Brian's Military Jeeps is a W.W.II
jeep parts house.
For 20+ year my policy has always been the customer is boss. I shouldn't tell him you to spend your money. The more money you save on shipping, the more money you can spend on jeep parts. That's why I have always offered so many choices re: shipping: UPS, USPS, Ground, Air, Priority, With Insurance, No insurance, Signature confirmation or not.
Paypal / ebay have taken this freedom of choice my customers enjoyed away. PayPal/eBay are now forcing sellers to require tracking & insurance on all sales and signature confirmation on all sales $250 and over. I think this 'protection' should be a choice. I fought them on your behalf and lost. So if you are paying by paypal, you & I are forced to play the game their way and pay the extra fees. So if you are paying by PayPal you must purchase insurance and if the order is over $249 then you must add the Signature Confirmation fee which is an additional $2.50 added to the bill.
Re: International Shipping: Intl. shipping can go 2 ways... <Click here to Read More>
UPS gives you the first $100 worth of insurance free! After that, it is an additional $.55 cents extra per each additional $100 worth of insurance. UPS has a minimum charge of $1.50 after the first $100.
|ORDERING / BIDDING: ww2jeep
I try to let you decide how you want it shipped. An example of typical choices:Interesting Priority vs 1st Class Tidbits gleaned from a newsgroup posting.
Small / Lightweight Items such as Squadron Patches and Windshield Flags:
Larger / Heavier Items:
USPS = $5.50, Priority Mail, in box, in the USA, no insurance, no tracking, at your risk. USPS = $3.50, Standard Mail, in box, in the USA, no insurance, no tracking, at your risk. USPS = $2.50, Standard Mail, in manila envelope, in the USA, no insurance, no tracking, at your risk.
Inquire by email, a quote will be sent to you after you send me your mailing address.
Subj: Re: Does it really matter how U send it? Priority vs 1st class
Over the short haul, it probably doesn't matter transportation wise, although priority mail generally gets a higher level processing attention when it does reach its terminal post office. Over the longer haul, it definitely does matter. FedEx is the contractor for priority mail (used to be a dedicated private contractor, Evergreen), so priority goes on the same planes as FEDEX stuff (where you pay $12-20 for a "letter."). First class mail is at the whim of the commercial airlines, who will put it back on the tarmac if the passenger and fuel load is high. There are always exceptions to every general statement, but usually you "get what you pay for." Reminder, US law does not allow the government postal monopoly (USPS) to transport mail between cities. A good bit of the trucking and airline industries today (and an itsy bitsy piece of Amtrak) are subsidized by the flow of the mail, just like the railroads used to be in days of yore.
<<Listers, All of the emails about the costs of shipping and supplies and damage during shipping have been interesting. Having shipped auto parts via UPS, FEDEX, and by freight carriers (AAA Cooper, Southeastern Freight, etc.,) I can tell you the difference between sending an item Priority Mail and regular mail is whether you want the item to be shipped by plane or truck. Priority Mail is taken to the Airport, put on a plane to another airport closest to the package destination and then trucked to the address on the package. Regular mail is shipped via ground (truck) and may go through who knows how many processing centers before sent to the recipient. Basically the same difference between UPS Ground and UPS Next Day or 2nd Day air. By paying the extra for Priority Mail, you are essentially paying for the ride on the plane, but with a more direct route to the address. If I were shipping an item less than 100 miles, I would just as soon send it regular mail seeing how in this case Priority Mail would not get the plate there any quicker.>>
WHY can't I ship International
orders in the Flat Rate Envelope/Box when you pay by PayPal?
Because PayPal/Ebay rules and what the the USPS offers are in conflict with each other...
(The only way around it is discussed in the green box at the bottom of this page.)
1. Because of Intl. agreements with Postal Service Depts. in other countries, the USPS will not sell tracking, delivery confirmation, or insurance on the cheaper Flat Rate methods of shipping. (see high-lighted section at bottom of photo on the left).
|2. ebay demands the use of PayPal as
a payment method.
3. Because they DO NOT have Tracking / Delivery Confirmation, the cheaper Priority Flat Rate Envelope & Small Priority Flat Rate Box violate PayPal's shipping policies & protection rules. (see high-lighted sections)
|4. Ebay has also taken away your option to choose to (A) pay for or to (B) skip the expense of insuring the package. (Full text Link)|
|5. Ebay's own built in program figures
out automatically for you what the tracked+delivery confirmation+"with
protection" and insurance built-in method (but at a much higher price)
I want you to choose the method you want, so if you
are fine with it, that's great - so am I.
|Do you want to do an end
run around paypal's / ebay's oppresive rules? Here are the only 2
ways I know how.
There are only 2 ways I know of to escape from ebay's/paypal's repressive and costly rules;
1) Go off ebay/paypal joint payment system by sending funds as payment owed for merchandise.
|Re: #1: I learned about this method from my antique bottle &
insulator club. They have posted a webpage showing a 'how to' at:
So if you want to send the money via the "personal" method, as money owed for the items you want, then I can ship it to you without ebay's & paypal's meddling. As long as it fits, I can send it in the Priority Flat Rate Small Packets Box or the Priority Flat Rate Envelope for $16.50. This could save you a lot of money, but since you are the one who benefits (by getting the shipping for ~50% less), then you will have to assume all risk if the postal service looses or damages it. I will provide proof of shipping, and purchase the postage online so you can have evidence. I've only had 2 out of 200+ packages not show up to the EU that were sent the cheaper Flate Rate way.
|Re: #2: The cheaper Flat Rate Envelope & Small Flat Rate Box can be used when payment is made by "Bank Wire Transfer" because PayPal is not involved. Contact me for more information on paying by this method.|
So shipping the approved ebay/PayPal way costs
you more, but has tracking & insurance.
Shipping off ebay/paypal using the Flat Rate envelope/box is cheaper, but means that you have to send the money as a personal "Money Owed" transaction and you have to assume the risk of it being lost or damaged.
It's not a problem to ship it via the "off
ebay" method. It means more $ can go towards the restoring jeeps and not
into the postman's pocket.
Or I can ship it fully within the PayPal/ebay method with the protection (good) & expense (bad) that it provides.
It is up to you which shipping method you decide
on since it is your money being spent. Just let me know which one
you want so I can total it up.
I'm doing my best to give you choices.
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