ChaosGarage's Shop Announcement

80 years old, with a garage stuffed full of miscellanea, large and small. Enjoy browsing, feel free to bargain, ask questions, make comments...and help us find the floor again!

ChaosGarage's Shop Policies


Chaos Garage is so pleased you decided to visit and bravely venture into the dark, dusty interior to discover decades of disorganized detritus.

You may make us an offer (we try to be flexible), ask any question, tell us a story, send us a general have fun browsing and chatting about, vintage...stuff.

And, of course, buying. Please. Take an item away with you, and help us find Uncle Livingston. We're sure he's snoozing in there somewhere.

If Chaos Garage has a philosophy, it would be the excerpt that started the clear-out-and-simplify bandwagon rolling, from The Beauty of Life by William Morris:

"Believe me if we want art to begin at home, as it must, we must clear
our houses of troublesome superfluities that are for ever in our way:
conventional comforts that are no real comforts, and do but make work
for servants and doctors: if you want a golden rule that will fit everybody,
this is it:
"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful,
or believe to be beautiful‘
"And if we apply that rule strictly, we shall in the first place show the
builders and such-like servants of the public what we really want,
we shall create a demand for real art, as the phrase goes; and in the
second place, we shall surely have more money to pay for decent houses."


So far, we accept PayPal only. However, please remember: you do NOT have to sign up with PayPal to make a credit card payment. Always look for the link on the invoice and/or payment page they try to hide, allowing you to continue without creating an account.

ALWAYS feel free to convo if you would like an item reserved for you - we will happily hold it for you for up to 3 days.


Shipping charges are for First Class Mail (packages 13 oz. and under).
If there is no other cost-effective option, we use Parcel Post for larger, heavier items.
However, increasingly postage for Flat Rate Priority Mail is only a little more, and often amazingly LESS than Parcel Post. When this fortunate circumstance occurs, we ship Priority, rather than have your package hauled by snailwagon.

Please convo with any questions about shipping options or methods, to request an exact price for International Shipping, to request expedited shipping and/or handling, special delivery options, estimated delivery time, or any other concern.

Refunds and Exchanges

Buyers always receive a return label and immediate full refund, including shipping, for any defective or non-working item, or any item significantly different from the photos and description to the point you are completely disappointed.

HOWEVER, PLEASE: if the item was damaged in shipment, or the package is damaged so badly you are afraid the item is too, please let us know right away, and if you haven't opened the package, don't until USPS sees it. We will need to file a claim so we can get you a refund or replacement (if possible) ASAP - and USPS is not known for spectacular speed.

Seller Information

Chaos Garage
4809 Clairemont Drive No 212
San Diego, CA 92117
United States
Phone: 619-581-1635

Last Updated May 22, 2012