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USA order information
USA basic terms

- Pay with Paypal or a Money Order
- Two methods of mailing:
$5.00 flat rate for any size order
$3.00 small parcel rate (regular First Class)

USA ordering is as easy as 1-2-3

1. Browse the site; email your order list and receive a prompt reply with stock status/total
2. Approve, adjust or pass. Make payment when you approve/finalize
3. Order is sent within 48 hours

USA terms in detail
A. General Info
B. Paypal
C. Credit Card
D. Money Order
E. Trade Stuff In
F. Contact Info

A. General Information For USA Residents
(Applicable To All Orders Within the USA)

- All communication by email only. To offer the lowest possible prices and the fastest turnaround times, no phone calls, letters or faxes accepted.

- Reserve orders by email prior to making payment.

- All items listed on this site are either 1) in stock (85%), 2) out of stock/sold (10%), or 3) in transit and due to arrive shortly (5%). We will always give you a straight answer.

- We do no backorders or special orders.

- Sentinel Steel accepts money orders and

- Credit card payments are accepted through Paypal only.

- Checks are not accepted.

- Cash payments are not accepted.

- Massachusetts residents will have 6.25% sales tax added to their order total.

- Postage for a parcel containing 1 or 2 compact discs is a flat $3.00 (First Class Mail).

- Postage for 3 or more compact discs is a flat $5.00 for any size order within the continental USA (PR and HI, see below).

- Nearly all boxes containing 3 or more compact discs are sent Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation (2-3 day arrival).

- Some larger boxes  are sent insured Media Mail with Delivery Confirmation or UPS Ground (2-5 days arrival)

- All orders include tracking

- Alternate shipping methods are available upon request. Exact costs apply.

- All orders to Hawaii, Puerto Rico and APO addresses are sent US Priority Mail. Orders are charged the exact cost of postage, insurance and delivery confirmation. This cost information will be given to you once your order has been finalized.

- All claims must be made within 7 days of receipt of order. Defective merchandise is exchanged for the same item only.

- No returns due to style/quality of music or similar issues.

- A problem or a question with an order? Contact Sentinel Steel immediately--your satisfaction is a must.

- Sentinel Steel does not sell bootlegs or any sort of unauthorized recordings or merchandise.

- Office and warehouse hours are normally 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. We are closed Saturdays and Sundays. The office will close a few times a year for vacation and/or business related trips. This information will be posted to the homepage (see yellow box) and emailed to our customer list.

- Your personal information, including name, address, phone number, etc., is never sold or traded.

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B. Payment By Paypal (www.paypal.com)

1. Please send us an email to check on and reserve the items you want. For best results, simply copy and paste text from our site.

2. We will reply promptly (but allow up to 24 hours) with a total.

3. How to pay with Paypal (takes about 30 seconds):

1) Log in to Paypal

2) Click "Send Money"

3a) Enter Sentinel Steel Paypal ID: metal@sentinelsteel.com (copy/paste)
3b) Enter amount of your order: $xx.xx
3c) Select "for": goods
3d) Click "Send Money" to enter "Review" page

4a) Enter "subject": order payment (or something similar)
4b) Enter "message": copy and paste your order list and total (whatever fits)
4c) Click "Send Money"

5) You and Sentinel Steel will instantly receive an email confirming payment has been made. Sentinel Steel will then send your order. All Paypal transactions are secure from both ends.

4. Only a "Confirmed" shipping address will be accepted on the Paypal form. A "Confirmed" address is the original address you provided to Paypal when you initially signed up (usually a home address). It is essentially your "billing" address. It is the default address in your Paypal account. Please do not use a work address or a third party address.

5. When making Paypal payment, be sure to select the "Instant" option; "eChecks" can take a week to clear.

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C. Payment By Credit Card

1. All credit card orders are accepted through Paypal. Please see the Paypal section above for information.

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D. Payment By Money Order

1. Customers must inquire about product availability (subject line: "stock check" or something similar) and make reservations by email. For best results, simply copy and paste text from our site.

2. Money orders can be purchased from post offices, supermarkets, 7-Eleven type stores, and other places. They usually cost between $.50 and $1.00.

3. Once the order is confirmed by email, please send a Money Order payable to:

Sentinel Steel Records
20 Jackson Ave, Bldg #2
Peabody, MA  01960

4. Your full name, address, day and night time phone numbers and email address MUST be included with the payment.

5. A list of what is being ordered must also be included with the payment. A simple print-out of the email communications would be fine. The address and phone information can be included on the print-out. A handwritten list would also be fine.

6. USA orders awaiting a Money Order payment are reserved for up to 2 weeks. Extensions may be granted, inquire.

7. Purchases paid for by Money Order are processed and shipped out within 24 hours of receipt of payment. Orders are shipped out daily. For money order purchases, please allow about 10 business days from the time you mail the payment to the day you receive your box.

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E. Trading in Compact Discs and DVDs For Credit

What we want:

-- Compact discs: All styles of rock and metal are welcome. Other styles of music will be considered as well. True metal/power metal compact discs gain the best prices, domestic US pressings averaging $5-6 each in credit , European imports averaging $6-$8 each in credit, and Japanese averaging $8-$12 in credit, depending on the band, title and condition.

-- We also welcome vinyl, tapes, shirts, magazines and books related to hard rock and metal.

-- DVDs and Blu-Rays also wanted; all genres, from music to movies. Any region, PAL or NTSC, welcome. Email us your lists!

To place an order with trade credit:

1. To confirm an order first, inquire about product availability (subject line: "stock check" or a similar phrase) and make order reservations by email. This can be done before or after you have your trade stuff priced by Sentinel Steel.

2. To get credit prices for your used CDs and DVDs, email your list of trade stuff (subject line: "trade-in list" or a similar phrase) for a prompt reply. This can be done before or after you make your order reservations/inquiry.

3. When emailing lists of any kind, please type it in your email window as a list (not paragraph) and include special pressing notes where needed. Example:

Helloween Walls of Jericho + 5 bonus tracks (BMG press, cutout)
Manilla Road Out of the Abyss (Black Dragon press)
Riot Thundersteel (Japanese with obi strip; couple of light disc marks)

...and so on. This way the credit pricing will be more accurate.

4. Do not email lists as attachments or in any special format. Simple, plain text email is the best. Nothing fancy.

5. Once priced, review the credit prices offered and confirm by email what you wish to send to Sentinel Steel.
Note: trashed or heavily worn product is not accepted. All items must be in "like new" to "very good" condition with only minor wear visible.

6. If your trade credit is less than the total of the order, you can pay the balance due with Paypal or a money order. We will inform you on the order bill/receipt via email.

7. If your trade credit is more than the total of the order, the credit balance remaining will be saved for your next order and noted on your order receipt via email.
Note: some customers send in a large quantity of trade product at once (to save on shipping) and keep credit on file for purchases throughout the year. That's fine.

8. No cash payouts for remaining credit.

9. Be sure to use a strong box with plenty of cushion inside when sending in the compact discs and DVDs for credit. Do not allow items to shift within the box. If you shake the box and hear rattling inside, add more packing material to the box. "Crunched" up newspaper works fine. Be sure to use A LOT of packing tape on the exterior of the box, especially around the openings. This is VERY important.
Note: Do not allow anything to be "loose" within the CD jewel cases or DVD cases. Make sure the disc is firmly in its holder.

10. How to send the box? The cheapest way would be 'Media Mail' from your Post Office. It takes about a week to arrive. For faster results, use Priority Mail from your Post Office. For BEST results, use the rate calculator at the
United States Postal Service's website and compare the options. It'll take a minute of your time and may save you a few dollars. Most customers use Media Mail; the cost is low and the delivery is usually made in 3-7 days.
Note: do not use "Parcel Post" -- it is a rip off rate; almost the same price as Priority Mail but at Media Mail speed. Avoid.

11. Your full name, address, day and night time phone numbers and email address must be included within the box.

12. A priced list of what is being traded in and a list of what is being ordered should also be included within the box. A simple print out of our email messages would be fine. If you do not have a printer, then just write your contact details on a piece of paper, insert it into the box, and we'll print out the email details on our end.

13. Mail to:

Sentinel Steel Records
20 Jackson Avenue, Bldg #2
Peabody, MA  01960

14. An email message will be sent to you when the trade box is received and inspected. The order will be finalized from there.

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Sentinel Steel Records
20 Jackson Avenue, Bldg #2
Peabody, MA  01960

contact Sentinel Steel:

Allow up to 24 hours for a reply (office hours: Monday - Friday, 11 - 7); usually you will receive a reply within a couple of hours, if not sooner.

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