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KodaChuck
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3 Rivers Archery is a nice outfit -- a sponsor on the site --- but I just don't get why they charge so much for shipping small items and create bad vibes with their customers. A co-worker buys a single shooting glove ... a good glove for $69 and 3 Rivers charges $11.99 for shipping.....on top of it, they then ship in a plastic envelope using First Class Mail (taking several days to arrive) and the real cost is about $1.50 to ship the 2 oz. envelope. C'mon guys. That's not right! That's ripping off the working man. Please fix your shipping policy and stop overcharging!

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bowheadhunter
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sounds like they need to start a 3 rivers ((prime)) free shipping after joining a (prime) club,,that shipping in plactic envelope for 11.99 is going to make themselves look bad,,,

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White Wolf Max P 40-55 lb adjustable longbow..

Border Harrier #53 carbon fast as A BOW CAN BE.

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I see why they charge .... $11.99 [bigsmyl] [biglaugh]

Boy this place is dead lately with comments,,,,,

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The Rock-Star of Trad-Talk

White Wolf Max P 40-55 lb adjustable longbow..

Border Harrier #53 carbon fast as A BOW CAN BE.

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I've stopped ordering from them because their shipping charges are completely out of line. I don't know what shipping calculator they use but until they change their policy I personally won't be buying from them.

Great company and always good service....just not willing to pay outlandish S&H

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Dave Nash
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Love their service but shipping cost are outrageous. Please fix it or explain your reasoning.

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Brock
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I never complained about shipping as the availability of items is the bonus for me. Not many other places that have the inventory of 3 Rivers. I can and do go to Raptor or a couple others depending on price and make of items sometimes....but cost of doing business.

In my book if the only complaint you have is the shipping costs....then not much of a concern. Let us know when you find another vendor with the selection and service of 3 Rivers at a SIGNIFICANT cost savings for shipping.

I am sure shipping also includes cost of the shipping containers people that draw stock, package, and ship it. Large operations have to pay people to do what the smaller shop owners can do themselves....3 Rivers is too big for that to happen. I dont think there is a win win position...if they used 3rd Class Mail and the items were beat up or damaged and took 10 days or more to arrive then people would complain about poor packaging and shipping though the costs were very cheap. [Smile]

Thanksfully they are not the only online vendor so people can go wherever they are happy. LOL

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I wait until they offer free shipping specials, if it's something I don't need right away. Get on their mailing list for special offers.
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They do have the most extensive inventory of quality products around, and are very professional. Having around 30 years of retail experience, including mail order, I understand well there is an expense with shipping/handling.

That said, I agree their shipping seems excessive, at least on smaller items. Perhaps more disappointing to me is that I purchased a high quality sharpener from them a few years back, which was discontinued a couple of months later. I tried to get replacement blades: response was they had none, and had modified the new blades just to cover the remaining stock of the old model, and no more. They offered that I could just resharpen the one blade I had.

That has never felt right to me, and I am open hearing others views of that.
I still appreciate what they offer to the traditional archery community, but find it difficult to purchase there if I find the same items from some of our smaller sponsors.

Please recognize I am not bashing 3 Rivers, but feel it fair to relate an honest experience.

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I have purchased accessories from 3R and the service and quality has been unsurpassed. I love being able to call and get advice from someone in the know. As far as shipping, I just wait on specials as aforementioned.

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I wait for promotional $5 shipping before ordering. They might be loosing customers, or at least, not capitalizing on every sale with their high shipping costs.
Lots of other businesses have come up with cheaper shipping solutions, so why cant they? Internet sales are not diminishing.

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They charge retail for what they sell and the shipping charges allow them to up their profit margin. I and others have written to complain but it falls on death ears.

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The one thing I like about 3Rivers shipping is I know what it going to be ahead of time. Their shipping is based on the price of your order and not the weight, but I understand why one might get frustrated when ordering an expensive glove and paying so much for shipping. I hate when I am ordering from somewhere and I have to fill out everything but my credit card info just to find out what shipping is going to be.

Shipping is getting out of hand with USPS in general. Just to ship something that is one oz it costs about $3 for First Class not including the cost of the packaging itself. If a package weighs 1 lb it HAS to go Priority Mail which is a minimum of about almost $9.

When shipping costs are fixed on the price of the order you don't have to worry about how much the products weigh. When you are ordering your flint knapping stones you don't have to worry about the package weight like you do other places.

A shipping calculator would be nice, but I get that programming shipping for over 10,000 products is a little crazy. And like I said before I personally would rather know shipping ahead of time rather than once my order is complete.

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Shadowhnter
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I too seen the shipping cost as excessive. I also found out that they are not as cheap as I once thought on many of their products. I like them enough though, that if I cannot find what I need at Kustom King, I still deal with them. Kustom gets most of my buisness on the average needs.
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I respect them, but do more shopping with Kustom King and The Footed Shaft, both are also sponsors here.

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its prevented me from ordering some first lite stuff they had on sale!

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