Dept 56 Real Plastic Snow Factory + Delivering Plastic Snow North Pole Village For Sale
Dept 56 REAL PLASTIC SNOW FACTORY + DELIVERING PLASTIC SNOW North Pole Village
Elves who work at the “Real Plastic Snow Factory” hold fast to the belief that no two snowflakes are exactly alike and they make sure it’s true of their own product… The elves admit business is always hectic because rush deliveries are the norm more than the exception… However, packaging the snow is made easier because no freezing method for transport is required…
The accessory “Delivering Real Plastic Snow” is included in this listing… Heave ho! Delivering frosty flakes of plastic snow is an avalanche of fun for this hard-working elf!
Both items are brand new in the box from dealer stock and have only been removed for photos. Our inspection revealed no chips, cracks, repairs or other flaws. No pieces are missing from the boxes. The last two photos are stock. Others are of the actual items you will receive.
Payment is expected within 3 days of sale close. Contact us for an adjusted combined invoice if you purchase multiple sales. All items are insured and are shipped using your choice of USPS Priority Mail or FedEx Overnight Delivery, USPS Parcel Select or FedEx Ground. FREE SHIPPING offer applies to the 48 contiguous United States. If you live in Alaska or Hawaii, please contact us for a discounted rate. Please message us if you have questions.
Item Name & Item #: REAL PLASTIC SNOW FACTORY #56.56403 and
DELIVERING REAL PLASTIC SNOW #56.56435
Manufacturer/Series: Department 56 — North Pole Village Series
Year(s) Produced: Bldg Dec 1998 thru Dec 2001; Acc Dec 1998 thru May 2001
Materials: Hand-painted Porcelain
Measurements (W x D x H): Bldg 9½ x 6 x 8½” and Acc 2½ x 1½ x 2¼”
Unpacked Weight: 4 pounds
Original Box/Sleeve: Included
Light Cord/Adapter: Included for Building
Replacement Bulb: Standard 6 watts 120volt bulb — Dept 56 #56.99244
Eligible for Combined Shipping: Yes
Inspection Report: (identified defects, if any, are listed below)
Item Overall Condition: New In Box (NIB)
Scratches, Chips, Cracks and Crazing: None Observed
Repairs: None Observed
Mechanical (lights, animation, sound etc): None Observed
Condition of Packaging: Some shelf wear (see photo)
Each Department 56 piece is handcrafted of ceramic, individually hand painted, and
then fired with a matte finish. Cast into the mold is the Department 56 logo
— your guarantee of authenticity.
Every year pieces are retired and the molds broken leaving room for new pieces
that capture the heart and spirit of Santa’s North Pole.
Good Luck and Happy offerding!
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If you place a offer, we assume you have read and agree to the sections that follow.
Payment is expected within three (3) days of sale close through PayPal using eCheck, credit/debit card or bank account. Payment for Buy-It-Now purchases is due immediately upon completing the transaction. All payments and subsequent shipments must use the verified PayPal address for that account. We reserve the right to refuse any order that is paid through PayPal but does not use a verified address. We also reserve the right to refuse any offer from an er with a negative response score. If this is your situation, please contact us before you place your offer.
Regrettably, sometimes we have had to file a non-payment dispute when buyers choose not to pay for the items they have won/purchased. It is always our first choice to complete a transaction in a pleasant and friendly manner and we attempt to work with buyers who contact us with a conflict. If no contact is made within the 3 day period, we will be forced to file a non-payment dispute and the item will be relisted on .
Buyers who wish to pick up merchandise in person will be permitted to pay with cash, cashiers checks or another acceptable method. Please contact us via s messaging system at sale close to make arrangements. For your own protection, please do not mail cash.
Occasionally, since permits only PayPal as a form of payment, buyers without a PayPal account will not be permitted to place a offer. This might happen if a buyer lives locally and prefers to pick up an item AND does not have a PayPal account. If this is the situation, a buyer needs to contact us via s messaging system. We can over-ride this stipulation and permit his/her participation in our sale.
Arizona residents will be charged sales tax for all items at the time of checkout unless a tax exemption certificate is supplied.
All items will be shipped within 1 business day of receiving payment unless buyer is contacted via s messaging system. Since most items are quite fragile, insurance is included for all shipments. We pack items carefully but cannot be responsible for their care or loss once they are picked up by the carrier. The shipping charges calculated on are for the 48 contiguous United States only. If you live in Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico, please contact us via s messaging system to get an estimate of shipping charges.
Shipping, insurance costs and the delivery confirmation are the actual fees charged by the carrier for the zip code of the winning buyer. Shipping charges are non-negotiable. If a buyer is not willing to assume these costs, that buyer should not participate in our sales. We make no profit on shipping charges.
Please contact us via s messaging system with your specific questions or concerns.
computes shipping based on weight and zip code of both seller and buyer. Generally, these charges are accurate for a single item. If multiple items are won or purchased, please do NOT pay the generated invoices for each item. Contact us via s messaging system and we will generate a combined invoice for you. Once individual invoices are paid, combined shipping cannot be arranged.
Shipping costs are computed based upon the total weight without regard for measurements or the number of items using 's system. Their combined invoice automatically charges that amount regardless of the size of box needed to combine items. Obviously, the larger the box needed, the higher USPS, UPS or FedEx charges will be. The final result can be a weight and/or size that is neither cost effective for the buyer nor safe for the items being shipped. Consequently, while we are always interested in saving money on shipping costs for our customers, we must reserve the right to make the final determination regarding combined shipping.
Standard shipping is by USPS Priority Mail orUSPS Parcel Select plus delivery confirmation and insurance. If an item is particularly large or heavy, UPS Ground or FedEx Ground may be used. FedEx Standard Overnight Delivery is offered for customers requesting 's "Get It Fast" option.
Combined Shipping is offered to buyers who win or purchase multiple items within the same week (7 consecutive days), unless the listing description states otherwise. Some items are particularly large or fragile so shipping them with other items may jeopardize their safety during the shipping process. When we prepare a listing we attempt to identify items that cannot be easily shipped with other items. The winning buyer should ALWAYS wait for our combined invoice so we can verify the exact shipping cost. The size of the box required to ship multiple items together may be unrealistic to saving shipping costs to some zip codes. We must reserve the right to determine the best method to ship multiple items.
USPS Flat Rate Shipping is set for a particular size of box. If multiple items will fit in the box without jeopardizingthe items, add $1.00 for each additional item after the first item. If a larger box is needed, the price will increase accordingly.
We ship internationally if the purchased item qualifies for the Global Shipping Program offered by .
All items are described to the best of our ability. We have been collectors for a long time ourselves, so we try to look at each individual piece as if we were acquiring it personally. Please contact us with any questions prior to offerding.
All sales are final unless an item is grossly misrepresented in the listing. If the item is not as described, we will be happy to offer you a full refund of your purchase price. To receive an authorization to return an item(s), you must contact us within three (3) days of item receipt (determined by the Delivery Confirmation). After receiving your return authorization from us, you will be responsible for shipping the item(s) back to us and will be eligible to receive your refund when we have received the item(s) back and have inspected it(them). Once the return authorization is generated, you will have fourteen (14) days to return the item.
Please be advised there may be a restocking fee applied to your refund if you purchase an item that is listed as Never Removed From Box (NRFB), proceed to open it and then decide to return it. That item cannot be resold under the NRFB classification because value is lost by the act of opening the sealed packaging. Based on this policy the Return System will automatically reduce the refund by the designated restocking fee.
All items being returned must include all original packaging, accessories, and documentation. Buyer must ship item(s) back with delivery confirmation using the same shipping method as was initially used to send the item(s). Items returned without prior authorization will be refused. Buyer assumes all non-refundable shipping costs.
While we make every effort to pack items carefully and securely, occasionally an item could be broken during shipment. Broken items have been insured and will necessitate the buyer contacting us so we can initiate a claim. We also photograph all items prior to shipping as proof of condition (with the exception of NRFB items as noted). We are NOT responsible for the handling items may receive after they have left our hands.
Thank you for taking a look at our sale items! We have been members of since 2001, but previously have only participated from the buying side of the tracks. As buyers, we are very proud of our 100% positive 5-star rating. We feel that our buying experience has made us keenly aware of what buyers are looking for with regard to both product and service. Please offer with complete confidence that your satisfaction is our primary focus.
It is our goal to offer for sale ONLY the highest quality items and collectibles ranging from Never Removed From Box (NRFB) to New (NIB) to Mint (MIB)or Excellent Used Condition (EUC) to Good (G) condition. We have attempted to supply a scale for grading the items that appear in our sales. It follows further down in this section.
We take great pride in offering a fine assortment of collectibles from many varied and creative sources; however, we are not experts on every item we sell. Therefore, our descriptions are based in part on information provided to us from a number of different sources, including consignors, outside experts, and reference guides. We are happy to provide whatever information that we have available. Please do not wait until after you have placed a offer or the sale has ended before you ask a question. As much as 24-36 hours may be needed to answer your enquiries.
Please examine all photos carefully. They are provided to give the best representation of the item that is possible. If requested, additional photos can usually be provided. Be assured that the item in the photos is the item that you will receive if you are the winning buyer. Unless otherwise stated, you are offerding only on the item(s) described in the listing. Props may be used in photographs and are not included unless specifically identified.
Used Items : We carefully describe each used item to the best of our ability. Cosmetic appearance typically leads to very subjective grading and condition estimates. Therefore, we take as many detailed photos as we think are necessary to show buyers the condition as we see it ourselves. While every effort is made to accurately describe each item offered for sale thus eliminating any surprises to the buyer by fully disclosing any exceptions to condition, all our items are offered "as is". Before offerding, it is the responsibility of the buyer to contact us for additional information if they feel we are not clear with a particular description.
Items are inspected before listing and are completely operable and without damage unless specified in the listing. If you receive an item damaged, please be sure to retain ALL original packing material until a claim has been made with the shipper. If multiple items are in the damaged shipment, be aware that both damaged and undamaged items must be presented to the carrier at the time of the claim.
Item Condition Grading Scale
Never Removed From Box (NRFB) - The Manufacturer?s seal has NOT been broken; no human hands have touched the item since it left the factory. These items are never removed from the box (NRFB). They are NOT tested with regard to operability and all parts are presumed to be included and unbroken. Condition of item is presumed to be perfect. We do NOT inspect or photograph these items. Stock photos are used for these listings unless packaging needs to be shown. Please be advised that once an item in this classification has been opened by the buyer, there may be a restocking fee if it is returned because it cannot be resold under the NRFB classification.
New-In-Box (NIB) - Item is not sealed but was NOT pre-owned and was never displayed, has no breakage, chipped paint, crazing or missing parts. If originally manufactured with lights, animation and/or sound, these functions are fully operational.
Mint-In-Box (MIB) - Item was pre-owned and was seemingly displayed; however it has no breakage, chipped paint, crazing or missing parts. If originally manufactured with lights, animation and/or sound, these options are fully functional.
Excellent Used Condition (EUC) - Item has been used, but is still in good working order. While some wear may be evident, no major pieces are missing or broken (could require a bit of re-gluing). Item may be a bit dusty. If originally manufactured with lights, animation and/or sound, these functions MAY NOT be fully operational. These items are not eligible for return.
Good (G) - Item has been used and shows some wear. Marks or scratches may be evident. Item is not broken beyond usage, but may have a more serious flaw, such as a large, prominent chip, a missing part that cannot be included in the box, lack of sound, animation and/or lighting, or crazing. If an item has been repaired, it falls into this category. These items are not eligible for return.
Poor (P) - No items that we consider to be unusable by the purchaser are offered for sale.
Condition of Packaging
A box or sleeve may have shelf wear or some Styrofoam scuffs, but no significant flaws unless specifically identified in the listing?s Item Description and/or photos.
Please contact us through the messaging system. We will make every effort to answer all questions as quickly as possible. Since we sell many items on consignment, occasionally we need to speak with the consignor to get an accurate answer for you. An appropriate response to your request may take 24-36 hours.
We understand the importance of positive response to both buyers and sellers. As a seller, we strive for a 5-Star 100% positive rating. If you are not pleased for any reason, we ask that before leaving negative response, you give us the opportunity to resolve your issue. Communication is vital to the successful completion of any transaction.
As a winning buyer, if you liked the product and appreciated the service you received, please leave positive response for us. Once we know that all went well with the transaction, we will certainly reciprocate by leaving response for you as well. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us through ?s messaging system. Again, communication is the key to successful transactions.
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Dept 56 Real Plastic Snow Factory + Delivering Plastic Snow North Pole Village: $95