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    Default Shipping cost on stickers & patches?!?!

    WTF…?…
    Was going to order some CC/Biltwell patches and stickers from Lowbrow, but the shipping was gonna cost as much as the whole order. I really want to show my support for both this board and the Biltwell co, but 5 stickers and 6 patches ( all small ones) shipped to Ontario were gonna cost like $80 CND… would think that you could just throw them in an envelope or something.… didn't want to throw this on the shit list or anything, and I'm not trashing Lowbrow, just wish there was a more affordable way to get the swag. Or maybe I'm just a cheap cunt ( or broke?).
    Thanks for hearing me out, rant over…

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    sound like a BIG ripoff

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    Getting off the thread a bit but, you ever try getting stuff on e bay shipped to Canada thru E bay's global shipping program? now that's a rip off for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildChild77 View Post
    WTF…?…
    Was going to order some CC/Biltwell patches and stickers from Lowbrow, but the shipping was gonna cost as much as the whole order. I really want to show my support for both this board and the Biltwell co, but 5 stickers and 6 patches ( all small ones) shipped to Ontario were gonna cost like $80 CND… would think that you could just throw them in an envelope or something.… didn't want to throw this on the shit list or anything, and I'm not trashing Lowbrow, just wish there was a more affordable way to get the swag. Or maybe I'm just a cheap cunt ( or broke?).
    Thanks for hearing me out, rant over…
    At first I was lie $80!!!?? Holy shit! Then I realized it was Canadian so that is only worth like 9 of our pennies.

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    My biltwell order was about $45 shipping? But it was a bigger order. Sounds like somethings off.

    But yeah, shipping across the border blows.

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    I usually get my Biltwell stuff shipped from "Canada's motorcycle.ca" they ship from Montreal, free shipping in Canada for orders over like $50 or something. Have gotten my bars and grips from there in the past. Quick shipping and awesome with handling returns. But lowbrows the only place to find the chop cult badges, thought I'd grab some Biltwell patches while I was at it… order came to something like $45 for 11 stickers/patches… but was gonna get bagged for another $35 or so in shipping… you could stuff those in an envelope and mail the shit for a couple bucks… couldn't justify paying that much, so I just ordered some throttle cables I needed from the Canadian site. Didn't qualify for the free shipping, but it was only $7 for shipping anyway…

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    In all seriousness I see this a lot. Another company that I won't name because they are a good place, I put 4 buttons/pins in my cart that were 4 for $1. Cheap right? Well shipping was $14 on them. Needless to say I didn't buy. For fuck's sake a flat rate box that would hold like 1,000 pins costs around $5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramzilla View Post
    In all seriousness I see this a lot. Another company that I won't name because they are a good place, I put 4 buttons/pins in my cart that were 4 for $1. Cheap right? Well shipping was $14 on them. Needless to say I didn't buy. For fuck's sake a flat rate box that would hold like 1,000 pins costs around $5.
    You guys south of the border dont get it though.......

    I try not to use UPS. But when Derek sent stuff for my bike, 3 boxes, UPS. 1 wheel sized and 2 smaller. 25lbs or so total? $150 in shipping and because of the value (about $1400 total???) I got nailed for $350 in taxes and duty.

    So when Buchanons sent my wheel, I had them send it USPS. $85 for just the one box, and it sat at LAX for about a week, and apparently now has been in the air between there and Vancouver for 2 days..........

    I really wish there was something similar to flat rate to get stuff to us......We can ship to the border, and if I was on the mainland, thats the way to go, but it costs me $100 each way on the ferry plus the trip, so unless its a massive shipment its still not worth it.

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    I do my best to have nothing shipped UPS. Nothing but awful experiences there. USPS has been much better to me without a single complaint on my end. Cost like $45 to have a relatively large and heavy cobra seat sent North of the border from Texas. $80 for patches looks like something was miscalculated.

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    write them an email and ask if there's a cheaper option available. they are usually very helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildChild77 View Post
    WTF…?…
    Was going to order some CC/Biltwell patches and stickers from Lowbrow, but the shipping was gonna cost as much as the whole order. I really want to show my support for both this board and the Biltwell co, but 5 stickers and 6 patches ( all small ones) shipped to Ontario were gonna cost like $80 CND… would think that you could just throw them in an envelope or something.… didn't want to throw this on the shit list or anything, and I'm not trashing Lowbrow, just wish there was a more affordable way to get the swag. Or maybe I'm just a cheap cunt ( or broke?).
    Thanks for hearing me out, rant over…
    You would loose your mind when you would see what I have to pay for shipping to Ireland, I just got me a snap back hat from Choppaheads (http://shop.choppahead.com/collectio...co-trucker-hat) which costs $15 - Shipping was another $20 I believe.
    Even worse when you buy new handlebars or bigger items you get fucked by custom and have to pay at least half of the price custom charge, I asked them once why the fuck would I need to pay that much and their response was, its to encourage citizens to buy locally.... WHICH I WOULD LOVE TO IF WE HAD ANYTHING LIKE THAT LOCAL YOU CUNTS!

    I say it again, you fags have no idea how good you have it, you have swap meets, cool communities, great riding weather, great streets, shops and custom mechnics comming out of your arse and we here have .... bogs.
    Okay that's a bit over the top Ireland is incredible beautiful and many of the stereotypical irish way of life is still very much present if you look for it but fuck some of you guys don;t know how good you have it from a motorcycle type of environment.

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    You wanna know whats better than sewing your own patches on? sewing your own patches....from scratch, and then sewing them on.

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    And that's why I don't ship internationally from my web store. It is a ripoff.
    I have shipped a handful of parts to Canada and it's more expensive than shipping to Italy or Germany.
    True story. But it's all too damn expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckleduster View Post
    You wanna know whats better than sewing your own patches on? sewing your own patches....from scratch, and then sewing them on.
    How would you make your own patch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnificentbastard View Post
    How would you make your own patch?
    Well, I would start with some fairly heavy stock, perhaps heavy linen or maybe canvas, hell maybe even felt. I would cut it slightly larger than I would want the patch to be. I would fold and hand serge the edges, to prevent fraying, to define the border of the patch, and to get the patch to the actual size it's going to end up. I would hand draw my design onto the blank stock,(perhaps with a stencil, or series of stencils). I would then get out the needle and thread, and start sewing the outline of the design I hand drew onto the blank stock. I would then "fill in" with whatever color thread(s) I wanted to represent the hand drawn image to my liking. Then I could sew it onto whatever article of clothing I choose.
    I would likely take much more pride in rocking a one off patch(/bike), that I created with my own hands vs. one bought from a catalog or storefront, which is kind of the whole idea anyway, isn't it?

    This process could easily be compared to tattooing, only in this case the "skin" is heavy linen or canvas stock, and the thread is the "ink".
    A jewelers loop, or other hands free visual magnification device could be extremely beneficial for intricate patterns/designs. But not really needed for something fairly simple.

    How do you think some of the first patches were made? (I can assure you they were not ordered from the internet)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnificentbastard View Post
    How would you make your own patch?
    American Apparel 2000 will do it for you, and keep the pattern in case you want more, pricing was excellent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnificentbastard View Post
    How would you make your own patch?
    You can contact Jason at Ironthread and he'll make you something sweet as fuck or you can get a Brother SE4000 and learn the language of the machine and convert your own images to thread...

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    Jason at Ironthread is the man, top notch work and easy to work with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMFshovelheads View Post
    write them an email and ask if there's a cheaper option available. they are usually very helpful

    This. I emailed cause online I kept getting the high shipping cost and they added the low shipping rate to my order. Very cool people to deal with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klondikekid64 View Post
    Getting off the thread a bit but, you ever try getting stuff on e bay shipped to Canada thru E bay's global shipping program? now that's a rip off for sure.
    Global shipping program sucks!

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