TERMS AND ORDERING INFORMATION
* Please make all checks or money orders
payable to Joseph Roth
. You can put Rudy's Books
in the memo line.
* If you need to call me my number is
(858) 566-3501. But use e-mail, it's
free. Use email: firstname.lastname@example.org
* For your convenience, use
. Just print it, fill it out and mail it to me.
All orders will be sent within five working days of receiving
your order, usually one or two days.
* All items are
subject to prior sale but I have many duplicates. Please note
if you will accept any edition of a book. Substitute book will
always be the same price or lower.
* Reserve any books you
really want by e-mail. Use email: email@example.com My web pages
always show what is currently available, but some items are in demand and sell
fast. I will hold your books for two weeks awaiting your
ORDERS FROM WITHIN THE US
* Add $4.00 for S
& H on orders under $50.
* NO CHARGE for S & H on
US orders over $50.
* Check or money order (US dollars) should accompany order, payable to Joseph Roth
* I take credit cards only through PayPal. www.paypal.com
* I will bill certain customers such as
schools, libraries and repeat customers. If you would rather
be billed let me know and we will arrange it.
* Shipment: I use US Postal Service on
all orders. If you want UPS, let me know.
* Insurance: add $2.50
* California residents add 7.75% sales tax.
*All orders must be sent by airmail.
*Sorry, no economy surface mail after June 1, 2007.
*PAYMENT should be in US dollars by check drawn on a US bank or
International money order.
*Credit card payment through PayPal is now available in many countries, see link at top of all pages.
*Western Union money orders are a reasonably inexpensive method of payment.
REFUNDS - All items are
returnable within 14 days for full refund if you are not
completely satisfied. Refunds for out-of-stock items will be
by check, which can be used as a credit slip on your next
order if you want.
BOOK DESCRIPTIONS - I try to include as much information as possible
about a book. That will usually include publisher, book number
and date. Certain publishers will be abbreviated such as Ball
for Ballantine, GM for Gold Medal and Berk for Berkley. Some
other acronyms are: SFBC: Science Fiction Book Club, QPB:
Quality Paperback, SBS: Scholastic Book Service. Often
printing information such as 1st, 13th etc will be shown.
First Editions are identified as "PBO" for PaperBack Original
and "1stEd" for hardcovers. "1stHC": First Hardcover. First
American: "1stAM", First British: "1stUK".
Here is a brief description of my grading guidelines. I'm
more careful when grading Very Fine and Fine since most
collectors want excellent condition. Prices, of course, vary
VERY FINE (vf) - As new, near mint copy; no wear is apparent, virtually
perfect, pristine. My highest grade.
(fine) - Excellent copy, no cover tears
or creases, very minor edge and spine wear. White pages. Very
minor color flaking. No writing inside or bookstore stamps.
Usually an unread copy.
VERY GOOD (vg) -
Slightly worn, minor creases or spine roll possible. Page
edges may be off-white but not stained. A decent copy but
obviously has been read several times.
GOOD (good) - Very creased, very worn. Variety of problems possible:
soiled, water damaged, spine torn, etc. A filler copy in your
READING COPY (rc) -
Very poor, possible
loose pages, all pages are there unless noted.
I USE SHADES
of grading in between those listed above, such as
"vg+", "vgf" and "gvg". Most collectors will find "vg+",
"vgf", "fine" and "vf" collectible, "vg" is quite often a
decent, presentable copy; "rc", "good" and "gvg" are
unacceptable although many collectors buy those grades to read
while protecting their file copy. If you have any disagreement
with my grading or have any problems with any book, please
return it for a full refund. Please don't
hesitate to write for specifics on any book. I will hold any
book while you wait for my reply. Use e-mail for immediate
response.Use email: firstname.lastname@example.org
8041 Port Royale Dr.
San Diego, CA 92126-3516