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Outrageous S&H from TigerDirect


So I went to go purchase 128 Mb DDR RAM from TigerDirect while their special $15 rebate on Viking (used in Dell's) RAM was still active.. I got to the order page and then discovered it was $10.01 for S&H for ONE little stick of RAM?! TigerDirect bait and switch BS.



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Did you overnight it?

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I bet you chose their ultra-protect package, where they put it in a 10' x 10' box and fill it with 5 pounds of bubble wrap, and 7 pounds of packaging foam and ship it to you on a donkey.

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I've never had a problem w/ their shipping ... you must have selected a higher cost shipping method.

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There were no options to change shipping methods avail. No I did not have it overnighted

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That is strange. I've never had an issue with their shipping either. Product always arrives very quickly as well.

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I will never, ever again buy anything from Tiger Direct. Fool me once, shame on you...fool me twice, shame on me. They're just plain awful.

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Re: Outrageous S&H from TigerDirect

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TigerDirect bait and switch BS.
It's not a bait and switch, but it is a rather high amount for S & H (which makes it unappealing to say the least). Obviously it does cost them money to pull, pack, and ship it. Maybe not quite that much, but places like BestBuy ship free, but that can't last long. I've bought a $2 item form them, and shipped free, they've got to be losing money (pack of blank CD-Rs).

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Remember, it's Shiiping and handling someone has to process your order, get it, pack it, ect.

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Remember, it's Shiiping and handling someone has to process your order, get it, pack it, ect.
I'm aware of that, it doesn't cost them that much to "handle" it. I'm sure they could easily do it for $5 or $6.

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Outrageous shipping charges on sale or low-priced items is nothing new in the mail order computer parts industry. It's not quite as prevalant as it used to be, but it still happens often enough that you need to watch out. Tiger Direct, IMO, are a bunch of creeps anyway. I haven't done business with them for years, and never will again.

After being around the block several times, I now deal exclusively with newegg - their pricing is consistent and their shipping rates are always very reasonable. In fact, if you shop them carefully, it's often possible to build entire systems with no shipping charges whatsoever.

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Ordered quiet a few products from them, no problems yet..

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I will never, ever again buy anything from Tiger Direct. Fool me once, shame on you...fool me twice, shame on me. They're just plain awful.
What happend on the third time?

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Pricing tactics like that are common. The store offers a very good deal on acutal product (to get top rankings from price comparison sites), but makes money on the S&H.

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www.newegg.com

www.crucial.com <---- best ram ever

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