Please note: I am not making a profit from the s/h. The s/h fees are what the post office charges plus a small handling fee (allowed by ebay) of usually $.50 to $2.00 to cover some but not all of the expenses incurred with shipping (Domestic shipping) for small to medium size items. For heavy items or International the handling fee may be a little more ($2.00 or more) as these items will require more packing materials to protect your items in transit. Starting September 22, 2009, eBay changed their policies on insured items . Please confirm if your item is insured. If you do not agree the handling fees are fair, please do not bid on my items. If you want to know your handling fees before bidding, please contact me.
Whenever possible and appropriate, poly mailers will be used for non-fragile items (ie/beanie or plush dolls) to help defray the expenses of shipping. If you require a box, please select Priority or other expedited shipping as your shipping method.
Thank you for understanding.
My preference is to ship via the USPS to confirmed PayPal addresses only. If you have an unconfirmed Paypal/FPO/APO/ PO Box/Military, or International address, please email upon winning to confirm your address/telephone number.
Unconfirmed Paypal addresses will need to be confirmed in order to ship.
If there is a different shipping method you prefer, please email me your country/zip code to obtain an estimate shipping fee prior to bidding.
I know as a buyer there is nothing more exciting than receiving your winning items. I ship everyday ... yes including Sundays. Sorry, not on Holidays. For domestic shipments I usually ship within 48 - 72 hours of receiving confirmation of payment as long as I don't require address confirmation. During the Holidays handling time can be up to 5 days.
If you have an unconfirmed/ FPO/ APO/ Military/ International or PO Box address I will wait until I have confirmation of your address and in some cases also a telephone number. Unfortunately this will delay your shipment. Please help me get your items out to you as quickly as possible by confirming the information upon check-out or when I contact you for the information. The faster I get it, the faster I can ship them out.
For International, I can usually ship within 24 - 72 hours to allow time to confirm information (address / phone) and prepare required forms. During the Holidays, shipping will be within 4 - 6 days.
Please make certain the information on ebay/paypal is accurate and up to date. I try to take every precaution to have your item arrive to you safely.
International shipping please note, USPS First Class Mail does not offer tracking. If you want to get it faster and be able to track it, I would suggest USPS Priority International. For larger items/electronic toys I prefer USPS Priority. USPS Priority offers available tracking, indemnity, and delivery time can be calculated.
Please note: S/H fees are not exclusively postage fees. The handling fee may include but is not limited to : packing materials, protective plastic containers/bags, self-adhesive address and shipping labels, tape, ink, and printing paper. The s/h fee also includes for your items to be insured. I try to package items as best as possible and need these items to continue to deliver quality packaging/care of your items. Thank you for understanding.
The Post Office is raising their shipping fees yet again starting January 4, 2010. The increase is reflected in the s/h fees.
* * Sorry, NO shipping to ITALY due to Italy's Customs regulations
* * BRAZIL shipping via Priority or Express ONLY
* * Please contact me if you live in any of the following countries which I can not ship to or for some countries I can use Priority or Express Only. You will see a note next to the countries I can ship to using Priority or Express, all other countries I can not ship to.
I can not ship via International First Class to any of the following countries due to Customs regulations.
NO International First Class SHIPPING IS AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES:
If you live in any of the following countries, your bid or purchase may be canceled due to Customs Regulations.
Afghanistan, Angola, Bolivia, Burma, Congo, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire), Liberia, Mexico, Nigeria, North Korea, Paraguay, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela. Any location that would be in violation of any U.S. economic or trade sanctions including OFAC Restricted Countries. For shipments to Russian and other Commonwealth of Independent States countries (includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan)
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
* Brazil (Priority or Express Only)
* Burkina Faso
* Cape Verde
* Central African Republic
* Dominican Republic
* Malaysia (Priority or Express Only)
* North Korea
* Papua/New Guinea
* Sierra Leone
* Solomon Islands
I will not be able to ship to the following countries in addition to the ones listed above due to insured/Customs regulations:
Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire)
Russian and other Commonwealth of Independent States countries (includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan)
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
I will pack your item(s) as best I can. Insured/shipping company will be responsible for its condition in transit/broken/stolen/lost or not delivered. Tracking of your package is included at no additional cost to you (USA) or with Priority International (USA and abroad) !! I want your package to get to you safely as much as you do.
All International taxes and duties are the responsibility of the buyer upon clearing customs in your country.
**** I will combine S & H fees and apply a discount for standard shipping on multiple items when shipped together and paid on one invoice.
**** For Priority and Express, please contact me prior to bidding for a fee for combined s/h. The post office has raised these fees significantly. It's ridiculous but this is not under our control.
**** Please note: I learned from one of my buyers in Canada, UPS charges very expensive Fees which they will collect before they release your package. These fees are not shipping fees, but rather fees UPS collects depending on the value of the item. These fees are in addition to the shipping fees and are fees assessed and collected by UPS. Please consider USPS Priority for a little more money but will save you a lot of money in Canadian Fees. I don't know if this holds true for other International Countries