You pay the actual cost for shipping. I do not charge for packing materials or "handling" (whatever that means). I charge you what the shipping company charges me. Unlike some sellers, I do not make money on shipping. Please e-mail for International shipping quotes.
I use the least expensive shipping method between USPS Parcel Post and FedEx Ground in the U.S. Typically packages 3 pounds and under are least expensive when shipped USPS, while packages 4 pounds and over are cheaper via FedEx Ground. Since I go by actual packed weight, I can't quote firm shipping charges until I have your order in hand, but generally the first piece is in the $4.00 range, and additional pieces add $1.00 or less each. These are just guidelines. If you can provide a business address -- say, your place of work -- instead of a residential address, I can save you even more on shipping by using FedEx Ground.
Optional insurance is available at Buyer's request and expense -- I am not responsible for lost or damaged items if uninsured.
I accept personal checks, money orders, and electronic payments via PayPal. PayPal is the fastest and least expensive way to pay and quickest to ship! Personal checks are held 7 days to clear.