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Manuals Price Code Charts and Other Additional Information
If you want further information about these Price Code charts. If you want to see an easy way to use them in a separate browser window. If you wonder why you can't find "CLICK HERE TO BUY" buttons. If you see an item listed but can't find a Price Code. See the main About Price Codes page.
All Codes G-Codes CF-Codes BC-Codes BPC-Codes MU-Codes S-Codes EF-Codes OL-Codes
 
Manuals Price Codes Chart "OL" = Factory Original Literature Items (Not Reproductions)
SHIPPING COST NOTE: The Price Codes with shipping costs for our Reproduction Manuals do have a direct relation to the actual size of the item. With Factory Original Manuals and Brochures, the price has some (but much less) to do with the actual size of the item and it's particular shipping costs. We are not interested in making a profit on shipping costs. We don't know any simple way to develop a shipping chart to correspond in a meaningful way with the Price Codes.

So we have decided to simply charge ZERO SHIPPING TO USA/Canada customers. The Price Code you see is the total cost to your door.

Likewise, we don't know any simple way to develop a chart for International customers that would have a meaningful relationship to the Price Codes. Therefore ALL INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS MUST CONTACT US VIA EMAIL FOR SHIPPING COST... unless you wish to specify flat-rate Priority Mail International. Let us know what country the item will ship to and we will send you the cost.
By far, the most common binding method (construction style) of original Service Manuals is side-stapled with plain paper covers (visible staples). The second most common is probably center-folded and center-stapled. After that, side-stapled with some type of additional cover stock that may wrap around the spine and across the back side. This additional cover stock is sometimes printed in color (especially latter 70s Pioneer).
Price Code Regular Price Shipping Rates*
USA/Canada International
OL1 $3.00 USA AND CANADA CUSTOMERS
NO CHARGE FOR SHIPPING
See just below



PAYPAL USERS: If the Price Code is present for the Original Literature item you want, you can Buy It Now with PayPal (without contacting us first) If no Price Code is present, contact via email and ask.



Some inexpensive, small and previously folded items will ship folded in an ordinary business envelope (perhaps $5.00 or so items) and mailed as an ordinary letter.

DEFAULT SHIPPING: Virtually all other items will be shipped flat as regular First Class mail in a document mailer with a light cardboard stiffener included to help prevent damage. Post office clerks usually classify these as parcels ("supposedly" means Do Not Bend) instead of "flats" and charge us a slightly higher rate. When any item weighs 13oz or above, it automatically switches to Priority Mail rates. Most (not all) will weigh in as regular First Class mail. We have found little to no difference in delivery time between 1st Class and Priority Mail to most USA customers. Depending on various factors, Priority "might" arrive a business day sooner, perhaps two.


USA CUSTOMERS ONLY: If after reading the above, you wish to specify USPS Priority, add a flat $6.00 regardless of Price Code amount.

Canada Customers: All shipments will be by regular Letter Post Air (Unless you choose to add $24.00 for flat-rate Priority Mail International).


We are not and will not be responsible for any lost shipments of Original Literature items. Also, in almost all cases, we are Not able to replace an Original Literature item lost in the mail except with one of our Reproductions.


USA AND CANADA CUSTOMERS
NO CHARGE FOR SHIPPING
See just above
ALL INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS (except Canada)
MUST CONTACT US FOR SHIPPING COST
See just below



PAYPAL USERS: If the Price Code is present for the Original Literature item you want, you can Buy It Now with PayPal (without contacting us first)... 'IF'... you wish to add $32.00 flat-rate Priority Mail International ($24.00 Canada).


Some inexpensive, small and previously folded items will ship folded in an ordinary business envelope (perhaps $5.00 or so items) and mailed as an ordinary letter.

DEFAULT SHIPPING: Virtually all items will be shipped in a large flat envelope as regular First Class International mail. If you want a light weight stiffener included to help prevent damage, the USPS will call it a parcel and charge more. Contact us. Actual First Class International shipping costs range from as little as $5.00 for the lightest item going to the cheapest rate zone to $20.00 or more for the heaviest item going to the highest rate zone. We estimate most items would be about $7.00 - $10.00. Depending on various factors, Priority Mail International may arrive several days faster than regular Air Mail, perhaps 3-10 days faster.


Priority Mail International: If after reading the above, you wish to specify USPS flat-rate Priority Mail International, add $32.00 ($24.00 Canada) regardless of Price Code amount. This should lessen transit time and chances of damage plus PayPal users may also Buy It Now with PayPal without contacting us first.



We are not and will not be responsible for any lost shipments of Original Literature items. Also, in almost all cases, we are not able to replace an Original Literature item lost in the mail except with one of our Reproductions.


ALL INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS (except Canada)
MUST CONTACT US FOR SHIPPING COST
See just above
OL2 $4.00
OL3 $5.00
OL4 $6.00
OL5 $7.00
OL6 $8.00
OL7 $9.00
OL8 $10.00
OL9 $12.00
OL10 $14.00
OL11 $16.00
OL12 $18.00
OL13 $20.00
OL14 $22.00
OL15 $24.00
OL16 $26.00
OL17 $28.00
OL18 $30.00
OL19 $32.00
OL20 $34.00
OL21 $36.00
OL22 $38.00
OL23 $40.00
OL24 $45.00
OL25 $50.00
OL26 $55.00
OL27 $60.00
OL28 $65.00
OL29 $70.00
OL30 $75.00
OL31 $80.00
OL32 $85.00
OL33 $90.00
OL34 $95.00
OL35 $100.00
OL36 $110.00
OL37 $120.00
OL38 $130.00
OL39 $140.00
OL40 $150.00
* Virtually all items will be mailed flat (not folded) except for a very few small and generally inexpensive items that were folded originally.

* USA and CANADA SHIPPING NOTE:

These notes accompany the G Price Codes, but the same basic conventions apply to the other Price Codes charts as well. See them for additional information. If you don't understand, contact us.

By USPS postal regulations, 13+ oz (approximately 100 pages) within the USA are called Priority Mail. At this point, we usually switch to their flat-rate document mailer which reduces the cost in most cases.

G1 - G20
shows Default Shipping Method as regular FC (USA First Class), or PM (USA only Priority Mail) and Canada FCI - First Class International) rates  before the /(slash). After the /(slash) is optional PM (flat-rate Priority Mail Document mailer) for USA and FCI for Canada. We automatically use the default rates shown in Bold, but you may specify PM (flat-rate Priority Mail document mailer or even PM Box (flat-rate Priority Box mailer) if you want to pay the extra amount. Depending on the particular item, G1 (and possibly G2 -G3)) may be folded and mailed in an ordinary business envelope. If so, we try to mention it in the Item's Description, but in some cases may fail to do so.

G21 - G32 shows Default Shipping Method as PM (flat-rate Priority Mail Document mailer) for USA and Canada FCI - First Class International. 13+ oz is automatically Priority Mail by USPS regulations. USA customers may specify PM Box (flat-rate Priority Box mailer) if you want to pay the extra amount. Canada customers: If you want a light weight stiffener included to help protect from bending or damage, you need to contact us via email and inquire. The USPS calls this a "parcel" and charges more.

G33 - G38 (Too large for flat-rate Priority Mail document mailer) shows Default Shipping Method as PM Box (flat-rate Priority Box mailer) for USA customers only before the /(slash). Canada Customers MUST inquire about shipping cost before paying.

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** INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING NOTE (Not USA/Canada):

These notes accompany the G Price Codes, but the same basic conventions apply to the other Price Codes charts as well. See them for additional information. If you don't understand, contact us.


Note 1

G1 - G24 shows regular FCI (First Class International) rates before the /(slash) and PMI (flat-Rate PRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL) after the /(slash). Depending on the particular item, G1 (and possibly G2) items may be folded and mailed in an ordinary business envelope. If so, we try to mention it in the Item's Description, but in some cases may fail to do so. Inquire if you want to know in advance.

G25 - G32 shows PMI (flat-Rate PRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL) and FCI  (First Class International) for countries which do not accept PMI.

Note 2

G33 - G35 Approximately 300 pages is about all that will fit into a PMI (flat-rate Priority Mail International) document mailer. Shipments larger than about 300 pages require that it be mailed at regular FCI (First Class International) rates which may be higher than flat-rate PMI. Or it can be shipped as a parcel (boxed) which is substantially higher (contact us). If your "300+ pages" consists of 2 or more items, they may be able to be divided between two PMI document mailers. As an example, the G34 $22.00 FCI/$25.00 PMI ($24.00 Canada) + 32.00 /$24.00 PMI is meant to indicate FCI (First Class International) rate before the /(slash) and $32.00 PMI + 2nd $32.00 PMI after the /(slash), ($24.00 + $24.00 Canada). If you don't understand this, just contact us.

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*** APPROXIMATE PAGE COUNT IS PROVIDED AS A REFERENCE ONLY NOTE:

These notes accompany the G Price Codes, but the same basic conventions apply to the other Price Codes charts as well. One side of a 8.5" x 11"  sheet = 1 page ( whether printed on not). Both sides of an 11" x 17" sheet = 4 pages. Our purpose in providing the 'Approximate Page Count' column, is to give a general indication of how many pages are associated with that price code. We think you should have some idea if a manual is 4 or 400 pages before you buy.


The vast majority of our items will be very close to the indicated number. BUT, for various reasons, any item might have somewhat more or less pages than indicated by the charts. In a few cases, the actual number of printed pages may be considerably less than indicated by the charts. In no event are we trying to pull a 'fast one' on you. If you have some reason to believe we have charged you too much for a particular item, let us know. Perhaps we made a mistake (but unlikely).

FIRST EXAMPLE:  Our description for a particular manual may say "88 total pages (18 intentionally blank)". The 88 means there are 88 total 8.5" x 11" pages sides (whether printed or not) AND gives us a shipping weight (which is what allowed us to develop these charts). Often, that manual will be priced using the G16 Price Code (70 +/-  pages) instead of G20 (90 +/-). In cases like this, it does give you a precise count of printed pages and you are paying only for the exact number of printed pages. In some particular cases and for various reasons, you may also be paying some amount for the blank pages.

SECOND EXAMPLE:  If something about a particular manual makes it more difficult to print or construct, we may have assigned an 'in between' price code that falls somewhere between the total number of pages and the actual number of printed pages. Using the same criteria as the first example, lets say the Price Code is G18. In that case you are paying a premium (over normal) reflecting the added complexity. If that same example manual has a price code of say... G12. That would normally indicate that manual is being priced at a discount from normal prices. The most likely reason would be that there is something about it that we consider sub-standard, or flawed, or incomplete, etc. We might apply a discounted price even if ours is a perfect reproduction of a factory provided reprint that isn't good in our opinion. Those items will normally have something in the "Comment" or "Description" column that indicates or plainly explains it.

THIRD EXAMPLE:  A center-folded, center-stapled manual is 24 total pages plus (2) single-side printed 11" x 17" schematic inserts. The inserts are 8 total pages with 4 printed pages and 4 not printed pages. Our description will probably show "32 total pages (4 intentionally blank)". The price code will normally be CF6 which shows 28 +/- pages and again, you are paying for the exact number of printed pages.

Remember... APPROXIMATE PAGE COUNT IS PROVIDED AS A REFERENCE ONLY.

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