shipping charges

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I noticed on Gander Mountain online, an Old Town canoe has shipping charges of $400. A Mad River canoe, of the same size & weight, has shipping charges of $50.

Why would there be a $350 difference?
 
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I would send Gander Mountain an email asking why. Does seem strange. Are they somehow packed different or shipped by different methods? Maybe shipped from different locations?
 
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You don't have to order an Old Town Canoe through Gander Mountain. There are other retailers. I would call ( not email ) Gander Mountain to find out why the shipping charges are so different. I understand that Old Town is in Eastern Maine (not far from me) and Perception is closer to MN but I can't reconcile that big a difference.
 
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If the $400 shipping charge is to have an Old Town delivered to Gander Mountain I doubt they are selling many. If that was the charge to have one delivered to my front door, wrapped with a big red bow, I’d still never pay it.

You seem set on purchasing a new canoe. Depending on the price delta between different retailers and the driving distance to go inspect it and pick it up I might pay the $50. Tops.

I may be out of touch with the marketplace, but if I would expect a big box retailer to get me a poly canoe in their next semi-load for free.
 
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Maybe it's getting like car sales... Dealer holdback, special incentives... "partial shipping". who knows.

Your profile doesn't list a location... if you're right there next to the Mad River factory, vs in Maine, I get it.
 
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