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Matt Shinners
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I want to pre-order this game. I also want to get a few faction decks for Summoner Wars (3 of them).

However, shipping on the game is $11.75, but $22 for the game and 3 faction packs. That seems like an absurd jump for 3 small boxes. Anyone else having the same issue with shipping?
 
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MattShinners wrote:
I want to pre-order this game. I also want to get a few faction decks for Summoner Wars (3 of them).

However, shipping on the game is $11.75, but $22 for the game and 3 faction packs. That seems like an absurd jump for 3 small boxes. Anyone else having the same issue with shipping?


I haven't looked into it but one possible explanation is that the game by itself might fit into a USPS flat rate box and adding the extra decks forcesit to go into a standard box. Weight wouldn't be a consideration in the flat rate box but becomes a factor in the separate box.
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MattShinners wrote:
I want to pre-order this game. I also want to get a few faction decks for Summoner Wars (3 of them).

However, shipping on the game is $11.75, but $22 for the game and 3 faction packs. That seems like an absurd jump for 3 small boxes. Anyone else having the same issue with shipping?


I haven't looked into it but one possible explanation is that the game by itself might fit into a USPS flat rate box and adding the extra decks forcesit to go into a standard box. Weight wouldn't be a consideration in the flat rate box but becomes a factor in the separate box.


Thought of that, but the game box (according to BGG) is standard size (11.75x11.75x4). From shipping many boxes of that size in the medium shipper, I'm nearly 100% sure you could get 3 faction packs in.

I sent an e-mail to PHG, and Colby wrote back (almost immediately). I'll post when I hear back from them.
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Apparently there's something weird going on at USPS's end, because the shipping weights are correct.

Thankfully, shipping for the packs individually is only ~$2.50, so it's not so big of a hit.
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MattShinners wrote:
I sent an e-mail to PHG, and Colby wrote back (almost immediately). I'll post when I hear back from them.
You wrote to them, Colby wrote back almost immediately, but you'll post when you hear back from them? Didn't Colby already almost immediately write back to you?
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He has already answered this question on the Plaid Hat Games forums

quoted from Colby: "I would suggest ordering them separately. Those prices are pulled off of USPS and UPS servers so I can't 'fix' it. Sorry that it is weird, but it seems it is the post office that is weird not us."
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This post on the Play Hat forums could be relevant to your interests, especially Colby's response.
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jimmcmahon wrote:
MattShinners wrote:
I sent an e-mail to PHG, and Colby wrote back (almost immediately). I'll post when I hear back from them.
You wrote to them, Colby wrote back almost immediately, but you'll post when you hear back from them? Didn't Colby already almost immediately write back to you?
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He asked a follow-up question to which I responded, and the overall answer was pending the response to that.

Overall, PHG's customer service was excellent! Thanks for everyone who posted the link to the PGH forum - probably should have checked there first.
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This is not a good thread to misread the context of the title.
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MattShinners wrote:
I want to pre-order this game. I also want to get a few faction decks for Summoner Wars (3 of them).

However, shipping on the game is $11.75, but $22 for the game and 3 faction packs. That seems like an absurd jump for 3 small boxes. Anyone else having the same issue with shipping?


They wanted to quote me almost $40 for shipping and I LIVE IN the United States. They need to re-evaluate their shipping :-)
 
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Grumsh wrote:
MattShinners wrote:
I want to pre-order this game. I also want to get a few faction decks for Summoner Wars (3 of them).

However, shipping on the game is $11.75, but $22 for the game and 3 faction packs. That seems like an absurd jump for 3 small boxes. Anyone else having the same issue with shipping?


They wanted to quote me almost $40 for shipping and I LIVE IN the United States. They need to re-evaluate their shipping :-)
I don't know that Alaska counts as living in the United Stated when looking for reasonable shipping rates...
 
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