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ORDERING

CLASSIC COMPUTER INFORMATION

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Ordering & Terms of Sale

    First of all, a big thank you for deciding to add to your classic computer collection with a purchase from DigitalDinos!  (Goodness knows we need all the sales we can get!  :)

    As you may or may not be aware, you cannot visit the DigitalDinos store because...  Well...  There isn't one.  DigitalDinos only exists on the Internet.  There are no deliveries or personal pick-ups.  All items are shipped from our warehouse (re: basement) to you.

    Unfortunately, DigitalDinos does not support a "shopping cart" method of checkout.  We carry items in such limited, rarified quantities that it just does not make sense to spend the time and money to set one up.  All ordering and sales occur by email with facilities on the Internet.

    Fortunately, ordering from DigitalDinos by email is really very easy!  :)

    We have split the instructions into two parts called "Ordering" and "Terms of Sale."  One thing you must keep in mind is that all the rules in under "Terms of Sale" are in full effect including and especially the one that states that all sales are as-is and final.  There are no refunds, repairs, or support on any products that we sell from manufactures other than DigitalDinos.  (Please see specific details of DigitalDinos branded goods in their own ads on this site for their own support, repair, and return policies.)

    REMEMBER!  Just because these items worked or didn't the last time we checked does not mean that they will or won't work for you when you try them!  (Some of this stuff is really, really old!)

Ordering

Just follow the four easy steps below to place an order with DigitalDinos:

STEP 1:  Determine the item or items you wish to purchase and send the list in an email to the sales department with your name, shipping address, and desired method of shippingThe minimum merchandise order is $5.00.  That's merchandise aside from shipping charges!

STEP 2:  The sales department will send you back an email confirming availability with the total and how to make payment.

STEP 3:  Your items will be held for your payment for 10 business days.  (If you don't pay, you don't get!)

STEP 4:  Once payment has been received, your items will be shipped to you.  All orders ship on Saturday.  (See "Packing, Shipping, and Handling" below.)

See?  We told you it was easy!  :)

Terms of Sale

Unless specifically stated and modified in the ad for the item, all items sold by DigitalDinos have the following terms of sale!  All of these conditions are in addition to DigitalDinos' Legalese, which you should have read already!

Terms of Sale Index

Though you should read all of the terms of sale very carefully, we've created an index for you to use to get to important sections:

Warranties and Refunds
How to Order
Payment
    Methods of Payment Not Accepted
    Accepted Methods of Payment
Packing, Shipping, and Handling
    Packing
    Shipping - General
        Addresses within the United States
        Addresses in Foreign Lands
    Handling
Taxes
  Ohio Residents
  Everybody Else
Contact Info
    Email
    Mailing Address
    Telephone Number
Frequently Asked Questions
    Do you accept credit or debit cards?
    Do you accept PayPal?
    I sent you an email.  Will you ever write back?
    Will you ship to (insert country name)?
    How do I get a refund?
    How long have you been doing this?
    My Order Arrived Damaged
    Besides the cool, classic computer stuff, what else do you sell?
Other Somewhat Important Stuff that Doesn't Fit Neatly Anywhere Else

Warranties and Refunds

Unless countered by wording in the ad for the item, all items offered for sale are "as-is" with no warranties either written or implied and no refunds are given.

This policy is due to the fact that almost all of DigitalDinos' classic computer wares are anywhere between 10 to 25 years old.  Just because the item worked the last time we plugged it to test it before we placed it in our online catalog on this website does not mean that it will work for you when you plug it in.  We urge you to be an informed buyer.  Before you buy:  ask questions, examine the pictures, request more detailed pictures and data, understand what you are getting.

If this make you uncomfortable, please do not purchase anything from us!  There are lots of classic computer merchants out there.  (Well...  Then again...  Maybe not "lots" of them...  And all we can think of don't offer much - if any - warranty or refund policy!)

The one exception to this rule are DigitalDinos created and branded goods.  In the ad, DigitalDinos will offer for some support, repair, and return policies.

If you wish to purchase insurance on the shipment of your item through the United States Postal Service (USPS,) United Parcel Service (UPS,) or FedEx.  Please click here for a discussion on Shipping.

How to Order

Making an order by email with DigitalDinos is remarkably easy to do!

Step 1 - Make a List; Check it Twice

Determine the item or items you wish to purchase, make sure it adds up to at least $5.00, and send the list in an email to the sales department along with the following information:

For clients with a United States delivery address:

1.) What is your name and shipping address?

2.) How would you like your item(s) shipped?

USPS - Either Priority Mail or Parcel Post  (We will default to Priority Mail.)

UPS - Only available for items USPS will not deliver.

FedEx - Only available for items USPS will not deliver.

3.) Would you like your item(s) to be insured during shipment?

For clients without a United States delivery address:

1.) What is your name and shipping address?

2.) How would you like your item shipped?

USPS - Priority Mail (a.k.a. "Airmail.")

UPS - Either Expedited or Express.  (Both are very expensive.)  See "Shipping" below.

3.) Would you like your item(s) to be insured during shipment?

Please note that insurance only covers the value of the item(s), not the cost of shipping.

Step 2 - Email from Our Sales Department

The sales department will send you back an email confirming availability with the total and how to make payment.

Step 3 - Payment from You

Your items will be held for your payment for 10 business days.  Please make payment through one of the methods described and detailed in Payment" below.

Step 4 - Payment Received, Shipping, and Confirmation

When your payment arrives, you will receive email thanking you.  DigitalDinos will deposit your payment.  When your payment clears (See "Payment" below,) your order will be packaged and shipped to you.  (See "Packing, Shipping, and Handling" below.)  All orders sent USPS will ship on Saturday.  All UPS orders will ship Tuesday.  When your order is shipped, you will receive a confirmation email from the Sales department.  When you receive the shipment, you might want to send us an email confirming what you ordered has arrived safely.

See?  We told you it was easy!  :)

If you have problems receiving your item, contact DigitalDinos quickly; DigitalDinos is not required to keep detailed information on sales longer than 90 days after the item ships!

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Payment 

By ordering an item, you are entering into a legally binding agreement that you are obligated to complete at the agreed upon price plus any packaging and shipping fees.  (See "Packing, Shipping, and Handling" below.)

You must pay before we ship.

Payment is only accepted in United States of America currency, also know as "U. S. Dollars" or USD for short.

Payment must be received by us no later than 10 (ten) business days after the final email we exchange working out the payment and shipping arrangements.  If you are going to pay by mail, United States and Canadian customers can use First Class mail for payments.  All other customers must send payments by airmail.  (Sorry, but we recently had to wait 12 weeks for surface mail from Italy.  One bad apple...)

We will check for payments to arrive at the P.O. Box at least twice during the week.

Orders paid by and processed Friday at 5:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time (E.S.T.) are shipped the next day, which would just happen to be Saturday.  :)

Methods of Payment Not Accepted

The following methods of payment are never accepted:  

  • Personal Checks
  • Cash-on-Delivery, a.k.a. C.O.D.
  • Business Checks
  • Wire Transfers
  • Net Over Time

Accepted Methods of Payment

If you live in the USA, you have these methods through which to make payment, please use whichever you prefer:

  • Money Order
  • Cashier's Check
  • PayPal  (Direct cash transfer, electronic check (will take time to clear), debit, or credit card only shipped to a PayPal confirmed address.  Orders totaling $250 and over must be shipped insured with signature confirmation.)

United States Postal Service money orders are accepted as immediate payment in full.  All other money orders and cashiers' checks will have to be deposited and clear the bank before the items are shipped, typically 3 - 5 business days.

Customers outside of the USA can pay by one of the following in US dollars, of course:

  • Money Order endorsed by a U.S. bank.
  • Cashier's Check endorsed by a U.S. bank.
  • International Money Order from your post office.
  • Western Union Money Transfer

For those of you tempted to save on the cost of a money order or cashier's check and send cash through the mail, our advice is, "Don't do it."  You can get your money back if a cashiers' check or money order is lost in the mail.  You will not get your cash back if it gets lost!  If you still feel you need to pay by cash in the mail, only send it Registered Mail with Return Receipt.

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Packing, Shipping, and Handling

All orders are shipped from our location.  We do not deliver or arrange pickup from our location.

There are three extra charges that typically appear in any remote sale like this:  Packing, Shipping, and Handling.  Over the years, almost all of the very few disagreements we have had with clients concern these charges.  So, let's try to nip this potential disagreement right here and now.  (We apologize in advance if the following wording reads mildly tedious, overly detailed, and slightly arrogant.  It sure seems so to us, and we wrote it!  Maybe we've been quibbled to death by a few bad apples..?..)

Packing

Packing is the material - boxes, foam peanuts, wrapping paper, bubble wrap, and so on - used to pack the item in for shipping.  There is a reasonable charge for this.

DigitalDinos keeps some packing materials on hand; and where possible, we will try to pack your orders for two reasons.  First, it saves you money; and, we appreciate this just as much as you do.  Second, any box, foam peanuts, bubble wrap, wrapping paper, and the like we can reuse and recycle to keep out of the local dump is a good thing.  (We love our planet.  It's the only one we have.  Please recycle packing material.)  But remember, nobody on the DigitalDinos staff is a professional packer.  We will use whatever materials we have on hand and there are no guarantees about how sufficient the packing is.

Occasionally, an item must be professionally packaged because we do not have packing material for it.  (This fact will be stated in the item's description.)  Professional packing is always handled by our local UPS or FedEx store.  No exceptions.  (Be aware that most of the large items we have will need to be professionally packed requiring large, expensive boxes and lots of bubble wrap.  Be prepared to pay extra!)

You always have the option of having your item professionally packed by our local UPS Store - at your expense, of course.

Shipping - General

Shipping is the amount the delivery service - United States Postal Service, UPS, Federal Express, and so on - charges DigitalDinos to accept, ship, and deliver the item to you.  Using the shipper's website, we will enter the estimated weight and dimensions of the package and receive a quote from them for shipping to give to you.

There have been significant differences between quoted shipping rates quoted by UPS and FedEx websites and what their stores charge.  Therefore unless you have a UPS or FedEx account, we will only ship UPS or FedEx if the size or fragile nature of the shipment cannot be accommodated through USPS.  In the years since we have made the switch to virtually all of our packages going USPS, we have found that they are just as reliable as UPS and FedEx.

If you have an account with UPS or FedEx and want us to use that account to ship to you, you have to work out those details with us beforehand and at our convenience.

We will check for payments to arrive at the P.O. Box at least twice during the week.  All packing is done every Friday night for shipment during the next week.  On Saturday, all paid orders are shipped.  (Your payment must arrive and clear DigitalDinos' bank's processing by Friday at 5:00 PM E.S.T. to be sent in the current shipping cycle.  Electronic payments clear practically overnight.  All other types of payment will require 3 to 5 business days to clear.)

Shipping for Addresses within the United States and Its Possessions

If you are going to have the item delivered to an address within the US and its possessions, you have the choice of having the item shipped to you via USPS, UPS, or FedEx.

We strongly urge United States clients to purchase shipping insurance for your items.

By default, USPS shipments are sent Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation.  We will only ship Parcel Post with Delivery Confirmation at customer request.  (On average, Priority Mail is 1 to 2 day delivery.  Parcel Post will take between 4 and 12 days, depending on distance.)

USPS Media Mail with Delivery Confirmation is only available if your order is nothing but books, computer-readable media, or both.  (One note of caution; a few clients on the West Coast have aged a full month waiting for Media Mail packages to arrive.  But, on the other hand, it's very inexpensive.)

We will not ship First Class Mail.

SPECIAL NOTE!! Delivery Confirmation is not available for: APO/FPO destinations, U.S. territories, possessions, and freely-associated states in the Domestic Mail Manual G011 (except for Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, to which service is available). The only way you can get DigitalDinos to assist you in tracking a lost package in this specific case is to insure your package!  Service men and women have also aged significantly waiting for APO/FPO packages to arrive.  (There is nothing USPS can do about the wait.)

By the way, if you want to review domestic postal rates and fees, click here to be taken Domestic Postal Rates and Fees (Simplified) from USPS.  Very handy.  Answers a lot of questions.

Shipping for Customers in a Foreign Land

If you are outside of the US and it's possessions, the most economical way to ship is USPS Priority Mail (a.k.a. Airmail.)  You can have the item shipped through UPS, but it always costs more than USPS.

We do not ship First Class mail.

DigitalDinos will not help overseas bidders to track down a lost package that does not have shipping insurance, tracking, or both!  Overseas bidders should also strongly consider shipping insurance and tracking options, if available.  Note that not all of these are possible.  Check with http://www.usps.com/ or http://www.ups.com/ ahead of time.  Know your risks in shipping from the States to you!

The most common question overseas bidders ask is if we will ship to a specific country.  If USPS or UPS delivers there, yes, we will; no problem.  However, verifying the legality of the item or items we are shipping to you is your responsibility.  USPS and UPS requires accurate customs forms that describing the item(s) within the box.  If the item(s) is stopped at the border or sent back to us, you will not receive your shipment and none of your money will be refunded.  (We have a strict, "No Refunds.  No Returns." policy.)

Import duties, fees, taxes, inspection services, are also the responsibility of the customer.

Handling

DigitalDinos never charges a "handling" fee.

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Taxes

Ohio Residents

Ohio residents must pay sales tax on everything except USPS postage.

Everybody Else

You do not have to pay Ohio sales tax.  However, you are responsible for determining the taxes, liens, fees, and so on your country, state, county, city, locality, and so on requires you to pay.

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Contact Info

Our email address is sales@digitaldinos.com.  If you do not hear from us within 72 hours, please refer to other information on the Contact page.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept credit or debit cards?

Only through PayPal and only for USA customers.

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Do you accept PayPal?

Yes, only for USA customers who are shipping to a confirmed address in the USA.  All other PayPal payments are denied.

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I sent you an email.  Will you ever write back?

Check all the normal things first.  Does you email program work?  Does it say the message was sent?  Did the email you sent DigitalDinos have the correct address?  (sales@digitaldinos.com)  Did the email bounce back to you and you forget to resend it?  Are you using a spam filter and have not let the email address above through?

If everything is fine, remember...   DigitalDinos' owner really, honestly doesn't do this for a living.  Emails from DigitalDinos may not turn around especially fast.

So, that having been said, we will try to answer all emails within 3 days - usually sooner.  Has it been three days yet?  If it hasn't, please, sit tight and wait three full days, 72 hours.

If it has been three days and there has been no reply, there is a problem.  Somewhere in the electronic ether your message to us has been lost, bounced, garbled, and destroyed.  Send it again and closely monitor the situation.  If we still have not written back to you three days after the second email call us at 440-709-6072 or send us a post card.  We're probably, desperately trying to do the same thing because we want your items out of our stockroom and into your basement.  :)

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Will you ship to (insert country name)?

If USPS or UPS goes there, yes, we will; no problem.  However, we have no idea if the item(s) we are shipping to you is legal there.  The legalities of the item(s) within your country is your responsibility, not ours.  USPS and UPS will force us fill out customs forms accurately describing the item(s) within the box.  If the item(s) is stopped at the border or sent back to us, you will not get any of your money back from us.

Import duties, fees, taxes, inspection services, and the like are your responsibility as well.

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How do I get a refund?

Unless countered by wording in the item's description, all items offered for sale are "as-is" with no warranties either written or implied with no refunds given.

Please check the description of the item.  It will contain any warranties that may have been offered.  If there was a warranty offered, please contact us at sales@digitaldinos.com.  At our option, we will either:  replace the item, repair the item, refund the item's price and the exact cost of shipping it back to us using our choice of shipping methods, or refuse to take any action.  You must claim a warranty action within three calendar days after the item's arrival.

Should DigitalDinos go out of business, all warranties issued are null and void.

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How long have you been doing this?

We've been trading here and there on the Internet since 1986 when all there were were newsgroups and you had to keep a copy of "Unix in a Nutshell" by your side at all times.  (Ah...  Those were the days...)  On eBay, DigitalDinos' owner has been a member since May 5, 1998 under his personal eBay id, and since October 22, 2001 for DigitalDinos.

DigitalDinos is no "Johnny Come Lately" to this; so, trade with confidence.  :)

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My order arrived damaged.  Now what?

DigitalDinos is not responsible for damage in transport by the carrier.  If you insured your shipment through the carrier of your choice, either USPS or UPS, DigitalDinos has appropriate paper documentation from the carrier to support your claim with them.  DigitalDinos will not assist you in making your claim other than providing you with copies of that documentation.  If you didn't insure your shipment, you have no recourse open to you.

Also, as you'll recall, DigitalDinos is not responsible for packing.  If DigitalDinos packed your item and it was deemed unacceptable, we are not responsible as you had the option to purchase professional packing services at the outset and you were told specifically that no guarantee for our packing exists.  (See the Packing subsection.)  If you purchased professional packing from the UPS or FedEx store, we will provide you with documentation of the purchase made on your behalf and give you the contact information of the store so that you may take up the issue with them.

Besides the cool, classic computer stuff, what else do you sell?

DigitalDinos is an overgrown offshoot of disposing of duplicates and unwanted items in the owner's cool, classic computer collection.  (Funny how lots of businesses get started out of hobbies, huh?)  DigitalDinos is its own business entity here on the web and on eBay.  DigitalDinos operates strictly part-time, 5 to 10 hours per week, more for the owner's pleasure and advancing the hobby than as a serious business interest.  (The owner has a day job. :)  For more cool stuff, check out DigitalDinos' auctions on eBay.

DigitalDinos' owner also has another selling ID on eBay, BasementSale, through which is sold many eclectic, nerdy items from his basement.  It is not a business by any stretch of the imagination.  Feel free to check out BasementSale's auctions on eBay.

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Other Somewhat Important Stuff that Doesn't Fit Neatly Anywhere Else

The User Agreement is in full force.

Ninety (90) calendar days after an order has been shipped, all detailed information outside of an accounting entry in our books is subject to destruction.  Please raise any concerns to DigitalDinos about a transaction much before the end of that 90 day time period.

DigitalDinos will only maintain an accounting entry for tax purposes of a transaction for 7 (seven) years counting from January 1 of that seventh year.

DigitalDinos reserves the right not to do business with anybody without prior notice or justification.  (However, once money has changed hands, a deal is a deal so long as it's legal!)

No suitability for use or fitness to task for any item is expressed or implied.

While care has been taken in entering information, DigitalDinos is not responsible for any errors.

All prices are in United States Dollars (USD) and USDs are what DigitalDinos demand as payment.

These Terms of Sale are updated with no prior notice given and are retroactive at the discretion of DigitalDinos.  You are responsible for keeping up with them.

And - please - for goodness sakes, don't feed the lawyers!  :)

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