Your purchase will not ship until payment has been received. To insure our items get to you in working/undamaged condition we package items per UPS/USPS rules and regulations. On some listings you will notice a $7.50 handling fee (U.S shipping) and $10.00 fee(international shipping). That fee is for packaging materials. I know you'll find that some sellers won't charge a fee but you may also find that they wont always package the items properly & you may wind up with damaged goods and the headache of trying to come up with a happy solution for both parties. We pre-weigh our items before listing our shipping fee's so you will not be paying a guestimated shipping cost. To our international buyers we want you to know in answer to some of your emails asking "Is that how much the shipping actually is?"...Yes it is. We do not ship internationally through UPS due to custom fees. We have had surprise custom fees in the past and have had to pay them out of pocket. For all of our buyers we do accept personal checks but will not ship your purchase until your check has cleared. We prefer to accept payment via PayPal as that protects all parties involved in the transaction and insures secure payment.