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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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