Ordering, Condition, Abbreviations, Shipping Rates & Returns
Condition & Abbreviations From best to worst: New, As New, F=Fine, NF=Near Fine, VG=Very Good, G=Good, Fair, P=Poor;
Thus F/F or Fine/Fine means a Fine book in a Fine dust jacket.
Wraps=paperback, Large Wraps=Large paperback.
Large format is about 8x10", Oversize=large books or books weighing more than 2 lbs. , Very Oversize are over 4 lbs.
NAP=No Additional Printings listed on the copyright page, i.e. possibly a first edition.
Ex. Lib.= ex.library, I try to list if there are labels, rubber stamps or pockets or whether they have been removed.
BCE=book club edition.
Jacket Priced = the original publisher's price is printed on the jacket & has not been clipped. This indicates thast the book is not a BCE.
IJP=Infantry Journal Press, NIP=Naval Institute Press, MSPC=Military Service Publishing Company, OSB= Old Soldier Books
Payment Methods Accepted I directly accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express by phone (202-333-7308) These will usually be processed through Propay (a division of Wells Fargo Bank). Monday-Saturday 9a-6p, by chance Sundays.
Cards submitted on the secure checkout are processed thru Propay: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover.
Paypal (use the email@example.com address. )
Checks & Money Orders on US banks (must have an ABA code),
US & Foreign Postal Service Money Orders
If you are using PAYPAL for your order, please contact me by e-mail before submitting your order to confirm your shipping costs in advance, especially if the items are oversize or if you are a foreign customer.
U.S. ShippingAll orders mailed in boxes except thin paperbacks. Delivery Confirmation/tracking numbers included on all shipments.
Regular paperbacks (wraps) $4.00
Regular books (to 2 lbs or less when packed)
Media mail $5.00
Oversize books (more than 2 lbs)
Media mail $6.00
Additional regular books $1.00 or $2.00 for oversize.
If you chose to pay over the phone with your master or visa card, please call 202-333-7308 with information after completing the check out. Monday-Saturday 9a-6p, by chance Sundays.
There are a lot of shipping methods on the server: please chose the most appropriate one: If the books(s), turnout be be very heavy or oversize and you have not chosen the appropriate shipping type for your book, you may receive an e mail for additional shipping fees. This also applies to items where insurance is requested that are especially expensive. The amounts for shipping on the server are best estimates and should cover 90% of all orders.
All books are mailed with tracking numbers.
All books may be returned within 7 day of their arrival, if in the same condition as when shipped. Postage will only be refunded if the book is not as described. Please e mail or phone before making a return.
Insurance SHIPMENT AT YOUR RISK IF UNINSURED. Please indicate if you want insurance when you order.
Foreign Customers Best to get a quote on shipping before ordering, use the Shopping Cart which has an e mail function to send me your selection or contact me by e-mail. Remember that you may add several books to the cart before sending the inquiry. I can then provide a range of methods & prices from which you may select.
New customers from SE Asia (India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Philipines etc) using credit cards when paying through Propay will have their orders held three weeks before mailing.
Foreign Shipping PAYPAL or credit card via phone preferred for foreign orders as the secure check out shipping matrix is rather inflexable. I can adjust lower but not higher. At Checkout choose the method you wish to use: Global Priority in box or flat rate envelope, or First Class Air Mail & whether insurance should be added to the Priority options. First Class Mail is not insurable and may not exceed 4 lbs per box. The rates listed on the Check Out should be considered estimates. Every effort will be made to keep the actual shipping fees close to these amounts. If there is a significant divergence between the method you requested & the actual cost, you will receive a follow up e mail to advise you of the difference before the order is charge to your card. If paying through PayPal please wait for confirmation of availability & shipping costs before submitting payment through them.
As of Jan 2013 a 2 lb. book to the UK
by First Class $25.50
by Priority Flat rate envelope $26.00
by Priority Box $48.50
Refunds All items returnable if mailed within 7 days of receipt and in they are in the same condition as when shipped; the purchaser is responsible for all postage unless the item was not as described. Please contact us before making a return. Refunds on returned or canceled orders paid by credit card, will be reduced by the amount of the credit card fee which is not refunded by the processing company (Propay). Orders using Paypal will be for the full amount since Paypal revereses their fees.
Ordering To Order using the shopping cart: 1) Do a search to locate a book you want. 2) Select it & place it in the shopping cart. Continue searching. 3)When done searching, complete the checkout. You will have to register on this site even if you received an e mail announcing a new List & have not previously registered.
You may also order by e mail: best if you include the item number located on the book detail page. Cut & Paste.
Or Call either 202-333-7308.
Ordering from a static page Probably easiest to cut & paste into an e mail or call 202-333-7308. Inventory numbers are the list number & item number separated by a dash (xx-xxx). You can plug this into the search feature to use the shopping cart.