Place an order at Optos Books
We hope Optos Books offers visitors an informative & pleasurable location for design inspiration, sought after additions to your library or gifts for friends who share a love of the visual and the unusual! Ordering is safe, fast and reliable and extremely easy. It takes just four (4) easy steps:
Step 1: Register to open Your Account
Step 2: Browse
Step 3: Checkout & Pay
Step 4: Confirm Order
Step 1 - Register: Click the Register link in the upper left corner. Read our Terms of Agreement. If you agree,
click the I agree phrase and fill in the information in the Create an Account section.
Please let us know if we may keep you updated in the future about Receptions, Show dates, notable New Arrivals, Special Offers and the like
(and not to worry we pledge that Optos Books prides itself on professional communication and respects the
privacy of our customers & visitors. We are too busy to send out info unless we think you will find it of interest!!).
Step 2 - Browse:
Browse our titles, with our search features (Quick or Advanced) or browse Categories in the list at right of your screen. If you find a
title that you would like, add it to your shopping cart by clicking the Add to Cart button that appears on each listing *. When you finish searching, to view your Shopping Cart , click on the number within the phrase on
the upper right: There are _ item(s) in your shopping cart. You can modify your order (remove an item) by clicking the
Update button. If you began browsing Optos Books without registering, you can do it from here too. Click the Not a
Member? Sign up! link and follow Step 1.
* NOTE: If a title is indicated as SOLD, we welcome the opportunity to find it for you. Send us
a note indicating your desire to purchase an out-of-stock title you will have FIRST priority as soon as we locate a copy. In addition, YOU
WILL RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT. This discount applies to ANY WISH LIST titles that you share with us. So please, send us the titles on your WISH
LIST. We will try to locate them!
Step 3 - Checkout & Pay:
Once selections are complete, hit Checkout button, and fill in your shipping and billing info. At this point you can send us
a note with your order if you have any special concerns for instance you may like us to gift wrap your purchase. We like hearing from you, so
use use the Additional Comments area freely! Choose your payment method(PayPal, check, money order), Hit Continue button;
please check to make sure all the info provided is correct if so hit Confirm , only ONCE (if not, hit Back and correct away).
Step 4 - Confirm Order:
If everything is as you wish, confirm your order by clicking Confirm , only ONCE. Finito! You will receive an e-mail
confirming our receipt of your order. Orders paid by PayPal will ship out immediately (within two business days). Proforma invoices (those
awaiting checks or money orders) will ship as soon as your payment is received. Please allow seven business days from receipt of check for bank
From here on we will take care of everything and
we hope you will be fully satisfied with your purchase!
Please read our Terms of Agreement prior to making
your purchase. (We know these things are long and a drag to really read, but we must ask!)
TERMS OF SALE (in brief) :
| || || All items are subject to prior sale
|||Any item ordered through our website may be returned within thirty (30) days of receipt if unsatisfactory for any reason. (Notification must be made prior to return.)
|||Shipping and insurance charges are additional.
|||Purchases shipped within New York are subject to appropriate sales tax. Sales tax will not be collected if Optos Books is provided with the proper form, filled out in full. We are happy to fax the form if you do not have one.
|||All packages will be shipped via USPS, insured Media Mail with delivery confirmation, unless an alternative carrier is requested.
|||We accept payment by PayPal; checks or money orders, both payable in US dollars and made payable to Polly Dufresne .
|||Books can be held for one week on request.
|||Libraries and Educational Institutions invoiced for purchases, net 30 terms. Please supply a purchase order number.
|||International Customers, Please read below for instructions! Thank you.
BUYING DETAILS (worth a one-time read) :
We grade our books carefully and on the conservative side. We encourage a read of our How We Grade Our Books page to learn the specifics of the notations used in our listings. Buying books online may be a new experience for some of our visitors. We understand the perceptive difference between the tactile reality of perusing a book in person versus viewing it online. We have attempted to make your experience of our listings as detailed as possible. If the information provided, in our images or descriptions, lacks sufficient detail for you to make a selection, don't hesitate to contact us. We are happy to send more detailed images and descriptions or to speak to you directly with tome in hand. We understand that on occasion only the latter will do!
PayPal : You can make your payment (and we hope you will) by credit card, through Paypal.com. We recommend it! PayPal is secure, speedy, simple and free. We have incorporated it into the check out process of your Shopping Cart as the easiest payment option. If you are familiar with PayPal and prefer to go to your own established account to make a payment to us, our account name for payment is: do.voodoo[at]mindspring.com .
Checks & Money Orders : We also accept Checks or Money Orders made out to Polly Dufresne , payable in US dollars . For payments by check, please allow seven business days from receipt of check for bank clearance. Purchases paid by money order will ship immediately. International Customers: Please take care to purchase International Money Orders ONLY, payable to Polly Dufresne and in US Dollars.
Packaging We ship your books out the way we like to receive them! We are only too familiar with the disappointing results of careless packaging. Rest assured - we will pack your purchase with TLC! Books are individually wrapped in water resistant paper, bagged to protect against potential water damage, and either put into a padded mailer between rigid cardboard layers larger than the book or boxed with proper padding to insure against carrier abuse.
Shipping & Insurance Optos Books ships all Domestic orders by insured USPS Media Mail with a delivery confirmation. If an alternative carrier for an order is preferred (Priority Mail, UPS, FedEx, customer FedEx account, etc.), indicate your preference to us in an e-mail or call prior to payment. We will send out a PayPal invoice with shipping costs specific to your preference.
Shipping fees quoted in each of our listings is for insured Media Mail with a delivery confirmation. If a package does not arrive to you within 10-14 days of your order (Media Mail can be slow), please contact us and we will investigate immediately. Please be patient as the USPS can be frustratingly slow on these matters.
Media Mail Insured w/ Delivery Confirmation (7 - 14 days en route)
Buyers in Hawaii please note shipping will be by Priority Mail, and rates will be higher.
First book: $6.50 *
Each additional title: $1.50
* $6.50 is the default shipping price for most titles listed. In some cases, due to being smaller or oversize, our quotes in a listing will vary accordingly.
International Customers: Please contact us with a list of what you would like to order, and shipping costs will be accurately quoted based on books, packaged weight, destination and your preferred delivery time. International orders may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are paid by the customer when the package reaches the country of destination.
Refunds Your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you aren't happy, we're not happy. Any item ordered through our website may be returned within thirty (30) days of receipt if unsatisfactory for any reason. (Advance notice of a return is required .) Please notify us immediately with any questions or concerns via phone or email . We must receive the book back in as shipped condition. Please wrap and pad the book carefully and send it back to us shipped via USPS insured Media Mail within thirty (30) days. Your purchase will be refunded in full if the book was not as described. In other instances, the refund will be for cost of the book only.