19745Re: Observations re: Underlayment plywood from China
- Sep 8, 2009
>> shipping added $199.00. so $37 for a sheet, plus $50 per sheet forIt's true. And I'm not saying that the companies are not being sensible.
>> shipping. That's just not affordable.
> It's possible that the shipping price wouldn't change for a larger
> order, up to a point. There's usually a certain amount charged for
> crating and a minimum that the shipper requires to transport even a
> couple of sheets. That's where pooling an order with someone else can
> be useful. I doubt it would be $50/sheet for shipping if you order
> 10 or 20 sheets, for instance.
> Jon Kolb
But I don't need 10-20 sheets, I need 3-4. Buying 10-20 sheets would
make my purchase *really* expensive. It's just not in my budget to buy
for the future now.
> "scsbmsjoe" scsbmsjoe@... scsbmsjoe Date: Mon Sep 7, 2009 11:50I have called every major and minor lumberyard in the region, including
> If you are out of range of major plywook suppliers, I suggest you
> check with your local independent lumberyard. They may have periodic
> shipments from suppliers and by combining with their other orders
> your shipping costs could be reduced. It's worth a try. Let us know
> if it works.
those that specialize in serving hobbyists or that sell a wide range of
hard-to-get woods (including the delightful Paxton Woodsource). Nothing,
I think I'm going to end with solid Honduran mahogany, which will be
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