I was going to buy 6 500ml/1 pint PET bottle kits from Mr Beer, (plus an ingredient refill and some small odds and ends) but I ended up emptying my cart because the shipping would have come out to more than $50 via UPS Ground!!!
I then cut the order by more than half, eliminating 3 bottle kits and the refill and everything else, and yet the shipping was still over $27.
Sorry Mr Beer, but empty plastic bottles have almost no weight so I just cannot see nor justify paying that kind of money for shipping. I'll spend my money somewhere else. So no order for you.
Instead, I ordered some Star San sanitizer and a can of Coopers IPA HME from another brew supply store and shipping was $7.95.