multiple wins will be packaged together, please do not pay until correct postage is determined
Ask questions before bidding as all sales are final [unless i make a mistake].
Shipping and Payment Terms
IMPORTANT UPDATE - - due to the high cost of postage from Canada, i am now offering a cheaper alternative on auction postage. Twice a month, at the beginning and middle of the month, i will be doing a mail out from the USA, meaning i can use their flat rate priority shipping rates OR regular parcel rates. the postage prices displayed in this auction reflect that cheaper alternative but there are two things to note
1] the handling fee will be 4$ instead of 2$ to reflect the cost of transport and border fees incurred [handling fees are already included in the postage price shown and overall price to buyer is still less than using canadapost]
2] at this time, it is only financially feasible to do a cross-border mailout twice a month - if you require your purchase to be mailed sooner than the next usa mailout, let me know and i shall send it to you using canadapost, tho the postage may be more expensive .
For items that do not fit in one of the usa flat rate packages, i will offer the cheapest available postage method, be it canadian or american. If these terms do not meet your needs, please contact me and i shall offer any alternatives available.
for CANADIAN RESIDENTS, it is probably cheaper to use canada post than USPS so contact me for postage details as i cannot include them in the listings [or, pay the shown postage and i will refund you the difference]
Due to the lack of paypal payment coverage insurance on overseas packages weighing under 2 kilos, i will not offer surface mail unless you are prepared to pay for insurance coverage. i have had far too many overseas customers complain and cancel payments because surface mail takes so long. sorry
-- please read ALL INFO carefully as questions that can be answered below will not be answered in email.
-- payment must be received within 3 weeks of end of auction. YOU are responsible for making sure i receive it. after 2 weeks i shall send a reminder; after 3 weeks i shall make a non-paying bidder request with ebay... you then have an additional week or so to complete payment before you receive a "strike" against your account. Due to abuse of my patience, i WILL NOT wait any longer than 3 weeks
-- . bids may be cancelled at my descretion, particularly bidders with bad or hidden feedback. i reserve the right to NOT complete a transaction with anyone who exhibits antagonistic behavior. those who cancel bids will be reported to ebay.
Q: why is postage so high? canada has no "media or book rate". some very small packages can go as letter mail and if possible, it shall be indicated. I charge exact postage plus 2$ per package [not auction]. if you end up paying more than the amount i charge you [my scales aren't perfect] let me know and you shall be refunded the difference. For packages sent through the USPS, I use the flat rate boxes BUT i must add 4$ handling to cover the expense of transport and the commercial vehicle fee at the border. This alternative is still much cheaper than mailing from canada tho.
Q: insurance? within canada, it's kinda crazy and varies. to usa/overseas, small packages and larger parcels are covered up to 100$cnd at no additional cost. for each extra 100$cnd of coverage, it is an additional dollar [some restrictions to some countries applies due to massive amounts of fraud]. Lettermail cannot be insured. "small packages" do not have a tracking number. Flat rate boxes from USPS do not have tracking numbers either
Q: how long will it take to get my stuff? USPS flat rate boxes are very speedy and reliable - usually 2-5 business days worldwide. mailing from canada can take 2 weeks even for airmail.
Q: do you combine shipping on multiple items? as long as they were all bought within the same time period, yes. i do not charge extra, i always charge exact postage one time handling fee
Q: when do you mail stuff out? due to the time and expense of travelling to the states, i go twice a month - thursday closest to the 1st and 15th of the month usually. packages from canada go out every thursday.
Q: why can't i bid? due to the recent changes in ebay policy regarding feedback and seller's rights, i can no longer take the risk of selling to "newbies" or those with unpaid strikes. you must have at least 10 ebay feedbacks and no "nonpaying bidder" alerts in order to bid.
Q: clippings vs magazines? the auction title will tell you if this is an auction for clippings or a magazine. it should be pretty obvious. CLIPPINGS - are pieces of paper taken from print publications [books, magazines, newspapers, flyers, posters etc etc], all are original, never copies.MAGAZINES - are original and should be complete, with no cut outs or missing pages. if i make a mistake in this regard, i shall make a refund. I'm sorry but due to time restraints, i WILL NOT look through any particular magazine searching for a specific ad or article. ALL magazines are in decent if not better shape, and any excessive damage or wear will be described.
if your question has not been answered here, feel free to email me.