BuyfromGroovy

Your vintage department store.

London, Ontario
4,829 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    *** USE OUR COMBINEDITEMDISCOUNT coupon in the coupon code field at check-out for an immediate 20% discount on your full purchase when buying more than one item at the same time ***
(Please note the COMBINEDITEMDISCOUNT coupon cannot be combined with any other sales coupon. The system will always deviate to the highest-value coupon code available for your order.)
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PLEASE NOTE A FEW IMPORTANT THINGS: We CANNOT and DO NOT guarantee that vintage items will be FREE of a smoke or nicotine smell. Prior owners of vintage goods may have been smokers. While all items are washed thoroughly pre-sale and shipment to Customers, wherever washing of the item(s) is possible (noting that some items, such as board games and books, of course, cannot be washed), this smell of nicotine MAY still linger. This smell, if present, will normally fade over time, but please DO! consider this before making a purchase from the shop.

Also, please note that with the current COVID processes still in place, shipments going to the USA from Canada are taking anywhere from an additional eight (8) to ten (10) business days to arrive. This is due to a variety of factors from increased parcel volume, more thorough Customs scrutiny and fewer staff working within both Customs and the post office. Please allow an ADDITIONAL TWO (2) WEEKS for parcels shipping to the USA, ON TOP OF the stated standard shipment timeframes displayed on the listings. For international items - those parcels shipping outside of Canada and the USA - shipments are severely delayed and a normal parcel could take anywhere from forty-five (45) to ninety (90) days to arrive. Please consider these timeframes when deciding to purchase and if you require your item to arrive more quickly, please choose an EXPEDITED SHIPPING option from those shown at check-out. Be safe, be well all. ***
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Step back in time with us. We ARE! your vintage department store. BuyfromGroovy: the one-stop spot for everything vintage (and antique)!

BuyfromGroovy offers ALWAYS FREE! shipping within Canada and to the USA, in addition to multiple purchase discounts offered on almost all items in the shop. In most cases, if you are purchasing more than one item from the shop at the same time, use the Combined Shipping Discount code at check-out to receive a 20% discount on your entire order from us. Coupon code COMBINEDITEMDISCOUNT should be entered into the coupon code field at check-out to apply these savings to your order. *** Please note that the Combined Item Discount is NOT! available during sales as only one coupon may be applied against an order at a time. The system will deviate to the coupon that provides the greatest percentage discount.

We DO! sell and ship to international Customers (which to us, are those Customers wanting delivery outside Canada and the USA), however our free shipping does NOT apply to international orders. The cost of international shipment, with proper packing and tracking numbers, is most times quite costly. For this reason, we ask Customers outside Canada and the USA to message us with their basic location information (city, province or state, country and postal or zip code) so we will be able to provide a guaranteed ship cost to you. The Combined Shipping Discount will still apply to international orders and you will receive 20% off of the total purchase price when buying 2 or more items at the same time from our shop, excluding shipping fees (NO discount will be applied to the shipping paid). Please note that international shipments can take 1-2 months to arrive, depending on the country to which they are being sent.

Also, for items that are not yet old enough to be termed vintage, but may still be discontinued and/or hard to find, DO! check us out on our Etsy Pattern site at www.buyfromgroovy.com

And, of course, you can follow us on:
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/groovy_girl/boards/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buyfromgroovy/
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/buyfromgroovy
Blog: https://www.buyfromgroovy.com/blog

Be sure to add BuyfromGroovy to your favorite shops so you will be automatically updated when new, vintage items (sounds like an oxymoron, but you know what I mean!) are added, or when a promotion begins! And please do, ALWAYS!, review our Seller policies before making a purchase. We have specific policies on vintage and antique board games and a very specific bone china and ironstone rating/grading system that we employ for our pieces. This detailed grading system and definitions of our bone china and ironstone grading system can be found in our Policies Section. We encourage you to review this information so you will know what we mean when we say anything from MINT! to FAIR! condition on our vintage china/ironstone listings!

Ultimately, we want your experience shopping with us to be a positive one. To promote this end, we follow strict WYSIWYG rules! The items you see in the listings are EXACTLY! the items you will be sent - what you see really is what you will get. We believe strongly in our WYSIWYG policy and we NEVER! substitute items. This ensures customers receive what they thought they would receive and hopefully, will enjoy their purchases for many years to come!

Thanks and we wish you happy shopping with Groovy! and Etsy!
xo xo, Groovygirl!

Announcement

Last updated on 05 Jul, 2021

*** USE OUR COMBINEDITEMDISCOUNT coupon in the coupon code field at check-out for an immediate 20% discount on your full purchase when buying more than one item at the same time ***
(Please note the COMBINEDITEMDISCOUNT coupon cannot be combined with any other sales coupon. The system will always deviate to the highest-value coupon code available for your order.)
______________

PLEASE NOTE A FEW IMPORTANT THINGS: We CANNOT and DO NOT guarantee that vintage items will be FREE of a smoke or nicotine smell. Prior owners of vintage goods may have been smokers. While all items are washed thoroughly pre-sale and shipment to Customers, wherever washing of the item(s) is possible (noting that some items, such as board games and books, of course, cannot be washed), this smell of nicotine MAY still linger. This smell, if present, will normally fade over time, but please DO! consider this before making a purchase from the shop.

Also, please note that with the current COVID processes still in place, shipments going to the USA from Canada are taking anywhere from an additional eight (8) to ten (10) business days to arrive. This is due to a variety of factors from increased parcel volume, more thorough Customs scrutiny and fewer staff working within both Customs and the post office. Please allow an ADDITIONAL TWO (2) WEEKS for parcels shipping to the USA, ON TOP OF the stated standard shipment timeframes displayed on the listings. For international items - those parcels shipping outside of Canada and the USA - shipments are severely delayed and a normal parcel could take anywhere from forty-five (45) to ninety (90) days to arrive. Please consider these timeframes when deciding to purchase and if you require your item to arrive more quickly, please choose an EXPEDITED SHIPPING option from those shown at check-out. Be safe, be well all. ***
___________________________________

Step back in time with us. We ARE! your vintage department store. BuyfromGroovy: the one-stop spot for everything vintage (and antique)!

BuyfromGroovy offers ALWAYS FREE! shipping within Canada and to the USA, in addition to multiple purchase discounts offered on almost all items in the shop. In most cases, if you are purchasing more than one item from the shop at the same time, use the Combined Shipping Discount code at check-out to receive a 20% discount on your entire order from us. Coupon code COMBINEDITEMDISCOUNT should be entered into the coupon code field at check-out to apply these savings to your order. *** Please note that the Combined Item Discount is NOT! available during sales as only one coupon may be applied against an order at a time. The system will deviate to the coupon that provides the greatest percentage discount.

We DO! sell and ship to international Customers (which to us, are those Customers wanting delivery outside Canada and the USA), however our free shipping does NOT apply to international orders. The cost of international shipment, with proper packing and tracking numbers, is most times quite costly. For this reason, we ask Customers outside Canada and the USA to message us with their basic location information (city, province or state, country and postal or zip code) so we will be able to provide a guaranteed ship cost to you. The Combined Shipping Discount will still apply to international orders and you will receive 20% off of the total purchase price when buying 2 or more items at the same time from our shop, excluding shipping fees (NO discount will be applied to the shipping paid). Please note that international shipments can take 1-2 months to arrive, depending on the country to which they are being sent.

Also, for items that are not yet old enough to be termed vintage, but may still be discontinued and/or hard to find, DO! check us out on our Etsy Pattern site at www.buyfromgroovy.com

And, of course, you can follow us on:
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/groovy_girl/boards/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buyfromgroovy/
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/buyfromgroovy
Blog: https://www.buyfromgroovy.com/blog

Be sure to add BuyfromGroovy to your favorite shops so you will be automatically updated when new, vintage items (sounds like an oxymoron, but you know what I mean!) are added, or when a promotion begins! And please do, ALWAYS!, review our Seller policies before making a purchase. We have specific policies on vintage and antique board games and a very specific bone china and ironstone rating/grading system that we employ for our pieces. This detailed grading system and definitions of our bone china and ironstone grading system can be found in our Policies Section. We encourage you to review this information so you will know what we mean when we say anything from MINT! to FAIR! condition on our vintage china/ironstone listings!

Ultimately, we want your experience shopping with us to be a positive one. To promote this end, we follow strict WYSIWYG rules! The items you see in the listings are EXACTLY! the items you will be sent - what you see really is what you will get. We believe strongly in our WYSIWYG policy and we NEVER! substitute items. This ensures customers receive what they thought they would receive and hopefully, will enjoy their purchases for many years to come!

Thanks and we wish you happy shopping with Groovy! and Etsy!
xo xo, Groovygirl!

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About BuyfromGroovy

Sales 4,829
On Etsy since 2015

Your Vintage Department Store

Once a writer and graphic designer, I have been an avid collector of antique and vintage items for many years. In the Spring of 2015, I moved parts of my collection and business to the online world with Etsy.

I specialize in the sale of high-quality antique and vintage goods of all kinds: ironstone, stoneware, and fine bone china, fine art and limited-edition prints, vintage barware, vintage and antiquarian books, board games, puzzles, toys and other collectibles. The shop always carries a large selection of British Royalty items typically spanning the reigns of George V to Queen Elizabeth II.

Be sure to also check us out on www.buyfromgroovy.com, our Pattern site, where we list many discontinued and hard-to-find items, not yet old enough to be termed vintage.

You can also see more from Buy from Groovy and follow us on social media:
Website: www.buyfromgroovy.com
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/groovy_girl/boards
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buyfromgroovy/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/buyfromgroovy

As a wise woman once said, and I quote her ... "Collecting is an obsession, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a Fate. Collecting is most definitely not a hobby. Those who do it MUST do it" (Jeanette Winterson, Author). Amen.

PS - Be sure to add BuyfromGroovy to your list of favourite Etsy shops so you will be notified when new, vintage items (sounds like an oxymoron, but you know what I mean!) are added to the store and consider subscribing to our monthly blog at https://www.buyfromgroovy.com/blog.
xo xo,
- Groovygirl

Shop members

  • Groovy Girl

    Owner, Curator, Photographer, Generalist Guru

    When I was a graphic designer and Marketing Manager, many full moons ago, I was the original Groovygirl! Way before the dolls of the same name! Now, Groovy's full-time focus is on her Customers of vintage and antique goods.

  • Carl

    Dispatcher, Guru Of Packing, Shipping, Warehousing

    Packing is an art and Carl has mastered it. With experience garnered from within top transportation and dispatch firms, Carl will ensure your order is packed well so you receive your items in the same condition as when they left our warehouse.

  • The Muffinhead Caesar

    Assistant, Guru Of Totally 2 Cute!

    Muffin, the Yorkie, enjoys his meals much more when served in his Steelite bowls! Muffin recommends Steelite for all Yorkies, worldwide!

Shop policies

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Last updated on 12 Jul, 2020
Frequently asked questions
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT? ARE PURCHASES SUBJECT TO SALES TAXES?

Payment methods: We accept payment via most major credit cards, Paypal and Etsy gift certificates.

Taxes on purchases: All purchases through BuyfromGroovy ARE subject to the addition of applicable taxes. Etsy collects all taxes. For orders shipping outside of Canada, Etsy collects tax at the rate set by the individual State or Country. On domestic (Canadian) orders tax is applied to the order on check-out as indicated by the Canadian Government's tax table.

DO YOU OFFER A LAYAWAY OR PAYMENT PLAN FOR ITEMS I WISH TO PURCHASE?

Currently, Buy from Groovy does NOT offer a layaway plan. However, where an interested Purchaser contacts us to request a HOLD or RESERVE on an item(s), we are most times happy to do so FOR UP TO 48 HOURS. If you require an item or items to be held longer than 48 hours, please message us to request these arrangements. In some cases, we may offer installment invoicing through PayPal, with the item(s) being sent out within five (5) business days FOLLOWING FULL PAYMENT OF ALL PAYPAL INVOICES.

DO YOU ACCEPT RETURNS? DO YOU OFFER EXCHANGES? DO YOU ACCEPT ORDER CANCELLATIONS?

We do NOT! offer exchanges and we do NOT! accept cancellations of orders. We will accept returns of merchandise ONLY! IF WE HAVE ERRED in what was sent, or the item received varies from the description provided on the listing. We ask that Customers bring issues to our attention within FIVE (5) days of confirmed delivery. We believe a further delay in reporting an issue is unacceptable. Where a refund is warranted, meaning we made a mistake on your order, something we try very hard not to do, your refund is typically processed within two (2) BUSINESS days.

VINTAGE BOARD GAME, PUZZLE, VHS TAPE AND LP POLICY.

IN ALL CASES, board games, jigsaw puzzles, LPS and VHS tapes are sold AS IS. With board games, we do our utmost to identify shortcomings or flaws, as such exist. Parts and pieces are inventoried and the status stated IN CAPS at the top of the listing. Games are checked for COMPLETENESS AND COSMETIC APPEARANCE ONLY, NOT! functionality. Board games and puzzles tend to show their age with time and people may wish to return them simply because, once received, they decide they are not "as new", may smell of smoke, or have parts that are worn | operate slowly from prior use. It should be understood being "as new" would rarely be the case for vintage games and puzzles. LPS and VHS tapes are NOT tested and may have scratches | playback issues.

HOW IS THE CONDITION OF TABLEWARE AND CHINA QUANTIFIED?

MINT: NO! chips, nicks, cracks, crazing, fading, marks, stains, or scratches. Usually refers to an UNUSED item such as old store stock.
EXCELLENT: may show MILD! crazing, a fleabite, MINIMAL! fading, or edge wear. Defects will be stated in listing
VERY GOOD: item has NO! cracks, but may have nicks, MINIMAL crazing and or edge loss (where applicable) or fading. Defects will be stated in the listing.
GOOD! or FAIR: may present with ANY OR ALL OF the above issues. Defects will be stated in the listing. Best for use as an extra piece for your service, or as a decorative display item only.
SMELL OF SMOKE: We CANNOT guarantee the prior owner was a non-smoker. Items MAY HAVE A SMELL OF SMOKE.

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE SHIPPING TIMEFRAME? WHAT IS THE AVERAGE DELIVERY TIMEFRAME?

Most items ship out within three (3) to five (5) BUSINESS days. Where there is a variance to this, such as the order of a large dinner service, or an order requiring a lot of time to package, we will provide an updated shipping time frame, where necessary.

Delivery to the USA is typically 7-10 BUSINESS days FOLLOWING the date of shipment. Canadian delivery is typically 3-5 BUSINESS days FOLLOWING shipment date, with the exception of addresses located in more remote areas of Canada such as Northern BC, the Yukon etc. In these remote areas, delivery times can be in the range of 7-10 BUSINESS days.

INTERNATIONAL orders ship within 3-5 BUSINESS days but delivery can vary from 10 to 30 days depending on destination country and ship method.

FREE! CANADA | USA SHIPPING | INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING | COMBINED SHIPPING DETAILS.

All Canada | US shipping charges are INCLUDED in shown prices. A 20% discount is offered on MOST items when purchasing two or more at the same time. Coupon code COMBINEDITEMDISCOUNT entered at check-out applies this credit. SOME ITEMS ARE EXEMPT FROM THE COMBINED SHIPPING DISCOUNT | FREE SHIPPING and this is noted on the affected listings.

We ALWAYS! over-pack items and use high-quality packaging materials. Great time and care is taken with packaging to ensure items are received in the same condition as when they left our warehouse.

International orders do NOT! ship free. If you live outside Canada or the USA and wish to purchase from the shop, please message us your basic address information and we will provide a guaranteed ship cost.

SIZING AND QUANTITY DETAILS.

All sizes are given in feet and inches, unless otherwise indicated and are approximations.

All items are listed individually and the price shown would be for a quantity of ONE (1), unless otherwise stated (i.e., SET of xx, PAIR of xx). Sometimes, BONUS! items are provided and where a BONUS! item is included, it will be referenced in the listing. Photos may show more than one (1) of the same item if more than one (1) is available. This is done to assist buyers, allowing them to see each of the available items to assess their quality and/or appearance given that they may receive any number of the shown items, depending upon the quantity ordered. We provide as many photos, normally, as space permits.

IS LOCAL PICK-UP AVAILABLE? IS THERE A PICK-UP DISCOUNT?

We are happy to make your purchases available for you to pick up from us locally in London, Ontario. In fact, we will provide a 20% refund once items are picked up.

Purchasers complete their purchase online and then drop us a message giving 2 BUSINESS DAYS' notice of their intended pick-up date and 1-hour time window. Thus, we ensure your item(s) are ready for you to collect upon arrival.

ALL purchase transactions are conducted through Etsy check-out meaning there are NO! COD transactions available. This provides the Purchaser with Etsy Buyer Protection as the sale is conducted through Etsy. The 20% pick up refund is issued within TWO (2) BUSINESS DAYS of item(s) pick up through Etsy (NO! refund is provided on the tax paid).

DO YOU HAVE A STORE FRONT WE CAN VISIT?

All BuyfromGroovy sales are conducted online. We do NOT operate a brick-and-mortar storefront and we do NOT offer payment via phone, postal, or email transfer. All payments are made through Etsy online payment processing.