I do business thru Pay pay. As soon as I get your payment, I will get it ready to ship. I ship on Tuesday thru Friday. I normaly ship within 7 business days, allowing for holidays. If you do not want UPS, please advise. Insurance is extra in most cases. UPS includes insurance up to $100 in value. USPS it is extra. On some of the more breakable, valuable items they ARE ONLY SOLD INSURED, and the insurance will be included in the shipping & handling. I pack all breakables in bubble wrap, extra packing is required to insure against breakage. I go to the extreme in packing so your item will arrive in good shape. If when you get your package and it is damaged, a claim must be filed by you to the shipper. And then let me know. I am not responsible for lost or broken items. I furnish tracking numbers and I track all packages to make sure they are delivered. In some cases they will be shipped and someone has to sign for them. This is to protect you, the buyer, from someone taking your box from your porch.