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crazynate
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I ordered some antler knobs for my takedown and shipping was 9.99. to add 1 pack of field points shipping jumped to 13.00 dollars. That's a little bit of a gouge. But 3 rivers is the best so you set what you pay for. I always get my packages within 2 days, every time. so its worth it to me. But I can see why guys are mad. To hard to please everyone.
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Shipping costs should be based on size and weight, not price. I think their shipping costs are very high.
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Michael Arnette
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I have been doing more price checking myself, I've been going through the Nocking Point.
I have great respect for three rivers and started ordering through them when no one else was around in the traditional market. However, their prices are consistently higher besides the shipping cost

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I dont order from them anymore. I use some of the other vendors.not all becouse of shipping cost but some other reasons also.
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yup!trying to get away from them so are some of my friends.

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Captain*Kirk
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3Rivers has always done me right from products to service and advice...with the EXCEPTION of shipping. I have complained via email in the past. What they do is use a graduated scale based on the cost of your order. If you order a dozen shafts at $40.00, your shipping will be around 15.50, then throw in, say, 100 nocks, a tube of Fletch Tite, 3 dozen feathers and a dozen field points, the weight change is negligible (less than 1#) and everything fits snugly in the same box with the shafts. UPS doesn't charge any more than the 15.50 but you are now up over 100.00 in product and your shipping jumps up to 19.95 for no reason other than they can. This is not the ideal way to do business and the more you buy, the more shipping you pay. I don't mind paying actual with a mark up, but in the above scenario, you can see that nothing changed except the amount of goods inside the box. I do see on their website now they have a shipping chart and are offering delivery via USPS which is quite a bit cheaper.
Despite higher shipping fees, I think 3Rivers is top-notch and I will continue to purchase from them.

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I live in Western Mi. 3 Rivers is in Indiana, I don't think I can drive to their store for $11.99.

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Captain*Kirk
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quote:
Originally posted by gsurko:
I live in Western Mi. 3 Rivers is in Indiana, I don't think I can drive to their store for $11.99.

Agreed. However, I think shipping should be determined on an individual case. Someone living in Indiana should not have to pay the same as someone living in CA.
Actual with a 10% markup would be fair. Profit should be generated by sales, not shipping.

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Our shipping rates changed several months back. Now you pay for standard shipping is $5.95, $7.95, or $9.95 for lower 48 states. Can see the full rates table here: https://www.3riversarchery.com/policies.html#shipping

Only oversized items will have additional costs, which is dependent upon the item. We do not make money on shipping. When you balance out all orders at the end of the year, it is not a profit center for us.

In regards to shipping cost on a per order base, it is something we have looked at, and maybe some day, but it is not something we can take advantage of at the moment. I believe a lot of people would see higher shipping rate compared to what they are getting from our chart right now.

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chris K.
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I wasn’t a huge 3rivers fan because of shipping but then I went there. They have several people there that work very hard and to keep those people they have to charge a little bit extra for their shipping. Might be pricey on lower priced items but on larger purchases it get way more than competitive.
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Captain*Kirk
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Johnathan, this is the best news I've heard in a while. I'm glad you listen to customer feedback, and actually respond in a positive note. As I mentioned, that was my only sticking point, and apparently you've addressed it.
Kudos!

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John Malone
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I just ordered some stuff from 3rivers today. I read this tread first and some others. They were the only place I could get everything I wanted in one shot. A dozen arrows, 6 Zwickey Eskilites, field points, fletching tape, brass washers, feathers, and a new tab. About $160 bucks, shipping was a lil over ten bucks. Evidently their new shipping aint to bad had I ordered one item might not have been as good. But so far I'm loving that place. Ive also purchased from our other sponsors no problems with them but when you need multiple items its nice to find them in one spot.

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I like dealing with 3 Rivers, glad to see new shipping prices. Where I live, it's compound city.
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