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shipping information

        This page provides you with an ESTIMATE of shipping charges.  Due to the nature of our products and the variance of weights and sizes, especially in the case of multiple items, it is difficult to give a fixed amount.  There are also times when odd shapes or an oversized (extra long) package can incur extra fees.  We have also found that some shipping companies charge extra for delivery to remote areas and we have nothing to tell us what these areas are until we go online and get a quote.  All efforts will be made to keep shipping costs down as much as possible, but we must charge what the shipping company charges.

      Most packages are shipped USPS Priority Mail as most items ordered are smaller sized and this is least expensive, as well as being dependable.  Larger items or several items which weigh a great deal will be shipped via USPS or UPS, whichever we think would be best.  If you have a preference, please let us know and we will ship via that method and you will be charged per that method.  If you wish it by a faster method (e.g. 2nd Day Air), let us know and your charges will be based on that type of shipment.

       We ship two days per week for UPS and next day for USPS.  UPS shipments can usually be dropped off one of two different days each week when we need to go to town for other things.  For credit card orders, your card is not charged until the day we ship your package.  We will tell you when our next shipment day will be.  If you wish us to take it to our UPS drop off point that day or the next day (and if we can do so), there is an additional $5.00 expedited handling fee to cover time & gasoline (include with shipping charges).

        Handling fee is $4.00 per box for ALL orders. Most orders will only need one box, but larger orders may need two. Handling fee covers cost of box and packing materials as well as time to pack and transportation to postal or UPS drop off point.  We do not absorb these costs in our item prices as most of our sales come through the shows and rendezvous which we attend.  We also want our fees to be up front where you can see them and it does not seem appropriate to hide them in our item  

If you overpay shipping & handling charges by more than $2, you will be refunded the difference. 

        If your zip code is not listed below, items would, as I understand it, have to be shipped via USPS or UPS 2nd Day Air.  Contact us for shipping charges.

Zone Chart

Use the first 3 digits of your Zip Code to find your Zone
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004-005.........4 250-253........3 350-359.......4 411-418........3 500-516.......4 598-599........7 734-742.......5 833.................7
010-067.........5 254...............4 360-361........5 420...............4 520...............3 600-609........2 743...............4 834.................6
068-089.........4 255-266........3 362...............4 421-427........3 521-525.......4 610-622........3 744-768........5 835-838..........7
100-118.........4 267-283........4 363-367........5 430-436........2 526-533........3 623...............4 769...............6 840-846..........6
119................5 284...............5 368...............4 437-447........3 534...............2 624-633........3 770-778........5 847-864..........7
120-128.........4 285-293........4 369...............5 448-455........2 535-539........3 634-667........4 779-788........6 865-885..........6
129................5 294...............5 370-386........4 456-457........3 540...............4 668-679........5 789-792........5 889-898..........7
130-149.........4 295-298........4 387...............5 458-470........2 541-543........3 680-685........4 793-794........6 900-921..........8
150-154.........3 299...............5 388-389........4 471...............3 544-548........4 686-693........5 795-796........5 922-925..........7
155................4 300-312........4 390-396........5 472-474........2 549...............3 700-714........5 797-799........6 926-960..........8
156-157.........3 313-329........5 397...............4 475-478........3 550-564........4 716...............4 800-806........6 961.................7
158-159.........4 330-334........6 398...............5 479...............2 565-567........5 717-719........5 807...............5 970-977..........8
160-165.........3 335-339........5 399...............4 480-495........2 570-571........4 720-728........4 808-821........6 978-979..........7
166-199.........4 341-347........5 400-409........3 496-497........3 572-587........5 729-732........5 822...............5 980-986..........8
200-249.........4 349...............6 410...............2 498-499........4 588-597........6 733...............6 823-832........6 988-994..........7

 

INSURANCE

          UPS requires insurance.  With USPS insurance is optional, but we are NOT responsible for packages once they have entered the hands of the postal service.  (We are happy to provide you with the tracking number if you ask.)  UPS provides insurance coverage up to $100 value, but charge for insurance coverage for any values over $100.  See below for pricing.  

United States Postal Service (USPS)

For Priority Mail packages with a value of up to $50, insurance is included.  For packages with values of $50.01 - $100, add $2.75.  For packages with values of $100.01 - $200, add $3.50.  Anything higher than that, please contact us.

United Parcel Service (UPS)

Insurance is included with all packages whose value is up to $100.  For packages over $100, add 90c per $100 (or fraction of $100). UPS has a minimum additional insurance charge of $2.70. 

ESTIMATED Shipping Charges

Weight not to exceed Shipping Zones
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Lb.  $7.45* $7.61*  $7.18*
$8.00*
$8.32* $8.65* $9.30*
2 7.75* 8.26* 9.15* 11.70* 12.68* 13.72* 15.02*
3 8.70* 10.01* 11.50* 14.05* 15.86* 17.03* 20.15*
4 9.80* 11.70* 13.20* 18.55* 20.02* 21.78* 24.10*
5 11.64* 12.94* 14.70* 21.05* 23.14* 24.96* 24.12
6 12.48* 14.04* 15.75* 20.10 21.58 21.52 24.47
7 13.26* 15.21* 16.95*
20.55
22.17 23.35 25.27
8 14.25* 16.06* 17.70* 20.65 22.84 24.32 26.65
9 14.89* 16.51* 18.35* 21.05 23.26 25.55 28.21
10 15.80* 16.60*

18.59*

21.81 24.18 27.22 31.29
11 16.90* 17.25* 18.85* 23.20 26.25 30.00 32.76
12 17.42* 17.75* 19.10* 23.35 27.21 31.64 34.79
13 17.62* 18.20* 19.35* 23.60 28.24 33.44 36.88
14 17.23* 18.72* 19.65* 24.35 29.58 35.02 38.84
15 18.20* 19.31* 19.90* 24.70 30.88 36.66 40.76
16 19.24* 20.67* 21.85* 25.30 31.89 37.84 42.09
17 20.22* 21.97* 23.15 25.95 33.38 39.66 44.02
18 21.19* 23.27* 23.70 27.80 34.66 41.18 46.02
19 22.17* 23.80 24.50 28.95 36.01 42.74 48.06
20 23.14* 24.49 25.20 30.00 37.48 44.36 50.18
 Weight not to exceed Shipping Zones
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
21 Lbs. $24.12* $26.39 $27.17 $32.36 $40.21 $47.24 $53.38
22   25.09* 26.95 28.02 33.18 41.73  48.87 55.54 
23   26.07* 28.16 28.80  35.56 43.12 50.52  57.60
24   27.04* 28.73 29.56 36.63  43.30 51.97 59.72
25 28.86* 30.64 32.93 38.86  47.32 54.76 63.10
26 29.38*  33.94  35.82 41.22 50.15 57.56 66.33
27 30.23* 34.39 36.53 42.28 51.61 59.22 68.38
28 31.20* 34.81 37.45 43.38 53.04 60.78 70.53
29 32.11*  35.13  38.35 44.25 54.37 62.14 72.46
30 33.09* 35.58 39.31 45.34 55.77 63.71 74.56
31 32.89    35.93 40.07 46.40 57.11 65.23 76.47
32 33.18 36.50 40.98  47.57 58.60 66.85 78.59
33 33.61  37.31 41.82 48.63  59.97 68.46 80.55
34 33.84 38.13 42.59 49.71 61.46 70.08 82.64
35 34.20 38.87 43.43 52.86 62.87 71.71 84.66
36 34.55 39.73 44.10 53.35 64.23 73.32 86.35
37  34.88 40.34 44.81 53.98 65.51 74.80 87.89
38   36.48 41.12 45.67 54.44 66.82  76.41 89.39
39   36.80 41.93 46.58 54.96 68.74 78.77 91.10
40   35.79 42.68 47.49 55.97 70.02 80.33 92.48

 

* Based on USPS Priority Mail cost.  All others are based on UPS pricing.

Important Note:  These rates are effective January 27, 2016 and are subject to change without notice. 

Keep in mind the chart is based on the rate as of January 27, 2016 and may have changed on UPS or USPS websites, thus these are ESTIMATED charges. You are welcome to contact us for the cost at the time of your order.

 

If your order totals more than 40 lbs., please contact us for the shipping charges. 

 

 
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