LIGHTNING SPEED SHOP
205 North Colfax Street, Box 42, Monticello, Illinois 61856
Steve Shreffler, Owner
Specializing in hard to find Corvette and High Performance Chevrolet engine parts
For use in both restoration and competition.† "Big block and small Iíve got them all"
Constantly changing inventory including correct dated engine blocks, cylinder heads,
Intake manifolds, carburetors, and more for the years 1962 to 1972 exclusively
- - - Corvette and Chevrolet Muscle Car engine parts our specialty - - -
Buy * Sell * Trade
SALES INFORMATION and POLICIES
Effective: June 13, 1979
Phone Hours:† Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central time
Used Parts:† We recommend that any used item or component we sell be professionally inspected, and/or serviced, rebuilt, or reconditioned before it is put into service, often we will ship directly to a buyer's automotive machine shop or automotive repair shop to save him the trip.† We assume no responsibility for any part damaged due to improper use, installation, or for any damages or injury arising from its sale or use.† Unless otherwise expressly stated, all items are sold in untested used condition having wear, tear, and/or deterioration.
Guarantee:† Used parts guaranteed to be re-buildable.† 100% guarantee on everything we sell, if returned within the specified time (see sales terms below).† If we can replace the item we will, if not we will issue an immediate refund so as not to cause you a delay.† Due to the intended usage of high performance parts, they are sold without any express warranty or any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for any intended use.
Prices:† Any price quote made will be in effect for at least 24 hours.† Due to the market, availability and prices are subject to change without notice.† Always call for a current price quote.† Illinois residents add 6.25% state sales tax.† All price quotes are F.O.B. Monticello, Illinois.† All price quotes include 4% discount for payment by cash, wire transfer, check, or money order and a 2% additional discount for local pickup by appointment at our shop.†
Method of Payment:† Cash (U.S. currency), bank wire transfer, money order, cashier's, personal, company, certified, or electronic check drawn on any bank located in the USA and any international postal money order honored by the United States Postal Service. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover debit & credit cards [Beginning 8-5-99, all credit card and electronic check payments handled securely online through (added. 8-5-99)].† All payments by check, money order, or other bank draft must allow extra time for clearance.† All forms of payment must be in USA funds and are subject to verification and authentication by our bank.
Holds:† Since most of our inventory is made up of "one of a kind" parts, out of fairness to everyone, all available items are offered for sale on a "first come first serve" (first one with the money gets it) basis.† The only time we can hold an item without a non-refundable deposit, is when we are waiting for payment by mail or other means for an order placed by phone [or through the Internet (added. 3-24-98)].† In this case, provided you supply the tracking number within 24 hours, we can hold that item for 72 hours only.† We recommend the use of a next day overnight letter service, USPS Priority MAil, or wire transfer to insure that your payment arrives in time.
Layaway Terms:† Minimum 25% non-refundable deposit required.† Balance under $1000 30-days same as cash,†† $1000-$2000 60-days same as cash,†† $2000-$3000 90-days same as cash,†† $3000 and up custom terms available.† Any money or other consideration is received as partial payment and will be forfeited if balance due is not paid as agreed within the allotted time.† Layaways that exceed the above-specified periods and layaways with custom terms are subject to 1.5% service charge per month on any unpaid balance from date of sale.† The minimum monthly payment is 20% of the purchase price unless we agree in advance to custom terms.
Showroom Sales:† Please phone ahead for a showroom sales appointment.† Due to our marketing and inventory procedures, all sales are final.† No returns/exchanges after 24 hours.† All returns/exchanges will be subject to a 25% restocking charge.† All showroom sales are subject to 6.25% Sales Tax.† All showroom purchases must be paid in the form of cash (U.S. currency) or bank wire transfer.
Mail Order Sales:† All orders are processed upon receipt.† All in-stock items are shipped the next business day if order received before 1:00 PM Central time.† Actual shipping time is contingent upon availability of items and payment verification.† Same-day shipping is available for items shipping via USPS ($10.00 additional fee).† No orders are processed or shipped on Saturdays or Sundays.† Upon delivery, we allow the buyer a 24-hour inspection period.† All returns/exchanges must give prior notice and be shipped prepaid with insurance within the inspection period. No returns/exchanges will be accepted after 7 calendar days following date received by buyer. Due to our marketing and inventory procedures, all sales are final. Any order correctly received and processed by us, but not wanted by the buyer, will be subject to a 25% restocking fee. Payment must include a valid shipping address in writing.† We will ship to APO/FPO, U.S. Territory, and Post Office Box address only if payment is by wire transfer.† We reserve the right to hold any shipment until we can confirm full payment has cleared. To prevent fraud, we document every order shipped via photos, video, and/or a confidential mark strategically placed in an inconspicuous location on all items.
Alternate Address: If you pay by credit card, we cannot ship to an alternate address that is not listed with your credit card company unless you first call the customer service phone number on the back of your credit card and have them add your alternate ship to address to the comments or notes section of your credit card account.† [ payments must be made from a PayPal VERIFIED account and must be shipped to a PayPal CONFIRMED shipping address (added. 8-5-99)].
Shipping (any package weighing less than 70 pounds):† Full payment due in advance of order shipment.† 2% handling fee.† Shipped pre-paid transportation F.O.B. Monticello, Illinois, via United Parcel Service, United States Postal Service, Federal Express, or Airborne Express at the option of the buyer.† Shipping is calculated at published rates and added to the total cost of the order.† Insurance and delivery confirmation fees apply.
Truck Freight (any package weighing over 70 pounds):† Full payment due in advance of order shipment.† 2% handling fee plus $25.† Shipped freight charges collect, F.O.B. Monticello, Illinois, via Yellow Freight System, Inc., or Con-Way Transportation services, Inc, (D & D express inside Illinois).† Insurance and delivery confirmation fees apply.† Buyer also is welcome to make his own transportation arrangements and we will provide coordination with buyer's carrier for pickup.
Motor Vehicles:† Ownership transfers immediately upon receipt of payment in full for a motor vehicle, motor vehicle frame, or motor vehicle cowl section.† We will forward clear certificate of title.† If transportation of a motor vehicle is required, buyer is responsible for making arrangements and all associated costs.† We will provide coordination with buyer's carrier for pickup.† Motor vehicles are sold "as is" and "where is" by a private owner, with no expressed or implied warranty, representation, or guarantee.† A motor vehicle is not eligible for return since we no longer have supervision or control over the vehicle's care, treatment, maintenance, or modification once it leaves our possession.†
Local Pickup:† Local pickup is available by appointment by anyone possessing valid current government issued photo identification.† Full payment due in advance of local pickup.† Buyer must arrange to take delivery or to have all items transported within 7 days of sale.
Storage Fee:† $20.00 per calendar day for any item that weighs more than 70 pounds or that has any length, width, or height dimension greater than 24 inches.† Up to 7 days free storage included with any purchase.† Storage fee does not apply to items purchased on a pre-arranged layaway, provided the layaway conditions are met by buyer within the allotted time.
International Sales:† While we do ship internationally to destinations all over the world, all customs, duties, taxes, tariffs, or additional local delivery fees imposed by foreign governments, shipping companies, or third party freight forwarders or handlers is the responsibility of the buyer.† Buyer is responsible for clearing the item for export and import if shipped out of the United States of America.† All international shipments will be assessed an additional $20 preparation charge.† We ship all International shipments weighing less than 70 pounds via UPS.† For any International shipment over 70 Pounds, Buyer is responsible for all arrangements and associated costs.† Payment for international sales accepted by wire transfer only.† Occasional exceptions are made with copious identification and proof that buyer owns the account being used for payment, to the satisfaction of our bank.
Shipping and Receiving:† Hours: By appointment, Monday through Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Central time.† Any shipment arriving freight collect, postage due, or bill recipient will be refused.
Travel and Lodging:† Customer is responsible for all associated costs, fares, and arrangements involving travel, lodging, and/or equipment rental necessary to visit to our location or involved in any transaction.† Due to insurance, we offer no transportation services. ††
Returns/Exchanges: †No return accepted if not in the original sale condition and packaging.† All shipping and handling fees are non-refundable.† Any: layaway item, non-stocked item, or special order item is ineligible for return or refund.† Items returned for any reason other than provided above, or found to be non-deficient or without material defect after return are subject to a 25% restocking fee.† If the shipping company is unable to deliver the item to you and the item is returned to us, you will be required to pay shipping a second time in order to receive the item.† Any buyer who fails or refuses to accept package delivery at the time of delivery will be charged a 25% restocking fee and all applicable shipping charges.
Packaging:† [We hand build a shipping carton with heavy corrugated cardboard for each item weighing over 30 pounds.† We have had a 100% success rate in delivering engine parts over 30 pounds without damage this way.† Items less than 30 pounds are packaged in heavy corrugated cardboard boxes with foam peanuts, foam, bubble wrap, sealed air bags, corrugated liners/inserts, tightly crumpled kraft/news paper, or densely packed shredded paper.† Since 1979 we have had a 99.89% success rate in delivering engine parts under 30 pounds without damage this way (in over 1800 shipments we have had 2 claims - one was lost by UPS and one was damaged).† (paragraph added. 3-12-93)]
Damage in Transit:† All shipped items are insured at full value (rounded up to the next $100) and shipped with signature delivery confirmation. Delivery of the item in good condition is the responsibility of the carrier. In the unlikely event an item is damaged in shipment, buyer will be responsible for notifying and filing any damage reports required by shipping company. Should any carton arrive in damaged condition, immediately bring the condition to the delivery person's attention and open the carton and inspect the contents while in his presence. If the contents are damaged, immediately notify the carrier of damage and preserve all contents and original packing materials for inspection. Contact us with all the details of the damage immediately. We will contact the carrier and file a damage claim and they will either contact you to coordinate an inspection or retrieve the shipment. Claims for goods damaged in transit can take up to six weeks. As soon as the carrier completes the inspection process, pays the claim, and/or returns any undamaged portion of the shipment to us, we will replace the item if we can and if not we will issue an immediate refund.
Privacy:† Information provided to us will never be provided to any third party - unless you give express permission to do so.† We respect your privacy and do not partake in the practice of selling or distributing buyer information for any reason.† We will never use your personal or business information in any way that violates your privacy. When you provide any information to us, it will only be used in such a manner as has been made clear to you, with your acknowledgement and prior permission.
Disclaimer:† We are not responsible for typographical, illustration and/or printing errors or omissions.† All descriptions are for informational and narrative purposes only.† Information containing serial numbers, engine numbers, trim numbers and other codes with reference to the authenticity of any vehicle, item, or component offered is guaranteed to be the same as contained within a vehicle's ID plate, trim plate, or any other numbers as stamped or cast into a vehicles engine block, cylinder heads, intake manifold, carburetor, transmission, differential or other mechanical component which make up a vehicle.† We make a diligent effort to describe all items accurately but do not expressly or implicitly guarantee the accuracy or adequacy of any description.† Although we do our very best to provide the most complete information possible in the description of every item that we sell, we can not possibly presume any buyer's knowledge level or familiarity with any item or anticipate a buyer's needs or intended use for the item, so we can not be responsible for any questions that buyer may have not resolved to buyer's satisfaction BEFORE purchasing from us. To eliminate any possible misunderstanding, buyer must not assume or take for granted anything not specifically stated in item description. Prospective purchasers are cautioned and encouraged to conduct their own due diligence, including a physical inspection in person or through a qualified third party inspector or appraiser before, placing any order, making any offer or bid, or purchasing any item.† All items are sold AS IS and WHERE IS by a private owner, without any expressed or implied warranty, representation, or guarantee (including, but not limited to; warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for any particular use) and we disclaim any liability that may arise from the sale or use of any purchased item.† Buyer is responsible for all shipping, handling, or transportation costs.† All purchases are FOB/FCA our shop in Monticello, Illinois.† That means that risk of loss is conveyed to the buyer at the time the item is transferred to the shipping company, and that all shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer.† If payment is by any means other than U.S. currency or bank wire transfer, all transactions are subject to being frozen pending verification and the item(s) not released for 12 business days (not including Saturday, Sunday or Holidays) after buyer's payment is deposited into our bank, while our bank processes the payment and verifies authentication and that the instrument is honored and paid by the bank or institution it was drawn upon. Buyer must be above the age of 21 and provide proof of age via government issued photo identification upon request for any transaction involving a firearm, motor vehicle, or Nitrous Oxide.† All prices, part numbers, policies, and terms are subject to change without notice.† All sales are final once we accept a bid, offer, order, or payment in full has cleared our bank and as specified above.† We reserve the right to cancel any order and/or to reject any offer or bid with or without reason. All transactions and agreements shall be deemed to have been executed and entered into in the State of Illinois and shall be construed, enforced and performed in accordance with the laws thereof. Provisions of these terms are cumulative and severable If any portion or section of these sales policies or the application thereof should, for any reason and to any extent, be determined illegal, invalid, or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, said determination shall not affect nor abrogate the remainder of these terms, nor the application of the provision to other persons, entities or circumstances, which shall remain in full force and effect.
Effective: June 13, 1979;† Modified as noted: March 12, 1993, March 24, 1998, August 5, 1999
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