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Elizabethtown, Kentucky · 89 Sales

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ClaudiasBargains ... started with a “Just Because I Love You” gift

Our neighbor, a kind, elderly gentleman named George, knocked on our door one day and presented me with an ordinary birdhouse, painted the simplest of blues. With that smile of his he handed it to me and said “I made this for you – just because I love you.”

When my husband, Kenny, got home that evening I showed him the birdhouse and told him what George had said. We both agreed the birdhouse needed to be placed somewhere very special. While Kenny mounted it on a post and dug a hole in our garden, I casually mentioned how cute is would look with some wood birds flying up the post. Kenny stopped what he was doing, turned to me and said – “Make Some.”

Well, I had never used a saw in my life, much less cut out something as detailed as a flying bird. I was over 40 years old for gosh sakes! Don’t people start working with sharp, moving tools at a much younger age? Still …. it sounded interesting. Don’t get me wrong. I wasn’t completely lost. I had other talents. I could draw pretty good. Some other family members besides myself must have gotten this gift from my grandfather who was an architect.

Anyway, I started to hunt down pictures of birds from the internet and my printshop Gallery. Once I found the pictures I liked, I cut them out and traced them onto my board. At this time my husband handed me his jigsaw and told me to have fun. Boy did I! I was cuttin’em like a pro! And then I was paintin’ em like a pro! Then I was mountin’ em on the post like a pro! Then I realized I was hooked.

Soon Kenny and I had enclosed our carport, added electrical outlets, workbenches and tools. A jigsaw, a band saw, a scroll saw, a sander, and more. I made cabinets for our kitchen and bath, tissue box holders, birdhouses, bird feeders – anything that caught my eye. Before long our home became overrun with my creations. My woodshop was moved to the basement – out of the summer heat, and Kenny took over the carport shop.

We have a “Peddlers Mall” not far from us in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. It is an old Walmart building where you can rent a 10 x 12 ft space to sell from. It has over 500 spaces. We rented a space and started selling. Kenny is a flea market, auction, estate sale, kinda guy so he started adding things to our booth to sell. We are up to four booths now - mainly with Kenny at the helm. If you are ever in the area, stop by. Just ask the girls at the desk where Kenny's booths are. They'll tell you. All items are tagged Booth 422.

I decided to go the internet route. At first, I opened an eBay store but soon decided it didn’t give me enough design freedom so I created a Web Store. I still list items on eBay, (claudiasbargains2014) but I like having the web store more. I also opened this shop on Etsy called ClaudiasBargains.

I am trying to find time for my woodshop – I've missed it. I've made a few things lately and have my brain cells working on a lot of ideas! They'll get created soon.

As for dear George, who started all this. He passed away in 2003, a few months before my father. His - just because I love you birdhouse - is still in our garden waiting for the next generation to fly from the nest and leave their mark on the world.

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Last updated on April 15, 2018
Please read the following to learn how ClaudiasBargains got started:
https://www.claudiasbargains.com/about-us.html

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Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Returns are only accepted if item(s) have been grossly misrepresented in the listing. Listing includes description and photographs. Any tampering with any item(s) voids a return. Buyer is responsible for all return shipping and handling cost. Buyers are encouraged to email all questions prior to purchasing
Shipping
COMBINED SHIPPING
We will combine shipping and handling when possible and items are not compromised. Please contact us

SHIPPING CARRIERS
Sometimes due to an item's size and/or weight, or other factors, it is not cost effective to ship the item thru The United States Postal Service. In these situations we may ship thru another, less expensive, carrier. After you have paid for your order using USPS, any shipping overage, less handling, will be refunded to your Etsy account. Please contact us asap after your purchase if this is not acceptable as we may not give notice to this shipping change.

TRACKING
Tracking information will be added in Etsy when available

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
At this time we only ship internationally to Canada. International buyers are responsible for any and all additional fees and taxes associated with shipping their item(s). We will not list the item as a gift.

REVISED SHIPPING FEES - DIMENSIONAL WEIGHT
Sometimes due to an item's size and/or weight, allowances have to be made on how shipping fees are calculated. Should my estimated weight and/or dimensions be higher than the actual shipping and handling fees a refund will be given. On the reverse, if my estimate is on the low side, you will never be asked to pay more than the shipping price shown during the checkout process. Exceptions would be if you ask for a shipping carrier/method not automatically offered thru the Etsy listing. Please be aware I do charge a small handling fee to cover part of my packaging cost. This is not refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
ANTIQUES - VINTAGE - COLLECTIBLES
Due to the nature of antique, vintage and collectibles you will find conditions you will not find with purchased new items. Scratches, scuffs, different colored patina, surface rust and small dents are some blemishes common in older items due to age and use. With paper items you may also see scuffs, small tears or nicks, age tanning, and creasing. We feel these factors add to the charm and character of our older items. Therefore, we may not state every blemish in the listing. Also, most vintage items will be in "as found" condition. As a rule, we do not clean, repair, etc. any item except perhaps wiping off the surface. Please study the photos carefully as they are as much a description of an item as the wording.

ROTARY DIAL TELEPHONES
DSL internet phone service: You will need a add a DSL filter to your phone line. These are readily available at any hardware or phone store.
DIGITAL PHONE SERVICE such as broadband, cable lines (Comcast Xfinity) or VOIP like Magic Jack: You may or may not be able to call out on your phone. Your digital phone service provider will install an ATA (Analog Telephone Adapter) in your home to divert your home phone wiring from the phone company to the digital line. This ATA takes all your phone calls made in your home, converts them to digital, then sends them down the cable. Most of these ATA devices have issues with phones dialing in pulses (rotary). Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't.
Inline converter that captures the pulses from the dial and converts them into tones are available online, but it may be tricky finding the right one. We do not sell them here.
MAGIC JACK has a couple of ways to be used. If you use the Magic Jack through the USB port of your computer, then you will not be able to dial out and your ringer will not work. The ringer on vintage telephones relies on a ringing voltage of around 100 volts, you're not going to get that from your computer's USB port! If you use the 120volt plug in that comes with your kit, then your ringer will work, but you still won't be able to dial out.
OPTIONS:
Since there is NO guarantee that any rotary phone will dial out, the phone can still be used to receive calls, you just can't use it to make calls.
PUSHBUTTON PHONES use tones, not pulses like rotary telephones. Therefore, their functionality should not be effected by modern technology.

All this being said, if a listing for a telephone shows testing results that means the rotary phone was tested BEFORE we switched our phone service to digital and the information in the listing is correct based on old standard landline telephone technology. Still, mainly due to their age, our telephones are offered on an as-is basis with no guarantee how long they will be functional.

ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS
When possible, I check each electrical item before listing the item. Results will be shown in the listing. An untested item means I have no way to test the item for functionality. I cannot guarantee how long any item will be operational or if it will be compatible with your situation. All items are offered on an as-is basis

OFF SITE SALES
Etsy is not the only location we use to sell our products. Frequently, we will list items in our webstore, claudiasbargains, and on Ebay. We also have retail space where we offer our products for sale. Should an item not sell on either of these locations, eBay or Etsy, this does not mean it will automatically be relisted in our webstore, It might be moved to our retail space. Therefore, if you see something you are interested in please do not hesitate to purchase the item. It might not be available online again.

MORE INFO
Actual item received may not be item pictured if I have more than one of the item in all my selling venues

Smoke free environment
Item Weight does not included the shipping box or packaging weight