In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
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Orders that need to be sourced from suppliers will take an additional 10 days at least. You will be notified by email if your order is not held in stock.
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We do not ship internationally.
Australia Post have advised that Express Post services are experiencing delays across the country.
The Express Post service does not currently offer next day delivery, however, the service is still the fastest postal service available.
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If your order is lost during delivery we will, depending on availability, send you a replacement once the maximum delivery times has expired. We ask that you contact your local mail centre before contacting us in case your order is being held for you there. All replacement items for lost/damaged products will be dispatched at our cost.
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