Most items are shipped by Priority Mail; if the item is large, it may go Parcel Post, since Priority rates greatly increase to farther zones. Returns are granted if item is mispresented. We try our best to describe the item in detail and cannot accept returns based on a change of mind. We have been selling on a top auction website (don't think I can mention it by name!) for 10 years and would be glad to provide references testifying to our integrity and successful sales. Because of several non paying buyers, I cannot hold an item for more than 24 hours without payment if paying electronically and item may be subject to prior sale (it is not removed until paid for) until it is paid for. Items are shipped in 1-3 business days, as it sometimes takes time to find a right box, or get to the post office. Thanks for shopping our Ecrater store!