With nearly 15 years in business, my suppliers know me well by now. As arguably their biggest long term buyer, and having both the great business relationships and friendships we have, they know what I am looking for, and for years have been kind enough to send me pictures after de-barking, allowing me to choose first after harvesting trips and set pieces aside until I'm ready for shipment, giving me the opportunity to gauge interest and advertise during what could be 6 months before I take delivery. In turn I'm offering you the opportunity to (a) put your name on a piece(s) well in advance of arrival - with no money down - in return for your commitment to purchase or (b) the option to pre-purchase now - while I'm still assembling a shipment in Australia - with the benefit of a 10% discount (with the same normal benefits I offer of either free shipping or 10% discount in lieu of free shipping for purchases over $350).
Once I've selected and posted items on my business Facebook page or here on my Coming Soon page, they are available for pre-order. Again, no money down on pre-orders, just a mutual understanding that a pre-order is a commitment to purchase and that payment is due once I take delivery of the shipment and have your order ready to ship. I always post the expected arrival date well in advance, so please plan accordingly if you pre-order. Pre-purchasing requires payment now, earning you a 10% discount and helping my cash flow.
14 February 2019 . . . Having just recently finished posting the January 2019 shipment and given the summer heat in Australia that precludes most harvesting, I do not currently have anything available for pre-order/pre-purchase (other than a very large 8-1/2' x 4' Red Gum that will yield some spectacular large slabs). Will post pictures as my suppliers send them and I select from their offerings.
27 August 2018 . . . Received first supplier images of burls available to select from as he heads out on another harvesting trip. Once posted, every item is available for pre-order or pre-purchase once posted. Note in the section immediately below the benefit of the PRE-PURCHASE versus PRE-ORDER option . . . The pre-puchase discount is only available until I receive the shipment Pre-Arrival Notice (just prior to the ship arriving in NY).
PRE-PURCHASE . . . Pay now using the Add to Cart button (or by check). Receive a 10% discount (reflected in shopping cart).
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Pre-ORDER . . . Commit to purchasing (by email/text/phone) with no money down. Pay when your order is ready for shipment.