Order a Compact Disc (or other
directly from Joel Mabus
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for Ordering & Payment options
for details, and RETURN info.
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NEW MAIL ORDER PRICES WITHIN THE USA:
Each CD by mail will
cost $16, (CD plus processing) and
will have a S&H fee of $6 (fine print)
My Parlor Guitar
Music Book is $19, (book plus processing) $6 S&H added to each
music goes for a dollar a page, with
a possible shipping fee -- see the
click here for info on
orders to Canada or other places outside the USA
to get a CD in the mail from me --
1) click here to pay by check OR...
click here to get an email invoice and pay securely by card (NEW)
3) click here to pay online using Paypal
Any which way:
How I fulfill
OPTION 1 -- PUT A CHECK IN THE MAIL
You can order directly from
me by sending a check in the US mail.
It is as simple as this:
Print out an order form by
Instructions are on the form. Print it,
fill it out, mail it with your check to the address on the form.
you don't have a printer, or just want to be "old school"
you can do the math yourself and write me a letter with your check:
The price for Mail-ordered CDs are $16 each, mailed to anywhere in the
That price includes the CD ($12) plus a processing fee ($4)
The new part is to add a $6 shipping fee to the total. And that is your grand
form makes it easy, but to do it yourself:
Decide which CDs you
want (and how many of each),
Write me a letter (or a
short note), telling me what you want, and where you want it
(You could have me send an order to a friend as a gift -- or have it come to your home or
I'll send it wherever you say, in the USA)*
Multiply the total number of CDs by $16, and
Add a shipping fee of $6 to
that amount for the package
Once totaled, send a check made payable to Joel
Mabus, along with your note to:
PO Box 306
Portage, MI 49081
*Note about split orders: If
you have an order you want me to send to two different addresses, you will need
to add another $6 for the additional package addressed elsewhere. Best to fill
out separate order form for an additional address.
the fine print below* for refunds & breakdown of
(click here for orders to Canada or other countries)
OPTION 2 -- SECURE PAY
WITH CREDIT CARD
You will NOT be sending me your credit card number -- I won't
ever see it!
First, decide what you want. I suggest looking at an ORDER
Then you send me an email telling me whatever you want, and wherever
you want it sent, and I will respond with a quote -- by email. If you say ok, I
will send you an invoice via Squareup.com (the same company that lets you swipe
a card into a cell phone) Square Up is 100% secure.
You will get an invoice for the total we agreed on. You
can pay it right then or later. Square lets me know when you've paid, and
I will send your order ASAP after that. Simple as that. No membership on
your part. I will not see, nor ask to keep your card on file.
the fine print below for refunds & breakdown of
OPTION 3 -- PAYING ONLINE WITH PAYPAL
The PAYPAL price is the same as standard mail
order: I suggest printing one of my order forms CLICK
HERE to figure out what your total would be. Better yet, write me
an email of what you want, and I will confirm your total, or send you
a price quote.
In fact, when using PayPal, PLEASE send me a
separate email here first:
Joel Mabus telling me what you want, and where to send it. Also,
if your order involves anything special -- alternate address,
autograph, large order, etc.
Then you can pay me using
your PayPal account. (You
will need to be registered with them, but if you already have an account there,
it is pretty quick procedure.)
(If you are unfamiliar with PayPal, and
want to try it for the first time, click here for more info)
seasoned PayPal user, you know the drill.
At "Send Payment To"
just enter my usual email address:
forget the dots!)
and send me the total amount we agreed on.
Important: I DO NOT have a
"store" or a "shopping cart" at PayPal. Just send
me the total amount for your order. Feel free to use the comment box to tell me
what your payment is for.
Once I hear from PayPal that you have paid, I will write
you an email letting you know the status of your order. I will get it in the
the fine print below for refunds & breakdown of
AFTER I GET YOUR ORDER:
I will package your order carefully in either a bubble-wrap lined mailer (or in a cardboard box by
Priority Mail for larger
and send your package either by USPS First Class or USPS 1-3 Day Priority
Mail for larger orders to anywhere in the USA.
Express mail, UPS, FedEx, or overnight service would require
additional cost. Email me if that is something you desire.
click here for orders to
Canada or overseas
I am out on the road when your order comes in, your package
may be delayed a day or
two, but I have a pretty good track record
with turn-around time. If you have a time crunch -- birthday or holiday
-- let me know by email, and I'll try to help you out.
caveat: during the pandemic, the USPS still works pretty well -- but I have
learned to give up on the economy "media mail" rate.)
If you want any of the CDs
autographed or personalized be sure to let me know! I won't sign them unless you ask me to.
hesitate to send me an email -- just click here.
About Canadian orders and packages to other foreign
Over the past few years the US
postal service has greatly increased costs for packages to other countries, even
ones that are not "overseas." I used to service Canada for the same
shipping fee as USA, but can no longer absorb the increased cost.
So for ALL orders going outside
the USA, please contact me by email before you make your order, and I will give
you a quote on the cost to your particular address. email@example.com
I keep your mailing address and ordering history in my own secure database
for my business accounting records. I DO NOT RECORD YOUR CHECKING ACCOUNT
NUMBER! I may use your mailing address to contact you by post card on a very infrequent basis
-- if I
have a new recording coming out, or if I may be touring near your zip
code. BUT I NEVER SELL OR LOAN YOUR ADDRESS TO ANYONE -- NEITHER MASS
MARKETERS N OR OTHER PERFORMERS N OR PRESENTERS! I have been marketing by mail
for more than 30 years and have never violated this solemn oath. If you
ever decide to delete your name from my rolls, just tell me and it is
The New 2020 pricing
Higher prices at the US post office, as well as other constrictions coming
from the response to the pandemic of COVID-19, have forced me to change my
pricing and mailing policies. For many years I have sold my CDs by mail with a
simple "one price" plan. I have charged a flat $16 and with every
increase in postage rates, I have "eaten the cost" by adjusting my
accounting. With the new order, I have changed it around a bit. The new
breakdown is this:
price of CD in its packaging = $12 (as before)
price of processing your CD = $4 (as before)
fee for mailing THE PACKAGE to you = $6 (new S&H fee that reflects
the real cost of postage plus bubble pack envelope.)
This new shipping and handling fee will be added to your order just once,
whether you order one CD, 2, 3 or 20. Pricing the postage by your zip code and
precise weight of your package is far beyond my capability in my home office. I
want to keep things simple, costs low, and fair. The post office now charges by
both weight and distance for first class. I don't have their computers, so
I have used their current rates at average distances to come up with a
round number that works. Yes, purchase price of a single CD is up a
little, but a
purchase of 2 or 3 CDs in one package will save you some money per CD.
This per package shipping price now means that if you order one CD I would
send to you, and order another I would send to your friend far away, i can do
that. But I will need to apply the $6 S&H to each package. For this reason,
my new Order
Form is good for one address only. Make out another for each friend, with
Or just simply send me an email and tell me what you want to order and where
to everything. I can write you a quote of the cost. What's more I can send
you an invoice via my "Square Up" account, so you can pay immediately
with a credit card.
*The Fine Print
As of April 23, 2020:
SALES AND RETURNS:
For orders shipped inside the USA:
The mail order sales price for any CD is $16 total price for a delivered
CD, including processing.
There is a $6 shipping & handling fee added for each package mailed. (all
packages will be mailed via
USPS First Class, or 2nd Day Priority Mail for larger orders -- unless you request a different shipping option)
The breakdown is $12.00 for
the CD itself plus a
non-refundable processing fee of $4.00. The S&H fee
of $6 per package is likewise non-refundable.
you return a CD because of a problem for whatever reason, you will be refunded the $12.00
price if you wish – or get a replacement sent to you free of charge. Please
email me first before you send it back in the mail.
For CD orders from outside the USA:
The sales price is the same $12.00 per CD in US dollars, plus the same $4
processing fee. The shipping charge must be determined according to current postage
rates to your country. Write me an email to get a
Returns from outside the USA: refunds given only for returned defective
discs, replacements may incur a shipping charge depending upon location. Email
me before returning.
For my Parlor Guitar
Book published by Hal Leonard:
The sales price is $15.00 for the book itself plus a non-refundable
processing fee of $4.00 for USA orders. S&H fee is $6 for each
That equals $25 total price for one delivered book.
(unless you request a different shipping option)
If you return a book in unused and re-sellable condition with its disc, you will be refunded the $15.00
If you live outside the USA, it is usually cheaper by far to have your nearest
all-service music store order the book for you directly from Hal Leonard
Publishing. They have offices world wide.
ABOUT SALES TAX:
IF YOU ORDER FROM WITHIN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, I WILL PAY YOUR SALES
TAX FOR YOUR PURCHASE.
IF YOU ORDER FROM OUTSIDE OF MICHIGAN, I DO NOT COLLECT SALES TAX ON
I do not collect nor remit sales tax,
duties or fees for US states (other than Michigan) or any other governments.
DETAILS: Orders that ship to an address within the state of Michigan
to Michigan sales tax, because that's where I live and do business.
But the final price to you is the same either way, because I WILL PAY
YOUR TAX. Consider it my gift to a fellow Michiganian or
Technically the $12 price you pay for a CD is accounted as "$12.00 with 6% MI tax
Same goes for my $15 Parlor Guitar book, which is "15.00 with 6% MI tax
included, plus $5 shipping & handling."
That 6% "tax
included" does indeed go to the State of Michigan treasury. I keep
fastidious records and I write the state a hefty check every year. So,
Michiganers: You owe no "use tax" on your purchase from me!
My Michigan Department of Treasury Sales Tax License number is available upon
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