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So, I call them to find out if they can do shipping for less than the $18.00 that their website is quoting me to ship to PA, and I think his name was Dave so I ask how much to ship a rear Differential gasket that weighs less than a freakin pound and he says and I quote "Well we ship UPS so it would be what they charge" ok, fair enough, so I then ask if I can just order from him and he states (more quotation here) " I don't handle the shipping" (Well Dave what do you do there because so far not much of anything) so I press a little more on the shipping and he comes back at me with "It would probably cost about $12 to ship to PA" WTF !!! that is such a ripoff, you could probably ship it in a Dollar store padded envelope through USPS for less than $3.00, or even using one of the FREE boxes you get from USPS now and it would only cost $4.95. Personally if I am running a business, I am going to find the cheapest possible ways to ship something, now UPS is great and I usually use them, but for something small like this you need to look into other shipping methods especiall when it cost's 2.5 times what it would cost somewhere else. Thank you for reading, rant over. And the reason I posted here is does anyone know of any other company's that make reusable gasket's for the M226?
 

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Nope, they are it, lol.

Are you going to order the cover to or just the gasket?
I ordered the black PML cover here's a link,

YourCovers.com PML Nissan Titan Differential Cover

I like it because you can utilize the stock bracket (part# 86522-8S10A) for the emergency brake cable which you can find at Courtesy Parts for $9.64.

Oh well, guess I gotta bite the bullet on this one.
 

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I ordered the black PML cover here's a link,

YourCovers.com PML Nissan Titan Differential Cover

Oh well, guess I gotta bite the bullet on this one.
Well, if you have access to a grinder and a welder, you can also get the trans pan from PLM. Only difference between the Titan and the Frontier is that the transmission crossmember has some extra cross bracing that need to be slightly modified.
 

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Well, if you have access to a grinder and a welder, you can also get the trans pan from PLM. Only difference between the Titan and the Frontier is that the transmission crossmember has some extra cross bracing that need to be slightly modified.
I saw that maybe down the line, I was more worried about the diff for towing right now.
 

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$33.66 shipped for a #@%&$&$^@%!# gasket. I'm a rube.
 

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If you are towing, I would suggest that you upgrade both and add a trans temp gauge. I would suggest a diff temp gauge but i am unsure if the PLM cover comes tapped for one, I know the mag cover does thou, lol.
 

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Why do you need a reusable gasket? why not just use rtv sealant?
 

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Yup, i went through this with them before. I think they are pocketing 75% of the "shipping fee" and using what's left to pay for the actual shipping fee. They might as well just list the price at $25-$30 rather than $18.
 

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Why do you need a reusable gasket? why not just use rtv sealant?
Because when you're a self proclaimed 85% mall crawler like myself RTV looks like poop.
 

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damn i was thinkin of ordering one as well, if i can't find somethin else on their site just gonna hafta use some RTV instead
 

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I agree that price for shipping is expensive. However, one thing you should understand that for most companies, shipping parts by any method other than ups or fedex is not practical. UPS will come to a business to p/u your packages as a regular scheduled pickup. Even though the post office is trying to improve in that area, most often people still have to go to the post office to drop off packages vs getting a postal carrier to pick them up. For most business the convenience of a regular pickup vs sending a worker to drop a package off usually makes the better business sense. However, the price via ups should have been closer to the $6-8 range I would think for most locations for a light gasket.
 

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I agree that price for shipping is expensive. However, one thing you should understand that for most companies, shipping parts by any method other than ups or fedex is not practical. UPS will come to a business to p/u your packages as a regular scheduled pickup. Even though the post office is trying to improve in that area, most often people still have to go to the post office to drop off packages vs getting a postal carrier to pick them up. For most business the convenience of a regular pickup vs sending a worker to drop a package off usually makes the better business sense. However, the price via ups should have been closer to the $6-8 range I would think for most locations for a light gasket.

Hey, that's part of doing business sometimes you gotta take the extra effort or you get some picky SOB complaining on the internet, now I did go to UPS and figure shipping from 91402 to Pittsburgh and it came up less than 12.50 but when I ordered the gasket they charged me $15.66 so where's the other $3 and some change going? it's one thing if you tell me that you "charge what UPS charges" but when that doesn't ring true then you're just a liar, trust me if I could have bought another company's gasket I would have, but when you're dealing with a monopoly sometimes you're just screwed. That's ok maybe i'll just buy some gasket material and use mine as a template and sell em for $10 shipped.
 

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now I did go to UPS and figure shipping from 91402 to Pittsburgh and it came up less than 12.50 but when I ordered the gasket they charged me $15.66

the $12.50 might be the published rate not including handling and fuel surcharge, the fuel surcharge is not much, but the company your are dealing with can charge you what ever they want for a handling charge.... yes ups is expensive but have you ever tried to make one of those USPS boxes??? i swear you need a ****ing degree in rocket science to figure it out!!!!! plus the USPS tracking does not work for ****!!!! i have gotten a package in for the USPS and looked on there web site and it says its in VA when i have the package in my hands in MA !!! i work in shipping and USPS i the worst company to deal with.. FEd ex is close second!!!! theres my rant!!! hahaha UPS all the WAY!!!!!!!!
 

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Because when you're a self proclaimed 85% mall crawler like myself RTV looks like poop.
you know you can wipe off or razor off the excess sealant, right?
 

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the $12.50 might be the published rate not including handling and fuel surcharge, the fuel surcharge is not much, but the company your are dealing with can charge you what ever they want for a handling charge.... yes ups is expensive but have you ever tried to make one of those USPS boxes??? i swear you need a ****ing degree in rocket science to figure it out!!!!! plus the USPS tracking does not work for ****!!!! i have gotten a package in for the USPS and looked on there web site and it says its in VA when i have the package in my hands in MA !!! i work in shipping and USPS i the worst company to deal with.. FEd ex is close second!!!! theres my rant!!! hahaha UPS all the WAY!!!!!!!!
that's the thing 12.50 is what the UPS total came too, based on a 2lb 12"x12"x1" package which is overkill for an estimate for a gasket, Mag-Hytec's website came in at 18.00 based on a 1lb shipment no dimensions listed, then when I went in and actually ordered it they charged 15.66 based on 1lb shipment, none of it adds up and my whole rant is if you tell me you charge what UPs charges and that isn't the case then your company sucks.
 

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If the gasket doesn't cost that much itself, then that is probably why the shipping is so high. On small cost items companies tend to raise the shipping on them to make up for the cost. We ordered a mag hytec gasket but I believe they had a free shipping deal going because of the holidays.
 

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Hey, that's part of doing business sometimes you gotta take the extra effort or you get some picky SOB complaining on the internet, now I did go to UPS and figure shipping from 91402 to Pittsburgh and it came up less than 12.50 but when I ordered the gasket they charged me $15.66 so where's the other $3 and some change going? it's one thing if you tell me that you "charge what UPS charges" but when that doesn't ring true then you're just a liar, trust me if I could have bought another company's gasket I would have, but when you're dealing with a monopoly sometimes you're just screwed. That's ok maybe i'll just buy some gasket material and use mine as a template and sell em for $10 shipped.
I wanted a real, reusable gasket also. So, I did the same thing you did and purchased one. I wanted it badly enough to order it and pay for it, just like you did. However, I didn't perform the follow-on whining and complaining. Sorry, but yes I went there.

A monopoly? Mag-Hytec? Really? I don't think they qualify. I think they were just willing to create a product that fills a void in the current market. The fact that nobody else has come up w/ a competing product yet hardly qualifies them as having a monopoly on the Nissan M226 differential cover gasket market.
 

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A monopoly? Mag-Hytec? Really? I don't think they qualify. I think they were just willing to create a product that fills a void in the current market. The fact that nobody else has come up w/ a competing product yet hardly qualifies them as having a monopoly on the Nissan M226 differential cover gasket market.
Main Entry: mo·nop·o·ly
Pronunciation: \mə-ˈnä-p(ə-)lē\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural mo·nop·o·lies
Etymology: Latin monopolium, from Greek monopōlion, from mon- + pōlein to sell
Date: 1534
1 : exclusive ownership through legal privilege, command of supply, or concerted action
2 : exclusive possession or control
3 : a commodity controlled by one party
4 : one that has a monopoly

Please refer to #3 and maybe consult a dictionary next time you want to correct somebody's use of a word. Yes, I went there also.:goodjob:
 
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