Mountain Bike Reviews Forum banner
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
460 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Ordered a set of new tires from 'em last Fri.

Get the confirmation e-mail today saying the order shipped today (no sweat) via US Mail?!?

WTF? Tires in the mail? I gotta say there was no indication one way or the other how they would ship the product, but the U.S. freakin' Mail? :confused:
 

·
Team Cspine
Joined
·
492 Posts
Why not?

jddjirikian said:
Ordered a set of new tires from 'em last Fri.

Get the confirmation e-mail today saying the order shipped today (no sweat) via US Mail?!?

WTF? Tires in the mail? I gotta say there was no indication one way or the other how they would ship the product, but the U.S. freakin' Mail? :confused:
If the tires are flexible enough to be folded and fit in a box, why not?

I'm sure they'd let you pay more if you wanted to.
 

·
TurnURComputerOff&GoRide
Joined
·
91 Posts
I've had the same on my orders from Nashbar - the shipping method seems to be entirely random for the purchaser and the cost to you does not change. i.e. at checkout they just charge you xx for shipping and that could mean FedEx or US Mail or anything. They just absorb the profits if they use US Mail instead of a real courier service.
May have changed - I haven't ordered from them in some months.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
425 Posts
What's wrong with USPS?

USPS are way faster than UPS or Fedex Ground especially from state to state. a mail doesn't necessary mean an 'envelop', it could be a 'box' just as any other courier company. And as another post said, they deliver Saturday.
If there is a choice I will pick USPS anyday.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
155 Posts
Absorb the profits? I often have placed orders with them where it would cost me far more to ship the item via any carrier than they've charged. Think about that and the time it takes to pack a box and get it from inventory, and you see they aren't making money from their shipping charges. Often times it's less than tax.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
48,238 Posts
rural said:
I've had the same on my orders from Nashbar - the shipping method seems to be entirely random for the purchaser and the cost to you does not change. i.e. at checkout they just charge you xx for shipping and that could mean FedEx or US Mail or anything. They just absorb the profits if they use US Mail instead of a real courier service.
May have changed - I haven't ordered from them in some months.
"Absorb profits..."?!? FedEx or UPS is usually more than they charge for shipping. Every Nashbar order I have made arrived via Priority Mail in 3-4 days and that is from 2/3rds of the way across the country.

And the USPS is a "real courier service."
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top