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    Archery shops - excessive postage costs?

    So my Cartel bow stand doesn't fit my new Mybo that well so I looked around and the Pine Ridge seems ideal.
    So I set about buying one - after trying THREE shops and getting to the checkout stage, I stopped when I saw the postage costs.
    Merlin - 6. The Archery Shop. -5 And the worst; Bowsports over 7!

    This is a small, light item. P&P should be no more than a couple of quid. I'm finding that a lot with Archery shops. Yes postage is a part of on-line buying but keep it sensible.

    So if anyone knows anywhere that sells these and doesn't charge silly money, please shout!
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    Silver Archery does them on Ebay. More money but free P&P (so cheaper overall).
    So bought one from there.
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    You need to remember that post costs for archery equipment often also cover insurance in case the item is lost or damaged in transit,

    it also depends were in the U.K. You live as some company's charge more to go to more remote areas.

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    But a bow stand?
    I understand it for a bow or maybe arrows but a 20 bow stand?!

    In Cornwall; normal mainland U.K. post.

    I voted with my wallet and chose free delivery from an Ebay retailer (who is also a physical shop in London).

    My most amazing buy has been a really good compound target boss off Ebay - that had free next day delivery!

    So come on shops; try a bit harder. I don't object to paying a bit of postage but those big minimum P&P charges are seriously off-putting.

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    Did Merlin not have a Royal Mail option for that?. I had a scope and a bunch of stabilisers weights from them that was Royal Mail optioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kernowlad View Post
    So my Cartel bow stand doesn't fit my new Mybo that well so I looked around and the Pine Ridge seems ideal.
    So I set about buying one - after trying THREE shops and getting to the checkout stage, I stopped when I saw the postage costs.
    Merlin - 6...So if anyone knows anywhere that sells these and doesn't charge silly money, please shout!
    Merlin offer 'Royal Mail Tracked' shipping for 3.95 which is a lot cheaper than Royal Mail listed price for a small parcel. Looks like it is just too thick to go as large letter which is an option for the 'TruGlow' stand at 2.50, so it does look like they are trying to be competitive with shipping. I do tend to add items to an order that I foresee needing at a later date to keep the shipping costs proportionally lower.

    When I started manufacturing parts I completely under estimated packing and shipping costs and time, especially time. I ship most things as 'small parcel' 3.65 and lose money on shipping alone not including packaging materials and time.

    PS I trust you bought the green one, or maybe the black, but the green would look great with the bow
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