When is my payment due?
Payment on all items is due within seven (7) days of your purchase. If you are mailing your payment, it must be postmarked within seven days of purchase. If paying by mail, please notify us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and include the name of the item you've purchased and your correct, complete shipping address to insure that your package is ready to be shipped as soon as your payment arrives. Please notify us in advance is there may be a delay in making your payment, as items not paid for withing the timeframe will be retruned to stock and your sale will be cancelled.
How can I contact you?
You can email us at email@example.com . Please include the item's name and listing number, if applicable, in your email. We will get back to you within 24 hours at the latest, but usually within a few hours.
What is your return policy?
Items are described in detail in each item's description and in most cases, larger and / or additional photos of items are available by email request through firstname.lastname@example.org . Because of this, all sales are final and non-refundable excepting instances of obvious error (eg: if the wrong item is shipped) or when the item is found to differ significantly from the information supplied or available to you, in which case a refund for the cost of the item will be issued to you upon the item's return in its original condition. Please read descriptions and ask questions before purchase to assure your satisfaction. Postage charges are non-refundable. Returned items must be shipped with full insurance as no refund will be issued for uninsured items lost or damaged during return shipping. Please see "Do You Offer Insurance?" for additional infirmation Please see "What Do I Do if my INSURED package is lost or damaged in shipping?" for additional information.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept major credit cards through PayPal and Google Checkout. US Domestic or International (US Currency) Money Orders are also welcome. Please remember to include a clear copy of your shipping address and the title description of what you are paying for inside the envelope if you are mailing payment. Please email with your full, correct shipping address if you are mailing your payment, to assure quick delivery.
How is my order shipped?
We ship Worldwild via USPS. On rare occassions, larger items may be shipped through other services but only if specified by us prior to payment & shipping. On many items, insurance is the buyer's option. Insurance on higher-priced items may be required and will be stated in the sale item's text. See "Do You Offer Insurance?" in this section for additional information.
Do you offer insurance?
Within the United States: Insurance is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED on all packages but is not required on all items. Generally, we do not require insurance on items priced below $100. Higher-priced items may require that your package be insured for our mutual protection. If you are paying by credit card through Paypal or Google Checkout, optional insurance charges may not appear on your invoice. If this is the case, please email us at email@example.com and a revised invoice will be emailed to you. We are not responsible for uninsured items that are lost or damaged in the mail.
Outside the United States: Please email for rates to your country for the correct shipping total! Depending on variables with the USPS (destination country, size of package, value of the item), full or partial insurance is sometimes automatically included in your shipping charge and sometimes not. Insurance is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED on all packages but is not required on all items. If you are paying by credit card through Paypal or Google Checkout, optional or required insurance charges may not appear on your invoice. If this is the case, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and a revised invoice will be emailed to you. The USPS sometimes requires a specific method of shipping in order for higher-priced or larger items to be fully insured. If you are paying by mail with a US-Funds International Money Order, we can often ship to you at a more economical rate with no insurance but uninsured items are shipped solely at your own risk in regards to loss or damage. We are not responsible for uninsured items that are lost or damaged in the mail. For more information, see "What Are Shipping Charges Outside The US?" in this section.
Do you ship outside the United States?
International buyers are always welcome! Please contact us at email@example.com for a shipping quote before purchasing your item(s). See additional information in this section for questions regarding insurance requirements and shipping charges to your country.
What Are Shipping Charges Outside The US?
Please email ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) for the Shipping & Handling cost to your country and include the name and stock number of the item in question! Why? In May, 2007, the United States Post Office instituted a dazzling and somtimes confusing and illogical array of new overseas rates, methods, restrictions and requirements that vary by country. Different countries merit differing amounts of 'automatic' insurance coverage for Priority International Shipping. Additional insurance is sometimes available at this shipping rate or sometimes requires an automatic mailing upgrade to the more-expensive Express Mail International, depending on the package's destination, value and size. Payment by credit card automatically requires that your item be insured and/or have tracking information. We want you to come back again so we always try to keep your Shipping and Handling costs as reasonable as possible. That's why we ask that you send us an email for the correct rate to your country before making your purchase. Please see "Do You Offer Insurance?," "What Are the Requirements for International Shipping?" and "Can I Combine Items For Reduced Shipping?" for additional information on International Shipping!
What Do I Do if my INSURED package is lost or damaged in shipping?
Items damaged in the mail can not be returned as insurance claims must be reported upon receipt of package, and your careful inspection upon receipt, to the USPS and a claim filed on the buyer's end. Your damaged item, along with ALL original packaging, must be surrendered to YOUR POST OFFICE in order to file a claim. Lost packages can be claimed after a reasonable period of time (which varies by country). Postage costs are not refundable except in cases of obvious error on our part.
Can I combine orders for reduced shipping?
Yes! We gladly combine items for reduced shipping on any items sent to a single location which can be safely packaged together! Please understand that some of our items must be shipped rolled in a tube while others must be shipped flat and these items can't be packaged together for a discount.
Can I change my order?
You can add items or change them at any time before checkout. If you'd like to change your order after checkout, please email (at email@example.com) as soon as possible. If you are adding items or changing your order after your payment has been made through Paypal or Google Checkout, please email and a revised invoice will be sent to you. You cannot change your current order, however, on the day that your item has shipped.
Will you ship my order to a different address than mine?
Our credit card services (Paypal and Google Checkout) require that items purchased through them be shipped to your "verified address" only, for our mutual protection We will, however, ship to a different address if you choose to purchase full insurance on the item being shipped. If you are paying by mail with a US Domestic or International (US Currency) Money Order, we can ship your item to any address you request.
How long will it take for my order to arrive?
Within the United States: Generally, it should not take longer than 14 business days after we receive your payment but usually your item should arrive much quicker than that, especially if Priority Mail is requested. Our items are shipped from three East Coast locations: Philadelphia PA, Allentown PA and New York City, NY
Outside the United States: According to the United States Post Office: First Class shipment delivery time "varies" Currently First Class mail arrives in most countries within two or three weeks of shipping. Priority Mail arrives within 7 to 10 days of shipping for most countries.
How can I check the status of my order?
Within the United States: You will be notified by email when your item is shipped and you'll be provided with a Delivery Confirmation number. To check on your package's delivery, log on to www.usps.com and enter your Delivery Confirmation number.
Outside the United States: We will always work with our customer to ship their packages as economically as possible and economy shipping is sometimes not offered by the US Post Office for these types of shipping, depending on your country. We highly recommend our overseas customers to request confirmation of delivery or insurance be included in their shipping charges at added cost to safeguard their package's arrival and condition. For more information, see "What Are Shipping Charges Outside The US?" in this section.
My tracking information indicates my shipment was "Delivered." but I did not receive it. What can I do?
Post Office "Delivered" status indicates that your package was left at the indicated address. Ask family members if they accepted your item and also with your neighbors. On occasion some deliveries will be given to a neighbor if you are not home. Also, some communities reserve a special 'drop off' location where packages are held for you. If you still can't locate the package, contact the Post Office at 1-800- ASK USPS (1-800- 275-8777) with your Delivery Confirmation number and ask where the shipment was left. If you did not find the shipment after taking the above steps contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to assist you.
Do you accept offers for your merchandise?
For 99% of our items, the prices are final. However, some items are being sold by us on consignment for selected and verified outside dealers and those dealers may accept a reasonable offer for their item. If you would like to make an offer for an item, feel free to email at email@example.com and we will gladly forward your offer to the owner. It may take a few days to receive an answer in these situations, though we will always acknowledge your email promptly.
Will you sell my item on consignment?
We are listing items only from well-known and personally-verified customers. We will gladly discuss selling your item(s) on consignment if your credentials and items are verifiable. Payment is only made to consignees when your item has been verified as delivered and in stated condition. Please email for additional information at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What Are the Requirements for International Shipping?
PRIORITY MAIL Takes approximately 7-10 DAY to arrive from Date of Shipping
1st CLASS MAIL (when available): Per the USPS: "Delivery Time VARIES" from Date of Shipping
Shipping arrival times are approximate and do not include possible delays in delivery as a result of customs inspections, which can delay delivery by as much as 30+ days.
Insurance coverage is AVAILABLE, RECOMMENDED and sometimes REQUIRED on items we ship internationally. Most Overseas items are shipped vis USPS Priority Mail and that cost generally includes insurance coverage up to $60 of the package's value, with additional Insurance available when warrented. Shipping charges are not covered by insurance and are not refundable.
Occasionally Paypal will email an invoice immediately after a sale which incorrectly lists only the USA domestic shipping charges. A corrected invoice, showing the shipping charges to your country will follow shortly thereafter. Please wait for the corrected invoice before paying - unless you are actually requesting shipment to a domestic USA shipping destination.
Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up - do not confuse them for additional shipping charges.
We don't falsify customs forms to mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit this.
What are your Payment requirements?
Payment is due within 7 days of your purchase. All payments are required in US Funds.
We offer SHIPPING DISCOUNTS for multiple purchases made WITHIN A SEVEN-DAY PERIOD that can be sent in the same container to ONE Domestic or Foreign shipping address! Items that are shipped in tubes and items wich are shipped flat can sometimes - but not always - be combined. We do our best to keep shipping costs as reasonable as the Post Office and Pay Site regulations allow.
Despite our efforts to keep shipping costs down, some pay sites now requires MANDATORY insurance coverage of packages, which increases shipping costs to customers. DELIVERY CONFIRMATION is now not included on most items. Please see our refund policy for information on how and when to make an insurance claim, if warrented.
Information supplied in your emailed notice of shipping includes your INSURANCE NUMBER Or, if you have opted for no insurance, a DELIVERY CONFIRMATION NUMBER.
Please pay for multiple-purchases with one Google Checkout or Paypal payment.
Please email with questions before purchasing. Shipping Rates are accurate as of June, 2009 and may be altered by subsequent PO rate changes.
Who and What is "Percepto"?
We have worked in Movie Theatres (including a number of local "Palaces") from the 60's thru the 80's and in Video Distribution as well. We have bought / traded and acquired thousands of posters / lobby cards / stills / pressbooks / vinyl records and oddities throughout the years and now we'll be selling our collections and acquisitions!
The name "PERCEPTO!" pays tribute to one of our childhood favorite movie directors: William Castle - master of the movie "gimmick!" His famous gimmicks included EMERGO! for "House On Haunted Hill" (a glowing skeleton traveled over the heads of the audience), ILLUSION-O! for "13 Ghosts" (a tinted 'Ghost-Viewer' made the movie's ghosts appear and disappear), Insurance Policies, FRIGHT BREAKS and PUNISHMENT POLLS!
His most famous gimmick was PERCEPTO! - created for his camp horror classic "The Tingler." With whirring electrical motors clamped to the underside of selected theatre seats, Castle vibrated his audiences with a sudden 'tingling sensation' during the film's climactic moments when The Tingler broke loose in the theatre! With or without PERCEPTO!, this Vincent Price flick is always fun to revisit -- much like US, we hope!
We expect to be adding new and interesting items every day, so please stop back for that pleasant 'tingling sensation' that only we --and William Castle-- can give!!