American Book Company
Policies, Procedures, Terms and Conditions
Hello prospective customer! We
would love to do business with you. More importantly, we want you to have all
the information you need before opening an account with us. Please review the
following policies and procedures as prescribed by our administrators and sales
staff. These directives and suggestions are meant to ensure your success and
build a mutually beneficial relationship with American Book Company.
RESALE CERTIFICATE AND TAX ID
In order to do business with
American Book Company, we must first have a faxed copy of your resale
certificate, including a valid tax identification number. If you need help in
obtaining this certificate, please get in touch with your state's Department of
Revenue. Our corporate fax number is (865) 675-0557.
MINIMUM ORDER REQUIREMENTS
We have an order minimum of three
copies per title for items net priced at less than $6.00. For purchases placed
through our website, the total dollar amount must reach
whereas if you order through one of our sales representatives, the order must
total $500.00. Please note that total dollar amounts are determined by the
order's fill-rate or allocation as opposed to the initial order amount. The
above is subject to change.
PAYMENT TERMS & CREDIT ACCOUNTS
We accept the following credit
cards - Visa, MasterCard, and Discover - as well as checks or money orders and
PayPal. To set up a Prepay Account, please print and fill out our
Credit Card Form and fax it to our corporate office at (865) 675-0557.
Please note that quantities on prepay orders are not held or "frozen" until
payment is received and processed.
If you would prefer not to prepay for each order, you can request to open a
credit account with us. To establish a credit line, please print and fax a
signed Credit Application to
our corporate office. This form includes your up-to-date trade and bank
references, bill-to address, ship-to address, and contact information. Please
allow some time to receive and consider responses from your indicated trade
references. Until credit is established, your account will be considered a
Prepay Account, as described above. Also, you agree to accept PayPal charges
incurred for transactions.
CONDITION OF BOOKS
Although our books have been
subject to slight wear from shipping and shelf life, most are in good to
excellent condition and are saleable. Therefore, we cannot issue credit for
"damages" if the books display the average degree of wear. "Mint Condition" can
be requested for a higher net price per book.
Some books may have a publisher's mark on the spine. We do not catalog or
classify books as to their origin or whether they possess a publisher's mark.
For orders that do not require
special services (for example, assorting or stickering), our turnaround for
shipping is approximately two weeks. Please bear in mind this necessary lead
time when placing your orders. For special services, factor in an additional
one to two weeks.
We work hard to build alliances
with our freight carriers to provide our customer's the best possible shipping
rates. We price quote all our shipments with at least three different carriers
The arrival date-range of each order is
determined by adding the minimum of the processing time to the minimum of the
shipping time and the maximum of the processing time to the maximum of the
shipping time. Therefore, the expected arrival date can range anywhere from 2 –
5 work weeks.
The shipping cost for most items is based on the item's size, weight, shipping
method and delivery address. If you select a different shipping method,
multiple addresses or special services (inside delivery, lift gate, etc.) your
actual shipping costs will be higher. If you require lift gate or residential
delivery, please indicate that when you place your order. Failure to do so may
cause delays in receiving your product. In addition, if order is shipped
without stating “residential delivery”, carriers charge a premium charge for
additional handling, and that charge will be applied to your order after we
receive an invoice from the carrier.
When delivery address is being determined, please understand that there are no shipments to PO Box /APO or FPO addresses.
Processing time for an order begins when your order is cleared administratively AND financially. Orders are generally processed within 2 to 3 work weeks after administration and finances have been approved.
Shipping time begins when an item leaves the warehouse and ends when it arrives at your door. See shipping time below.
Shipping times, below, apply to shipments in the continental United States. For
shipments sent by Standard to Alaska and Hawaii, add 5 days to the shipping
||1 to 7 business
|Freight carrier (land)
||1 to 14 business days
Everything you see or read on the Site is protected under United
States and World wide copyright laws treaty provisions unless otherwise noted.
Nothing on the Site may be used except as provided in these Terms and
Conditions or in the text on the Site without the written permission of
American Book Company, Inc. American Book Company, Inc neither warrants
nor represents that your use of any materials displayed on the Site will be
free from infringement of the rights of third parties not owned by or
affiliated with American Book Company, Inc. While American Book Company,
Inc uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on
the Site, American Book Company, Inc makes no warranty or representation
as to its accuracy and assumes no liability for any errors or omissions in
anything you see or read on the Site.
You use the Site at your risk. American Book Company, Inc
is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind;
lost or unavailable network connections; incomplete, garbled or delayed
computer transmissions. Under no circumstances will American Book Company,
Inc or its suppliers be liable for any damages or injuries that result from the
use of materials on this site. Neither American Book Company, Inc nor any
other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Site is liable
for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, punitive or other damages
arising out of your access to, or use of, the Site or any of its contents.
Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Site is provided to you
WITHOUT WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, WARRANTY OF NONINFRINGEMENT, OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. Some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied
warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your
local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of
implied warranties. American Book Company, Inc ALSO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE
FOR ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR
OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING, OR
DOWNLOADING MATERIALS, DATA, TEXT, IMAGES, VIDEO, OR AUDIO FROM, THE SITE.
Any communications or materials you transmit to the Site, either
electronically or otherwise, including without limitation, data, questions,
comments, suggestions, biographical information or the like is, and we will
treat as non confidential and nonproprietary. Any such communication or
material you transmit or post may be used by American Book Company, Inc or
its affiliates for any purpose, including but not limited to reproduction,
disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, sale, use and
posting. American Book Company, Inc is also free to use any ideas,
concepts, know-how, techniques or other information contained in any
communication you send to the Site for any purpose whatsoever, including but
not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such
American Book Company, Inc either uses with permission or
owns all of the images displayed on the Site. You may not use those images
unless expressly and specifically permitted by these Terms and Conditions, or
specific permission is expressly provided elsewhere in the Site. Any
unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the
laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes,
and American Book Company, Inc expressly reserves all rights it may have
with respect to those images under any of those laws, regulations and/or
All trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively, the
"Trademarks") displayed on the Site are registered and unregistered trademarks
of American Book Company, Inc and others. Nothing contained on the Site
should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppels or otherwise, any
license or right to use any trademark displayed on the Site without written
permission of American Book Company, Inc or such third party that may own
the Trademarks displayed on the Site. You are strictly prohibited from misusing
any Trademark displayed on the Site or any other content on the Site. You are
advised that American Book Company, Inc aggressively enforces its
intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.
In any event, American Book Company, Inc is not responsible
for the content of any other sites, offsite pages, or other locations linked to
the Site. If you link to any other offsite page, site, or other location, you
do so at your own risk.
Information on this site includes a description of products
available in the United States of America, its territories and in certain
foreign countries. This site is operated in
Tennessee, United States of America. American Book Company,
Inc makes no representation that content provided at this web site is
applicable or appropriate for use outside of the United States of America, its
territories or the particular foreign countries that are specifically
identified at this web site as countries where products will be made available.
In no case may you create any kind of hyperlink to the web site
without the prior written consent of American Book Company, Inc.
American Book Company, Inc may at any time revise these
Terms and Conditions by updating this posting. You are bound by such revisions
and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current
Terms and Conditions to which you are and will be bound.
The terms and conditions of this web site are governed and
interpreted pursuant to the laws of
Tennessee, United States of America, notwithstanding any
principles of conflicts of law. If any part of these terms and conditions is
unlawful, void or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will
not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.
American Book Company, Inc may terminate this agreement at
any time without notice for any reason. Users may terminate this agreement by
destroying all materials obtained from this web site.
By agreeing to these Policies,
Procedures, Terms, and Conditions, you GUARANTEE PAYMENT of all indebtedness
incurred by you to American Book Company, Inc., ("ABC") whether now due or
hereafter incurred. If ABC commences litigation or employs attorneys or
agencies in order to secure payment of any sums due it from you, you agree to
pay reasonable attorney or collection fees and court costs in addition to all
other sums due. You agree that any litigation arising out of or in any way
relating to securing payment for goods shipped by ABC will be filed only in the
state or federal courts located in Knox County in the State of Tennessee. You
hereby consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the said
courts in Tennessee and to service of process upon them either personally or by
certified or registered mail. Except as otherwise agreed in writing ABC makes
no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to
warranties of merchantability and fitness for particular purpose. Customer
accepts the goods "AS IS". Any claims for short merchandise or other permitted
claims must be made to American Book Company, Inc. within 15 days of receipt of
shipment or are deemed waived.
We look forward to doing business
Thank you for your interest in
American Book Company. In light of everything you have learned above, we hope
we can meet your needs and be a great source for bargain books.
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