We don't have a standard shipping policy per se, but we do have a shipping
promise. We promise to charge you only what it costs us to ship your
order. Also, we promise to smartly pack the order so that it is not
only safe during shipping, but will cost you the least amount of money
possible. If UPS is the cheapest, we will use them. If the Post Office costs
less, we will use them. You can request a certain service if you prefer such as 2nd
We are not here to make a profit on shipping your order. Some
companies like to charge based upon the amount of money that is spent.
That system does not work too well when you buy a $30.00 grinder bit which
is not very heavy and can fit into a small package. Sometimes they
unnecessarily use multiple boxes which costs more. Our shipping
cost is based upon the shipping company's weight chart and oversized packages
chart plus any glass box charges that may apply
for shipping glass. So in order to save you money, we will creatively pack your
order in the least amount of right sized boxes that it will safely fit into
without sacrificing the safety of its contents.
So basically, it all depends on what you buy, where you live, and how you
might prefer the order to be shipped. If requested, we can give you an estimate prior to
charging your credit card. When you place the order over
the internet, put "Please provide with shipping costs before processing"
in the Special Instruction section of the checkout and we will call or email
you with the shipping before we proceed.
Other policies we will follow based on customer requests:
Use the USPS when shipping to Alaska
and Hawaii since it will most
likely be the cheapest and quickest way.
Use the USPS to ship to APO addresses.
Use the USPS Global Priority Mailer when shipping books and patterns to
overseas customers. It is by far the cheapest way to send flat
When you supply us with your email address
in your order, UPS will send the tracking number via email when your order is shipped.
To inquire about accurate shipping
rates for an order, please call us at 1-800-462-1209.
Tips on Estimating Shipping:
To estimate the weight of your order use the guide lines below: Use 1
to 3 pounds for Box & Packing. The larger the order the larger the
box, plus more packing! If the order has both glass and large supplies,
such as lamp bases, the order will be shipped in two cartons to avoid
breakage. Shipping weight is figured on each box.
8x12 glass sheet weighs approximately 1.5 lbs.
12x12 glass sheet weighs approximately 2 lbs.
16x24 glass sheet weighs approximately 5.5 lbs.
Mini Lamp Base + Hardware approximately 1.5 lbs.
Medium Lamp Base + Hardware approximately 2 lbs.
Large Lamp Base + Hardware approximately 3-4 lbs.
Super Star or Gryphette approximately 8 lbs.
Zephyr Ring Saw approximately 18 lbs.
All Star or Studio approximately 12 lbs.
Deluxe Beginners Kit approximately 34 lbs.
Intermediate Beginners Kit approximately 9 lbs.
Basic Beginners Kit approximately 5 lbs.
Glass Box Charges Examples:
These charges are not shipping charges. They are for the extra
packing material that we pack into glass boxes that allow the glass to
ship safely. Only packages that contain glass will get a Glass Box
Small Box Charge: $ 6.00
Holds up to 30 pieces 8"x12" or up to 20 pieces 12"x12" or
a reasonable combination of the two (2) sheet sizes. Keep in mind there is a 10 piece minimum for glass of these sizes.
Medium Box Charge: $ 10.00
Holds up to 10 pieces 12"x15", 12"x14", 12"x24" or
any combination of those sheet sizes.
(UPS charges a minimum 30 lb. dimensional weight, even if the box weighs less, so ordering
at least 8 pieces is most economical) Once loaded, this box typically weighs from 30 to 36 lbs.
Large Box Charge: $ 12.00
Holds up to 10 pieces 15"x24", 16"x20", 16"x24", 18"x20", 20"x24" or any
combination of the three (3) sheet sizes.
(UPS charges a minimum 34 lb. dimensional
weight, even if the box weighs less, so ordering at least 6 or 7 pieces
of glass to fill the box is most economical). Once loaded,
this box typically weighs from 48 to 52 lbs.
Larger Box Charge: $ 20.00
Holds a minimum of 5 sheets and a maximum of 7 sheets.
We CANNOT ship smaller pieces (i.e. 16" x 24", 18" x 24", 15"x12") with
larger sheets of glass. The smaller sheets will break the larger
pieces during shipment. Mixed sized orders will be shipped in separate
boxes and boxing charges will be applied accordingly.
Zinc/Brass/Oak Framing Charges Examples:
All Framing, Brass, Zinc and Rebar come in 6 foot lengths.
At your request, we can cut them in half to save you shipping costs.
3' Cutting & Boxing Charge : $
For 3' brass channel / zinc / re-bar or oak framing
cut in half.
UPS only changes what this box actually weighs. No additional
6' Boxing Charge : $ 6.00
For 6' brass / zinc / copper / re-bar / lead came / or oak framing.
We affix a wooden board to the outside of the
75"x5"x5" box for safe
and sturdy carrying by UPS.
UPS charges an additional $9.00 oversize handling fee, a $3.80
surcharge, then the cost of the weight of the box.
So if you prefer two 3 ft. lengths instead of one 6 ft. length, we can cut
your oak framing/zinc/brass in order to fit into the 3 ft. box above and
save shipping costs.
Do not continue unpacking if order package shows evidence of damage.
Take a picture of the damaged box first. As you unpack the box, please
take pictures of damaged items also. Please save the carton/box and all
packing materials until the claim is resolved. Notify us of the damage
with a list of the damaged items and any pictures. Please scale down
the picture sizes as emails with large attachments might not get delivered. Please do not return
any merchandise to us without first contacting us.
When your package arrives, please open it and verify that
all of the items are present before discarding any packing materials.
Many times small items might be wrapped in paper packing and will look like
packing material. Some items might be enclosed in cardboard for
protection. Missing items reports must be made within a reasonable
amount of time from when the package is delivered. If you have
discarded the the packing materials without checking that each item is
present, we will not be able to replace the item(s).
Any claims against packages or merchandise MUST be made
within 72 hours of customer's receiving their order, and any returns MUST be
made within 30 days from date of purchase.
If for some reason you receive an item you feel is wrong,
please call us immediately. Your order is handled and checked four different
times before it is sent out to you! This helps us keep mistakes to a
minimum, but they sometimes do happen! If a mistake was made, we will pay
shipping both ways.
For a standard return, items returned for reasons other than
defects or our error; all associated shipping fees will be the
responsibility of the buyer, and we require that the merchandise be shipped
and received back to us in the same condition as when we mailed it to you.
The purchase price of the merchandise minus a 15% restocking fee will be
refunded in the manner in which it was originally given.
No returns on: Glass, Books, Patterns, Bevels, Lead Came,
any Used Merchandise/Tools, or Items packed at the factory for safe
shipping, such as kilns and lamp bases. Please contact us for more information on returns.
If you feel there is something wrong with your order, or our website, please
let us know, so we can fix it.
Please contact us regarding any issues or concerns you may
have. We can work together to make sure that you are always happy with your
purchase. We value input from our customers... let us know what you think!
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