Most items will be shipped within 48 hrs of purchase. All items purchased are paid through PayPal. All prices are introductory prices and subject to change. Shipping is added to most if not all profiles of items sold. If you make a custom request, 4 days additional time is needed to custom crochet your item, unless more time is needed due to the intracacies of the item, then that time will be sent via email when I respond to your custom request. Most, if not all alligator clips are sturdy steel construction and CPSIA compliant and will be noted in the item description. Updates will be added here as needed.