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Please call us on 07-783-857-245 during normal office hours

Overseas customers please call +447-783-857-245 

Our standard terms are payment with order :

Prices are in GBP£ (GB Pounds/£ Sterling); we invoice in GBP£ and in Euros.

Payment direct to our bank account is prefered and is the easiest method if you have an online bank account.

We accept payment direct to our bank account (in GBP£ and in Euros).

You can also pay via PayPal subject to a 4.75% service charge (minimum £1.00) to cover their (high) fees. If you wish to pay via PayPal please select 'request PayPal invoice' at checkout and we will send you an itemsied PayPal invoice. Please note that delivery is only to your PayPal registered and verified PayPal address, no exceptions.

Orders can be sent via the webshop, by email, telephone, fax, or by post.

If you wish to order by email don't forget to tell us where you live in the world. We will get back to you as soon as possible with shipping confirmation and information on how to pay.

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Secure shipping : We deliver books everywhere in the world (see below).

Shipping rates are weight dependent. UK orders are sent by recorded postal delivery or by courier (UPS or equivalent).

Shipments overseas are sent by courier and we will agree the cost of shipping with you before any charge is made to your account.

Please note that we do NOT deliver to Nigeria.  Orders for clients in Nigeria are delivered to London (only) for collection or for forwarding by your courier, and are paid for in advance by interbank transfer in GBP to a London bank (only), no exceptions.  We have good clients in Nigeria who appreciate us keeping their business safe ; please save time and read this again if you wish to order for delivery to Nigeria, thank you.

Please note that aim delivery times are given as a guide, are in business days (Mondays to Fridays only) and exclude the day of despatch, weekends, public holidays and any delay at customs.  We aim to despatch stock items within 3 business days of receiving your order, backordered items in due course.  To check the status of your orders please just login to your account - thank you !

Prices : Prices are in GBP£ and are net to all.

Please note that prices for new books may occasionally vary according to publishers' revision and fluctuating currency exchange rates ; we will notify you if this is the case.

Quick and Accurate Currency Conversion :

Value Added Tax : The UK VAT rate for books is 0% ; there is no Value Added Tax on books.

For our customers in the U.K. and Europe please note that there is no VAT on books ; books are zero rated, 0%, for VAT in the U.K ( 0% TVA / MOMS / IVA / DDV / DPH / BTW / PVN / PVM / ΦΠΑ / ÁFA / MwSt. / km / ДДС / USt. ) we do not charge VAT on books.

VAT registered E.U. customers should let us have their VAT number when ordering.

Binocular / Sports Optics Sales : Prices shown on our website include VAT at the current rate (presently 20%) except where stated.

 - EU customers pay the UK rate of VAT. Please use our webshop as normal.

The European Union member states are :

Austria  Belgium  Bulgaria Cyprus  Czech Republic  Denmark  Estonia  Finland  France  Germany  Greece  Hungary
Italy  Latvia  Lithuania  Luxembourg  Malta  Netherlands  Poland  Portugal  Romania  Slovakia  Slovenia
Spain  Sweden  United Kingdom.

 - Customers in the Channel Islands (Jersey) and Gibraltar enjoy VAT free jurisdiction UK. When you place order it shows the price including VAT but the VAT will be removed before we process your order and you will pay no VAT.

 - EU businesses that are registered for VAT, can choose not to pay the UK VAT and pay the tax in their own country instead. You must provide a valid VAT number with your order.

 - Customers outside the European Union can purchase tax free. When you place order it shows the price including VAT but the VAT will be removed before we process your order and you will pay no VAT.

Library supply : We supply Institutional, Research, and Public Libraries, Museums & Universities, Colleges, Schools and Hospitals anywhere in the world. Please contact us for your journal subscription requirements. Library Purchase Orders can be sent via the webshop, by email, telephone, fax, post or by a video call on skype. If necessary library clients may pay by GBP£ cheque drawn on a London/UK bank.

Trade customers please request our trade list.

Tax Deductible Books : Please note that books purchased for professional or self-employed use may qualify you for tax allowances.

Returns :  We do not send books on approval. All new books are supplied firm sale, no return unless defective, with the exception of orders placed on-line for stock titles which may be returned unopened by prior arrangement within seven days of receipt. Orders placed online for non-stock items, all print on demand titles and all ebooks are sold not subject to return. All returned CDs must be unopened unless defective in which case a replacement will be sent. Errors and omissions excepted.

Buying Books : Please offer us your surplus books ; we are always interested in acquiring better quality general, academic and antiquarian books, good single items or collections and libraries of any size. We purchase, broker, clear houses, accept donations, or can offer a completely transparent and reliable consulting-consignment proposal (revenue sharing) for any customers who have books for disposal. A realistic appraisal, none of the risks, a higher return and much lower costs than selling at auction. Distance is not an object.

Why flounder around with anyone else ?  We have been in this business since 1986.
Trust the company you have counted on for over 30 years.

Researchers : we are interested in buying your thesis or dissertation, bound originals, current or previously published. For books sent on consignment we kindly request that you bear the cost of delivery and of any subsequent return. Please mail us for further details.

Legal Disclaimer : All items remain the legal property of the vendor until paid for in full. It is not possible to cover every eventuality in the 'small print' ; if you would like any further information please let us know. Your statutory rights are not affected by any of our business terms.

Copyright :  Most material on this web site (content and images) is copyright Steven Simpson Books 1986 / 2017© and all worldwide rights are reserved. Material from this site may not be reprinted or published in any format (print, digital, CD, electronic or web site) or where a charge is made in whole or in part, without express written permission from Steven Simpson Books.


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