I got an email from RockAuto and below is their response (at least their customer service seems pretty good). To be fair, the 4 ball joints accounted for $50 of the shipping because they were coming from over seas. Then another $40 (wasn't even listed as international) was for one power steering hose which cost $20. Yes, shipping was double the price of the part. The other $30 was for 4 brake rotors and a few misc parts. Still too much for me. Ended up finding everything through Amazon.
I'm sorry to hear the shipping is currently adding up to $120.00. I hope the information below helps reduce the shipping amount for you.
Our website is linked to FedEx. As you put items in the shopping cart, shipping cost is calculated "live" using their actual rates. Shipping charges vary based on:
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Our software automatically chooses to ship from the warehouse(s) closest to you and from as few warehouses as possible. But with over 500,000 parts in our catalog, it's not possible to stock everything in one place.
To minimize shipping costs:
Use the truck icons in the shopping cart and in the catalog to help you minimize the number of locations your order will ship from. As you add parts to the shopping cart, the truck icons with letters represent the location where your part will be shipping from (location A, B, C, etc.). A blank truck icon in the catalog is showing you that the particular part is available from the same location as a part in your shopping cart.
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- RockAuto- insane shipping prices., John G, Mon, 21 May 2012 11:00:26
- Re: RockAuto Discount code!, Don , Wed, 23 May 2012 09:54:22
- Re: RockAuto- insane shipping prices., Justin VanAbrahams, Mon, 21 May 2012 16:54:47
- Select product ala cart once your zip is known., Norm95, Mon, 21 May 2012 15:28:08
- Follow-up from RockAuto., John G, Mon, 21 May 2012 14:14:17
- Try rmeuropean, Paul B., Mon, 21 May 2012 13:43:13
- I use them too, but beware ..., dmz789qqq, Tue, 22 May 2012 19:14:37
- +1 for RM, turrbo , Tue, 22 May 2012 14:39:34
- ROCK is fine, saabsince 93b , Tue, 22 May 2012 07:52:35
- Re: RockAuto- insane shipping prices., Bill Homer, Mon, 21 May 2012 12:32:51
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