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    My shop gives a discount if we buy there, but I usually get the book on eBay for several dollars cheaper. I buy fabric from the quilting store though and have never been charged shipping. I would not go back to them!

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    Isn't it standard practice to charge enough for the book to pay for the book, fees etc. and some to make a profit? I'd be interested in knowing if the price she charged for the book included profit.

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    NO!!!!! You should never have to pay for shipping if you're buying it n the store. Does she charge shipping on her fabrics and notions that you buy? I don't think so. I would let her know that you've never heard of this before and in the future you'll probably be buying the books you need on Amazon where they are probably much cheaper....even if you do have to pay postage.

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    Shipping cost no but the sales a tax maybe. If the teacher was from a state that collects sales tax and she has to report sales she would be responsible for the sales tax. I bet if you went to a quilt show and made a purchase from an out of state vendor you are paying their state percentage of tax.

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    Talk to the owner of the store tell them you feel like you're being ripped off, and this may be your last class with them. Remember money talks.
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    Joanns charges shipping

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    I don't do too much with the LQS but when book are involved I've never paid a shipping fee. I agree, I think you're being ripped off. IMO, the LQS is making their money on their fabric and class fee and should absorb any book shipping fees. Most time it's a book that they are planning to or already do stock so you should not be expected to pay those charges.

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    what???? that is just nuts....I would call her out on that because as a shop she does NOT pay shipping charges on her merchandise, unless it is large "freight" items...books, NO shipping charges!

    I would have told her to keep it, you could get it cheaper with NO shipping on Amazon!

    I know everyone wants to keep their LQS open and all, but honestly, if that is her practice, let her close!

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    Quote Originally Posted by justflyingin View Post
    I would think that would be included in the price of the book...just as if you went to the bookstore and ordered it. That is, unless they are actually selling it to you at THEIR price and then they wanted the shipping so they weren't losing money on each book.
    I agree, everyone pays the shipping , you may not notice it because it is included in the price of the book.
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    They handed you the book but charged shipping????? Rip off.

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    Not mine... if the book says $9.95 that is what I am charged. However, with fabric now upwards of $12.00 I know that part of that is the cost for shipping. You can't blame them... they are in business to make money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    what???? that is just nuts....I would call her out on that because as a shop she does NOT pay shipping charges on her merchandise, unless it is large "freight" items...books, NO shipping charges!

    I would have told her to keep it, you could get it cheaper with NO shipping on A
    I know everyone wants to keep their LQS open and all, but honestly, if that is her practice, let her close!
    Shops pay shipping, why wouldn't they? I know our LQS does. why do you think they don't pay shipping?
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    I have never heard of such a thing. As a former quilt shop owner we never charged shipping on anything unless we were selling something at our cost then we would add shipping. The shipping was figured into the cost of the item being sold. Some shops are out to make as much money as they possibly can, however they can. If possible I would take my business elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anita211 View Post
    Not mine... if the book says $9.95 that is what I am charged. However, with fabric now upwards of $12.00 I know that part of that is the cost for shipping. You can't blame them... they are in business to make money.

    Anita in Northfield, MN
    You pay the price of the cover price , but, the shop only pay half of that and with the shipping they pay,they can make some profit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRELLA View Post
    Joanns charges shipping
    Not the one in Keene, NH

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    Seems like she would have only had one shipping fee for how many ever books were ordered for the class.
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    My LQS gives discounts of up to 20% to class attendees. As for charging for shipping, that does not seem right to me, plus if they have ordered a quanity, they got discounted shipping anyway. They should just say the book will cost $X. and you need it to take the class. Why show shipping? What happens if you buy the book somewhere else? Often, if we already have the pattern, we can use ours instead of buying it again.

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    Even when I special order something from my lqs I am NOT charged for shipping. You got ripped off and if there is another lqs you can shop at I certainly would.
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    Even when I place a special order I have NOT been charged for shipping. If there is another LQS in your area I would shop there, she is taking advantage of you and ripping you off so she can make a few extra $$$. How can she charge sales tax when your state doesn't have sales tax?
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    I am afraid I would not take another class from this shop. My LQS gives a discount when purchasing class supplies from them.
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    I have never heard of such an idiotic thing before in my life. That's a RIPoff. My LQS doesn't do that either, and you get a 10% or 20% discount off of any supplies that you purchase at their store for the class. (I think the discount is 10% off). Sorry that you got taken.

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    Having worked at 2 different quilt shops, the shop buys the book wholesale (50% of listed price). Not sure about shipping costs. So you shouldn't have been charged for shipping because the shop should cover the shipping cost as the cost of business or they may not even get charged shipping (the distributor may cover that cost).

    Either way, it was poor taste of the teacher to charge you shipping. The only reason I can think is that doing that is that the source of the book doesn't do wholesale! If that is the case, I would offer my students to buy the book from me or look online for a cheaper alternative. (And if you know me, I would be finding my students the cheapest way to purchase the book). Quilting is expensive and I want my students knowing that I'm trying to find them the best deal I can. It builds respect between teacher and student.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo View Post
    Several years ago I took a class at a major quilt show in NH; the instructor sold us thread and insisted we pay sales tax. NH has no sales tax.
    Actually, the instructor was most likely correct in charging you sales tax. If her business is from a state that has sales tax, and her banking institution where she processes her sales and credit card charges is also in that state, she is by law required to charge sales tax, even if she's physically in another state.

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    I believe that stores of any variety will continue to do things the customers find questionable until someone (or more) complains about it. Before creating too much of a ruckus, you might ask the owner of the LQS about the extra charge. I remember taking a class one time and the students all needed a special variegated thread for the class - which we purchased at the LQS. The owner mis-read the invoice for the thread and charged us each the box price for the thread instead of the individual price. When it was pointed out to her the thread was VERY expensive, she found the error, admitted the mistake and gave each of us a store credit for the overcharge. Problem solved. To my knowledge, this did not happen again. I believe it was an honest mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra-P View Post
    Does your local quilt store charge you for shipping fees? I mean when you take a class from them, buy your fabric there from them and also purchase the book for the class from them? Ours charges for the price of the book the pattern is in plus shipping costs for the book. Just curious. I was a little surprised but already was taking the class, bought the fabric and just paid what they asked which was full price for the book plus shipping.

    I'd be tempted to ask that only books available for purchase IN the store be used for classes.
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