We ship items as promptly as possible and aim to ship within the time frame required by eBay and Paypal. Most items are shipped much sooner. Shipping time may vary due to item packaging requirements and due to services selected. U.S. buyers may check shipping status on your item online. The shipping status line provided by ebay on the item you purchased enables you to view the delivery confirmation number assigned to your item. You can check shipping status there or at the USPS website. If no shipping details are shown on the item, email us for your delivery confirmation number assigned to your item.
We can not predetermine a shipping method prior to purchase. Due to diversity of our items our shipping method varies. Your item will likely be shipped USPS Priority Mail or First Class but may be shipped Parcel Post, media mail, if applicable, or (rarely)Fedex or UPS. Minimum fixed shipping and handling costs are not negotiable. We use online shipping services to minimize costs so if you desire to specify shipping methods in advance please contact us as there may be an additional fee involved.Online shipping services are not always available for international service. In the event a refund is necessary we do not refund the fixed Paypal fee that is permanently charged to us.
Combined shipping discount policy
we do combine shipping but EBay's template does not always accommodate our combined shipping policies and we are penalized for refunds. So in order to get combined shipping here, you must not pay for items until we send a manual bill. If you do not wait we cannot give combined shipping. This is a flaw in Ebay's setup that we cannot override.Otherwise, If you purchase multiple items you will pay the stated fixed cost shipping for the item with the higher shipping cost. If we can add the additional items for no increase in postage we will not charge any additional shipping and handling for those items. If adding additional items does increase the postage we will add that increased cost to the stated fixed cost shipping for the item with the higher shipping cost. This increase will be rounded up into whole dollars. Mulitiple quantity listings have combined shipping within the listing and are not eligible for additional discounts.
This policy saves you money over a policy with a fixed additional amount per item for we would necessarily have to charge the maximum additional amount the costliest item to ship would cost.
Weight is not the only variable that would cause the postage fee to increase with additional items; size, bulk and fragility sometimes cause a different type of box or additional packing protection to be used therefore increasing the shipping cost. This is particularly true for international shipping (not available on ebay) and also for orders that contain a variety of items as opposed to several items that are all the same category (ie: doll clothes)
We are always happy to give estimate in advance and a subtotal at anytime you are preparing your order. If overpayment for shipping is made before requesting a subtotal or final invoice and/or when duplicate invoiced orders are combined, shipping credits in the form of store coupons good for both purchase price and shipping costs with no minimum purchase (in other words gift certificates) will be issued in lieu of cash or paypal refunds. These will have expiration dates and will not be good for cash. When using these coupons if your purchase price including shipping and handling, is less than the amount of the coupon you will no change will be made but you will receive your item free and postage paid. More than one coupon may be used in the same purchase.You must email us to use the coupon.
Requesting a cheaper shipping method will not reduce the minimum fixed stated shipping cost on your item. International buyers will pay at least the fixed U.S. shipping costs stated in the listing regardless of method of shipment.
To repeat: the highest minimum fixed non refundable shipping cost stated on items purchased will apply in all cases.No per item surcharged is added, your shipping cost only goes up when your additional item will increase the postage. Then the cost is rounded up to the next dollar increment. Ordinarily $2.25 is our minimal U.S. shipping and handling cost, $7.99 for Canada and $9.99 for all other countries. ANY LOWER PRICE including free shipping is a SALE price and may not be repeated for similar items. No international shipping on Ebay ONLY. These price reductions in shipping should be considered temporary and may only apply to one particular listing even if there are other duplicate or similar listings available. No reduction in highest shipping cost is made if free or reduced shipping items are added to an order.