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Subject: if I order a new book from pbs
Date Posted: 3/25/2014 5:49 PM ET
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is there a shipping charge added to the price of the book?

Date Posted: 3/25/2014 6:05 PM ET
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Yes. IIRC it's usually $3 something for the first book, depending on whether it's a Super Saver or not (comes from different warehouses). You should be able to add the book you're interested in to your cart and then look at it to see what your shipping cost will be.



Last Edited on: 3/25/14 6:06 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/26/2014 8:17 AM ET
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thanks. I wonder why they don't disclose that along with the book and the price which is there in the ad. It seems like it would be easy to put the s&H fee right alongside the price.

Date Posted: 3/26/2014 4:06 PM ET
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I don't think it's always the same - I think it's based on weight and which warehouse it's coming from. So it varies a tad depending on which books you are buying.

Date Posted: 3/27/2014 12:57 PM ET
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When you order a book from the market place it'll tell you what other books can come from that supplier to make your per book shipping fee cheaper.  So the shipping fee will not be the same for every book. The first book will be so much to ship and then each additional book coming from that warehouse will have a discount shipping.  It's been a long time since I ordered from the market place but I think it was like $3.99 for the first book and then .99 for each additional one or something like that. 

Date Posted: 3/28/2014 7:58 AM ET
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how about just putting + S&H.

as it is now there is nothing but the price displayed. I realize once a person orders a book all the extra fees are apparent but a first timer will not know that.

Date Posted: 3/28/2014 2:03 PM ET
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As the person ordering the book can simply cancel at any point during the transaction, I'm not really sure what the issue is. 

Date Posted: 3/28/2014 2:09 PM ET
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don't hold back. You can call me stupid. I don't mind at all. indecision

Date Posted: 3/28/2014 2:20 PM ET
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I think you are reading things into my post that simply aren't there. No one is going to have a surprise charge on their account. When you see the shipping fee, and if you think it is too much, you can cancel - no harm, no foul. I've done that myself as I find the shipping fees a little high (likely I'm spoiled by Amazon).

But, if you think there should be a change, your best bet is contacting the site owners who can be communicated with via the "Contact Us" link below.