Shipping

Shipping

Shipping

Once an auction is complete, the winning bidder will be notified so that proper invoicing can be prepared based on your shipping instructions. An invoice will be sent to the bidder that includes the winning bid amount and handling fees, sales tax, and buyer’s premium as applicable. All shipping expenses are the responsibility of the buyer. Once payment is received, the item will be available for shipment by the winning bidder’s transportation company. All arrangements and payments are made by the buyer. Items may be picked up directly at the base provided that the transportation personnel have been properly cleared for base access. Base clearance may take up to two weeks, so if you anticipate picking up your item(s), please allow sufficient time. For base access, there is a short form to fill out HERE.

Items can be shipped via the United States Postal Service (USPS), FedEx, and UPS.

FedEx and UPS do not deliver to PO Boxes. If your shipping address is a PO Box, please make arrangements to have your item shipped to a street address or your package will be returned to us at your expense.

All Domestic orders are shipped “Signature Not Required” by default, however, the shipping company may decide to require a signature depending on the value or destination. If a “Signature Not Required” package is left at the door, but isn’t there when you get home, neither AntarcticAuction.com nor the shipping company can be held responsible.

We apologize but items cannot be shipped internationally.
We cannot be held responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen packages. We will help file claims for those that are insured. Please contact us directly to initiate a claim

Shipping Options

All shipping arrangements are the responsibility of the Buyer. The information presented below is for your information and should not be considered an endorsement of any one shipper.

FedEx – (All FedEx shipping methods are tracked and fully insured)

FedEx Priority Overnight – next business day by 10:30AM, later for rural
FedEx Standard Overnight – next business day by 3PM, later for rural
FedEx 2-day Air – Delivery by the end of the second business day
FedEx Express Saver – Delivery by the end of the third business day
FedEx Ground/Home – Averages 3-5 business days, depending on destination
FedEx does not normally deliver on Saturday, but may for an additional charge. See Saturday Delivery on the FedEx website for details.

UPS – (All UPS shipping methods except Economy are tracked and fully insured)

• UPS Next Day Air – Next business day delivery by 10:30 a.m., 12:00 noon, or end of day, depending on destination
• UPS Next Day Air Saver – Commercial destinations: Next business day delivery by 3:00 or 4:30 p.m. Residential destinations: Next business day delivery by end of day
• UPS 2nd Day Air – Delivery by the end of the second business day
• UPS 3 Day Air – Delivery by the end of the third business day
• UPS Ground – Averages 3-5 business days, depending on destination
UPS does not normally deliver on Saturday, but may for an additional charge. See Saturday Delivery information on the UPS website for details.

United States Postal Service

USPS EXPRESS – Overnight not guaranteed, includes Saturday. Only allowed for orders up to $300 in value.
Please Note – Priority and First Class Mail packages are NOT insured. In the case a package is lost or damaged in transit, AntarcticAuction.com is not responsible for replacing the order.
USPS Priority – 2-3 business days not guaranteed, includes Saturday, not tracked, not insured. Only allowed for orders up to $300 in value.
USPS First Class Mail – not day guaranteed, but averages 1-2 weeks, not tracked, not insured. Only allowed for orders up to $300 in value.
Oversized items

Larger items can be loaded on site or you can arrange for us to ship them for you via long haul trucking. We have fork lifts, container handlers and long haul trucking available.

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