Buying off of the Shelf, how it gets done E-mail Raven at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aloha All, and Mahalo for visiting my site. I am thrilled that you made it to this page, and want to own one of my creations. We want that too. Some potential clients have said they'd like to see an easy, two click buying option. I have yet to find a way to make that happen. Ukuleles and guitars don't usually sell the same as t-shirts or toys. Most folks buy them in person, after playing them. Lately a client suggested using PayPal, which I have used to pay out, to receive money in. It worked great. Gave us both a margin of safety and accountability. We used it on the 'friends and family' basis, knowing each other fairly well, so suddenly the funds were in my 'wallet' at no cost to anyone. I will look into getting set up to receive funds as a business... inquire if you're interested. 12/18
Visiting Maui and want to Test Drive what we have in Stock? Hit me with an e-mail as early on as you can, and I will try to Make It Happen. Only Hana is more than an hour's drive. In Person is the Best Way to Buy an Instrument, and it's a lovely drive to Upcountry.
My situation is that of a one man show... I build a few ukes at a time, hoping a client will want what I like to make, but ideally, custom orders ensure that you get exactly what you want. So, all that being said, the buying procedure may seem a little old fashioned. Cash works; in person of course. Personal checks, Money orders, and Bank Transfers will all work. When the check clears,and I can be sure it's good... immediate shipping. This can take some time, as clever scammers are always trying to steal honest merchants' goods. By the way, it's very bad Karma to play a stolen instrument, you only get sour notes!
Shipping Costs are Included. 4% Hawaii Tax is Included. Insurance During Shipping is Included. Prices reflect the total cost of the Instrument... No extra charges to consider.
It is indeed a rare thing to find a custom instrument ready and available off of the shelf... Most are made specifically for singular tastes. But I do continue to build them even if I have no other orders. So, it does happen. If you see something you like, move quickly! They usually don't last long. E-mail me at email@example.com It's time we got to know each other better. Mahalos, Raven J. Ravary