Greetings To All:
Here is an update on my complete hardbound set of Elam's Checker Board.
I have not gotten around to doing what I need to do to prepare my set for an eBay auction.
So, I have decided to wait until July 1st to place it on eBay.
In the meantime................
I am still offering my set for direct sale and making a slight adjustment in my price.
The price for my complete set is still $300. However, I am now offering free shipping and postage up to $100.
In other words, if the shipping and postage costs come to $99, the total cost is still $300.
I will either ship by UPS or FedEx or USPS (with a tracking number), whoever gives me the best price.
I am not sure how you calculate to get an estimate of shipping costs, based upon weight of merchandise and zip code distance.
For what it is worth, I have just weighed my complete hardbound set of ECB on my bathroom scale. The weight came to 27.0 pounds. In case my scale is off a little, I have rounded this figure to 30.0 pounds.
My zip code is 23507.
Therefore, the shipping of my set of ECB involves a package which is going to weigh about 30 pounds and which will be mailed from my zip code of 23507.
If any of you know how to estimate the shipping cost of a given piece of merchandise, knowing the weight of the merchandise and the zip code from which it is being shipped, you should be able to get a good idea as to whether the total shipping cost will be $100 or less.
I do not include the cost of any boxes, bubble wrap, popcorn filler, or packing labor in my shipping costs.
If you want to buy my set, all you would have to do is to send me $300. If the total shipping cost is $100 or less, you owe me nothing more. If it comes to over $100, I will let you know how much the difference is, and you can pay it to me later.
In the meantime, I will ship it to you right away.
As I have mentioned elsewhere, I now accept Pay Pal.
This offer expires on July 1st. On that date, I will start taking the pictures it takes to get it on eBay.
Thanks for reading.
Good luck to all.