AVLifesavers

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When will my item ship out?
In general, in-stock items ship out the same day if I have a pickup scheduled for that day & it hasn't already occurred. Less common items are built to order & usually ship out in the next day or two.
US Status (as of 10-3-21)
We ship from the Boston area & US Priority Mail seems to be shipping West Coast packages by air, but East coast by truck. This results in West Coast orders mostly arriving in the promised 2-3 day timeframe, but closer destinations oddly arriving slower via truck. This seems to be here to stay.
Overnight shipping or UPS/Fedex
Overnight shipping is available, although not always the same day depending on scheduling. Regular UPS/Fedex are also options. Please email for a price quote, and include your zip code.
International Status (as of 12-24-21)
No carriers are honoring shipment guarantees at this time. Things were getting back to sort of normal, but latest variant throws it up in the air again.

Australia is allowing only express mail, and not priority mail. My last package took 23 days to get there "express", which is supposed to be a week.

Check info on your individual country at the USPS website Int'l service disruptions


Rates
All countries except Canada - US Post Office Priority Mail (supposed to be 6-10 business days (i.e. 2 weeks)

$45 for 1 item
$55 for 2+ items

All countries except Canada - US Post Office Express Mail (supposed to be 3-5 business days (i.e. 1 week)

$65 for 1 item
$75 for 2+ items


Canada - US Post Office Priority Mail (supposed to be 6-10 business days (i.e. 2 weeks)

$35 for 1 item
$45 for 2+ items

Canada - US Post Office Express Mail (supposed to be 3-5 business days (i.e. 1 week)

$55 for 1 item
$65 for 2+ items


I do not mark shipments as a "Gift". This is illegal. Import duties are collected by your government, and are the responsibility of the purchaser.

In view of extensive Chinese copying of US products, I do not ship to China/Hong Kong/Taiwan.