USA BUYERS: Combined S+H Discount - $2.50 for each additional item.
For orders of 4 or more tin signs, request an invoice to be eligible for our $14.00 Maximum Shipping Deal. Also applies to any combination of other items in our store - no limit on qty. (This discount will not apply automatically at checkouts. Please request your total and wait to pay until we have sent a revised invoice. Thanks!)
Prices for International Shipping* are based on your location and the weight of the package and include our handling fee. The S/H calculator does not always combine the weights correctly so to avoid overpaying on S/H when buying more than one item please message us or click "request total from seller" BEFORE PAYING and wait to pay until we have revised the shipping charges on your invoice. For more information feel free to message us or refer to "International Buyers" here: Helpful Information page
*International Buyers Please Be Advised: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying.
Hello and thank you for browsing our store, TIN SIGNS and THINGS 4U! We created this custom page to provide some information we think will be helpful for all.
Have any questions?
Feel free to message us and we will get back to you as soon as possible OR there is a lot of info provided in our FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions), arranged by topic. I came up with a lot of these myself after a trial run posing as a visitor to our ebay store soon after the new shopping cart went into effect. Here's how to find the FAQ's: Click on an item from our store to go to that item's page. Under the photo, there will be 2 tabs: "description" and "shipping and payments" - now, way at the bottom of the "description" tab, click the "ask a question" link - it's directly below the long green vertical column on the left that lists all our store categories. This link takes you right to the FAQ's.
Changes to your SHIPPING ADDRESS:
Please check to be sure the correct address is shown WHEN YOU PAY. Our handling time is 1 day but often your item will be processed immediately so please don't wait to inform us of any needed address changes via ebay message system OR in the "note to seller" .
(USA) Domestic Shipping:
For orders sent to anywhere in the USA, we charge a flat rate for all USA locations. This flat rate is specified in the item's listing details and can also be found on the "shipping and payments" tab. Some items are listed as free shipping and ship for free.
We use either First Class Parcel or Priority Mail, depending upon the size of the item, and as listed in "shipping and payment" details.
(USA) Domestic Shipping for MORE THAN ONE item (paid on ONE INVOICE): Our combined/discounted shipping for multiple items is - Pay the highest shipping price first and then only $2.50 for each additional item, unless the additional item is a free shipping item. ((((( If your shipping adds up to more than $14 please read about the $14 Max deal in the next section.)))))
Important: Please don't pay for each item individually but instead please click "continue shopping" and "buy it now, commit to buy" for each item you want and when you go to pay, the discounts should apply automatically (if not, request the invoice and wait for us to revise it, then pay). This is the only way to get the discounted shipping prices - shipping totals on invoices cannot be revised AFTER payment has been made.
*All about the $14 Max Shipping Deal (available for USA shipping locations / USA buyers only) This is a great way to save with only one caveat: THIS DEAL WON'T COME UP AUTOMATICALLY AT CHECKOUTS - We have to manually lower the total shipping charges for your order - so please request the total and wait to pay until after we've revised the shipping and sent you an invoice. Wait time is usually no longer than overnight but is often within the hour, as we are rarely away from our computers. Okay, but what does it mean? $14 Maximum shipping? Basically, it's simple and awesome: If the combined shipping price (highest one first and then $2.50 for each additional item) for all your items totals any amount over $14, request an invoice before you pay, and we will lower it (according to your zip code) so that you pay no more than $14 for your shipping. Again, this is for US buyers only and you must request the total BEFORE PAYING. For this deal there is no limit on quantity - so pay no more than $14 (it varies depending on your zipcode but is always $14 OR MUCH LESS) on any combination of ANY QUANTITY of items from our store. Cool, right?!
Almost all our listings automatically allow purchases from buyers ONLY in the UK, Australia, and Canada. (These buyers: Skip to below for information on pricing, etc) We chose to NOT commit to offering shipping worldwide in order to be able to keep up with processing orders, as we're a small family-operated outfit. However, we are normally quite happy to ship to your verified International address. Please message us BEFORE clicking "buy it now, commit to buy" for a quote for the shipping and handling for your items and to see if we are able to accept your order at that time AND it is very important that you "request the total" BEFORE PAYING and wait for us to update the shipping and handling charges on your invoice to ensure adequate shipping is paid.
- Prices for International Shipping are based on the weight of the package and include our handling fee. For buying MORE THAN ONE item and receiving combined/discounted shipping and handling, you must request the total (price of items plus s/h) BEFORE PAYING and we will revise the shipping charges on your invoice based on your location and combined weight of your items, the packaging, and box. The shipping calculator does not combine the shipping correctly - this is why for more than one item you must request the total before paying to avoid overpaying on shipping and handling. Also, Please Be advised: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying.
- Our default shipping method for International orders is First Class Mail International for packages weighing LESS than 5 lbs. (up to 3 signs, sometimes 4 depending upon the size and weight of the items, contact us for a quote) First Class Mail International is the least expensive method but it is also the slowest and there is no tracking available. If you prefer to pay for the more expensive, faster, Priority Mail International (or express, etc) that includes tracking, please contact us before buying via ebay message system so that we can make that option available when we send you the invoice. For ALL packages OVER 5 lbs (usually 4 or 5 signs or more) the shipping method we must use is Priority Mail International.
- Feel free to contact us prior to committing to buy for a quote on shipping prices. Please use ebay's message system, and include your country, and approx how many items you're interested in and, since different types of items have different average weights, please include what kind of items they are. For instance: " 5 license plates, 2 tin signs, and a route 66 dome sign" or "2 signs" or "20-30 various signs, including a few round signs" or for the most accurate quote just send us a list of the items by their title, you can simply copy and paste each of the listing titles into a message for us.
Some items such as most street signs cannot be sent Internationally as they are simply too long for any box that is within the size requirements.