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Order a Compact Disc (or other goods)

directly from Joel Mabus

For a printable order form click HERE 

Looking to buy downloads?  click here
If you would rather order my stuff from someone else, here are my recommendations.  
To see my complete list of recordings click here.


PRICES:

Each CD by mail costs $16, postage & tax included (fine print)

My Parlor Guitar Music Book is $18, which also includes postage and tax

Sheet 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 

 

ORDERING:

You have two options to get a CD in the mail from me -- 

1) click here to pay by check    
or  
2) click here to pay online using Paypal

Either way:  How I fulfill your order

 

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 clicking HERE! 
Instructions are on the form. Print it, fill it out, mail it with your check to the address on the form. 
You're done!


Or: If 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 US. 
That includes the cd, mailing & tax (See the fine print below* for refunds & breakdown of prices)

(click here for orders to Canada or other countries)  

  1. Decide which CDs you want (and how many of each),

  2. Write me a letter (or a short note), telling me what you want, and where you want it sent 
    (You could send one to a friend as a gift -- or have it come to your home or office.
    It's ok to split your order between different addresses.)

  3. Multiply the total number of CDs by $16, and write a check 
    for that amount made payable to Joel Mabus

  4. Send that check along with your note to:

        Joel Mabus
        PO Box 306
        Portage, MI 49081

It's just that easy, send a check & tell me what you want. 
(See the fine print below for refunds & breakdown of prices)

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 the internet, 
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 order: 
$16 per cd, postage & tax included
(fine print)

If you are a seasoned PayPal user, you know the drill.  
At "Send Payment To" just enter my usual email address 

joel.mabus@pobox.com    (don't forget the dots!)
If 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 WHAT you 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.

When you finish, once you submit your order I will be notified instantly by PayPal and I can begin to fill your order.

(See the fine print below for refunds & breakdown of prices)

 

 


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 

 

If 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.

Questions?  Don't hesitate to send me an email -- just click here.

 

 

About Canadian orders and packages to foreign countries:

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.  joel.mabus@pobox.com

 

*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 non-refundable shipping & handling flat-fee of $3.00.. 
That equals $16 total price for a delivered CD. (unless you request a different shipping option) 
If 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 quote. 
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. 

SALES TAX: 
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 Michiganian..

To account for that, I have a different sales price for in-state sales than out-state.
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 request. 

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.

PRIVACY PROMISE:
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 done. 

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