Powder Valley Inc. Shipping


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marineman
March 26, 2009, 12:28 PM
How much does Powder Valley Inc. charge for shipping? I am looking to buy a large order of primers and powder, but all the website says is that shipping charges will be applied once the order is placed. I don't want an unpleasant surprise of an unexpectedly high shipping charge.

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Canuck-IL
March 26, 2009, 12:33 PM
Regular UPS ground + the Hazmat.
/Bryan

Bula
March 26, 2009, 12:34 PM
that statement seems weird to me to "once order is placed"? I'd call them. I can't beleive they have any primers to ship!!

xsquidgator
March 26, 2009, 12:54 PM
I've placed a couple of decent-sized orders from them in the past, say $300 to $600 worth. S&H and the hazmat combined was about $30 as I recall, of which shipping was maybe $10-$12 of that and $20 was hazmat I think.

glock2008
March 26, 2009, 01:16 PM
DPMS does the same thing. If you call them and tell them what you were going to order they will tell you what shipping will be.

rfwobbly
March 26, 2009, 01:20 PM
Their web page will tell you what's in stock. If anything is marked "Expected April 27" then be sure and mark your order to ship all or none, otherwise you'll get a double has-mat charge and double shipping charge.

Paul Kersey
March 26, 2009, 02:09 PM
I've used them many times , as recently as 2 weeks ago , and have never been unpleasantly surprised.

Ridgerunner665
March 26, 2009, 02:14 PM
The HazMat fee is $22.50... but I don't think you can have powder and primers in the same shipment (on the same vehicle), so it would be $45.

Grumulkin
March 26, 2009, 02:21 PM
Power and primers CAN and ARE shipped in the same box for ONE hazmat fee.

I've found Powder Valley shipping prices to be reasonable and in the past when something wasn't in stock that was listed on the web site as being in stock, they called me to be sure it was OK to ship without the item in question. In my opinion, you can deal with them in confidence.

Ridgerunner665
March 26, 2009, 02:36 PM
OK...I had never ordered both powder and primers at the same time.

Hansli
March 26, 2009, 03:03 PM
Power and primers CAN and ARE shipped in the same box for ONE hazmat fee.

I believe that is no longer the case. On a recent order my supplier said (with regrets by the way) primers and powder may no longer be shipped together. New shipping rules with carriers. The hazmat had also increased 12% to 22.50. I'd call first regarding hazmat shipping.

Dynamite Rabbit
March 26, 2009, 03:15 PM
From Powder Valley's home page:

WE CAN COMBINE UP TO 48 LBS. OF POWDER AND PRIMERS UNDER ONE HAZMAT TO SAVE YOU MONEY. IF SENDING FUNDS IN ADVANCE, PLEASE CALL FOR ASSISTANCE IN CALCULATING YOUR AMOUNT.

I received a large order from them two or three weeks ago and primers and powder were shipped together (and the hazmat fee was only $20). I don't think they have any primers in stock -- at least that's what their website shows.

rfwobbly
March 26, 2009, 09:49 PM
+1 on what the Rabbit said.

My mixed order came in the 1st week of March.

1911user
March 26, 2009, 09:50 PM
On a recent order my supplier said (with regrets by the way) primers and powder may no longer be shipped together. New shipping rules with carriers.

Who is this supplier?

rfwobbly
March 26, 2009, 09:54 PM
+1 on what Rabbit said.

My mixed order came in the first week of March.

Jumping Frog
March 26, 2009, 11:07 PM
I believe that is no longer the case. On a recent order my supplier said (with regrets by the way) primers and powder may no longer be shipped together.
There are companies like MidwayUSA that do not stock the powder and have the customer order drop-shipped from their distributor. They are charging 2 hazmat fees for a mixed order because they are shipping as two separate orders from two separate origins.

Powder Valley, on the other hand, stocks both primers and powder, so they ship them both in a single shipment for one HazMat fee.
New shipping rules with carriers.
I am in the trucking business. HazMat regs have not changed.

depoloni
March 27, 2009, 12:16 AM
Just recieved an order from powder valley on Tuesday. They used Fed-Ex. When I emailed them about the order before placing it they told me that the most I'd pay if I "maxed out a box" (48lbs) that it'd be 20 bucks shipping.

Somewhere along the line I was mistaken that they halved HazMat for 16-32 pounds of powder and eliminated it for 32+ pounds.... or they stopped that hookup sometime between january when I started herding people together and the previous Tuesday when I placed the order. 4 days to process the order, 3 to get here.

Personally snagged 8# of H-4350, 8# of HP-38, 8# of Clays, 4# of H-4895, 4# of Unique, and 5# of Reloader 15. Counting the bullets (2k) and the 16 or so pounds of powder my buds ordered (weak...) I felt the 20 bucks for shipping was a pretty darned good deal. Midway, and I do order from them but never hazmat stuff, probably would have hit me for 50 :D

dr.bear
March 27, 2009, 02:16 AM
Just received 48lbs of powder I ordered 2 weeks ago from PV. Shipping using Fedex was $21.00. Their shipping rates are very reasonable. I'm so glad they're around.

evan price
March 27, 2009, 07:10 AM
I just ordered 200K primers from powder valley. They divided the order into 4 parts with 4 hazmat tags.

Shipping & handling, with insurance & hazmat, was close to $50 per 50K box.

I have nothing but good things to say about Powder Valley.

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