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Boatboy24

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Just curious what folks have been seeing. A few weeks ago, I bought a Fiero kit - 14L with skins. Shipping was about 16 bucks to northern Virginia. I thought that was a great deal, and attributed it to the smaller kit size. Today, I added a Yakima Valley Pinot Gris kit to my cart and shipping was $28. No skins on this kit, so it should be lighter. Did I get lucky with an error on that last kit, or what. What have others been seeing of late for kit shipping? Other than this last one, I haven't bought a kit in a few years, so I don't have much recent experience to go on.
 

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$31.08 to ship a Private Reserve Old Vines Zinfandel to Southeast PA. It's definitely been going up the last couple of years for me.
 

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Back in January I ordered an 18L kit - shipping was $23.83; In October I ordered an 8L kit - shipping was $18.07. Just recently I ordered 2 Classics and 1 Reserve plus 100 Nomacorcs - shipping was $55.44. That averages out to $18.48 per kit from Labelpeelers to southern NH. Going way back to 2015, I paid $21.83 shipping for a 16L kit. So the shipping charges from 2015 through January 2020 were pretty much the same. The 8 liter kit is only about 45% of the volume of an 18 liter kit, yet shipping was only about 25% less. So yeah, there's an increase there since last January. These are Fedex, by the way.
 

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Back in January I ordered an 18L kit - shipping was $23.83; In October I ordered an 8L kit - shipping was $18.07. Just recently I ordered 2 Classics and 1 Reserve plus 100 Nomacorcs - shipping was $55.44. That averages out to $18.48 per kit from Labelpeelers to southern NH. Going way back to 2015, I paid $21.83 shipping for a 16L kit. So the shipping charges from 2015 through January 2020 were pretty much the same. The 8 liter kit is only about 45% of the volume of an 18 liter kit, yet shipping was only about 25% less. So yeah, there's an increase there since last January. These are Fedex, by the way.
I don't think there is any reason to suspect that shipping charges should be directly proportional to volume or weight.
 

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@Boatboy24 I bought some kits from Label Peelers recently and didn't really worry about the shipping cost because the kits were on a great sale (and still are). The kit you mentioned is $117 + shipping there.
 
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Boatboy24

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Well, I did just finally order that Pinot Gris kit and the shipping was about the same. But I've got to give LP props - I placed my order at 5:23 EST and got the "your order has been shipped" notification at 6:04.
 
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