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Ordering

How do I order online?
Simply click the Add to Cart button found on every product page. You may continue to add items to your basket until your order is complete. Click on the "Loot" link or the shopping cart icon to return to your shopping cart from any page on the site. Click the GO TO CHECKOUT! button and enter your shipping and billing address. (Please note, the billing address must match the address where your credit card statement is sent.) Click the Continue button to choose your Shipping and Payment Methods. Review your order, then click the Place Order button to complete the order.

How do I order by phone?
1-888-854-4335. Friendly, helpful associates offer fast, personal service, and they don't even need bananas to do it!

Availability Status

What does the Availability status mean?

  • In Stock - The product is currently available, and normally ships within 1 business day. Due to high order volume in November and December, in-stock items normally ship within 3-5 business days. Please note, however, that we do not ship products on Saturday, Sunday, or major US holidays.
  • Out of Stock - The product is not immediately available, but is on order with the supplier, and will be shipped to you as soon as possible (which, in most cases should only be a few days, but in some cases, could be 1-3 weeks after you place your order.) For out of stock items, you can request an e-mail when the item is back in stock.
  • This item ships separately - The product will arrive in a separate shipment from other products you have ordered. Products with this availability will generally arrive after other products, and delivery times are not guaranteed.

There are no additional charges for fulfillment of backordered items. The total you see on the receipt is exactly what we charge, regardless of whether it ships in a single box or multiple packages.

Back In Stock Email

Can I be notified when a product comes back in stock?
Yes! We can send you an e-mail when a product is available for purchase. Any product that is out of stock will have an "Email me when available" link on the product page. Just click the link, fill out the simple form, and when the item(s) you select come back in stock, you'll receive an e-mail from us.

Please note that you'll receive a separate e-mail for each item you select. Once we send that e-mail, you won't receive another notification unless you request it again. To be sure you receive your e-mail, be sure to add "overlords@thinkgeek.com" to your address book so the e-mail is not marked as spam.

Taxes

Will I be charged sales tax?
We have operations in Virginia, Ohio, Florida, Minnesota, and Washington and charge sales on orders shipping to these states. If you are a tax exempt organization, please contact us at 1-888-433-5788 (703-293-6299) for assistance. We will ask you to fax us a copy of your tax exempt certificate to 703-839-8611 and you can place the order with us over the phone.

Will I have to pay customs fees on my international order?
Orders shipped outside of the US will almost always be charged customs fees (taxes, duties, processing fees, brokerage fees, etc.) when they arrive. Unfortunately, ThinkGeek has no control over these fees. If you are not familiar with the customs laws and fees in your country, please check with your local customs office for more information. Also, because we are a retail store, we are NOT able to mark orders as 'Gifts' for customers to avoid paying these fees. Please see our special page on International Shipping for more information.

Payment Methods

What are your accepted payment methods?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We also accept PayPal. For your protection, we screen credit card orders for potential fraud. Please ensure that your billing and shipping addresses are exactly correct, to avoid delays in order processing. Incorrect information may cause a delay in the processing of your order. Your order may also be delayed if additional verification of billing information is necessary.

All prices listed on our website are in U.S. Dollars.

Do you accept PayPal?
Yes! We accept PayPal for orders placed using our One-step checkout process, "WarpSpeed Checkout". To pay using PayPal, you must have an established PayPal account. For more information on setting up a PayPal account, visit their web site.

To place your order using PayPal, just place items in your shopping cart, proceed to checkout and fill out your billing/shipping information. Select PayPal as the payment method by clicking the button at the bottom of the page to place your order using PayPal. This will direct you to the PayPal web site. Enter your PayPal login e-mail address and password and hit continue. Follow the instructions on the PayPal web site to process your payment. Once you confirm and process the final payment on the PayPal web site, you will be redirected back to the ThinkGeek web site, and you will be shown your Order Confirmation page.

* Please note; if you are paying with PayPal, you will not be able to cancel your own order from the Order Management page. If you need to cancel your order and it is still listed as "New" on the Order Management page, please call Customer Service at 1-888-433-5788 (703-293-6299).

Address Verification

Why was I asked to send in address verification?
Sometimes, when an order is placed with a discrepancy between the billing and the shipping addresses, or with a billing address outside the US, or the order is above a certain value, our ordering system will flag the transaction for manual review. In these circumstances, we request physical documentation of the billing address on the order in question to make sure that the order has been placed by the account holder. At ThinkGeek we take your security and privacy very seriously. We hope you understand that when we have to take extra security measures such as this, we do it to protect you as well as ThinkGeek.

Unfortunately, without this documentation, we are unable to complete the processing of your order. If we do not receive the requested documentation within two weeks of your initial order date, your order will automatically be canceled. If you can't provide documentation of the billing address on your order, you will need to cancel your current order and reorder using the proper billing address for your credit card. Once we receive and process your documentation, you should not need to provide it on subsequent orders.

Purchase Orders

Do you accept Purchase Orders?
We do not accept purchase orders. We only accept pre-payment for orders and your pre-payment must include shipping costs. If you need our Federal Tax ID for your records, it is 35-2191007.

Discounts & Promotions

Do you offer customers any special discounts?
Customers on our e-mail newsletter lists have access to exclusive discounts and promotions available only to subscribers. If you'd like to have access to special promotions, discount codes and other goodies exclusively for folks who get our newsletter, then sign up to receive the ThinkGeek Super Fun Happy E-mail Newsletter! You'll wonder how you ever lived without it! ThinkGeek is dedicated to privacy; we will never ever release your email address to third parties.

To receive our newsletter, you need to have a ThinkGeek account. Once you have an account, you can sign up for the newsletter on your Account Info page.

When redeeming Promotion, Discount or Coupon Codes during checkout, please note that only one promotion code can be used per order. Promotion, Discount or Coupon Codes cannot be used towards the purchase of Gift Certificates.

Order Status

What does the Order Status and/or Product Status mean?
This indicates the current status of your order, or of each item within your order. There are several statuses:

  • New - Your order has been accepted and will be processed soon.
  • Processing - Your order has been transmitted to the packing/shipping department (or one of our distributors), and our warehouse monkeys are gathering all of your goodies and preparing them to be shipped. (Note that your order could remain in this state for several days.)
  • Partial Shipment - Some of the items have been shipped. Your credit card has been fully charged at this point.
  • Shipped - Your order has been fully shipped. Your credit card has been fully charged at this point.
  • Canceled - Your order has been canceled and normally your credit card has not been billed. If it was billed, we have issued a proper refund which should appear on your next statement.

What are those "Incomplete Orders" in my account history?
Those are shopping carts that you have started but not completed. You can view the order and complete the order at any time in the future. Those orders stay with your account so, for example, you can start an order at work and then complete the order from home.

To delete an incomplete order from your account, hit the Complete this Order button. This will take you to where you left off in the order process. Once you are here, use our back button; at the bottom of the page (not your browser's back button) until you get to the shopping cart. Once you are at the shopping cart, remove all items from it. Once this is done, the incomplete order should disappear.

Changes & Cancellations

Can I make changes to my order?
If your order is still in the New status, we are able to make some changes, such as size and color. Please call us at 1-888-433-5788 (703-293-6299) as soon as possible to make these changes. If it is outside of our business hours, please follow the instructions below to cancel your order and place a new order with the required changes. We are not able to change items in your shopping cart, or add additional items to your order once your order has been completed.

Please note that our order fulfillment and shipping systems are designed to get orders on their way quickly and efficiently. Therefore, once the order has changed to the processing status, our customer service staff will not be able to make any changes to it.

What's your cancellation policy?
You have the ability to cancel your own order, as long as it hasn't been sent to our warehouse for processing. To cancel your order, go to your Order Management page. Any order that hasn't been sent to the warehouse will have a note saying that the order can be canceled. Click the "Cancel" link, and confirm the cancellation on the confirmation page. Your credit card will not be charged, and the order will be deleted permanently. It's that simple! Note, orders placed using PayPal cannot be canceled from our web site. Please contact Customer Service at 888-854-4335 to cancel PayPal orders.

Please note that our order fulfillment and shipping systems are designed to get orders on their way quickly and efficiently. Therefore, once the order has been sent to our warehouse for processing, neither you nor our customer service staff will be able to cancel it. If your order status says anything other than "New", it can no longer be canceled. We are not responsible for orders that cannot be canceled after an order has been submitted. Once an order is canceled, it can not be recovered.

Privacy & Security

What is your Privacy Policy?
We take your privacy very seriously. We will never rent or sell your information to any third parties, we only use the information we collect from you to convey your order information, or to send you catalogs and e-mails at your request.

Please read our Official Privacy Policy for more information.

International

Do you ship outside the U.S.?
Absolutely. After placing items in your shopping cart, proceed to the checkout area. Complete the Shipping and Billing information, including selecting your country. If your country is not in our drop-down list, we are unable to ship orders to that country.

International Economy Shipping
For orders to The Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, New Zealand, Sweden, Spain, Finland, Portugal, Norway, Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland, Canada, Germany, and Australia (more countries coming soon!) in addition to express shipping via DHL and UPS, we offer Economy Shipping via local postal agencies. International Economy Shipping is available for smaller, lighter orders -- less than approximately 4 pounds and totaling less than $100. Orders shipped using Economy Shipping may take up to 1-3 weeks for delivery and tracking is not available. Please note that orders shipped via Economy shipping cannot be rerouted after shipment.

For orders shipping outside of the US, DHL and UPS Express Shipping are available. DHL and UPS Express both offer door to door tracking and packages normally arrive within about 3-5 business days after shipment.

Please note that you may need to pay additional import fees, taxes, brokerage fees, and handling fees to receive your order. These additional fees are not collected or controlled by ThinkGeek. Also, you might be contacted by your local customs office concerning payment of customs fees, or to receive final delivery of your order. Customs processing of your shipment might cause delays in the delivery of your package. Please make sure you are familiar with your country's customs process and fee structure before you order - so you know what to expect.