This website is owned and operated by Original Homewares, Cambridge CB21 4TG. You can contact us at [email protected] and by calling either 07900 401861 (Karl) or 07900 402985 (Rachel).
When you purchase from us, you are accepting our terms and conditions, entering into a sales contract with us, therefore it’s worth taking a moment to review them before you buy.
ORIGINAL VINTAGE HOMEWARES
We take all reasonable care to detail and describe the items we sell accurately – we don’t want to mislead you so we are as honest in our descriptions and photos as we can be. However, we do sell vintage, original homewares and furniture on a ‘sold as seen’ basis, with the mutual understanding that they are used, second-hand items. Consequently there can be wear and tear, as you would expect with previously used, old pieces. Our descriptions detail work we may have undertaken so you are clear on what we have or haven’t done. Sometimes we leave signs of age well alone as we think it adds to charm and narrative of the piece.
You are very welcome to come and view a piece before purchase. Just get in touch and we can make an appointment. This can be arranged at a social distance too.
Items Which Include UK Mainland Delivery
UK mainland delivery is included in the total price for many of our smaller pieces. These include lighting, ceramics and small items of furniture. It is stated in the item description if delivery is included.
These items are sent either via DPD courier or by Royal Mail. We will advise you how your item is being sent and will provide relevant tracking information. We usually dispatch items within 2-4 working days.
Items Which Do Not Include Delivery
If delivery is not included (this is the case for larger pieces like chairs, tables and cabinets) and you’re unable to collect yourself, we can arrange UK delivery for a very reasonable rate, using trusted, reliable drivers that we’ve worked with for many years. They are specialists in furniture delivery and are insured.
Prices vary depending on the size /weight of the item and are shown when you add to your shopping basket. This ranges from £45 – £75.
The delivery service we offer does require some flexibility as the drivers work to set routes. We will enquire when they are next in your area to deliver to you and once a delivery date is agreed we will confirm the booking with them, passing on your details. They will then liaise with you directly regarding timings on that date. We can generally arrange for delivery of a piece within 1-4 weeks.
There are some UK mainland addresses, such as Scotland and remote locations, which are more costly but we can always provide a quote for these. Just get in touch.
You are of course very welcome to make your own collection / delivery arrangements as you may have a preferred driver. Collection is from CB21 4TG. We will ensure your piece is ready for when they wish to collect.
All our items are carefully wrapped and well-protected for their onward journey.
We show dimensions for all our pieces so we would recommend you check that you can accommodate a piece before buying as we cannot take responsibility for items not fitting through doorways or into spaces.
If you’d like us to take additional dimensions for you, we’d be very happy to help.
If we feel we are unable to successfully arrange a delivery method/date with you after a sale has been made we reserve the right to cancel the sale and refund in full.
We accept payment by card, via PayPal. We’ve chosen to process all our card payments via PayPal to offer you the highest protection when making a purchase as PayPal deliver one of the most secure payment platforms in the world. Please note that you DO NOT need to have a PayPal account to make payment – you can opt to checkout using a credit / debit card. We don’t keep or store any payment details, or indeed have access to your payment information ourselves.
We value your privacy and we will never share your private details nor do we store or have visibility to your payment details. We will not sell, rent or trade your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes.
We will have a record of your email address and we may send you updates about Original Homewares but you can opt out by letting us know.
We will only use the information we collect about you lawfully and in accordance with the Data Protection ACt (1998) and GDPR 2018.
Safeguarding your financial and personal information is one of PayPal’s most important priorities. That’s why they automatically encrypt all sensitive information sent between your computer and their systems, ensuring your information is kept private
If you want to know the details… they verify that your Internet browser is running Secure Sockets Layer 3.0 (SSL) or higher. Information is protected by SSL with an encryption key length of 168 bits (the highest level commercially available). They store your personal information and ensure it’s heavily guarded both physically and electronically. To further safeguard your debit and credit card numbers and your bank account details, they do not directly connect their firewall-protected servers to the internet.
These terms don’t affect your statutory rights.
We hope you’ll be absolutely delighted with your Original Homewares purchase but if you receive an item and it doesn’t suit, you are free to return it within 14 days of receipt, in line with the Distance Selling Laws, for a refund. The original delivery charge is non-refundable.
You are responsible the cost of the return. If you are returning a small item, we would recommend you sent it via a ‘signed for’ service so that its return can be tracked.
If you are returning a large item, then we would recommend you use a specialised antique delivery service that is insured and we would ask its well protected, ideally with the original packaging, to ensure there is no damage.
We would ask that you let us know if you plan to return an item so we can ensure we’re available to sign for it / take delivery.
Items being returned must be received back in the same condition as they were sent out.
Once we’ve received the item back, we will check it thoroughly and then confirm via email that it has been refunded.
If you receive your Original Homewares item and it’s faulty or damaged, please get in touch within 48 hours of receipt. After this time, we cannot uphold a claim and so we would advise you to check your item immediately after delivery.