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Terms and Conditions
Gekostar Limited supply science fiction, fantasy and popular culture products for Collectors and Fans far and beyond.
Products, prices and promotions offered online, in print and in our retail stores may be different and mutually exclusive.
On the website all orders are taken as a “request to supply”. Such requests include the obligation to pay for the goods.
Placing an order
Orders are placed on the system as request reservations with card payment details held by WorldPay, or, if selected, payment details processed by Paypal.
Order acknowledgements are emailed to Customers. The order acknowledgement is not a guarantee to supply, not a contract, and it is not an invoice. Customers should always check their acknowledgement to ensure that their requests have been entered correctly.
You must be 18 years or over to make web and Mail purchases. We reserve the right to accept or reject any order for any reason at our absolute discretion.
No Sales Contract is formed until dispatch of goods.
Each contract so formed is specific to the items shipped. Other open “requests to supply” orders will generate separate, individual, and unconnected contracts on the date each is dispatched.
Pre-Orders and Back Orders
Gekostar Limited carries extensive stocks, even so, many items offered through the website and in print media are “Pre-Order”, or “Back Order”.
Pre-order products are those in design, the early stages of manufacture, printing or reprinting and transit. Where possible we shall indicate anticipated release, or arrival dates, (which are always subject to change). Manufacture and shipping is inherently flexible and subject to unforeseeable changes. There is no guarantee that any anticipated release, arrival, or re-supply date(s) will be adhered to. Therefore it is mandatory for the Customer to accept that any particular 30, 60, 90 day or greater window of delivery dates is subject to change. We shall endeavour to advise all Customers of revised availability dates, but the information is, as always, governed by Supplier information. Additionally, such items may also have limited production runs or be restricted in other ways.
Cancelled pre-orders will be charged a 10% Cancellation Fee. This will be taken out when order is refunded for the original order.
Back Order products are items which have been in stock, have sold out, and are on re-order from the Supplier or Publisher. Back Orders are placed in good faith by Gekostar Limited and, in the main, are re-supplied to us within acceptable time frames. However, outside circumstances can intervene.
We shall always do our best to keep Customers appraised of any delay.
When products do arrive they are normally shipped in geographic sequence e.g. UK, Europe, RoW, in the same sequence as orders are placed on the system, barring product limitations or other restrictions such as customer qualifiers, variations, or product quality which may create shipping barriers.
Orders are placed on the system through WorldPay or Paypal are received to us as “Order Payed”, which is a cash with order process.
Gekostar Limited only charge cards for the actual item(s) being shipped plus postage (if applicable).
Card Security when ordering through the website
When ordering, your card details are secure. Gekostar Limited does not keep your card data. Gekostar Limited use the services of payment service provider (PSP) World Pay.
Paypal Payment Process
PayPal advertises itself as the safer, easier way to pay and get paid online. The service allows anyone to securely pay in any way they prefer, including through credit cards, bank accounts, buyer credit or account balances, without sharing financial information.
Customers should note that when paying by PayPal the money will be debited from your account by Paypal for the FULL amount of your order, at the time of your order, irrespective of when the goods may be ready to ship. (See Pre-order section)
The PayPal service therefore, although extremely secure, is similar to, and handled as a cash transfer. In other words, Paypal is a cash with order payment.
We make every effort to obtain accurate product information including images, specifications and prices from our suppliers. We reserve the right to correct any errors in pricing, image, description or any other inaccuracy. We also reserve the right to refuse or cancel any order request based on any incorrect price, description or availability. Such corrections may be made even after an order has been acknowledged. If the price at which you have requested goods is incorrect you will have the right to cancel.
There is normally no minimum or maximum order. But such may be specified or qualified in a particular promotion or offering. Some restrictions, such as, but not limited to, distribution rights and availability may also override. For instance, certain items may have a restriction imposed of "one per Customer/Address" and/or geographic areas, e.g. UK only.
Please note: Should any Customer or Customer Group place order requests that Gekostar Limited deems breaches restriction rules, Gekostar Limited reserves the right to discard and ignore those order requests. By the same token, product quality, qualifier or variation demands may disqualify customers from receiving items that are limited, short shipped, or do not attain their demand criteria.
Some high value items are subject to a 15% non refundable deposit. These products are clearly signposted on the web site, and all Customers are requested to confirm their acceptance. Customers through Sagepay will have a 15% value debited on acceptance. Paypal Customers, because Paypal is a cash with order type payment, will have paid in full for the high value item. In accepting the 15% non refundable fee, Paypal Customers, should they subsequently cancel their order agree to have 15% of their order value withheld from refund.
When making order requests on line, you are invited to create an account. Account holders can check past orders and hold items in their shopping basket for possible future purchase. NB: such items are not “reserved”, they are a “wish list” When converting a “wish list” into an Order Request, the price and stock availability of the items requested will defer to the Web Site pricing and stock availability at the date of order request. UK Credit Card customers. When items are shipped separately, cards are debited through Sage Pay only for the value of the goods shipped in each parcel. The exception is rolled up shipping. The full amount of UK Postage on your whole order request is debited with your first shipment.
All major Credit/Debit cards accepted via WorldPay & Paypal. Access, Visa, Mastercard, JCB etc.
Ordering by mail
Write up your complete order, along with Gekostar Limited stock codes, together with your name & address (include your postcode). Give a contact telephone number (if possible) and your e-mail address (if applicable). Enclose the correct payment. By cheque or postal order and send to:
Order Requests, Gekostar Limited, 16 Grange Road West, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 4DA.
(do not include cash or card data)
Please Note that Pay Pal order requests are only available through the website.
Cheques will not be banked until the first available item on your order is ready to ship. We then have to bank your whole cheque. We recommend that cheque customers ordering a number of items to send in several cheques to cover their order. Which means that we can automatically stagger payments when items are shipped separately.
Cheques have to be cleared before parcels can be dispatched. Depending on the clearing banks involved, that process can take several days. Postal Orders, when used to pay for orders are treated as cash and banked immediately.
If ordering for a special occasion (birthday, anniversary etc) please let us know the date. We shall do our best to meet it, but we do have to specify that we cannot be held liable if we are unable to meet the due date.
Shipping details for mailing to mainland UK addresses are as follows:
Next Day Delivery = £4.99+VAT shipping (Orders before 2pm Monday to Thursday)
Free Delivery = 3 to 7 Working Days *(Orders must be £50 pounds or over) Order Value (excluding postage)
Free postage” items are “Free postage” for UK Mainland deliveries only. (3-7 Day Delivery)
Mainland UK excludes Highlands and Islands, Northern Ireland, Scilly Isles, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and Channel Isles where small delivery supplements are added:
Postcodes affected are: ZE 1,2,3. HS 1 to 9, IV 1 to 63, KW 1 to 17, BT 1 to 29, IM 1 to 9 and IM 86, 87, & 99. GY 1 to 10, & JE 1 to 5 For the above postcodes: Please contact us for a quote or we will contact you once order has been received.
Customer requests for urgent delivery from stock, will only be accepted by telephone. (0151 666 2245) Accepted requests will incur extra fees dependent on circumstances and service required. They will be confirmed by email. Any extra fees relevant to an “urgent” request are not refundable should the goods be cancelled or returned. “Urgent” services are subject to availability. E.g. They may be suspended without notice, especially at very busy periods such as Christmas.
Delivery Address: We shall deliver items only to the address given on the original order.
We use both Royal Mail & other Couriers for deliveries. In all cases Postcodes and zip codes are required to track and deliver parcels. If you are unavailable to accept delivery, you will be carded by a Courier. If you do not arrange re- delivery with the Courier, and the parcel is returned to us we reserve the right to charge a reship fee.
All electronic and digital products are specific to European Territories.
Delivery Period. If items are in stock then delivery is normally effected well within 21 days.
Items for future dated delivery are normally dispatched to arrive on day of national release. If any item has not yet been manufactured, is embargoed until the release date, is currently sold out, re-ordered, waiting to be shipped, or in transit to us, then delivery time periods are variable. Where possible, revisions to release date information will be posted on the web site(s). We shall also endeavour to notify individual customers of any anticipated or known delays.
In-Stock Items that are mixed with Pre-Order items will be shipped together when the full order is in stock. We cannot split orders up for shipping.
No Sales Contract will be formed until dispatch of the goods. Each contract so formed is specific to the items shipped. We accept orders (requests to supply) from outside the UK by Credit Card or Paypal only. Shipments to addresses outside the UK are sent, when goods are ready, shipping paid. Overseas orders will ONLY be delivered to the Cardholder residential address or confirmed Paypal residential address.
Please Note : If you have selected our “Un-Tracked Service”. We cannot accept a claim for loss unless at least 20 working days (for items posted to Europe) or 25 working days (for items to the rest of the world) have passed since the item was posted.
Please note that International Shipments are subject to Customs Inspection, clearance and possible allocation of excise duties. Gekostar cannot be held responsible for any delays or fees imposed.
Pre-Dispatch cancellation requests for individual stock lines can be accepted over the telephone, and by email. Such cancellations do not become effective until you receive a returns confirmation email from our Customer Service which will be sent to the email address registered on your account. Please note that if the item is already within the delivery process, e.g. goods are being picked and shipped from the warehouse, then cancellation cannot be effected and returns procedure must be used after the goods have arrived.
If there is a problem with any of the items that you have received please contact us immediately, time is of the essence as we only have a very narrow window in which to effect returns or make claims.
Under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 you have the right to cancel within fourteen calendar days of the goods being delivered. Under the Regulations the Customer is responsible for all carriage return costs. The cancellation period will expire 14 calendar days after date of delivery.
Date of delivery is defined within these Terms & Conditions as two working days after date of dispatch.. All online Customers are emailed with date of dispatch information.
To exercise your right of cancellation or return please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on 0151 666 2245 and we help you with your return or order cancelation.
You must inform us of your decision to cancel by clear statement before the 14 day cancellation period expires. Or send a request by old fashioned mail to; Gekostar Limited, 16 Grange Road West, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 4DA. In all cases we shall give you a returns authorisation number and return instructions. All items must be returned within 14 calendar days.
All items must be returned in original packaging with all seals intact and in re-saleable condition. The Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 state that “If the value of the goods is diminished by any amount as the result of handling of the goods by the consumer beyond what is necessary to establish the nature characteristics and functioning of the goods, the trader may recover that amount from the consumer, up to the contract price” “Handling” in this context is specified in the regulations as …”that might reasonably be allowed in a shop”
Sealed packaged goods will not be accepted if the packaging has been opened and the contents exposed e.g. CDs, DVDs & PC / console games etc..
Limitation of liability: Gekostar Limited shall only be liable to refund (where applicable) up to the amount paid (if any) by the Customer for the goods returned along with outbound postage (if any). Gekostar Limited are not liable for any other losses or compensation. Reimbursement will be made by the same means as payment was effected. All reimbursements are in £sterling.
Gekostar Limited reserve the right of deduction under the Regulations for any diminution of value as a result of Customer handling, use, health protection or hygiene.
We may withhold reimbursement until after the returned goods have been received, or positive proof of dispatch is supplied.. Reimbursement is normally made within 14 days of receiving the returned goods.
Order amends / changes / extra items. We normally process order requests in the same sequence as we receive them. Order amendments, changes and requests for extra items therefore have to be processed as new order requests. .
Queries. Please allow a period of 14 days after receiving your order acknowledgement to check on the status of your order. Initially look on the website(s) for updates. When querying by email, letter or telephone, please have your acknowledgement number to hand along with your full name & address and customer number.
All prices are in £ sterling and include VAT where applicable.
Ownership and title in the goods does not pass to the Customer until full, cleared payment has been received, and goods have been delivered.
Intellectual Property & copyrights
All content of the website(s), Catalogue(s), brochures, newsletters, blogs or any other promotions or advertisements is the property of Gekostar Limited. All content is protected by Intellectual Property laws and copyright.
All trademarks appearing on the website(s), in the Catalogue(s), on brochures, newsletters or any other promotions or advertisements are the property of their respective owners.
The website may contain hyperlinks. These are provided as a customer service. Gekostar Limited are not responsible or liable for any involvement or transactions with such sites.
Use of any of our services indicates your full acceptance of these Term & Conditions, Gekostar Limited reserve the right to change, add or remove or modify these Terms & Conditions at any time. These Terms & Conditions are paramount they supersede any and all terms that the customer may seek to request or impose
Please check the T&C periodically.
Last updated September 1st 2017