What is your return policy?
We sell both new and used items and generally do not accept returns. However, if an item was unintentionally grossly misrepresented in the listing, please contact us asap and we will work with you!
Do you combine shipping?
YES!!! And a DOUBLE YES!!! We work hard to get the lowest possible shipping costs for our customers. We only charge for the rounded actual cost by weight for each package, plus 1$ handling (which includes delivery confirmation, a cost of either .70 or .80 per pkg.) International sales will have a $2 handling charge.
When can I expect my order to arrive?
USPS Express Mail (overnight) takes 2-3 DAYS to arrive. USPS First Class and Priority Mail take 3-7 days. USPS Parcel Post takes 1-4 weeks. USPS Media Mail takes 2-5 weeks. Please allow for these time periods. If you're concerned about the time it's taking to receive your package, please check the USPS tracking (Delivery Confirmation) number that I've provided you. Packages can vary in shipping times due to your location, and holiday seasons.
How much is the Shipping and Handling Charge?
Shipping is a calculated weight charge based on your location. The same is true for combined multiple purchase packages, so it REALLY pays to purchase more than one item from us!!! Handling (which includes the .70 - .80 Delivery Confirmation fee) is 1$ for domestic and 2$ for international. We also usually offer several shipping options from which you can choose. We love First Class, which is cheap and fast!!
Do you ship internationally?
Yes. We will ship to Canada, much of Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and much of Asia and Oceania. We WILL NOT ship to Indonesia, Mexico, South America or Africa.
Do you accept Money Orders?
Yes. Please send your payment within 5 days of purchase, and realize that it will take 3-7 days for me to receive your Money Order. I ONLY accept USPS (Post Office) Money Orders.
What shipping method do you recommend?
If you want it quickly, choose Priority Mail. Or First Class (if less than 13 oz.). They take 3-7 days.
For a couple $$ less, choose Parcel Post, which takes 7-21 days.
If you need it VERY FAST, choose Express Mail, which takes 2-3 DAYS from here. However, it is very expensive.
If you're not in a hurry, and you purchased media (book, tape, cd, dvd, vhs) you may choose Media Mail. It is VERY slow (2-5 weeks) but also much cheaper. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND USING MEDIA MAIL. Please don't rate us on the Post Office shipping speed, especially when using Media Mail!
If for some reason Google Checkout or PayPal overcharge you for shipping, we will refund the difference immediately!
Will My Order Be Insured?
I generally insure myself orders $75 or more. In the rare case of damage or loss you will need to file with the USPS immediately. PLEASE KEEP THE BOX, CONTENTS, AND ALL OF THE ORIGINAL PACKAGING MATERIAL.
On orders under $75.00 it will be up to you to purchase your own insurance. If you do not purchase insurance there isn’t anything I can do in case of damage or loss. I can not replace any order as most books I sell are “one only” or out-of-print issues. Your purchase is packed well enough to withstand “normal” handling from the postal service and will arrive intact. A $5 item will be packed just as carefully as the more expensive purchase.
I've been doing Internet sales since 2001, have shipped approximately 2000 packages, and have NEVER had an item be damaged during shipment. This doesn't mean it isn't possible; just very unlikely. However, for your own protection, you may want to insure orders for under $75.
What Happens After I Make Payment?
I will notify you upon receipt of payment and provide you with the shipping date of your item. You will also receive a Delivery Confirmation tracking number for your package(s). I want you to have your purchase ASAP. Please contact me when you receive your purchase. Remember no transaction is final until you have your item in hand and are pleased with your purchase!
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Do you live in an igloo?
No. No one in Alaska does. We don't like to rebuild each winter.
But I do have a home heated by an outdoor wood furnace/boiler! FREE wood heats my entire 3,000 sq. ft. house + our hot water! Can you tell I like FREE stuff?
FYI - the only place I've ever seen a bear in the wild in Alaska is in Denali Nat'l Park. There have been several shot near our house this summer, though, for wreaking havoc and threatening residents.
Moose are generally MUCH MORE dangerous than bear here. Seriously.
Check my eBay Blog archives for interesting articles about life in Alaska!
Can you ship Overnight (Express Mail)?
Yes. We can ONLY use USPS (Post Office) Express Mail. Even though most people call it overnight, it actally will take 2-3 DAYS from here.
Our mail truck departs at 4:00 p.m. PST M-F, and 12:00 p.m. PST Sat., so if you need Express Mail, please make your purchase and payment by 1:00 p.m. PST M-F and 10:00 a.m. PST Sat. If your payment is not made by these times, then your item will ship on the NEXT business day.
Thank you, and please email with any questions you may have!
Is Your Store SECURE?
YES . . . Your personal information is protected using industry standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL). Using SSL your information including name, address and credit card number is encrypted prior to transmission and therefore unreadable as it travels over the Internet. I do not have access to the information that you supply to PayPal and Google!
Do You Drop Ship?
NO . . . I do not "drop ship" merchandise, as that could cause a delay in the shipment and the risk of it being out of stock. Everything I sell is in stock, on site, and ready to ship to you. Many items in my store are out-of-print so are “one only” and can not be reordered or replaced.