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Terms and Conditions

It's a lot of text to read – but important. Most likely your questions will be answered here. Please read them before you buy or sell parts or submit questions regarding the conditions of used parts or shipping costs!

The Terms and Conditions are divided into paragraphs. Simply click on them and scroll down the page.

§ 1  Integrity and Timeliness of Merchandise
§ 2  Quality
§ 3  Condition of Parts
§ 4  Quantities and Price Units
§ 5  Parts Exchanges
§ 6  Price Changes
§ 7  Ordering
§ 8  Delivery
§ 9  Shipping and Handling Costs
§ 10 Payment
§ 11  Delivery time
§ 12  Warranty
§ 13  Buying of Parts

§ 1 Integrity and Timeliness of Merchandise

The catalogs (available free for download) contain only the most important parts; others upon request. My parts inventory includes the most frequently asked for new and used parts and expands constantly! Yet, inventory is only good as long as supply lasts; not every listed item is always available; many of the listed items are one of a kind. Upon request, I will register a search for a part and call you back, if I can deliver it at a later time.

The catalogs are the up to date at the time of publishing, since they are continually updated. Sometimes the timeliness is lost over time. That's why I recommend downloading a new catalog every few months.

The Figures and part-numbers in the VW Bug catalog always refer to the picture catalog VW 1200/1300 (Standard Bug). You can also use it to search for parts for VW 1302/03 (Super Bug).

The Figures and part-numbers in the VW Bus catalog always refer to the picture catalog for the VW-Transporter since 8/67. Use it even to search for parts for the Transporter before 8/67.

§ 2 Quality

The quality listed reflects my own personal high standards, the German school grade principle:

0: Better than original
1: Top quality, original VW i.e. German original edition
2: Very good quality, hardly distinguishable from original, mainly from Europe
3: Good quality, minor limitations regarding durability/match, mostly imported from outside of Europe
4: Still useable quality, with visible limitations regarding durability/match, mostly goods imported from outside of Europe
5: Poor quality, only for emergency use, i.e. lack of alternative
6: Unusable (obviously I don't offer those)

§ 3 Condition of Parts

The condition of parts equally reflects my own personally high standards, the German school grade principle:

0: Better than new
1: New
2: New condition, minor visible usage
3: Normal visible usage
4: Needs to be repaired
5: Needs to be restored, but useable
6: Scrap

§ 4 Quantities and Price Units

Unless indicated separately, prices are in Euro per piece! This includes 16% VAT. For delivery to an address outside of the EU or to an EU-external country and to a company with its own Sales Tax ID number, divide the price by 1.16 and if appropriate add the customs duties and VAT charges of the applicable country.

By retroactive export to a Non-EU-country I will refund the VAT upon presentation of evidence of the export (usually through the customs office).

§ 5 Parts Exchanges

When I offer parts for sale in an exchange, the refundable discount given upon return of the old part is listed in brackets after the price. I will give you an additional €5.00 discount if you first deliver or send the old part before I send you (or you pick up) the 'new'. This saves on bookkeeping!

§ 6 Price Changes

Possible at any time, but seldom high!

§ 7 Ordering

Ordering can be done by telephone or in writing. When writing, please make sure to include your telephone number, so you can be reached in case of questions. Or give your e-mail address! In addition, state the first [admission] registration date, the serial number, i.e. motor identification letter and number of the installed engine (not the one listed on the paperwork!) and the specific manufacturing details of the part (color, page etc.). It is important to list additional information required for certain parts (size, form, manufacturer etc.).

The number in the picture catalog preceding the replacement part description serves for your information only: It is NOT the ordering number. Just giving this number when ordering is NOT enough!

§ 8 Delivery

I can make deliveries to all regular meeting places in and around Munich and others upon request. Basically I can deliver all parts: especially engines, transmissions and body.

§ 9 Shipping and Handling Costs

The shipping costs and packaging materials depend on the destination country, delivery service used, weight, size, urgency of shipment and method of payment.

In general UPS shipments are quicker but often more expensive than the German mail system (particularly to foreign countries). UPS requires a person to be present to receive the shipment.

Particularly awkward parts (length exceeds 270 cm or circumference is greater than 360 cm) or super heavy parts (exceeding 70 kg) are shipped with a trucking company. Please request a price quote for these items (also see § 4: Prices above).

Shipping and handling fees include 16% VAT (Value Added Tax).

Germany

German Federal Mail System (Deutsche Post AG) shipments:

a) €12.00 - 20.00 for packages up to 31.5 kg and 60x60x120 cm, depending on weight and shipping materials needed.
b) €5.00 surcharge for semi-bulky parts (package greater than 60x60x120 cm) but no longer than 175 cm and a maximum circumference of 360 cm.
c) €25.00 surcharge for bulky goods (packages that are not square or longer than 175-200 cm in length and a maximum circumference of 360 cm.

UPS (United Parcel Service) shipments::

a) €13.00 - 30.00 for packages up to 30 kg and 270 cm in length and a maximum circumference of 330 cm, depending on weight and packing materials.
b) €30.00 - 60.00 for packages over 30-70 kg and 270 cm in length and a maximum circumference of 330 cm, depending on weight and packaging materials.
c) €10.00 surcharge for bulky goods (non-square packages or longer than 150-270 cm.
d) 100 - 200% surcharge for express delivery. Specifics upon request.

EU and Switzerland

a) €25.00 regular mail, €30.00 Air Mail for small parts packages up to 2 kg.
b) €30.00 - 60.00 Regular/Air mail for larger parts packages up to 20 kg, depending on weight and packaging materials.
b1) €25.00 surcharge for bulky goods (see Germany above for sizes)
b2) Approx. 50% surcharge for Air Mail-Only delivery
c) Shipments above 20 kg quoted upon request

The Rest of Europe

a) €25.00 Regular Mail, €30.00 Air Mail for small parts packages up to 2 kg.
b) €30.00-65.00 Regular/Air Mail for larger parts packages up to 20 kg depending on weight and packaging materials. Up to 15 kg for Yugoslavia.
b1) €25.00 surcharge for bulky goods (see Germany above for sizes)
b2) Approx. 25-45% surcharge for Air Mail-Only delivery
c) Shipments above 20 kg quoted upon request

North America, North Africa, Near East

a) €12.00 Regular Mail, €25.00 Air Mail for small parts packages up to 2 kg.
b) €30.00 - 70.00 Regular/Air Mail for larger parts packages up to 20 kg, depending on weight and packaging materials. Up to 15 kg for Yugoslavia.
b1) €25.00 surcharge for bulky goods (see Germany above for sizes)
b2) Approx. 50-120% surcharge for Air Mail-Only delivery
c) Shipments above 20 kg quoted upon request

Rest of the World

a) €32.00 Regular/Air Mail; €50.00 Air Mail-Only for small parts packages up to 2 kg.
b) €40.00-100.00 for larger parts packages up to 20 kg, depending on weight and packaging materials. For some countries 10 or 15 kg only.
b1) €25.00 surcharge for bulky goods (see Germany above for sizes)
b2) Approx. 55-90% surcharge for Air Mail-Only delivery
c) Shipments above 20 kg quoted upon request

Packaging-/shipping and handling cost include 16 % Value added tax-VAT as well (see § 4: Prices).

Basically anything can be shipped to anywhere! Even large vehicles when necessary! Just a question of cost!

§ 10 Payment

1. COD – only within the EU, to Switzerland and some other European countries.

2. Pre-payment via bank draft within the EU and to Switzerland for €2.50 discount but only with a binding written order by letter, fax or e-mail and by observing the guidelines listed in these catalogs! After submitting the order, please wait for confirmation of availability of the parts and only then transfer the total invoice amount to the following account:
Sparkasse Fuerstenfeldbruck, BLZ 70053070, Acct. #1163328, Account owner: Ralf Kurschewitz

3. 3. Cash in Advance (only in US-$ or Euro) or by credit card. Only method of payment for non-EU-countries (with the exception of Switzerland and some other European countries). €15.00 discount within the EU, to Switzerland and some other European countries.

§ 11 Delivery time

Within Germany usually 2-4 working days. During peak season (spring) sometimes longer. Depending on distance to foreign countries at least 7 working days.
By pre-payment with bank draft at least a week longer.
When using '20/20 Express Service' (20% surcharge on all parts prices, minimum €20.00) one to two days faster.
When using UPS Express Mail (basic shipping cost times three) an additional one to two days faster.

§ 12 Warranty

Note: Used parts means used parts! All used parts have been examined with great care for functionality; their lifespan is unpredictable. Please consider this especially by repeated installations and safety related parts such as tires, steering and brake parts!

When taking orders over the phone, I try particularly hard to describe the conditions in detail and honestly. This reduces disappointments and expensive re-shipments.

Exchanges and Returns will be honored within 4 weeks [of purchase] with total purchase price re-imbursement. According to new laws I am also responsible for returning shipping costs for returns within 14 days and am obligated to extend the warranty for material defects (not from normal usage) for used parts to one year and for new parts to two years. Depending on customer actions this somewhat foreign law of consumer protection ultimately leads to a general price increase from which my steady customers will be excluded. In order to be fair please do not insist on reimbursement of shipping costs when returning goods and do not stretch the one or two year warranty to its limits. Of course any installation costs or otherwise resulting expenses are excluded.

§ 13 Buying of Parts

Of course I am always interested in buying parts. My parts have to come from somewhere.
But I am a for-profit company. The following has to be covered from the difference between purchase and sales price: VAT, estimated transportation expense to and from Tuerkenfeld (€1.50 per km), loading and unloading, sorting, storage arrangements, storage fees, costs associated with capital investment, various general costs for office space, facility area, telephone, advertising, work area et al and at the very least income taxes.

Therefore I ask for your understanding that parts purchased from private customers can only amount to a percentage of the [final] sales price. This means, by less interesting 0-10% (the majority according to my experience), up to 30% for the interesting ones and only by highly interesting and easily re-sold parts up to 50%. Please consider this when offering items for purchase.

Still Questions?

Call or write! Telephone number for Ralf's VW-Parts is +49 / 8193 / 99 91 27. All other forms and inquiries are available on the Contact page.
 


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