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Dan Fredrickson 03-28-2011 09:23 AM

DOM Tube now available at Ruffstuff!
 
I resisted selling DOM Tube for 6 years, and for what I thought was a pretty good reason.

My reasoning was the high cost of shipping heavy, longer items. 2" X .25 Wall DOM weighs nearly 8lbs a foot! The weight of a set of links quickly adds up. When you add the cost of shipping to even what seems to be a great deal online the benefits of the low price quickly disolve. What seems to be a high price within driving distance may become a bargain.

The problem was as time went by I noticed many other companies selling tube at what were stupidly high prices and they were actually selling. Well I've finally decided I can do better than that!

http://pics.ruffstuffspecialties.com...g?m=1301173363

What is common business practice is to mark up your shipping price and make it profitable also. I see shipping as a cost of doing business and we charge what it actually costs us. We don't sell shipping, we sell parts! So here's what we're going to to. We are going to actually discount UPS shipping on tube to the extent of the discount we receive. We are also going to pick out one of our competitors and simply price our tube 10% less than theirs, unless they charge way too much! If thats the case we will lower tube prices even further, and I have just the company in mind ;)

Since I wrote this I priced our tube VS the other guys I was pretty shocked by the prices they are charging. One company wants $1.90 an inch for 2" X .25" wall which is pretty much the standard link tube size. The other company wants $18 a foot, lower but still in the absurd price range! So, my estimation of 10% less was way off, we are at least 15% lower in every tube size for the first foot. The 2" X .25" tube on our site is available for $3.50 less a foot and available in 6" increments so you don't need to buy a foot more if you only need 6" more. Also, that price will only apply to the first foot to cover the cutting cost, every additional length to the size you need is ~ another 10% less so the final cost is very fair. All of our DOM is shipped from Chicago in 3,000' lots.

The shipping you may be charged will likely be wrong so if it gets out of this world give us a call to order, no matter, we will give you a call and let you know the actual cost to ship, thanks!

Dan Fredrickson 03-31-2011 03:28 PM

We have been cutting alot of tube, thanks ;)

Hendrix 04-01-2011 09:59 AM

I will have an order for you soon.

My shopping carts says 11.50 for shipping. Is that correct. That would be 7- 48" sticks of 1.75x .120 and 3-36" sticks of 1.750x .120 if so shipping and prices are top notch.

I have ordered from those other guys. And it hurts.

Dan Fredrickson 04-01-2011 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hendrix (Post 11284607)
I will have an order for you soon.

My shopping carts says 11.50 for shipping. Is that correct. That would be 7- 48" sticks of 1.75x .120 and 3-36" sticks of 1.750x .120 if so shipping and prices are top notch.

I have ordered from those other guys. And it hurts.

No, that is not correct. give us a call and Ramsey can set you up with the correct shipping price, it will be fair...

Hendrix 04-03-2011 08:28 AM

Gotcha. I will call next week, I need that Dom.

Dan Fredrickson 04-13-2011 02:44 PM

We'll be here when you need us!

Dan Fredrickson 04-17-2011 11:51 AM

We have shipped about 2500' of DOM in a month, I think you guys are liking the fair prices!

Dan Fredrickson 04-22-2011 10:31 AM

And more everyday!

Hendrix 05-05-2011 05:10 PM

Sent you an Email. I need a shipping quote. Thanks

Dan Fredrickson 05-05-2011 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hendrix (Post 11491515)
Sent you an Email. I need a shipping quote. Thanks

We will get it in the morning, we are at that point in the day where everyone hops to the shipping department and makes sure things are moving!

Dan Fredrickson 05-10-2011 09:47 PM

4,000' so far, thanks everyone!

unlimited06 05-15-2011 09:49 AM

Great prices on tube. Glad I went to your site. I have been shopping around for limiting straps. I'll be ordering them from you Nice prices :thumbsup:

Dan Fredrickson 05-16-2011 08:14 AM

Thanks :)

LouisP 05-16-2011 10:19 PM

Any chance you will offer 2.5"x .25" wall 4130? That is a popular size for modifying XJ drive shafts.

Dan Fredrickson 05-16-2011 10:24 PM

Not really becaue mostdriveshaft shop will have it... I always take hte DS to a shop to be modified so it can be balanced.


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