Why do some equipment companies feel the need to sell their stuff at a “discount,” then overcharge the fuck out of the customer for shipping?
The most obvious example recently…a well-known company up north, somwhere between canada and NYC, overcharged me for a rather crappy rack i bought.
Later, I was looking for a pair of 1 1/4lb plates, which I found at atomic athletic…the plates were soemthing like 1.40 each, and 3.20 to ship both of them across the country.
For the sake of sakeness, I checked what my friends up north were charging. Same price for the plates, but…$16 PER PLATE to ship…from a few hours away.
I’ve noticed it elsewhere, too, and it’s pissin me off now.