Please Note: Due to the corona virus emergency some mail services may experience delays.
Making an online purchase could not be easier. Just browse the website, and click on any items you wish to buy that have the "Add to Basket" button displayed in the status box, and put them into the shopping cart.
After you have finished your selection, choose the shipping option that applies to your country, and you will see the total P&P for your purchase, and then click on "Checkout".
At this point you will need to supply a few details that are needed to satisfy the order, and then you will be prompted to select your payment method. (Please note the contact telephone number requested at checkout is for use by the courier company to contact you, only when necessary to rearrange a failed delivery, and will not be used for any other purpose).
If you elect to pay by credit or debit card, you will be directed to Paypals secure payment server for online card processing (please note, a paypal account is not required).
If you wish to pay by cheque please email for details.
In the unlikely event that two people purchase the same product before the stock control system has reflected the sold status of that item, then it will be sold to the earliest purchaser, and all monies refunded to the second purchaser.
If you need to discuss a particular item or are experiencing difficulties with your purchase
Please feel free to call on : 07986 655268
If you do not wish to use the shopping cart:
Contact sales via email, include your full name and address, and indicate your preferred method of payment. We will email you back with confirmation that the item is still available, along with the total price to pay, and the item will then be reserved for you for a specific period awaiting your payment. The item will then be shown in the status field as: Reserved
Please note also, some of the heavier items for sale on the site (eg mechanical calculators) are not available through the online shopping cart as the overseas shipping charges can vary significantly according to destination. Where this is the case the 'Add to Basket' button will not be present, but the status field will show 'For Sale'. For these items you can use the email contact system as above. Payment methods are the same for both Cart and Non Cart purchases.
Shipping costs for individual items are as illustrated against each item, with different rates for UK and Overseas destinations.
(Until further notice all UK mainland orders are free, and international deliveries are subsidised)
If buying more than one item, then shipping costs will in many cases proportionately reduce, according to the total weight of the order.
Methods of Payment
For both Cart and non Cart purchases.
- Paypal online credit card payments must be in £GBP - Shipping within 2 business days after confirmation of payment.
- Personal cheque in £ sterling - Shipping after cheque clearance, usually 5-7 working days.
- Bank transfer - please request details by email. Shipping within 2-3 days after receipt of funds.
All items are priced and transacted in £ sterling, we can however, by prior arrangement accept other currencies at the prevailing exchange rate at time of purchase.
- Unlike some other websites, there are no payment surcharges when buying from Scientific Collectables.
For items below 2kgs in weight, shipping within the UK and Europe will normally be by Royal Mail Special Delivery/Recorded or International Tracked, above this weight, UPS and other couriers will be used.
Other overseas destinations including USA will be by Royal Mail International Tracked, or UPS courier. You can of course arrange your own shipping if you wish.
No Quibble Refund Policy
Your satisfaction is of paramount importance, if you are unhappy with any aspect of your purchase, contact Scientific Collectables within 14 days of receipt and you may return the item for a full refund, providing the item is received in 'as sent' condition.
Scientific Collectables operates on a mail order basis, and is unable to cater for personal callers under any circumstances. Please note this well to avoid disappointment.
Please read our Terms & Conditions
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