i doubt very much if partshop or any business for
that matter will consider making money off shipping
costs. if this is so, it is indeed a bad business
decision on their part. customers are pretty smart
these days, thanks in great part to the info highway
as a business person doing a bunch of shipping, i pass
on my discounted rate to my customers. ergo, my customers
are happy in shipping charges, and i am happy with the
increased volume i get which could further increase my discount rate.
WIN / WIN for everyone whichever way you look at it.
BTW, proximity of origin/destination does not count.
shipping co. have strange ways of routing and moving