Shipping, Returns, Tax & More
RETURNS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AFTER 30 DAYS.
We will gladly pay return shipping costs and credit your purchase in full (including any shipping costs paid at the time of order), or exchange for the correct item if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item), and we receive your return within 30 days.
LECTRO-TRUCKS AND ROL-A-LIFTS ARE NOT RETURNABLE. A few other items are not returnable. It will be stated on the product page if an item is not returnable. Used or old stock items are also not returnable.
If the return is not due to our error, you may return at your expense most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund, excluding the cost of any shipping method you chose other than free shipping. For example, if you paid for priority mail or any type of UPS shipping, we will not refund the cost of those methods of shipping.
If the return is not due to our error, and the item(s) have been used or previously installed, they may not be eligible for return. This would include items that we have customized for you, and would not be something we can sell again. If a return is allowed, there will be a 25% restocking charge. Please call for an RGA. These returns are not automatically accepted. 800-447-0591. Please ask for Ed. All previously installed items, whether return is authorized or not, will incur a restocking charge unless we have made an error.
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days). You should use a trackable method to return items to us. We will require proof of receipt if we indicate we did not receive an item.
Send returns to:
Fradon Lock Co Inc.
Attn: RGA-(insert your order#)
467 Burnet Ave
Syracuse, NY 13203
Shipping, Domestic and International
Due to the number of international shipments never making it to their destinations, we regret that we are no longer comfortable offering an international shipping option with any kind of guarantee of receipt. We have been trying to reopen shipping to various countries because we get so many requests. However, if you do not receive your package (we will provide initial proof of shipment) we will NOT refund for non-receipt to any non-USA locations. You accept the risk for these shipments. Canadian shipments are doing quite well, but Australian shipments seem to have a less than 50% chance of making it to their destination. (Update as of 6/6/18 - Australian shipments are taking a long time to get to their destinations, but they now have about a 70% chance of eventually getting there!) Various other countries we are now trying with UPS only, but do not have enough of an established track record for us to advise you.
When you place a domestic order, shipping and delivery dates are estimated for you directly through USPS and UPS, based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page. Estimates are NOT GUARANTEED delivery dates. Choosing priority mail or UPS shipping methods does not guarantee you will receive an order faster. Also, the postal service does not refund for priority mail delivery dates that are not met. THIS HAPPENS FREQUENTLY. Because we are fronting the expense whether the postal service actually meets the service intent, and because we can not get a refund if they do not meet the service, we DO NOT REFUND FOR PRIORITY MAIL deliveries that did not happen within the window of time predicted.
We do not ship on Saturdays or holidays. Choosing UPS NEXT DAY AIR does not guarantee next day delivery. Depending on the time you place your order, you may be past our UPS pick up for the day and the item will not ship until the next day. ALSO, an order placed on Friday for NEXT DAY AIR will not deliver on SATURDAY. If it is ordered before our UPS pickup on Friday, the order will be delivered on Monday. If it is ordered after our pickup, it will be delivered on Tuesday (hopefully.) Feel free to call us to determine when your order will ship. 800-447-0591.
Import/Export fees, duties, and brokerage fees and anything else to do with customs related fees are NOT PAID BY US. They are your responsibility. Please do not order items that may be restricted into your country. Items confiscated by customs will not be refunded or replaced by us. This will definitely mean that knives will not be shipped, and possibly other items that we sell.
Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.
Most orders ship same day, however, we ship Monday - Friday only.
Free shipping information:
Free shipping advertised on our website does not apply to all items and is only to the 48 contiguous United States. Most items do ship free to United States addresses. Items weighing up to 13 oz. will usually ship via USPS First Class Mail. All others will ship via USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground at our discretion.
We must by law collect sales taxes for all orders shipped to New York addresses. New York State requires that we charge sales taxes not only on the product, but also on any shipping charges if there are any. For any orders that we do ship outside the contiguous United States - the buyer has the responsibility to pay all customs, duty, excise fees, etc. We do not arrange for brokers. This is also your responsibility.