Shipping Information and Terms and Conditions
Important information for EU customers:
As you may be aware, changes came into force on the 1st of July 2021 changing the rules for importing goods into the EU. EU customers may now be charged VAT and customs handling charges at their border if they purchase a book from a non-EU business.
You can still purchase books directly through this website and pay your local customs and VAT charges (if there are any) to receive your book. Alternatively, you can pay your VAT when you make your purchase, which should avoid additional charges and delays at your country's border. Sadly the UK Government has not prioritised this issue, so there is no simple way for small businesses to collect and pass on the tax to EU member states at present. We do have a work-around though.
To pay your country's VAT prior to shipping, please follow these directions:
Once you have finished adding books to your cart please click the green "Checkout" button on the cart page. You will be shown your cart and your postage options.
Select the "Offline Payment" option and proceed to place the order. Please DO NOT select the PayPal option on this page.
Within two working days you will receive an email with a link to purchase your books as an item on Etsy.com, where you can pay your country's VAT upfront via their checkout page. This invite may take up to two working days to arrive, though we aim to process them as quickly as possible.
If you would prefer to pay through this site directly you may do so, but you will be liable for any VAT and handling charges made by your country's customs services.
Please only proceed with the Offline Payment method if you know you will purchase the books in your order when you are sent the Etsy item. It is a great deal of additional work for us to process sales in this way and repeated non-payments may force us to retract this method and push additional charges onto EU customers.
Many second-hand books are available to purchase via Etsy already, where your VAT will be automatically added. To view our Etsy shop follow this link.
Import VAT and customs charges may be applied by your local customs agency. These are the responsibility of the purchaser and not CollectingMagicBook.com. If you are unsure of your country's customs and handling charges please consult your local government body.
Free Royal Mail 2nd Class delivery on orders over £75.
Other postage options can be selected on the Cart Page.
Postage costs and options are automatically calculated by weight on the Cart Page.
Occasionally, on unusually heavy or large orders, postage costs vary from the automatic quote given. On these very rare occasions, a manual quote will be given and the purchaser can choose to proceed with the purchase or cancel the order and receive a full refund.
All orders are dispatched within 5 working days, though usually within 2 (with the exception of pre-orders, which ship on the day of release).
When an order of multiple books includes a pre-order, all books will be sent together on the release date of the pre-order book.
Delivery aim times below should be added to the 0-5 working day dispatch estimate.
If an order is needed faster than this please contact us in advance of purchase.
Royal Mail 1st Class has a delivery aim of 1 working day.
Royal Mail 2nd Class has a delivery aim of 2-3 working days.
Royal Mail Signed For 1st Class has a delivery aim of 2 working days.
Royal Mail Special Delivery Tracked has a delivery aim of 2 working days (before 1pm on the second working day).
Royal Mail International Standard has a delivery aim of 3-5 working days within the EU and 6-7 working days worldwide.
Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed has a delivery aim of 4-5 working days within the EU and 7-8 working days worldwide.
Royal Mail International Economy has a delivery aim of 6 weeks for North America, 8 weeks for South America, Africa and Asia, and 12 weeks for Australia.
CollectingMagicBooks.com is not responsible for delays caused by Royal Mail or other carriers.
All books are carefully packaged to ensure they are not damaged in transit.
All packaging materials are recycled, fully recyclable and plastic-free.
Due to the nature of magic books, and the value in the secrets they hold, returns are only accepted when a book has arrived in a condition differing from the photographs and description on the listing. Regretfully, returns can not be accepted for purchases made in error unless we are notified before the books have been dispatched.