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Warranty    Layaway    Trades    Not Available/Hold    Payment Methods    Shipping    Handling    Insurance    Taxes    Certificates of Authenticity    Pictures    France and Germany


Warranty

We attempt to describe each item completely. All items come with a 5-day inspection period. If you are not satisfied with your purchase you may return the item. Refunds will be issued upon receipt of the item back in the exact condition it was sent out. Disassembly, modification or cleaning in part or whole voids this return policy.

All items unless otherwise described are of pre-1945 manufacture and warranted to be so for life, (mine).

Please contact me in advance of any return.


Layaway

We will consider all layaway requests and at our own discretion and decide whether or not to allow a layaway on a given item. We will try to work with you to make for an easy purchase. We are often happy to tailor a payment plan to your specific needs, however, generally speaking, we like to get 25% down and a minimum of 10% per month. We do not do layaway for purchases of less than $1000. All purchases plans are to be no longer than 12 months in duration. If you choose to return an item after it has been on layaway, or decide part way through to cancel or switch the deal there is a 33% charge. If you look around you will find this is less than most dealers charge and quite reasonable. If no payment or contact has been made after 90 days we charge the 33% and return the balance to the customer. The reason we do this is that we turn down selling many items on layaway to other customers. Once we agree on a Payment Option and Currency, please do not change it. Our preferred method of layway is post-dated checks. An item on layaway costs us time and money. Please do not request a layaway if you are not 100% committed to the purchasing the item in full.


Trades

Many folks want to trade and we are happy to provide this service to you. Please contact us in advance for approval before sending any items. Upon inspection, we will quote you a trade-in value for your items. You can either accept this offer or decline in which case we will return the trade items to you. Once accepted, these items become property of Lakesidetrader Inc. and the trade-in value is applied to your account to make purchases from our site.


Not Available/Hold

We sell on a 1st come 1st serve basis. Individuals who pay via the shopping cart nine times out of ten get the item first. Please keep in mind that we’ve listed items and sold them within minutes. Quite often we have people email us to get a quote, ask how much shipping is or ask for more pictures/information and someone else purchases the item, through the shopping cart, while talking to us. If you want something please don’t hesitate. We hate to disappoint.

With that being said, we can mark any item you commit to purchase as "Not Available". Marking an item as "Not Available" ensures it isn’t sold to someone else while payment is being facilitated. This is not intended to last more than 2 weeks. We consider any item still available until the sale is confirmed. Until you are 100% committed to purchase an item, please do not ask us to mark an item as "Not Available". Requesting a quote or saying you are interested in an item is an inquiry, not a commitment to buy. When we do mark an item as "Not Available", this is after you’ve seen and agreed to a quote, and this is a firm commitment to purchase.

Please understand that these rules are firm because many times we’ve been asked to put an item on hold for someone, and once we do we never hear from them again. We then miss out on a sale and often people question the item at hand. We appreciate your understanding.

We reserve the right to not sell to any individual for any reason at our own discretion.


Payment Methods

If you are looking to make a purchase, please Create an Account, click "Add to Cart" beside the desired item(s) and Checkout.

Accepted Payment Methods Restrictions
CashBy Registered Mail with your risk of loss
Check / Money OrderWe do not accept the Green Domestic US postal Money Order's
Credit CardRestricted to a maximum $10,000.00 USD payment
Only accepted by customers who have an account: Create an Account
American Express is only accepted though Paypal
Direct DepositCanada customers only
Interac e-TransferCanada customers only
LayawayLimited to a minimum $100,000.00 USD payment
PaypalRestricted to a maximum $10,000.00 USD payment
Not accepted by Germany and France customers*
Western Union / Money Gram
Wire TransferA $25.00 USD charge is applicable

Lakesidetraders Paypal Account: phogle@personainternet.com

All of our prices are in US dollars. Canadian customers will be charged at the current exchange rate.

If you are mailing payment please use sufficient postage. $1.15 USD is required for a 1st class letter to Canada from USA.

Lakesidetrader Inc
RR#2 Ennismore
Ennismore, ON
K0L 1T0
CANADA


Shipping

First off, we want to let you know it is not our goal to make money on shipping. We use a simple median price in an attempt to cover the packaging and shipping charges. Shipments are made using Canada Post’s Tracked or Express Mail Service. This service provides you with an online tracking number. In most cases you will receive an emailed copy of your tracking number the same day the order is paid for. Here are the delivery times you can expect Shipping Services Overview.

  • Canada: 2-7 days
  • U.S.: 2-8 days
  • International: 4-10 days

We will, at your expense, upgrade shipping to FedEx on request. Please know this is not inexpensive.

We cannot be responsible for any items seized or damaged by Customs or Postal authorities, even if you insure them! Please know your local import laws prior to ordering. There have been an increasing number of International buyers asking us to put low values on packages to avoid import taxes. If you request to have a specific description or value (other than what we put) you take responsibility for loss, import costs/taxes or/and customs seizure. If you do not request Insurance your item it not insured. Uninsured items are the responsibility of the purchaser.

Small lower value items able to fit inside a standard bubble envelope are $5.00 USD per shipment with no tracking or insurance at your risk of loss. If you are not willing to accept the risk of loss please choose the tracked option below.

Item Canada United States International
Smaller items (Medals) $9.95 USD $18.95 USD $28.95 USD
Medium items (Daggers) $19.00 USD $28.95 USD $69.00 USD
Larger items (Swords) $35.00 USD $44.95 USD $85.00 USD

Handling

We do have a 3% handling/processing charge on all orders. The handling/processing charge will be waived for payments made by: CashCheck / Money OrderDirect DepositInterac e-TransferWestern Union / Money Gram.


Insurance

Insurance is 2% of the total value of the purchase and is available upon request and is NOT available for the $5 shipment option. Please note we cannot insure for more than the declared value. Loss due to Customs damage or seizure is not covered.


Taxes

Canadian buyers are subject to applicable Taxes.

Province Rate
Alberta5%
British Columbia5%
Manitoba5%
New Brunswick13%
Newfoundland and Labrador13%
Nova Scotia15%
Northwest Territories5%
Nunavut5%
Ontario13%
Prince Edward Island14%
Quebec5%
Saskatchewan5%
Yukon5%

Certificates of Authenticity

If you would like a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) please request one at the time of purchase. To request one, simply write "COA" in the "Comments / Instructions:" input on Step-1 of the shopping cart process or email us that same day. Most often, COA's are mailed under separate cover by regular mail. We provide COA’s for items valued over $250 at no charge. For items under $250, we can provide a COA for a nominal charge. Creating COA’s after the fact is time consuming and can be done for a nominal charge. Our COA's incorporate security features making them difficult to copy.


Pictures

Pictures on the site are the sole property of Lakesidetrader. They are not to be used without my written permission. This includes; posting on collector forums, using in newspapers or other social media sources. If you wish to use my pictures permission is usually granted we just want to know where and how they are used. Pictures remain the property of Lakesidetrader even after the item itself may be sold. These pictures may be used for promotional or educational purposes at my discretion.


Selling to France and Germany

Lakesidetrader cannot accept Paypal from FRANCE or GERMANY due to their countries' laws regarding these types of items. Paypal must insure users follow these laws so they can continue to operate in these countries. Things that are forbidden in these two countries that we have been informed of, include Nazi or Vichy Regime uniforms. Any items with the Swastika, or uniforms involved in crimes against humanity such as Gestapo and SS are not allowed for these countries. WW2 German Army uniforms are allowed. Other items not allowed include coins, stamps, books that have the Nazi Swastika. If you have questions or concerns about this feel free to contact me.

These Terms are subject to change without notice.

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