Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Are My Prices So Low?
I work out of my home. I don't have a shop in some strip mall somewhere that I have to pay rent and another set of bills to maintain it. This allows me to keep my prices down.
What Is My Turn Average Around Time?
My average turn around time is 60 to 90 days or so for most clock movements. This is just an average time frame. Sometimes I get them finished a little earlier or a little later depending on how much work I have in or if I have any extra problems develop with your clock movement.
Please pay with either Debit Card, Credit Card, or PayPal before mailing your clock movement. If you prefer to pay by Check or Money Order, Please Make The Check or Money Order Out To -Brian Scobee- And Send It Along With Your Clock Movement.
Why Is Payment Due Up Front?
I have acquired numerous clock movements that were sent to me to be rebuilt and the people decided to back out of the deal after I had already completed the work and sent notice that payment was due. By requiring the payment be paid up front, I no longer have this problem.
Return Shipping is included in the price.
Most clock movements are shipped USPS Priority Mail.
Larger clock movements are shipped FedEx Ground.
Please contact me if you are outside the continental 48 states.
Do You Accept Work From Canada?
I do accept work from Canada, if you are willing to pay the extra shipping cost. Please contact me about the shipping cost first. It costs a lot more to ship from the U.S. to Canada than it does from Canada to the U.S.. A lot more.
Do You Sell Clock Parts?
I am sorry, I do -not- sell parts.
Can I Send You My Entire Clock?
I would rather you send me your clock movement only. It is much easier and safer to mail a clock movement than the entire clock. Should you need assistance removing your clock movement from it's case, or reinstalling it after it has been repaired, I can walk you through the process over the phone.
Please follow the packing instructions to ensure that your clock movement arrives safely and undamaged. Please wrap your clock movement with several layers of bubble wrap. Place your clock movement in a box that is large enough so that it is completely surrounded with tightly packed packing peanuts.
New Movement -vs- Rebuilding My Movement?
No matter how old or new your clock is, it is always better to keep it's original movement. Whether it is an antique, vintage, or modern clock, your clock will always be more valuable if it has it's original movement.
How Long Will My Rebuilt Movement Last?
My rebuilt movements tend to last around eight to ten years. Proper maintenance, such as having the movement cleaning and oiling every few years, can significantly extend the lifespan of the movement. And down the road, when your clock wears out again, it can be rebuilt again.
Don't See Your Clock Movement Listed?
If you don't see your clock movement listed, or if your not sure you have the correct repair service, send me a picture of your clock movement. I'll either direct you to the correct repair service or I'll send you back a quote.