Shipping Saint Crew

Shipping Saint helps us ship

We have chosen to use Shipping Saint to Benefit our Customers.

Shipping Saint Discounted Shipping rates for our customers

Why Shipping Saint?

After searching for the right fit, we found the software company Shipping Saint. Not only is it great for us to ship with, but it saves our customers money. Shipping Saint helps automate our customer communications, payments, inventory management, labor & material tracking, shipping insurance, and more.  They have formed a large group of buyers for shipping, bringing down the cost of shipping by having contracts with the major carriers. They get us a great deal we can pass on to you. The insurance provided by Shipping Saint also covers items we sell the most, like coins and firearms, where the carriers’ insurance either does not cover the items or drastically reduces the coverage.

What happens after the auction ends?

After all the lots close in an auction, Liz will send out a notice through Shipping Saint that includes your winning bids by text and email. Open the message and choose whether or not you prefer pick-up or shipping. If you pick it up, it will take you to a calendar to choose the date and time you want to pick it up. Shipping Saint will let me know you are picking up and when. We will use your credit card on file to pay your invoice and move your items to the shipping department. All communications can be done by text or email through Shipping Saint, keeping us both informed. When your package is ready to ship, you get a notice to pay for the shipping. After payment is received, the package is heading out via USPS or UPS with a tracking number sent to you.


This Shipping Saint software is amazing for our communication with you as a customer. We can send texts back and forth or emails. If at any point you have a question, send a reply to the texts or emails so we can keep you in the loop. Look for our messages, and maybe check your spam folders, just in case. Need to change the pickup day or time? Just let me know by text, and we will work out an alternative. You can use the communications to let me know whether you want your credit card on file for the auction used before you arrive or you would like a figure for the cash price for the two-day payment discount on your auction invoice.

Lower shipping rates for our customers from Shipping Saint

Shipping Saint is here for both of us.

Why does shipping cost so much?

Shipping Saint contracting for us with the carriers helps lower our costs. The contracts negotiate lower rates for us. Then we can offer them to you. Here are three reasons for the costs of shipping going up and up.

  • High Costs of Transportation: Shipping is costly. The shipping industry is currently pushed to get much work done with limited resources. The cost of transporting a shipping container has gone from $3,000 to $8,000 in 2021. This is due to supply chain disruptions, expensive gas prices, fuel costs, and limited cargo space.
  • Limited Supply of Commodities: The manufacturing & shipping of products domestically and internationally is increasing drastically. Due to the limited quantity of commodities being shipped to more buyers, the prices of the commodities have skyrocketed. Courier companies cannot ramp up shipping volume for commodities because of various limitations on the distribution channels.
  • Increased Consumer Demand: Over the past years, more people have turned to eCommerce for buying goods, whether it is clothes, digital products, meal kits, or groceries. The rise in the number of products shipped leads to higher prices. To keep up with the supply chain price fluctuations and counterbalance the shipping price, eCommerce businesses charge a higher price.

There are more reasons, if you are interested here is a 5 min read from another blogger about shipping cost.

We are a small business

We are a mighty team, David and Liz Drake are the auctioneers, marketing team, labor and shipping team. So when you deal with us, we are who you deal with. Call or text and we are the ones who reply.

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Sporting Goods Firearms and more

Sporting Goods – Firearms, Ammo, Scopes

Sporting Goods Firearms and more

One man’s estate – From Antique to Modern Firearms and Ammo. Guns, Rifles, Shotguns, Pistols, Revolvers, Ammunition, and Firearm Accessories.
Some brands included: Ruger, Norinco, Remington, Armsport, Browning, Hesse Arms, Century Arms, Arsenal, Benelli, Glock, STI International, IMI UZI, Smith & Wesson, Sig Sauer, Police Pistols, Winchester, Armalite, Springfield, German Mauser, German Mannlicher, Bushmaster and more.
We have something in this online auction for you. Sporting Goods, Firearms, and more.


We appreciate the awesomely loyal customers of our small East Texas business. David and I look forward to seeing you. We are open to the public for a preview of the items for online auction. Stop by Monday – Friday, July 24th through August 10th, from 10 am to 5 pm.


We are a licensed FFL facility – We are Federal Firearms Dealers. You must complete an ATF Form 4473. If you can not buy or own a firearm, refrain from bidding; no bids are accepted on your behalf by others. The bidder IS the buyer. Do not bid or buy for someone else.
Bidders/Buyers MUST be 21 years old to purchase a firearm. No Credit Cards are accepted by phone – Register with the Credit Card you intend to pay with; it can not be changed after registering for the auction. We do not key credit cards into our system. We have NO testing facility; firearms have not been tested. The buyer agrees to have any used firearm checked by a certified gunsmith before firing. Read the terms and conditions. Any questions about the online auction process? In that case, we are available by text or phone. Reach us at 936-594-0812 during regular business hours, Mon – Fri, 10 am to 5 pm. Sporting goods firearms and more to include ammo and scopes.

David and I are anticipating an exciting auction. Preview the catalog, but check back over the next few days as we will be adding more lots.

Thank you and God Bless.

PS: This is part of the estate firearms collection; watch for the remaining guns & ammo in another auction soon.

coin collectors auction gold coins silver dollars and bullion

Coin Collectors Auction

Gold Silver Estate Coin Collection Online Auction June 29th

Eagle Bullion, Indian Head and Classic or Liberty Head, St Gaudens Gold Coins plus Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars – Graded, Certified, and Circulated – All United States Collectible Coinage – Lots of Bullion, Ungraded Silver Dollar and more. The online Auction begins NOW and ends on June 29th at 7 pm. All from one coin collector’s estate. The bidding has already started. However, it won’t end until all bidding has stopped – just like a live event. This auction is for the coin collectors – you or someone you know. Silver Coins * Gold Coins, and don’t forget the Silver Bullion.

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Coin collectors come by and Preview

We appreciate our loyal customers. We are open to the public Monday – Friday, 10 am to 5 pm.

God Bless and Keep You and Yours,
Texas Certified Auction Professionals
David F. Drake, CAI CES GPPA TCAP TAL# 16244
Elizabeth Drake, CAI ATS GPPA TCAP TAL# 16596
Call or Text 936-594-0812

“Marketing your assets, it’s what we do”

Stay tuned. We are having more of these items in the following online auction in a week or two 🙂