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Tools for Stagecraft, LLC
... 13592 N. 93rd Place ... Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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(for foreign callers: The city code is 480. The state is Arizona
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Ordering Methods DOMESTIC Warranties
Sales Tax Ground Shipping Returns
Payments Speed Shipping Return Restrictions
Back Orders Transit Times (Ground)  
International Orders    
Foreign Currency Converter INTERNATIONAL  
Mail / Fax Order Form General Shipping Information  
  Special Arrangements  

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Orders with an Arizona address are charged 8% sales tax.
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American Express
Company or Personal check. Shipping time will be delayed until we are satisfied your check is cleared.
Purchase orders are accepted from recognized businesses and institutions. Except for institutions, your first order must be paid in advance.
On very large orders, a 50% down payment is required with your order. The balance is due when we are ready to release your order to the shipper.
A signature and proof of ID are required at time of delivery for all orders greater than $500.00 and all orders requiring Speed Shipping.
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Shipping charges are based on an estimated flat rate schedule which includes shipping, handling and insurance when applicable.
Some shipments require additional shipping charges due to excessive weight, size, multiple packages or delivery point.
TFS will absorb small overages in shipping and handling costs. If the overage is too much to absorb, you will be charged additional shipping and handling.
The shipping and handling charge on your order confirmation should be considered an estimate, however 99.99% of all orders ship for that amount without change.
Orders are shipped by UPS, USPS or FEDEX at our choosing unless you ask in the
"special instructions" box for a specific carrier or service. A specific carrier may cost you more. It won't cost you less.

up to $29.99 $10.00
$30.00 - $99.99 $11.00+1% of subtotal
$100.00 - $199.99 $13.00+1% of subtotal
$200.00 - $299.99 $14.00+1% of subtotal
over $300.00 $15.00+1% of subtotal
Residential deliveries over $49.99 are charged an additional $3.00
Residential deliveries on which you request a signature for delivery are charged an additional $3.00
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Directors chairs generally ship from a different location.
Map below shows transit times for directors chairs only.

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Most orders leave our place of business within 1-2 business days (M-F) after we receive your order.
Ordering "speed shipping" (next day, 2nd day or 3rd day) does not always mean you will get your order in 1, 2 or 3 business days. These designations refer to the transit time only. Although "speed shipping" orders are processed first, that may not affect how long it takes to assemble and ship your order. If an item is on backorder, you will experience a delay.
If you want your package by a specific date, tell us in the "special instructions" box during checkout and call us to verify. This is especially important if you want your package "tomorrow."
Most orders are delivered on business days (Monday - Friday). Some smaller orders may be delivered on Saturday by USPS.
An order can be delivered on Saturday by UPS if you choose "next day" (ship on Friday) or "second day" (ship on Thursday), pay an addtional $25.00 Saturday delivery charge and we are able to ship your package on the appropriate day. Call us for this service.
Second and Third day additional shipping amounts slide upward with the value of the order.
Shipping Speed
Additional Cost
third day $8.00 - $15.00
second day $18.00 - $31.00
next day $58.00
next day (Sat. deliv.) $75.00

For example: if you want to ship a package with an item total of $29.00 to a commercial address by third day you would add $18.00 to the $10.00 basic shipping fee for a total of $57.00 / For the same order of $299.00 you would add $30.00 to the $15.00 plus 1% of subtotal basic shipping fee for a total of $346.90. The online shopping cart does this for you.
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Contact us to make any special prepayment or shipping arrangements. I am happy to accomodate your requests.
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I attempt to ship all orders complete. I will hold your shipment for any backordered items if I'm assured that the backordered items will be available in a reasonable amount of time unless you ask us to send your order in two separate shipments. Requested separate shipments may incur additional shipping and handling charges.
Automatic split shipments do not incur additional shipping and handling charges.
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Must be paid in advance in US funds by credit card, money order or wire transfer. You will be notified if your method of payment is not acceptable. Our banking information will be emailed to you for wire transfers.
Import duties, taxes and brokerage fees are your responsibility. You will be shown your charges before you complete your order and you may pay them either at the time of purchase or at time of receipt of your order.
We will not mark your package as a "gift" for the purpose of avoiding taxes.
We accept orders from all FPO and APO addresses. Director Chairs and Lecterns cannot be shipped by USPS and shipping them overseas voids their warranty.
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Shipping, handling and insurance charges are determined by estimating the weight and carrier charge plus a handling charge--generally $5.00 to Canada and $10.00 everywhere else.
USPS Air is cheaper but cannot be tracked. Items under 4 pounds shipped by USPS Air are not insured. Use this service at your own risk.
In Canada, you may be able to avoid brokerage fees by using USPS, but it's not guaranteed.
True real-time tracking numbers are available only with UPS.
We ship to FPO and APO addresses by USPS.
Director Chairs and Lecterns cannot be shipped by USPS.

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90 days. Refund, Credit or Exchange at your option.
Call us prior to returning any merchandise.
Return items by best price carrier. Insure them for your protection.
Returns (especially books) must be returned in new condition with their original packaging and receipt. Place everything in a larger box. Do not put labels, stamps, etc. on the item's actual packaging.
No restocking charge unless your item is a "special order." A 25% restocking charge applies to directors chairs, lecterns, tables, and any other "special order" item.
Orders shipped on a free-shipping promotion and then canceled or returned will be charged the shipping and handling that would have normally applied.
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Inspect all synthetic/fabric safety equipment immediately upon receipt. Be certain they are in new and satisfactory condition and that you are satisfied with them before you use them. Return of these items must be made within 14 days. They cannot be returned once used.
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TOOLS FOR STAGECRAFT stands behind every product it sells. Some of the tools carry exceptionally long manufacturers warranties eg. 25 years to life. Other manufacturer warranties vary from 90 days to 2 years. Some of the manufacturer warranties are detailed in the tool descriptions. The SPOT DOT 2000(tm) and SPOT HANDLE(tm) manufactured by TOOLS FOR STAGECRAFT are warranted for a period of one year. Any product by another manufacturer without a specific warranty by the manufacturer will be warranted by TOOLS FOR STAGECRAFT for a period of 90 days. Waranty does not cover items damaged by misuse or abuse. Warranted items will be repaired or replaced free of charge at our option.
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