Orders are generally packed and shipped within 1-2 business days after your order is placed on the website and then normally take an additional 2 – 5 business days to be delivered to you by the carrier.
Orders are processed Mon-Fri during normal business hours, 8:30am-4:30pm CST.
You may return damaged or defective merchandise within 5 business days after the delivery date for a full refund.
We process orders in the order in which they are received. We don’t work nights, Saturdays or Sundays. On Monday we are first processing orders from Friday night, then Saturday and Sunday. New orders placed on Monday do not ship on Monday because Mondays are used to process the weekend orders. We begin shipping Monday orders on Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on how busy the weekend was. Towards the end of the week we are caught up and in “real-time.” So on Thursdays or Fridays, we could be fulfilling orders placed within the last 24 hours or that same day.
Assuming you read the first question “When will my order ship?” you know that orders usually take 24-48 hours to leave our warehouse. Once the order is picked and boxed, we’ll generate the shipping label and hand the package over to the carrier. Carrier delivery times are estimates! We are located about an hour northwest of Chicago. So the delivery origin is Chicago and can take 1-5 business days to be delivered domestically depending on your location. International orders can take an additional 3-7 business days to be delivered.
Our shipping rates are based on the total weight of your package. Once you’ve added items to your shopping cart, you can estimate shipping to your location. When viewing your cart, click the words “ESTIMATE” to estimate shipping.
Generally speaking, the cheapest method of shipping for packages weighing less than 5 pounds within the US is USPS Priority Mail. For packages over 5 pounds shipping with the US, FedEx or UPS is generally cheaper than the USPS.
You will receive a tracking email as soon as your order ships. You can follow the link within that email to get detailed tracking from the carrier. Carriers may require up to 24 hours before details become available. You can also get your tracking number by logging into your account and looking up your order history. Tracking numbers are linked to your order once the order has shipped.
We do not control shipment tracking updates once packages have been picked up by the carriers. FedEx and UPS provide door to door updates both domestically and internationally. FedEx and UPS updates are very detailed and timely. The USPS has tracking however their details are not always up to date. The USPS scans packages randomly and sometimes the tracking details are posted online after the package has already been delivered.
We ship to approximately 35 different countries. If you do not see your country listed in the drop down list when estimating shipping, checking out, or trying to create an account, we do not ship to that specific country. All customers are responsible for paying their country’s duties, taxes, tariffs, VAT, fees, etc. (if applicable) when they receive the goods. Pinball Life is not responsible for import fees customers MAY have to pay and we cannot alter the description of goods or value for your order.
No, absolutely not. Please do not ask us to break the law. Inquiries such as these will not be answered. We run a legitimate business and follow the US shipping rules and regulations. All parcels are shipped with a commercial invoice stating the actual value of the contents. This invoice matches the declared value of the contents on the customs forms. All customers are responsible for paying any import fees their country MAY impose upon delivery of the order.