Hi All Joe from Rare Spares here!
I am sure you all realise that with the cost of freight today when a store in Perth orders a fender from Melbourne the cost for him to get it there is not cheap due to weight and bulk. Unlike most other things that we purchase it does not get cheaper with a 'bulk' order unfortunately.
Taking into account the fact that until April of this year these fenders were $485.00 each that at now $275.00 each it doesn't allow inclusion of freight costs from Melbourne.
So therefore this store in Perth is not trying to rip any one off he is just recouping his cost that these large bulky discounted items are charged to him which I am sure you would all agree is fair enough!.
Looking at it in this light should show you that the discount is still quite substantial.
Potta - in regards to the $12 shipping fee - on the Rare Spares web site it states the following which is what you will receive with the confirmation of your order :
'Orders will be processed on BUSINESS DAYS ONLY (Mon-Fri, excluding Public Holidays). For orders freighted within Australia PLEASE ALLOW 2-14 WORKING DAYS. For international orders PLEASE ALLOW 7-45 DAYS. This may vary depending on the shipment method used. For deliveries within Australia a minimum of $12 shipping and handling fee applies. Some larger/fragile items may incur additional shipping costs, these costs will be relayed to you for approval. The shipping costs for all international order will be forwarded for approval.'
I hope that this has helped to clarify some of your concerns.