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Author Topic: Are these prices reasonable or what?  (Read 1604 times)
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JJ
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« on: July 29, 2010, 09:13:55 PM »

These prices are so low I did a double take.

Cat scratchers, jungle gym, collapsible cat carrier, and a few other items.

http://www.ryanspet.com/catItem.aspx
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 04:30:15 AM »

The kitty playpen is right in line with what I paid for mine on Amazon.

The trees seem really cheap, but I'd think it would be "made up" in the shipping.  Many companies will cut the price of the product and add it to the handling charges to make it seems cheap.  Having said that, I work in the shipping industry and know the prices.  It ain't cheap to ship something, and it's worse with something that's over 150 cubic inches.  Which I would think would include most of those cat trees.

For ground shipping the tree that measures 30.32" x 16.14" x 39", the shipping for me came to $37.  It would be slightly cheaper to ship to a business.  UPS charges more for residential delivery than business delivery.  Depending on the weight, this is actually not that bad.  They are shipping from Arizona.

I've also seen companies do that opposite (which is actually more common), where they put the price of handling and the base rate of shipping in the price of the item, then charge very low shipping rates.
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 03:45:39 PM »

Very true merrihart. This place does ship internationally as well. Most places will charge the UPS rates and this place does not charge a separate handling fee on orders over $50.00 and also read that they do not charge if your in Arizona (maybe their home base is there?).

Just thought the prices were low compared to some others that are for similar or the same type of products. Cheapest is to find it right where you live (reasonably priced, that is) and only pay the gasoline to go the store and back home + price of the product.
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