Shipping & FAQ
ACIDROD.COM
Order Value
US Dollars
Shipping Charge
to *
Continental US*
$0 - $25.00
$7.55
$25.01 - $50.00
$10.95
$50.01 - $75.00
$12.95
$75.01 - $100.00
$13.95
$100.01 - $129.99
$14.95
$130.00 - $200.00
$0.00
$200.01 - $300.00
$0.00
Over $300
$0.00
Blank Oversize Fees

One piece Blanks 6'6"  - 8' $12.00

Multiple blanks that can be shipped in the
same package will only be charge ONE fee for
the package, not per blank.


The days of GOOD and fair shipping
prices are over.  Carriers have made it
IMPOSSIBLE to afford it.  over 8' are only
avail from the mfg that we can locally
pickup from

* if you order a blank using a CC, you're
authorizing us to charge the xtra fee at
shipping time if you do not add it from the
blank page you purchased from. paypal
orders will be billed the Xtra fee.
Order Processing

Allow 1-5 business days for processing.
99% of orders ship PRIORITY MAIL. NO FIRST CLASS EXCEPT FOR BACKORDERED ITEMS.
Orders are processed and shipped Tuesday-Friday  If you used PAYPAL for payment we will invoice
you via paypal for the overage if you ordered a blank and forgot to put the overage in your cart.

Back Orders
Customers will be notified of any out of stocks or shortages ASAP.  Our Website is not live inventory.
Customers may either cancel back ordered items from the order if they choose.  We will do our best to
provide you with an ETA on back ordered parts at this time. We do NOT charge to ship back orders.
MFG back orders can sometimes be frustrating but something we also cannot control we WILL do our
best to keep you informed.

Shipping Insurance
Customer may add shipping insurance here.  Lost or damaged packages must be reported
immediately for a claim. Only insured packages can have a claim filed. Delivery delays are not C&M's
liability. Packages that have been lost or damaged in shipping that are not insured, no claim will be
honor

Orders over $100
                                          
Add $7.00 -->
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International Shipping

Shipping charges are billed during shipping process using current USPS rate chart or UPS chart. CC
orders will have charges billed manually by us.  PAYPAL users will have their charges billed as a
paypal invoice. Charges are based on
weight ONLY.
Maximum International package length is 42" for shipments going USPS. This
includes blanks!
first class shipping is up to 5 lbs. We normally ship first class under 5 lbs. If you prefer Priority Please
inquire as to the cost.  
All Customs and Duty expenses are paid by the recipient.

We do encourage you to please ask about shipping before ordering..

If you place an order for a one piece blank we will pack it up and bill you for the shipping, assuming
you have read this shipping page. ANYTHING over 42" in length
MUST ship UPS.  UPS can be
extremely expensive to ship blanks overseas. We do not get the volume discount that larger
companies do.  We apologize in advance but we in no way inflate the costs.. you can try to run
numbers yourself if you'd like we'll be happy to give you weights and dimensions.

Orders need to go complete. If we don’t have something we will communicate this to you to make a
decision on any changes. We WILL work with you on any issue to get you what you need.
ALL
ORDERS SHIP USPS (REGULAR MAIL) OR UPS, NO OTHER CARRIER IS USED

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A SHIPPING ESTIMATE PLEASE EMAIL ME YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS.  
All charges are based on weight so if you can, please give me an idea of what you'd like to purchase.
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We do not communicate with customs. You can go to WWW.USPS.COM at any time, input the tracking # we provided to
you.  This is the same information we see. Once we hand it off, we have no control over how long it takes to get to you.
First class to any country could take up to 6 wks.  Every 1st class package over $10 is insured going out the door.


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Not Inquiring first about shipping, and canceling your order b/c shipping is too high, you will get your $
back less 15% cancellation fee.  We have already packed this order up and are waiting on the shipping
invoice to be paid. We cannot allow the prices to be dictated or negotiated. We do not inflate the prices of
shipping they are what they are, but they are fair. We strongly encourage to inquire first about shipping.
Please be aware we are a small mom and pop shop. We never want anyone to think we are otherwise. We supply
customers all over the globe and are proud to be a small business.  We get orders out the door as fast as we can but
accuracy is
always a priority over speed!

We want to help everyone. We understand emergencies.. Email me, call, tell me what you need.  We will do
our absolute best to try and help you on a regular basis AND in an emergency. We also take care of a walk in counter
for the locals!  Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding but more important, Thank you for shopping
with us!    

We ARE an actual walk in shop, come visit us!
Shipping is Post office Priority service.  If you need it
faster than 2-3 days please inquire
FAQ
Bottom of page
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Communication

We prefer to communicate more by email than phone for the most part.  We speak to so many people daily that it can
get lost what was spoken about.  If at all possible, I email to have everything recorded in case it ever becomes an
issue. But if you need to call me, please do so!

Do You stock everything on your site?

Wtih a struggling economy, and "shops" opening up (that are not actual shops) as well as manufacturers selling to
the public, we have scaled down a bit what we invest in to carry, we had to.

We carry about 95% of the components you see.
We are constantly refilling stock, I TRY never to be out of something for long.
Blanks  --  I do not carry a full line of any blank.  Most manufactuers like United Composites, I can get within a few
days, they are  local.  Calstar at this time is running several weeks behind. Pacific Bay Blanks, What I don't have is
only a few days away. Black Hole is always approx 10 day wait. Jaws is local and FAST on a delivery to us!

Why aren't you open 7 days a week or at night?

We are a custom shop and we are open Tues thru Fri and every other Saturday. Please ALWAYS check the website
for more info.  There are times when we must skip a Saturday or be open 2 Saturdays in a row. Esp if a holiday falls
anywhere near a weekend.

We cannot work 7 days a week. Like anyone, we do need a day off sometimes.  The Mom and
Pop shops of the world work hard and we can try to accommodate you if you can't come in during the
hours we are open.. Just ask, we live close by!  

Do you wrap or repair rods on site?

No, we do not do either.  We supply everything you need to build/repair your own.  We sell whatever parts you need
to do so.  We can recommend repair shops or builders if you'd like.  We used to offer ALL of these services, but, we
started to feel as if we were competing with those we sold to, so we stopped.


Do you sell Fishing Licenses and/or Bait?

No, we do not.  B&F Rod and Reel or Wils Sport and Tackle sell bait as well as Walmart.  We aren't your
typical tackle shop. We are a custom shop. We have tried to get the search engines to take us out of the catergory
of selling bait. We apologize for any confusion.

Why is your international shipping much more expensive than others?

We try everything we can to keep costs low, but with Int'l shipping it's almost impossible.  We do not get breaks or
volume discounts from UPS. Being a small business we do not meet that volume level they want.  We apologize in
advance, we in no way inflate this amount. You may check numbers for yourself on Ups.com we'd be glad to give you
the weight and dimensions.   When we ship int'l most of our items go priority or first class, not UPS unless it has to.
We check every carrier we do business with.

Why is your blank cutoff 7'6"?

Shippers like UPS have created almost a fine or a penalty 'fee' for anthing getting near the 8' length.  I myself was
penalized $95, ON TOP OF the regular (outrageous) shipping price by UPS for having a tube delivered that was 96".

Restock fees

If you placed an order, returned it to us and we shipped it for free, we charge a restock fee. If you ordered something
special order from us that we do not stock. We normally do not take that item back. if it is returned to us, there is a
restock fee. Typically this is 15% of the original sale.  
FAQ

Wholesale customers: when placing orders online use MONEY ORDER in the
drop down menu in the CC section of checkout to place your order. order is not
paid for.  We process your order, do our discounting and adjust the shipping, but
free shipping plus disc does not apply. Backordered shipping for wholesale is
added into original shipping prices.  Sorry, but we can't stay afloat as a small
business with discounting and free shipping. Wish we could :)  

PS...We are not a LIVE inventory site..
If a package states it was delivered to your residence but you did not get it, there is a good
chance it could have been stolen.  Always check with a neighbor first to make sure they
didn't grab it for you. Thieves love to help themselves to our belongings.

We do not replace stolen packages. We apologize but we just can't be responsible for it.  
Here are a few hints if you haven't done this already.

... Deliver to your place of employment. Most employers are ok with this, just ask!
... Have a relationship with your mail carrier.  Sometimes they will have no problems       
putting packages behind a fence or placing behind a bush.
... PO Box at the post office is the safest way to go, but completely inconvenient.  

We are sorry for your frustration.  These are merely suggestions and do not mean in any way
your packages WILL get stolen, but, it does happen.  

C&M Custom Tackle/Acidrod.com
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Overage pricing still applies for free shipping. The
overage price is the only thing you'll be charged.