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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:49 pm

I went and ordereed some stuff from McMaster, and.... it never told me the shipping cost.

im kind of afraid, because i ordered a 6 foot long peice of Rigid aluminum tubing that is shipped in a straight line............. and im wondering if its over the maximum size or something.

Please help! i dont want to pay 40 bucks to ship 20 bucks worth of stuff.....
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:03 pm

the only thing i know is that it is about $60 to ship a forged steel union from georgia to norway
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:04 pm

they might ship it freight.
Which would cost you a lot.
Your best bet would be too call there support line
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:06 pm

It won't be that bad. I had 6' of rigid SS tubing shipped to me before, and I'm in Canada. (also, I got this cool thick-walled cardboard tube with tightly fastened steel endcaps :twisted:)
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:07 pm

ok cool. thanks guys.

EDIT: i also ordered a whole bunch of stuff...... like a new pressure guage that reads 600 PSI and a 1/4 inch QEV...... so.... expect a HP BB gun.......

GGDT says i can get 1256 FPS with 500 PSI.... acheivable with my Shock pump.......
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Unread postAuthor: LikimysCrotchus5 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:27 pm

VH_man wrote:ok cool. thanks guys.

EDIT: i also ordered a whole bunch of stuff...... like a new pressure guage that reads 600 PSI and a 1/4 inch QEV...... so.... expect a HP BB gun.......

GGDT says i can get 1256 FPS with 500 PSI.... acheivable with my Shock pump.......


Thats nice! I need a pressure guage, a accurate one at least for my hybrid (still need to order parts)

Shipping shouldnt be bad, Mcmaster (i think) usually goes with UPS shipping; Thats what my stuff came from when i ordered there (and in one day to cause i live close to one)

I have had a 48" pipe wrench shipped to me and the price was about..... 30 IIRC, but its big and heavy, bigger than DYI' (HA!, jk). I got it to open a four inch threaded cap on my 4SPC.
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Unread postAuthor: BC Pneumatics » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:27 pm

I believe the reason McMaster does not tell you the shipping is because they simply bill you what it costs. I have ordered from them dozens of times, often getting 5ft lengths of stock, and have never found the shipping to be unreasonable. You will also get one hell of a cardboard tube.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:41 pm

BC Pneumatics wrote:I believe the reason McMaster does not tell you the shipping is because they simply bill you what it costs. I have ordered from them dozens of times, often getting 5ft lengths of stock, and have never found the shipping to be unreasonable. You will also get one hell of a cardboard tube.

BC is right. When I ordered from them I needed next day delivery before I left America. When I got the bill, the delivery cost more then my parts I bought. I think $27US and the parts came to $24US
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:40 am

it says they shipped my stuff today.

Its coming as two boxes. one for the tubing and one for the rest of my parts.

i THINK what they did was put the 6 foot tubing in its own box so that it stayed within maximum size restrictions. if so, pretty smart....... i wouldnt think of that.

gahhh now im itching to build my cannon!!!! AGH!!!

EDIT: they just called me..... my shipping is 6 bucks......... lol. I feel stupid for being concerned now.......
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:49 am

I have found the McMaster ordering system to be simply awesome. I live about 150 miles from the Atlanta distribution center and have found that orders placed before 5 pm will be delivered at my house the next day. A handful of things have come from their Chicago location but for the most part Atlanta.

I went by the distrubution center in Atlanta a few months ago and saw 3 UPS semi-trucks backed up at the dock. UPS may even have a small pre-distrubution thing going on there themselves, the stuff just gets here too quickly. However, things from Chicago take 2 days longer. Still not bad for ground service.

Yeah they tack on shipping costs after the fact and the pipe does come packaged seperately.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:22 am

They'll probably ship you the tubing in a big cardboard tube, and the rest of the parts in a separate box. Those cardboard tubes are the [excrement] though, man. Just don't let them build up in your closet or you'll have a roach problem on your hands. :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: BC Pneumatics » Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:45 am

See? Nothing to worry about. McMaster is one of the better companies I have dealt with. When your order arrives, you will think that damn tube is worth $6 by itself. (Anyone who has gotten one can vouch... you could club a baby seal with that thing.) I used em as mortar tubes on the 4th.
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Unread postAuthor: PVC Arsenal 17 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:46 am

Next time before you order, just email them the list of item numbers in your cart and they will estimate shipping for you.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:46 am

cardboard hybrid :D
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Sandman » Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:03 am

i wish i had a million dollars because if i did i can gauruntee i would spend it all on things at mcmaster.

Edit: has anyone ever been through every useful mcmaster page cause they have so much stuff it is my homepage


also i generally pay about 5-10 dollars when i buy from mcmaster and i live in virginia
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