Order a Compact Disc (or other goods)
For a printable order form click HERE
to buy downloads? click here
If you would rather order my stuff from someone else, here are my
To see my complete list of recordings click here.
Each CD by mail costs $16, postage & tax included
My Parlor Guitar
Music Book is $18, which also includes postage and tax
music goes for a dollar a page, with
a possible shipping fee -- email me for details
click here for orders to Canada,
as mailing prices have changed
You have two options
to get a CD in the mail from me --
1) click here to pay by check
2) click here to pay online using Paypal
How I fulfill
OPTION 1 -- 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:
Prices are the same whether I mail to YOU, or as a gift
sent to a friend:
Mail-ordered CDs are $16 each, mailed to anywhere in the
That includes the cd, mailing & tax
the fine print below* for refunds & breakdown of
(click here for orders to Canada or other countries)
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 send one to a friend as a gift -- or have it come to your home or
It's ok to split your order between different addresses.)
Multiply the total number of CDs by $16, and write a check
for that amount made payable to Joel Mabus
that check along with your note to:
PO Box 306
Portage, MI 49081
It's just that easy, send a check & tell me
what you want.
the fine print below for refunds & breakdown of
OPTION 2 -- PAYING ONLINE WITH PAYPAL
You can skip the checkbook and pay me using PayPal -- an
online way to send money to another person instantly.
(If you are unfamiliar with PayPal, and a
first time user, click here first for more info)
This way you can use a credit card -- or something like it -- to pay me over
and I will mail you your order directly, saving the time waiting
for a check to arrive in the mail.
The PAYPAL price is the same as standard mail
$16 per cd, postage & tax included (fine
seasoned PayPal user, you know the drill.
At "Send Payment To"
just enter my usual email address
forget the dots!)
you are a first time PayPal user, click here first for more info
Important: I DO NOT have a
"store" or a "shopping cart" at PayPal.
You will need
to TELL ME in the "message box" what you are ordering to avoid a back-and-forth flurry of emails:
In the "message box" be sure to tell me the title of
are ordering, and any other instructions -- like WHERE to send the package. Feel free to send me a separate,
private email if your order involves anything special -- alternate address,
autograph, large order, etc.
finish, once you submit your order I will be notified instantly by
PayPal and I can begin to fill your order.
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 and send your package by first class US
mail (or in a cardboard box by Priority Mail for larger orders)
to anywhere in the US.
Express mail, UPS, FedEx, etc 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.
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 foreign
As of January 2013, the US
postal service has greatly increased costs for packages to other countries,
including a 300% increase to Canada. (And prices continue to
increase) 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 send your order, and I will give
you a quote on the cost to your particular address. firstname.lastname@example.org
*The Fine Print
As of January 2015:
SALES AND RETURNS:
For orders shipped inside the USA:
The mail order sales price for any CD is $13.00 for
the CD itself plus a
& handling flat-fee of $3.00..
That equals $16 total price for a delivered CD. (unless you
request a different shipping option)
you return a CD because of a problem, you will be refunded the $13.00
if you wish – or get a replacement free of charge.
For CD orders from outside the USA:
The sales price is the same $13.00 per CD in USD, plus a shipping charge
to be determined according to current postage rates. 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
shipping and handling fee of $3.00 for USA orders.
That equals $18 total price for a delivered book.
(unless you request a different shipping option)
If you return a book in unused and re-sellable condition, 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.
IF YOU ORDER FROM WITHIN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, I WILL PAY YOUR SALES TAX.
IF YOU ORDER FROM OUTSIDE OF MICHIGAN, I DO NOT COLLECT SALES TAX
Orders that ship to an address within the state of Michigan are, by law, subject
to Michigan sales tax, because that's where I live and where my business
is. But the final price to you is the same either way, because I WILL PAY
YOUR TAX. Consider it my gift to a fellow
To account for that, I have a different sales price for in-state sales than
I discount the sales price of in-state Michigan orders to $12.26, then add
to that the current 6% sales tax of 74 cents.
That comes to $13, and to that I add my same flat-rate shipping &
handling fee of $3.00.
Again, that equals $16 and
the same refund of $13.00 is applicable if you return the item.
That 6% I collect does indeed go to the State of Michigan treasury. My Michigan Department of Treasury Sales Tax License number is available upon
Orders that ship to addresses outside of Michigan are not subject to
Michigan sales tax,
and I do not collect nor remit sales tax,
duties or fees for other US states or cities, or for foreign governments.
Tax on my Parlor Guitar book: the same math applies
to the different price: inside Michigan, the book is priced at $14.15 and 85
cents tax added to that equals $15, which is the amount refundable IF the book is
returned in unused condition.
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 might 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 OR OTHER PERFORMERS OR PRESENTERS! I have been marketing by mail
for more than 25 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
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