FAQ & Site Info
I accept credit or debit cards through eCrater and Paypal. If you prefer to send payment via snail mail, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I accept a money order or cashier's check in U.S. funds, or personal check from the U.S. only. Please wait for my email (less than 24 hours) so I can apply any discounts coming to you. Paypal e-checks and personal checks usually require a wait of 5-7 business days to clear.
All my items - new, vintage, or antique - are backed up with a 100% Golden Rule guarantee: if you are not satisfied, just let me know (email@example.com). I'll most likely ask you to return it in its original packaging within 7 days for a full refund. If my description is in error, I'll also refund shipping both ways. Of course, I'm always willing to answer any questions you have about an item before you purchase it. You'll receive a reply to your questions within 24 hours, normally much sooner.
Everything in my store has been carefully selected by myself alone - they never come from a drop shipper or other third party. I take the photographs, I write the descriptions, and the items are in my home office-turned-warehouse while I'm listing them. One of the best things about my online selling hobby is the shopping - estate sales, thrift stores, flea markets, garage sales, library book sales, benefits - where the treasures I find are worth many times more than I pay, so that I can pass big savings on to you.
Sure you can! Not only will I combine shipping, but you will also receive a multiple item discount - from 10% for 2-3 items to 25% for 8 items or more. If you want to pay right away, your discount will be in the form of a refund. Alternatively, if you can wait 24 hours (usually less), you can contact me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) before you pay, with your shopping list, zip code, and payment preference, and I'll send you an adjusted invoice with your discount included.
In general, breakables ship via USPS priority mail, and books and videos are shipped using USPS media mail (5-7 days in continental US, may be longer for Alaska & Hawaii). Shipping fees are calculated based on USPS rates to destinations furthest from my Michigan home. If overestimated by $1 or more, I'll refund the difference. If you buy more than one item, if possible I will combine them into one package and adjust your final bill so that you won't pay excessive postage. I do this once I receive an order from you. If you pay at the same time as you order, the excess shipping will be refunded. If you'd like your package to arrive earlier, email me (email@example.com) so I can choose the best rate and charge the correct shipping fee for your needs.
To Canada, yes. International rates from the United States vary, so if your shipping charge seems wrong, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a shipping quote, then wait for my revised invoice before paying. Standard shipping method is USPS first class international - the cheapest rate offered by the post office, but does not provide tracking services or a guaranteed delivery date. Email me for a new rate quote if you'd like to use a different shipping method. Snail mail payment by personal check is NOT accepted from countries outside the U.S.
Occasionally I'll offer one of my categories here for sale as "Buy One Get One" free. The lesser price of the two items you choose will be refunded from your total. As usual, you'll also be saving on shipping. Wait for an email with the revised total if you'd prefer.
While there are a few exceptions, most of the items in my store are single copies. But it does no harm to check! Just drop me an e-mail to see if I have more than one copy in my inventory.
Since it is the goal of both buyer and seller to fulfill a purchase as quickly as possible, I can't promise to cancel an order after you have paid for it. But if you have questions or can't decide whether to buy an item, please let me know before you pay. Take all the time you need to decide before you commit to your purchase by paying for the item. After you pay, the item will be on its way to you, usually within 24 hours.