FAQ October 02 2014

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How do I return an item?

We gladly accept returns within 30 days for new, resalable items and we do not charge a restocking fee. You can request a refund, store credit, or exchange your item for another. Please contact us for more information.

If you wish to cancel your order, you must do so before the order is shipped. We normally ship within 24 hours of receiving your order.

What methods of shipping do you use?

We ship from California via the following methods:
  • UPS - Ground, 3-Day Select, Second-Day-Air, Next-Day-Air
  • USPS - First Class Mail, Priority Mail, Express Mail

UPS Ground can take 1 to 5 business days for US domestic addresses. (1-2 business days within California).
Domestic Priority Mail can take 2-3 business days.
Express Mail can take 1-2 business days and weekend delivery is available to most destinations in the US.

We accept international orders, Global Priority usually arrives in about 1 week but can be delayed in Customs.
Global Express should arrive within 2 days unless delayed by Customs.

Will you sell my information?

No. You can review our Privacy Policy if you like.

Will the sticky-pads on your car emblems damage my car's surface?

If you are concerned about the sticky pads on the backs of our emblems marring the surface of your car when you remove them, read on.

The adhesive is "permanent" in the sense that it will not disintegrate and cause your favorite car emblem to fall off on the highway somewhere. Most reports we've had of lost car emblems describe forced removal by disrespectful folks who disagree with what they think a car emblem means. As long as the car emblem is not forceably removed, and the underlying surface is in good condition there is no cause for worry.

To correctly liberate a car emblem from an automobile's painted surface

This procedure assumes that the underlying surface is in good condition (meaning you didn't attach your car emblem to a primer-only surface or cracked and peeling paint, etc. ;).

Get some rubber cement thinner, some cotton swabs or an eye-dropper, and a rag.

1. Hold the rag against the surface below the site where your emblem is attached to catch drips. Dip a cotton swab or the eye-dropper in rubber cement thinner and dab it (or dribble it) around the top and behind the attached emblem. Try to saturate the area between the emblem and the surface where the emblem is attached. Catch any thinner run-off with the rag.

2. After a few minutes, try to gently rock the emblem off the surface. It should come of reasonably easily. If not, soak it with some more rubber cement thinner.

3. Once the emblem has been removed, saturate any sticky-pad residue with more rubber cement thinner. You should be able to wipe it all off.

Optional: remove sticky-pad residue from the back of your newly liberated car emblem. If you remove it, you can re-apply the emblem to another surface with your own sticky-pad material. You can get it at most variety and hardware stores.

What's up with that strange skeleton/fish/pirate symbol on some of your products?

In his book "Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster" Bobby Henderson suggests that the effects of global warming are inversely proportional to the dwindling number of pirates in the world. Many individuals or "pastafarians" who subscribe to the teachings of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (see below) are also fiercely dedicated to stopping global warming and have adopted alternative personas in an effort to increase the number of pirates in the world and thereby help reduce and eventually stop global warming. The "pirate fish" logo is a symbol of this movement and hope for the world.

What is the "Flying Spaghetti Monster?"

From Wikpedia: The Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) is a deity of a parody religion founded by computer scientist Bobby Henderson in 2005 as a protest to the decision by the Kansas State Board of Education to require the teaching of intelligent design creationism as an alternative to biological evolution. In an open letter on his website, Henderson professes belief in a supernatural Creator entity that resembles spaghetti and meatballs called the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and calls for Pastafarianism to be taught in science classrooms, essentially invoking a reductio ad absurdum argument against the teaching of Intelligent Design.

The followers of The Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) call themselves Pastafarians, a portmanteau of pasta and Rastafarian.

What is the "Invisible Pink Unicorn?"

From Wikpedia: The Invisible Pink Unicorn (IPU) is the goddess of a satiric parody religion aimed at theistic beliefs, which takes the form of a unicorn that is paradoxically both invisible and pink. These attributes serve to satirize the apparent contradictions in properties which some attribute to a theistic God.

The IPU is commonly used to highlight the perceived fallacious or arbitrary nature of supernatural beliefs by, for example, replacing the word "God" in any theistic statement with "Invisible Pink Unicorn". A quote from the alt.atheism FAQ sums up this use of the Invisible Pink Unicorn:

The point of this silliness is to prod the theist into remembering that their preaching is likely to be viewed by atheists as having all the credibility and seriousness of [the atheists'] preaching about the IPU...

It is accepted that there are no actual believers in this mock goddess, but it has become popular, especially on atheist web sites and on-line discussion forums, to feign belief in her both for the sake of humor and as a form of critique or satire of theistic belief. These professions of faith also serve to demonstrate the difficulty of refuting avowals of belief in phenomena outside human perception.