Shipping Charge and Sales Tax

Shipping charges are based upon a "First Item" basis, where the First Item is generally the one with the highest cost. For routine Domestic shipments, i.e. to a US address, $7.00 is set for the 1st item except for the following cases:
-- $8.00 for the first model except for small ones such as the Ice Breaker insert and N scale ($5.00) -- $3.50 for the 1st item IF all items are any combination of items costing no more than $10.00; or Calendars, or Sentinels; or a Society hat.
-- $0.00 for any item in the 7xxxx or 4xxxx series (Reprints and CDs), as these items are delivered by download.
-- $0.00 for Membership fees, Donations, etc.

$2.00 is added for each additional item except for those in the 7xxxx/4xxxx series as well as for Membership fees, Donations, etc.

Media Mail will be used whenever practical. First Class or Priority Mail will be used when necessary. USPS or UPS Retail Ground may be used in special cases.

For Foreign shipments, disregard the shipping charges appearing on the order form. Pay by credit card. The Company Store personnel will compute the correct shipping charges using the lowest USPS rate plus $3.00

Special Sales Flyers may have shipping charges that differ from these computations. The Society reserves the right to adjust shipping up or down to allow for odd sizing on packaging, to allow for unusual weights, or to provide an additional sales incentive.

Sales tax at the appropriate Maryland rate is applied to items shipped from our Store TO a Maryland address. Sales tax is not applied to Membership fees, Donations, etc. Because of our sales volume in Ohio at Society functions, we do apply Ohio sales tax at the appropriate rate for the location when the Store is present at functions in Ohio.

You may mix items purchased from our Store with a renewal, donation, etc, and the computation should only charge shipping for items actually shipped rather than provided as a download.