After paying HC for their service and shipping it was pretty pricey. Next time, I'll probably buy a head from their stock. Carl
I usually save all my heads from the season.. Buy stock heads, and then at the end of the year send in a box of frozen heads. I think they are paying $8 per head. I am close enough to HC that I can freeze many (20+) in a baggie and then insulate the heck out of it and ship it ground.. It usually arrives in 2 days. If I ship in the winter there really is no concern. The mass is large enough to remain frozen/cold over the 48 hours and I have never heard back from HC that they arrived in bad shape.. Instead I get a nice check in the mail.
Also, I buy 2nd quality heads from HC.. they usually have some minor imperfection that 10 minutes and a pea sized ball of apoxie sculpt will fix. They are usually about $10 to $20 cheaper than their normal heads.. and in all sincerity, I have gotten better heads this way..I figure I have 60 to 90 minutes in prep time on a stock head anyways... whats another 10 minutes...??
Just somehting to think about..