|Note for International Buyers:|
We sympathize with your view of postal costs, but they are out of our control. The USPS has discontinued their Economy Surface shipping option, so all parcels are mailed via either First-Class Mail International or Priority Mail International.
First-Class Mail International has a 4-pound [1.8 kg] limit. and takes between 30 -45 days to reach destination.
Priority Mail International is our preferred shipping method for its proven track record of speed and reliability. Priority parcels can reach their destinations within 5-14 days.
We strongly recommend International Buyers take advantage of either the size-restricted $13.45 Flat-rate International Priority Envelope [4-pound --1.8 kg -- limit] or the $43.45 Flat-rate International Priority Box [4-pound --9 kg -- limit] rate whenever possible.
We control how our books are packed and prepared for shipping, and we can
assure you that the added, secured weight of our shipments are worth the cost. We package all items how we wish other eBay sellers packaged our purchases. As collectors and frequent eBay buyers, we understand the importance of maintaining condition and the aggravation of damage in transit.
Customs concerns? Feel free to e-mail us.
SPECIAL NOTE: Unlike most sellers, I utilize a private package insurance company, not the USPS. Doing so amounts to a huge boon for international buyers since I am able to insure standard First Class International packages for full value (though that value will NOT appear on the package itself). Your package will not bear the standard USPS barcoded insurance label, but it is covered if you paid for insurance. Also note that the cost of insurance is not reflected in the metered postage on your package. The private package insurance policy specifically prohibits marking external packaging "insured". Why? Because doing so simply alerts would-be thieves that the package contents are valuable. It makes sense if you think about it.