Anyone else noticing higher prices at Summit lately

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  1. pittsburghracer

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    Thanks for coming on for Abodiesonly and explaining what you guys are up against. When placing an order is there anyway of telling which state our order will be coming from? Example I’m in Pa and if I order early enough I usually get it the next day. But if a couple of items aren’t in stock in Ohio my order is kicked to 3-5 days from Texas usually. A lot of times if I knew this I could have easily substituted another part was was in stock locally. The counter guys are great at letting us know this so I probably answered my own question.
     
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      I might be able to help with this a bit. Near the top of the search results, there is a place to set retail pickup location. This will set an estimated ship date to that location. When you go to do checkout, it will show you which site the parts are coming from. We can't show you the allocation during the parts selection phase *yet*, but we're always improving site functionality to help in situations like yours. Please let me know if this is at all helpful. I attached a few pics.

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        Thank you very much
         
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        Sad truth of having a large national debt and no plan to pay for it. And deficit spending from congress.
         
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          Thank You, Brian, for having the stones to join us and give us your perspective of all the problems we've had in the past year. I hope you're not thin skinned, because a lot of members will be on your ass. I thank you for all the years of service I've had from Summit, and I'm not just blowing smoke up your skirt.
           
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            I’ll second this.
             
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            Brian, being a Canadian, suppliers up here similar to Summit are scarce. I was glad to see "free shipping" for Canucks on $299US($400 Cdn), BUT the "free" shipping only appears to be thru FedEx? FedEx, UPS, any couriers for that matter crossing the border give it to us Canucks dry and hard. Is it possible to have the same incentive thru USPS?
            Thanks
            Steve
             
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              With Canadian shipping I know the folks that work on these types of policy things and I’ll ask them to review. It sounds like even if it were a bit more expensive, that it would be preferable?
               
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                Thanks for the quick reply Brian. For me it's not about getting best price, it's not knowing how much more $$ it will cost when we buy. You've probably heard it 1000 times, but exchange and shipping kills the deal every time.
                Not sure how shipping free with FedEx vs free with USPS affects your bottom line.
                Thanks for the reply!
                Cheers
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                  Don’t give Amazon any money.
                   
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                    I am a sales rep that handles fairly large amounts of steel. Prices have increased every month for nearly 10 months straight. Has steel pricing effected companies like yours?
                     
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                    Yes, our vendors are constantly having to adjust price and we work with them. It’s fairly easy to determine a reasonable increase as we manufacture a large number of parts ourselves with local machine shops etc.
                     
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                      Dam, it seems like some stuff is way up. Kim
                       
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                      I agree, kimmer. All this while I'm building a 408 for my '70 Singer 340. I turn 63 next month, though, so I'm building it anyways. I've waited too long and worked too hard to wait much more.
                       
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                      Awesome. Kim
                       
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                      If you don't mind, I have questions that only people with more experience than myself can help answer. Can I PM you with questions? I won't piss you off with stupid stuff, just technical things like your opinion of my cam selection. Rumblefish is also helping me. I never saw a U Haul behind a hearse, so I'm building this engine right. Thanks, Paul.
                       
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                      Seems like everything is up a bunch to me , guess I remember what stuff was when I first started my obsession with h.p. , on my 5th hotrod .
                      MANY TIMES i SWITCHED BACK AND FORTH TO GET THE BEST PRICES , beating jegs and summit both !
                       
                    • Dartnut

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                      I have bought a lot of stuff over the years at Summit, but had it sent to the border in Montana and then went across and picked it up myself, paid the duties and taxes coming back to Canada, without issue.
                      Now, obviously, we can't cross over to the U.S.A. to do the same thing right now, so I'm interested in trying the ''free shipping to Canada with orders over $299 USD'' offer.
                      Has anyone tried it lately?
                      And what were the ACTUAL costs landed on your door step?
                      I know that there would be additional brokerage fees added unless it was USPS..........
                       
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                      I just put an order through with Summit yesterday to the tune of about 1500 US dollars. I was able to get the free to Canada shipping, and pay the import and duty fees directly with Summit. Total cost of the fees was 142 US dollars.
                       
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                      • Dartnut

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                        Thank you, that is the answer I was hoping for.
                        Did they say anything about the time it would take to ship it to you from there?
                         
                      • pittsburghracer

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                        Man I don’t envy you guys one bit.
                         
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                        And we haven't even spoken of the dollar conversion yet.....................
                         
                      • 4spdragtop

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                        Considering $1500 US "value" the $142 US ain't too "bad". But yeah so now $1642= too fn much!
                        I wonder if say you ordered $500 would it have flown under the radar?
                        How did they ship? USPS>Canada Post?
                         
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                        • 4spdragtop

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                          If parts arrived via FEDEX/UPS I would say you got off "lucky". Those companies are out and out thieves.
                           
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