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AVAILABILITY AND CONDITION OF MERCHANDISE, and BEADS & FINDINGS
OVERSEAS INTERNATIONAL ORDERS, TARIFFS, FEES 
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PLACING AN ORDER  SPECIALS, SALES, RAINCHECKS
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UNCLAIMED ORDERS
DISCLAIMERS, UNDERSTANDINGS 

QUANTITY DISCOUNTS


WHOLESALE SALES

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MINIMUM ORDER
RETURNS, REFUNDS, & RE-STOCKING FEES
 

PAYMENT, SECURE ON-LINE TRANSACTIONS, CONDITIONS OF SALE, and CUSTOMER PRIVACY RIGHTS 

-- Updating or Correcting Credit Card Information

PREPAYMENT WITH MONEY ORDER OR CASHIERS CHECK
SALES TAX

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We've designed our Land of Odds Internet Catalog to be useful, informative and fun.  We hope we've succeeded.  And we hope you will let us know how we can make things even better.

All we ask in return is that you abide by the Terms and Understandings listed here, as well as those spelled out and specific to each section of our catalog pages.  Please read through and familiarize yourself with these, because when you visit our site and shop with us, you automatically agree to them.

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(615) 460-7001

Email:  oddsian@landofodds.com

(If you haven't gotten an email response from us within 3 business days, then please email your message again. Our filters are set very tightly because of the prevalence of email viruses. Occasionally legitimate email inadvertantly may get filtered out as well.)



PRICES

The prices listed are retail. Minimum Retail Order is $10.00.  Prices on-line are updated weekly.  Land of Odds is not responsible for typographical errors or technical inaccuracies in this document.  Note that the catalog document is updated frequently as changes and requirements necessitate. Land of Odds reserves the right to change prices without notice.

Wholesale orders receive 35% off our listed retail prices.   There is a minimum wholesale order of $150.00 (total retail price). If the amount of the order submitted is less than $150.00, the order will automatically be handled as a retail order, and subject to discount terms associated with retail orders.

Due to market fluctuation, especially with beads and jewelry, prices are subject to change without notice.  

Quantity discounts and wholesale discounts may be computed using the listed retail prices.

Our Order Department computes the actual discounts after the orders are received. You will not see these discounts computed on your on-line order form.

NOTE: Regular retail and wholesale store discounts do not apply to kits.

 

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QUANTITY DISCOUNTS



QUANTITY DISCOUNT Retail orders which total $75.00-$299.99 are entitled to a 15% discount.   Retail orders which total $300.00 or greater are entitled to a 20% discount.  [Pay close attention to M.U. and quantity discount terms for each item in our BEAD SHOP.]

Prices listed on-line are retail. Our Order Department computes the actual discounts after the orders are received. You will not see these discounts computed on your on-line order form.

Which discounts apply are determined by the amount of the order submitted, not the amount of the order shipped. If an order was submitted totalling $80.00, then it would qualify for the 15% retail discount -- and the customer would still get the 15% discount, even if some items were out of stock, and the amount of the order sent was only $70.00. In this case, the customer would have received a 15% discount on $70.00, which is $10.50.

NOTE: Regular retail and wholesale store discounts do not apply to kits.

 

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WHOLESALE SALES

Land of Odds is a retail store that offers a wholesale discount (35% off listed retail prices) to customers with a valid re-sale or tax number from their state.     Land of Odds is not a wholesale distributor.     If the computed wholesale price works for you, great.   If not, we understand. 

Minimum Wholesale Order is $150.00 (total retail price), or approximately $100.00 (total wholesale price after the 35% discount). If the amount of the order submitted is less than $150.00, the order will automatically be handled as a retail order, and subject to discount terms associated with retail orders.

Whether a wholesale discount applies isdetermined by the amount of the order submitted, not the amount of the order shipped. If a valid wholesale order was submitted totalling $155.00, then it would qualify for the 35% discount -- and the customer would still get the 35% discount, even if some items were out of stock, and the amount of the order sent was only $120.00. In this case, the customer would have received a 35% discount on $120.00, which is $42.00.

To purchase Wholesale, you must complete TWO steps:

FIRST, you need to Register As A Guest Shopper on-line, and include your resale number with your registration. Don't Forget To Click On The SUBMIT button at the bottom of the form!

2.  SECOND, you need to email Land of Odds, requesting that we activate your Wholesale Account.
   Please specify: Your Name, Business Name, Email Address, Phone Number, Resale Number. [Activating your Wholesale Account will take 1 -2 business days.    Once activated, you will not need to repeat these steps.]

The wholesale discount (35%) will be computed by our ORDER DEPARTMENT after the order has been received.    The Wholesale discount will be reflected on the invoice included with your package.

By submitting a valid resale or tax number to activate a wholesale account with Land of Odds, the customer agrees that this indicates that the customer certifies that the merchandise purchased on each order we shall give is purchased for either (a) resale as tangible personal property, or resale of a service subject to tax, or, (b) a component part of an article to be produced for sale by manufacturing, assembling, processing, or refining.

WHOLESALE ORDERS:   Wholesale prices are discounted 35% off our retail prices. You must have a valid state resale or tax number on file, and an activated Wholesale Account with us.

 

NOTE: Regular retail and wholesale store discounts do not apply to kits.

 

ABOUT EXCHANGING LINKS


Land of Odds is always interested in helping you promote your on-line business. We would be happy to exchange website links with you, if you have a website and are interested. Increasing your visibility on-line is one of the major ways to drive business to your website. Depending on the content of your website, we add links to these web-pages at www.landofodds.com:

For bead and jewelry-making artists with existing websites:
www.landofodds.com/store/artistsonweb.htm

For bead and jewelry-making artists without websites, who want to create a web-page showing their work, and a written artist's statement from them:
www.landofodds.com/store/artplace.htm

For other businesses, we have a links directory:
www.landofodds.com/store/webgood.htm
www.landofodds.com/store/webgood2.htm


If you add a link back to us, you might include all or part of this information:

www.landofodds.com <a href="http://www.landofodds.com>LAND OF ODDS</A>

Land of Odds provides bead and jewelry making artists with virtually all their beads, supplies, books and jewelry findings needs, with over 30,000 products. Home of The Ugly Necklace Contest and of All Dolled Up: Beaded Art Doll Competition. Retail/Discounts/Wholesale.


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MINIMUM ORDER



Some products may be ordered in packages of 1 piece; others must be ordered in packages of multiple pieces. The number of items in a package is listed as the "Minimum Unit (M.U.). Unless otherwise stated, the Minimum Unit (M.U.) is 1 (one) piece.  The M.U. is the smallest number of pieces that must be ordered of any one style or code number.    That is, the Minimum Unit is the package size. Products must be ordered in Minimum Units. Thus, if a product has a M.U. of 4 pieces, the customer would order this item in multiples of 4. There is no splitting of Minimum Units.

A minimum total order of $5.00 is required for Retail Orders.    

NOTE:  Shipping costs are expensive.    We assume, when you place an order, that you are familiar with  our   SHIPPING cost policies (see below), and that you have decided that the cost of shipping added to your purchase is something you have consented to.

A $150.00 (total retail price) minimum order is required for wholesale orders.    This is approximately $100.00 (total wholesale price). If the amount of the order submitted is less than $150.00, the order will automatically be handled as a retail order, and subject to discount terms associated with retail orders.

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PLACING AN ORDER



The Land of Odds Shopping Cart is an online shopping tool that allows you to select products from all our shops, alcoves and shelves and place them in an order  form prior to committing to a purchase.  Think of it as a shopping cart in a store.  As you shop, you can fill up the cart and take items out of the cart before submitting your order and payment information.  You may review your order at any time by Clicking the "Land of Odds - Reach Us" button at the bottom of any web catalog page.  To place an item in your shopping cart, just CLICK on the highlighted "ADD TO CART" symbol located next to each product.  When you add a product to the Land of Odds Shopping Cart, the item description and code and its price is entered automatically for you.  All you need to do is enter the quantity of each item you would like.  To change any desired quantities, use the CHANGE or RECALCULATE BUTTON next to the item in your shopping cart.

Our ORDER DEPARTMENT separately computes any retail quantity discounts, wholesale discounts, sales tax, shipping/handling costs, and overseas international tariffs and the like, after you submit your order. You will not see this information on your on-line shopping cart/order form, and the shipping/handling costs presented are an estimate only. You will see this information on the invoice included with your shipped order. When you are ready to send us your order, simply press the "CHECKOUT" button.   If no activity occurs on the Land of Odds Shopping Cart for 12 hours, any selections or activity not already submitted to Land of Odds will be deleted.

Land of Odds On-Line only accepts credit cards for payment.  Credit card information must be given at the time of your order.  Land of Odds accepts American Express, VISA, and MasterCard credit cards.

When you place your order, your credit card company "authorizes" the total amount of the order including the estimated shipping. At the time we ship your order, we adjust this authorized amount for any applied retail or wholesale discounts, any out-of-stock or partial packages shipped, and the actual shipping costs.

Paying by credit card is safe and easy.   For your security, all information entered is encrypted and transmitted securely to your credit card company or bank, ensuring complete privacy of your data. Your credit card company or bank gives us temporary access to your credit card information for purposes of processing your order. We do not collect or store your credit card information in our own systems.

 

 

The On-Line Order Form is the best and fastest way to submit an order. While you may email, telephone or fax your order to us, these methods will slow the fulfillment of the order. When orders are placed with us off-line, a staff person has to replace the order on-line, because the computer generates a lot of information for the staff about fulfilling the order.

If, however, you run into technical problems using the on-line system, feel free to place your order by:

When placing orders off-line, be sure to include:
- exact product code, including any finish or color extensions to that code
- exact number of packages (Minimum Units) you want to order, (Not just the number of items or each product you want to order)

In written orders, please be sure to include your mailing address and daytime telephone number.  A daytime phone number is essential if we have a problem with your order.

 If you want to prepay your order, email us with the list of items you want and your Zip Code.   We'll calculate the shipping costs, and email you a total. TELEPHONE AND FAX ORDERS: Processing of orders placed on-line begins within 1 business day of receipt. There is usually a delay of 2-3 business days before orders phoned or faxed in are begun to be processed. This is because, as computers have taken over many staff functions, a staff person must replace your order on-line before it can be processed.

 

All pertinent discounts, shipping and handling costs, sales tax, overseas tariffs and fees and the like will be computed by our ORDER DEPARTMENT after you have placed your order.  The shopping cart total presented on your screen at the time of the order only gives a grand total of merchandise prices with an Estimate of shipping/handling costs.    If you would like a quote on shipping costs or quantity discounts before placing your order, please email or phone us. We will need your ZIP CODE to calculate actual shipping costs.  

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PAYMENT, SECURE ON-LINE ORDERING, CONDITIONS OF SALE,
and CUSTOMER PRIVACY RIGHTS

PAYMENT:  VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or prepaid money order / cashiers check (made payable to "Land of Odds"), and if an international order, the cashier's check should be payable in US dollars.  Sorry, no personal checks or CODs.  Please do not send cash as prepayment.

 

SECURITY AND PRIVACY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION:  

Land Of Odds is highly sensitive to the privacy interests of consumers and believes that the protection of those interests is one of its most significant responsibilities.  After all, we do business in this cyber-community as well.  Credit Card transactions are secure.  

In acknowledgment of its obligations, Land Of Odds has adopted the following Privacy Policy applicable to information about consumers that it acquires in the course of its business:
1. Acquisition of Information. We do not acquire any more information about consumers than is required by law or is otherwise necessary to provide a high level of service efficiently and securely.
2. Our Employees and Privacy. We train all of our employees about the importance of privacy. We give access to information about consumers only to those employees who require it to perform their jobs.
3. Security Measures. We make access to privacy-sensitive information subject to rigorous procedural and technological controls, consistent with legal requirements and the demands of customer service.
4. Disclosure to Third Parties. We will provide individually-identifiable information about consumers to third parties only if we are compelled to do so by order of a duly-empowered governmental authority, we have the express permission of the consumer, or it is necessary to process transactions and provide our services.
5. Privacy and Our Business Partners. When we make our technology or services available to business partners, we will not share with them any more consumer information than is necessary, and we will make every reasonable effort to assure, by contract or otherwise, that they use our technology and services in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.
Questions. If you have questions about this privacy policy, please send an e-mail to oddsian@landofodds.com.


Credit card transactions to Land of Odds are protected by encryption and other online security programs, and are in conformance with requirements of Visa, MasterCard and American Express.  However, Land of Odds, its owners and employees are not responsible for any breaks in confidentiality of information transferred over the Internet.  The information you submit with any order will only be known to two parties:  you and Land of Odds.  We will not share your personal data with anyone else -- period!  If others want this information, you must give it to them.  Customer credit card information is not stored on-line.

ORDERING ONLINE WITH LAND OF ODDS IS ABSOLUTELY SECURE:

Some people are concerned about the safety of having their credit card number wiz its way over the Internet. Our experience has been that it is as safe via the net as it is in any transaction.

To safeguard your on-line credit card information, Land of Odds utilizes SSL (Secure Socket Layers), the most advanced online ordering security system available.  SSL encrypts all ordering information so that no part of your order -- including your name, address, and credit card number -- can be read in transit by some third party.  SSL works with both Netscape and Internet Explorer browsers.

We do not store or keep your credit card information in our files.

The billing name and address on your order form should match the billing name and address of the credit card you are using.  Credit card orders may be delayed without exact name and address and zip code match, and without CVVS code verification.

Ordering online has never been easier!

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UPDATING OR CORRECTING CREDIT CARD INFORMATION

When you confirm your order, your credit card information is actually sent to your bank, rather than to us. We have some limited access to view parts of your credit card information, but not all of it. This process prevents your credit card information from flying around the internet.

When you either need to Update your credit card information, change it to a different credit card number than you used previously, or correct a typo in your credit card information, you will need to do this as a step in the Checkout Process. We are no longer able to do this for you.

First, bring up your shopping cart. At the top of most of our web-pages, there is a link that either says "VIEW CART" or "SHOPPING CART". Click that on.

Review the items in your shopping cart basket.

At the bottom of the screen is a button that says CHECKOUT. Click this on.

Next Screen: A form to fill out your personal information.

First, check the second button on the top, to indicate that you ALREADY have a profile set up. Even if this is your first order with us, you would have had to have set it up previously, if you now need to change your credit card information.

Fill in your email address and password. Skip the PROMO box. Just below this is a box to check to change or update or correct your credit card information. Check this box.

Fill out the rest of the form. Click the CONTINUE CHECKOUT BUTTON.

The next screen that comes up is the form to fill in your credit card information.

 

The most frequent typos in credit card information are incorrect expiration dates. The next most frequent is a mistyped security code.

 

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PRE-PAYMENT WITH MONEY ORDER OR CASHIERS CHECK


You may pre-pay for an order with a money order or cashier's check. [For international orders, be sure these are made out in US dollars.] We do not normally accept payment with personal checks.

STEPS:
1. First email(oddsian@landofodds.com) us with a list of the items and quantities you want. Also include your ZIP CODE (of the ship-to address), or COUNTRY if international order. [If you require special shipping instructions, include these as well.]

[One suggestion: You can fill in a shopping cart on-line, and copy it and cut and paste it into your email. This would save you some time from typing all the items out.]

When placing orders off-line, be sure to include:
- exact product code, including any finish or color extensions to that code
- exact number of packages (Minimum Units) you want to order, (Not just the number of items or each product you want to order)

In written orders, please be sure to include your mailing address and daytime telephone number.  A daytime phone number is essential if we have a problem with your order.

2. We will compute the shipping charges, and email you back with a total.

3. You then would send us the money order or cashiers check.

4. We begin processing your order after we receive you payment.

If any of the items are out-of-stock, or only partially in-stock, at the time payment is received, we issue you a check in the amount of the difference. This check is sent with your order.



SALES TAX



Retail orders delivered to any address in the State of Tennessee shall be charged the current sales tax rate, as of now, 9.25%.
Beginning July 1, 2007, Tennessee will require that we charge whatever sales tax is in effect in the Tennessee location we ship TO, rather than that in effect in Davidson County where we are shipping FROM.

Retail orders delivered to any address outside the State of Tennessee are not charged Tennessee sales taxes.

No sales tax is necessary if we have a valid state resale tax permit form on file.  See Wholesale

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DELIVERY and SHIPPING/HANDLING

HOW WE OPERATE: When an order is received, we try to fill it completely with items in stock. If everything is in stock, the order will ship the next business day. If items are not in stock, we try to get the items from the distributor. This results in a shipping delay of 3-5 business days, before the order is shipped. You can always tell us, by CLICKING the ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS link during the Checkout Process, that a partial shipment is OK, such as "ship what we have, cancel the rest" or "ship what we have, and ship the remainder when it comes from the distributor."

On the web-screen where you Checkout, there is an email link for you to provide us with ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS for your order. Examples of some of the Additional Instructions people email us:
- I need all the items or none
- I need the items by such and such a date
- Please ship through the US Post Office
- I need to know if a particular item is available
- Let me know if the order will not ship right away
- Please ship what you have in stock, and backorder the rest
- Please ship what you have in stock, and cancel the rest

We try to ship the orders as complete as possible. Unless you email us otherwise, we stick to our procedures outlined above.

SHIPPING/HANDLING:  Because the package-delivery environment has gotten more and more bizarre, and difficult to keep up with, we have been moving to fixed rate shipping costs. These fixed rates are based on average shipping costs within a range of order dollar amounts. They will be closed to, but not exactly as, the actual shipping costs for your particular package. These changes should be complete by Jan, 2010.

In the continental United States, for smaller packages under $17.00, we tend to use the US Postal Service, and for other packages, we tend to use UPS Ground for urban areas and the US Postal Service for rural areas. We use the US Postal Service for shipments to Canada, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands and anywhere outside the United States or Canada, unless otherwise requested.

It is our firm intention to ship every featured item in our shop within 3-5 business days after receipt of an order. For a few items, or at certain times during the year, such as right before Christmas, there may be additional delays, but usually not more than 1 or 2 days.    It would be very unusual, however, if a package was not shipped until 8 or more days after the order was placed.   We do not guarantee the availability of each and every item listed.   We do not backorder items which are not in stock, unless the customer specifically requests us to. Customers should re-order those items at a later date.  We do not issue rain-checks for any "Specials" that are offered from time to time.  

All pertinent discounts, shipping and handling costs, sales tax, overseas tariffs and fees and the like will be computed by our ORDER DEPARTMENT after you have placed your order.  The shopping cart total presented on your screen at the time of the order only gives an estimated grand total of merchandise prices, shipping and sales taxes, if relevant.   It does not show actual shipping charges, nor any discounts for which the order is entitled. After you've placed your order, since your credit card information now goes directly to your bank rather than to us, your bank authorizes the full amount of your order, and we adjust this authorization for all discounts, actual shipping costs and partial or out of stock items.

Our fixed price shipping system will be fully implemented by 1/1/2010. At this point, there will be no adjustments, either up or down, to the shipping charge as shown on your computer screen.

Customers will be charged shipping costs plus standard shipping/handling costs for UPS (or other similar carrier) shipping.  All packages will be insured for their full value.   Customers may request 2nd day air or overnight services as well.  These costs will be added to the Total Order Amount, and, as can be expected, will be higher than regular ground service.  

Customers may request shipment by other carriers, including the US Postal Service (First Class, Priority or Express Mail).      For orders requested by the customer to be sent through the US Postal Service First Class, the customer assumes the risk for all lost merchandise.     That is, Land of Odds will not replace this merchandise, should the package be lost, when shipped US Postal Service First Class mail.


REMEMBER: SHIPPING COSTS CAN BE EXPENSIVE!: Shipping costs are determined most by weight, size of package, road and shipping route distance, (not actual as the crow flies mileage), shipped from Nashville, Tennessee, whether the destination is a residence or business, and whether the destination is in a rural or an urban area.  The more weight, the higher the cost.  The more unusual the size of package, especially relative to the weight of the items shipped, the higher the cost.  The further away, the higher the cost.  The more rural an area, the higher the cost.   Our products vary widely in weight from a 30-gram strand of $250.00 beads to a 30-pound $250.00 sculpture.  Our shipping distances vary from next door to 300 miles to 3,000 miles and more.  Our ORDER CENTER will determine the correct shipping/handling charges and add these to your total order.  Shipping/handling charges will be charged to your credit card.  



To give you a feel for what typical shipping costs are in the continental United States, (these are guestimates only):

TYPICAL CONTINENTAL USA SHIPPING/HANDLING CHARGES ESTIMATES

ORDER TOTAL

TYPICAL SHIPPING/HANDLING CHARGES FOR AN URBAN LOCATION

TYPICAL SHIPPING/HANDLING CHARGES FOR A RURAL LOCATION 
  UPS US POSTAL SERVICE UPS US POSTAL SERVICE

up to 1 pound

1-2 pounds

 

$9.03 - $13.70

$13.00 - $15.00

 

$ 4.75 - $10.52

$10.00 - $18.00

$10.20-$15.60

$14.00 - $18.00

$4.75 - $10.52

$10.00 - $18.00



NOTE: In 2006, as gas prices continue to skyrocket, UPS as well as the US Postal Service, have been inching their rates up as well. They may work from a base rate, but they tighten the scale at which an additional gram triggers the next shipping price, they change the distances that triggers the next shipping price, they change the size of the box allowed which triggers the next shipping price, they change the charges for add-ons such as delivery confirmation, insurance, and the like. In 2007, and again in 2008, and once again in 2009, UPS and FEDEX raised their rates up 4.9-6.9%. The Postal Service also has subtle ways to raise rates, between their bi-annual rate increases. For example, they've been shrinking the size of the box allowed, before the next rate level kicks in. May 14, 2007, and again, in 2009, the USPS raised rates and fees considerably, particularly for international shipments. The USPS also tightened the gram rate levels which trigger the next higher rate, and the box sizes, which trigger the next higher rates. They very narrowly restricted what they consider "standard" sizes, which get charged their posted rates. USPS now uses 13 ounces as the weight of a pound.

Example:  Shipping to Shelbyville, TN (about 50 miles from Nashville, but considered rural) is almost as expensive as shipping to Portland, Oregon, considered urban -- both about $14.20 for up to the first pound. Shipping to Nolensville, Tennessee, which actually shares a boundary (but obviously the wrong boundary) with Nashville, is also charged the UPS rural rate of $15.20.

The furthest "continental US shipping distance" from Nashville, TN is anywhere in Nevada, eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, Idaho.

A 1-pound package, shipped via the US Postal Service air mail to Europe, typically costs $36.00.

Shipping to Canada: For smaller orders, we ship US Postal Service First Class at $6.75-8.57. For larger orders, we ship Global Priority Mail which starts at $22.70.

If you would like us to compute estimated shipping costs
for a proposed order, email or phone us,
and we will get you the estimated costs.
We will need a list of items you want,
as well as your ZIP CODE in order to calculate the shipping costs.



If you would like an item shipped to an address different than your billing address, please indicate this when you place your order.

UPS will not ship to a PO Box Number, only an exact street address. If you want us to ship to a PO Box Number, we can send it through the US Postal Service Priority Mail. This may delay shipment of your order by 2-3 days, because we don't go to the Post Office every day.

Our "Estimated Shipping Costs" that are shown on-line represent these categories of international shipping:
STANDARD - International Priority Mail (postal service)
2-DAY - International Express Mail (postal service)
1-DAY - UPS Worldwide Express (UPS)

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OVERSEAS INTERNATIONAL ORDERS, TARIFFS, FEES

International Orders.  Additional shipping charges and applicable tariffs and duties apply to all orders shipped outside of the United States.  Shipping and handling charges will be charged to your credit card.  You will be responsible for any tariffs and duties.  Land of Odds will not charge your credit card for tariffs and duties.  NOTE: Shipping charges for overseas delivery can be very steep.  If you would like an estimate of shipping charges, please e-mail us.

International orders typically are shipped via US Post Office, using either Global Priority Mail or Global Express Mail, depending on the weight and value of the package.

Land of Odds primarily accepts payment for orders by credit card.  However, international customers may pre-pay their orders with a valid cashiers check from their local bank made out in US Dollars.

All pertinent discounts, shipping and handling costs, sales tax, fees and the like will be computed by our ORDER DEPARTMENT after you have placed your order.  The shopping cart total presented on your screen at the time of the order only gives an estimated grand total of merchandise prices plus shipping and sales taxes.

NOTE:  It is the customer's responsibility to be familiar with import restrictions on any types of merchandise.  It is also the customer's responsibility to be familiar with any USA export restrictions of merchandise to their country.

We do not ship materials which are labeled hazardous, such as polishers and cleaners, outside the United States.

We do NOT ship Finished Jewelry Items or any 14KT Gold Items overseas.

Because of our experiences with wide-spread fraud in international orders, we reserve the right to refuse to ship orders to particular countries.     These include, but are not limited to:
Indonesia
Rumania
Bulgaria
Ukraine
Moldavia
Nigeria
Most countries in Africa

Shipping a 1 pound or less package, with a value of $75.00 or less, to most countries using Global Priority Mail, costs $27.00-$30.00. As the weight and value increase, shipping typically runs between $40.00 and $66.00.

Our "Estimated Shipping Costs" that are shown on-line represent these categories of international shipping:
STANDARD - International Priority Mail (postal service)
2-DAY - International Express Mail (postal service)
1-DAY - UPS Worldwide Express (UPS)

To convert inches to millimeters or grams to ounces, you can use our conversion tables.

UNIVERSAL CURRENCY CONVERTER

Figure the US price in your country's dollars!  

This interactive calculator is a breeze to use.  Type in the amount in one currency, click to select another currency, then click once more to convert the amount (based on closing rates from the previous trading day).

http://www.xe.net/currency


On-Line Language Translators
http://www.lingo24.com/free-translation-online.html
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Translation Articles http://www.appliedlanguage.com/translation_articles.shtml


 

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SUPPLY, AVAILABILITY and CONDITION OF MERCHANDISE,
and BEADS & FINDINGS

Land of Odds makes every effort to fill each order to completion, and to keep its catalog listings current. The availability of some items will vary.  

The supply and availability of beads is very variable.  Please make note of this when you are planning any project!  Also MAKE NOTE and REALIZE that the exact color and size of many beads also varies, sometimes considerably, from production lot to production lot.  Just because you ordered 100 navy blue oval beads in June, don't assume that when you re-order, that the navy blue color will be exact, or the size will be exact.  Also, don't assume that the same color will still be available when you order next -- even with a basic color like 'black".  Also in your planning, assume that the variability of size/color/shape in any lot of hand-crafted beads will also have considerable variability.   Don't hesitate, when planning a project, or ordering from us, to ask us questions about supply and availability of beads.  We'll do our best to find answers and options for you.  This may mean having to modify your design plans somewhat, or for us to find an alternative, though sometimes higher cost, supplier.  It may also mean buying your key beads or other parts and findings in larger quantities.  At Land of Odds, we are all too familiar with the trials, tribulations and joys of jewelry design.  We'll work closely with you.

If you are ordering SEVERAL ITEMS WHICH YOU MUST HAVE "ALL OR NONE", then please email or notify us of this fact when you place your order. If you are trying to spell a particular word with letter beads, please let us know. Normally, we ship what is available, and out-of-stock the rest. We do NOT typically call or email about what is unavailable, unless specifically requested to do so.

We cannot be responsible for the color of dyed stones and beads.

Much of the dyed, galvanized or metalized finishes on glass beads wear off.     If you use these beads for a project, use a fixative spray, like Krylon.   You spray the piece when it is finished.    You can purchase Krylon in a local art store or or craft store or hardware store.

Listed weights and sizes for cast jewelry and beads pieces are approximate.

Listed sizes for hand-made items, such as lampwork beads or bali sterling or vermeil beads and findings, are approximate.

Please be aware that the colors of images you see on your screen may differ from the true colors of any item offered for sale.  We do our best to see that there is as little distortion from the true colors as possible, but different browsers and different computer graphics hard- and soft-ware do many different things with colors.  Even when switching between Netscape, Internet Explorer and AOL, some colors will vary considerably, some will vary a little, and others won't vary at all.

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BACKORDERS



We would like to fill your orders completely, but it is not always possible to keep every item in stock all the time.    When an item is out of stock, we mark that as " O/S " on your order invoice, and adjust the charge on your invoice for this accordingly.    We also do not automatically backorder it for you.    If an item is marked out of stock, please re-order it with your next order.

If you ask us to keep something on backorder, we will.    All backorders are automatically cancelled if they total less than $50.00, or if they are more than 30-days old .

We ship backorders the most efficient way possible. Regular shipping charges are added to backorders.   You are not charged for any backorder until the merchandise is actually shipped.

How long does it take to get a backordered item back in stock? This depends on the type of merchandise. Most beads and related products are made overseas. This means that if something is not currently in stock, it may be many months before it is back in stock. Overseas companies are not as efficient, nor do they operate according to the same incentives, as American firms. To import items from overseas, usually means accumulating a large amount of inventory, to justify the expenses of shipping.
Glass beads, seed beads, delicas -- 3-4 months
Metal beads - 2-4 weeks
Jewelry findings - 2-4 weeks
Sterling Silver Letter Beads - 4-7 days
Leather or other stringing materials - 2 weeks

Sometimes a specific color may be out of stock for over a year. Because of the nature of how glass beads are made, not every color is made all the time. Instead, they are rotated, usually from lightest to darkest, and then back again. For more popular colors, shapes and sizes, it is often not to the bead factory's advantage to meet demand. Outside America, it is very difficult to fire workers. If new workers are put on the job to meet increased demand for a certain item, when that demand slackens, the factory often has to retain the workers. So, when something becomes very popular, it is not unusual for it to be taken out of production.

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UNCLAIMED ORDERS

Unclaimed orders will be charged a 25% restocking fee plus postage/shipping expenses incurred.

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SPECIALS, SALES, RAINCHECKS

Special and sale prices are in effect for a specified time period, or until that time when products are unavailable.  Land of Odds does NOT issue rainchecks for special and sale prices.

 

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RETURNS, REFUNDS, & RE-STOCKING FEES
Please Print This Information For Your Records

RETURNS:  Return Authorization Number required for all returns.  Please call or e-mail us for a RA# before shipping.  All returns must be properly packaged, and have a valid RA# prominently written on outside of the box.   No returns on any product after 30 days!

25% Re-Stocking Fee charged (on value of items before discounts) when:
- Returns of merchandise, the retail listed price value of which is over $75.00
- Returns of any cut cord or chain (that is, a length that is not a full spool)
- Returns of any merchandise, when the original order was placed by phone, email or fax, rather than on-line.
    [Virtually all order errors occur on orders placed by phone, email or fax, thus this policy]
- Returns of items we Special Ordered for customer

- Any Unauthorized Return

 

Customers are responsible for return shipping charges.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed.  You have 30 days to make up your mind.  If you are not delighted with your purchase, simply return it:

  • in "like-new" condition,

  • in its original packaging,

  • with your receipt

  • within 30 days

Where the retail listed price value of the merchandise is less than $75.00, the full merchandise expense will be refunded. Returns of merchandise, the retail listed price value of which is over $75.00, will be subject to a 25% restocking fee.  Shipping and related charges are not refundable.  Refunds are made as a credit to your credit card.

All returns must be authorized and returned freight prepaid.   Unauthorized returns will automatically be charged a 25% restocking fee .

Customer satisfaction is our goal.  If you are not completely satisfied within 30 days of receipt of the merchandise, please tell us why.  We will refund your money, subject to any restocking fee terms, or send you a replacement.

Returns sent without a RETURN AUTHORIZATION number will be subject to a 25% restocking fee.

No Returns will be accepted if sent after 30 days.

SPECIAL ORDERS AND RETURNS:    We do not accept returns on Special Orders.

 

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Copyright and Trademarks

The LAND OF ODDS name, the Land of Odds Web URL Addresses --  WWW.LANDOFODDS.COMWWW.LANDOFODDS.BIZ, WWW.BEDAZZLEDBEADS.COM , the BE DAZZLED BEADS name, and the ODDSIAN name are trademarked by Warren S. Feld.  All other product names mentioned here in are the trademarks of their respective owners.

This Land of Odds Web Catalog has been copyrighted (1997) , and updated each year thereafter, by Warren S. Feld, 718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123, Nashville, TN  37204 U.S.A.   All rights reserved in the USA and other countries.  Any person is hereby authorized to view, copy, print, and distribute this document subject to the following conditions:

  • The document may be used for informational purposes only
  • The document may only be used for non-commercial purposes
  • Any copy of this document or portion thereof must include this copyright notice.  Note that any product, process or technology described in the document may be the subject of other Intellectual Property rights reserved by Land of Odds, Be Dazzled Beads, Warren S. Feld, and are not licensed hereunder.



This document has been developed by Warren S. Feld.  

All jewelry and lampwork designs by Land of Odds, Be Dazzled Beads, Warren S. Feld, or Alfard (James) Jones, or any of its employees, are copyrighted, and may not be reproduced without express and written permission from Land of Odds or its principals.  Nor may these designs be electronically or digitally scanned from the on-line presentation of this catalog.  Any person or company caught violating these copyrights will be prosecuted to the fullest extent under the law.



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LEAD CONTENT IN MERCHANDISE

WE DO NOT SELL TO CHILDREN UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE.


1. The following products are lead free:

· Glass rods used as raw material for production of pressed beads, fire polished beads, pearl beads in all colors with the exception of colors 71000 and 71010

· Seed bead tubes in all uniform colors and all products made of them

· Seed bead striped tubes with red and/or black stripes only and all products made of them

· All coatings, decors and linings applied to seed beads

· All lamp glass rods used as raw material for production of lamp beads

· All metal plating finishes

2. Examples of products containing lead:

· Glass rods in colors 71000 and 71010 (about 3% of PbO – lead monoxide)

· Lamp bead rods with defined coefficient of expansion (36% of PbO)

· Composition glass lamp bead rods (48% of PbO)

· Stripes on seed beads (with the exception of red and/or black stripes – variable amount of PbO)

· All products containing machine cut components (stones, chattons, flat back roses etc.). All products with Swarovski and/or Preciosa stones.

· Metal cast jewelry

· All strass (soft soldered) jewelry and components

These are only examples of products containing led. Unless the product is explicitly listed in Part 1 it must be assumed it contains lead.

NOTE: When a product is labeled "LEAD FREE", this does not mean it is free of lead. This means that the amount of lead leaching out of a product is less than the standard set by California.

PROPOSITION 65 WARNING:

Attention California Residents

Consuming foods or beverages that have been kept or served in crystal leaded products or handling products made of leaded crystal will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

 

 

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Disclaimers and Understandings Clauses

WE DO NOT SELL TO CHILDREN UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE. By placing an order online, the customer implicitly agrees that she or he is over the age of 13.

RESTRICTIONS ON YOUR USE OF THE MATERIALS IN OUR SITE

You agree not to re-use material from www.landofodds.com, www.landofodds.biz, or www.bedazzledbeads.com.  In particular, you agree not to copy, distribute, republish, upload, post, or transmit anything unless you get our written consent -- first.

One Exception:  You may download material onto one computer for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you don't delete or change any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices.

IF YOU SUBMIT MATERIAL TO US...

All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information that you communicate to Land of Odds through this site become and remain our property, even it this agreement is later terminated.

This means that...

- We don't have to treat any submission as confidential

- You can't sue us for using the ideas you submit

- If we use them -- or anything like them -- we don't have to pay you or anyone else for them.

We will have exclusive ownership of all present and future rights to submissions of every kind.  We can use them for any purpose, without compensating you or anyone else for them.

When you submit information to us, you acknowledge that you are responsible for any submissions you make -- in other words, you acknowledge that you (and not Land of Odds) has full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality and copyright.



LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Land of Odds will not be liable for any damages or injury that accompany or result from your use of its site.  These include (but are not limited to) damages or injury caused by any...Use of (or inability to use) the site; Use of (or inability to use) any site to which you hyperlink from our site; Failure of performance; Error; Omission; Interruption: Defect; Delay in operation or transmission; Computer Virus; or, Line failure.

But in any event, our liability to you for all losses, damages, injuries, and claims of every kind (whether the damages are claimed under the terms of a contract, or they're claimed to be caused by negligence or other wrongful conduct, or they're claimed under any other legal theory) will not be greater than the amount you paid to access our site.



DISCLAIMER

The materials and products in our site are provided as is.  This means that Land of Odds disclaims all express and implied warranties about the materials  and products in the site.  

This includes (but is not limited to) warranties...

- That the material or product is of any particular level of quality or fit for a particular purpose.

- That the functional elements contained in the materials or products will be uninterrupted or error-free.

- That defects will be corrected

- That our site or the servers that make them available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

- That successful results or outcomes will result from properly following any instructions, directions or recipes contained in the materials or accompanying any product.


We sometimes provide access to other World Wide Web sites from our site.  We do not, however, endorse or approve any products or information offered at sites you reach through our site.  Check the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) address provided in your WWW browser to see if you are still in a Land of Odds operated site, or have moved to another site.



JURISDICTION

Unless otherwise specified, the materials in our site are presented to provide information about Land of Odds and its products and services.

Land of Odds controls and operates its site from the company's headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, in the United States of America.

If you use our site from locations outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws.

Some products from our site may be subject to export controls imposed by the United States, and may not be exported or re-exported into (or to a national or resident of) any country to which the United States has placed an embargo (as of today, these include Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Syria, and Yugoslavia); or, to anyone on the US Treasury Department's Specially Designated Nationals List or the US Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders.

If you download any materials from our Catalog, or place an order with us, you are, in effect, confirming to us that you are not located in, are not under the control of, and are not a national or resident of any country, and that you are not on any such list.

These Terms and Conditions, and the agreement they create, shall be governed by and interpreted according to the laws of the State of Tennessee.  If any provision of this agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, it will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.



TERMINATION OF THIS AGREEMENT AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This agreement is effective until terminated by either party.

Land of Odds may terminate this agreement at any time and without notice to you if, in its sole judgment, you breach any term or condition of this agreement.   In addition, by providing material on our Web Site, we do not in any way promise that the materials will remain available to you.  Land of Odds is entitled to terminate all or part of any of its Web Site at any time, without notice to you.



Land of Odds may modify these Terms and Conditions, and the agreement they create, at any time, simply by updating this posting and without notice to you.

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LAND OF ODDS - BE DAZZLED BEADS -- Jewelry Design Center
      On-line at http://www.landofodds.com
BE DAZZLED -- the physical store at:
      718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123
     Nashville, TN  37204
Phone:  615/292-0610; FAX:  615-460-7001
Email:   oddsian@landofodds.com

(Sorry, we do not have
a printed catalog --
only Land of Odds On-Line)

COPYRIGHT 2008 Warren S. Feld