I just had an interesting experience. I went to Johnny's Seed company online to order yukon gold seed potatoes. I noticed he had 25#'s for $19 which is a really good deal. I went through the usual pages of checking out and noticed he charged over $32 for shipping these 19 pounds of potatoes!
So I went over to Henry Field's to see what they had. I ordered only 16 pounds - they had a certificate for $25 off if your order was over $50. Mine came to just barely over so I qualified. But do you think I could find where to find the $25 off place? Checking out was so difficult to do -- I got clear to the last page before realizing I hadn't put in the code numbers for the $25 off. The shipped was only 8.95 for sending 16#'s - I was glad of that.
I went back to put in the code for the $25 off and lo and behold--my shipping suddenly jumped up $3.00. I thought that was interesting. Checking out was a pain, if I didn't get one small thing right on the page, it erased a bunch of other stuff and I think I had to put in my credit card number at least five times. I was getting more and more disgusted by the minute.
Final total for Johnny's was $52 for 25 pounds. Final total for Henry's with the $25 coupon off for 16 pounds was $39.
That was when I realized I really wanted 25 pounds and that is what I ended up ordering through Johnny's simply because he has good quality and for $13 more I got 9 more pounds of seed potatoes. Also it was easier to check out with Johnny's and he was up front on how much the shipping would be where Henry's didn't let me see shipping until the very last page. Plus just by using the $25 off coupon, Henry's ADDED $3 to my shipping total.
Plus I've had seed potatoes from Johnny's before and they are top quality!!!! I'm VERY happy with my decision.