Items received on consignment are photographed and listed on Rail Relics Today website. Price is determined by the seller and non negotiable to any interested buyer. Locks sent to Rail Relics Today for consignment will be inspected to see if the lock is in working order. Any defects will be noted. Rail Relics Today policy for keys is "WSWG". For the promotion and handling of items received on consignment Rail Relics Today is allowed 20% of the final sale price for each item sold. There is a extra 5% charge for packaging larger items like lanterns, oil cans, etc. There is no time limit on how long you can list your items. RRT suggest that after a certain length of time the seller might consider lowering the prices of the items that are not selling.
Shipping Carrier and Charges
The USPS will be utilized for shipping all items. Once an item sells shipping charges are the buyers' responsibility and are added to the buyers final fee. Buyers must request postal insurance at the time of sale. Insurance costs are the buyers responsibility. Rail Relics Today will try to ship the item or items in a economical package or container to minimize the shipping charges. As a added precaution all items packaged for shipment will be bubble wrapped. Items shipped will have a tracking number. If for some reason the package is not received, damaged or lost, Rail Relics Today cannot be held responsilble. The buyer will have the tracking number and seeking restituion will be with the USPS.
In any business that sells to the public, the prices the companies set are never explained. People know a good deal or just a fair price when shopping. Not out of necessity but because of my fellow railroad collectors, I would like to explain about my lock and key prices. In the railroad collectors circle, 50% of locks do not come with a key. When I purchase the lock it is usually at a fair price. What increases the price of the lock is the cost of the key. If the lock/key are rare or both are rare, it will impact the price significantly. Once you tally the price of the lock then add the price of the key; there is still my small profit to add in for the total. I try to sell quality locks as if I was buying the lock for myself. It is difficult to try to aquire a key for every lock but I do my best. Some keys I have taken from my collection so I can sell the lock and key as a set. Regardless of price, railroad antiques, like other classes of antiques of a long ago era will always be popular.
KEYS / Miscellaneous Items: All key and miscellaneous items sold are final.
LOCKS: Unless noted otherwise: RRT offers a 10 day return policy on all locks. All locks are inspected to see if they are in working order. Any defects are noted in the synopsis. As a courtesy to the buyer, all locks are de-rusted, oiled and ready for use. If you are not completely satisfied you may return the lock and key no questions asked. Items must be in the same condition as when shipped. Upon receipt of returned items RRT will issue a refund. Shipping cost for returned items are the consignors or buyers responsibility.
Oil Lanterns: All oil lanterns are sold as is and sales are final. Shipping costs are the buyer'sresponsibility. All lanterns refurbished are believed to be fully functional. I try to post as many pics as I can to help with the prospective buyers decision. If I believe a oil lantern unsuitable for use, I will state so in my synopsis.
For security purpose's, RRT will not accept current railroad steel keys that are numbered in the hunderd series.
Although, the consignor has the right to cancel any item sent to RRT for consignment at anytime, RRT would like to discourage this practice once a person has purchased the item. There will be a 10% handling charge for each item that is cancelled and returned to the consignor. Shipping charges for returned items are the consignors responsibility.
My preferred choice is to be paid by check. Money orders including postal are welcome. If the buyer pays the surcharge, I will accept Paypal. Checks will need to clear before RRT ships the item.