Recently I ordered a digital thermometer from Amazon.co. due to the fact that it had free shipping. Well the company that sold/shipped the thermometer was Fred's Music And BBQ.com. Along with the thermometer was an assortment if Tasty Licks sample spice packets. I tried two of the samples (Burger Meister Burgers and Redeye Ribeyes Reatmeat Rub) on some burgers and steaks and the wife loved them. I told my wife I would order some for her. Well I went on their website to order and found out they were $6.99 each. a little high in my eyes, but I will spend it to keep the misses happy. Went to check out and found out shipping was $5.67 for 1 or $8.37 for 2 bottles. Mind you, these bottles are 6 oz. They should both fit in a small USPS box. I called the 800 number and was told that that was indeed the shipping price and I could save money on shipping by picking up in person. They are in PA and I am in WI so that was out of the question. I told the gentleman on the phone that I guess my wife will go without as the total for 2 bottle of spices shipped was $20.35. I would have paid the $5.67 since both would have fit in the small flat rate box ($5.20) but to charge $3.00 more to use the same box is ridiculous.
Sorry about the long post but just needed to vent!