Six Flags: Minimum $8 shipping & handling for 1 st

Wednesday, April 30, 2003 9:07 AM
This is ridiculous. You cannot renew your six flags pass online without paying at least 8 bucks for shipping and handling for one (two if receiving a parking pass) sticker. It shold be 37 cents in my book.

I'd rather buy it at Jewel and stand in line to get the pass processed.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2003 9:10 AM
That's the way all businesses do it. Convenience = increased price. No one is forcing you to pay.
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Wednesday, April 30, 2003 9:17 AM
I just ordered something from Amazon and payed like $2.44 for S&H, and it was a videocassette, not a sticker.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2003 9:20 AM
If SF is using any service slower than overnight they're making quite a profit on that S&H charge. At S&D Greetings we do not increase S&H charges at all...you pay what it costs to ship, no more no less.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2003 9:24 AM
I paid ticketb*st*rd an extra $20 for my family's tickets to a show in downtown Detroit. Well worth it for (a) better seats and (b) saving me the trip to the box office.

The price of something is *not* related to what it costs to provide, but rather its perceived value. It's a pain in the tuckas to get passes in person, and this $8 saves you that pain. We have this silly argument about parking prices at parks, too, and I think with the same resolution.

In the end, no one says you have to pay for these things. If enough people decide they won't, then the price will come down, perhaps to the point where the product/service becomes unprofitable and goes the way of the dodo bird.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2003 9:38 AM
You do need to take into account the extra costs it takes for a company to be sending stuff to you....It takes employee's to stuff those envelopes and such. Eight bucks still seems high, but keep that in mind when you do pay extra for shipping and handeling.....
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Wednesday, April 30, 2003 9:41 AM
Kevin Max: I don't know which SF park you are near, but if it's anything like SFGAm they may have pre-processing which saves standing in line. I went last night and was in and out of the processing in less than 2 minutes. It took longer to walk from my car to the processing center than the actual processing. And I actually got a half-way decent photo this time. :)

For those wondering, tomorrow night from 4-8pm is the last chance for pre-processing at SFGAm.
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Wednesday, April 30, 2003 9:44 AM
Unless you are getting the pass processed very early in the season, the processing wait will probably be 10 minutes or less. To me, I'll wait an extra 10 minutes instead of paying eight bucks. But, on the other hand, on opening weekend, you might be waiting a solid half-hour, and then the issue becomes a bit more debatable.

Also, the $8 was for three day delivery.
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Wednesday, April 30, 2003 1:40 PM
Six flags is not doing the shipping. They have contracted a company to handle all on-line renewals. The handling/shipping fee goes to the company that is doing the sales, not Six Flags. If you renew directly through the park over the phone or through the mail, there is no shipping charge (at least in the case of Fiesta Texas anyways).

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Wednesday, April 30, 2003 4:52 PM
I bought two season passes online...and I agree..it is a bit much for 8"x10" sheet of paper..but hey...it's a Season Pass...so I'm cool with it..not to mention if you go one day and half a day, it's all paid for itself.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2003 4:52 PM
Funny, I had to get a new SFDL pass (long story why). It was sent to me, with my photo, for the $45 that it was advertised for... in a letter sized envelope.

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