RuthsBargains

Incredible values and fabulous deals on vintage!

Sequim, Washington · 225 Sales

RuthsBargains

Incredible values and fabulous deals on vintage!

Sequim, Washington 225 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   PLEASE NOTE: Our office and shipping department are closed until May 23, 2018 for our annual break. Shipment for orders will be resumed on Thursday May 24, 2018. If that is not acceptable, please let us know and we will cancel your order and refund your payment. We can be reached by email or Etsy convo at all times for questions. Thank you for your patience!

Welcome to Ruth's Bargains...Incredible values and fabulous deals on vintage for you and your home.

***Please keep in mind that these vintage items have been worn, used and loved and all are at least 20 years old, and many are much older. Due to age, there may be certain areas of wear or other imperfections that are inherent to vintage items. I will always mention significant damage or wear but please remember that these are not “new” items.***

ABOUT RUTH:
https://www.etsy.com/people/RuthsBargains?ref=owner_profile_leftnav

And our vintage jewelry store:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JewelryDiscoveries

Follow Ruth on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/RuthsBargains

Follow Ruth on Pinterest:
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/antiqueruth/

I ship all items, usually within 1 business day after payment, via USPS mail. All items include shipping insurance purchased separately through my 3rd party insurance underwriter. Any difference in shipping charges over $2 will be refunded.

Is your purchase a gift:
Just let me know in the 'notes to seller' section at check out, and I'll be more than happy to make an appropriate card with your sentiments and leave out the invoice.

Please check out my shop policies before making your purchase:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/RuthsBargains/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

all photos copyright by RuthsBargains

Announcement

Last updated on May 4, 2018

PLEASE NOTE: Our office and shipping department are closed until May 23, 2018 for our annual break. Shipment for orders will be resumed on Thursday May 24, 2018. If that is not acceptable, please let us know and we will cancel your order and refund your payment. We can be reached by email or Etsy convo at all times for questions. Thank you for your patience!

Welcome to Ruth's Bargains...Incredible values and fabulous deals on vintage for you and your home.

***Please keep in mind that these vintage items have been worn, used and loved and all are at least 20 years old, and many are much older. Due to age, there may be certain areas of wear or other imperfections that are inherent to vintage items. I will always mention significant damage or wear but please remember that these are not “new” items.***

ABOUT RUTH:
https://www.etsy.com/people/RuthsBargains?ref=owner_profile_leftnav

And our vintage jewelry store:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JewelryDiscoveries

Follow Ruth on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/RuthsBargains

Follow Ruth on Pinterest:
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/antiqueruth/

I ship all items, usually within 1 business day after payment, via USPS mail. All items include shipping insurance purchased separately through my 3rd party insurance underwriter. Any difference in shipping charges over $2 will be refunded.

Is your purchase a gift:
Just let me know in the 'notes to seller' section at check out, and I'll be more than happy to make an appropriate card with your sentiments and leave out the invoice.

Please check out my shop policies before making your purchase:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/RuthsBargains/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

all photos copyright by RuthsBargains

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About

Vintage is in my blood!

I learned to love antiques and collectibles when my English grandmother told me stories of growing up and living in Victorian and Edwardian England and gave me her teapot and teacups when I was 16, and began my first vintage business in 1984.
My first job was in an Egyptian antiquities shop followed by degrees in physical anthropology, and archaeological digs. While I was teaching, I began to buy and sell and opened my first official business in 1984, Regeneration which spun out of our jewelry shop Ring And Wheel in Northern California primarily for my husband's hand made gold and silver gemstone fine jewelry.

I am married for over 40 years to my best friend who was an Englishman imported to the US from England to work at a manufacturing jeweler in San Francisco...because they could find no US Diamond setter with his credentials and experience. He had been in the jewelry business since 15 when he began a 6 year apprenticeship as a Diamond setter and jeweler. He finally retired in 2000 after 40 years because his setting arm basically fell apart. He has consequently been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, which they think is due to the many chemicals, acids and compounds necessary to the job of Diamond setting and being a jeweler.

My antique business has had a few reincarnations with moves, but we closed our actual bricks and mortar antique shop in 2002 to go exclusively online. I came to Etsy a few years ago to diversify my other websites and LOVE the venue, it's other dealers and wonderful customers. I have never lost my passion for vintage, antique, Victoriana and all the wonderful items with a history and a past. My motto is from William Morris....“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful” William Morris, 1834-1896

On Etsy, find our shops at:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AntiquesAndTeacups/about?ref=shopinfo_about_leftnav

And at Ruth's new Ruth's Bargains store:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/RuthsBargains

And Ruth’s vintage jewelry store:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JewelryDiscoveries

And My afternoon tea related website is:
Antiques And Teacups
http://www.antiquesandteacups.com

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Shop members

  • Ruth's Bargains

    Owner

    I learned to love antiques and collectibles when my English grandmother told me stories of growing up and living in Victorian and Edwardian England and gave me her teapot and teacups when I was 16, and began my first vintage business in 1984.

  • John

    Assistant

    My wonderful husband John was born in England and served a 6 year apprenticeship from age 15 as a Diamond Setter. Due to Parkinson's Disease, he is now my packer, sounding board and support.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 24, 2017
Hi and welcome to Ruth's Bargains! This is an overflow and sale area of the other websites I have. You will always find the best bargains here!

You can see more items at:
http://antiquesandteacups.etsy.com

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
OUR RETURN POLICY: We're certain you'll be happy with your merchandise. We take extra care to fully describe our items, including any flaws. If you have any questions about the item(s) you are ordering, please use our question form to ask us about the item before placing your order.
Please remember…We sell antique and vintage items (20-100+ years old) and want our customers happy with their purchase. If you are new to collecting please view all photos and read the description...... understand that certain items will show their age with time. We take multiple photos for this reason and many times draw arrows pointing to flaws if and when we see them and note anything we see in the item description.
If that rare occasion arises where you feel you must return an item, please contact us for return instructions within three (3) days (by phone or email) immediately - based on your tracking information, so we may work out a resolution with you promptly and address your concerns. Upon our receipt and inspection of the returned item(s), we will issue a refund for your item(s) if returned in the same condition as it was when it was sent to you…EXCLUDING any shipping/insurance costs for which you were responsible. Buyer is responsible for return shipping/insurance costs, which will not be reimbursed for any reason. Returned merchandise must be received by us within seven (7) days of the date from which you contact us regarding the return. Once item is returned and inspected (ie; same item, in original condition, no missing parts etc) you will be refunded within 5 business days. There is a 15% restocking fee on all returned merchandise.

In 16 years of on-line sales we have only had a handful of returns out of over 5,000 transactions. We want this to be a fun and enjoyable experience, and we want to earn your business as a repeat customer.
Payment
I accept payment in US dollars. I accept Paypal which means you can use any major credit card. Please make sure your address is confirmed with Paypal.

I am required by law to accept sales tax if you live in Washington state. Boring, yes...but ya gotta do it!
I accept Direct Checkout, but at the moment am selling/shipping only with in the USA...not at the moment to EU countries.

Layaway Policy

We do offer a layaway plan for purchases over $100 and apply to US purchases only. It is extremely important to read and understand our Layaway Plan below, and clarify any terms before you enter into a Layaway Plan agreement.

Plan Duration: 3 months
Payment Frequency: each month
Payment: Equal Division based on 3 Months
Down Payment: NON REFUNDABLE down payment of a minimum of 25% of the order total, including shipping and tax if applicable.
Returns Accepted: No
Exchanges Accepted: No
Cancellation Fee: Down payment of 25% WILL NOT be refunded
NO DISCOUNTS can be applied on Layaway orders.
Payment is accepted via Paypal invoiced by us to your chosen Paypal ID or by check. If check is chosen, item will not ship until final payment has cleared our bank.



Customer service is our most important concern...we want you to enjoy your shopping experience with us!
Shipping
We try to ship within 24 hours, unless a holiday or weekend intervenes as our local post office is not open on weekends...or if we are on a break...we are a small business...when shipping date will be included on all correspondence. We always ship in 1-3 days. We will email you when we ship with your shipping information.

We gladly combine items for shipping and will refund any SHIPPING overages, not packing/handling or insurance, paid over $2.00 to the original payment method. Shipping costs are stated for most items if you have questions, please ask.

On smaller parcels a $.50 - $1.00 shipping fee, and on larger parcels a $2.00 or more shipping fee, is included in the shipping cost for new packing supplies...tissue, bubble wrap, styrofoam packing peanuts, etc. Your items will be very well packed for shipping, to help keep them safe until they reach you! Please keep this in mind.

Insurance is PAID FOR SEPARATELY by us via 3rd party insurers and is in addition to the actual shipping costs on any label that notes the actual shipping cost paid for by us, and is included as our FREE GIFT to you!

My dear non US friends...due to recent EU regulations and requirement, I am no longer shipping to EU countries. I am sorry.

Just convo/email me at antiquesandteacups@gmail for a quote or clarification or if you have any other questions.
Additional policies and FAQs
Is your purchase a gift?
Just let me know in the 'notes to seller' section at check out, and I'll be more than happy to make an appropriate card with your sentiments and leave out the invoice.