Pfaltzgraff Aura 4 Mugs USA made

Stoneware. No chips or cracks. Made in the USA. Set of 4 mugs.

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

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

Please check shipping rates before you bid. If you are a buyer who will give a low rating for shipping costs, DO NOT BID. Sorry to sound so harsh, but Sellers are charged higher rates by ebay when buyers give low detailed ratings for shipping costs. Sellers can't control what the carriers charge for delivery and I don't like being penalized for them by buyers who think the shipping is too high! Higher ebay fees eventually result in higher buyer fees. Let's break the cycle and keep the money in our pockets, not ebays!

Did You Also Know?

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.

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

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. 's why - If you buy a $20 item (4-5 lb. package) and it costs $16.80 to ship, that leaves $3.20 - I probably paid more than that for the item - I would be in the RED - when ebay and paypal take their pieces of the pie, including collecting final value fees on the shipping money (Did someone say "Bonus-gate" ???) - I would be out of business in no time at all!

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 - maybe you can find this piece from someone who lives closer.

If you decide to bid and win, please be forgiving with your seller shipping cost feedback ratings. 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 long and then I get dinged for slow shipping even though I ship daily. Keep in mind that UPS ground also takes longer than Priority mail , but may be less expensive for heavier items. Again, don't ding me for shipping time when item is shipped in a timely manner. You can use the UPS tracking number to see exactly w 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 ...
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