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    I made a bad review on a nuc feeder that I got from Brushy Mnt almost 2 months ago, and they never posted it. I went ahead and made a good review on the nucs that I bought, and it was posted the next week. What gives Brushy, thats a pretty lousy way of doing business if you ask me. I wonder if I would have bought the nuc feeders if I would have read a bad review on them first, no. But Im still waiting on you to do free shipping in December, so I can place a big order. Thanks Steve
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    I like Brushy mtn for the most part but shipping is rediculous and their website screws up alot mis quoting shipping costs.
    Then takes them a few days to let you know you can pay more or cancel..
    ill stick with Mann Lake...they offer free shipping on most orders over $100

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    Default Re: Brushy Mnt not showing bad reviews

    Beeman I agree with you unless you are buying complete hives. There shipping I personally think they are makeing $ on it. But overall I have had good luck with them. What is this free shipping in Dec. SFISHER I have never seen them offer free shipping. I know Kellybees offers free shipping over thanks giving week.

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    Default Re: Brushy Mnt not showing bad reviews

    I noticed that trend as well. One other bee store does something similar. All their pricing is low, but shipping is like $40 and the price of shipping increases as you add more items. They do say shipping includes certain fees etc... but it's obviously where they're marking stuff up and making their money but they suck you in with the low prices.

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    Default Re: Brushy Mnt not showing bad reviews

    They have free shipping for the first couple of weeks in December then they clos for the year. They will advertise it in the bee magazines, they will give you a secret word like "santa", to place with your order, and then shipping is free,
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    Default Re: Brushy Mnt not showing bad reviews

    I do not think that Brushys shipping is that bad, and maybe I live close to them, but I usually get what I order in a couple of days.
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    Default Re: Brushy Mnt not showing bad reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by sfisher View Post
    and then shipping is free,
    Only if you live east of the Mississippi
    Honeydew

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    I didnt know that, guess cause I live east of the mississippi. Maybe thats why my shipping rates arent so bad also.
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    Default Re: Brushy Mnt not showing bad reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by HONEYDEW View Post
    Only if you live east of the Mississippi
    Interesting since they have a branches in Cali and Mn. Dunno ... I live in Florida so shipping is free over $100 from Mann Lake. I just placed an order so we'll see about service.

    I've ordered from Dadant and got satisfactory service, but they seem to hold orders and ship once per week and I also get hit with state sales tax since they have a branch in Florida. So that's another plus for Brushy Mtn, Walter T. Kelley and Mann Lake in my case.

    Brushy Mountain, I've got their catalog (along with many others) and have noticed that their prices on many things seems to be a tad higher. Not much, but higher. I have also noticed on many of the websites of all these distributors that their "reviews" sections are pretty lame and vacant. I suppose not many customers bother to go back and review specific products. I suppose I need to start doing this myself as I usually pay some attention when an onsite review is available. Sucks that they would only post positive "reviews".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeman410 View Post
    I like Brushy mtn for the most part but shipping is rediculous and their website screws up alot mis quoting shipping costs.
    Then takes them a few days to let you know you can pay more or cancel..
    ill stick with Mann Lake...they offer free shipping on most orders over $100
    This has been my experience. I have had to cancel 2-3 orders because of it.

    There is some beekeeping stuff on Amazon.com...wish there was more, as I have Amazon Prime and shipping is free.

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    Default Re: Brushy Mnt not showing bad reviews

    Shipping has prevented me from ordering from brushy mtn. Glad to hear about amazon, I will have to check that out

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    Default Re: Brushy Mnt not showing bad reviews

    I have ordered several items this year from Brushy Mountain, and they have shipped faster than any other supplier. I don't find shipping charges any higher than other places,but I think they are all extremely high. It doesn't pay to order a small item as the shipping cost may be higher than the price of the item. This is true of all items that I haver ordered from the internet.it would be rather easy to obtain their shipping rates and compare to others but not worth the time as my orders are not substantial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfisher View Post
    I made a bad review on a nuc feeder that I got from Brushy Mnt almost 2 months ago, and they never posted it.
    Have you tried to submit your review a second time? That would be a bit more telling.
    Regards, Barry

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    Dont want to start any disagreements here but why should I have to submit it a secomd time? What I did do was submit a second different review, a good review. And it had no problem being posted within a week. So Im sure they had no problem recieving my bad review.
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    Default Re: Brushy Mnt

    Quote Originally Posted by sfisher View Post
    why should I have to submit it a secomd time?
    Because stuff happens. I get emails complaining about this or that on the forum not working only to find out there was a legitimate reason why it wasn't. Often due to user issues. Anytime people are involved in making something work there will be problems. I step away for a few days to take a vacation and these sorts of things can very easily slip through the cracks. So try again and see what happens. I'd be surprised that an online business offering feedback on products would be so naive to think they could squelch all negative feedback. This age of business doesn't work that way. Perhaps they have rules for posting feedback and you didn't follow them? I don't know, but trying to point out that it's rarely so cut and dry. Members here post messages that contain inappropriate words. If I have time I may edit the post. Other times I simply delete it. Another possible reason.
    Last edited by Barry; 07-07-2012 at 09:56 AM. Reason: add comments
    Regards, Barry

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