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 Author: sandpitcam View Messages Posted By sandpitcam
 Posted: Oct 17, 2019 22:11
 Subject: Shipping Quotes
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 Topic: Retail
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sandpitcam (1897)

Location:  Australia, Queensland
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May 29, 2011 Contact Member Seller
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Store: Aussie Minifigures
Gday All,

I know that we have the quote option used by some members. To avoid surprises
I like to get shipping prices before I order. Sorry to all those that I message
and ask this question too.

Is there a way to message from the cart page so that the seller can see what
is in my cart at their store? to provide a good estimation of the shipping costs?

OR

Is there a way to attach to the contact / message screen a PDF or screenshot
for better reference?

Thank you all in advance

cameron
 Author: Brickwilbo View Messages Posted By Brickwilbo
 Posted: Oct 18, 2019 01:26
 Subject: Re: Shipping Quotes
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Brickwilbo (1461)

Location:  Netherlands, Gelderland
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In Retail, sandpitcam writes:
  Gday All,

I know that we have the quote option used by some members. To avoid surprises
I like to get shipping prices before I order. Sorry to all those that I message
and ask this question too.

Is there a way to message from the cart page so that the seller can see what
is in my cart at their store? to provide a good estimation of the shipping costs?

OR

Is there a way to attach to the contact / message screen a PDF or screenshot
for better reference?

Thank you all in advance

cameron

You can add the cart url in the message.
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: Oct 18, 2019 04:51
 Subject: Re: Shipping Quotes
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yorbrick (696)

Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: Yorbricks
  You can add the cart url in the message.

I don't think this works any more, since BL went to the persistent carts.

I guess it is unnecessary since any seller willing to do shipping quotes should
have the quote feature turned on.
 Author: eileenkeeney View Messages Posted By eileenkeeney
 Posted: Oct 18, 2019 16:47
 Subject: Re: Shipping Quotes
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Location:  USA, Oregon
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In Retail, sandpitcam writes:
  Gday All,

I know that we have the quote option used by some members. To avoid surprises
I like to get shipping prices before I order. Sorry to all those that I message
and ask this question too.

Is there a way to message from the cart page so that the seller can see what
is in my cart at their store? to provide a good estimation of the shipping costs?

OR

Is there a way to attach to the contact / message screen a PDF or screenshot
for better reference?

Thank you all in advance

cameron

I find it frustrating so so few sellers offer quote option. This should be available
anytime shipping is not pre-calculated.
In some cases I can figure out shipping cost by reading the terms page. Other
times it is not so easy. I have filled carts that I emptied due to not being
able to determine the shipping cost.
 Author: alexwilcox View Messages Posted By alexwilcox
 Posted: Oct 18, 2019 19:25
 Subject: Re: Shipping Quotes
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alexwilcox (1183)

Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: Bracknell Bricks
  I find it frustrating so so few sellers offer quote option. This should be available
anytime shipping is not pre-calculated.
In some cases I can figure out shipping cost by reading the terms page. Other
times it is not so easy. I have filled carts that I emptied due to not being
able to determine the shipping cost.

Personally I think any seller not offering instant checkout should be forced
to have the quote option enabled.

I'm in the same boat as you - if I can't workout what I'm likely
to be charged i'll empty my cart and find another store.
 Author: jnicely1 View Messages Posted By jnicely1
 Posted: Oct 18, 2019 19:31
 Subject: Re: Shipping Quotes
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jnicely1 (95)

Location:  USA, Pennsylvania
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In Retail, alexwilcox writes:
  
  I find it frustrating so so few sellers offer quote option. This should be available
anytime shipping is not pre-calculated.
In some cases I can figure out shipping cost by reading the terms page. Other
times it is not so easy. I have filled carts that I emptied due to not being
able to determine the shipping cost.

Personally I think any seller not offering instant checkout should be forced
to have the quote option enabled.

I'm in the same boat as you - if I can't workout what I'm likely
to be charged i'll empty my cart and find another store.

It's been a while since I've used BL so the quote option is new to me.
I know that placing an order is essentially contracting to buy the items (no
matter the shipping cost). Does requesting a quote mean I am obligated to buy?
Or do I have the option to refuse if the shipping is too high?
 Author: alexwilcox View Messages Posted By alexwilcox
 Posted: Oct 18, 2019 20:26
 Subject: Re: Shipping Quotes
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alexwilcox (1183)

Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Mar 21, 2003 Contact Member Seller
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Store: Bracknell Bricks
  It's been a while since I've used BL so the quote option is new to me.
I know that placing an order is essentially contracting to buy the items (no
matter the shipping cost). Does requesting a quote mean I am obligated to buy?
Or do I have the option to refuse if the shipping is too high?

A quote gives you the choice on whether to proceed with the purchase or not and
is in no way a commitment to buy.