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boot1535 | Admirer | 11.17.2012 3:35 AM
Just wondering how it costs less to send a big item, WITH a dust cover, than it does to send the exact same item, WITHOUT a dust cover. If anything, the dust cover would take up more space and add weight, right? Is it me?
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rena347 | Inspirer 3 | 11.17.2012 7:16 PM
From what I have seen on the HSN shipping charges, there doesn't seem to be any correlation between the size and weight of the package and the amount charged for shipping. Many very heavy items have free shipping and many lightweight items are charged more to ship than the actual cost involved. For example, last week I purchased a nurser kit (177-043) for my daughter's kitten. The product cost was $3.99 and the shipping charge was $9.95. If I had not won a free shipping coupon, there's no way I would have purchased this item from HSN. The item only weighs around 8 ounces so there's no way the actual shipping cost would be $9.95. My guess (and it's only a guess) is that shipping charges are some way calculated based on the markup of the actual product. The higher the product markup, the more they offer free or reduced shipping. You gotta figure they will make their money one way or another.
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Shipping & Handling

Just wondering how it costs less to send a big item, WITH a dust cover, than it does to send the exact same item, WITHOUT a dust cover. If anything, the dust cover would take up more space and add weight, right? Is it me?
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RE: Shipping & Handling

From what I have seen on the HSN shipping charges, there doesn't seem to be any correlation between the size and weight of the package and the amount charged for shipping. Many very heavy items have free shipping and many lightweight items are charged more to ship than the actual cost involved. For example, last week I purchased a nurser kit (177-043) for my daughter's kitten. The product cost was $3.99 and the shipping charge was $9.95. If I had not won a free shipping coupon, there's no way I would have purchased this item from HSN. The item only weighs around 8 ounces so there's no way the actual shipping cost would be $9.95. My guess (and it's only a guess) is that shipping charges are some way calculated based on the markup of the actual product. The higher the product markup, the more they offer free or reduced shipping. You gotta figure they will make their money one way or another.
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