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Frequently Asked Questions
Please check out this information about secure online ordering - you will be asked for and assigned a password to finalize your purchase so as to provide you with additional security - be ready to sign up for one when you order
Cardholder Authentication :
Verified By Visa and MasterCard? SecureCode TM
The number one reason shoppers do not make purchases online is because they have concerns about security. And the biggest frustration for Internet businesses has been the risk of chargebacks if a shopper were to tell their issuer that they did not authorize an internet purchase with their credit card.
Visa and Mastercard each now support a global e-commerce solution that enables cardholders to authenticate themselves to their issuer through the use of a unique personal code. Visa's program is known as Verified By Visa. Mastercard's program is known as SecureCode TM. Cardholders who have a Visa or MasterCard from by an Issuer participating in these programs will be presented an additional window hosted by their Card Issuer. If they have already established a password for their particular card, they will be prompted to simply enter that password to authenticate themselves before the transaction is submitted for authorization. If a customer holding a participating card has not yet established their password, they will be prompted through simple steps to do so. Cardholders enjoy peace of mind knowing that no one else has access to their password (it is not recorded on any cardholder statements nor are they visible on the plastic).
Why do I get a " > max" message telling me my payment is declined when I know my card is not maxed out?
Sometimes credit card companies have a transaction amount limit for internet purchases. Please contact your credit card company to adjust this limit and allow the transaction.
Where are you located?
We are located at 161 Gerrard St. East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5A 2E4, 416-921-6112, 1-800-260-0102 - Please call first if you want to come by to shop in person. Have an idea what you would like before you arrive.
Monday - Closed
Tuesday to Friday Noon - 5:30pm
Saturday 1 pm - 7 pm
Sunday Noon - 4 pm
How do you ship my order?
We ship in a plain brown paper package with the name Paddy Aldridge and the return address of 161 Gerrard St. East Toronto M5A 2E4 on the return address label. If you don't want the package delivered to your house you can choose the do not deliver option and I will put a note that instructs the postmaster to leave the package at your own post office for pickup.
We usually use Canada Post Parcel, Canada Post Expedited, or Canada Post XpressPost. Within Canada your order will take 2 - 3 business days. In the US, 3 - 5 business days. Anywhere else, a week or two.
What currency are the prices listed in on the website?
All prices referred to are in Canadian dollars.
What are your payment terms?
All orders are prepaid (paid in full at time of ordering). Please place your orders using the shopping cart and the secure payment gateway. We do not keep your credit card details on file. The only details we keep after an order has been sent are your email address and name, in order to let you know of any specials or sales or special events. Please let us know if you don't want to take advantage of this service.
You may also send us a cheque, money order, or at you own risk, cash. We are honest but the post office might not be........
What about Taxes or Duty?
The HST taxes are automatically added to your order (or not) when you enter your address into the system. Local taxes, duty, import taxes etc. are the responsibility of the purchaser and would usually be paid before the purchase is released to you by the post office. If you are not sure about the tax expected, contact the customs department or an express courier service in your country to find out more.
What do I do about RETURNS or EXCHANGES?
We don't accept returns but we will gladly exchange your item for one that fits provided we have been notified of your exchange within 48 hours of you receiving your order as confirmed by the Canada Post shipping records. Just call us or email us. After this period we have the right to refuse an exchange. Once we promptly acknowledge, via email, your desire to exchange an item, it must be returned as soon as possible within 30 days. Once we receive the returned item, we will send out an alternate size immediately.
Payment of the exchange shipping is shared - you pay to return it to me and I'll pay to send you the exchange item. Don't ship Exchanges by UPS or Fedex etc.
We have been in business since 1987 and our catalogue has been online since 1995. We have had very few exchanges in all the thousands of orders we have filled over the years because of our good customer service prior to ordering.
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