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|Shipping Information/Shipping Policies|
|A. Shippers/Carriers/Shipping Methods (USA)|
|We ship via the United States Postal Service (USPS); FedEx, and United Parcel Service (UPS).
Available shippers and shipping methods:
|B. Shippers/Carriers/Shipping Methods (International)|
|We ship via the United States Postal Service (USPS) with delivery confirmation, if available; UPS Mail Innovations, and FedEx.
Available shippers and shipping methods:
|C. Shipping Cost - USA Lower 48 States|
|Three (3) options are available which are: Small Parcel, Flat Rate Standard, and Flat Rate Expedited.
• Orders shipped this method could transit via the US Postal Service (1st Class Mail Parcel, Priority Mail, Parcel Select, Media Mail), FedEx (OneRate), or UPS (Ground, SurePost*, Mail Innovations) at our sole determination.
• Transit time is NOT guaranteed, and can range from 1 to 15 business days (though in most cases it is not expected to exceed 7 business days).
• Orders shipped this method will transit via UPS Ground (the most reliable reasonable cost shipping method available), or FedEx.
• Transit time will range from 1 to 4 business days.
• This method cannot be used for a PO Box address. In the event this method is selected for a PO Box shipping address, your order will be handled the same as Flat Rate Standard.
|D. Shipping Cost - USA All Other Locations Except Lower 48 States|
|The cost is dynamic (based on the weight and service level desired). Please use our shipping calculator to determine your estimated shipping/handling cost. Just add an item(s) to the shopping cart, and then click on the Shopping Cart symbol (located at the top right side of the webpage). Provide your shipping information and the different shipping options along with the estimated shipping cost will be displayed. Our system obtains real time rate estimates directly from the US Postal Service. We do manually review each order to verify that the shipping cost is correct. If the shipping calculator is more than $1 too high, we will adjust it down to the correct amount. If the shipping calculator estimated shipping cost is more than $1 too low, we will contact you to advise what the final shipping cost is and obtain an approval of the new cost prior to shipping your order. We charge a shipping cost of actual cost plus $1.
If your order contains any items considered hazardous (see Hazardous Items section for more information), then the only valid shipping method is Parcel Select. If you place an order with an item(s) that is considered hazardous for air shipping, the shipping method for that order will be changed automatically to Parcel Select. Any additional cost (if any) will need to be collected before the order ships.
|E. Shipping Cost - Non-USA / International Customers|
|International shipping options are offered via the US Postal Service, FedEx (Air express); or our International Economy service (see Shippers/Carriers/Shipping Methods section for more information about this method) .
The cost is dynamic (based on the weight and service level desired). Please use our shipping calculator to determine your estimated shipping/handling cost. Just add an item(s) to the shopping cart, and then click on the Shopping Cart symbol (located at the top right side of the webpage). Provide your shipping information and the different shipping options along with the estimated shipping cost will be displayed.
Our system obtains real time rate estimates directly from the US Postal Service. We do manually review each order to verify that the shipping cost is correct. If the shipping calculator is more than $1 too high, we will adjust it down to the correct amount. If the shipping calculator estimated shipping cost is more than $1 too low, we will contact you to advise what the final shipping cost is and obtain an approval of the new cost prior to shipping your order. We charge a shipping cost of actual cost plus $2.00 for international addresses.
Please note that due to the sensitivity of international shipping rates, a small weight and/or size difference can have a significant impact of the shipping cost returned. Thus, the returned shipping rate may be higher than what the actual shipping will end up to be since the computer has limited abilities to determine the actual size and dimensions of a package. As stated above, we will adjust/correct the actual/final shipping charge to the actual cost plus US$2.00.
|F. Shipping/Transit Times|
|Shipping time estimates may be obtained from each shipping company’s website (USPS: www.usps.com; UPS: www.ups.com; We ship from US Zip Code: 64068.
Sprue Brothers Models LLC does not, express or implied, guarantee any transit times or delivery dates. Any shipping times stated are estimates only.
Sprue Brothers Models LLC has no control over any package shipped once it leaves our warehouse and goes into the possession of the shipping company, thus Sprue Brothers Models LLC does not bear any responsibility for any late deliveries or any damaged or lost packages. However all packages shipped via UPS or USPS are insured. We will assist in the completion of any and all valid insurance claims. Any insurance claim determination is made solely by the shipping company and/or their designated insurance company. Sprue Brothers Models LLC does not have anything to do with determination of any insurance claims.
Additionally, please be aware that the US Postal Service does not offer any guarantee for transit times/delivery date for any of their services except for Express Mail. And that the transit time/delivery dates listed by the USPS are estimates only (and appear to be based on ideal conditions which does not happen most of the time, especially in the winter). Please expect the actual delivery date could be later than what is stated by the USPS.
|G. Hazardous Items|
Certain items (such as certain paints and glues) are considered hazardous for shipping and can only be shipped via a ground method. These items are clearly noted.
|H. Special Delivery Requests|
|Special delivery request such as, but not limited to: delivery time (such as “only delivery in the AM”), delivery location (such as “leave on front porch” or “leave with neighbor”, etc), can be made however we have no way to direct or require a delivery driver to comply. Delivery drivers handle all packages within the policies and procedures of their company (UPS/USPS//etc). Sprue Brothers Models LLC does not accept any responsibility for any requests of a delivery company/driver that such driver/company does not comply with.
|I. Package Responsibility|
|Please note that once the shipping carrier has received the package from us, we have no control over it (no different than if you were to ship a package). Thus, Sprue Brothers Models LLC cannot take responsibility for any packages once the shipping carrier takes it from our possession. However, if insurance is available, we will make all efforts to assist with any claims you have with the shipping carrier should there be an issue with the shipping carrier (loss or damage).|
|J. International Packages/Parcels|
|No true "tracking" is available for Air Mail, First Class International or Priority Mail International. We do provide the customs form number for your shipment as it has been reported to us that certain countries may use the Customs Form number like a tracking number. If you need tracking for an international shipment, you would need to select Express Mail International (EMS) service.
The shipping cost does not include any customs fees, duties, taxes OR any additional charges incurred with your local post office or government. These are charged by your local customs office/government and we have no control over if they will charge you or how much they will charge you. Please contact your local customs office more information.
Please do not ask us to provide false information on customs forms. We do not falsify invoices, customs forms or shipping labels. The customer is responsible for any applicable custom fees, duties or taxes. Any questions regarding those fees, duties or taxes should be directed to your local authorities. Refused packages will affect return credit.
|K. Combining Orders for Shipping|
|The only way to guarantee all the items you order are shipped together is to place them on the same order.
We will try to combine multiple orders shipping to the same address if the prior order has not already been packed. We usually catch most orders that can be combined on our own. To help increase the chance of your orders being combined, please include a note in the checkout comments of the additional order(s) to remind us to combine with the prior order(s). Also, you can send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to point out to us your multiple orders. We do not guarantee we can do it, but we will try.
Note - We can have multiple times a day where a shipper will come and pick up our outgoing packages, thus there is no times that can be specified for an order to placed and be able to be combined with a prior order.
Be sure to let us know immediately if you have multiple orders. We can be very quick in packing and shipping orders (the record is 3 minutes from order being placed to order being shipped). Once an order is packed, it will not be able to be combined.
|L. Shipping Costs of $0.00 or $0.01|
|When placing an order and a shipping cost of $0.00 or $0.01 is shown by the shopping cart (and the shipping method not indicate it is for free shipping), this means the system was unable calculate the shipping cost. In this event, we will contact you with the shipping cost for your approval prior to shipping your order. NOTE - we can only do this if the order is actually placed (please complete checkout fully) otherwise your order is not recorded by our system and there is no way we would know to provide you a shipping cost.|