winterparkcollect

Bringing you the finest in vintage collectibles!

Apopka, Florida · 2525 Sales

winterparkcollect

Bringing you the finest in vintage collectibles!

Apopka, Florida 2525 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Don and Nola

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How it all began

Winter Park Collectibles originally started back in the mid 1980's when I worked the Flea Market circuit. I would scour the auctions, yard sales, estate sales, and anywhere else I thought I could pick up quality used items at a good price. I worked full time during the day at a "regular" job, went to auctions at night, and worked the Flea Market on the weekends. I eventually expanded from a single booth to quite a large area with multiple glass showcases and display cases.

In the mid 90's quality used merchandise started getting a little harder to buy. Locally, more and more people were showing up at the auctions and more and more where asking premium prices for their items in yard sales. It was getting almost impossible to bring quality items to my customers at affordable prices. So I eventually transitioned to more of an online presence. I opened an eBay account and started my own website. I started buying and selling new and used items on eBay in 1995 and moved away from the Flea Market business. Due to declining sales and the decrease in the amount of time I could devote to the business, I moved more towards part time selling. I continued to sell online off and on until 2000.

Sometime around 2000 I decided to devote more time to my online sales business and focus on sites such as eBay, Amazon and later Yardsellr. Yardsellr, for those that remember it, had a unique business strategy. And although I did extremely well, I knew their business strategy was destined to fail. While focusing primarily on Yardsellr, I opened a shop on Etsy in September of 2011 as an additional sales venue. Yardsellr would eventually close it's doors in 2013 and I moved my primary focus towards Etsy.

The transition to Etsy was a good move for us, my girlfriend and I enjoy selling and interacting on Etsy very much. Customer satisfaction is extremely important to us and Etsy allows us to provide more of a personal touch which helps us reach that Customer satisfaction goal. We also enjoy searching the lands for hard to find bargains to bring to our customers. We still have a presence on eBay, Amazon and other venues which allow us to sell non-vintage items. Etsy, however, is our best and most enjoyable selling venue.

My girlfriend and I still work full-time "regular" jobs. We hope that when that retirement day comes we can transition full time into our online business!

We also have a standalone website, please also visit us at https://www.winterparkcollectibles.com


Don and Nola

Shop members

  • Don

    Owner

  • Nola

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on July 1, 2018
Welcome to Winter Park Collectibles. We offer many vintage items such as Barware, Glassware, Star Trek, Comics, Movie Star Photos, Books and more. As you explore our pages I hope you enjoy the tid bit of information we pulled off of Wikipedia to give you a little background on the item you are viewing. We hope you enjoy viewing our items and if we can be of any help please let us know. Please be sure to view all of the photographs and read the descriptions. Most times there is valuable information there that will help you make the right buying choice!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation: before item has shipped
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
We do offer refunds on your purchases. In order to receive a refund, please email us prior to returning your item(s) so we may discuss your refund. The following refund conditions apply:

If you feel the item you received is "not as described" in the original listing, please email us with a photograph of the item you received: Once we review the photograph and determine the item is not as listed we will instruct you to: Mail the item back to us in the original box with all included packing material, within 10 days of receiving your item and we will issue a full refund via Etsy including the postage it costs to send it back to us.

If the item is damaged due to shipping: For all glassware items, please send photographs of the item, packing material and shipping container within 10 days of receiving the item. We must have these photos to file a claim with the shipping carrier. Also, please keep all the packing material, box etc., the shipping carrier may ask to see how it was shipped. For all other items, please send the item back in the original packing material and box. Once we receive the photographs, or item, we will issue a full refund via Etsy.

Had a change of heart and really don't want the item you purchased. Please send the item back in it's original condition (how we sent it to you), with tracking information, and we will issue a refund the price you paid for the item (shipping costs excluded)

For item(s) returned to us as non deliverable: We will issue a refund the price you paid for the item (shipping costs excluded)
Payment
We accept Paypal, Etsy Checkout and Trades for our items.

If we have agreed to a Trade, both trade items are set to be mailed on an agreed deadline.
Shipping
All items are typically shipped the next day after the order is placed (Excluding Sunday & Holidays), unless otherwise stated in the Shop Announcement.

During the time of Holidays and Special events, we encourage you to order your products ahead of time to ensure your package(s) arrive on time.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. We cannot be responsible for delays due to customs.
Additional policies and FAQs
All of the items in our Etsy shop have been found at auctions, liquidations, garage sales, estate sales, consignments stores or online. All of our items are vintage or antique and are at least 20 years old. Due to the nature of the items we sell there will be signs of wear and in some cases damage. Smoking in homes was common place back when most of our items were originally purchased, so some items may still have a smoke smell to them. We try to fully describe our items and point out any flaws or defects. If you have any questions or concerns about this item please let us know prior to the purchase.

Customer service is important to us and we take pride in making sure each customer receives the item they purchase without damage. If you have received the item and have found damage, please contact us right away. Make sure you save the box and all the packing materials to file a claim with the shipping carrier.

For more great collectibles that not classified as vintage or antique, please stop by our standalone website as well at https://www.winterparkcollectibles.com
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third-party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect:

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It:

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure:

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention:

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

More information

Last updated on Nov 7, 2017
Frequently asked questions
About our merchandise

All of our items here in Etsy Marketplace are vintage or antique and are at least 20 years old. Due to the nature of the items we sell there will be signs of wear and in some cases damage. We try to fully describe our items and point out any flaws or defects. If you have any questions or concerns about this item please let us know prior to the purchase.

Do you sell items that are not vintage?

We sure do!! We carry a variety of newer merchandise on our website that we cannot list here on our Etsy Marketplace. Visit our website at https://www.winterparkcollectibles.com

We carry the same merchandise on our website as we do on our Etsy Marketplace as well as newer items more contemporary items
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Can we call you?

The short answer is yes. However, myself and Nola both work full time jobs and build our Etsy business in our off hours. With that, and the fact that we are often out looking for new great treasures, we are often not by the telephone. You can reach us at 407-410-1330. We will pick up if we are available. If not, please leave us a voice mail and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

Do you have a store front?

WInter Park Collectbles is solely an online business, we do not have a Brick & Mortar store.

Feedback

We would love to hear from you! If you have any suggestions or comments as to the look of our shop, listings or anthing else you might think of, we would love to hear from you!!!

We are constantly working on our shop to make it better. You can contact us by sending us a convo through Etsy messaging or email us directly at winterparkcollectiblesonline@yahoo.com

Do you recycle?

We sure do! We try to reuse package supplies as much as possible. Any cardboard boxes or bubble wrap that are in good shape are recycled. We do not, however, go seeking boxes. We only reuse ones that were originally packages sent to us. We do not reuse any items that were in contact with food items.

So if your order happens to come in an Amazon box ... that's us recycling!

If you purchase is for a gift and you would not like us to use re-cycled boxes just send us a convo.