THE IDENTIFICATION AND APPRAISAL FEE IS $20 PER BAYONET IN ADVANCE BY MASTERCARD OR VISA. DO NOT SEND PICTURES UNLESS I ASK FOR THEM. YOU WILL FIND SAFE VISA/MC TRANSMISSION INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.
ID AND APPRAISAL INQUIRIES THAT DO NOT INCLUDE MC/VISA PAYMENT WILL NOT BE ANSWERED. ANY UNSOLICITED PICTURES SENT WILL BE CONSIDERED FREE FOR MY OWN USE AND I WILL RETAIN COPYRIGHT TO THEM FOR FUTURE COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAYING BY CREDIT CARD:
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAYING BY MASTERCARD OR VISA AND TERMS OF SERVICE:
(NOTE THAT THE CARD CAN BE EITHER CREDIT OR DEBIT AS LONG AS IT IS A MASTERCARD OR VISA)
By PHONE: Call in your Mastercard or Visa Number with EXP date AND the last 3 digits of the security number found in the signature strip on the back of your card in to me at 740-498-5787 and leave it on the answering machine WITH THE ITEM NUMBER if there is one. If you'd like to speak to me please Email me and we will arrange a time for me to be at the phone to receive your call or IF YOU ARE INSIDE THE USA feel free to email me YOUR phone number and let me know the best times to call and I can call you and save you the long distance charges. I am usually available at the phone on weekday mornings.
By E-MAIL: Send me the Card number broken up into at least two separate
Emails for security purposes to otto@eBAYONET.com
. The first Email should contain the item number(s), mailing address, the type
of card (MC or VISA) and the first 8 digits of the card number. The second
Email should contain your
name and BILLING address for your card along with the second half of the Credit Card Number plus the Expiration Date and Security Number from the back.
If you have more than one email address of your own it will be even more secure to send different parts of your information from different addresses as well.
IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES YOU MUST ALSO INCLUDE YOUR LOCAL TELEPHONE NUMBER. IT IS REQUIRED ON MOST CUSTOMS DOCUMENTS NOW AND WILL EVENTUALLY BE REQUIRED FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS.
IMPORTANT: If your billing address for the card is different from your shipping address you need to include the billing address for card verification. I use this security feature for YOUR protection. If the address you provide does not match the card verification address I will NOT fulfill your order so please ensure that you provide an accurate billing address for your card. Please also do not forget the security number.
All shipments will be sent WITH shipping insurance unless you specifically tell me not to insure it. If you decline to insure a shipment the risk for any loss or damage is entirely your own and I can offer no help tracking or compensating uninsured shipments. If you are having your order shipped to a country where the US Postal Service will not offer insurance the risk is also entirely yours.
INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS MUST READ THIS
AND AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS: YOU are responsible for any taxes,
customs duties or any other charges from governments, transport organizations or
other third parties involved. I do NOT accept non-preauthorized returns
and I will NOT authorize any returns based on the fact that you felt taxes or
other charges that are outside my control were too much. IF YOU CHOOSE TO
REFUSE DELIVERY I WILL NOT ISSUE ANY REFUND. In such cases you agree to
hold me harmless and accept the full loss without attempting to have the
Mastercard or Visa charges reversed. You agree to these terms by placing
Once I've been paid I'll email you instructions on how best to describe your bayonet. I may ask for pictures at that time.
I will provide an identification and a price range based on current market selling prices in my experience as a full time professional bayonet dealer. If I have no experience with the particular bayonet in question I will simply be honest about it and tell you I don't know then refund your fee. I will NOT just make something up.
If you have a large collection that you want identified and or appraised before you sell it or for insurance reasons, you may be better off retaining me on a "Consultant" basis. My Consulting fee is $65 per hour with a $300 minimum retainer plus any expenses for travel or shipping or other incidental costs that may occur. It is generally cheaper to fly ME to YOUR location for this kind of thing but if you prefer to ship a collection to me for this kind of work or prefer to handle it by phone, mail and email we can work that out as well to our best mutual benefit.
WHY DO I CHARGE FOR THESE SERVICES?
Dealing in bayonets is my full time job. This is what I do to pay my bills, It's not just a hobby. I am a professional. No other professional like a computer consultant, plumber or electrician will provide you with free advice on doing their jobs so you can avoid hiring them. They invest their own time and money to become educated in their area of expertise so they can charge people to use that knowledge. I am in exactly the same position with regard to bayonets. I have thousands of dollars invested in my reference library and thousands of hours of my time invested in researching bayonets beyond what is found in books. I expect to be compensated for using that knowledge or conducting additional research for your benefit.
If you are not willing to compensate me for these services I suggest you head for your nearest public library and start looking for books on bayonets and investing your own time in gathering this type of knowledge. I'll wish you the best of luck. I really don't care for these ID jobs anyway, they distract from my normal business.
SPECIAL! Otto's personal collection of AIRBORNE regalia
(Includes UNIDENTIFIED section at the end)
BOOKS AND LITERATURE
MY eBOOKs on CD-ROM "OBSERVATIONS ON TURKISH BAYONETS" and "BAYONETS OF AFGHANISTAN" ARE AVAILABLE IN THIS SECTION!
THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED AND ENCOURAGED ME ALONG ON THESE PROJECTS IN THE PAST AND CONTINUE TO HELP ME IMPROVE THEM!
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