Sales Policies and Miscellaneous Information
Payment: We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and Paypal. Checks can be accepted with a mail order however we may allow up to 7 days for this to clear our bank before any orders are shipped.
We ship via USPS for the best package control and tracking.
When your order is processed and the shipping information is transmitted
electronically to USPS, you should receive an email from them with your
package tracking information.
Yes we do ship overseas. We can ship
via US Priority Mail. Here's what we need before we will ship. Enter your order
in on the site, use the International shipping checkbox. Do not pay via Paypal.
Third Party Shipping:
Bank rules dictate that we must ship to the credit card
billing address to prevent fraudulent transactions.
Checks/Insufficient payment: Any checks received that are returned for non payment we will assess a $50 returned check fee. We don't make rubber lures so please don't send us rubber checks :)
Damage from fishing, ie rocks, bluefish, etc is considered normal wear and tear and not a defect. As our lures are hand-made there can be minor imperfections, grain, etc that does not affect their use-ability and adds to the character of the lure. We very closely inspect every lure and any that don't meet our quality control are marked as a blem or marked up as a mackerel back lure to distinguish it from first class product. Any kits that don't meet our quality control standards are discarded or sold by the box on our lure forum. Blemished lures are sold from time to time and they are minor paint blems or slight misdrills etc, these lures are sold as is without any warranty implied...and the price reflects this. We sell blemishes only when available and at shows. Online pictorials are guides for kit assembly only. We reserve the right to make changes to any of our lures without notice. Submission of an order is an acknowledgement of the receipt and acceptance of our terms and conditions. A link to these sales policies is posted at the bottom of every page of the cart. Submission of an order on the website acknowledges you have read these sales policies and agree to abide by their terms.
Sportfishing Excise Tax All items under 150lb test are subject to the Federal sportfishing excise tax. Items which are exempt such as wood squares and other misc items on the site are not subject to the excise tax. If you are excise tax exempt (form 637) we need a copy of this form filled out and emailed or faxed to us with your order: Excise Exemption Certificate Some people don't understand what the excise tax is...it is administered by the IRS for the purpose of raising money for your local state fish & wildlife programs. It funds access, stocking programs, enforcement, kids programs etc. Unfortunately there's many who skirt the tax operating out of their basements and garages and it hurts all fishermen. As a legal US manufacturer of fishing tackle we are required to collect and pay this tax on every item we sell that can embellish, increase the effectiveness of, improve the durability or appearance of any lure whether it has hooks or not, or is normally a product used in fishing. We break the tax out from each item to show it as a separate line item. Excise tax is paid on the constructive sales price of each item. Monies collected are given to your states F&W funds by the IRS and cannot be used for general state business. More information can be obtained here: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Field-Directive-Federal-Excise-Tax-on-the-Importation-and-Manufacture-of-Fishing-and-Archery-Products
Use of information collected: Salty's does not disclose to anyone or any company any information it collects to process orders. Your information including telephone numbers, email addresses, etc will not ever be sold or given out to any other company. We respect your privacy. All credit card information is stored securely and destroyed after use in accordance with standard Visa/MC/Amex/Discover/Paypal policies.
Care of your lures: We highly recommend that you rinse your lures with fresh water after each use in saltwater to prevent corrosion of the hooks and swivels etc. Some colors used in lures are actually aniline dyes and can fade slightly in the sun-try to store your lures in a area away from the sun (not on your dashboard etc) Allow your lures to dry thoroughly before storing to prevent additional corrosion or mildew damage in damp areas. Do not store your lures near pool chemicals or any chemical containing chlorine as it will cause them to prematurely rust/corrode.