Welcome to CoinStampsClassifieds … connecting philatelic and numismatic buyers and sellers!

Any person or company who wants to buy items on CoinStampsClassifieds must accept the terms and conditions of this Buyer Agreement without change. By registering as a buyer on CoinStampsClassifieds, and using the service, you agree to be bound by all the terms and conditions of this agreement, and to applicable policies and guidelines which may be established.

CoinStampsClassifieds reserves the right to change any of the terms and conditions contained in this Buyer Agreement at any time. Any changes will be effective upon posting of the revisions on the Site. You are responsible for adhering to this agreement, and any subsequent revisions that might be made to it, even if no notice is received. This Buyer Agreement will be available for review at theCoinStampsClassifieds site at any time.

1. ELIGIBILITY

Use of the CoinStampsClassifieds site and services is limited to persons or companies that lawfully can enter into and form contracts under applicable law. For example, minors are not allowed to be a buyer on CoinStampsClassifieds. To register as a buyer, you must provide your real name, address and E-mail address.

2. BUYER FEES

As a buyer, you are not subject to any transaction fees when purchasing items at CoinStampsClassifieds. You will only be charged for the amount of the items purchased, plus any applicable shipping charges.

3. POLICIES AND GUIDELINES

You agree to abide by the policies and guidelines contained in the Frequently Asked Questions section (and incorporated into this Buyer Agreement by reference) when buying on CoinStampsClassifieds. These policies and guidelines explain the processes and set out acceptable conduct and prohibited practices. We may change these procedures and guidelines in the future, and such changes will be effective immediately upon posting without notice to you.

4. CoinStampsClassifieds’s ROLE

CoinStampsClassifieds provides a venue where third-party sellers can advertise items for sale to third party buyers. CoinStampsClassifieds allows the buyer to initiate a sale transaction with a seller, and transfers the proceeds of the sale to the seller, after collecting a fee from the seller. After payment is received from the buyer and transferred to the seller, shipping of merchandise, and any further negotiations related to the sale are the responsibility of the respective buyers and sellers.

CoinStampsClassifieds has no financial interest in the sale, other than the seller fee which is collected based on the sale amount.

5. PAYMENT

In order to confirm your purchase and assure that funds are available for payment to the seller, all payments for merchandise purchased at CoinStampsClassifieds will be made through the PayPal payment service. You do not have to have an established PayPal account prior to initiating a purchase at CoinStampsClassifieds . Your payment may be made as a transfer from your existing PayPal account, or it may be funded with a charge card.

CoinStampsClassifieds may earn interest or other compensation from the balances in our PayPal accounts that result from the timing difference between our being paid by Buyer and our PayPal account being debited to pay the seller.

6. REFUNDS AND DISPUTES

If the buyer is unhappy with items received from the seller, or if items are never received, it is the responsibility of the buyer and seller to resolve any resulting dispute. CoinStampsClassifieds offers a method for buyers to provide feedback about problems and disputes, but is not directly involved in this process. If it is determined between the buyer and seller that a refund or partial refund is due the buyer, the arrangements for the transfer of funds and/or return of merchandise must be made between the buyer and seller.

CoinStampsClassifieds does provide a mechanism for doing refunds once a sale has been completed, however any refund must be agreed upon between the buyer and seller, and initiated by the seller. The responsibility of CoinStampsClassifieds is deemed to be completed when the sale proceeds are transferred to the seller’s account.

If the seller cannot be contacted regarding a pending sale, or fails to acknowledge the sale, and funds have not yet been transferred to the seller, CoinStampsClassifieds will refund to the buyer any amounts that have been transferred to CoinStampsClassifieds.

CoinStampsClassifieds reserves the right to deny buyer status to any person or company that fails to honor this agreement, or that we can reasonably assume will not conduct transactions in an honest and respectable way. This would include existing registered buyers for whom we have received user complaints, and prospective buyers who we have reason to believe will use the CoinStampsClassifieds service improperly.

7. BUYER NOTIFICATIONS

Each registered buyer must maintain a valid E-mail address to be used for notification of shipping dates, disputes, or other communications. If the buyer’s E-mail address changes, it is his responsibility to update his CoinStampsClassifieds User Registration information accordingly. Buyers should check their E-mail frequently (at least once every 2 or 3 days) after they place an order, to facilitate the timely receipt of messages.

No notifications will be sent regarding changes to this Buyer Agreement, or other policies and procedures. It is up to each individual buyer to check the Frequently Asked Questions section on the CoinStampsClassifieds site to stay abreast of the latest changes.

8. PURCHASING ITEMS

When a buyer initiates a purchase, and makes payment, the buyer is obligated to complete the transaction in an honest and sincere way. This includes making a fair, and not unrealistic, evaluation of the condition of any items received from the seller.

At the time of the purchase, funds will be transferred immediately to CoinStampsClassifieds for the amount of the purchase plus any applicable shipping charges. The buyer will receive an E-mail notification confirming the sale. These funds will be held in escrow by CoinStampsClassifieds until the seller is notified, and responds with a confirmation of the order, along with the date and method of shipping. When such confirmation is received from the seller, the funds will be transferred to his account, and the buyer will be sent an E-mail advising of the shipping details.

Once we receive confirmation from the seller, and funds have been transferred to the seller, any refunds or disputes must be negotiated directly between the buyer and seller. If we fail to receive confirmation from the seller, your payment will be refunded to you by CoinStampsClassifieds.

9a. SALES/USE TAXES

The buyer agrees that it is the Seller’s and the Buyer’s responsibility to determine whether sales taxes apply to the transactions and to report and remit the correct tax to the appropriate tax authority. CoinStampsClassifieds is not obligated to determine if any taxes are due, and is not responsible to collect, report, or remit any sales or use taxes arising from any transaction. Accordingly,CoinStampsClassifieds does not add sales or use tax to any transaction initiated on our site.

CoinStampsClassifieds is primarily a venue for private individuals to buy and sell stamps. In such cases, the seller would not normally be authorized to collect sales or use tax.
9b. PAYMENT OF CUSTOMS DUTY
When making a purchase from an out-of-country seller, it is the buyer’s responsibility to pay any customs duty that may be imposed upon receipt of the order.

10. CONFIDENTIALITY OF RECORDS

Information you provide to CoinStampsClassifieds as a part of the registration process will only be used for purposes necessary for the listing, sale, and transfer of funds on CoinStampsClassifieds. We will not sell, or otherwise make available, any information you provide to any third party for advertising or other purposes (except as noted in the section ILLEGAL ACTIVITY).

Your E-mail address is only made available to sellers for contact purposes during or after a sale transaction. Your street address is only made available to the seller for shipping purposes. Your password is only used internally by CoinStampsClassifieds, and is never made available to third party persons under any circumstances.

It is your responsibility to protect your password from unauthorized use, and to change it if you feel its privacy has been compromised.

11. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY

The CoinStampsClassifieds site and services may be used only for lawful purposes and in a lawful manner. You agree to comply with all applicable laws, statutes, and regulations. You may not register under a false name or impersonate any participant or use another participant’s password(s). Such fraudulent conduct is a violation of federal and state laws.

Fraudulent conduct may be reported to law enforcement. CoinStampsClassifieds has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any activity and content associated with this site, and may investigate any reported violation of its policies and take any action that it deems appropriate. This includes the right to report any activity that we suspect violates any law or regulation to appropriate law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties. CoinStampsClassifieds will cooperate with law enforcement authorities, when legally requested, to provide information during the course of a legal investigation.

12. NO WARRANTIES

The CoinStampsClassifieds site and services are provided “as is”, and no claim or warranties are made that the site will meet your requirements, will always be accessible, or will be free from errors. No claim is made as to the proper conduct, or validity of information provided by users of the site.

13. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

CoinStampsClassifieds will not be liable for any damages of any kind, incurred as a result of using the site. Sellers and buyers agree not to hold CoinStampsClassifieds responsible for any damages, financial or otherwise, that may result from listing items for sale, buying, selling, or any other use of the site.

14. APPLICABLE LAW

The CoinStampsClassifieds site and services are arranged, sponsored, or managed by CoinStampsClassifieds in the Province of Ontario, Canada. The laws of the provincial and Canadian governments govern this agreement and all of its terms and conditions.

15. TERMINATION OF BUYER STATUS BY CoinStampsClassifieds

CoinStampsClassifieds reserves the right to deny buyer status to any person or company that fails to honor this agreement, or that we can reasonably assume will not conduct transactions in an honest and respectable way. This would include existing registered buyers for whom we have received user complaints, and prospective buyers who we have reason to believe will use the CoinStampsClassifieds service improperly.

Every registered user of CoinStampsClassifieds is assigned buyer status. Thus, if it becomes necessary to revoke your buyer status privelege, this will result in your user registration with CoinStampsClassifieds being cancelled.

16. TERMINATION OF BUYER STATUS BY USER

The user may terminate his buyer status at any time, and without notice. This is done by selecting “Delete My Account” from the “MyAccount” page. Any sales which have previously been initiated, and are not yet complete, will be completed by CoinStampsClassifieds, and must be honored by the buyer.