We at Olivia's Vintage have been selling vintage electric instruments since 1995 as we were active online during the early "wild west" days of the Internet where trading was very unsafe and held many scam artists and disappointing transactions for potential buyers. In the midst of this early Internet chaos Olivia's managed to gain a reputable name in our campaign to build trust with clients from around the world through exhaustive presentation and detailed descriptions of our instruments. Unfortunately, online transactions are still a risk as there are still plenty of dishonest and misinformed sellers that make it difficult to know who can be trusted. For this reason we have always directed one question to buyers, trying to keep their interests in mind:
Why are you considering buying an instrument you've never played or seen in person, from someone you don't even know and have never met?
It's with that question in mind we strive to give the most thorough presentation of every instrument showing every possible detail you could ever be concerned about through good photography and descriptions that include any concerning detail of that instrument in order to avoid any surprises when the item is received. It's our goal to be sure that everyone knows exactly what they're buying before it's even paid for. The fruits of this labor have been consistent feedback from customers stating the items purchased are found to be better than expected when they arrive.
Our inventory will always be filled with an interesting variety of vintage and quality electric instruments as we are constantly adding to our selection by traveling across the country to find what we hope will be the instrument you've always wanted. We proudly guarantee that when you receive an item from us the instrument will be exactly as described. To assure our claims we offer the buyer a 48 hour inspection period to personally confirm the truthfulness of our statements about the instrument. It's our goal to gain your confidence for long-term business by creating a problem-free transaction every time.
For customers in the United States we accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express cards for payment, as well as bank wire transfers, Paypal, postal money orders, Western Union, or personal checks (we must wait about 2 weeks for the checks to clear before shipping the item). For international customers, we can accept Paypal, a bank wire transfer, or Western Union. If paying with a credit card please call us with your payment information at 618-201-5848 and we can usually ship the guitar out the same day.
Our guitars are usually packed the same business day that we receive payment. We take the utmost care when packing our guitars and basses to assure that they arrive safely. We detune all guitars so that there is no tension on the neck, then the guitar is packed inside the case so that it does not move during shipment. After the guitar is safely packaged inside the case we wrap the case with several layers of half-inch tall bubble wrap. After the guitar is wrapped it is placed into one of our custom-made double-walled cardboard boxes of the appropriate size. We then use packing peanuts or packing paper to fill any negative space in the box so that the guitar is secured with several inches of padding and does not move around. This way, even if the guitar is mishandled during shipment, it will arrive safe and sound. Our guitars are usually shipped the same business day that we receive payment. Most of our guitars are shipped UPS, and items are always fully insured. If you would like a guitar shipped with FedEx or USPS, please let us know and we can accommodate your needs. Because of insurance the price of shipping will vary, so please email us for an exact shipping quote. Shipping for most guitars will be around $50.
If you feel that we have misrepresented anything, please contact us within 48 hours, and ship the guitar back to us. After we receive the guitar and it is in the same condition as when it was sold, we will give you a full refund minus the shipping charges.