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Privacy Policy

Square Deal Recordings & Supplies has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination policies for our company.

Customer Information

Ordering from our site requires customers to give us information such as name, e-mail, payment information, and postal address so that we may properly ship and bill purchases. Information gathered from this web site is NEVER shared with other companies, sold, or in any way revealed. The only time this information will be used (other than above) is mail from us and will never be used if the customer has indicated to us that they do not wish to be solicited.


The shopping cart and online ordering portions of our site do not work with cookies disabled. Our site uses cookies to keep track of your shopping cart and to store some of your viewing preferences such as items per page and thumbnail size. We do not store any personal information in cookies, nor do we share these cookies with anyone!


Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving product information from us. You can opt-out by sending e-mail to the following address:

Retail Policies

Shipping & Handling Charges

Shipping & Handling Charges

All of our shipping costs include both shipping and handling.

Our shipping costs are determined automatically as you add items to your cart. To see the shipping costs for the items in your cart, go to the bottom of the My Cart page. If you haven't already, enter your country and postal code (USA only) and shipping options will be shown below the list of items.

We also offer UPS shipping rates based upon actual rates. To see the cost for shipping an order via UPS, go to the shopping cart and the UPS cost will be displayed at the bottom of the page. If it is not there, go to the Settings page and make sure your zip code is correct.

Shipping Over/undercharges

If on the rare occasion our shipping calculator isn't very accurate, we will do one of the following:

If we charged to too much, we will adjust the overcharge before charging your card & shipping the order. If the overcharge is on a pre-paid order, we will enclose a coupon for the overcharge. This happens almost exclusively for international orders since the shipping calculations for domestic orders are very accurate while the international calculations aren't as accurate.
If we didn't charge you nearly enough to ship your order, we'll email you with the corrected shipping charge and ask if you still want us to send your order with the new rate. Your order will not be shipped (and credit cards will not be charged) until you reply. This happens very rarely and we do our best to avoid this situation.
In general, shipping adjustments are rare. We'd much rather get on with our lives and ship the next order than worry about our shipping cost being accurate to within a penny.


YOU ARE NOT CHARGED FOR ANY ITEMS NOT SHIPPED!!!!! If we are unable to fill your order completely, your charge card is only billed for the amount we shipped you. If prepaid, we will issue a refund check and enclose with your order for the balance due.

Marking Codes & Other Catalog Information

When you receive your order, you might notice that we have marked it according to the following codes.

O/S - This means we are currently out of stock
N/A - This means it is no longer available
L/C - This means you got our last copy (lucky you!)
T/O - Temporarily Out - We are out of stock with no rapid restocking available. Please reorder in 60 days or more

Supplementary product information - this will appear in the description of the product

* - We have only a limited supply. (appears at the end of the title)
** - Less than 25 of this selection. (appears at the end of the title or next to the price)
.... - Self titled (ie. METALLICA - Metallica is shown as METALLICA - ....)
N/C - Not cut - a stock "clean" copy.
w/ - With or Featuring
w/s - With the hit single
Cut-Out(CDs, LPs, Cassettes) - This means it has a mark, either a circle or a slash, cut out of the packaging of the product by the manufacturer at time of discontinuing the title. Cut out marks on sound recordings are guaranteed to never affect playability of the item.
Cut-Out(for patches & stickers) - This means the patch or sticker is not a square, oval, circle, or rectangle - it is actually cut out to the shape of the design so it does not have a big clear or white background.

Guarantee and Disclaimers

All digital products (CD's, DVD's, Videogames) are guaranteed to be digitally perfect. If it doesn't work, return it for a prompt exchange (If we are out of stock, we will issue a credit). Digital products are warranteed against defects for 30 days.

All analog sound recordings are fully guaranteed against major defects and or damage that impair playability. After reading the guidelines simply return any defective product to us and we will promptly replace it with the same selection or issue a credit. Defective recordings must be returned within 5 days of receipt.

Please be fair when judging the quality of the older recordings (re: vinyl). Records are NOT perfect.....please do not return items with minor warps, minimal surface noise, or an occasional pop. We sell records and tapes, we do not manufacture them. Most of our records and tapes are not available through regular sources and may be irreplaceable.

We originally primarily sold Cut-Outs and Discontinued Sound Recordings. Many of our sealed vinyl selections may have a cut or drill mark on the packaging. Only items marked with [N/C] in the description are guaranteed to not have a cut or drill mark. Marks on packaging are guaranteed not to affect the playability of sound recordings.

All other merchandise is fully guaranteed and any damage will be promptly replaced or credited.

Bad Checks & Declined Credit Cards


Wholesale Inquiries

Wholesale inquiries from bona fide retailers and distributors are welcome! Please contact us at with your business information and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Questions About Delays

YOU CAN TRACK THE STATUS OF YOUR ORDER ONLINE by logging in and going to the Order History page. You currently cannot view which items were filled online, but you can see if your order is still being pulled or if it has shipped.

IF YOUR ORDER STILL SAYS "BEING PULLED" OR "PULLED", please be patient. We normally take 2 to 5 business days to ship an order. 8-Track and vinyl orders usually take 3 to 10 working days to be shipped. Also, please check your "spam filter" and make sure addresses from are accepted - many times we have tried to contact a buyer only to receive no response.

If you picked UPS or USPS PRIORITY MAIL: Please email us with your name and order number and we will see what the problem is and email you back.
If you picked USPS, or FLAT RATE: Please wait 2 weeks before contacting us. We are in California and via first class or media mail orders can take 2 weeks to reach the east coast. If it has been over 2 weeks since ship date, please email us with your name and order number and we will research it and get back to you.

Please do not just email with just the question "where is my order" - we need an order number, or complete name & ship to address to find your order. See "Missing Order" section for further help. What information would help? -Order Number -Order date -Payment type -Items you ordered -Order type -Method of ordering (internet, us mail, etc.) -Any shipping instructions you requested

Please note - if you paid with a personal check there is an additional 2 week delay for funds to "clear" before we even pull or ship your order! Credit card, Paypal, or Money Orders are recommended over personal checks.

Problems With Orders

IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE ORDER, BUT HAVE A PROBLEM: Please include a copy of your original order. Tell us clearly what the problem is, we will solve it! If you email us, state information clearly in your email. We will often still need the information mailed to us to finally solve your problem.

Damaged Merchandise And Packages

If anything in your order has been damaged during shipping, please report it to the carrier (Parcel Post or United Parcel Service) at once. Hold the package and its contents in the same condition in which they were received until an inspection has been made. Save the original shipping carton! If a package shows damage that appears to affect playability of your LPs, please refuse it. It will be shipped back to us and we will immediately file a claim, and if possible, reship your order to you.

Missing Orders

All orders placed on our website have insurance included. If your order has not arrived by the delivery date indicated when you run the tracking on or, please feel free to contact us and we will look into it!

USPS Orders: They make everyone wait 30 days from date of shipment before they will consider a package lost. Even if you paid for an expedited service, such as Priority Mail. We feel they should have more accountability and take more responsibility than that, but alas, they get to do what they want. After 30 days we can file an insurance claim for a missing package, which usually gets resolved in around 2 weeks.

UPS Orders: If your order arrives later than the delivery date stated on the tracking - we can probably get you your ENTIRE freight cost back through UPS! Quite the opposite of USPS - which is why we always recommend UPS shipping. If your order arrived late, damaged or missing - please contact us at: or (805) 543-3636 ext. 0 for Customer Service. Be sure to have your order number handy. If your package is damaged, please make sure to save all packaging until your issue is resolved.

Returning Merchandise To Us

Please read our section on warranties.

If you feel that you need to make a return, please follow these guidelines:

1. Identify all defectives with a sticker or pieces of paper describing the nature of the defect (i.e. major warp, bad surface noise 1st cut, skips 2nd cut side 1 etc.). Returns cannot be accepted unless the defect is clearly marked and is verifiable.
2. Return merchandise via Parcel Post 4th class special rate INSURED. (This is cheapest or by other carrier of your choice.)
3. Returns must be made within 5 days of receipt of the order (misshipped items and defective sound recordings). Defective digital products (CD's, DVD's, Videogames) must be returned within 30 days.
4. We are unable to issue credit for any returned items that have been opened and are not defective*. If you receive an item that you did order but no longer want, you may return it unopened for a credit voucher. For this transaction, there is $2.00 exchange charge. Please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
5. If we have shipped the wrong item due to our mistake we will credit you for postage (4th class rate, parcel post) and will ship you the correct item at our expense. Please enclose a brief explanation of the problem along with a copy of your original order.

*Inmates: We realize that many institutions open all packages upon parcel receipt . If your product is opened and is defective or the wrong item (ie. we have made a mistake and shipped the wrong item), please don't play it. Please return it following the above instructions.

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