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NOTE: CREDIT CARD INFORMATION IS SAFE
I DO NOT STORE CARD INFORMATION IN AN AUTOMATED ONLINE DATABASE!
HENCE, YOUR INFORMATION CANNOT BE "HACKED" ONLINE
Orders are sent on 10-day approval with
credit card payment (all major credit cards accepted) or
deposit (depending on the size of the order), or when check
clears. If you do not like what you get, FIRST LET US
KNOW and then drop it back in the mail within 14 days
of receipt and your money will be happily refunded, less
shipping costs (25 days for international orders).
DOMESTIC SHIPPING:Shipping within the United States is via insured
US Mail unless otherwise specified. Expensive orders will be sent via
registered mail which takes a few extra days, but is worth it for the
security and insurance savings. I will pay any costs over $25 for postage.
Most shipments run $7-15, for reference. If you wish to pay extra for
FedEx or Express Mail, that is also an option. I have a bulk shipping
agreement with FedEx that will reduce costs from $25-50 per parcel
to an average of $10-20 per parcel, very comparable to the rates obtained
with US Postal Service.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING for orders under $400: This will be as always,
via the cheapest US MAIL method, unless otherwise requested. We assume
responsibility for loss or damage en route, in this case. All gold,
silver, and gems, as well as packages valued $400 and up, were in the
past sent by registered mail which theoretically required signatures
upon delivery, at an extra cost of $6-10 but no assurances of delivery
or safety, and often these took weeks to arrive. We encourage customers
to pay the extra few dollars for FEDEX shipment, however, and will
cover any costs over $25 associated with every shipment.. In other
words, the FedEx service is available for all orders, however small.
NOTE:If you live in England or Singapore, I strongly advise the FedEx
option as those are the biggest problem countries for shipping delays/theft.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING for orders over $500: All orders near or over
$500 will be sent via Federal Express or DHL unless specifically requested
to the contrary and we will assume full liability for these shipments. These
shipments generally run $50-100 BUT I WILL PAY for any shipping charges
over $25, and so $25 is the effective maximum for any order's shipping
fees that a customer will be charged. These packages will be received
in 2-4 days in most cases, and clear customs very quickly, with courier
service agents on hand to ensure that mineral specimens are not stolen
or lost if a package is opened. It is well worth the extra premium
for the speed and safety of this service, in my opinion. If you do
not wish to pay for this service, US AIRMAIL (plain, registered or
express) can be used at a lower cost to the customer for postage. We
cannot be responsible for delay, loss, or damage en route, should you
choose to forgo the courier service in this price range (think of the
FedEx service as cheap shipping insurance on your treasured specimens!).
|A collector's tastes change and
mature over time, so we want to help you always to
have the collection you want. Therefore, we will ALWAYS
take back a lesser specimen of the SAME species in
trade against a more expensive specimen of the same
things I'll always want back, because they are "hot" items.
Unfortunately, we are just not wealthy enough to
buy back all specimens outright,
but should you wish to part with a specimen you purchased
from us, please let us know as we may have had another
customer in line for it to begin with, and therefore
be able to buy it back from you or give credit for
the return. I pride myself on trying to work with people
in this regard.
Please submit specimen orders by e-mail
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