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- Yo Mama - Where's my stuff? Answer:
So, here's the scoop, a quick rundown of your shipping times and estimates (keep in mind these estimates are from the time it LEAVES our location, NOT from the time you order)
Standard Delivery: Our best, most cost effective option, and not always available. Use it where you can. Tracking is excellent on it, and delivery timeframes are much faster. Please note, Alaska and Hawaii will take longer, please don't expect these items to be delivered within these listed timeframes as they have to travel by air!
USPS Parcel Post, USPS Media Mail, or USPS First Class Mail: - you may have saved yourself a few cents over the other options, and as a result, your item once it leaves our warehouse can take 10-18 business days to get to you and it does not come with good tracking or insurance - basically, you are up a river if the item enters the USPS system and is shows 'delivered' but you can't find it, or if it is lost in transit or damaged - we DO NOT RECOMMEND USPS! Cost effective, but at times, slower than snail mail with no recourse, for us, or for you. Please note, Alaska and Hawaii will take longer, please don't expect these items to be delivered within these listed timeframes as they have to travel by air!
Guess what? If there are weather delays -- we have NO control over them. If the items are delayed to our location adverse Weather May Cause Delay: The shipment is currently within our network however, adverse weather conditions could result in a change to the scheduled delivery date. Again, we have no control over mother nature, sorry!
USPS Priority Mail: you'll find that it is the best selection for the smaller goods! It may be a few bucks more than Parcel Post or First Class Mail, but is quicker, and comes with great tracking as well. The shipping times on Priority vary depending upon your location, but usually the item arrives within 3-6 business days. Please note, Alaska and Hawaii will take longer, please don't expect these items to be delivered within these listed time frames as they have to travel by air!
UPS ground - another great option, usually fairly inexpensive depending upon your location - a standard 7-10 business days, and tracking email is provided as well.
UPS 2 day, 3 day and overnight - if you feel you need something that fast, it flags in our system and will ship, if ordered before 3 PM mountain time, the following day (unless otherwise noted in our description).
Packages are not insured by us. Items shipped through the USPS that are lost or show a delivered status that you didn't actually receive (or are damaged) have no recourse.
UPS packages come with a standard $100 of insurance, so while their prices are a bit higher, it may be well worth it if you live in an area where packages often go missing. Once it leaves our warehouse - we have no control over what happens with it!
- I never received a shipment confirmation email - where is it? Has my stuff shipped yet? Answer:
Please, for the love of everything pretty, green and, well, just plain dirt cheap, add us to your safe list of recipients in your inbox! Almost always, our emails end up in your junk box when you order for the first time - since our email address has the word 'bargains' in it, it almost certainly will be classified as junk if you've never received mail from us before. Junk/Bulk/Spam folders should be checked first before emailing us all agro that you haven't received your tracking email.
If you are antsy (who wouldn't be - when you get a fancy schmancy product for a dirt cheap price, we would be drooling too waiting for our bargain to arrive, so we totally understand) and just can't seem to hold out, please wait until the estimated time frame for your chosen method of shipping has been exhausted before you email us in a panicked frenzy looking for your tracking number. Oh, and yes, your stuff has shipped. We do our best to ship items out within 2 business days of placing your order UNLESS otherwise noted within the product description when the item you purchased was live. That being said, things happen- crazy universe interventions that we can't control...cut us some slack, we are for sure going to get you your product as soon as possible. Business hours do not include major Postal holidays or weekends.
- Hey, I sent an email (or left a message on your voicemail) to customer service a few hours ago and have yet to hear back from them! Answer:
Pipe down monkey! Since we are a small mom-owned company, we are busy peeling spaghetti noodles off the seat of our kid's pants and changing blow-outs, not to mention walking the dogs, calling mom (you know how moms get, ya gotta call em' everyday or they think the worst!) doing laundry, and getting dinner ready for the hubby's return from his day job. We do our absolute best to get back to you as soon as possible, and will always get back to you within 1 business day. We do pride ourselves on excellent customer service (sounds cheesy, but it's way important to us) and therefore want to get back to you and help you with whatever questions, comments or concerns you have.
- Your shipping prices are exorbitant. Your shipping prices suck. I won't shop here until your shipping prices go down. Answer:
Please take it up with UPS and USPS. It's just shipping, you pay us, and then we pay them. Fuel surcharges change almost daily, and shipping companies love to put you into 'zones' placing some of you in 'rural locations' charging rural surcharges. Remember, a first class stamp to mail a tiny little piece of paper is now .46 cents. If you take a two or three pound package and multiply by .46 cents, you are seriously going to come out to almost 10 bucks in most cases. Shipping sucks, we agree, but please take it easy on us, we really are giving you the best deal we can afford to give you on your order.
- Do you ship internationally? Answer:
Only to Canada for now, mamas!
Mamabargains.com uses USPS to ship to Canada. During your checkout, you will have a few different USPS international mail shipping options
Here's the real nitty gritty: Shipments outside the USA may be subject to tariffs, duties, value added tax (VAT), HST, GST, PST, etc. and/or other icky fees. These fees are assessed by your Customs office and are typically based on the country of origin and the order total. Any fees of this nature are your responsibility. These fees will not be calculated by Mamabargains.com or added to your shipping charges. The shipping carrier will charge applicable fees associated with your order. Please contact your local Customs office for more information. Please do not rip MB a new one when these fees are assessed, we really have absolutely no control over them, sorry!
Please be aware that if you refuse a package that has been received by your Customs office because you will not pay the applicable customs fees associated with that package, said package will be re-returned to you C.O.D. and the ball will then be back in your court to pay your customs fees or any fees associated with re-sending that item to you.
If the USPS, the Customs agents, or a magical elf switches your customs forms with another customer, you will need to contact the USPS as they are the culprit. Every so often, customs agents will switch the customs forms from one customer's package to another, and an unintentional switcharoo takes place! We feel for you when this happens, but ask that you please contact the other customer whose order you received and coordinate an exchange. As this was an error that occurred while the package was in the hands of the USPS or customs, Mamabargains cannot reimburse any shipping costs associated with switching your orders back
PS - We are a cool company, we know. We aren't cool enough, however, to break the law and automatically associate every item ordered internationally as a 'gift'. We know, we wish we could, but we don't want to get in hot water and we are pretty sure you don't either! Thanks in advance for understanding!
PSS- As we have started shipping more and more to Canada, we have noticed more and more that the USPS International Tracking information, well, doesn't exist! Pretty much, they don't update international tracking information. It's annoying. You hate it, we hate it, and the birds in the sky probably hate it too. But, there's nothing we can do about it. So, let's break it down for you. The USPS starts ESTIMATING shipping to Canada AT 11 BUSINESS days. That doesn't include weekends, or holidays. Give it at LEAST 11 business days before you call us and insist we send you a replacement. Reeeeelax! Next, they end the shipping estimate at ... 45...business days. Yes, you read that right. It could take up to 45 business days for your package to arrive safely to you and yours. We can't control it. Nothing we can do except patiently wait with you, and if you're really (really!) nice, send our good shipping energy your way. If you call us before 45 business days, we'll probably tell you that you need to wait the full 45 business days. If your tracking number starts with an "L" and a "J", we don't have any more information than the USPS. Yes, we know when you look it up it says the package hasn't been sent, BUT IT HAS, WE PROMISE. The end. Fin.
- Do you combine shipping? I went crazy today and ordered three different times! Answer:
While we would love to do this for you, it actually turns a fairly seamless process into a totally chaotic warehouse experience during packaging. Our warehouse staff would end up pulling all their hair out if we put them through this sort of mayhem - basically what it would entail would be manually adding all your shipping totals together, figuring out what the weight of the total number of items would be and manually issuing a refund for the difference in shipping - then our warehouse staff would have to manually go through all the sales receipts and try to make sure they put all of the ones you ordered together. We wish it was something we could accommodate, but at this time, we just cannot, sorry!
- I tried processing a transaction and my card was declined, now the charge shows up on my account - why did you charge me for a decline? Answer:
Whoa there, simmer down mama. Here's what happened: when your card is declined, for whatever reason the bank processor (not MB) declined you for, the PENDING charge on your account is out of our hands. We have absolutely no control over it whatsoever. Most banks remove pending charges within 24-48 business hours, but it is nothing that we have any control over - it is actually a safeguard for you that banks have in place, hence the reason the charge is 'pending'.
Can you imagine if someone stole your card and charged a bum load of stuff on it, and those charges cleared right away? Exactly, you would be pretty piping mad, so a 'pending' status will remain on that charge for the time the bank card processor has set in place - thus giving you time and them time to make sure the decline isn't some poo-meister out there charging up your fun money on MB.
Note to self: If I'm declined once, there will be one 'pending' transaction that shows on my bank account. If I'm declined 12 times, there will be 12 pending transactions on my bank account. Remember, MB didn't actually receive any money from these declined transactions, no order will process, and as far as our system shows, you were simply declined your bank is the one that you will need to call, as they have the power to remove the pending transactions, not MB.
- Do you have a local warehouse that I can pick up from since I live in Salt Lake City, Utah? Answer:
Yep. Instant gratification. Who can say no to that?* We'd love to meet you, so drop on by!
During your checkout, there will be a handy dandy little checkbox for those that live in Utah and who will be coming to the warehouse to pick up their items in person ONLY.
Our warehouse address is 2180 South 300 West Suite 107, Salt Lake City, Utah 84115.
Currently, our local pick up hours are M-F 10:00 am to 3 pm. Local orders are ready to be picked up 2 business days after placing your order unless otherwise notated in the description when you order (and don't forget to check the later ship out dates. If your order has a later ship out date, it will not be available to be picked up until that date).
Non-Utah residents, don't get any funny ideas, you can use the local pickup option only if you are going to be here in Salt Lake City to pick your order up - some mamas have already done this, and you are more than welcome, as long as you come to the warehouse to pick it up. We will NOT ship items that have used the local pickup option unless special arrangements and payments are made to pay for the shipping of that item. If you have used this option to try to get free shipping, think again! Your entire order will be voided if we feel you have used this option to try to get free shipping and have no plans of coming to the warehouse to pick your order up. Besides, we'd rather see your smiling face anyway!
*Certain items may not qualify for Local Pickup.
- I had an item in my cart and walked away for a bit, I just came back and the item is not in my diaper bag and says SOLD OUT - that's not fair, I thought the item was RESERVED for me when I put it in my diaper bag, what happened? Answer:
Simply putting it into your diaper bag does NOT reserve the product for you. Only once it has been paid for is it yours.
Items put into your diaper bag are not reserved for you - there is nothing you can do to 'reserve' an item, aside from paying for it fully first. Really, it couldn't be more clear than that, if the items sells out when it is in your diaper bag, then it will be removed from your diaper bag. If you walk away, your diaper bag may expire and completely empty. We are not guaranteeing ANYONE a product until it has been paid for - for obvious reasons, we can't just say it's yours on good faith and hope that you return to pay for it, thus taking the opportunity away from someone else who has their card in their hand and is ready to purchase.
We are a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE website, and if your item is just sitting in your diaper bag and someone else wants to buy it, then whoever has a credit card handy and goes through the checkout and pays for the item first, gets the item.
- I placed an order and received a call/email that the item I paid for is no longer in stock and my card was refunded. Whats up with that? Answer:
The beauty of human error, of quick sell outs, and the downside of a 'have to have it now' type of mentality means there are times when you may order an item, and literally several other people, or even just one other person was ordering that item at the same precise second. The same exact item is in two different, or sometimes 10 different carts at the same time, meaning based on the exact time stamp, down to the second the submit button is pressed, someone will potentially miss out if this has happened. If 10 people order the same exact last item in the inventory, only 1 is going to get it, based on the time stamp, the first person to hit submit gets it. You will know within a few days of the ship date if this has happened. It really stinks, but definitely can happen. Our recommendation - if there is an item you see selling out fast, and you are thinking of buying it, take the plunge. If the item is selling out fast, chances are greater that you are going to miss out on it, or that you might be the 'last' one to buy it, risking being the 'last one' to buy it right along with 10 other mamas. On a site like ours, it does not pay to wait it out. One more piece of info...you will receive an email or a phone call from customer service if this has happened, and we will offer replacements only when we have them. If we do not have any replacements, your order will ship out, minus the out of stock item, just as planned.
- How come I see repeats all the time? Answer:
Hmmm - well, just because it's a repeat to you, doesn't mean it's a repeat to our brand new customers who are discovering us every day. We are still a growing company, which means that when we buy closeouts, discontinued, or overstock items, sometimes to get the great deals, we have to buy A LOT of merchandise, which means you will see repeats, especially if you are a veteran refresher of MB.
Here's another note: more often than not, we buy repeats of items that we KNOW will sell and that people will love and have requested. So many times when you see a 'repeat' you are just seeing a new run of that product that was most likely heavily requested the last feature, therefore prompting us to purchase more. We love making our customers happy, and when we get requests for items, we do our best to fulfill those requests.
Never fails, as soon as an item has exhausted its time frame, even if it has not sold out yet, there is always someone who emails us saying, 'darn, I was just about to purchase, and now the product is gone, will it be back?' So just remember that when you are seeing a product repeat, it's likely that it's been requested a lot, or that we have purchased more, or that there is just more in the inventory that we need to move through.
- Do you accept cancellations or returns or refunds or exchanges? Answer:
We would love to. But we just can't. We give you such a screaming hot deal that once you purchase, that item is yours! Unless your product is defective in a way that affects the integrity or working function of your product, we just can't accommodate this request at this time. If your product is defective, for sure give us a call within 10 days of the receipt of your item (the official delivery date in your tracking number), we will help to remedy whatever the issue might be, and those that we have helped in these rare circumstances, can attest that we definitely have your best interest at heart. Since we sell only first quality items, we do back our products, but if you receive an item that has a small manufacturers flaw that does not affect the working function of that item, please understand that when we purchase from vendors/manufacturers, their sale with us is final, hence our sales being final with you.
We do not open items before they ship to you - they are all packaged in the original manufacturer's packaging, and go from their warehouse, to ours, then to you. Untouched by anyone except the quality control of the manufacturer. Rest assured, if you receive a stroller or any other item that is defective in a way that prevents it from working, we will take care of you, but please let us know within 10 days of original date of delivery. We are moms too, and would never want to leave you hanging. Just be reasonable and understand that you are getting a fantastic deal for a reason - there are no warranties in 'sales are final' land, which means that until we get big enough to offer it, for now there is just not a return policy allowing refunds, returns, or exchanges. When you place your order with us it is final - meaning we just can't cancel your order all willy nilly. There are exceptions to every rule, however, so if you feel you have received a defective item, please notify us within 10 days of the delivery date (from your tracking number), and we will make every effort to resolve the issue for you.
IF we receive a return from you, you will NOT be reimbursed for your shipping and you will be charged a restocking fee of 20% of the purchase price of your items (which does not include shipping). We cannot resell your item easily, as one item cannot be featured. This is not ideal for us and we would prefer for this to not happen!
- Oops, I just placed an order and did it in such a hurry, I typed in the wrong address. I just checked out and chose the wrong size or quantity or pattern. Answer:
As soon as you place your order, your shipping information is immediately transmitted to the shipping facility you chose. With UPS, it costs us $10 to do a delivery intercept. If you make a mistake entering your address, we can usually fix it for you, but will have to charge this fee - if you call them, they will verify 10 buckaroonies is the cost for an intercept - and they will also tell you that it is not guaranteed to go to the corrected address (though we've never seen it happen where it's been changed and not arrived to the corrected address, they just don't guarantee it) Just please be careful when entering your address, choosing your sizes and patterns and quantity. This is the very reason there are so many steps in the checkout and you are required to enter your address info on one page, then your payment info, then are taken to a page to confirm everything. Ensure you are confirming the shipping address and billing address before you submit your order. We cannot change orders once they have been processed, we cannot cancel the order, change quantity, size, or pattern in any way. Sorry! Just be sure of what's in your diaper bag before you checkout. The great news is - even if you picked the wrong option - you have a fantastic gift to give to someone and you got a great deal on it!
- Do you accept Paypal payments? Answer:
Yes! currently, this option is available on mobile only, and also, please remember that discounts of any sort are not eligible to be used when you use PayPal to purchase your order. PayPal transactions require a much larger transaction fee for us, so in order to continue offering this excellent option, we cannot offer additional discounts.
- How does this all work? Answer:
Please check out our 'How it Works' Page
- Why do I only see one thing for sale, where's the rest of the stuff in your store? Answer:
Please check out our 'How it Works' Page
- I posted something in the playground or your Facebook Fan Page which has been deleted. What's up with that? Answer:
Don't post negativity or promote someone elses' site or try to sell something on our site not previously purchased here or for more than you paid and it won't be deleted. Simple.
Sorry to be blunt, but the playground is owned by Mamabargains.com and in registering for the playground, you agree to all the playground terms and conditions. If you have been banned or feel a comment has been mistakenly removed, please contact us through our 'Contact Us' page and we will look into your request for you.
We don't tolerate or really have time to deal with mamadrama on the playground or on the Facebook Fan page, so just know if you participate in it any any way, your comments may be deleted, and you can be banned all together. Our MBers really just want a great place to hang out, meet other mamas, and learn about upcoming products, read reviews of products we have carried or might carry (reviews should be written by parents that actually own a product and are sharing their good or bad experiences with that particular product that they have a personal experience in using - it is not a board for your opinion on a product you have never owned before.) and just plain peruse for entertainment purposes - some of those threads are darn entertaining!
- I signed up for the newsletter but don't seem to be getting alerts. Answer:
The newsletter is not an alert tool - it is sent out periodically and might have special coupon codes, hints to upcoming products, contest news and other good information about stuff we have carried or might be getting. It's a great way to get to know Mamabargains.com and get special insider tips and deals that non-newsletter subscribers will not get.
We send it out basically when we have time to sit down and have something to tell you. We don't feel the need to waste your time with an inundation of emails all day long, and don't really want to fill your inbox with a bunch of mail that you may not have an interest in.
- I tried using a coupon code I found online somewhere and it doesn't work. Answer:
Coupon codes are rare on mamabargains.com, and remember that anyone can go to those coupon sites and list a fake coupon code. It's actually pretty funny to see some of the ones that people try. Here's a note - bananarama and hot mamacita are not real mamabargains.com coupon codes, never have been, but we see those a lot, have no idea where they circulated from, or how to get rid of them. They are not legit!
Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter and you will be privy to any coupons that we may offer, any contests we are holding, and any other goodie that you might consider an extra bonus.
- I ordered and changed my mind. Can I cancel? Answer:
Please be sure, as it says in our How it Works page, that you are sure of what you are buying before you buy it, as our policy is very clear that we accept no returns, refunds, or exchanges.
If somehow you have received a defective product, please call or email us within 10 days of receiving the product, and we can offer you a reasonable solution. Since we sell first quality products, brand new in the manufacturer's original packaging, defects are not common, but can happen as with any product. It is a very rare circumstance, and one that we will gladly fix for you.
Husband chew you out cause you purchased for the fifth time this week and wants you to return the product? Sorry! Refer him to our How it Works page for the policy. Change your mind and decide you wanted a different color or style or size? Sorry - save it for a baby gift - we're in the middle of a baby boom, there's bound to be someone you know that would love it as a gift.
- Do you ship to Canada? Answer:
Yes we do! At this time we ONLY ship to Canada using USPS as a shipping option. Remember when you see a heavier item such as a stroller that you may not be able to order it at all - most heavy items will need to ship via UPS, and at this time, we do not offer UPS shipments into Canada.
All duties, taxes and/or customs fees associated with your shipments will be the responsibility of the customer, not of Mamabargains. These fees may be charged at your doorstep or billed at the border, but Mamabargains holds no bearing of responsibility to pay potential fees.
In our experience, fees are rarely charged as items that we ship are typically baby/kid related and these items are mostly not impacted or charged.
Welcome Canadian mamas!
- Do you ship to military addresses like APO's and FPO's? Answer:
Of course we do - on MOST items. If the item that is featured is larger, like a stroller for example, the size and weight constraints may be outside of USPS standards and military addresses will not show as available options to ship to. As long as the item can be shipped USPS, you can order it. If it can only be shipped via UPS, sorry, you're out of luck!
Welcome Military shoppers!
- Can I call and order over the phone? Answer:
Yep - but all things for a price. Mwahhhh hahahaha! Really, though, yes, we can do a phone order, please call us at 801.410.4631. You might get stuck talking to someone really great on the other end of the line, we DO have the neatest employees on the planet you know! The rumor is true.
At this time we do not allow phone orders to be placed for items that are currently being featured on the live site.
- I want to resell an item that isn't working out for me - what are the rules regarding this? Answer:
YOU MAY ONLY RESELL ITEMS IN OUR PLAYGROUND THAT YOU PURCHASED FROM MAMABARGAINS.COM AND YOU MAY RESELL THEM UNDER THE 'Mamabargains Bargain Bin' CATEGORY. YOU ALSO MAY NOT RESELL THE ITEMS FOR MORE THAN YOU PAID ON MAMABARGAINS.COM.
So here's the deal. We get it. Not every pair of shoes is going to fit your little man, and not every diaper bag is going to be your style once you get it and see it and wear it. We wouldn't want you to feel 'stuck' with a product, because ultimately, this does no good to the vendor whose product you have no use for, and it does you no use collecting dust in the back of your closet.
We can only expect that if you choose to resell the item, that you send us the link to the posting for prior approval, and that when pricing the item, you price the item ONLY at the price the actual item was (not the price of the item plus the price for you to have it shipped from us to you) and of course charge the recipient the cost to ship it from you to them. It wouldn't be fair to charge them for the shipping amount it cost you when you ordered from us, so we ask that you only list the item at the face price we sold it to you for on that particular item. We want our vendors products represented properly, and this is why we discourage reselling of any sort. We know that there is an exception to every rule, and hell, we are rule breakers too, so we get it, we do. We get you, and we want you to be happy!
When posting items for sale you must only post them for the price you paid for the item itself (not the item plus your cost to have it shipped to you from us). In addition, when you purchase from another mama - DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK - YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN WHEN SELLING OR PURCHASING FROM ANOTHER MAMA ANYWHERE IN THE PLAYGROUND OR ON FACEBOOK.
Mamabargains.com cannot and will not be held liable for any purchase you made that was not a successful one from another mama on the playground or on facebook. Posting in this forum is a priveledge as is the ability to resell an item to another mama in the playground or on facebook, please do not abuse it and ruin it for others. In the event you have had a bad experience with another mama seller, please leave us out of it. We have no control over their choices. Your best bet is to post in the off-topic about that customer to let other mamas know that you had a bad experience with that particular person and most likely they will either correct the problem for you or leave the playground indefinitely.
On another note, you will be blacklisted from shopping our site if we feel you have abused our reselling policy and are reselling items for profit - trust us - we find out. Other mamas are our best source and do not want to lose this priveledge, so just know, not just our staff monitors resellers, most of our customer base does it for us as well.
No exceptions will be made to this rule.
- Mama, your customer service sucks!!! Answer:
Well, here's the thing - we COMPLETELY treasure EVERY relationship we have with our customers. No joke. We are human, after all.
The golden rule (at least that's what our parents taught us) is to 'treat others as you would like to be treated.' We give you our guarantee that you will not get an answer from a robot, you will not be connected to some call center overseas, and you will not be transferred to 10 different departments to get an answer to your issue. You will be helped by a great, dedicated employee and you will receive an honest answer.
Please understand that there is no possible way we can make everyone happy, we wish there were. We have these FAQ's here for a very good reason - and many many customers have told us that we are doing a great job and to keep up the good work, so that is what we will continue to focus on, growing our business so that you can all get great deals.
Please read all the FAQ's when you are bored (so it may take 5 years for all of the mamas out there, as we all know mamas are very very rarely ever bored!). There is a lot of great information here, and we have spent the time to write them with the integrity and honesty that you receive from us every time you have an interaction with one of our customer service staff.
- Mama, what happens if a package is sent back by the USPS, UPS, etc, to your office in Utah? Answer:
If we receive a return from you, and you choose not to have your package shipped back out, you will NOT be reimbursed for your shipping and you will be charged a restocking fee of 20% of the purchase price of your items (which does not include shipping).
We know, we know -- the USPS didn't deliver your package, or they said it was unclaimed and really never delivered. Unfortunately, once a package leaves our warehouse and is in the care of your chosen carrier, we have zero control over how they deliver a package and no recourse with them other than having you file a claim. If the USPS sends a package back to us as "Unclaimed", "Wrong Address", "The monkey up the street hit us with a banana so we sent this back out of spite", you will need to take it up with them. What that means? You will need to file a claim for an undelivered package with your local post office by giving them a call, which you could find via the inter-web. Especially if your address was entered correctly!
Leave a number, c/o, or street name off your address?? Usually our shipping software will catch it, BUT NOT ALWAYS!! It is your responsibility to make sure your address is entered correctly. If a package is returned to us with "Postage Due", we will also need to charge you that amount as there was something on the address that was entered incorrectly, and we had to pay to receive the package back to our office. The original shipping amount has already been used in their initial attempt to deliver the package, even if they were unsuccessful, so that's why they get to charge a fee when returning a package that cannot be delivered for whatever reason, whether legit or absurd, they deem acceptable.
We also want to let you know - if you realize during the shipping process that you entered the wrong address, there is a fee charged for an address change mid-shipment and this fee will have to be charged to you. So please keep that in mind mama and papa and enter in that address right the first time!
Wait, there's MORE! If you would like us to ship your package back out to you with a corrected address, we're happy to do so. However, we will charge for shipping once again as the original amount was already used up on the initial shipping date.
...and if anyone does happen to see the banana throwing monkey, please send pictures! ;)
- I signed up for your Twitter/Text Message updates... and I don't get them any more! I keep missing your amazing deals! Answer:
Ahh Twitter. Glorious Twitter. Sometimes unreliable Twitter. Missing Twitter SMS updates does happen occasionally (WHAT, right!?). If the Twitter SMS queue is too overloaded with text updates, some may be dropped. This means you may experience occasional missing updates from certain people at busy times. If you're missing updates from the same account (aka Mamabargains) consistently, this may be a different problem.
Things to check:
- Make sure your phone number is added to your account. You can check this under the Mobile tab in your Settings page on the web.
- Make sure your time zone and your online sleep settings are correct.
- Verify that your Twitter mobile update preferences are set to ON; text ON to Twitter to get a confirmation message that updates are ON.
- Make sure you're following the person whose updates you're missing and updates for that specific person are turned on. The default phone setting is OFF until you visit the person's profile page and turn text updates ON, or text FOLLOW username from your phone, like this: FOLLOW Mamabargains
If all of the above are correct, then:
Try unfollowing and refollowing the person whose updates you're missing. Text OFF Mamabargains, then ON Mamabargains to your Twitter code to do this, or visit their profile on the web and turn SMS updates on.
Try resetting your mobile preferences by texting the word OFF to your Twitter code. Wait a few minutes, then text the word ON to your Twitter code.
If you're still not getting updates from that person, don't fret, simply submit a support request (to Twitter) with the details about what's happening. Don't forget to include the following info:
- Your username and the username of the person you're missing updates from.
- The URL of the missing update, e.g. http://twitter.com/coates/status/1114430687
- Your mobile phone number and mobile service provider.
Don't shed any more tears over missing our sweet deals because you didn't get the text message informing you of the product change!
*Note! Twitter and Android are not the best of friends, so our Android users will likely have to go through all of these earlier steps to get you text messages going again. It is not the end of the world. I thought it was, but then I got it fixed. Never again will you miss a sweet deal!*
- What do these 'ship out dates' mean? Answer:
These dates are the dates that we are estimating your product to leave our location. Plan accordingly. If you need the item this weekend, you are likely not going to see it. You need to watch these dates and be sure that you are planning ahead. We will notify you if your item is going to be delayed leaving our location only if it is known to be leaving 7 days or more late. If your item will be leaving our location a few days late, we will not be notifying you. In most situations, your item leaves before the estimated ship out date, but please remember that are so many circumstances out of our control. Weather, customs delays, vendor delays, lost or delayed shipments en route to us containing your orders, and more. We've seen it all. While it is out of the normal, and a rare occasion, items can ship a few days late. We do our very best to ship them within hours of having received them, though - so know that once it does arrive, we make every effort to turn your products right back out the door en route to you. We cannot make any guarantees to you when it comes to shipping. We can't refund your shipping if the order leaves our location late due to circumstances outside of our control unfortunately.
- I received a special discount code, are there special terms for this code? Answer:
Yes, all codes have special terms, the basic terms applicable to all codes state that these codes are not eligible on PayPal transactions, or on Past Bargains. When used on shipping, you must select Standard or First Class International Service in order for the code to be eligible. There are also some features which will not allow further discounting, so please watch the description for those terms. In addition, if an item has Media Mail enabled, it will not allow discounts on the shipping. If you do not see Standard as an option, and you DO see Media Mail, shipping codes may not be used. Also, if you are in Canada, and Media Mail is enabled for our USA customers, unfortunately shipping discounts will also not apply for your order.