We use the US Postal Service almost exclusively.
Items weighing 13 ounces or less will always be sent via First Class Mail.
Items over 13 ounces will be sent via the most economical method, unless the buyer specifies a desire for a particular shipping method. In general, all posted standard shipping costs are based on the most economical method. Items with Free U.S. Shipping will also normally be sent via the most economical method. If a buyer requires a higher level of shipping method (i.e. Express or Overnight), the buyer will be expected to pay the difference between the standard shipping rate and the upgraded rate. Contact us using the 'Have a Question?' link on the item page if you have a special shipping need, and we will furnish a quote.
Standard Post (formerly Parcel Post) is generally the least expensive rate for items over 13 oz., but takes the longest to ship. Priority is generally a little more expensive, but you’ll receive your items faster. If the difference in shipping cost between Standard Post and Priority is small, we will generally upgrade to Priority at no additional cost to you.
All non-advertising media items (books, DVDs, etc) will ship via Media Mail.
Most items are shipped with Delivery Confirmation. Higher value items will be shipped with Signature Confirmation.
We generally will only agree to sales of smaller, lightweight items to International customers, due to the high cost of shipping and insuring larger, heavier items. We will ship these items via First Class Mail International for economy, however this method does not include tracking or insurance options. Please keep this in mind before deciding to buy. Also, please check with us before ordering to make sure we ship to your country.
International customers who desire an upgraded shipping method must contact us prior to purchasing the item, using the 'Have a Question?' link on the item page.
Also, please be advised that US Customs forms are official legal documents, and it is against both U.S. and International law to falsify them. We will NOT enter a value less than the selling price or state that the item is a gift in order for customers to avoid customs inspections or fees, so please do not ask us to do so.