name: OCEANS ENTERPRISES - The Divers Bookshop
and Postal Address:
Commercial Road, Yarram, Victoria 3971, Australia.
(03) 5182 5108. International: 61 3 5182 5108
Business Number: 32 879 805 596
do not have a 'shopping cart'. I find them impersonal and encourage separation
of the buyer from the seller. do not allow contact. To order from Oceans
Enterprises is easy - you just let me know what you want and how you are
orders may be placed via TELEPHONE,MAIL, E-MAIL
or if you are passing through downtown Yarram in beautiful Gippsland, three
hours by car east of Melbourne, drop in and see us. (It is wise to phone
first to make sure the office is open. We bo not have a normal 9 to 5 bookshop).
Most books are on display and are available ex stock.
WELCOME PHONE CALLS ASKING OUR ADVICE AND FURTHER DETAILS ON OUR RANGE
(03) 5182 5108 International 61 3 5182
I don't work standard 9
to 5 hours. If not available leave a phone message and I shall return your
This is the best way to
order if you know exactly what you require. It is convenient and it give
me a positive record of your details.
OCEANS ENTERPRISES 303 COMMERCIAL ROAD,
YARRAM, VIC 3971, AUSTRALIA
by MAIL, or E-MAIL:
No order form is required.
List the following details: Name and address (with postcode);book title;
quantity and unit price;
and postage charge; payment details - cheque or credit card.
phone number is handy should there be a query.
If paying by credit card, indicate:
of card - BANKCARD (Australia), VISA or MASTERCARD.
number, expiry date, and name on credit card - and sign (if my mail or
three-digit security code is NOT required.
not include postage details if paying by credit card as we will charge
you for the exact amount.
that we do not load an additional 'handling charge'.
forward a hard copy of the credit card docket with the books for credit
always provide a tax (sales paid) receipt, listing your purchases.
If enclosing a cheque, or Money Order don't forget to work out postage
charges, based on the following postage criteria. All cheques should be
made out to Oceans Enterprises.
Overseas customers may pay by personal cheque but will be asked to pay
an additional bank charge. Please add the equivalent of $10 UD dollars,
or 4 EP (English pounds).
always charge postage at the actual cost. This is possible when payment
is by credit card.
pre-payment is by cheque or money order, contact us first for th amount,
or use the guide below. We reserve the right to charge a greater amount
than that listed below if the need arises. Interstate postage (ie, outside
Victoria), is usually in a 3kg or 5kg Australia Post satchel.
- 1 book, $6. 2-4 books, $12. 5-9books, $15. 10+ books, $15.
South Wales: 1 - 2 books, $12. 3-4 books, $14. 5-8 books, $16. 10+ books,
Australia and Northern Territory - 1 - 2 books, $12. 3-4 books, $14. 5-8
books, $16. 10+ books, $18.
Western Australia and Queensland - 1-2 books, $9. 3-4 books,$16. 5-8 books,
$20. 10+ books, $26.
Best to ask for a quote, or better still use a credit card so that actual
postage may be charged.
use Australia Post Airmail for most overseas delivery - generally good
at 5 to 10 days to Europe and USA, and much more secure, and faster, than
seamail which requires additional insurance. Express Post Internatinal
is also available. Note tht Economy Airmail has been discontinued.
If you prepay postage, we credit, or refund you, if the postage is way
in excess of the actual amount.
a book is not available when a pre-payment is made, a full refund will
of course be made.
or credit card details must accompany all orders except those from registered
Companies, Institutes or Government departments enclosing an order form,
or quoting an order number. Prices are accurate at the time of posting
to the Internet but may change without notice. Returns are not accepted
unless goods have been dispatched faulty or prior arrangements are made.
prices quoted in the listing are in Australian Dollars.
customers may like to do a conversion based on their own currency. When
paying by credit card, Australian dollars are converted by the credit authority
using the conversion rate applicable at the time.
THE CHANGING CURRENCY
Australian dollar is a floated currency and changes by the minute. Many
of the books available through Oceans Enterprises are purchased from overseas,
and hence the current dollar rate affects the final retail price of such
titles. We do not increase our prices once a book lot has arrived and paid
for, so prices remain static until we have to reorder. We maintain good
stock levels but some books may have to be ordered in. It is futile to
attempt to recost all titles based on an assummed future exchange rate
- books coming into stock will be recosted based on the exchange rate levied
at the time.
STATEMENT ON THE G.S.T. (Made in 2000).
introduced a Goods and Services Tax on 1 July 2000.
Australian Government through the ACCC is telling the public that no prices
inclusive of the GST should rise by 10% as there are reductions in other
taxes, such as wholesale tax, that will reduce the initial retail exclusive
of GST. This is rubbish. There was, for example, no wholesale taxes on
books. It could be argued that book production will come down because there
is no longer a 22% tax on paper and printing, but guess what - paper and
inks have risen significantly over the past few months due to, so I am
told, the cost of pulp, the low Australian dollar, and "the significant
cost savings that Australian businesses will benefit".
bottom line is that the retail price of books will not drop and indeed
some have risen dramaticaly. And as far as "significant savings being made
for small business" is concerned, give a thought to the significant increase
in person-hours that is required to keep additional records and prepare
the Business Activity Statement. From a personal point of view, I am not
against the G.S.T. per se, but I am disappointed at the false impressions
that the public are getting, particularly when the government has spent
a reported $460 million so far to "educate" us.
PRICING POLICY AND PLEDGE
prices include GST. The title price for an overseas order is not reduced.
The small additionl saving that we make goes into the additional packing
want to provide a good service with value. If you find any of our books
being sold at less than our price by a competitor, please let us know.
This shouldn't happen, but if it does, then we will match or better it.
Our pledge is that you should not have to pay more for your loyalty to
CREDIT CARD POLICY
no circumstancs will your credit card information be given to any person,
and will be used solely by Oceans Enterprises only for the specific purpose
for which it was given. Customers receive a copy of the credit card
processing docket with each transaction.
MAIL ORDER POLICY
no circumstancs will your mailing details be given to any person, and will
be used solely by Oceans Enterprises only for the specific purpose for
which it was given.
proprietor, manger and general dogs-body is Peter Stone.
Stone accepts all responsibility for any undertakings or transactions performed
under the name of Oceans Enterprises.If you would like further details,
link to Who We Are, and Where we Are.