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The myth of "Free Shipping" on bike and ATV purchases

Posted by Staff - Orion Powersports on

If you've been shopping around the internet for a dirt bike, UTV or ATV, we would just about bet money that you have seen the "Free Shipping" advertisements.

We wanted to take a moment and shed some light on this myth. Maybe one of the biggest in our industry and we compare it to selling Snake oil.

Ok, maybe that's a little dramatic but free shipping is a trick that is used to make you feel like you are getting something for nothing. The truth is there is no such thing as free shipping. The customer pays for it every time, even when they think they are not.

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Here's how it works:
First, every company has some type of freight shipping cost associated with the delivery of your bike. Meaning that we have to pay actual dollars to the freight companies to deliver your product. As much as we wished it were true, Fedex, UPS, etc do not work for free.

So lets look at a website that is selling the SSR SR125 for example. They advertise that bike at around $669 with "Free Shipping". Our price on that exact same bike is $499 plus $169 shipping for most areas that we deliver to. That brings your total with us to $668 or almost the exact same as the sites that claim "free shipping", actually a $1 less. The only difference is we offer a much longer warranty, free unmatched tech support (phone a& email), a real starter kit you can use and unmatched parts support.

What about the few SSR bikes that we advertise as "free shipping"? Those models are all on the SSR factory MAP (minimum advertised pricing) list and SSR already builds the shipping price in for us therefore we do not need to charge any additional shipping cost.
So when you see "Free Shipping", you can be sure that you are paying for every time.

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