Shipping Your Auction Items
Alderfer Auction offers in-house shipping, subject to limitations. Shipping, handling and insurance fees are additional to the total purchase price. You are responsible for making shipping arrangements. Alderfer Auction never automatically assumes that you want shipping. Please email us with any shipping related questions you may have: firstname.lastname@example.org
Third Party Shipping
While we try to provide shipping for most items that our auctions offer, items that are large, heavy or more fragile in nature will need to be shipped by a third party. It is at the discretion of the shipping department to determine which items can be shipped and which will require 3rd party shipping. Please see a list of our shippers below.
Collegeville UPS Store #3575
Hatfield UPS store #5007
Craters and Freighters of Philadelphia
Top Notch Transport
Alderfer Auction is not responsible for any damage or loss that may occur via a third party shipper.
Please send all FFL’s to email@example.com or text a copy to 833-609-5701
Antique firearms, please fill out the shipping request form above.
Alderfer Auction is FFL approved and therefore all shipping, packing and insurance are handled by us. Fees must be paid in advance and the shipping cost will be applied to your credit card on file. Shipping, handling and insurance fees will be applied to each item. To economize, we will pack multiple items of similar size and type together if possible.
All firearms require insurance and a required signature.
Any winning bid outside the continental United States must make arrangements with an FFL Importer/Exporter. The bidder is responsible for all shipping costs related to Alderfer Auction and to the Importer/Exporter.
$25.00 for the first long gun
Please allow up to 2 weeks for shipping from receipt of payment. You will receive an emailed tracking number once your package is shipped.
Jewelry Shipment Policy
Collector’s/Fine Arts jewelry purchased with a credit card by first time customers of Alderfer Auction will not be express shipped and may take up to 7 – 10 business days to be released for shipping. This hold on shipping does not apply to payment made with cash, money order, wire transfer, payment through a third party bidding platform and payment through PayPal provided that the shipping address on the PayPal transaction matches the shipping address we are provided.
Alderfer Auction can provide limited in-house shipping through USPS on international purchases under $200.00 that are not large, heavy or fragile. Purchases over $200.00 or ones not eligible for in-house shipping will be referred to one of our 3rd party shippers.
Who do we use to ship?
We provide in-house shipping mostly through USPS and FedEx. 3rd party shipper include UPS and other local shippers.
How do I get my items shipped?
Shipping is an extra-fee service that Alderfer Auction provides and customers must request to have their items shipped. We never assume that you want shipping to accommodate address changes and those who are willing to pick up their items. Please submit a shipping request form or contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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