I usually ship on Wednesdays, so send out time depends on when and how payment is received. I will wait several days for checks to clear. Although Optional, I recommend insurance and delivery confirmation.Please seriously consider insurance as I cannot be responsible for damage during transit. I pack as carefully as I can. Delivery Confirmation provides a tracking number if you want one - only .75, or item can be tracked if insurance is purchased. Either number can be entered into the US Postal Service website for package location at all times. Actual insurance cost depends on final bid but is VERY reasonable. $2.45 covers value between $100 and $200. Actual amount will show on invoice. Please be aware, I have found parcel post delivery often takes up to 7 - 8 days from Montana, especially to Eastern US.