PLEASE NOTE - Mineral stands, tack and any other forms of display show in the pictures are NOT included in the auction. You will receive only the specimen.
BECAUSE SIZE MATTERS - Please realize that my photo studio can often make items look larger than they actually are. I have provided accurate measurements of size and weight. Please familiarize yourself with these specs for any item you choose to bid on or buy. Keep in mind that a penny is roughly 19mm across and an inch equals roughly 25mm.
Item: Sikhote Alin Meteorite
Weight: 59.45 carats or 11.90 grams
The Sikhote Alin meteorite fell in 1947 in southeastern Russia. It is the largest iron meteorite impact known to modern history and is estimated to have a weight of 70 metric tons.
PLEASE KNOW THAT THIS PIECE IS PRETTY SMALL. PLEASE USE THE PROVIDED SCALE PHOTO TO YOUR ADVANTAGE AND BE INFORMED SO YOU AREN'T SURPRISED OR DISAPPOINTED WHEN IT ARRIVES.
My Ebay Philosophy: I do my absolute best to be honest, kind and to communicate well with others. I ask the same of my customers. If there happens to be an issue with the order, whatever it may be, I ask that you first-and-foremost communicate with me on the matter before taking any official action. I will do my best to make sure you are satisfied with your order and to fix the problem if you are not. Just shoot me an email and we'll work it out!
Shipping: I ship USPS, either Priority or First Class Mail, three or four days a week (typically Monday, Wednesday, Friday). I do my best to charge you right around what it will cost me to ship. This is pretty simple with a single item and get's slightly more complicated with multiple items. (If you order multiple items at once, you may want to wait for an invoice so I can give you the most accurate shipping cost.) I have set the default to First Class because it is the most affordable and I give you the option of Priority. I often bump your shipping to Priority for the price of First Class if you buy multiple items. You can fit a bunch of minerals into a Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box and the service and price are generally very good. Feel free to ask me any questions you have.
Returns: I accept returns for a full refund within 14 days. The buyer pays return shipping costs.
Order shipped to Colorado will be charged 7.6% CO sales tax.
International Buyers – Please Note:
Import duties, taxes, and charges are not
included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's
Please check with your country's customs
office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or
^^^THIS MEANS THAT, IF YOU MAKE AN
INTERNATIONAL PURCHASE, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL FEES ASSOCIATED WITH
IMPORTING THE ITEM INTO YOUR COUNTRY! YOU
MAY NOT RECEIVE YOUR ITEM IF YOU REFUSE TO PAY NECESSARY FEES. ALSO, I WILL LABEL THE PACKAGES WITH THE
ACTUAL VALUE OF THE ITEM; PLEASE DON’T ASK ME TO LIE ON CUSTOMS FORMS.
USPS Priority Mail International is the only service available for this item to ship outside the US.
I am currently charging 2.00 for each additional international item. Some more expensive items are not eligible for international shipping. If you have international shipping questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING UPDATE - I am now charging 5.00 for each additional item for international combined shipping (thereby nullifying my prior statement of 2.00 - it is much easier to add to all my item descriptions than it is to delete from them). This price is a somewhat negotiable default. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you agree to purchase all your items and then request a total before paying. This will save you money on shipping and save me time processing your order.
Best Offer Shipping Disclaimer - Please note that all best offers submitted include all stated shipping. Per eBay policy and per my personal policy, you do not have the option to submit a best offer with different shipping than stated in the listing. Stated simply, if you send me an offer, you agree to pay the stated shipping in the listing, no exceptions.
Please note that COAs (certificates of authenticity) are not physically included in any of my listings. On certain listings (predominantly my meteorite and moldavite listings), I provide digital COAs. I do so NOT because you will receive the physical COA, but to demonstrate the authenticity of the item. If you are looking for a physical COA, I recommend that you download the image and print and laminate it. (I also want to note that, by including only the stone in your package, I save materials, which is beneficial to the environment and also enables me to give you better prices.) If you would like me to email you the digital COA, if it exists, I would be happy to do so.
The buyer agrees to pay all shipping costs associated with a return (both ways). This means that you will NOT receive a refund for your original shipping. You will only receive a refund for the original cost of the item.
I have started providing a stock scale photo for all of my listings. This photo demonstrates the scale of some example tourmaline, beryl, iron meteorite and moldavite pieces using coins for scale. Please note that none of the stones or coins (or anything else) from that photo is included in your listing. I have provided the photo to give you an idea of how big your stone will be. PLEASE, PLEASE utilize this scale photo to your advantage! It can save us both some grief by making you well-informed about the size of the stone you will receive. I pride myself in providing highly-accurate specs for length and weight. Use them to your advantage! I have also provided this stock scale photo so that I don't have to provide individual scale photos. This saves me time and enables me to bring more products to market at lower prices to you.
The buyer agrees that, in the event that a USPS package becomes lost or disappears from tracking (a rare event, but it does happen), the buyer will initiate the Missing Mail Search with the USPS. The buyer agrees to contact me and I will give the necessary info to file for the search. (These searches are quite easy to file.) The reason that I have this policy is that I find that it is very beneficial to have the recipient of the package file the search as opposed to the sender. This is because the recipient is the one who will ultimately need to communicate the where and when of what will happen and the sender need not be a middleman. Long story short, the recipient of the package needs to be in the driver's seat, otherwise the sender ends up continually relaying messages between the USPS and the recipient of the package. The buyer also agrees to be the person to contact their local post office and/or letter carrier, if need be.
IT IS THE BUYER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO BE FAMILIAR WITH THIS ENTIRE LISTING. ALL TERMS IN THIS LISTING ARE BINDING. Please do us both a favor and be familiar with the entire listing (particularly the size and weight of the item) and all of my policies.
generally charge .50 for each additional combined domestic item when you pay
in one transaction. IF YOU PAY IN
MULTIPLE TRANSACTIONS, YOU WILL GENERALLY RECEIVE A DOLLAR REFUND FOR EACH
ADDITIONAL ITEM. THE MULTIPLE TRANSACTION METHOD WILL COST YOU MUCH
MORE MONEY (BECAUSE IT COSTS ME MORE MONEY AND MORE TIME ON MY
BOOKS). If you don't know how to pay in a single
transaction, please ask (or you can search online to find directions).
I participate in the eBay Guaranteed Delivery program. Please know that I cannot accept all liability for this guarantee. I guarantee that I will put your item in the mail either same day or next day. eBay guarantees that your item will be delivered within a certain time-frame (a time-frame that I will note eBay sets, not myself). There are definitely instances where the USPS takes longer for reasons beyond my control. In those instances, eBay accepts responsibility for the delivery guarantee, not myself. eBay's liability for guaranteed delivery after the seller has shipped same day or next day is clearly-written in the Guaranteed Deliver policy. THE BUYER AGREES TO HOLD THE SELLER HARMLESS IN REGARDS TO THE GUARANTEED DELIVERY PROGRAM IN INSTANCES WHEN THE SELLER SHIPPED ON TIME, BUT THE USPS OR OTHER FACTORS OUT OF THE SELLER'S CONTROL CAUSED A DELAY.
Domestic Lost Package
Policy - My policy on when a package is lost is: when it has been 45 days
after shipping AND there has been no trace/tracking of the package for at least
30 days. If, after 45 days, there IS
tracking within 30 days, the package will not be considered lost until 60 days
after shipping. No refund will be issued
for a missing package before the package is considered lost by the criteria
above. I know this is a long time, but I
have had packages discovered a month or more after shipping and still get
delivered. (This policy does NOT apply
to international packages.)
Filed under: Meteorites & Tektites