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06-30-2004, 01:30 AM
I just ordered a couple of stickers from the groundspeak web site and they charged me $7.41 for shipping. The shipping cost more then the items I bought. I will not order from them again.

06-30-2004, 06:56 AM
Yes they do charge alot. I've ordered twice from them, and I always make sure I buy enough to make it seem worth my while. There merchandise comes from athird party vendor. They do as the please I guess.

The G Team
06-30-2004, 09:00 PM
I've wanted to buy some of their items as well, but the shipping is prohibative. Perhaps we could combine orders to save shipping sometime? Just a thought.

06-30-2004, 09:34 PM
I am a big Internet consumer and find that most vendors get a lot of profit from shipping. GC is not any worse than others, but the idea of combining orders is great! Let me know if it happens.

Bluegrass Gyrl
07-01-2004, 07:04 AM
Me too! Great idea!

Team Trout
07-01-2004, 07:52 AM
I've placed 3 or 4 orders over the past year and 1/2 from them. I've always had an order that was big enough that the shipping wasn't a big deal.

Problem is they are a monopoly when it comes to some items, so you have little choice but to buy them from them.

07-01-2004, 01:50 PM
I'll bet a local print shop could make stickers or decals at a MUCH lower cost than what is asked on GC. I'll look into it...

07-01-2004, 04:17 PM
I'm sure they could but then you would be getting into copyright infringement wouldn't you?

07-03-2004, 01:26 PM
Groundspeak automatically granst you a license for use of the geocaching logo is you're producing 25 or less items for non-commercial use. Seems like they'd grant a license for larger quantities of a Maine Geocachers sticker or decal (for example) on request.

Here's their policy: