Any overseas import duties, sales taxes, GST, VAT etc. are to be paid by the customer on receipt of the books.
Fortuna Books' charges only include the book price and postage costs to the country specified, any fees charged by customs are the responsibilty of the buyer, and making payment to Fortuna Books is taken as an agreement to cover any extra costs charged by third parties.
First Letter Code after the price ( i.e. A/-) is for New Zealand domestic rate,
Second Letter Code ( i.e. -/A) is for International Air rate.
N.B. (delivery may be impacted by pandemic issues in your own country beyond our knowledge or control).
New Zealand Local Postage
Local postage is estimated on standard sized books, shipped via NZ Post Parcel Post with Tracking or Pass the Parcel Courier.**
[A] for mass market paperbacks (DLE) NOW FLAT RATE $7.50
[B] for magazines & comics (C4) NOW FLAT RATE $7.50
[C] for standard hard covers (C5) NOW FLAT RATE $7.50
[D] for oversized items $10.00 (Lineflow)
**- Depending on the size of the parcel orders to Rural Delivery (RD) addresses may incur a postal surcharge.
For high value orders we may request extra payment to upgrade postal insurance cover or service.
The postage charge is an estimate and should be used as a guide only, we will quote actual cost when we receive your order.
Estimated International Shipping
To AUSTRALIA Economy tracked [or] International Courier tracked (approx. 2-4 weeks)
A-or B-$20 [or] $30 C-$30 [or] $40 D-$40 [or] $50 in NZD$
To U.S.A., U.K., EUROPE Economy tracked [or] International Courier tracked (approx. 2-4 weeks)
A- or B-$30 [or] $70 C-$50 [or] $80 D-$75 [or] $110 in NZD$
Estimated on parcels weighing approximately;
[A] or [B]= up to 500 gm (small books and paperbacks) [C]= 1kg (standard books and trade paperbacks) [D]= up to 2 kg (larger books)
Letter rate is for very light and thin items, generally ephemera, pamphlets, some comics etc. posted with minimal packaging.
We will arrange to use the most cost effective postage for combined orders, which may mean shipping in multiple packages.
The courier option is generally a week or two faster, as it has priority in the postal system, and for some weight or value amounts is mandatory.
The International rate estimates shipping based on heavy items within the pricing bracket, and multiple purchases shipped together may qualify for a reduced overall charge.
Accepted Forms Of Payment
Within New Zealand payment may be made by DIRECT DEPOSIT to our bank account at a branch or via internet banking, or cash, or with a credit card via paypal.com.
For buyers outside of New Zealand we prefer PAYPAL( see www.paypal.com) in most instances .
We can accept cash in Euros, Sterling, US, New Zealand or Australian dollars.
Cash should only be sent by registered post, and no responsibility will be taken for funds lost in the mail.
A direct bank Telegraphic Transfer to our account from outside NZ will incur $12 NZD bank fee (but if the total amount is over $200 NZD this is waived)
Please always contact us first to ensure availability and with your full address so we can advise correct shipping costs, and we will send account details or an invoice upon confirmation of order.
We process DEBIT/ CREDIT CARD payments via Paypal
If you wish to use other payment methods, contact us directly before ordering.
Please note that our bank no longer accepts cheques.
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