View Full Version : why do i have to pay separate shipping and handling

07-31-2011, 07:43 PM
if they're only dropping the additional unit(s) in the same box? :huh

07-31-2011, 07:45 PM
That's where they make their money. That's why they don't mind when you return it within 90 days.

Blue Fin
08-01-2011, 06:37 AM
What the hell is "handling" anyway besides a way to steal money?

Average Joe
08-01-2011, 06:46 AM
because then they can honestly advertise that shipping is cheap or free while still making a buck on the handling.

08-01-2011, 08:03 AM
What the hell is "handling" anyway besides a way to steal money?Paying for the labor to put your stuff in a box, affix the postage (actual shipping cost) and take/give it to the shipper.

Yes, they actually had to hire someone to do that and there is an associated cost.

With that said, the actual shipping and handling fee usually exceeds the cost so yes, it is also an additional source of revenue.

08-01-2011, 08:15 AM
I always get a kick out of the TV infomercials. The product is $9.99 with free shipping, but we will include a second product for free, just pay process and handling. They try to get you with process and handling for both units. Sometimes as much as $11.99. So the $9.9 product with free shipping comes out to $9.99 + $11.99 + $11.99 = $33.97

08-01-2011, 08:46 AM
What is process and handling and how can I get some...