The cost of insurance is, for the UK, 95p for Recorded Delivery, and this has been included in the postage
amount. This gives coverage up to £50. Above that amount, Special
Delivery is advisable. This costs £5.90 for items weighing less than
100g, and £6.35 for items weighing between 100g and 500g. Rates for
heavier items are higher, and I can supply details on request. Special
Delivery means that your item is insured for up to £500.
For overseas purchases, International Signed For at an additional cost of £5.15 has been included in the shipping amount. This gives cover up to £50. Only one insurance fee per consignment is charged, so there would be savings if more than one purchase were to be combined.
I realise that insured
shipping is not always cost-effective on items of low value, and so I
used to offer shipping without insurance, at buyer's own risk, which
many customers welcomed, as it was much cheaper, but since 22 September
2009, ebay have removed the ability of the customer to choose insurance as
an optional extra. Therefore, all my listings will have a combined
handling/shipping charge which is inclusive of insurance. Please contact
me IN ADVANCE OF BIDDING if you would prefer shipping without
I would rather not be
paid by echeque, and you will not receive your item before any such
payments have been cleared, which on past experience can take anything
up to 3 weeks. Please ensure that your Paypal account is in credit
before sending any payment.
My preferred method of payment is by cheque drawn on a UK bank.
Please do not bid if you do not agree with ebay/PayPal's conditions.
I will gladly combine items to save on postage, but if you are thinking
of placing further bids, please alert me BEFORE your first item has been
packed, as I would prefer not to have to unpack and repack items.
Please note that I never end auctions early, as it is not fair on
other bidders. Anyone making such a request will automatically be added
to my Blocked Bidders list, along with non-payers, those who repeatedly
pay late and those who refuse to return feedback when requested.
Finally, please do not be concerned if you do not hear from me
immediately following the end of the auction, as I often have to work
away from home for several days at a time.