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Post  rsv1cox on Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:20 pm

I ordered a gallon of 5% nitro, all castor at $13.49 a gallon, bargain I thought, shipping indicated was $9.95. Got the biil today and found an added $28.50 flammable item charge for total shipping of $38.45. Bothers me a bit that the additional charge was not mentioned. Total was $52.94.

I have bought fuel in quarts before without the additional charge. Just passing it along for your information.
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Post  crankbndr on Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:29 pm

Man you got hosed, you didn't say who hosed ya.
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Post  larrys4227 on Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:54 pm

Anything more than a quart container and there is a hazmat fee. Every fuel supplier is bound by this charge. Sorry you missed the fine print
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Post  larrys4227 on Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:57 pm

crankbndr wrote:Man you got hosed, you didn't say who hosed ya.

Whomever he bought it from is not at fault .... other than maybe not being clear that there will be a higher billed charge.

The hazmat fee can be blamed on the EPA.
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Post  RknRusty on Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:06 pm

When I buy from Sig, I get 4 quarts at a time for $9.xx shipping. I like the quart bottles for use in the field. Until I started using 4 and 5 oz tanks, I liked the 16 oz milk bottles that have a molded seal in the screw-on cap. They fit easily in my box and don't leak. I toss them after a couple of refills.
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Post  rsv1cox on Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:55 pm

If there was fine print I didn't see it.  Went back and checked my original order and still didn't see it.  Not a big deal, I needed the fuel.  Hopefully others will see this and learn.  I'm not trying to attach any blame here.

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Post  TDbandit on Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:02 pm

Yeah that Hazmat fee sucks bad, when i have to buy by the gallon i buy a case (4 gal's) the fee doesn't change, it's $29 for one and is still $29 for 4 so you are better off buying fuel by the case if you buy it in gallons. Other than that buy it 4 qt's at a time like what everyone else mentioned. Thats what I do too I buy sig fuel 4 qt at a time. (Bandit)
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Post  getback on Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:57 am



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SIG Shipping Policy •US Ground Shipments: The shipping and handling charge is $9.95 which is reduced to $0 when invoiced if the order is over $150. The USA shipping surcharge for large box items (noted on the order) will be added to the order total at the time of invoicing.
•International Shipments: The shipping and handling charge is $9.95, plus the actual postage amount.
•Gallon size containers of hazardous materials such as SIG fuel and Supercoat Dope products, will incur a $28.50 per carton "Hazmat Fee", which will be charged to the customer.




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Right before they charge you , but that sucks that it wasn't on your payment bill ?
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Post  rsv1cox on Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:38 am

Yeah Eric, My bad, I don't now or then fault the vendor or the government for a hazmat fee. Some regulation is required to protect people from themselves.

Makes no sense though to transport four quarts vice a gallon in the same container, but it's the route that I will take next time. I have always bought quarts before on-line, but I noticed that the gallon size wasn't that much more and seemingly the shipping was the same.

It would have been nice though if the vendor had put a note beside the gallon size that an extra hazmat fee applies.

Live and learn.

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Post  rsv1cox on Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:54 am

I just finished talking with the vendor. They did cancel my one gallon order prior to it being shipped.

I asked if they would ship me 4 quarts, but they don't package their high castor no nitro fuel in anything else but gallons. I guess I will have to find some local 5% nitro or less fuel and castor it up.

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Post  larrys4227 on Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:12 pm

Plan accordingly on how much nitro you need ...

For instance, if you buy a gallon of 5% Nitro, with 18% oil .... and you need 28% oil ... you'll be adding approximately 4oz of castor per quart.  This will reduce your nitro content to about 4.3% on each quart you mix up.

Generally, I buy 15%N/16%O ... and then bump it up with castor. I'd rather be high on nitro content, but thats just me.

Something to consider ..... Smile
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