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Please be assured, we do everything we can to help keep postage costs down such as charging only a small, nominal amount for packing and handling. We are also more than happy to adjust postage costs where more than one item is purchased. Please email for a combined postage quote and we will get a price to you as soon as possible.
Important news about changes to delivery
****As of 2nd April 2013 Royal Mail completely changed their criteria for packets and parcels and we now have three different size increments as well as weight to consider. Unfortunately, this will inevitably mean increases in postage costs. As always I will do everything possible to help keep these costs as low as I can for my customers and this is going to involve using couriers more than ever. Larger parcels can only be sent via Parcelforce but this is probably going to be so prohibitively expensive that I will cease to offer anything
that cannot be sent via Royal Mail or courier.
Royal Mail has also dropped it's inclusive compensation level to £20.00 meaning another added cost to purchase additional insurance over and above this level; again a cost I have to sadly pass on to my customers. All postage costs have been adjusted on this site to take into account the new sizes.
If you are still unsure abut anything, please get in touch at and I will be happy to answer your questions. You can find additional information on the Royal Mail website here.Thank you! 
(Please also read information below)
Once you have placed all the items you want in your shopping cart, please proceed to the checkout where you will be guided through the simple and secure payment process.  Please note that This Vintage Life is committed to protecting our customers' information; therefore we will only ever use your personal details for the purpose for which it was given and will never share or pass this information to any third party.
UK Buyers
We accept payment by all major credit and debit cards, but only via Paypal. It is simple and quick to register and also free. You do not require a Paypal account. Just go to You can of course pay with a paypal balance. Please can customers make sure that the address on their Paypal account is also the delivery address for their order. Thank you!
International buyers
We welcome customers from outside the UK. Paypal is the only method of payment we can accept from international buyers.
We are happy to ship worldwide. There are some exceptions to this and the items that are not available for posting overseas will be clearly marked as such. Delivery costs quoted are for the UK only. Please email for a shipping cost before ordering. We ship internationally via Airmail only.
Delivery costs vary between each product. Once you have placed an item in your shopping cart you will be able to see the delivery cost for that item. You can still remove it at this point!
Multiple Orders
We are more than happy to combine postage costs if you are ordering more than one item. This isn't always possible as a multiple order can cost the same as sending several things individually but we will try our best to save you money if we can. Please let us know via the Contact page what you would like to purchase and a postage cost will be emailed to you.  We regret partial postage refunds cannot be issued after you have purchased and paid so please do enquire about postage discounts BEFORE ordering.
We aim to despatch parcels as quickly as possible but please allow up to 14 days for delivery before getting in touch regarding your order status.  
*Please be aware that we are a rurally based business and it is not always cost effective to make several journeys a week to post orders. Therefore, although we try to post as often as possible it may be that your order will not be posted for a few days after you have placed it. If you need something in a hurry, do please get in touch and we will do everything in our power to get your order to you as quickly as we can.
Delays can also be caused by bank holidays, postal strikes etc. 
 Please note that larger items and furniture may now take up to seven days to be despatched.
If a delay is expected we will keep you informed via email.
We now send some of our larger and heavier items via courier. This is good news as delivery will be cheaper on these items than the alternative Standard Parcel service via Royal Mail. If you have a safe place for a delivery to be left, please tell us by filling in the 'Message' box when ordering.
Loss & Breakage 
Parcels are automatically insured up to the value of £39.00 against loss or damage (there are exceptions to this; notably breakables such as glass or china) Goods over the value of £39.00 will be sent without insurance unless this is specifically requested and paid for separately so please be aware of this before ordering.
IMPORTANT: Uninsured items are sent entirely at your own risk and This Vintage Life cannot be held responsible for any loss or breakages thereafter. If an item worth over £39.00 is sent uninsured and is subsequently lost or damaged, a claim will be made but the customer will be only be refunded a maximum of £39.00.
In some instances, there may be an additional cost involved in shipping to the Channel Islands. Please email before purchasing for confirmation.
This Vintage Life will not be held responsible for a delayed delivery once it is in the hands of a third party.
Wherever possible we use recycled packaging. This has two advantages. It cuts down on waste (always a good thing!) and also keeps the cost of delivery down.
Please be aware that the items we sell at This Vintage Life have been previously used and will consequently show some signs of wear commensurate with age. What we consider a major fault or damage will always be brought to your attention in the description but an item is likely to have some general wear in addition to that. Items will not be refunded due to general patina of age. However, your complete satisfaction is our ultimate goal and if you are unhappy with your purchase in any way, you may return it in the condition in which it was received and in the original packaging for a full refund minus original and any additional postage costs. We accept returns within 10 working days of receipt. It is stongly recommended that you send returns via a secure delivery method such as recorded delivery for your own peace of mind.
Condition of goods
The vast majority of the items we sell are vintage and as such have a charm all of their own. All will have some wear commensurate with age. Any major faults will be brought to your attention in the description. However if 'brand new' is what you're after then This Vintage Life is probably not for you. We are always happy to provide you with additional images or information ~ just ask!
All sizes are approximate.
A note about images
Although the images you will see on This Vintage Life are of a high resolution, please do be aware that the picture that is taken in camera and the one that you see on your monitor may have slight differences. Lots of elements can affect the final image quality and therefore some things such as colours may not be 100% accurate.
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