Payment and Delivery Terms
Currently accepted forms of Payment are as follows.
(1) Bank Transfer, its easy and quick for those people comfortable with online banking. Note that this is now the most commonly used method amongst our Customers
(2) Sterling Cheque. Note that I provide my address on request, it is not on the website for security reasons.
(3) Credit/Debit Card. I can accept this but only at present on a face to face basis, so it is only valid for payment at shows, or for those Customers who choose to collect items from us.
(4) Paypal. From January 2018 European companies are not allowed to add charges for handling payments. This is primarily for Credit/Debit card payments but to avoid any issues I AM NO LONGER TAKING STANDARD PAYPAL PAYMENTS, as Paypal deduct in the order of 4% of any payments made. The exception to this is that I will still accept Paypal 'Friends and Family' as no deductions are made for payments using this method.
(5) Cash. Again this is only valid at shows or for Customers collecting items from me.
Our stock tends to be high value items so I insist on full insurance on items being posted or couriered. See the 'Terms and Conditions' page.
(1) Our preferred option for UK deliveries is Royal Mail Special Delivery with Insurance. This will cover up to £2500 of insurance value. Its expensive over 2Kg in weight but worth it for the peace of mind. It is also a signed for and guaranteed service within the UK, with next day delivery by 1pm (Monday - Friday).
(2) FedEx. We sometimes use this for International exports where price is a consideration (cheaper than DHL), but we can only get insurance on this up to £1000.
(3) DHL. We use this for International deliveries where speed and insurance value are prime considerations. It is a superb service but expensive. I once posted a loco to New Jersey USA on a Wednesday lunchtime, it was delivered to my Customer on Thursday afternoon. We also have an Import account with DHL for overseas Customers who consign stock to us for sale.