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NEW : Shipping Alternative Available Soon
For over 30 years we have used UPS services with great results virtually trouble and problem free. It has always been the preferred shipping method of choice as all orders were easily track-able and insured for $100.00 as part of there services. With the new rates and shipping surcharges as well as additional costs of shipping to residential homes, we have decided to offer USPS as an alternate means of shipping. This is still in the workings to iron out any problems and to get fully established. But think this may be the cheaper way for our customers. We will be starting out using this only when requested by the customer but must include insurance and delivery confirmation as well as shipped to a confirmed address. We think on smaller and heavier items that can be shipped in flat rate boxes will be the best economical way of shipping. If all works well with this, then we will offer this as our main means of shipping in the near future as well as offering international shipping.
We have been in business since 1978 primarily in the automotive restoration parts industry. We have manufactured many parts exclusively over the years. In setting up our facility we had purchased many businesses for their inventory or equipment as complete buy outs. This has always given us extra surplus inventory and equipment, as well as other non-associated items that we have no use or needs for as a result of having to purchase large lots in order to get a single item for our own use. We use eBay and other sources to liquidate these items through. Very rarely do we promote our standard store inventory in these market places. We have different locations of inventory, but most items can be picked up during our business hours at our Warwick, RI 02889 location at the main corner intersection of 2095 West Shore Road and Oakland Beach Avenue.
We offer Master Card, Visa, Discover Credit Cards and Pay-Pal shipped to a confirmed address only! We will not ship to unconfirmed or unregistered shipping addresses, we also will not ship to third parties. Intention of payment should be made within 24 hours of winning an auction. Identification may be required and cleared funds approved before picking up items in person.
Shipping beyond the 48 contiguous continental United States to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and some other US territories may use a different shipping formula of dimensional weight instead of actual weight on some items, mostly due to sizing. The shipping calculator can sometimes be off for these places. Shipping prices to these locations may be subject to corrected updating if they are found to be incorrectly formulated.
We offer combined shipping whenever possible as items can be combined and shipped together. Combined shipping can save substantial money especially on the smaller type items. We can only offer combined shipping when the items can be shipped and packaged at the same time. When using combined shipping, please do not pay until you have bought all of your items.
We ship truck freight only to the contiguous continental United States Only.
Please see our item descriptions for a more detailed description of our shipping information and policies.
We have a lot of items that we cannot offer returns on. The reason may be that they are close outs, auction bought, consignment, or we may not have the means to return them to the manufacturer. Other items may be discontinued, be one of a kind and cannot be replaced, or be something we just want to remove from inventory and no longer carry. Some items we may have no means to properly test, inspect or try out. All items have no warranty or guarantee unless explicitly stated within the item's description. Some items may have a return policy only stated in our ad listing. These are the only returns which will be accepted.
In rare unforeseen cases, if we overlook any unreasonable problems or misrepresent the item as something totally different from how it may be described and illustrated, within any reasonable parameters, we will try our best to resolve or correct it whenever possible.
Please view our item descriptions for a more detailed description of our return policies.
We can be reached through the Ask The Seller A Question link. This is the best method as it leaves a history of the question through eBay. We will answer and respond to all questions during our normal business hours. Remember we are on New York EST time zone. Our walk-in store hours are Monday - Friday 12 noon to 7 pm EST.
Our fax number is (401) 739-1497.
Our store phone number is (401) 739-6262.
Our address is:
Competitive Automotive Inc.
2095 West Shore Road
Warwick, RI 02889
Why we mostly offer items above 24.99
Pricing is not as easy as it would seem. Small dollar items are the most difficult as they eat up a lot of labor to produce creating the ad with description, ad location or category, shipping specifications with weight and size, layout, Internet research of applications and specifications, and creating the pricing of an item to be able to sell it. Typically an hour of labor time is typical per ad. A single average item selling for $25.00 with our cost of labor of listing it, advertising, and final sales fees with the additional percentage of PayPal or credit card fees typically we net about $10.00 without including the original cost of the item and our overhead. Then we typically pay someone to pull the item and package the item properly so we do not get damages and send the customer a email thanking them and providing a shipping confirmation with tracking number which takes up a lot of time. Most of the time it is break even or a loss to sell smaller dollar items for us here.
Are You Looking To Make Extra Income? Help Wanted
Looking to supplement you regular job or want to make extra CASH? We are always looking for good dependable and reliable local help. Experience is not always necessary. But attitude and work ethics are. We have many different positions available. We are looking for people in sales marketing areas to create ads for eBay. Maintenance people for general maintenance as well as other chores. General labors. People with shipping experience for shipping and receiving. Hours are very flexible and we can usually work around your schedule to make it a pleasing job. Full time, part time, as well as just a couple days is OK. Compensation varies, some positions are hourly wage and other positions on a commission basis on what is produced where you work at your own leisure with no pressures. These positions are only available for local people to travel to our business as we currently do not offer any off premise work. Because we have operating machinery we can not hire people under 21 years of age.