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    online vendors with return shipping?

    Hi all,

    I'm in the market for new elbow and knee pads. Unfortunately, there's very limited selection at my local shops, and based on size charts I fall right on the line between sizes. So, I'll need to order a few and return the ones that I don't like.

    Ideally, there'd be a site like Zappos that offers free return shipping. I don't think this exists. But, are there vendors that offer easy return shipping? A lot of other online vendors allow you to print a pre-paid label and then charge you around $6-8 dollars for the return shipping, I've found this to be typically half the cost or less of shipping things back on my own.

    Are there any mtb vendors that offer similar easy returns?

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    Art's Cyclery has free returns.

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    NOT Jenson. I bought a backpack that i didn't realize did not include the hydration system, so I wanted to return it. My fault I know, but it cost about $20 via USPS to return it to CA from NC. Ouch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Appalachian View Post
    NOT Jenson. I bought a backpack that i didn't realize did not include the hydration system, so I wanted to return it. My fault I know, but it cost about $20 via USPS to return it to CA from NC. Ouch.
    I got burned by Jenson once too.

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    arts has free return, bc/cc have prepaid labels and easy returns

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheatgerm View Post
    Art's Cyclery has free returns.
    Cool. That's exactly what I was looking for. Unfortunately they don't have the Leatt pads I am interested in, but I might need to look at other brands if I can't find Leatt with easy return shipping.
    thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfa81 View Post
    arts has free return, bc/cc have prepaid labels and easy returns
    bc/cc?

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    backcountry / competitive cyclist. same company, different deals depending on when you look... but both have the same return policy

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfa81 View Post
    backcountry / competitive cyclist. same company, different deals depending on when you look... but both have the same return policy
    Thanks. I couldn't figure out the /cc, I wasn't aware they they are the same company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddslacker View Post
    I got burned by Jenson once too.
    Nobody got "burned" by Jenson unless they told you they would pay your return shipping and then didn't. This is the risk you take with mail order. You get a good deal, unless you have to ship it back, then you take a hit. It's been a thing since the dawn of mail order.
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