WARREN  F. BRODERICK 

PO  BOX  124

LANSINGBURGH, NY  12182

(518) 235-4041      wbroder2@nycap.rr.com

 

TERMS  OF  BUSINESS  

 

PAYMENT FROM THE UNITED STATES.  Do not send payment with order, but payment in advance through a pro-forma invoice or quote sent by mail, telephone or internet is required.  Payment by personal check, bank check, money order or bank draft is acceptable.  Instruments of payment should be made out to "Warren F. Broderick" so do not use the word "Books" on any such instrument.  PayPal is accepted but the PayPal seller's fee may be added to your invoice.  I do not accept credit card orders directly.  Credit card orders must be placed through the Advanced Book Exchange (ABE) web site at   abebooks.com  or their related international web sites and the only acceptable credit cards are Master Card and Visa (or their European equivalents).  NOTE:  As of 1/1/2006 there is no longer a 5% cash discount!  Libraries and institutions are billed according to their purchasing policies.

 

PAYMENT FROM OTHER COUNTRIES: PAYMENT OPTIONS.  Due to newly instituted bank charges, instruments of payment from foreign countries are no longer accepted, except as described below.  The following payment options are available:

1.  Payment in cash (US dollars) sent via registered mail or transferred through Western Union.

2.  Payment in an instrument drawn on an HSBC bank.  If you need to determine if an HSBC bank is located near you, refer to this internet location:  http://www.hsbc.com/   This may involve an additional small charge.

3.  Payment in an instrument drawn on a US bank.

4.  Payment through a wire or line transfer to my account.  If you choose this option, a $15 surcharge per transaction will be added to your order total. Your bank may add an additional charge as well for which you are responsible to pay.

5.  Payment by credit card: Master Card and Visa (or their European equivalents) through the Advanced Book Exchange (ABE) web site at   ABEBOOKS.COM  or  its related European sites.  Dealers who order through ABEBOOKS, regardless of how you pay,  you will not receive the 10% dealers' discount.

 

DEALERS' DISCOUNT.  Dealers can deduct 10% dealers' discount on orders sent directly to me only on the cost of books only (before shipping charges are added), except for a very few titles considered “bargain books”  (see my web site for a list of these) which are NET to all.  There is no cash discount in addition to the dealers' discount.  No dealers' discount is allowed on ABEBOOKS.COM orders. 

SHIPPING EXPENSES.  Postage and insurance (if requested) are extra.  Because shipping costs vary greatly (especially for foreign shipments) due to size and weight of books as well as the destination, please contact me to discuss shipping methods and charges.  Insurance is optional and involves an extra expense.  All uninsured domestic media mail shipments include proof of delivery as part of the shipping cost.

Due to U.S.P.S. rate changes and increases effective May 14, 2007 , the cost of shipping some large or heavy books overseas has dramatically increased.  Surface mail shipment of parcels outside the United States has been eliminated.  Overseas customers should contact me in advance before ordering any books!  Orders placed through ABEBOOKS.COM may not be possible until their shipping matrixes for foreign countries have been updated to reflect these postage increases! All foreign shipments include customs declarations.

PHONE AND E-MAIL ORDERS.  Phone orders accepted evenings (5-10 PM, EST) and weekends at (518) 235-4041.  Absolutely no phone calls received at work!  E-mail orders are welcomed at wbroder2@nycap.rr.com. Also, you may print out and mail the order form found on this web site.  Incoming fax is not available at present.

CONDITION OF BOOKS.  Books are octavo in size unless otherwise noted. Condition is described in terminology commonly used in the antiquarian book trade. "Fair" or "reading" copies are the least acceptable for reference use. "Good" means the book shows wear but is basically sound. "Good+" books show less wear, while "v.g." books show little use. "Fine," "mint," "excellent" and "as new" are synonymous, meaning showing virtually no use at all. Overstock or remainder marks on book edges are not mentioned unless they are especially obnoxious. Dust jackets are v.g. unless otherwise noted.  Mylar d.j. protectors may be present but are not listed. Books are not shipped "on approval!" Books are only returnable if serious defects (such as missing leaves or plates) are present and not stated so in this catalog. If in doubt about condition, please call to discuss the book in question, or don't order the title.  All books are hardcover unless otherwise noted. 

BOOKS LOST IN TRANSIT.  If the shipment is insured, I will refund the total paid immediately and process the insurance claim myself.  If not insured, I will split the loss 50/50 with the customer.  Insurance is not required, but is recommended for domestic shipments of significant value.

  

ABBREVIATIONS  USED  ON  THIS  WEB  SITE

d.j. = dust jacket                                    v.g. = very good

o.p. = out-of-print                                   n.d. = no date of publication visible

b&w = black-and-white                            ano. = another copy

o/w = otherwise                                      ex-lib. = formerly a library copy       

b.s. = back strip or spine                           d.s. = damp stained

t.e.g./a.e.g. = top/all edges gilt                    Ed. = Editor or edited by

For a complete glossary of standard terminology used in the out-of-print book business, you may wish to consult  the ABE glossary.

 

ADDITIONAL TERMS OF BUSINESS

Checks returned for insufficient funds or a closed bank account will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law with no exceptions.

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