We have collated together a number of sections of important information to assist you with your purchase & hopefully answer any questions you may have.
- Opening Hours, Where To Find Us & How To Contact Us
- Stock availability
- Dispatch times
- Postage & delivery
- Order Tracking & Missing Packages
- Collect from store
- Payment Options
- Returns & Refunds
- Clothing Size Guide
- History Of The Rock Box
First of all, it may seem obvious but all goods are subject to availability.
You will therefore only be able to order goods that are ‘available’. We have over 11,000 titles on the website so not everything listed on the website is physically in stock in the shop.
This means that they are either:
- currently in stock
- due to be released
- available to order from the supplier (to the best of our knowledge) and this will show as “Available On Backorder” in the basket (not on the product page)
There are some things to take note of:
- Release dates are subject to change
- Imports in particular can take a while to re-stock if they sell out, so bear with us while we work to get them back in
- We are working toward accurate linking of the in store till system to the website. However, ‘live’ stock levels on the website are not 100% accurate at this stage
- The system will allow you to order an item unless we know it is deleted (no longer available) or has been out of stock for a while (and we are aware that it won’t be in soon). In that case, it will show as “Out Of Stock”.
- If you see “On Back-order” when the item is in your basket, it is an indication that we will need to order it from the record label. However, as per point 3 above, stock levels are not 100% accurate
- If the item is listed as “Out Of Stock”, this means either that the limited title has been deleted or it may be that it has been out of stock at the label for a long time, but we expect it to come back in at some point. Therefore, it is worth adding these titles to your wait list. Once stock comes back in, our system can notify you. You can also manage your wait list in the wait list section on My Account.
- There are significant delays in the manufacture of vinyl at the moment and restocks are taking longer than ever. In order to avoid disappointment (especially if something is urgent), please message us to enquire whether we have a copy & if not, whether it is currently available at the supplier
- In some cases, record labels delete an item and, despite our best efforts, we may not be able to source everything on the website. Your order will ship without it and we will refund you for the item
Despite all of that, we promise to try to keep you informed of the status of your order and particular titles within as best as we can. Again, if your order is urgent, please give us a call or email us and we will let you know estimated lead times if available.
If all of the items in your order are in stock, we will endeavour to pick and pack as quickly as we can & get them out in the post.
If you have multiple items in your order & you would like to expedite dispatch of one or more in stock items in your order, please contact us and we will try and assist – extra postage may be charged.
We attempt to dispatch pre-ordered items for UK delivery on the day of release. This is possible in the vast majority of cases – however it’s dependent upon suppliers getting stock to us in good time & the caveat above.
We have worked hard to come up with the cheapest & fairest way of calculating postage. Getting it right is a very tricky business but our goal is to keep our postage costs as low as is feasibly possible whilst maintaining a quality service.
Your postage will be automatically calculated as you add items to your basket. Each item has been assigned a weight and allows for appropriate packing materials. Your basket will be weighed as you add items to it & the postage will then be calculated accordingly.
UK (including the Channel Islands & the Isle of Man) Destinations:
We only send UK deliveries (with the exception of a single CD) using Royal Mail’s Tracked 24+ and Tracked 48+ products. These Tracked products provide improved service and give the following benefits:
- Tracked through to delivery
- SMS or email notifications to recipients
- Royal Mail aim to deliver in two to three working days+ (for the Tracked 48 product)
- Option to change delivery options before a delivery is attempted
For a guaranteed delivery, you can also select Special Delivery Next Day Guaranteed by 1pm*+ as a service option.
+ Royal Mail’s transit times for Tracked 24 & 48 are not guaranteed. Please see Royal Mail’s information for the latest updates to the guarantee time for the Special Delivery product. Tracked 24 & 48 have extended transit times to the Channel Islands & the Isle of Man.
For all transit times, the time starts once the item has been picked, packed and collected by Royal Mail and not from the time of ordering.
* Not available to Channel Islands.
Due to loss and damage of shipments sent using standard Air Mail, we now only offer a tracked (or tracked & signed) service for international shipments. If tracked is not available to your country, we offer a signed service. For orders over 2 kg, we may not be able to send via the postal service so we will either split your order or – if it’s not possible – advise you of the options.
We estimate delivery times to destinations outside of mainland UK to be as follows:
Rest of Europe: 4 – 7 business days
USA / Canada: 7 – 14 business days
Rest Of The World: 7 – 20 business days
As the UK has now left the EU, all orders sent outside of the UK are subject to customs formalities at the destination country. These formalities can include the collection of duties and taxes (such as VAT or equivalent sales tax) plus a clearance fee levied by the local postal service or courier. Please be aware that it is your responsibility to pay these fees and none of them are included in the price you have agreed to pay to us. Delays in paying customs fees will extend transit time of goods.
However, if you have any further questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Order Tracking & Missing Packages:
Where orders have been sent using a UK or International Tracked product, you will* receive a separate email with the tracking number. You can also see tracking numbers in the My Account section of the website & the latest tracking status from Royal Mail will show for the order in My Account and you will receive status updates via email.
Once the estimated delivery time has passed (see above), please check that your package isn’t being held at your local postal sorting office due to it not fitting through a letterbox etc. In the UK, your postie should leave a notification card but as this isn’t always the case, please check with your local sorting office first as if an item is returned to us because it wasn’t collected from the sorting office, you’ll have to pay the P&P charges to have it redelivered.
For a package to be considered officially “missing”, it needs to be have been undelivered for 15 (UK) or 20 (rest of the world) business days after it’s been posted.
Once this date has passed & your package is definitely missing, please email email@example.com quoting your order number & we’ll get straight onto sorting it out for you.
* In some cases (usually where we have partially shipped an order), the tracking number does not automatically populate the order. If you would like to track your parcel and the tracking number isn’t visible, feel free to drop us a line via email or direct message on social media.
Please note that pre-order items will be treated differently to all normal stock items. All pre-orders will be charged for individually, regardless of their release date & treated as individual shipments.
You cannot mix pre-orders with other product types.
Unfortunately, the system occasionally allows pre-orders to be combined in one basket. If that’s the case, you may wish to check out individually. If an order is combined with different release dates, we will contact you with the option to either hold the order until all pre-orders have arrived or provide updated postage charges to send individually.
Collect From Store
You can also chose to save on postage and collect from our store in Camberley by selecting Collect From Store at checkout. This service is free.
Once you have received an email that your order is available to collect (Dispatched), you can simply come in store to collect. Please do not come in to collect an item until you have received information that your order is ready.
You can pay for your order in a number of ways.
- Record Tokens: you can use your Record Tokens on the website. Record Tokens are issued by Book Tokens Limited and redemption on our website is controlled by Book Tokens Limited. Please do not try & use Book Tokens – these are NOT accepted.
- You should enter your Record Token number(s) first at the basket stage*. Please note that once you have entered your Record Token number, your Record Token will be debited.
- Please ensure that the Record Token(s) has been accepted before paying any balance by another means.
- Please keep a note of the Record Token(s) number until we have dispatched your order. This is so we can process any refund should it be necessary.
- If you do not complete checkout, but have redeemed your Record Token(s), please contact us with your Record Token number(s) so we can top up your card(s) again.
- If you have any issues redeeming your tokens, please contact the store.
- Credit / Debit Card: You can pay using your credit or debit card through our secure payment provider. Please note that we do not have access to your card details.
- BACS: You can also pay by bank transfer. Our Virgin Money bank details are:
- Account Name: Rock Box Records Limited
- Sort Code: 82-11-07
- Account Number: 90190050
- Reference: please use the order number
- International Bank Transfer: If you are paying from outside of the UK, you will need our IBAN / BIC numbers:
- IBAN: GB55CLYD82110790190050
- BIC: CLYDGB21943
Returns are handled as per our Terms & Conditions & you should read these in full, but in summary:
- If you wish to return goods to us for any reason, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number and advise that you wish to return and the reason why
- If we agree to the return, we will provide you a Returns Authorisation (RA) number for the item(s) in question
- We utilise Royal Mail Tracked Returns® 48 for returns and will send you a link to process the labels
- With the exception of damaged items, the cost to return goods are yours & we will deduct the cost of the return from any refund due
- You maintain responsibility / ownership of the goods until they are received back in store & items returned should be fit for resale (for example, undamaged and / or unopened)
- Do not send anything back which is not approved. We will not refund you for anything else sent!
- The original postage cost is non-refundable
- If you have paid out of a non GBP bank account or used a non GBP debit / credit card, the amount you receive as a refund may be different in your local currency to what was originally debited. This is due to exchange rates and is out of of control. We will refund the correct amount in GBP.
If you have any questions, please ensure you talk to us before sending anything back.
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Thank you for your support & patience
Each order you make, no matter the size, helps our small independent business and we are truly appreciate it. Please continue support the “High Street” and our friends in Independent Venues.