SHIPPING & HANDLING
Q. WHat is your SHIPPING POLICY?
SIMPLY put, setting up a "General Shipping Policy" within the abilities of my new website options that would please everyone has been ,well, impossible.
Too many variables exist from order to order, as far as price, weight, mass and destination, so THERE IS NO "one size fits all" shipping standard that would be fair to employ across the board. .. at least for ORders $75 and over- as well as all International Orders.
This, of course, is subject to change.
Q. SO what the Dickens does THAT mean? How in Haberdashery am I going to receive my new gear??
You won't. I'm going to skip off to Easter Island with your hard-earned blood-money, and turn it into a multi-functional cloning facility for Dead 19th Century Geniuses/slash/Rodent Sanctuary..living out the rest of my obviously fantastic days in rare-gem-encrusted opulence.....
...OR..(if you like:)..
The S&H Breakdown for DOMESTIC ORDERS (as of 1/17/15, 7:35 pm E.S.T.) is as Follows- which iNCLUDES TRACKING AND INSURANCE.
Category #1: Orders totaling $0 - $49.99 = $7.00 s&h
Category #2: Orders totaling $50 - $89.99 = $13.00 s&h
Category #3: Orders totaling $90.00 - $199.99 = $16.00 s&h
Category #4: Orders totaling $200.00 - $499.99 = $21.00 s&h
Category #5: Orders totaling $500.00 - $699.99 = $25.00 s&h
Category #6: Orders totaling $700.00 - $999.99 = $27.00 s&h
Category #7: Orders totaling $1000.00 - $1499.99 = $32.00 s&h
Category #8: Orders totaling $1500.00 - $1799.99 = $37.00 s&h
Category #9: Orders totaling $1800.00 - $1999.99 = $40.00 s&h
Category #10: Orders totaling $2000.00 - $2999.99 = $50.00 s&h
Category #11: Orders totaling $3000.00 - $3999.99 = $60.00 s&h
Category #12: Orders totaling $4000.00 - $5000.00 = $77.00 s&h
ALL ORDERS to be SHIPPED OUTSIDE the US: ADDitional $20.00 to ABOVE pricing..
Q. Which parcel carrier do you use? Approximately 99.999% of the packages I ship, are sent Priority Flat Rate via the United States Postal Service. Therefore (barring some sort of Natural Disaster or popular Bank Holiday) U.S. orders usually take 2-3 business from date of Shipment, to be Delivered.
International Orders will take longer and are now (as of 2015) all shipped via USPS 1st Class REGISTERED mail (the safest, apparently.. i was using priority mail, but after a few orders never arrived at their destination - i ceased to do this.. WIth registered mail, there iS Tracking.. with INternational Priority mail, there is gross wager).
However, IF YOU WOULD PREFER ANOTHER METHOD OF SHIPPING (ie: Express mail, UPS or Fed-Ex) : Simply include your SPECIFIC request with your PayPal transaction, under "Instructions for Merchant" and provided there are no obstacles that make said request difficult (For instance, I do NOT offer Personalized, Same-Day , International Unicorn-Back Delivery) I will be happy to do my best to accommodate your bidding.
Q. WHAT ABOUT SHIPPING INSURANCE? I Once ordered a Charles Hollander Chess Set online and it never arrived. KonradMacgregor.com didn't insure the bugger and my little sister died because with gasoline costs rising by the nano-second, we couldn't afford her Insulin anymore.
Relax. Tell Sis to help herself to another pixie stick, because the idea of something I spent a lot of time, money and effort creating getting LOST in the mail is probably just as upsetting to me as it is for you to watch your dear sibling slip into a diabetic coma... OKay, perhaps not THAT upsetting. But yeah, I'd be pissed. ANd YOU'd be pissed and EVERYBODY LOSES.
SO.. TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION:
YES! ALL PACKAGES are INSURED -and- TRACKABLE. You're golden.
***That said, I am Not responsible for Packages that are Stolen or Delayed by USPS- Nor Any LOSS via alternative Delivery Services you may Request I employ.***
Q. What happened to All the pretty Dresses you Used to make?
A. I still make them. I just no longer offer them up for purchase . The WHY? 'Tis a long, unfortunate and BORiNg tale.. THAT which i will spare you from ingesting. THe EFFECT, however, is an ultra SHORT story.. It's undeniably too stressful and expensive for me to handle everything by myself and not worth the time and headache.
Q. What about employing an intern or someone to help you?
A. Bringing another human into the equation is ALWAYs MORE stressful. Be that as it mAY,..If you know of any telepathic and reliable chimpanzees with spectacular dress-making skills? - I am LiSTENing.
Q. Do you have any plans for a Menswear line? A. Not at the moment, no.
Q. If I wanted a Custom Laura Flook Suit, Coat or Dress, Would that even be possible? A. Not at this time, I'm afraid. Please accept my apologies for any and all disappointment i may have caused you or your loved ones.
Q. I've got a jar of HUMAN Teeth, belonging to my Grandfather ( punched out of his mouth in the 40s, by a loanshark for Failing to Settle a gambling Debt). What say YOU about a TRADE of Grandpa's teeth for a Set of Cufflinks and a Copy of your Comic Book? I'm certain these Choppers of CHance would FIT in BEAUTIFULLY with your collection of other human remains.
A. While you MAY be correct -and I DO very much appreciate the thought (Believe me, If the barter system was still widely accepted , I'd be a contented crustacean, - but sadly, It doesn't. And I believe my Landlord has a very strict policy about NOT allowing the Exchange of Dental Matter for Lodging. Same goes for other reputable merchants and utility providers, 'round these parts.
Q. Did I mention, 89% of Gramp's teeth are capped in bronze and were once used (while still attached to his jaw) to sever the forty-eight feet of Umbilical Cord anomaly connecting His Wife to My Father - which has been delicately preserved all these years, marinating in a hermetically sealed Goldfish bowl, filled with formaldehyde?
A. No. You didn't. However, it is STILL with Deepest regrets that I CANNOT accept such tempting a trade of lavish splendor.