Terms & Conditions

Conditions of Sale

All items are subject to prior sale. We sell per open invoice, meaning you pay upon arrival of the item. An invoice accompanies the shipment. Customers may use Paypal or bank transfer. We also accept VISA and MasterCard.

Fellow bookdealers receive a 10% discount.

Returns & Refunds

At ‘West Coast Rare Books’ we strive to describe and show all of our items in the best possible and most realistic way. Please read the catalogue entries and study the images carefully before ordering.

We will refund any item if our description was found to be incorrect, incomplete or in any way misleading. In this case, please notify us as soon as possible, but no later than one month after delivery.

Refunds are limited to the original purchasing price, including initial delivery cost.

In the event of a refund, where possible the value of the book at time of purchase will be refunded to the same credit or debit card account used to make the initial payment.

The item must be returned to ‘West Coast Rare Books’ in the exact state that they were initially delivered. You must pay the costs of returning the goods to ‘West Coast Rare Books’.

Upon receipt of the returned item, ‘West Coast Rare Books’ will immediately make arrangements to process the refund. This should take between three and five working days to clear.

Shipping Information

We love to see you visiting our shop, however, we understand that not everyone can come and visit us in Westport. Should you find something of interest on our web site we will be delighted to ship it to you wherever you call home.

We suggest to use An Post (Irish Postal Services) Registered Post for all your purchases. An Post provides a reliable and secure postal delivery at reasonable rates. Shipping cost for some common shipping weights and destinations can be seen in the table below.

  Sample Destinations
Weight Ireland Northern Ireland UK Germany USA Canada Australia
up to 1 kg € 5.00 € 6.80 € 8.31 € 9.80 € 16.25 € 16.40 € 18.36
up to 2 kg € 11.37 € 18.16 € 18.02 € 28.23
up to 3 kg € 12.94 € 20.07 € 19.64 € 38.10
Service Provider An Post Express w/ signature An Post International Priority Parcel An Post International Priority Parcel An Post International Priority Parcel An Post International Priority Parcel An Post International Priority Parcel An Post International Priority Parcel
Estimated Delivery Times 2–3 Days 2–3 Days 3–4 Days 4–5 Days 4–6 Days 4–6 Days 6–8 Days
Insurance Cover € 150.00 € 150.00 € 150.00 € 150.00 € 150.00 € 150.00 € 150.00

For any other destination, heavy & unusual shipments or any special demands; please contact us and we will provide you an exact quote for the shipment cost.

Please note that we will ship at cost and do not have any charge extra for packing, handling etc.

For more information on registered post in Ireland click here

For more information on registered post worldwide click here

On customer demand or for high value and/or urgent shipments we can use a courier service at cost. Please contact us for a quote.

Customers who have their own account with a courier service / shipping company can arrange to have their purchases picked up at our shop during normal working hours. For more information on location and working hours, please click here.

All shipments are expertly packed and insured as shown above. If you would like additional insurance cover, please contact us for a quote.

Delivery

We will deliver the books ordered to the delivery address which you supply. All delivery times quoted are estimates only, based on availability, normal processing and delivery time.

Payment Options

During checkout, you can choose from the following payment options:

  • Bank Transfer – An invoice with our account details will be shipped to you together with your purchase. Please pay within 14 days.
  • Credit and Debit Card – Please provide your credit / debit card details to us via our web site. Alternatively, you can tell us your card details per telephone or e-mail.
  • PayPal – A PayPal invoice will be send to your e-mail account. You can use debit / credit card, bank transfer or your PayPal account to pay.
  • Pickup at our shop – If you have the chance to come to Westport soon, we’re happy to prepare your books for pickup – of course without any shipping cost.

Copyright and other Proprietary Rights

All proprietary content and materials on this website, including without limitation this site’s layout, organization and design, are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, and other proprietary rights and laws. You agree to comply with all such protections provided by applicable law.

Severability

If any provisions of these Terms of Use are deemed to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, such offensive provisions shall be severed to the extent required to conform to applicable law, and the remaining portions of this agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

Third party sites

This website may contain links to other unrelated websites on the Internet. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy, copyright compliance, decency standards, or other materials on such sites.