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All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service
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Shipping Rates and Delivery Time
We Ship Orders Tuesdays and Thursdays
We use the Post Office Only, either Media Mail or Priority Mail. We normally ship orders on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We do not ship on the day you place your order, and we do not offer One Day or Overnight Delivery.
SHIPPING RATES USA
MEDIA MAIL is the usual method of shipment for books and DVD's. Rates are $5 for the first item and .75 each additional item to the USA. Delivery time is 1-2 weeks. Large format books may cost more.
PRIORITY MAIL is faster. Rates are $7 for the first item and $4 each additional item, but as some books may be very heavy or very light we may have to increase or decrease that. Delivery is 2-5 days.
POSTERS are $6 postage for the USA and $20 international, with a reduced amount for two or more. This is in addition to the amount for books, as posters and books cannot go in the same package. This does not show on the checkout page as it is not possible to program our website for such subtleties.
If you use PayPal we will not ship until you pay our subsequent invoice! Items like collectible Pitons, Ice Axes, Climbing Boots or Climbing Ropes are not 'Media' and will be sent as Priority Mail.
EXPRESS MAIL USA
As we ship Tuesdays and Thursdays only, as of January 1, 2017 we no longer will ship by Express Mail, or any similar Overnight or One Day Service. We use the Post Office Only, either Media Mail or Priority Mail.
SHIPPING RATES FOR POSTERS, RARE MAPS, ICE AXES
Posters, rare maps, and some other items will be shipped in a separate parcel from the books you order, and not all the rates can be programmed in to our checkout form. Postage is listed in each item's description if it does not fit our standard formula. Ice Axes are $25 Priority Mail to USA addresses, and $60 Airmail to most foreign addresses, Posters are $6, and we can usually put posters and books in the same Ice Axe box for an additional postage fee. We use a bomb proof poster tube that weighs over one pound itself for posters!
SHIPPING RATES TO CANADA AND FOREIGN
International postage is now expensive, it is all Airmail, with no surface mail option.
INTERNATIONAL AIRMAIL is $25 for the first book, but sometimes it is less and sometimes more as a pamphlet can weigh a few ounces and a large book as much as 10 pounds. Additional books are programmed to be about $10 each, but we may charge more or less than that. Delivery often takes one week everywhere in the world, but can take longer. Postage to Canada is $25 First Item, $10 Each Additional. When we say in the book description, ''Large format book requires extra postage for Media Mail, Priority Mail and International Mail,'' it may even double the charge.
Mail to Canada is slow, but usually dependable. Most parcels take 1-2 weeks. Mail to Europe also takes 1-2 weeks. But both Canada and the rest of the world can occasionally take much longer, 2-3 months. The USA (and most other countries) no longer offer book rate or cheap International Surface Mail, like the good old days.
We do not use package tracking. It has no effect on when you will get delivery, or speed of delivery. All it does in tell you where the book may be, but the PO (nor UPS or FedEx) will not search for a delayed parcel. Honestly, we believe
We replace truly lost orders. US Postal Service Mail shipments are not considered lost by the postal service until thirty days from mailing. So do we, so just notify us. Many 'lost' parcels that are really 'lost' by the post office were probably delivered to your neighbor. Parcels to Europe and Asia take 7-30 days, to Canada may take 10-90 days or more.