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#101 nylalany

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    Posted 27 February 2008 - 06:00 PM

    I did some shipping and cost calculations based on an estimated 80 bags (45 lbs) for my order:
    to my address 90291 (home) or 90401 (work more likely) shipping was $21.60
    to NY zipcode (took the lower east side zipcode of one of my guests) shipping was $42.60
    That is a difference of $21.00
    If I bought them and had them sent to me, I'd have to pay tax at 8.25% = $26.35, so shipping to NY saves me $5.35
    If we got the $3.80 price, my bag order would drop in price by $15.20
    So $5.35 + $15.20 = $20.53 in savings, but shipping back to me has to = $20.53 to break even with how much I would have paid by ordering alone with no discount.
    I looked up on FedEx what it would cost to ship 45 lbs (which is what Dharma says it is) by ground shipping (the cheapest way) and it was $44.34. So that is an extra $23.81 . If the rest of the girls split it, it would ruin their savings, no? And I don't want to pay more than ordering alone, sorry to be selfish. UPS and the post office were more expensive.
    Another consideration is the additional time I'd have to wait...I would like to get them by mid-March latest because my screenprinting turnaround time is 3 weeks.

    So - I guess it is up to the rest of you to calculate if this is worthwhile? It doesn't seem like I'll get to save anything in this, but I would like to help out if it helps, but I'm not so sure. it would be nice to save too, considering how many I'm ordering...

    I wish they'd just give us a freaking bulk order savings code!

    #102 JUSTUSTWO

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      Posted 27 February 2008 - 06:29 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by nylalany
      I did some shipping and cost calculations based on an estimated 80 bags (45 lbs) for my order:
      to my address 90291 (home) or 90401 (work more likely) shipping was $21.60
      to NY zipcode (took the lower east side zipcode of one of my guests) shipping was $42.60
      That is a difference of $21.00
      If I bought them and had them sent to me, I'd have to pay tax at 8.25% = $26.35, so shipping to NY saves me $5.35
      If we got the $3.80 price, my bag order would drop in price by $15.20
      So $5.35 + $15.20 = $20.53 in savings, but shipping back to me has to = $20.53 to break even with how much I would have paid by ordering alone with no discount.
      I looked up on FedEx what it would cost to ship 45 lbs (which is what Dharma says it is) by ground shipping (the cheapest way) and it was $44.34. So that is an extra $23.81 . If the rest of the girls split it, it would ruin their savings, no? And I don't want to pay more than ordering alone, sorry to be selfish. UPS and the post office were more expensive.
      Another consideration is the additional time I'd have to wait...I would like to get them by mid-March latest because my screenprinting turnaround time is 3 weeks.

      So - I guess it is up to the rest of you to calculate if this is worthwhile? It doesn't seem like I'll get to save anything in this, but I would like to help out if it helps, but I'm not so sure. it would be nice to save too, considering how many I'm ordering...

      I wish they'd just give us a freaking bulk order savings code!
      I would say that we need to get a final, exact count from everyone interested, so that we know the total amount of bags we'd need.

      Then, if someone else would like to call Dharma & speak to David about additional discounts besides the $3.85 they gave us, or a BDW code that people could use individually, we could see what happens & take it from there. But I definitely think we need a final, total count so that we can make sure we get the best discount possible.

      If the discount code doesn't work, then I think we can go with ordering & shipping to the area that has the least expensive shipping expense & splitting it. Does that sound feasible

      Either way, I'd say we should figure this out by Monday. I need to get on the ball & get these bags outta the way. I feel like I'm so behind & such a slacker.LOL

      #103 lyrebard

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        Posted 27 February 2008 - 06:31 PM

        Thanks, nylalany. I was kinda afraid that the shipping would cancel out the savings. It's too bad, as it's a nice bag and seems to be pretty much what I've been looking for. Gar! Foiled again.

        #104 angitalia23

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          Posted 27 February 2008 - 07:14 PM

          Im thinking about these too, just found them last week! I say do it, they look very cute!
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          #105 Sandra E.

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            Posted 27 February 2008 - 07:16 PM

            I love those, but think they are a bit pricey, did you see this option:

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            #106 JUSTUSTWO

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              Posted 28 February 2008 - 01:22 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by anacgarcia
              if you don't get a good price with them try these:

              The bag is very cute, but does not open as wide like the ones Anny posted.
              So I guess it might depend what you are putting in them.
              I will go take a picture.
              For as many as I needed to take with me, I decided the canvas ones would pack better.
              Quote:
              Originally Posted by PaulaV
              Here are the pictures I just took of the bag.
              I do like it, but I needed 25 and I also wanted to have a logo on them.

              Inside with water bottle:
              I love those, but think they are a bit pricey, did you see this option:

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              Yup we thought about those too but found that they were too small for some of our needs. Thanks anyway!

              #107 IrieBride08

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                Posted 28 February 2008 - 01:29 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by JUSTUSTWO
                Yup we thought about those too but found that they were too small for some of our needs. Thanks anyway!
                Yeah, I thought they were too, but then I saw a video on the bliss website of someone creating an OOT bag using them and I think they may be big enough for my purposes. Here's the video.

                I just ordered mine today (35 of them) so I'll let you know how they turn out!


                #108 JUSTUSTWO

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                  Posted 28 February 2008 - 01:42 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by IrieBride08
                  Yeah, I thought they were too, but then I saw a video on the bliss website of someone creating an OOT bag using them and I think they may be big enough for my purposes. Here's the video.

                  I just ordered mine today (35 of them) so I'll let you know how they turn out!
                  Thanks for the link. I'll check it out now. I'd love to see the pics when you get them!




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