I'm not trying to start a flame war here.
I live in Seattle, and have ordered from Ricks for years. It always bothered me that when I input my zip code, then entered parts, the shipping was very expensive. And I understand that, it's a long way.
But, I just ordered a couple things a few weeks ago, and the shipping was very quick, and a much cheeper. I got the parts right away and the shipping charges were < 20% of the total price of the parts. It usually costs me an additional 30 - 50% for shipping.
Before Ecklers - $157 worth of brake components cost $62 to ship.
After Ecklers - $105 worth of brake parts cost $17 to ship.
And, they came in a few days, not 5-6 business days like before.
Yes, I know that they wern't the exact parts, and this wasn't a scientific experiment where the same parts were ordered before and after.
But I'm very happy with Ricks, they have the most correct parts, and best technical support of any place I have ordered from.
Just my 2 cents. By the way, I work in the marine industry and have no affiliation with Ricks or Ecklers.