FlasksPlus

www.FlasksPlus.com

Colorado, United States · 2198 Sales

FlasksPlus

www.FlasksPlus.com

Colorado, United States 2198 Sales On Etsy since 2009

4.5 out of 5 stars
(394)
Shop owner

Bob

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Announcement   Welcome to the Combined Web store for Flasks Plus and Chain Reactions. Both web addresses will bring you to this same location. The top few pages of this site are devoted to products promoted and sold by Chain Reactions, while the remaining pages display and sell products produced by Flasks Plus.

I own and run the Flasks Plus side of things, while my wife, Janeen, runs Chain Reactions. We attempted to open and run a second Etsy store for my wife, but she admittedly was not very good or quick about responding to emails, orders, etc. I've been selling online since 1998, and here on Etsy for about a decade. So, it made sense for us to combine our two sites, where I can monitor the sales and inquiries from both sides. That allows my wife to do what she does best: Measure, cut and bind necklace chain.

For those of you who have shopped Flasks Plus for years, one significant change is that we are no longer offering lasering on our flask products. We ran into too many expensive issues with our laser machine, so we just shut it down, at least for now. In the meantime, I simply combined a few of the flask option pages, to make room for us to add a few pages where we can promote my wife's chain and pendant options.

DESCRIPTION OF CHAIN REACTIONS:

This is a very unique business my wife runs, started in Tennessee in 2000 by my father. He got her started with it about 2 years ago, where we started setting up at various area craft shows since then. Beginning in late December of 2014, we added her line of products here in this Etsy store, normally dominated by products created and promoted by Flasks Plus.

Her primary product lines are pure 100% surgical stainless steel necklace chain options, half of which are also plated with 18k gold. These chain options come rolled up on spools with several yards of chain on each one. My wife cuts your chain by the exact inches measurement you purchase/request. She then cuts and binds your chain, before slipping them in a protective plastic baggie for mailing! She also mounts pendants on your chain for you, if you also purchase pendants from her at the same time.

Her secondary product lines are necklace pendant options, which she discounts along side purchases of 20 inches or more of her chain. To receive those discounts, the pendant(s) must be purchased on the same date as the chain.

Feel free to combine your purchases between both stores located here on the same site.

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DESCRIPTION OF FLASKS PLUS:

Basically, I create color coated stainless steel flask products, offered in up to 7 different sizes. They can be used as wedding party gifts, or gifts for birthdays, graduations, or "just because," while matching specific color themes.

I offer in-country customers FREE shipping upgrades with the purchase of more than one regular priced flask, and include a FREE flask funnel with over 99% of what I sell here. See the flask listings for more details on both offers.

As usual, you can order from any of our other flask listings, and request the specific color of your flask(s). As long as you close on the right flask size, you can ask for any of the colors we list in ALL of our flask listings.

RELATED NOTE: You can change the color of ANY of our regular priced flask products!! Our full color lists (Metallic and Non-Metallic options) are now posted in all of our flask listings, for your convenience.

Also, feel free to ask for upgrades such as:
**RUSH Service.............$2.00 per flask - Order is moved to the front of the ling.
**Priority Mail.................Cost varies, depending on flask size, but comes free for in-country orders of 2 or more flask-funnel sets.


NOTE: In-country orders of more than one flask-funnel purchase receive a Priority Mail shipping upgrade, FREE of charge as well!

In-Country Priority Mail Shipping = $4.50 for 18-oz flasks or smaller!
(FREE when purchasing more than one flask at the same time.

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For Buyers Local to us in Greeley, Colorado:

If you're in a position to pick up your purchases when completed, we'll offer discounts off every flask purchase you want to make through our store. Just let us know how many you want, what size flasks you want, and the color(s) you want them made in. We'll set up a personal listing for you to close on. Again, this offer is for local pickup orders only!

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Thanks again, and have a SUPER DAY!

YOUR Flask Is OUR Task!

Announcement
Last updated on Nov 26, 2015

Welcome to the Combined Web store for Flasks Plus and Chain Reactions. Both web addresses will bring you to this same location. The top few pages of this site are devoted to products promoted and sold by Chain Reactions, while the remaining pages display and sell products produced by Flasks Plus.

I own and run the Flasks Plus side of things, while my wife, Janeen, runs Chain Reactions. We attempted to open and run a second Etsy store for my wife, but she admittedly was not very good or quick about responding to emails, orders, etc. I've been selling online since 1998, and here on Etsy for about a decade. So, it made sense for us to combine our two sites, where I can monitor the sales and inquiries from both sides. That allows my wife to do what she does best: Measure, cut and bind necklace chain.

For those of you who have shopped Flasks Plus for years, one significant change is that we are no longer offering lasering on our flask products. We ran into too many expensive issues with our laser machine, so we just shut it down, at least for now. In the meantime, I simply combined a few of the flask option pages, to make room for us to add a few pages where we can promote my wife's chain and pendant options.

DESCRIPTION OF CHAIN REACTIONS:

This is a very unique business my wife runs, started in Tennessee in 2000 by my father. He got her started with it about 2 years ago, where we started setting up at various area craft shows since then. Beginning in late December of 2014, we added her line of products here in this Etsy store, normally dominated by products created and promoted by Flasks Plus.

Her primary product lines are pure 100% surgical stainless steel necklace chain options, half of which are also plated with 18k gold. These chain options come rolled up on spools with several yards of chain on each one. My wife cuts your chain by the exact inches measurement you purchase/request. She then cuts and binds your chain, before slipping them in a protective plastic baggie for mailing! She also mounts pendants on your chain for you, if you also purchase pendants from her at the same time.

Her secondary product lines are necklace pendant options, which she discounts along side purchases of 20 inches or more of her chain. To receive those discounts, the pendant(s) must be purchased on the same date as the chain.

Feel free to combine your purchases between both stores located here on the same site.

**************************************************************************************

DESCRIPTION OF FLASKS PLUS:

Basically, I create color coated stainless steel flask products, offered in up to 7 different sizes. They can be used as wedding party gifts, or gifts for birthdays, graduations, or "just because," while matching specific color themes.

I offer in-country customers FREE shipping upgrades with the purchase of more than one regular priced flask, and include a FREE flask funnel with over 99% of what I sell here. See the flask listings for more details on both offers.

As usual, you can order from any of our other flask listings, and request the specific color of your flask(s). As long as you close on the right flask size, you can ask for any of the colors we list in ALL of our flask listings.

RELATED NOTE: You can change the color of ANY of our regular priced flask products!! Our full color lists (Metallic and Non-Metallic options) are now posted in all of our flask listings, for your convenience.

Also, feel free to ask for upgrades such as:
**RUSH Service.............$2.00 per flask - Order is moved to the front of the ling.
**Priority Mail.................Cost varies, depending on flask size, but comes free for in-country orders of 2 or more flask-funnel sets.


NOTE: In-country orders of more than one flask-funnel purchase receive a Priority Mail shipping upgrade, FREE of charge as well!

In-Country Priority Mail Shipping = $4.50 for 18-oz flasks or smaller!
(FREE when purchasing more than one flask at the same time.

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For Buyers Local to us in Greeley, Colorado:

If you're in a position to pick up your purchases when completed, we'll offer discounts off every flask purchase you want to make through our store. Just let us know how many you want, what size flasks you want, and the color(s) you want them made in. We'll set up a personal listing for you to close on. Again, this offer is for local pickup orders only!

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Thanks again, and have a SUPER DAY!

YOUR Flask Is OUR Task!

Bob

Contact shop owner

Bob

Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(394)
Chevis Stearns

Chevis Stearns on Mar 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The garter is great quality! Sewn together very well and very study. Thick and heavy enough to hold a full flask! Color is beautiful! Great customer service! Definitely recommend these fine folks!

Cory Burrell

Cory Burrell on Feb 28, 2016

3 out of 5 stars

The item was scratched but good delivery and good item

Bob

Bob responded on Mar 6, 2016

Interesting on the scratch.....It wasn't that way when it was inserted in the package, and they never took the time to contact us about exchanging it as a result. This is very unfair to make the first time we know about something out of our control, to show up in a feedback comment. We sincerely wish that all customers take a little time to reach out through the Etsy message board to us, or email us, first, before using a permanent feedback comment to let us know things like this. Thank you to everyone else who would use email or the message system, first.

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About

FlasksPlus Was Created From A Dream! Established and Opened in 1998!

While growing up and watching my father's successful run as an entrepreneur, it has always been a dream of mine to start and run my own business as well. It has been exciting to watch as my family has also gotten involved in various beneficial ways as well. I am the owner and founder of FlasksPlus.com, but my wife continues to do our bookkeeping, while my two sons, aged 15 and 16, help with much of the prep and finishing work.

This little hobby-turned business has been very instrumental in creating job opportunities for our sons, during a time when finding work for kids this age is impossible! Our oldest son has nearly saved enough to buy his first car, completely by himself, while also developing his own antique rifle collection (he's a huge history fan). Our youngest has developed quite an extensive knife collection for himself, adding unique knife after unique knife to what is already an eye-catching assortment. Know that when you purchase through us, that you are helping to support a very American family in Colorado, who all believe very strongly in earning everything we obtain.

My wife and I both still hold down "regular day jobs," to make sure we can still maintain our every day expenses, while still raising our two sons through high school, and into college. Our combined dream is to someday be able to afford to leave our day jobs, and focus entirely on this family venture. Until then, we are a very busy couple, working regular jobs, and raising two teenagers, while maintaining and growing this small family business at the same time.

We purchase our products in bulk quantities we can afford from a distributor/manufacturer out of Texas. Once here, we prep our flasks ourselves, and add color to them, based on what our customers request. Me create approximately 98% of our flask orders from scratch, since our customers can ask for everything from color choice, to custom text and their own images. After making them in the color(s) they request, we then laser them with what our customers want on their flasks. After being lasered, we add 2 layers of clearcoat sealer, which helps to protect the color and lasered areas.

This entire process from start to finish takes anywhere from 2-4 days. During our busier times, it can take from 4-6 business days for us to get an order shipped. Considering these are custom made products that come through the mail, we always hope that our customers do realized that they cannot be created overnight and shipped within a day of being ordered.

If our customers want to know anything more about us and/or our business, we encourage them to write to us. We are always very good about replying to ALL of our emails.

Thank you for reading through this bio!

Take care, and God Bless!

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  • Bob Orr, Jr.

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Owner, Laser Technician, And Marketing Director

    The roots of this family business can be found beginning with my extensive history as a professional in the retail management sector. I then taught Marketing and Business Education at the High School Level for over 12 years.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 31, 2014
Welcome to our shop here on Etsy! We are VERY disgruntled (upset) former EBay Power Sellers, who grew EXTREMELY weery of their escalating auction pricing structure and rules. THEIR rising auction fees caused US to raise the prices on what we sold, which thus financially squeezed our customers excessively! I am a full time Marketing Education teacher at a local high school, and my wife supports what I do with my spare time business.

Due to EBay's growing GREED explained above, my wife and I have broken away from EBay for the most part, and have started up two separate web sites, as well as this shop here on Etsy. Eventually, all 3 locations will be fully stocked with our regular merchandise, as well as that which we wish to clear out of our inventory. In the meantime, feel free to shop any or all three locations, and purchase or inquire about what you would like. We can help arrange safe and secure payments for it all.

What will eventually become our BASE web site is:
www.FlasksPlus.com. At the present time, we don't have the PayPal shopping carts in place, but they should be there shortly. We're also adding more merchandise as we find the time to do so.

Our secondary web site is one where we're using a LIVE chat room as a draw to it. We don't have a more personalized domain name (web address) for it yet, but we'll relay it to all of our customers as soon as we DO. For now, here is the link that will take you there:
http://robertorrjr.tripod.com/freechat/
We have a growing list of nice gift ideas posted on THAT site, all of which can be used for special ocasions, such as wedding party gifts, graduations, birthdays, holidays, and more. Most of the merchandise showing on that site location can be customized, either through embroidery, laser engraving, etc.

As is the case with all three of our locations, feel free to email us directly, when you have any questions, comments or concerns! We are here to help you get what you need! You may email us directly at: RobOrrJr2 [!at] aol.com

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
We tend to be VERY flexible, in terms of our payment policies. We accept PayPal, money order, personal check, and well-concealed cash payments, listed in the order of the most secure options.

PayPal is the most secure form of payment, and we can either accept your detailed payment invoices sent by you through YOUR PayPal account to our email address (RobOrrJr2@aol.com), or WE can create and send a secure itemized invoice through OUR account to your email address. Either way works fine. Using PayPal allows us to ship your goods immediately with our next USPS package pickup, unless there is custom work being requested.

If PayPal is used, please be sure to use your "Confirmed" mailing address on file with PayPal as your shipping address when you submit your payment. If your address comes through marked as, "Unconfirmed," then we will not be able to ship your goods. PayPal's seller protection policy forbids us from shipping to addresses that PayPal does NOT already have on file with our shoppers. Contact us for more information.

Sending money orders is almost as secure as doing so through PayPal. Since money orders is like cash, we can ship your goods as quickly as we do for those who use PayPal.

Sending personal checks is fine as well. However, please realize that we DO hold onto personal checks deposited in OUR bank account for up to 7 business days, to ensure the clearance of your funds, before we can ship your purchase(s).

Sending well-concealed cash is also fine, but not recommended. Every now and then we sell smaller items where customers prefer to slip smaller amounts of money in envelopes, and not worry about writing checks, paying for money orders, etc. IF you do this, please make sure that this cash is VERY well wrapped up inside your envelope, and not visible outside of it. Also, know that we are NOT responsible for such payments being lost, stolen, etc. in transit.
Shipping
For more than 95% of what we ship, we utilize the United States Postal Service (USPS). The two primary options people have for in-country packages are "Parcel Post" and "Priority Mail." Parcel Post is cheaper, but takes longer than Priority Mail in most cases. Priority Mail comes with a 2-3 days in-transit guarantee from USPS, meaning your packages should arrive in within 1-3 days from the day we ship them.

OUR shipping routine tends to be on a rotating every-2-days basis. When our next shipping day falls on a weekend or holiday, we still get our packages shipped, but we do so through a new automated postal center, located within one of our local USPS depots. These are self-serving machines that allow us to ENSURE that our packages are always shipped on our every 2 days rotation for you.

Feel free to email us about our next shipping date, before you purchase anything (RobOrrJr2@aol.com).
Refunds and Exchanges
Under some circumstances, we'll allow for a full and unconditional refund of your items. In other cases, we'll offer exchanges, and reimbursements for return shipping costs. Further, in still more situations, we will offer partial refunds as well.

Full and Unconditional refunds will be offered in situations where (A) we've either sent the wrong merchandise altogether, and/or (B) when we've shipped something that ended up having factory related damages or defects. We will work out THOSE details with customers on a 1-on-1 basis, as those cases arise. In most instances where a full refund is sought, we'll simply ask you to tape up your packages neatly, include a brief now explaining the issue, circle our mailing address, mark it clearly as, "Return To Sender" and drop it in any USPS mail bin.

Exchanges can happen for a wide variety of reasons, where the customer(s) involved wish to have the merchandise they ordered, but simply want it traded out, etc. In cases where it's due to factory defects or damages, we'll also reimburse customers for their shipping costs to return the originally sent items. Customers in THIS situation MUST contact us prior to returning such items, so that they can receive proper return shipping instructions.

Finally, in cases where customers simply change their minds about something, we are willing to take the goods back, but will issue a partial refund upon the return of the items involved, and once we inspect them for new condition, etc. We will deduct the actual shipping costs we paid to send the item(s) to you originally, and issue your refund of the balance. We simply cannot afford to pay 2-way shipping costs for something we shipped as pictured, described, and promised, when people change their minds. A good way to think about this is to ask yourself if a company such as Wal Mart pays its refunding customers the gas money it took to drive to the store and back.
Additional policies and FAQs
Approximately 99% of the merchandise we sell through Etsy, and our two new and developing off-EBay web sites is BRAND new, and normally come with their original tags, boxes, and even UPC labels. Whenever we sell used and/or reconditioned items, we'll clearly state that within the written descriptions of our things.

Our two base web addresses again are:
www.FlasksPlus.com
and
http://robertorrjr.tripod.com/freechat/
The second one as a FREE live chat room on it as well. Feel free to use it at any time to communicate with friends and family, whether you shop with us or not.

Feel free to contact us at any time, and relay any comments, questions, concerns, or suggestions. You can best reach us at:
RobOrrJr2 [!at] aol.com

Thanks again for stopping in, and we hope to hear from you very soon! Take care!