Terms and Conditions

of Sale for

Militaria

 

The original items offered for sale on this site are mostly pieces consigned by fellow collectors with similar interests, as well as some items I occasionally acquire for resale.  Purchases made here will be treated the old fashioned way; with an examination period of one week for you to determine whether you’re satisfied with the piece, and a full refund (less shipping) no questions asked if you’re not.  Pretty simple.  Some consignors may have different examination periods and in those cases you will be informed of exactly what the time frame is prior to payment.  Details below.

 

 

(Terms Updated as of 4/7/15)

 

 

 

Ordering Information

 

  • Please contact me via email with both the item number and description of the piece that you are interested in to make sure it is still available.
  • Also please include all of your contact information including shipping address (zip code in U.S. or the name of your country if international) so that your shipping charges can be estimated into any final cost estimate as well.

 

 

 

Payment Options

 

Payments Made Within the United States:

 

  • Preferred payment methods are; Personal Check (all personal and bank checks must clear prior to shipping), Credit Card, Certified Bank Check or Money Order, Postal Money Orders, Bank Wire Transfer or Western Union. 
  • Items must be paid for in full prior to shipment.

 

International Payments From Outside of the United States:

 

  • Payment is due in U.S. dollars, for the full amount.
  • Preferred payment method is via direct Bank Wire Transfer.  For orders under $1500 there is a $30 wire fee.
  • Any items that are put on a payment plan are subject to a $30 wire fee for each wire payment, regardless of value.
  • I also accept Western Union payments
  • Credit Card payments may be accepted, please see below for details.
  • Items must be paid for in full prior to shipment.

 

Credit Card Payments:

 

  • Payment is due in U.S. dollars.
  • Prices listed are discounted for cash purchase.  There will be a 4% convenience fee added to credit card purchases.
  • Some items may not be available for credit card purchase, depending upon the country and circumstances please ask.
  • There is a 5% restocking fee on all returns & refunds if purchased by credit card, regardless of reason for return.
  • Items must be paid for in full prior to shipment.
  • Credit Card purchases will only be shipped via signed delivery with tracking using USPS Express Mail or Federal Express. 

 

 

 

Shipping

 

Shipping Within the United States

 

  • I will ship domestically in the U.S. via USPS using Priority Mail or Express Mail for items under $2000. Higher value items are shipped only via Federal Express for insurance reasons. 
  • All shipping costs and insurance are in addition to the cost of sale and are mandatory.
  • All items are sent fully insured within the United States and may require signature upon delivery.
  • Any damage to the items during shipment via the USPS is payable to the buyer by the carrier.
  • Items are generally shipped within one to three business days of receipt of payment.  You will be notified by email when your item is shipped and given a tracking number if applicable.

 

International Shipping outside the United States

 

  • For overseas shipping the buyer assumes all responsibility and liability for the package once it has been shipped from my location.  This is due to insurance limitations on shipping packages out of the U.S. and the various laws considering duty, customs fees and seizures of banned items in certain countries. 
  • I ship via FedEx, which I find to be fast and safe, and can provide you an estimate on this cost.  Other options are available, depending on value and payment method.
  • Shipments paid for by credit card must be shipped via a signed delivery service such as FedEx, to prove delivery.  No exceptions. 
  • Buyers are liable for any customs or duty fees.
  • Shipments to countries that ban Third Reich items are at the buyers risk and the buyer is liable if the package is seized by customs.

 

 

 

Returns

 

Returns on Original Items

 

  • There is a seven calendar day examination period upon receipt of the item.
  • After the examination period expires all sales become final.
  • If satisfied with the purchase, a buyer may also inform me that the sale is final prior to the expiration of the five day period.
  • Items may be returned during this examination period, for a full refund less all shipping costs and restocking fees (if applicable) if you are not satisfied with your purchase provided that the item is returned in exact, un-altered and un-damaged condition.  Any items that are found to have been switched for a similar item or damaged or altered in any fashion (including cleaning, polishing or disassembly) will be returned to the buyer and the sale will be considered final.
  • Notice to return items must be made by email, prior to the expiration of the seven day examination period. The item must then be returned within seven days of providing notice to return.
  • The majority of original items for sale on this site are consignment.  At the end of the examination period sales are considered final and the consignor is paid off.  Your acceptance of these terms is acknowledged when you place an order.
  • Buyer pays for all shipping and insurance costs for both the initial shipment and any returns.  Refunded balance, less all shipping/insurance costs, deposits or re-stocking fees will be mailed within five days of receipt of returned item provided it meets all conditions of the return.
  • Credit Card purchases will be refunded less a restocking fee of 5%.

 

 

Returns on Replica or Reproduction Items

 

  • All sales of replicas are final.  Items sold as replicas or reproductions are sold ‘as is’ with no examination or return policy.

 

 

 

 

Holds/Layways/Deposits

 

A quick note about layaways and payment plans;

Over the years as prices have increased and purchasing some items can be a challenge for the collector to pay for in one lump sum, the dealer community has adjusted and allowed their customers to purchase items on payment plans.  This has always been a “good faith” effort on the dealer’s part to help the collector purchase an item.  Unfortunately as the number of payment plans and layaways have exponentially increased, so too have the issues of collectors breaching the agreement and not paying on-time after dealers have essentially provided an interest free loan.  Where this creates problems with my business is with the consignors, as they expect to be paid off within the time frame agreed upon.  The consignors are the foundation of the nice merchandise that I’m able to uncover and offer for sale, so keeping payment promises to them is vital….not to mention expected. 

 

If you need a payment plan I will work with you and do everything possible to arrange something that will work for all of us.  I do, however, have strict requirements in following the agreed upon timeframe for this so please read carefully my terms below.  If you think you are going to have a problem making the payment as agreed, I do accept credit cards in which case you can pay off the credit card company at your leisure.

 

 

Layaways/Payment Plans/Deposits

 

  • Layaways and payment plans are often available, depending on the item, and what the individual consignor will agree to.  If you are interested in a layaway, please ask and we can discuss what can be worked out.  Please read my standard layaway terms listed below.
  • Layaways are not subject to negotiation of price!  At times my consignors will negotiate if it is a single payment purchase.
  • A deposit will be required, dependent upon the items value and what is agreed upon, but generally 25% - 30% of the sale price will be required or expected.  In some cases trade merchandise may be accepted as deposit.
  • Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE if the buyer fails to complete the transaction within the terms and time frame agreed.
  • RESTOCKING FEES: Any items returned, for any reason, after being paid for via a layaway or payment plan will be subject to a 10% restocking fee.  This covers the loss of other potential sales while the item was withdrawn from the market.  Refunds of the remaining balance, less the restocking fee, are subject to the terms outlined below in “Returns on Original Items”.
  • I do take credit cards and can set up the card to automatically be charged on specific dates so that the payments are made on time for you.
  • If you have multiple items on a payment plan, nothing will be shipped until all items are paid for.  Each item will need a deposit to hold.

 

Holding/Reserving Items

 

  • If I know you or we’ve done business before, I will hold an item for one week pending either the full payment or a deposit to hold the item. 
  • A minimum deposit of 25% of the value of the item will be required to put a piece on hold, unless other arrangements have been agreed to.
  • Hold deposits are non-refundable if you change your mind and decide not to buy the piece or fail to make the remaining payments within the agreed upon time.

 

Standard Payment Plan

 

Typically I will agree to a payment plan for most items over $500 and have standard terms for this, which are as follows;

 

    1. 90 day term from deposit to final payoff, in which I am providing you with interest free financing.
    2. Deposit of 25% of the items value is due within 7 days of agreement to hold item, which is non-refundable if buyer does not complete the purchase as agreed
    3. Any unpaid balances remaining after 90 days will be charged a 10% late fee on the balance each month thereafter, as at that point the good will and freebies are over and I have become your finance company. 
    4. I also do not take returns on items that go beyond the agreed upon payment plan.
    5. If the final payoff is not received within 180 days, the buyer forfeits the deposit, any late fees charged and a restocking fee of 10% to relist the item for sale.

 

Extended Payment Plan

 

Depending on the item and what my consignor will agree to, at times I will offer extended payment plans on some of the higher value items.  Please contact me to discuss what may be worked out.  Except for the length of term, all of the above other terms will be the same.