to all. Yes, I promised updates but realize I have a long way to go
till I have my cowry-list and sales stock in the order I'd like to have
it: comprehensive, well-sorted, and efficient to access. This
denotes: no updates, and having some research trips ahead, more delays.
Perhaps save up till the update comes, it will be worth the waiting.
philosophy in shell business remains the same: no fancy design,
ascertained data, honest photos, good shells, fair deals, and
the competence and integrity needed to run a shell business responsibly
with respect for the client.
Please also read the terms of sale below.
Happy shelling... life is good
Terms of Sale
Contact: eMail: email@example.com or
firstname.lastname@example.org for all orders and communication. Mailing address: Fr. Ebert-Str.
12, 35418 Buseck, Germany.
spoken: English, Deutsch,
Prices are in Euro, payment should be made within two
weeks after receipt, but we can work out a payment plan for larger
No payment in advance is necessary, unless you are a new customer, then I ask for a 50% deposit after I sent you a quote for your order.
Paypal is ok for any amount (no fees will be charged but, if possible, please mark your payment "to friends and family"): email@example.com
Bank transfers are
welcome for higher amounts, my banking information will be given by eMail: Volksbank (EU), Wells Fargo (USA), NAB (Australia).
Bank cheques are accepted
amounts exceeding Eur 500.
NOT accepted: Western Union,
Moneygram, and no more credit cards, because managing your data in compliance with the (mindless) DSGVO laws makes it too hard, sorry.
Orders can be sent by eMail (not via Facebook, please), listing: Lot-Number, species name, price, total ordering amount.
I will then send you a quote for the order, depending on what is
available. Established customers await their shipment and pay
conveniently after receipt and approval.
New customers please dont't forget your mailing address
with your first
Minimum ordering amount is 200 Euro.
15 to 50 Euros, depending on the size and weight of the box, and
whether it is sent trackable or regular. For significant orders
it is free (instead of a discount). Unfortunately, the German postal
system no longer offers registered mail parcels, which makes sending
boxes with tracking and insurance ridiculously expensive.
I'll ship anywhere except to South America, and countries with leaders that are even more crazy than ours.
are no problem within
after receipt and for whatever reason. The shipment should be declared
as "empty seashells (no protected species), returned after
study, customs code 97050000901, no commercial value". Please send return shipments by registered
Mail, Air Mail
from overseas. Please do not use any private mail-services, but the
public mail services. Sorry, but shipments sent by "UPS" will be returned to sender!
: a flawless specimen without chips, scars or
healed marks. f+/gem
term is used for specimens with barely noticable natural irregularities
- still "gem" to most collectors and dealers. fine
slight defects. However, I do not consider a shell as "fine" if the flaw seriously
affects the beauty or the morphological characteristics of the shell. good
): a shell with apparent defects. dead
(fresh dead): a specimen that was not
livecollected, it may come close to gem but show the apparent signs of
a dead taken shell (drill holes, wear of the nacre). Please refer to
the accompaining explanations and the photo for more details.
Sorry, but there will be no discounts, because
those clients who agree to my prices, and I do my best to
give everybody a great deal. If you order half a dozen or more
specimens from the same lot I always put extras in to make your day.
Those that have done business with me in the past will confirm that I am a very
generous person in that regard.
"Worldwide Seashells" offers shells that have been
carefully checked for their quality, identification, and data. Integrity is my
motto, happy customers worldwide are my reward. But please
keep in mind that every
specimen and label will be selected and issued by me personally. This requires a great deal of efficiency. Therefore, I might be unable to attend to every question and request at times.