We normally ship your item out the next business day after receiving payment Our Rural Post Office has a pick up of its mail at 1:00 pm. We have our pick up at the shop at 11:00 am. Because of these times we have a ship in 1 day policy. If you need Next Day please contact us beforehand to confirm that it is possible. All times for our shop are Central Standard or Daylight Time.
Note: If you purchase more than one item from us at a time we want to combine shipping. This is when we ship your items together in fewer boxes. This saves money on shipping cost and is a small savings on the environment. We refund the savings back to you as soon as the label is created and we get the final size and weight.
Our shop ships daily Monday through Friday. Most items will ship through the Post Office, USPS. Oversize, restricted and heavier items may go UPS. We are in a very rural area and there is a surcharge with UPS.
Local pick-up is also an option.
International Shipping: We have shipped to several locations around the world, and are more than happy to do so. We will gladly give shipping quotes on any item. Custom forms are required, contents are listed properly. We will not falsify custom documents. Sorry we can not be responsible for items lost or damaged when shipped Internationally.
Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. We do not declare items as gifts. We do not state a value different from the actual price paid.
FREE SHIPPING: This is a sales tactic and over a period of time you will pay more for your items than you would if the actual shipping expense was charged.
There has never been in my time in business a service that will ship my items for free. What happens when a company offers free shipping? Well, if they know what they are doing and plan to remain in business any length of time the shipping cost is added to the list price.
Actually all cost of offering that product to you is added to the list price. This includes the cost of manufacture, cost of shipping to their warehouse or retail location, a portion of all overhead expenses, rent, labor, taxes, etc.
How do they figure in a cost for shipping? They add the cost of the highest possible shipping cost. This will be based on distance shipped. If they are located in Chicago it will cost more to ship to California than to Indiana. So to make sure they do not lose money the higher cost is figured, because it can not be determined where the buying customer will be located.
So if you are that Indiana or closer customer you are paying more for shipping than needed.
When a majority of people finally figure this out and stop being dazed by offers of FREE SHIPPING money will be saved.
Remember your cost for an item includes any shipping cost whether figured into the retail price or separate. I always compare total cost.
We charge the shipping cost to the buyers location and not based on an average or highest rate.
Etsy Payments on all items
Returns & exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Additional return information
We have been selling both retail and wholesale since 1975. In that time we have had no more than 30 refunds.
Our goal is to describe the items and condition as accurately as possible. Adding to the description with pictures, showing condition and areas of interest.
Generally all sales are final with no returns. Much the same as they are for us when we purchase these items. Please ask any questions you may have before making a purchase, you have time, these items will be listed until they sell.
Exceptions to the above would include an item that is incorrectly described in the listing.
For any other exceptions the item(s) must be returned to us in the same condition as they were shipped. Items must be returned shipped within 3 business days. These item(s) will have their purchase price refunded in the same manner that payment was made.
Shipping charges are not refundable and return shipping is to be paid by you. Just as a brick and mortar store doesn't pay your gas or mileage when returning an item.
You must contact us and get approval for any item you feel is an exception to the no return policy. A restocking/relisting fee of 10% or no less than $3.00 will be charged.
This is a policy we seldom have need to point out, because we take steps to prevent the need of returning items.
Buying or selling vintage items is environmentally friendly. Putting existing items to use saves resources, energy, and eventually landfill volume. We pursue environmentally responsible practices in our business whenever we are able.
We will use the following items the ultimate recycling practice. previously used shipping boxes, styrofoam peanuts, bubble wrap, and misc packing materials. We make sure these are all clean, no oil, bugs, food, smoke, chemicals, or odors.