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Frequently Asked Questions
We offer a range of payment options. Payment can be made by Debit/Credit card, simply choose the Paypal option at checkout. There's no need to have a Paypal account, although if you have got one you can make payment using that if you so choose. If you'd prefer you can pay by cheque we still accept them, although we may hold goods until the cheque clears. Cheques must be in £ sterling and drawn on a UK bank. They should be made payable to Double-B-Books and sent to:
12 Gregorys Tyning
We can also supply bank details for international buyers wanting to pay by bank transfer or provide a Paypal invoice if that is more convenient.
Shipping is calculated based on the weight of your order. For delivery to UK adresses orders of over £75 in value will automatically be upgraded and sent using Royal Mail's 'signed for' service and orders of over £150 in value will be sent by Royal Mail 'Special Delivery', unless otherwise specified.
International shipping is calculated by weight. Orders over £150 will automatically be upgraded to a tracked service where that is available - not all services are available to all destinations.
We are experienced booksellers who have sent books safely all over the world. All books are carefully wrapped in bubble-wrap and sent in cardboard mailers that, together, provide ample protection from the world's postal services. In the event of an item failing to arrive please contact us and we will do all we can to rectify the problem.
We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase and work hard to ensure we've done everything we can to achieve that aim. In keeping with that aim, any item may be returned for any reason, within 7 days of receipt. All we ask is that you contact us before returning an item. A full refund will be given on receipt of goods returned in their original condition. If the return is due to an error in our original listing we will gladly pay all reasonable return costs.
Double-B-Books will not share any of your personal information, your address, telephone number or email address with any other company or individual. Electronic payments are handled by reputable third party services, which means that your card details are never stored by us and are always transmitted over secure connections. Our newsletter is sent out only to customers who have requested they receive it. If you believe you are receiving it erroneously please contact us and we’ll remove you from the mailing list.
Accurate descriptions of books offered for sale has always been crucial in ensuring trust between buyer and seller. In order to make that possible the trade developed standardised condition definitions thus allowing a buyer to confidently assess the condition of a book simply by reading the seller’s description. Double-B-Books continues to use these standard definitions:
AS NEW; FINE: Without faults or defects.
NEAR FINE: a book approaching FINE (or AS NEW) but with a couple of very minor defects or faults, which must be noted.
[NOTE: From here on, there may be "+ (Plus)" or "- (Minus)" in a grade, which will mean that it is above the grade noted but not quite to the next higher grade for "+", and that it is below the grade noted but not quite to the next lower grade for "-", i.e., Very Good + (or Plus)/Very Good - (or Minus). Which means the book is better than Very Good and the dust jacket grade is less than Very Good.]
VERY GOOD: A book showing some signs of wear. Any defects or faults must be noted.
GOOD: The average used book that is totally complete (as issued) and intact. Any defects must be noted.
FAIR: A worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title page, etc. Any defects or faults must be noted.
POOR or READING COPY: A book that is sufficiently worn that its only merit is the complete text, which must be legible. Any missing maps or plates must be noted. May be soiled, scuffed, stained, or spotted, and may have loose joints, hinges, pages, etc.
EX-LIBRARY: Must always be designated as such no matter what the condition of the book.
BOOK CLUB: Must always be noted as such no matter what the condition of the book.