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Ordering Information


How to order

Use the shopping cart to select items desired. When completed - select "Checkout" and fill in all required information. Creating a user account is optional and not required to complete an order.

There are three options presented as payment types:
1 -- Submit order and request quotation
2 -- Submit order and pay using check or money order
3 -- Submit order and pay using credit card or Paypal

1 -- Quotation method:
Upon completion of this type of order, the GPE website will send an email to sales at GPE with a complete listing of items desired. GPE will verify the request for product availability and shipping charges and will return a quotation via email. The quotation will include payment information required to complete the transaction. This method of payment is commonly used when ordering items that are shown as sold out on the GPE website.

2 -- Check or money order method (US Customers only):
For U.S. orders -- Checks, money orders and cashier's checks are also accepted.
Checks or money orders must be made payable to: Great Plains Electronics
Send a copy of the parts order and check or money order for entire amount to:

Great Plains Electronics, LLC
15123 Grant Circle
Omaha, NE 68116

GPE reserves the right to hold merchandise for 10 days to allow personal checks to pass.
A $20.00 bank processing fee shall be charged on all returned checks.

3 -- Paypal method:
Checking out using the Paypal method will take you to the Paypal website. At the Paypal website, you can complete the transaction with or without a paypal account. If you do not have a Paypal account or wish to pay using credit card without logging into Paypal, select the link on the right side - "Pay with credit or debit card". This will take you to a secure page where you can pay without having a Paypal account.



4 -- Credit card method:
Great Plains Electronics uses Paypal for credit card processing. Checking out using the credit card method will take you to a special, secure (look for padlock on web browser address line) Great Plains Electronics page. This web page contains a Paypal sourced frame for entry of payment data. For privacy and security reasons, all data entered within this data frame is exclusively between the customer and Paypal. Great Plains Electronics never sees the credit card number or any other information entered within this frame nor is the credit card number ever stored on our website server.

Regardless of payment type selected, if you do not receive an email or automated "Status of your Great Plains Electronics Order" message within 4 business days - please email for status. It is possible the original request may have been overlooked or a glitch may have occurred within the ordering process. Also, check your spam filter - these are responsible for a majority of missing emails.

Occasionally, I will allow NET-30 accounts for select customers.
NET-30 accounts must be paid within 30-days.
Having been burned by non-paying customers before, if a payment is late and exceeds 90 days from delivery date, the account shall be charged a 1% maintenance fee per month ($1 per month minimum) until the account is paid in full. Also, non-paying orders may be liable for paying fees due to use of collection agencies. Worst case for non-payers - in addition to outstanding total, you may also be stuck with legal fees and punitive damages if your case is taken to small claims court.

All prices and transactions are in to be in US funds.
Minimum Order: $5.00.


Shipping Charges, fees and Taxes

All prices for components and assemblies exclude shipping charges. Orders are normally packed in the evening and shipped out next working day.

Due to light weight of electronic components, US Postal Service is used for a majority of shipping. GPE reserves the right to provide improved shipping alternatives at no additional cost (e.g. revise Fedex Ground to USPS Priority).

The shipping charges provided by the shopping cart include shipping and handling charges.
Shipping charges are based on expected actual rates charged by USPS or FedEx plus a handling charge of $1.00 to cover cost of box,packing materials, etc. Plus 2.5% insurance.

Unless otherwise directed, all foreign orders will have order value reflected on the customs form. Due to postal regulations, GPE cannot mark orders as samples unless the item really is a sample.
Due to consistent 33% overcharges by Fedex, Fedex shipping options are currently disabled.

Sales Tax: Nebraska residents shall be charged a 7% sales tax.

All wire transfers will be subject to $20 bank fee.


Parts Availability and Pricing

All prices apply to in stock parts only.
Many "out of stock" or "Sold out" parts have become difficult to obtain. As pointed out by many people - ebay sellers can fill in many of these part numbers. Beware! Many of these sellers are providing counterfeit parts. GPE refuses to buy components from questionable dealers.
Great Plains Electronics is a small organization with low overhead -- resulting in lowest possible prices. To maintain a low overhead, we are not able to stock large quantities of parts. GPE will, from time to time, run out of standard stocked items. If we should run out while filling your order, please have patience -- every effort will be made in order to expedite the restocking of parts and filling of orders. In the event that a part is no longer obtainable (becoming more frequent) -- a refund will be issued for the difference.

The manufacturer and manufacturer part number is often listed within the part description. Although GPE strives to keep this information accurate - occasionally manufacturer sources and part numbers will vary and might not match specified information. Contact Great Plains Electronics if a specific manufacturer or part number is desired.

Quantity discounts are provided on some items. If a customer orders a significant quantity where the discount would have saved money but was still below the discount quantity threshold -- GPE will no longer adjust quantity to take advantage of the discount. We have found that in doing this, the web site inventory counts are getting out of sync with actual stock and we end up selling imaginary stock (yeah, this is a tough one to explain).


Electrostatic discharge sensitive (ESDS)components notification

Most integrated circuits, transistors, and diodes can be damaged by electrostatic discharge (ESD or static electricity). Some components are far more susceptible to ESD damage than others -- the most sensitive devices include CMOS type integrated circuits. All ESDS components are handled and stored with utmost care, are shipped in static shielding bags, and are marked as static sensitive. To ensure functionality of these components after you receive them -- we recommend use of static dissipative procedures whenever possible. Great Plains Electronics adheres to US Military Standard MIL-STD-1686 regarding ESDS procedures.


Quality of sold components

Unless otherwise specified, all components sold are unused. Due to the fact that some components are no longer made, certain components are provided as NOS or New Old Stock. The NOS parts may be several years old and may have minor imperfections due to extended storage but are still unused.


Contacting Great Plains Electronics

Due to late night working hours - GPE does not have an incoming phone number. To contact Great Plains Electronics - please send email to Sales@GreatPlainsElectronics.com or write to the above mailing address. Emails and questions are normally answered in the evening after the day's orders have been filled.

Please do not call Great Plains Electric in Omaha -- they are not the same company.


Returns:
Due to the harsh nature of equipment in which these parts are being installed -- no refunds, returns, or exchanges on electronic components are allowed. Electronic assemblies carry individual warranties -- see assembly information for additional information.

Damaged or incorrect Orders:
Please notify Great Plains Electronics of any damaged (if insured) or incorrect order within 30 days of ship date. We would also appreciate notification if you were sent an overage of components so we can adjust inventories to prevent selling of non-existent stock to future customers.

Standard Disclaimers:
All prices are subject to change without notice. Since seller cannot control the manner or use of its products after the sale, the seller shall not be responsible for any consequential or indirect damages. While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of these web pages, Great Plains Electronics assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions.
See Terms and Conditions for additional disclaimers.