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  1. #1
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    Default Shipping costs for Bimini from Skier Choice to dealer $200?!

    So I ordered a new factory Bimini top from my local dealer and they were charged $200 to ship from skiers choice to the dealer...I was kind of shocked because I may have purchased an aftermarket Bimini if I knew I was going to pay an extra $200 for just the shipping.

    The dealer did give me a 25% discount on the shipping..so I should say $150 for shipping ..


    Does this sound right?! Did my dealer get over charged? Did I get over charged?
    Last edited by brad460; 05-20-2013 at 09:29 PM.

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    Default Shipping costs for Bimini from Skier Choice to dealer $200?!

    Maybe if it was overnight, but if not it sounds a little high. I know sometimes they hit you with an oversize charge, so if you ordered a cargo Bimini and it was shipped assembled it could be right.
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    Default Shipping costs for Bimini from Skier Choice to dealer $200?!

    Its due to the size. The dealer should have known and informed you upfront, IMO but I'm not surprised about the cost.
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    Wait, the dealer was charged $200, but gave you a discount of $50. I pretty sure that it doesn't work that way. Dealers pass along their cost plus their profit. Some may dip into their profit for your discount. No dealer (or business) can sell stuff at a 25% loss.

    If your box still has the shipping label, check it and see if you can find the actual cost.
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    yeah, they probably gave you a discount off the total sale (bimini + shipping) and told you it was for the shipping.
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    I ordered a bimini a while back from the dealer. They mentioned to me, that the shipping would be pricey. I was given shipping option B, wait until it they recieved another boat from SC, they would just put my bimini in the boat-no shipping cost. The downfall was the unknow timeframe as it was late in the season. I chose option B as I was in no hurry, and would rather have the savings.
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    Yikes on shipping... Depending on the cost of the bimini itself anyone else doing this may consider having it custom made locally. Pricewise you may come in under what a factory one runs you.
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