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    COMC increasing shipping rates

    COMC is increasing their shipping rates:

    https://blog.comc.com/2016/07/05/com...ping-update-2/

    I suppose that means the best way to do things is buy and hold cards in your account and when you get enough cards that it would cost them more than $3.99 to ship, have them delivered. Shipping just 1-4 cards each time should mean that their new rates become a huge profit center for them.

    Shipping time remains slow.

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    Damn it, I typically keep my balance low just to ship cards
    Please note: Card collecting is my hobby, not my life. I don't take it that serious and like to keep it fun.

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    I find this funny because didn't they just lower the postage rate?

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    Hey, even Netflix finally raised their prices. This was inevitable. If you don't have to have the cards NOW, just wait for a shipping deal.

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    The increase seems ok to me. Hell, they give away money for buying cards, and don't charge buyers storage fees. I usually ship every two to three months anyway, usually in lots of at least 60 cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moxacaine View Post
    I find this funny because didn't they just lower the postage rate?
    I don't think so. I believe my last two annual purchases from them each had a $3.00 flat rate shipping charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsmath View Post
    I don't think so. I believe my last two annual purchases from them each had a $3.00 flat rate shipping charge.
    Sorry, I meant the USPS just lowered the postage rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moxacaine View Post
    Sorry, I meant the USPS just lowered the postage rate.
    I believe it's going back up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashburn Alley View Post
    I believe it's going back up.
    Haha, that didn't last long. They just lowered them in April.

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    It's now $4.99 to ship to Canada, which is still cheaper than pretty much any other online source. I usually only ship once I have at least a dozen or so cards, so it's still a good deal. Probably will remain pretty slow... used to be 3-4 weeks to my Toronto-area address.

    Apparently they bring cards across the border on a regular basis, and all Canadian orders will ship from their British Columbia location. I think only ship once a week on Thursdays and the order has to be received by Tuesday night.

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    The rush shipping now makes no sense to do. Was $4.99 for any amount of cards now you have to pay an extra $.25 per card to ship rushed. You already give them $.25 when you buy the card in the first place for shipping and handling. The only thing I liked about rush was it was only $2 more but your cards would be packaged that day and shipped next. Now say you have 100 cards (keep in mind they get $.25 for S&H when you buy a card so they already made $25 off you) you really going to pay $3.99 base price + ($.25 x 100) $25 = $28.99 for rush?? Hell no, you're going to save the $25 and just wait a few extra days and send standard. Heck, last time I used standard I requested on the 26th and it was sent the 28th.

    Feel like if they just raised the prices by a buck or two across the board (like they did with standard) I'd be okay with it but it just feels like a money grab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olerud363 View Post
    It's now $4.99 to ship to Canada, which is still cheaper than pretty much any other online source.
    Does that include the various cross-border junk fees? IIRC, the COMC blog mentioned fees would be added to canadian shipments for duties or customs or whatever is charged by Canadian authorities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsmath View Post
    Does that include the various cross-border junk fees? IIRC, the COMC blog mentioned fees would be added to canadian shipments for duties or customs or whatever is charged by Canadian authorities.
    I believe the new shipping fees include customs fees for standard shipping. The wording in the COMC blog is a bit ambiguous to me:

    In Canada, you can now avoid the hassle of dealing with customs by shipping through Canada Post. Because we regularly drive shipments across the border, we now charge duties when you place your shipment request, alleviating you of any surprise fees while eliminating the provincial tax and Canadian Border Service Agency handling fees.

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    I just requested a shipment with the new rate. Today is 7/22 and it tells me that the shipment will be mailed 8/6 for an 8/8 delivery! That is 15 days from request to ship date if that is on target. That will set a new record for them with me. Are they that busy? I work about 3.5 miles from the warehouse. They need a local pick up option.

    Since I joined the site, my request to ship days have been:

    2011 - 4 *
    2012 - 14 *
    2012 - 4
    2012 - 4
    2013 - 4
    2013 - 6
    2014 - 3
    2014 - 8 *
    2015 - 8
    2015 - 5 *
    2016 - 2
    2016 - 5
    2016 - ???

    * on or just before/just after Black Friday

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    In all fairness, I had to update this. My shipment arrived today. Now keep in mind that I had it delivered to a Redmond address, which is where COMC is located. It didn't have far to go!

    It was slated to ship 8/6, so I got it a few days earlier than expected. Still, I requested shipment on 7/22. For my $4 S/H, I got it in 13 days.


    Quote Originally Posted by mrmopar View Post
    I just requested a shipment with the new rate. Today is 7/22 and it tells me that the shipment will be mailed 8/6 for an 8/8 delivery! That is 15 days from request to ship date if that is on target. That will set a new record for them with me. Are they that busy? I work about 3.5 miles from the warehouse. They need a local pick up option.

    Since I joined the site, my request to ship days have been:

    2011 - 4 *
    2012 - 14 *
    2012 - 4
    2012 - 4
    2013 - 4
    2013 - 6
    2014 - 3
    2014 - 8 *
    2015 - 8
    2015 - 5 *
    2016 - 2
    2016 - 5
    2016 - 13

    * on or just before/just after Black Friday

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