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Please note: If you don't find an answer to your question in the information below, please contact us at 1-888-253-0230 (U.S. & Canada) or 1-603-253-8731 (International) Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Or you can reach us by e-mail at skyprodservice@skyandtelescope.com

How do I return an item?
If you still have the packing slip from your order, then please fill out the back portion of the slip. If you do not have the packing slip, then be sure to write down your name, billing address, item(s) you're returning, and, if applicable, the item(s) you would like to order in exchange. Be sure to include this with your return, and mail it to Customer Returns Department, Sky & Telescope Warehouse, P.O. Box 1618, Center Harbor, NH 03226.

You do not need any kind of return authorization from us prior to sending back your item(s). You may return any item you have purchased from us within 60 days of receipt for refund or exchange.

Some items are not returnable:
ESSCO products
Skygazer's Almanacs
SkyWatch Annual
Beautiful Universe Annual
Popular Astronomy
Calendars after March 1 of Calendar year Custom Prints

For The Complete Sky & Telescope: Seven Decade Collection, we cannot process a refund on this item if more than three of the DVD discs are opened.

What are your shipping charges?
Our shipping charges are based on the value of the merchandise being purchased. For orders being shipped within the United States, the standard shipping charges are as follows:

Order Total USPS Standard UPS Ground UPS 2nd Day UPS Next Day
Up to $25.00 $5.95 $11.95 $17.95 $25.95
$25.01 to $50.00 $9.95 $15.95 $21.95 $29.95
$50.01 to $75.00 $11.95 $17.95 $23.95 $31.95
$75.01 to $200.00 $15.95 $21.95 $27.95 $35.95
$200.01 and up $19.95 $25.95 $31.95 $39.95

Canadian orders incur a $9.00 handling charge in addition to the rates shown above.
International orders incur a $15.00 handling charge in addition to the rates shown above.

How will my package be shipped?
Our standard method of shipment is US Mail with normal delivery time being 7–10 business days. For shipments to Canada, we ship US Mail with normal delivery time being 10–14 business days. For all foreign shipments, we ship by Airmail with normal delivery time being 1–4 weeks.

What if I want to receive my order faster than normal delivery time?
We offer UPS Expedited Delivery. You may choose this option from our Web site as long as your shipping address is not to a Post Office Box. UPS Ground is a 3–5 day delivery service and is an additional $6.00, UPS 2 Day delivery is an additional $12.00, and UPS Next Day is an additional $20.00. (Canadian and International orders incur a surcharge, as noted in the chart above.) Please note that expedited delivery is for in-stock items only. Your order must be placed by 1 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday and shipped within the contiguous 48 states. Unfortunately, expedited delivery is not available for all items, or for delivery to rural routes, postal boxes or general delivery addresses. Please call Customer Service at 1-888-253-0230 (U.S. and Canada) or 1-603-253-8731 (International) for availability.

How do I check the status of my order?

To check the status of your order, please call our Customer Service team at 1-888-253-0230 (U.S. and Canada) or 1-603-253-8731 (International)

What happens if an item in my order is on backorder?
If you preorder any product along with any regular in-stock item, the products in stock and available at the time of your order will be shipped immediately. You will be charged only for product and shipping on in-stock items. When the backordered product arrives, it ships immediately and the remaining balance will be charged on your card.

If an item in my order is on backorder, will I be charged again for shipping?
NO. You are charged the total amount of postage and handling when the first portion of your order is shipped. All backorders will be sent when they are available with no additional postage and handling.

When is my credit card charged?
Your credit card will not be charged until your order is sent.

How will my store purchase appear on my credit card statement?
Your transaction will be listed on your credit card statement as “Sky And Telescope”.

Will I have to pay Sales Tax?
In addition to the price of your purchases, we will charge sales tax if your shipping address is in Massachusetts. If you phone in your order, our sales representative will provide an estimated dollar total of your order including tax and any applicable shipping charges at the time you place your order. If the sales tax rate for the state, county and city to which your order is being shipped changes before the product is shipped, the rate in effect at the time your order is invoiced will apply. The packing slip that you will receive with your product shipment will note any applicable sales tax.

What if something in my order is damaged or missing?
Delivery is guaranteed. If your order gets to you in poor condition, or not at all, it’s not your problem, it’s ours. Please contact us by e-mail at skyprodservice@skyandtelescope.com or by phone at 1-888-253-0230 (U.S. and Canada) or 1-603-253-8731 (International).  Let us know what the problem is and we’ll take care of it!

Why did I not receive an e-mailed confirmation of my order?
Within minutes from the time you submit your order you should receive an e-mailed order confirmation. These e-mails are sent directly from our bulk e-mail server and may be filtered automatically as Spam or junk mail, depending on your e-mail settings. To avoid this happening, please add skyprodservice@skyandtelescope.com to your address book. If you did not receive your e-mail confirmation and would like us to resend it for you, please contact us at 1-888-253-0230 (U.S. and Canada) or 1-603-253-8731 (International) or via email at skyprodservice@skyandtelescope.com. 

How do I create a wishlist?
First, you must either login to your ShopatSky.com account, or create set up a new store account by going here. Once you successfully create the account and login, you'll see a link on the Account Information page called "Wishlist." Click the link and follow the prompts to set up your #store_name# wishlist.

How do I add an item to my wishlist? You must be logged into your account to use the wishlist feature (see above). After you login, as you browse the store, you'll notice a link reading "add to wishlist" next to or below the "add to cart" button. Simply click "add to wishlist" to save the item to your wishlist.

How do I share my wishlist with others?
Login to your ShopatSky.com account, and click the Wishlist link on the Account Information (or, if you're already logged in, first the My Account link at the very top of the page, then click Wishlist).

If you have at least one item saved in your wishlist, you will see a button with red printing reading "Email Wishlist to Friends." Click the button, which takes you to a form where you can add the email addresses of friends and family. They will receive an email from our store notifying them of your wishlist, along with a link that takes them directly to your wishlist.

What if I forget my password?
Click here, or use the "Forget Your Password?" link on any page where a login is requested. For security reasons, we cannot retrieve your password and send it to you. However, the "Forgot Your Password" feature can reset the password and send you the new one via email. After you successfully login, you can change the new password to something memorable by going to "My Account" and clicking "Change Password."

How can I change my e-mail address or my password?
You may change your e-mail address or password right from the Web site at any time.  Simply log in and go under “My Account.” and choose Update Account. From there you may change your e-mail address and your password.

Who Do I Contact for a Magazine Subscription related question?"
If you have a problem with your subscription, such as a missing issue or damaged issue, or need to change your address and mail preferences, please call toll free: 1-800-253-0245 (U.S.A. and Canada) or +1 386-597-4277 (International).

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