Vintage Bead Cache
VintageBeadCache's Shop Policies
Welcome to Vintage Bead Cache.
I specialize in uncirculated new old stock (NOS) beads and findings that were originally manufactured for the fashion jewelry trade during the mid-20th century. Stored for decades in warehouses and old factories, these wonderful components will add a unique design element to your creations.
Please check back often for new listings.
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Payment is expected at the time of purchase. Payment may be made using a credit card or via Paypal. All New Mexico customers will be charged state sales tax.
Orders ship within 1-2 business days, Monday through Friday.
Shipping Fees and Shipping Services:
UNITED STATES- First Class shipping via USPS is $2.80 for the 1st item, and 0.20 for each additional item. Priority and Priority Express are options available in the shopping cart menu when you check out.
First Class service is an estimated 3-4 business day delivery. Priority service is 2-3 business days from the date of shipment, but it is not a guaranteed service. Express service is 1-2 business days from the date of shipment and is a guaranteed service. Delivery Confirmation is included in the shipping fees for all domestic orders.
CANADA- First Class International shipping is $7.50 for the 1st item, and 0.25 for each additional item
EVERYWHERE ELSE- First Class International shipping is $9.25 for the 1st item, and 0.35 for each additional item.
UPGRADED SHIPPING FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: upgraded Priority and Express shipping services are an option in the drop-down menu in the cart when you check out. Priority mail is an estimated 6-10 business days from the date of shipment and Express is an estimated 3-5 business days from the date of shipment.
PLEASE NOTE: all delivery times for the upgraded services are only an estimate - there may be unexpected delays in package delivery as a result of processing through International Customs, or other postal service delivery delays in the destination country.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE REGARDING INTERNATIONAL ORDERS:
International buyers are responsible for all customs fees, duty and taxes imposed by their country. International orders can take several weeks to arrive due to the process of clearing customs. Customs forms will be marked as merchandise, and identified as "craft supplies" with the actual value of the items listed. NO exceptions.
ALL CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE:
It is the responsibility of the buyer to make certain that the address on the Etsy invoice is the correct shipping address. If you want me to ship your order to a different person and/or address, you must provide specific instructions to me in the "Note from Buyer" box when you check out your cart.
Orders ship within 1-2 business days, Monday through Friday. You will receive notification when your order ships. In the event that the shipment of your order is delayed, you will be contacted prior to shipping.
Per the USPS, and insurance carriers, orders are not considered "lost" in transit until the following amount of time has passed:
Domestic U.S. orders-21 days past the shipping date
International orders-45 days past the shipping date
Refunds and Exchanges
Once you receive your order, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding your purchase within 24-48 hours of receiving your package.
Returns for refund are accepted within 14 business days from the date of delivery for unused merchandise in resellable condition. Shipping fees for returns are non-refundable unless we have made an error in your order.
I am no longer processing returns for exchange. Refunds are processed upon receipt of the items.
All shipping expenses for returns are the responsibility of the buyer, unless we have made an error in your order. It is recommended that you purchase delivery confirmation and/or insurance when returning your item. Please enclose a copy of your invoice with your return.
Be mindful that vintage jewelry components may contain flaws, patina, discoloration or blemishes secondary to decades of storage in varying environments. That's part of the charm of vintage items! However, if you are not happy with your purchase, do not hesitate to return it for a refund.
Additional Policies and FAQs
Providing excellent customer service is a top priority!
Please send an Etsy conversation with any questions, special requests, or concerns. Convos are checked frequently throughout the day and I will respond as soon as possible.
I am not a wholesale vendor, however I do occasionally offer coupon codes for discounts. Coupon codes, when available, will be posted on the front page of my shop.
Just a reminder...many vintage items were manufactured decades before the establishment of government regulations regarding the content of these products, with respect to potentially dangerous materials such as lead. With that in mind, the use of vintage jewelry materials is NOT recommended for children.
Last Updated September 20, 2015