Pipestud’s Consignment Shop Acceptance Policy for Pipe Tobacco
I sell the following kinds of pipe tobacco on my private website –
- Out of Production famous blends
- Rare tobacco that may or may not be still in production
- In production pipe tobacco that is well known with 5-7 years of age, minimum.
- Well known In production pipe tobacco that is well known but very scarce and hard to get
Condition of the Tobacco –
- Only full and still factory sealed tins or pouches/bags can be accepted
- No rust, no holes, no torn labels on any tins or pouches/bags
- No tins where you do not know the age unless they fit the rare or out of production or in production tins that are scarce criteria.
Terms of Acceptance
- Because I sell so much tobacco from so many customers, I do not have the time to return tobacco that arrives in unsellable condition and those tins pouches/bags will be disposed of and I will let the consignor know what, if anything, arrived that is not sellable. Also, make sure that you don’t send me anything you decide later that you want back. I sure don’t want to take the time and effort to list tins only to have the consignors ask me to return them.
- I do not pay to have your consignment inventory shipped. That is the consignor’s responsibility.
- While I appreciate input from the owners, I use my own professional experience to set prices of all tobacco sold on my website. I always try to establish price points that I think will be fair to my consignors, my buyers and me. Items that do not sell within a reasonable amount of time may have the prices adjusted to promote sales.
- As my prices are proprietary, I will gladly give an estimate of value to help determine whether you want to send your inventory to sell, but the figure will be judged by the entire collection rather than value per tin
- Please have a packing list in your box/boxes detailing the contents of each box sent
- I send out checks with accompanying sales statements that detail each sale at the first of every week for the previous week’s sales until the dispersal is complete. I will pay the consignor through PayPal if that is preferred as a payment method. Since my PayPal account is a business account, if you do want to be paid that way the transaction must be noted as a service rendered and PayPal may take a small percentage of the amount due from my payment to you.
- For each item sold, the consignor receives 70% of the sale and I accept a 30% commission on each sale.
How to Get the Process Started
- I can sell only on approval, so, before packing and shipping, please send me a list of the names and approximate ages of the tobacco tins or pouches/bags that you want me to sell on your behalf. Once I look over the list I will get back with you quickly with my thoughts. Once we establish what will be sent, if there are any changes made when shipping please be sure to let me know.
- Due to the high volume of consignment tobacco that I have in stock at any given time, in may be several weeks before I begin selling your tobacco, particularly the lower end tobacco that will not command high sale prices. Your patience is appreciated.
For information about my eBay pipe consignment auctions, simply click the link below –
And, if you would like to check out my current eBay offerings, simply follow this link to my eBay store: http://stores.ebay.com/PIPESTUDS-CONSIGNMENT-PIPE-SHOP
What Others Say About Pipestud’s eBay & Website Sales –
“Steve Fallon (aka Pipestud) is a real professional. Very knowledgeable about pipes and tobacco- and very service oriented. Buy from him and he will get it to you pronto. Sell through him and and your check will arrive in a day or two. So don’t hesitate to saddle up with this cowboy. ” – Vernon Vig, former President of the United Pipe Collectors Club of America and year 2017 Chicago Show Dr. of Pipes Award Winner
“I’ve found Steve Fallon to be sincere & trustworthy, a man of integrity who is able to present pipes and vintage tobaccos on my behalf that garner good prices.” – Regis McCafferty, Co-Founder, North American Society of Pipe Collectors
“Pipestud is one of the most knowledgeable pipe sellers in the world. I have used Steve Fallon as a source of reference for years, including in my book, ‘In Search of Pipe Dreams.” – Rick Newcombe, noted pipe book author
“I have consigned with Pipestud many times with superior results. He gets my highest recommendations!” – The late Bill Unger, former Editor of The Pipe Collector and Pipe Book Author
“Over the years, I have purchased pipes and tobacco from Pipestud and always placed my bids or made my orders with the highest level of confidence.” – Rich Esserman, noted pipe and tobacco collector
“I inherited an extensive collection of pipes and tobacco but knew nothing about them. I came across The Pipestud’s site while trying to research the value of the collection and knew he was the answer to a prayer! Steve is extremely knowledgeable about pipes and tobacco and helped me get top dollar. He patiently answered my many questions and has always paid promptly. It is an absolute pleasure to do business with The Pipestud!” A Satisfied Consignor.
Thank you again for your consideration of using Pipestud’s Consignment Shop Internet site for the dispersal of your pipe tobacco!