Free Shipping to the Contiguous USA.
Shipping to the Contiguous United States (the lower 48 & DC) is Free for all orders. Standard Economy & Free Shipping Orders are sent by the carrier of our choice, usually US Mail or UPS, depending on the weight of your package and where you live. Expect delivery in 1 to 7 business days, depending on how far away you are from Maryland, however all orders placed before 6:00 p.m. EST on December 17, 2012 will arrive before Christmas Day. Otherwise, we can not guarantee delivery times for orders placed with Free Shipping. We usually can not ship telescopes to PO Boxes. However, we usually can ship telescope accessories (eyepieces, books, maps, cameras) to PO Boxes.
All orders placed by 5:00 p.m. Eastern (Mon-Fri) ship the same day. We know how incredibly frustrating it is when you visit a store and you have no idea how long it will take for them to ship your order. Our website has "live" inventory availability. That means that you'll know right away if a product is in-stock or unavailable. So if it's in our warehouse and you order by 5:00 on a regular business day, your order will be shipped to you that day.
Overnight & Guaranteed Delivery Day of Delivery Shipping
We can do it! Overnight and Guaranteed Day of Delivery Shipping is available. As with regular orders, all orders placed before 5:00 p.m. EST will ship the same business day it is placed. Please keep in mind that overnight and other express shipping orders are delivered the next business day, excluding weekends and many holidays. Business days are Monday thru Friday. We are shipping experts! Please call us at 1-855-PROSCOPE (1-855-776-7627) for assistance. We can also offer Saturday delivery for an additional charge if you order by telephone. No PO Box addresses for UPS shipments please.
UPS Ground Shipping is Guaranteed
UPS Ground is a very economical choice for guaranteed day-of-delivery orders. UPS Ground service is guaranteed by UPS to arrive within the number of business days shown on the UPS Ground shipping map below. Again, please keep in mind that transit times are computed in business days, Monday thru Friday and excluding holidays. Also, you count the first business day as the day after your order ships. Thus, if you are 3 business days away and your order ships on Monday via UPS Ground, it will arrive on Thursday, 3 business days after your order ships. UPS is closed on Christmas Day as is the US Postal Service. No PO Box addresses for UPS shipments please.
Alaska, Hawaii, APO/AE, Guam, and Puerto Rico
Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii & US Territories
We love Alaska & Hawaii (Andrew (our owner) has been to both!). We really do wish we could offer free shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, and US Territories, but it is cost prohibitive. On the website, we offer a range of shipping methods to Alaska, Hawaii & US Territories. So you are welcome to use the shopping cart to calculate specific shipping options to your location. However, sometimes we are able to offer special rates to these locations on telescopes valued over $150, so please get in touch. If you wish to have your order shipped to a PO Box, please call us at 1-855-PROSCOPE (1-855-776-7267) or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.