Franciscan Desert Rose 9 Dinner Plates USA 10 5/8

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 09, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House

No chips or cracks. These do not appear to have been used much, if at all. The centers are nice and clean looking, free from utensil cut marks and scratches. 10 5/8" in diameter. Set of 9 dinner plates. All plates have the same marking that is shown in the photo.

I am often asked about the shipping charges - so here's the story behind shipping - please read - thanks.

The shipping quote given by the calculator includes a $1 packing fee and INSURANCE - it shows as all inclusive! If item is going to be sent using UPS and is less than $100, the cost of the insurance will be deducted from the total.

Check the shipping rates BEFORE you bid - if you think they are too high, I might suggest you look to purchase from someone who lives closer to you. Let me explain...


Shipping costs are set by the carriers and are based on weight, size of box, and zip codes being used for shipping. Boxes more than a cubic foot in size are also subject to extra surcharges.

I live in PA. The further you live from me, the more the PO or UPS will charge to deliver it to you. Take a look at the USPS example below. (This may or may not be the weight of your item, it is just an example weight)
A 5 pound (12x12x8) package shipped USPS from: PA to NJ - $6.85 PA to TX - $13.75 PA to

The difference is more than $10 going cross country! Is it worth it? It might be - especially when you consider the cost of time and gas trying to find this item on your own. You have to decide. Remember, it is not an item you can easily pick up at your local dept. store!

I would love to offer you FREE shipping, however, if I did I would be out of business very quickly. Here's why - If you buy a $20 item (4-5 lb. package) and it costs $17.00 to ship, that leaves $3.00 - my ebay, paypal, and cost of item expenses would be more than that $3.

Now that you understand shipping a little better please be aware:

Sellers are now rated by buyers on shipping charges - I understand some sellers inflate and gouge you with shipping charges, I am not one of them. You pay what I pay plus typically $1 to help with packaging costs. I use bubble-wrap and packaging peanuts, not newspaper .

You are able to check the rates before you bid, so if you think they are too high - again, I say maybe you can find this piece from someone who lives closer.

If you decide to bid and win, I ask that you not penalize me for the cost of shipping. I agree it can be high, but I have no control over carrier charges. I work hard to offer unique items with excellent packaging and customer service. It is frustrating to be given lower feedback ratings (and pay higher seller fees because of the lower ratings) for shipping costs that are fixed by the carrier companies, not me!

Methods of Shipping: Domestic USPS Priority Mail or UPS. Occasionally, I may use USPS parcel post. Parcel post typically takes too longer than buyers like to wait for an item to arrive especially around the holidays. Keep in mind that UPS ground also takes longer than Priority mail , but may be less expensive for heavier items. You can use the UPS tracking number to see exactly where your package is in transit. I ship daily and typically your package goes out the same or next BUSINESS DAY. USPS shipping Monday - Friday and sometimes Saturdays. UPS shipping is Mon- Friday. No weekends.

International shipping method is USPS Priority Mail with Insurance. NO EXCEPTIONS.

International Buyers – Please Note:

Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.

Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying.

These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up – do not confuse them for additional shipping charges.

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