rough
Dillusion Dillusion is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 754
Dillusion is a jewel in the rough Dillusion is a jewel in the rough Dillusion is a jewel in the rough Dillusion is a jewel in the rough
Now you feel our pain on shipping here.

Would prolly cost us $300 and take 3 - 4 weeks.
__________________
2018 TRD OFF ROAD
My Build
Dillusion is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-01-2019, 08:49 PM #6
aontkos's Avatar
aontkos aontkos is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: South Florida
Posts: 170
aontkos is on a distinguished road
aontkos aontkos is offline
Member
aontkos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: South Florida
Posts: 170
aontkos is on a distinguished road
If the estimate was $164 and you paid $120 then you should be happy.

That stuff is heavy. If the price bugs you that much then take the box directly to UPS after it arrives and get a shipping estimate to send it to Wheelerís. I guarantee it will be at least $120.
__________________
________________
2000 4Runner, Limited, OME 881s and 891s, e-locker, ARB bullbar, 155k
aontkos is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-01-2019, 10:18 PM #7
Bad Luck Bad Luck is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Posts: 582
Real Name: Patrick
Bad Luck has a spectacular aura about Bad Luck has a spectacular aura about
Bad Luck Bad Luck is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Posts: 582
Real Name: Patrick
Bad Luck has a spectacular aura about Bad Luck has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by Killer Squirrel View Post
$164. I was told in advance that it would estimate a much higher price, I was just expecting a much lower "corrected" cost. $120 in shipping charges sounds reasonable to you guys? Maybe I'm off base here but that sure got my blood pressure up. I'd love to support them but it seems like they are trying to pass on other costs by padding the shipping.
I always assume that it won’t be less than the calculator tells me, but that’s because I’m a pessimist. $120 seems reasonable for what you ordered to me.
Bad Luck is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-01-2019, 10:41 PM #8
3bears 3bears is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: north east of Fairbanks Alaska
Posts: 1,447
Real Name: Joshua 3 Bears
3bears will become famous soon enough 3bears will become famous soon enough
3bears 3bears is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: north east of Fairbanks Alaska
Posts: 1,447
Real Name: Joshua 3 Bears
3bears will become famous soon enough 3bears will become famous soon enough
that is high but not for what was shipped...shipping charges in the lower 48...try shipping that stuff to me up here...what you paid is chump change ( comparatively)
gonna go to Oregon this spring and drive back ( again) gonna be loaded with goodies for my 4runner and "stuff"and like a big hit to harbor freight...not one up here
__________________
2000 SR-5 V6 Auto . Desert Dune, Spectre intake, Borla muffler, Magnafine tranny filter, B&M cooler, Talls, KYB, Airlift 1000, DRL delete, Big 3 wire, full rack, TBU, Swapped in Elocker, some LEDs, PIAA headlights, , Amsoil

Last edited by 3bears; 10-01-2019 at 10:47 PM.
3bears is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-02-2019, 01:21 AM #9
pluton's Avatar
pluton pluton is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 985
Real Name: Keith
pluton will become famous soon enough
pluton pluton is offline
Member
pluton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 985
Real Name: Keith
pluton will become famous soon enough
The big volume retailers get deals from Fedex and UPS. Smaller retailers and us consumers don't get those deals. Example: Fedex 2-day shipping from big retailer in NY to me here in CA: $16. If I need to return the item via 2-day Fedex, it costs me $34 form CA to NY.
__________________
97 4R SR5, 4WD/Elock, 3.4, 5spd. OME881/890 springs/OME shocks, 265/70/16 BFG AT/KO2.
pluton is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-02-2019, 08:09 AM #10
Killer Squirrel's Avatar
Killer Squirrel Killer Squirrel is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: TX
Posts: 104
Killer Squirrel is on a distinguished road
Killer Squirrel Killer Squirrel is offline
Member
Killer Squirrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: TX
Posts: 104
Killer Squirrel is on a distinguished road
Maybe I'm just getting old and not doing well with how much stuff costs now lol. I really do want to support vendors that are helpful and support us with even minor discounts and offer good products. Maybe I'll swallow my pride and give em a call back and see what they can do.
__________________
- 2000 4x4 Highlander SC
Killer Squirrel is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-02-2019, 09:47 AM #11
nissanh nissanh is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Odessa/Midland TX
Posts: 3,310
nissanh will become famous soon enough
nissanh nissanh is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Odessa/Midland TX
Posts: 3,310
nissanh will become famous soon enough
Trust me, shipping charges are crazy and I totally gave up selling anything on ebay. recently, I shipped an outside door trim, radiator shroud, 1 din compass unit and an air filter box off of a 01 Montero inside half sized 58 inch LCD TV box to NY from TX and shipping was $180 on usps parcel post. I'd rather hand deliver it by adding extra $100 and get to visit NY!
nissanh is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-02-2019, 09:49 AM #12
jross20 jross20 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Georgia
Posts: 270
jross20 is on a distinguished road
jross20 jross20 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Georgia
Posts: 270
jross20 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bad Luck View Post
I always assume that it wonít be less than the calculator tells me, but thatís because Iím a pessimist. $120 seems reasonable for what you ordered to me.
$120 in shipping for what he ordered?

Guys allow me let you all in on a big secret... Most shipping charges are the biggest rip-off of the past 10 years.

I was able to learn about this and see it all in action both the current company I work for and the previous one. Unless someone has an incredibly small company, their discount is most likely really high possibly shipping things.

We can ship a 70 lbs box for like 30 bucks on ground. And we don't even have the highest tier discount. And besides my experience, the most obvious example is Amazon. how on Earth do you think they can offer a free one or two day shipping on all kinds of crap? $150 a year is not going to cover it, unless, it was hyper inexpensive.

Things like boxes and wrap also almost free in the grand scheme of things. Usually less than $0.50 per box.
The last thing that you have is labor, and yeah you got to cover your cost there but still...

Generally my preferred option is headstrong off-road, they don't even charge shipping most of the time, at least as far as I'm aware historically. Why? because shipping is extremely cheap.

Don't get me wrong though, wheelers has excellent customer service. But honestly the shipping prices are what keep me away 90% of the time.
jross20 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-02-2019, 09:56 AM #13
carlodonz's Avatar
carlodonz carlodonz is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 74
carlodonz is on a distinguished road
carlodonz carlodonz is offline
Member
carlodonz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 74
carlodonz is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by aontkos View Post
If the estimate was $164 and you paid $120 then you should be happy.

That stuff is heavy. If the price bugs you that much then take the box directly to UPS after it arrives and get a shipping estimate to send it to Wheelerís. I guarantee it will be at least $120.
Last year to ship 4 TRD wheels I paid around $100.
__________________
2014 4Runner Trail Super White
carlodonz is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-02-2019, 11:06 AM #14
Bumbo's Avatar
Bumbo Bumbo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: CA
Posts: 2,810
Bumbo is a glorious beacon of light Bumbo is a glorious beacon of light Bumbo is a glorious beacon of light Bumbo is a glorious beacon of light Bumbo is a glorious beacon of light
Bumbo Bumbo is offline
Senior Member
Bumbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: CA
Posts: 2,810
Bumbo is a glorious beacon of light Bumbo is a glorious beacon of light Bumbo is a glorious beacon of light Bumbo is a glorious beacon of light Bumbo is a glorious beacon of light
Other things to consider in shipping is the general size weight of the package, along with insurance.

Iíve sold some expensive stuff before only to have it get lost in shippingÖ it was never found, and it wasnít insured correctly. I ended up stomaching the lost. Iím sure Wheelers is also applying the appropriate insurance based on the value of goods.
Bumbo is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-02-2019, 12:12 PM #15
HiLife HiLife is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 662
HiLife will become famous soon enough
HiLife HiLife is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 662
HiLife will become famous soon enough
Heavy, shocks has a gas charge and oil in them. Maybe higher shipping cause labeled as hazardous contents and ticked up the rate?

I ordered gear lube from Dallas and that got labeled as hazardous contents.

Ups ground slow boat charged $40 to ship 2 t-shirts in a small box from TX to HI. Dont like usps, they lose stuff all the time.
HiLife is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Tags
absurd , charge , package , shipping , shock/strut/spring

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
5th Gen Giving 1engineer 5th gen T4Rs 21 12-20-2014 11:03 AM
3.0 finally giving up! Eacook1 Classic T4Rs 11 05-28-2014 02:59 AM
Brakes Giving out Summer9699 5th gen T4Rs 13 06-14-2011 12:12 AM
Could i be giving away my subs? Tucson4runner 3rd gen T4Rs 13 06-04-2011 05:43 PM
They are giving away Pilots!! TitaniumToy Off Topic 0 07-13-2007 09:08 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
***This site is an unofficial Toyota site, and is not officially endorsed, supported, authorized by or affiliated with Toyota. All company, product, or service names references in this web site are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Toyota name, marks, designs and logos, as well as Toyota model names, are registered trademarks of Toyota Motor Corporation***Ad Management plugin by RedTyger
 
Copyright © 2019


Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.