New York, United States · 4 Sales


New York, United States 4 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Anonymous on May 24, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous Color & a wonderful scent as well - Thank you for the excellent service & polish

Anonymous on Apr 9, 2012

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Last updated on February 24, 2012

A handmade craft store specializing in products inspired by fantasy, sci-fi, steampunk, video games, and other geekery.

Chimera's Tale also has a cosmetics line, Red Note Apothecary, that carries music influenced solid perfumes, soaps, and scented nail polish.

I am currently accepting custom orders! See the Additional Information section below for details.

--May your troubles be few, and your tales epic--

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Money Order
  • Check
PayPal is the preferred method of payment at Chimera's Tale. Regardless of the form of payment, orders will not be shipped until said payment clears.

For every form of payment except for checks and money orders, if there is no communication or payment by three (3) days after the order is placed, I will cancel the sale and re-list the item(s). For checks and money orders, if there is no communication or payment by seven (7) days, I will cancel the sale and re-list the item(s).

If you wish to cancel an order before it has been shipped, email sales [!at] chimeras-tale.com or call 828-468-TALE(8253) with your order number. Your cancellation will be processed as soon as possible, and I will notify you when it has been taken care of.

I generally require full payment prior to starting a custom order, unless an arrangement is agreed on beforehand.

CTE collects sales tax on orders being shipped within New York State.

Unfortunately neither Etsy or PayPal is set up to handle how New York does sales tax, as the percent differs from county to county and two people living in different counties can have the same 5-digit zip code. If your order is being shipped to somewhere in NYS, please put the payment type as "Other", and I will send you an adjusted invoice. Please forgive the inconvenience, and I hope this isn't a deterrent from doing business with me!
I generally ship USPS Priority with Confirmation, with insurance available for an extra $3.00 . This takes 5-7 business days on average to arrive at your door if you live in the continental U.S.

Contact sales [!at] chimeras-tale.com for a quote if you want me to ship using a different carrier and/or a faster method.

NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned I will ship to the address that Etsy provides. Make sure to let me know if you want your order sent to another address.

Orders are currently being mailed out on a bi-weekly basis on Tuesdays and Thursdays at or before 11:00AM*.

To be shipped:
Tuesday - Non-custom orders payed between 11:01PM Wed - 11:00PM Mon
Thursday - Non-custom orders payed between 11:01PM Mon - 11:00PM Wed

Any changes to this will be noted both here and as a store announcement, as well as expected delays due to high volume on both my end or at USPS.

I will gladly ship Worldwide! Be forewarned that international orders may take over a month to arrive due to customs. Buyer is responsible for any additional duties & customs charges. Buyers are also responsible for knowing and abiding by any import restrictions to their country from the US.

The time frame for custom orders depend on complexity and current custom order volume. I will give a time estimate before any money is exchanged, and will always try to have your custom order shipped on or before 7 days after the order is payed for.

*All times are Eastern Standard (GMT -5) during winter and Eastern Daylight during summer (GMT -4).
Refunds and Exchanges
I strive for complete customer satisfaction. If you are dissatisfied with your order in any way, do not hesitate to contact me at either support [!at] chimeras-tale.com or call 828-468-TALE(8253) before leaving feedback here on Etsy. Make sure and have your order number handy to guarantee the fastest service possible.

Exchanges and Refunds for products products requested within seven (7) days of receiving the product will be honored, no questions asked and with no restocking fee. The only exception to this is consumables and toiletries, which for hygienic reasons MUST be still sealed to be returnable.

Requests for Exchanges or Refunds outside of the seven days or for used consumables and toiletries will be decided on a case-by-case basis, and a restocking fee of 15% may apply dependent on the condition of the item.

If you feel any product has been misrepresented in the listing's photos or description, please let me know the specifics along with your Exchange/Refund request so I can be as accurate as possible in future listings.

Buyer is responsible for return shipping and must contact the store at support [!at] chimeras-tale.com to receive an RMA number. We will cover the shipping cost of a replacement product if one is desired. If the desired replacement product is more expensive the refund will be the price of the original item minus the difference.

Chimera's Tale is not responsible for returning items lost in transit. It is recommended that the buyer purchase Confirmation and/or Insurance to guarantee the item's safe return for processing.

Some custom orders are nonrefundable. Customized versions of existing products may be returned if they are not so personalized that I cannot resell them, and the conditions on such an item are the same as above.
Additional policies and FAQs
All of the products here at Chimera's Tale are handmade. This means that there may be some slight variation between two of the same item, and that the picture in the listing may not be 100% identical to the product you receive. That being said, I only use photos that I feel are a very accurate representation of the product you will receive. If you are unhappy with the item and/or feel it was grossly misrepresented, I will be more than happy to do a Refund or an Exchange within the normal time frame outlined in the refund policy. If you would like an Exchange, I will be more than happy to send you a photo of the exact item you will be receiving for your approval before shipping it to you.

Products are made in a smoke-free home. I do however have 2 wonderful cats. I keep my supplies boxed up, keep my stuffing in a cat-free room when not in use, prewash my fabric right before construction, and keep finished products in a cat-free room.

The edibles are made in my own kitchen, and as such may not be suitable for those with nut, wheat, soy, or other food allergies. Please take this into account when buying these items for yourself, family, or friends.

If you are interested in a custom order, be it a specific color combination of a product I already make, or something completely different, please contact me either through etsy, or by emailing me at sales [!at] chimeras-tale.com. Custom orders are not available for Red Note Apothecary scented products.

Interested in carrying CTE products at your store? I accept wholesale orders, and if you are located in or near Ithaca or Oswego, NY, consignment is also an option. Contact me at sales [!at] chimeras-tale.com

I welcome any and all feedback, be it good or bad! I strive to constantly improve my shop, and I can't do that without your input.

support [!at] chimeras-tale.com (order issues/refunds/exchanges/feedback)
sales [!at] chimeras-tale.com (wholesale/consignment/custom orders)

Check out my website for more images of my work, and updates on new products: http://www.chimeras-tale.com