shipping is often treated as another profit center.
Will continue until MORE of us stop
doing business with midway.
Well said. I buy from other vendors that over estimate weight per unit and the more you buy, the greater the error (which is not really an error at all). I try to buy components locally. The base price is often a little higher but no shipping and those guys gotta eat too. The rest I get from Midway (when in stock). At Midway, I'm buying convenience and that's worth a little something extra.
Just a thought... if you buy five dollars worth of lightweight stuff and drive it across the continent, shipping will always be the most expensive part.
I shop but sometimes they are the only one that have what I want. I don't fault them for profits, we all have to make money, let's face it. When they don't it's one less company, one less job and then eventually there's only one company left and they charge even more as they then set price. Unless you live off the land or Social services you fail to see my point. Shopping is good, but competition always thins down profits margins so that one company doesn't own the market. It doesn't stop me from shopping around. Midway is typically pretty competitive, let's keep em that way.
In addition to the options thus far listed I occasionally use Graf and Sons.
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