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It’s Not Too Late To Ship It! Ship It Good!

Dear Lazyweb,

Does your hive mind1 know why ThinkGeek want US$30 to ship one solitary T-shirt to my inconveniently located postbox here in Perth, yet Threadless manage to ship two T-shirts here for US$9? There’s rather a lot of stuff I’d like to get from ThinkGeek, but the shipping costs are a bit too prohibitive even for me.

Having said that, since I already have close to fifty T-shirts, it may be a good thing that I can’t justify buying any more at the moment.

1 Hmmm. I wonder if I can just ask Wolfram Alpha when it gets launched, since it’s supposed to answer questions with the power of the Internet, a new kind of science, and most importantly the power of Grayskull.

2 Responses to “It’s Not Too Late To Ship It! Ship It Good!”

  1. Chris Neugebauer Says:

    Primarily they insist on using fully-insured express mail so they can accept liability for lost orders, which, from what I understand is to improve good will — I’ve had one order of mine lost, and know of at least one other.

    Generally when buying from Thinkgeek, I form syndicates with friends to distribute the cost of shipping, but that depends on how many friends you can encourage to buy T-shirts…

  2. Adam Harvey Says:

    I guess that’s understandable, particularly for some of the pricier stuff they sell. It might be nice to have an option for things I don’t actually care that much about, though, like T-shirts.

    I might have to try the syndicate idea myself. :)