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The Book Barn is located in Wells, Maine from late May to Late October and in Edgewater Florida from early November to mid-May. My wife and I have been in business since 1985, in a brick & mortar store whose physical property we sold in 2007. We continue to offer books, autographs, paper, and music online at various sites.
We consider our business to be a reader's as well as a collector's inventory. We have an approximate inventory of 10,000-15,000 items---including both hard cover & paperback books----in addition to movies, music. autographs, & prints for both the reader and collector.
In Invaluable online auction mode, we have no reserve prices on items, using our "starting bid" in lieu of a sometimes confusing and always irritating reserve price. Bidders will note that lot(s) with <b> very low </b> Staring Bids & <b> lots </b> where the <b> per item </b> cost is $1-$5, should in no way see those Starting Bids or per item cost of $1-$5 as the Book Barn's judgment on the value of the item(s) contained in the lot(s). We have been in the Used/OP book business for 30+ years & have a <b> LOT </b> of inventory, with more piling up weekly. (Sometimes it seems to us that books breed at night, so there are always more of them over time!) These low Starting Bid/low per item lot(s) are meant to lower our inventory by providing bidders the opportunity to buy material at a low prices--we call it the "Eek" price; as in "Eek! That's all in sold for?" Our lack of storage is your opportunity to buy material at a low price.
My wife and I also author articles on investing for income on Seeking Alpha.com, e-books, as well as publishing scarce out-of-print Public Domain titles in e-book format on Amazon Kindle publishing. Our e-books are also available through Draft2Digital.com for Nook, iBookstore, etc. readers. Our e-books are mostly non-fiction in the area of 1) U. S. Civil War, 2) U. S. Indian wars; especially those in Texas & on the Great Plains, and 3) Texas History; both as a Republic and as a state. Our e-book titles can be found by a Google or other search of my name---Harry Polizzi---for any voracious readers that may be interested.
Payment is due when the applicable auction ends. We will issue invoices as soon as possible afterwards. We will combine shipping on multiple items, where possible to save the wining bidder on shipping costs. We use "We Pay" from Invaluable Auctions. A "We Pay" link will be on the invoice, if the Buyer clicks it they can pay with any of the many types of payment accepted at the We Pay site.
Returns Accepted. Please contact us before returning any item(s). You must start a return within: 10 Days of receipt of item(s).
Return shipping will be paid by: item(s) Buyer.
Additional return policy details: Item(s) MUST be returned in the condition they were sent.
We are not set up for credit cards at our location so we can only accept Personal Checks, Money Orders / Cashiers Checks or PayPal, if Buyer wishes to pay us outside of "We Pay." Personal checks must clear before shipment of items will take place.
We do all our own shipping. Shipping will be added to winning bidder's invoice for item(s) won. Media Mail postage from USPS will be used for shipping in the United States for those items allowed. Lowest alternative cost shipping will be billed for items not allowed by USPS to be shipped by Media Mail. Foreign winning bidders will pay postage based on their countries small/medium/large Flat Rate box postage rates & weight of the package. Other types of postage are available at added expense at the bidders request. You also agree to pay any applicable taxes and/or customs/import duties. A Tracking Number will be provided to buyer. Insurance is mandatory on packages over $100 USD and will be added to postage charges when applicable.
The Buyer's Premium schedule is as followed: $0 to $299 =15%; $300 to $599 = 13%; $600 or more = 10% & will be added to the hammer price of all sales. You also agree to pay any applicable taxes and/or customs/import duties.
Sales Tax of 5.5% will be added to invoices to from winning Maine bidders.
The Condition of all items offered is shown in photos of the items and is described in the text description of each item. We take care to make our descriptions as complete as possible. If you are not sure about any part(s) of a description(s) in any of our auctions please feel free to ask such questions as will allow you to make an informed buying decision.