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what does "WILL CALL" mean?

optimistic

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Ground Service $8.45 $63.45
3 Days Select $15.55 $70.55
2nd Day Air $20.29 $75.29
Next Day Air $36.76 $91.76
Will Call $0.00 $55.00
Plus 8% sales tax on California. <~~~Darn 8% California Sales Tax.

I'm looking at a vendors shipping charges, and not wanting to sound like an idiot and them ask what does &quot;will call&quot; mean, I decided to ask the friendly people here in Anandtech. Back to question, what does Will Call mean?
 

Truxman

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It means someone will go to their location and pick it up. It should be no shipping charge at all.
 

Russ

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<< what does &quot;WILL CALL&quot; mean? >>



It's what the girl says at the end of your date. It is code for &quot;get lost, loser&quot;.

Russ, NCNE
 

Demon-Xanth

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Note: it SHOULD be no shipping charge. I wanted to order something from a local shop's site and pick it up in the store or warehouse because it wasn't in the store and the warehouse was 2 blocks from my work. They said they would have to charge me $7 more for it because it's shipped from the manufacturer. Some places have the oddest meanings of &quot;in stock&quot;.

I stopped even looking there for stuff.
 

optimistic

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YAY!!! No shipping!! And I live in the same city!! Whew, I've been sounding like an idiot these past couple months asking them if I can pick up. BTW Augustus allows for pickup, Newegg doesn't, neither does Bunta.com. And computer123.com allows for pickup.

:(Bad enough I gotta pay for sales tax, and shipping too??:| HORRAY for &quot;Will Call&quot;!!!:D

edit: thanks guys!
edit: LOL! Russ
 

Idiot56209

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Demon-Xanth:

Hey! That sounds like this place here in Tampa that's on Fowler Ave. They always have dirt cheap prices with really high shipping. when you walk in, they always seem to be &quot;out of stock&quot;.

DOH! :Q
 

Kingofcomputer

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&quot;Will call&quot; means you'll call before you're approved to go there to pick up.
Why need to pay for &quot;Will call&quot;?
Because all pricewatch vendors are doing so, they list the price lower to make it attractive, and charge huge s&amp;h and additional charge for local pickup.
 

Idiot56209

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<< all pricewatch vendors are doing so >>



You should retract that, because you know it's not true. Not &quot;ALL&quot; of them do it. Just the guys with the outrageous shipping do it.
 

yakko

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Idiot56209,

If you are in Tampa why aren't you going where jonnyGURU works? That place is always out of stock because the store is just a front really. If what they do have in stock doesn't sell in 30 days they return to the whosaler so they don't have to pay for it.
 

SUOrangeman

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When speaking of concerts, &quot;Will Call&quot; means you WON'T be standing in line as long folks who either have their tickets in-hand or will pay at the door. On top of thay, they let Will Call folks in first before the &quot;commoners.&quot;

-SUO
 

Idiot56209

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yakko: I've been there. They're cool. But I think that Jon guy is a nut. He tried to nail me in the head with a flying motherboard.
 

dc

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bunta doesn't allow will calls anymore?

last time i bought from them ~2 years ago i went in to pickup my ram. it's some crappy little office in walnut. :)
 

optimistic

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That's where I live! Yeah they don't allow pickup(I called them). And Jazz-tech makes a fortune from their shipping, and won't let anyone pickup. But Rackmountpro accepts will calls:). Bought my LiteOn 12x Burner from them. They don't sell much though, except server stuff.

edit: duh....MWAVE allows WILL CALLs?!?! why didn't anyone tell me!?!?!:p
 

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