Which paiement methods do you accept ?Due to scammers, I can only accept Paypal payments from customers who have a paypal account. Credit cards, Pre-paid credit cards or bank transfers are not eligible for 'Paypal merchant protection', so unfortunately if you use one of these methods, I'll have to cancel your order and send you a refound. Thank you for your understanding.
How long will it take to receive my order ?Due to high demand, there is currently a wait period of 3 weeks from the time you place your order, to build and send you pick(s). Once sent, orders typically arrive within 7 to 10 days. However, time delays may occur due to customs processing (which can take up to 6 weeks), week-end or hollydays. Please be patient !
Who builds these picks ?Me Patrick Hufschmid, in my tiny 5 square meters workshop located in the basement of my apartment in the french speaking region of Switzerland 5mn by train from Montreux here in Aigle.
Which pick do you recommend for me ?
Big brands marketing aside, nobody can reply to your question, we are all different, have different playing techniques and ways of holding a pick. This comes down to personal preferences and experimenting, my plectrums are not bound to a specific music style. I invite you to learn more about my designs ,check out some users reviews and videos available at the store, this will give you a much better idea about what my plectrum work is all about.
Do you ship worldwide ?I ship worldwide, the picks are sent to you via priority and registered post.
Do you provide tracking information ?Of course, once your order is sent, you will receive an email from Paypay which contains your tracking information, make sure to check your spam box in case it ended up in there ! Your package can be tracked down anytime by simply entering the provided tracking number you received into the 'track consignments' section which can be found here : http://post.ch/en/private
Important:Due to the nature of the product, I do not accept returns, replace or offer any refund, please make sure of your choice before ordering, you can find a complete guide by visiting this page available in the store menu bar : http://plectrum.ch/watch-me-building-a-pick
Will I have to pay customs fees on my order ?Your order will probably be charged customs fees (taxes, duties, processing fees, brokerage fees, etc.) when it arrives. Unfortunately, nobody has control over these fees. If you are not familiar with the customs fees in your country, please make sure to check with your local customs office for more information before ordering. Also, I am NOT able to mark orders as 'GIFTS' for the customers who want to avoid paying these fees, simply because this is an illegal buisness practice which could get me in some severe trouble. Do not support businesses that have no problem sending out something as a gift without a good reason, this is known as 'black market'.
What about delivery delays ?It is possible that the delivery of your order could be delayed due to customs processing and various other reasons or simply awaiting clearance at customs. Unfortunately, nobody has any control over delays, once your order has been processed, I am not responsible for delays once it leaves my workshop. Refunds will not be issued on orders that are delayed as this is not of my responsability. If your order does not arrive in a reasonable amount of time (from experience, I would say 1 month once marked as shipped), you should check with your local customs office to see if they are holding the package for payment of fees or any other control reasons. Sometimes customs offices will send a seperate invoice for your customs fees that could arrive several weeks after you received your shipment. Please be familiar with the customs laws in your country before ordering !
I hate having to write this but this happens quite often so please read carefully what follows: It is the buyer's responsability to enter the correct shipping address when ordering. I am not responsible for any delays or returns due to an incorrect shipping address. If the item is returned for this reason, the customer is responsible for paying the return shipping charges. The correct shipping address must also figure in the original paypal transaction or else the transaction will be cancelled.
All published prices are subject to change without prior notice. The logo colour might also change, this is an extra detail I include for free on some of the plectrum models.
Any special prices for dealers ?
I am not in a position which allows me to offer any big discounts as cost of living in my country is completely insane especially for a small self-employed artisan, however I am willing to make an effort if you are interested to represent and sell my guitar accessories in your shop, please contact me for further details.
I read some strange stories about some pick builders who claim that acrylic sticks to your fingers ?
haha yes that is called marketing and it is pretty funny that some people believe that a thermoplastic which has a melting point of 160°C can actually give a good grip sensation because they believe it melts in their fingers. But here is the actual reality. Acrylic or Poly(methyl methacrylate) is a hard and non porous surface which means that when in contact with your finger perspiration (remember, they claim that this happens when the pick is warmed up by your hand), your finger prints will act like small plungers giving this weird sensation. Typically if the pick gets saturated with normal body fat and if the 'magical stick to fingers sensation' is gone, you simply give it a good wash with soap and the 'magical sensation' will be back. No, there is no magic, acrylic does not melt to your fingers and there is also no such thing as 'a proprietary blend of acrylics'. This 'magical sensation' will happen with any non porous hard surfaces which are manufactured super shiny or have been polished to a high gloss ! haha
Thank you so much for your support and stopping by, please tell your friends about my work, a review would be very much appreciated in the store 'testimonials page', this could help another player read your experience and help him out on his choice !