We ship most items UPS to the U.S. only, except to Alaska and Hawaii where we will use Priority Mail. A shipping rate calculator for UPS is included in most of our auctions. For Alaska and Hawaii, as well as Military addresses, you may use the estimated weight and our zip code included in the auction to estimate the Priority Mail cost at the USPS website. We do not ship Parcel Post, because it takes too long. All items are shipped fully insured to cover the bid price.
On small and medium items, we normally ship 1 to 5 business days after payment arrives or a check clears, all depending on how busy our shipping department is. On some larger or palletized items where a custom box or pallet is required, we may take up to 7 business days.
On most of our items, we charge a fee for handling. This handling fee covers the cost of cleaning, packaging materials, and our listing fees. For very large items, this fee also covers some of the time and labor necessary to build a custom box or pallet. The handling fee allows us to offer most items with a low starting price and no reserve.
Very large items must be shipped by truck freight or picked up in person at our facility. If we show a handling fee on a trucked item, this charge is to strap the item to a shipping pallet (included), protect any sensitive exposed areas, and cover it with shrink wrap.
Local pick-up is allowed. If you win an item and wish to pick it up to save shipping & handling fees, please email to let us know you will be picking it up. We will reply with the correct total, payment options, pick-up hours, and our address. Our normal pick-up hours are Monday thru Thursday 7am – 2:30pm, and Friday 7am – Noon. For large items, we will assist you with loading it into your vehicle.
On very large items, the estimated weight, pallet dimensions, and our zip code are all included in the auction listing so that you may get freight estimates from your own shippers. If you do not have a freight company in mind, then we can make the arrangements for you, based on the rate calculator in the auction.
Items won MUST be collected within 14 days after the auction ends, after which we will charge $10 per day to store the item in our facility.