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reclaimed-past

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 We carry a large inventory of objects ranging from: Musical Instruments, Vintage Radios, Cocktail Sets, Bollywood, Glassware, Art Pottery, Maps, Postcards, Posters, Photography, Books, Paintings, Sculpture, Carvings, Metalware, Cameras and Furniture. Chances are, we have what you are looking for.

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  • Our Policies
 
 

To make sure your shopping experience is both enjoyable and positive, we have clarified our policies below.
We ask that you familiarize yourself with these policies prior to making a bid/purchase
in order to avoid any conflict that may arise.

Do also keep in mind that we do consider offers and combine shipping costs when applicable.
When submitting an offer, please be respectful for we do consider the cost and value at time of reply.
 
 
 
 
Layaway

 

In tough economic times, we understand the struggles the average person faces for we face them as well.  we provide several options for you.

 

Our "Best Offer" feature included in a majority of our listings is provided as a tool where you can name the price if something is a bit out of reach in our determination of worth.   Not all offers are accepted.
 
Another option is our "Layaway" feature which allows the buyer to purchase the item and make incrimental payments as follows:
Items Priced $150 - $299 requires 50% down and requires full payment to be completed within 30 days
Items Priced $300 - $599 requires 50% down and requires full payment to be completed within 60 days
Items Priced $600 - $999 requires 50% down and requires full payment to be completed within 90 days
Items Priced $1000 or above requires consultation. through e-mail.  Contact us through the listing.
*  failure to complete payment in designated time frame will lead to forfeit of item and 25% of deposits
 
Item Condition and Wear

 

Buyers of antiques know that the character of old items and that they are often exhibited in the unique way it shows its age.  We try to fully describe each piece in an attempt to let you know exactly what you will be receiving. 

 

To further clarify each item, we include detailed and close-up photos that frequently exaggerate wear and tear in a way that is not representative of how the item will appear under typical casual observation in your home or office.  We carefully select each item for quality and value keeping our customer in mind.
 
If further information on an item is needed to help you with your purchase, it is the buyers responsibility to ask all questions prior to purchase and not after.

 

 
Shipping and Handling
 
We only ship to the confirmed address either received through PayPal or that you include with your payment if other methods are used.  It is your responsibility to inform us of any discrepencies or changes in your shipping address. If specific shipping requirements are requested, there may be an additional fee and delay in shipment.   We will not be respomsible for address discrepencies or refusal of delivery.  *  see below for more information about Shipping and Handling charges. 
 

International Shipments

 

Shipping quotes are handled individually for all orders outside the Continental United States.  Import duties, taxes, and charges (typically collected upon delivery or pick-up) are the buyers responsibility and not included in the item price or shipping charges.  Please check with your country’s custom office prior to bidding/buying to determine what these additional costs will be.

 
 
Per    poilicy, PayPal is the only acceptable method of payment for shipments within the Continental United States and International Money Orders accepted for shipments outside.
 
If special circumstances arise, we may make exceptions to our Payment Methods and the following may be used:  Cashiers Check, Money Order and Personal Checks may be used however, we ask that you allow 7 business days for payment to clear prior to shipment of your item. 
 
Feedback
 
Feedback from other buyers is provided as a tool. Please view our feedback for information about us and the experience we provide for our customers.  Please also leave accurate feedback when grading your experience with us.  Items ship in 48 hours as stated in our listings and method is determined on shipping price.   Delivery usually occurs in 7 to 10 business days for Domestic Shipments.  We are not responsible for delays incurred by the Postal Service used and do not expect to be penalized for it.   We have also put together a guide to correct feedback at:  http://stores.ebay.com/reclaimed-past/Feedback-Guide.html
 
 
 
Returns and Refunds

 

Refunds may occur within 30 days from purchase and will not include the cost of shipping.

All refunds are subject for review and will not occur in all cases.

 

In the event that your item is lost or broken and you have elected for insurance, we will work with all authorities to resolve this matter keeping the opinions of both sides in mind. Do keep in mind that an investigation will occur and once we receive confirmation from the shipping service used that a refund will be issued on their behalf, then and only then will a refund/replacement be issued.

 

It is the buyers responsibility to verify which items are covered by insurance and allowed into their perspective country.  We will not be responsible for refusal of such claims and/or items in buyers failure to verify with their local post these specifics. 
 
 

Our primary method of shipping is USPS Parcel Post which requires 7-10 business days for delivery.  Handling time is an additional 2 business days.  All of this information is also available under the "Shipping" tab located within each listing.   Items do not include insurance and/or tracking numbers however, these services are available for an additional fee.  If you require insurance and or a tracking number, please notify us prior to payment so we may send a corrected invoice off to you.

 

Shipping and Handling charges are reflective of delivery and materials used in the secure packaging of your item.  These handling charges are often at or below actual costs.  We do our best to save on these costs by recycling materials and offer combined shipping on multiple items whenever possible.  In the event an items shipping charges have been mis-calculated, we always refund the difference via PayPal subtracting the mentioned handling charges involved.  If you have any questions regarding these charges, please feel free to contact us for clarification and prior to leaving inacurate ratings as part of the feedback process.  Continued abuse of this procedure, will lead to a higher cost to the item.  Help us keep our prices affordable by accurately grading your experienceIf you experienced a problem with your experience, contact us prior to leaving feedback so that we may work towards a positive resolution.

 

INSURANCE

 

e-bay policy: The insurance option creates the perception that buyers need to purchase shipping insurance as a protection on eBay.  Shipping insurance will no longer be included in the purchase as a requirement for buyers.

 

Buyers want to protect themselves against loss should consider insurance on all purchased items.  If you require insurance on your purchase, you must notify us pruior to making any payment.  Items will only be insured for purchase price and never a fraction thereof.  For a list of current insurance fees supplied by USPS, please visit:  http://www.seans4sale.com/USPS_insurance.htm

 

Claims will only be honored in countries which the United States Post Office (USPS) offers insurance to.  USPS will only make insurance available to countries whose mail systems have signed an agreement with them regarding the handling, security and timeliness of the mail.   For example, insurance is not available on packages sent to Abkhazia, Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola (including Cabinda), Bangladesh, Barbados, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cabinda, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chechnia, Congo, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea - Bissau, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Papua/New Guinea, Paraguay, Qatar, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Venezuela, and Yemen. Any location that would be in violation of any U.S. economic or trade sanctions including OFAC Restricted Countries.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What do you mean by "Age" and/or "Wear" within your listing?

Age and wear generally means that the item is not brand new out of the box. There will be some surface wear from use or patina from age. In most cases many photographs of the item are provided so please view these for a more accurate descriptive on condition. All significant chips, cracks and nicks will be noted.

 
Do you accept offers?
The items we sell always include a "Best Offer" option if available. Be advised that when submitting an offer, we set a minimum so please be considerate. When reveiewing offers the price originally paid for the item, current market value, period listed and shipping costs are always considered and not all offers are accepted.
 
Do you ship internationally?
In most cases, yes. Sometimes an item may be too large or heavy for an international shipment. To verify whether an item is available for shipment overseas, please inquire prior to purchase.
 
When will I receive my item?
Items are shipped within 2 business days after payment is received. You will receive an automated e-mail from ebay once your item has been marked shipped informing you of such. We generally ship Parcel Post which requires 7-10 business days for delivery of Domestic addresses. We are not responsible for delays incurred on behalf of the post or customs agency.
 
Does my item include insurance?
No, insurance is available at an additional cost up to the purchase prices as noted at: http://www.seans4sale.com/USPS_insurance.htm
If you prefer to add insurance, please notify us prior to making payment.
 
Do you combine shipments if I purchase multiple items?
Yes, this is available as long as the size and materials of the selected items do not conflict such as glass with metal, etc. We will not cut corners to compromise the safety of items shipped.
 
How long do I have to pay for my purchase?
Payment is expected within 48 hours but if you need a bit longer, please communicate this with you and we can be flexible. e-bay generated a non-payer claim after 7 days of auction end if no payment is made or communication received asking for more time to make payment.
 
Should I leave negative feedback?
No, please always contact us immediately if there is a problem with your purchase. Each case is reviewed and we will always work with you in most cases in which a mistake was made on our behalf. If you are unsure of how to grade your experience, please review our policies and ebay guidelines noted above for further details.
 
Why don't you offer returns?
The buyer is provided with every opportunity to review the product and and ask questions prior to purchase. Some of the responsibility must lie on the shoulders of the purchaser in completing their transaction. We do not get request for returns very often because of this. If there is a mistake in the listing we will definately consider a return.
 
Will you declare a lesser value than what I paid for my item for customs purposes?
No, all items purchase for international shipment will be marked at a value of the price paid for insurance purposes. This way if your item is lost or damaged in transit both the buyer and seller are protected for a return of your purchase price pending an investigation.