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« on: August 19, 2010, 07:03:36 PM »

just got the new catalog and they are running free shipping on a bunch of stuff including wooden ware.  this is the best place for me to order, so it's time to stock up!  smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2010, 07:59:39 PM »

I have not gotten the fall catalog yet, what are the limitations of the free shipping?  I just placed an order for stuff today and went with a closer bee store for shipping reasons.
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2010, 08:39:08 PM »

haven't had a chance to go through it yet.  probably says on the web site.
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2010, 09:05:26 PM »

nothing is FREE lots of price increase -they told me on the phone that price will be less for items picked up at there location-RDY-B
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2010, 09:10:06 PM »

Got the catalog today. Free shipping on orders over $100. Prices went way up. Wooden frames went from 82 cents to $1.45! They lost me with the price increases. Brushy Mountain is having their big sale right now. Paid 80 cents for frames. Bought 50 each of med. and deeps, plus a 12 pound box of foundation (135 sheets).
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2010, 09:13:24 PM »

usually the shipping from bushy is to much for me.  mann lake ships from CA so it's cheaper. i'll double check the prices but i have over 100 dollars worth of stuff, so brushy mt prices would have to be really go to beat that.....
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2010, 09:21:03 PM »

nope, just checked and shipping on my brushy mt order would be 74 dollars.
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2010, 09:29:45 PM »

See I normally buy from Brushy being on the east side for me and I do buy a lot from them in December.   Today's order was from Rossman's since they are just a bit south of me in the same state.  Shipping will kill you.
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2010, 10:45:04 PM »

  if you have the old cat-can you go back and figure the amount with the old prices and a shiping oute from the shcdule and see if there is a savings with the new system-RDY-B
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2010, 12:12:50 AM »

I hate when companies jack up the prices during "sales".
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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2010, 11:05:50 AM »

i think i tossed my old catalog.  i don't know if they raised prices for the sale or if prices are just up.  anyway, with the shipping from others, this is still the best deal for me.
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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2010, 12:10:48 PM »

Since Mann Lake is going the free shipping route (while increasing prices and it's working), others will follow.
I just hope Mann Lake will still have lower prices for those who wants to pick up.
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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2010, 01:49:20 PM »

.....   I just hope Mann Lake will still have lower prices for those who wants to pick up.

I sent them an email the other day to ask about this because I live close enough to pick up too. Their answer - "We have pick up pricing on some items. Call for more information." Haven't gotten around to calling yet since I don't need anything at the moment. Just by blind luck, I did a good-sized order the week before they raised prices.

It's a killer when you need a handful of things and will be in the area, or someone can pick up for you. Big difference in cost now.
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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2010, 06:15:55 PM »

Got the catalog today. Free shipping on orders over $100. Prices went way up. Wooden frames went from 82 cents to $1.45! They lost me with the price increases. Brushy Mountain is having their big sale right now. Paid 80 cents for frames. Bought 50 each of med. and deeps, plus a 12 pound box of foundation (135 sheets).

Actually the frames are $.93 each but if you order 100 or more they are $.68 each and they allow you to mix sizes to meet the 100 frame discount. I just ordered 100 mediums for $68 last night along with other stuff to hit the hundred dollar mark.
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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2010, 07:09:42 PM »

there is a Big difference in FRee shipping and SHIPPING INCLUDED-everyone thinks its a sale -there is no sale- cheesy RDY-B
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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2010, 07:12:24 PM »

If you live in New England and looking for  wooden ware look it

Humble Abodes Inc. in Maine

http://www.humbleabodesinc.com/



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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2010, 07:37:35 PM »

Just compared my order with Mann Lake's catalog. I ordered a queen cage, 50 med. and 50 deep frames, and a 12 lb. box of med. wired wax foundation. It was $189 with shipping from Brushy Mountain. I priced the same order from the new Mann Lake catalog and it was $219! And that's with their free shipping!
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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2010, 07:48:21 PM »

So can you call it free shipping or premium shipping included?
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« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2010, 08:35:04 PM »

i did the same.  i think it's only going to be a good deal if you are pretty close.  otherwise, not so much....

i think you have to call it shipping included.
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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2010, 11:54:11 PM »

Guess it depends on what you are ordering...from what I have seen on the internet $.68 per frame is a pretty decent price and with free or included shipping it's that much better. Cheapest frames I have found are $.45 a piece down in TX but after shipping they end up not being any cheaper than the $.68 frames from Mann Lake. Now of course there are plenty of other things from ML that have been overpriced that I would never order...but frames I'll order from there all day long.
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« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2010, 12:53:24 AM »

I was paying $1.68 for asembled 6 1/4 frames-now same frame is $ 2.10
pollen patties where $49.10 now they cost $ 69.95 for the same thing-this is gona give me a head ache
gota be thrifty these days-RDY-B  Undecided
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« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2010, 01:31:32 AM »

why would you buy assembled when they are so easy to put together?  same with the boxes. 
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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2010, 01:00:41 AM »

when i buy frames it is 500 at a time (enough for 50 boxes) every year my need for honey suppers has increased
the time and effort to put the frames together properly is a break even for the cost-they also would assemble them(the boxes) for $1.50-and paint them with one coat primer and one coat topcoat for $2.00-so by buying budget boxes 50 at a time i can get complete box with paint and wood frames with rite cell foundation for about $26.00 -this is very easy for me and its fast-thats the important part -time versus effort-no mater what Im doing i am always going to generate the most $ for my time-the simple task would cost me $ not save-RDY-B
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« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2010, 04:11:38 AM »

Got the catalog today. Free shipping on orders over $100. Prices went way up. Wooden frames went from 82 cents to $1.45! They lost me with the price increases. Brushy Mountain is having their big sale right now. Paid 80 cents for frames. Bought 50 each of med. and deeps, plus a 12 pound box of foundation (135 sheets).

Where did you get this price?  100 wood deep frames are 0.68 cents a piece on the net with free shipping on orders over 100 bucks.
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« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2010, 09:33:45 AM »

In the catalog, they list frames by the ten-pack at $9.25. $9.25 x 5 =$46.25 for 50 med. and $46.25 for 50 deep frames. That totals $92.50. It doesn't say you can mix sizes in the bulk 100 frame case, so I assumed you couldn't. I guess I shouldn't assume anything! They don't have the wax foundation in 12 lb boxes, so I figured 13 ten-packs to get the price of a 12 lb box. That came to $110.50.
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« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2010, 11:31:33 PM »

I called them last week and they confirmed that sizes could be mixed to reach the 100 frame discount. You may have to phone the order in though rather than ordering over the internet.
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« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2010, 11:51:46 AM »

Oh well. Live and learn. I will have to remember that for next year!
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« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2010, 09:08:23 PM »

I had just gone through the spring ML catalogue yesterday checking on some things so when the fall catalogue came today I went through and the price increases really jumped out at me.  A 10 pack of 8 frame spacers went from $8.50 to $9.50.  Uncapping scratcher went from $5.95  to $6.45.   5 gallon white pail w/ lid went from  $6.59 to $7.95.  Just about everything I dog eared went up.  The one thing I saw go down was the Stainless steel double sieve went from $49.95 to $39.95.  Must have been a typo!
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« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2010, 09:24:18 PM »

.  The one thing I saw go down was the Stainless steel double sieve went from $49.95 to $39.95.  Must have been a typo!


Maybe the 39.95 was now for a single sieve instead of a double one. grin
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« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2010, 10:19:33 PM »

I just called Mann Lake.  The Free shipping will last until the end of the year.  I compared Mann Lake and Dadant on the exact same order.  Dadant was $289 more due to shipping.  Dadant's prices were lower but the shipping is for the birds.
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« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2010, 11:16:34 PM »

I just wanted to say that my order arrived today and the frames are great....so much better then the frames I got locally. Shipping was quick and FREE...can't beat that...I will be stocking up on frames as I can spare the cash from now until end of the year.
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« Reply #31 on: August 26, 2010, 03:12:11 AM »

what happens at the end of the year -prices stay up and they charge for shiping-?  Smiley  RDY-B
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« Reply #32 on: August 26, 2010, 08:23:08 AM »

Brushy Mt. queen catchers are $5.95. Mann Lake has the same one for $9.95. How the he** do they justify that?
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« Reply #33 on: August 26, 2010, 10:25:35 AM »

it depends on where you live.  the shipping from brushy is way expensive for me.  even if i pay the higher prices at Mann Lake, and take advantage of this shipping offer, i end up paying much less.  Mann Lake ships to me from CA.  even when i have to pay shipping they are often less expensive for me.
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« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2010, 12:31:14 PM »

I griped about the price increase when they started that free shipping deal since I can spend a tank or less of gas to drive up, but it's about 2 hours one way for me.
Anyways, I just put my order in a spreadsheet and compared the old price vs new, $30 difference. I think I'll not waste the time to drive up and pay that $30 since it's about
the same as the gas I would use to drive up.  Now if I were to order things that increased dramatically, then I would drive up.

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« Reply #35 on: August 26, 2010, 01:16:37 PM »

what happens when you drive up-they dont say pick up at discount price-who decides the cost
some of those prices will make me drive to fresno instead (dadant)-I was one of the first custermers
when they started up in cali but they are not clear of cost for items picked up-some of my items i plan for months in advance
know i find out that there charges are making them less of a first choice -RDY-B
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« Reply #36 on: August 26, 2010, 02:29:12 PM »

  rdy-b .........

huh Why would you drive if no discount for it huh




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« Reply #37 on: August 26, 2010, 03:12:15 PM »

there whould be a savings involved without the cost of shipping at fresno (dadant)-versus paying a price with shipping included
at mannlake. pollen patties are at considerable cost increase this year-I will buy many 40lb boxes-one of the reasons that mannlake opened the location in cali is to elevate the shipping cost to the west coast-and it apears there is a cost sharing involved to the amount -to cover all shiping-we have a tremendous market for commercial beekeepers
and that is where they generate there major income-and yes the bottom line is the bottom line  cheesy  RDY-B
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