I may just be new to the world of ordering online from robotics clubs, but I am in utter shock at the shipping costs from VEX. To order this year’s challenge kit, field, and two name plates, I’m required to pay over $60 in shipping. That’s an additional 20%! Even worse, if I were to just order the $2 name plates, there’s a 250% price increase just for shipping! As an elementary school teacher with very limited funds, I don’t know how I’m going to be able to pay this. Whatever happened to flat-rate shipping?
Is there any way to get these costs reduced, other than driving hundreds of miles to pick it up in person?