You've posted this same complaint before. You don't dictate what shipping service they use, their "handling" charges, etc.Need a control module that's about the size of a cell phone so I went to Car-part.com and contacted half a dozen sellers that had them listed for $25. The module can easily ship in an $8 Priority Mail padded envelope or go UPS Ground for $10-$12. Most of them said $25 for shipping. One quoted $20, still a rip-off, so I went with that, but now I see my card was charged for $50 total. No wonder their reputation is worse than car dealers.
USPS prices for Priority Mail packages have increased dramatically. FedEx Ground often is a cheaper and faster option. Even UPS Ground beats Priority Mail delivery times, which are not so "priority" these days.Here are some tips for anyone who orders a part from a salvage yard, or auto dismantler that is not local to you.
After verifying that they have the part in question in their inventory, ask them if the part is ready to ship or if it has to be pulled from the donor vehicle. Also ask them to provide a breakdown of the total cost estimate. Most yards will only provide an estimate especially on parts they have that are ready to ship. Parts that are still on the vehicle may not have cost estimates as complications can obviously arise when removing said part.
Shipping these days seems to be all over the board. Yes USPS prices might be stable, but you never know when you are going to get the shipment. My experience with USPS next day mail has not been great. Lastly get a copy of the yard's warranty on all part types......electrical, mechanical, body and trim. Some yards will not provide any warranty on electrical items, and most only offer an exchange or credit on the original purchase. For trim and decorative items, shipping damage waivers are usually stated in terms and conditions.
Some people ***** and moan when they have to pay too much.... To buy an item, or to have it shipped, etc. But when they're the vendor, the sky's the limit! Price it like gold!Are these junkyard prices really any different than say... Asking $6000 (or was it $7000?) for a Toyota Sequoia with 500,000 miles on it?
Local salvage yard has a $60 off if you don't need a receipt! Heh heh!Usually there are handling fees involved. Someone has to go to the shelf to get the part and take it to shipping, shipping has to package the part and deal with the shipping company when they come pick up out going packages.
How much would the part cost at a dealership?