Freehand Pipes: Elie Bosmans, La Baysse, F -
24800 Vaunac, France.
(company registration number): 799 573 233
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and S-grade pipes (incl. Elie's metal pipes)
may be returned unsmoked and by registered
and insured mail only, within 3 days
after arrival (online tracking as proof), if
you are not satisfied about it. In that case,
I cannot refund: shipping costs (yours and
mine), nor handling costs, nor Xe/Paypal fees,
nor taxes. If some kind of discount (example:
free handling charges) or free goods have been
given: they will also be substracted from the
refund. A re-publishing fee (site) of €10,00
can also be substracted. Smoked pipes can only
be returned if serious material flaws have
appeared within three months after purchase. R
(reject, low cost), estate pipes are not
guaranteed. They are sold 'as is'.
use only dots, no comma's, please.
CONVERTER GIVES THE RATES AT THIS VERY OWN
MOMENT. DETERMINED BY THE FINANCIAL MARKETS. I
HAVE NO SAY WHATSOEVER IN IT, I DON'T CONTROL
WALL STREET. (If tomorrow, $1.00 = €1,00, as
at the introduction of the €, I would still
get the same amount of money). Note: Paypal
rates are around $0.05 more expensive than the
official rates. Please, if you can, avoid
payments by Paypal: it's the most expensive
way of online payment for you and me.
you need conversion to other
currencies, please click the button
UK,etc.) customers are requested to pay
by PayPal, and in Euros only.
but I cannot accept any kind of checks. It
takes too much time, and sending it involves
too many risks. Moreover: European banks
charge around 15-16% on clearing a foreign
customers (customers who have the Euro as
their national currency): please pay
only by bank transfer. It is free of charge,
according to EU laws. If you still insist on
paying by PayPal, you need to add 4,50% to the
total amount (shipping costs included) for
PayPal fees. I'm sorry to have to take this
measure, but my prices are already very sharp.
not made anymore, unless a non-refundable
downpayment of at least 25% is done. Special,
custom build orders can only be accepted after
a downpayment of 50% has been made (not
required for 'not-too-special-orders). Special
orders under €120,00 (excl. shipping) can
normally not be accepted anymore.
pipe or other order will be shipped after full
payment has been received.
order is €45,00 (excl. shipping)
Free worldwide, registered shipping for orders of more than €135,00 (excl.shipping), except for heavy items, such as briar blocks, etc. Please inquire.
above €75,00 (excl.shipping): only actual
shipping costs +30%, although order picking,
packing, communication with the customer,
preparing customs documents, driving to the
far away post-office, etc. etc. takes a lot of
between €45,00 and €75,00 (excl.shipping):
actual shipping costs +30%. If customs
documents need to be made: add also €8,00.
This only covers a minor fraction of the time
spend, income taxes to be paid, Paypal fees,
driving to the post-office and standing in
line there for min. 15min. etc.. Being a pro,
I can only make a profit on orders above
€75,00 (excl. shipping). In this case of
micro-orders: your parcel cannot be shipped
immediately. In case I have another shipments
to send or need to be in town for shopping,
etc.: shipping is done. (I ship at least
ones/2 weeks). If you need immediate shipping:
€12,00 for driving to the post-office will be
charged. This covers only a minor fraction of
the real costs.
the 30% on the actual shipping costs? As
a professional, working under a very
simplified tax- and health-insurance system,
I'm being charged, based on the raw total of
the invoice, so also on the shipping costs.
Because I always loose on shipping (see
above), this additional loss can no longer be
taken by me. Sorry about that.
will mostly be done by French Postal ('La
Poste'), by registered mail (tracking
available). The fees automatically include
insurance (no surcharge). If you explicitly
decide not to take registration, I cannot be
held responsible. Sorry about that. While most
people are honest, time has learned that there
are other ones. Moreover: I tried a few times
shipping unregistered to the USA. Packages
took between 11 and 13 WEEKS to arrive, due to
US border security measures. For France,
Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxemburg, UK, Portugal, Germany,
Austria, Spain and Italy: there is also Mondial Relay
shipping available. Pick-up method for some
countries (in your neighborhood), proof of
shipping and tracking. Even cheaper.
outside the European Union
don't ask me to declare a lower value or to
send it as a gift on the customs documents.
French tax system is very strict and
waterproof. No back-doors available. Import
taxes in your country (IF it's the case) need
to be payed by the customer.
pipes are packed with utmost care. If you
don't trust it anyway, or you would like to
have it proudly displayed at home or offer it
as a nice gift: for €30,00 supplement you will
receive your pipe in an adapted, upholstered
nice wooden box. With my seal on it. There is
no limit on this offer: it might even be an
R-grade pipe. In case you order a wooden box:
shipping prices are a bit higher, of course.