Geez Louise, this is the part I hate...makes me feel like that grouchy ol' teacher with more rules than the Army, but it's a necessary evil, so please give it a quick look :)
All of what I sell is old, so bidders should keep in mind that an item might have some imperfections which are normal and characteristic of old stuff. I try to catch every flaw, but I'm not perfect and can sometimes miss something. International bids are welcome, but anything over 4 pounds costs an arm and a leg to ship, so I'd suggest emailing for shipping charges before you bid. I start my auctions with a low opening bid, which merely keeps listing fees down and in NO way means that I'm selling reproduction crap. I'm not a professional, and don't pretend to be, so I welcome "kind" comments with a smile and get rid of the rest. I don't "fluff" a description to cover any flaws, as that's messing with karma, and we all know that karma can get you at any time. I try to be easy to work with and am honest to a fault, so accusations of 'funny stuff' will land you a prime spot on my blocked bidders list. I try to give you the lowest shipping rate available, and shipping is combined whenever possible, but I won't pack cast iron with pottery, so don't even ask! I ship mostly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as these are the days I'm not at work, so there's no need to rush your payment to me...paying on a Friday night will not get your item shipped on Saturday. I have a 5-day window for shipping, but if I anticipate a delay, I'll let you know. Please remember that eBay's shipping calculator is not 100% accurate, and I make no money off shipping costs--the USPS beat me to that!---but many's the time I pay extra out of pocket because high bidders pay before they get an invoice. I used to feel 'funny' asking for additional funds for shipping but now the only thing that makes me feel funny is too much Bacardi, so PLEASE don't send any payment until the auction's over and I have your zip code. I normally don't refund shipping costs for returned items, but there are exceptions to every rule, and if I find I've screwed up royally, you'll get it all back. I don't buy new packing material (think RECYCLE), but will be happy to buy new supplies for anybody who wants them--just let me know and I'll add the Staples bill to your invoice. I feel I do a good packing job, but have no control over the USPS drop-and-kick method of testing secure packages, so insurance is a gotta-have. And this is so important: IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ANY PART OF OUR TRANSACTION, PLEASE EMAIL ME SO IT CAN BE RESOLVED BEFORE YOU LEAVE NEGATIVE FEEDBACK!!! To recap: please check the auction descriptions, don't pay till you get an invoice, ask questions and email with concerns. I love communication, check my email daily and do my best to address problems the same day I get them. Whew! Think that's about it.