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Founder Member SABDA


119 High Street, Grahamstown, 6139, South Africa.
Telephone:  +27-(0)46-636-1525  (shop)


TERMS & CONDITIONS   Back to index

PRIOR SALE Items shown on catalogues on this web site are offered subject to prior sale. Items have been sold from tese catalogues since issue. They are an electronic representation of a particular catalogues issued at a particular date.

PRICES Prices quoted exclude p&p which will be invoiced at cost. Books will be sent registered or insured parcel. Overseas postings will be by AIRMAIL unless other requested otherwise.

DESCRIPTIONS Books are described in good faith in accordance with usual trade definitions and all major defects noted. Minor inscriptions, foxing, etc. may be ignored unless book is VG or above.

ORDERS Please quote catalogue name, author/title, # number. Do not send money until requested. We will confirm price inclusive of p&p and forex for each order prior to despatch.

PAYMENT GENERAL New customers to please remit on receipt of pro-forma invoice (or email confirmation of inclusive price). Books will be despatched on receipt of payment only. The invoice may show extra charges for p&p and forex. Institutions will be invoiced in terms of their official order which is required before despatch.

PAYMENT LOCAL Local payments by EFT in ZAR please.

PAYMENT FOREIGN Preferred payment method is by credit card or PayPal. Bitcoin (BTC, XBT, Ƀ) now accepted, please enquire.
Visa or Mastercard. We will require the card billing address, card details - the valid-from & expiry dates, and the CVC number which is the last three digits on the reverse side. Card details can be sent to our secure site.
Warning: Foreign payments by cheque or international bank transfer only by prior arrangement. Acceptance of cheques in particular denominations and from particular banks subject to prior approval. Generally we will decline to accept payment by such methods. All participating bank charges for your account including local forex charges. We strongly discourage payment by cheque or transfer of small values such as apply to book purchases. Secure, fast, and lower cost options are freely available to all.

Typically, for quick assesment of catalog prices in your local currency, and subject to fluctuating exchange rates.

As of April 2014:

For up to date currency conversions visit xe.com

RETURNS Books not meeting the condition as described may be returned if done so within 10 days of receipt. Please contact us before any return is made to ensure that we can accept the item.


OVERSEAS POSTAGE GUIDE We will quote you a price inclusive of post and packing before despatch. However, approx local ZAR charges for surface mail insured parcel post are as follows. APRIL 2014. ALL OVERSEAS POSTINGS BY AIRMAIL ONLY. Due to extended delivery times surface mail has become unuseable with minimum delivery periods of 3 months to the US and UK. Only full containers are sent by SAPO, container ships run at half speed to save fuel, extended delays in container ports, and extended delays in customs all add up to an unsatisfactory service.

A typical book, 800g packed, will cost £15.00 to most destinations. (2009)

FOREX COSTS Payment in foreign currency to us will involve a forex charge by our bank.
Currently £10.00 for a foreign cheque or SWIFT transfer.


A brief guide to my terminology is as follows: Detailed descriptions, as given in Book & Magazine Collector , are thus:

This means that the book is in perfect condition. It is complete with dust-wrapper and is impossible to tell from a new copy. Dust jacket: as new.

The book appears to be in excellent condition. Closer examination, however, will show evidence of ownership and storage. There may also be a small inscription to the previous owner, but generally the book is in near perfect condition. Dust jacket: as new but with very slight rubbing to the corners.

Very Good
Slightly less than Fine condition. Apart from slight foxing or fading, the book has no faults. Dust jacket: clean with excellent colouring, but with slight rubbing to most edges and corners.

It is obvious that the book is secondhand. However, apart from minor faults, it must always be assumed that books in Good condition are complete in all respects, unless described otherwise. Dust jacket: fairly clean with almost perfect colouring, but suffering from marks, slight creasing and other signs of wear. Most of the edges are rubbed or have very small tears in them.

A book in this category is in really bad condition. It may be warped, the preliminary pages may be missing, and the spine irreparably damaged. The text is complete but the book is really only suitable to read. Dust jacket: tatty and grubby, and may well be marked, creased, or torn.

Our conditions are well within the guidelines recommended by SABDA, and we take pride that our descriptions are more conservative than those of many other bookdealers.