Originally Posted by TEEGEE1997
It is totally silly for any company to expect you to agree to pay shipping charges without a solid estimate of the amount you will be charged.
I respectfully disagree. I own a small retail business and we are not set up for mail order. Sometimes people call and want to buy things and have me ship them. I have no way of knowing what it will cost to ship something until the item is packaged and have someone take it to the Post Office or The UPS store to get it priced. Then we have to get back with the customer AND go back to the shipper to actually ship the item. Very labor intensive and costly to us.