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Selecting the Part You Need

We have complete specifications in each product's Datasheet. To ensure that a product will meet your requirements, please read its Datasheet, available in PDF format on every product page of our website. If you have any questions after that, we provide free technical support by email and phone. Our knowledgeable Technical Support team is based at our facilities in Spokane Valley, Washington, US.

Types of Orders: Standard or Special

Our return policy is different for "Standard" and "Special" orders.

  • A "Standard Order" is a quantity of 100 or less for a product listed on our website.
  • A "Special Order" is: (1) any quantity greater than 100, (2) any product not listed on our website, or (3) any customized product.

Order Cancellation

"Standard Orders" may be canceled up until the time the order has been processed. To find out if your order has been processed, please contact us. If your order has not yet processed, we will ask you to immediately email the cancellation request so that we have a written record of it.

"Special Orders" must always be paid in advance and may not be canceled.

Repair or Replacement for Defective Products

Products under warranty may be returned for repair or replacement. For more information on the warranty, please see our limited warranty. Before returning a product, you must obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number.

If you have a product out of warranty that you would like repaired, please contact our Technical Support to discuss.

Returning Non-Defective Products

We will only consider return requests for "Standard Orders" when the request is made within 30 days of delivery. There is a restocking fee of 30% of the purchase price. You can avoid a restocking fee by reviewing your order confirmation to ensure the correct parts have been ordered. Shipping charges are nonrefundable.

"Special Orders" that are not defective cannot be returned.

How to Return a Product

First request an RMA number using our RMA Form. We do not issue RMA numbers by phone or other means. To complete the form you will need the following information:

  1. Part number.
  2. Reason for return.
  3. Original invoice or order number.
  4. Contact information to send a repaired product or replacement (if needed):
    • Company or individual name
    • Complete shipping address
    • Area code and phone number for FedEx delivery

Submitting the request will create a ticket in our web-based support system. We will email you an invitation to login there so you may keep up with progress on your ticket. Our staff will then either issue an RMA number in the ticket, ask you for more information, or offer to help you resolve a technical problem so that the product does not need to be returned. You will need to login to the ticket system in order to view our responses and communicate with us on the ticket.

Once an RMA number is issued, it is valid for 15 working days. Issuance of an RMA number does not mean the return is approved, only that we will process the request in accordance with our return policy.

Products must arrive here in the same condition as when you received them. To protect your return, please review our guide on how to package LCD modules and electronics to prevent ESD and physical damage.

You are responsible for return shipping and insurance. Please make sure your RMA number is on the shipping label and on any documents you include with the product.

After we receive the product, we inspect it to determine the cause of any defect, then update your ticket with our findings. This process usually takes five business days.

RMA replacement products typically ship via FedEx Economy. If you require faster shipping, please tell us in your ticket. We can charge you for the difference between a faster method and the FedEx Economy rate.

What is covered under warranty and for how long?

All products are covered under our limited warranty, which provides:

  1. All products are free of functional defects for a period of one year from the date of shipment.
  2. All products are free of visual defects and missing parts for a period of 30 days from the date of shipment.

If a product was damaged during shipping or the order is incorrect, you must notify us within 2 days of receipt.

What is not covered?

Warranty is void and no repair or replacement is granted under the following conditions:

  • Evidence of mechanical stress to parts including but not limited to:
    • Damaged or broken glass or touch screen.
    • Damaged conductors/components.
    • Damaged polarizer.
    • Damaged mounting holes.
    • Parts tampered with by grinding, engraving, drilling, cutting or applying coatings of any kind.
  • Addition or removal of components.
  • Evidence of damage caused by applying incorrect voltage.
  • Evidence of damage caused by operating outside of specified temperature range.
  • Evidence of damage caused by electrostatic discharge (ESD). 

What if I have a defective product under warranty?

We will, at our option, either (a) repair the product using new or refurbished parts, or (b) replace the product with a new or refurbished product. "Refurbished" means a component that has been returned to its original specifications. We do not give refunds, credit memos, or allow offsets against outstanding invoices.

How do I make a warranty claim?

For warranty service, you must begin by requesting a Return Material Authorization number (RMA).

Disclaimer of Unstated Warranties

The warranty described above is the only warranty applicable to our products. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE DISCLAIMED.

Limitation of Liability

CRYSTALFONTZ'S LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, UNDER ANY WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY THE CUSTOMER. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL CRYSTALFONTZ BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

Shipping Carriers

We ship worldwide from the State of Washington, United States. FedEx is our preferred shipper. FedEx has excellent customer service, fast and dependable delivery, and competitive international rates. If you have your own FedEx account, we can ship your order using that account. For more information (including package tracking, guarantees, and liability) call 1-800-GOFEDEX (1-800-463-3339) or visit http://www.fedex.com.

During checkout, you may use the "Special Instructions" field to request a different shipping carrier. We will ship via USPS for domestic orders less than $100. For orders over $100, or shipping outside the US, we will ship by UPS or DHL only if you provide us with your UPS or DHL account number. When requesting one of these other carriers, please also specify a shipping method, such as "UPS Ground" or "USPS Priority."

If you'd like to ship with a carrier other than UPS, FedEx, or DHL, a $25.00 handling fee will be applied. This includes freight forwarders.

Insurance

All shipments are insured unless the customer requests that it not be insured using the "Special Instructions" field.

Shipping Times

Most orders placed by 2pm Eastern Time (11am Pacific) Monday through Friday will be shipped the same day. Orders placed after that ship the following business day. Our company holiday schedule may delay shipping and technical support services. Shipments may also be delayed by address errors or package re-routing.

Charge for Packages Returned or Rerouted

In addition to the original shipping cost, we charge you for packages returned to us or that require rerouting when caused by your error (for example, providing an incorrect shipping address) or refusal of a package.

Rates

A shipping cost estimate is displayed during online checkout based on the "Ship to" address you provide. If that estimate is significantly higher than the actual cost determined after your order is packed, we will notify you by email and wait for your approval before shipping. If significantly lower, we will reduce your shipping charge. If you would like a FedEx "Saturday Delivery" for an additional fee of $10.00, please use the "Special Instructions" field of checkout to request it.

Typical shipping charges for small orders (one pound or less) to Europe range from $30.00 to $70.00 depending on the country, and $24.00 to Canada (both International Priority). The same package shipping within the US would range from $10 for Ground to $40 for Overnight.

Delivery Signature Options

US Business Addresses: We use the FedEx shipping option "Direct Signature Required" (no fee). If you wish to change this (for example, "Hold at FedEx Location"), please contact FedEx directly. If you choose the "Deliver Without a Signature" option, neither we nor FedEx will refund or replace lost or damaged items.

US Residential Addresses (including home-based business): We use the FedEx shipping option "Delivery Without Signature." If you prefer a signature to be required, please read about those options on the FedEx website and request it from us in the "Special Instructions" field during online checkout. Fees vary.

Exports / All Addresses Outside US: We ship via FedEx International Priority with "Signature Required" for all locations.

Customs and Import Duties

Customs fees and import duties for exports are your responsibility. We cannot predict or prepay these fees. We will charge you for any duties or customs fees erroneously charged to us. We mark our customs forms with Trade Code 8531.20.0020 (for LCD's) and 8544.42.2900 (for Cables). We will not mark a package as a "gift" or falsify values.

For all payment methods, if there is any problem, we will email or call you.

Inside the US

For all amounts, we accept:

  • Purchase Order (PO)

    If we approve your credit application, you may place a PO with "net 30" terms, except for "Special Orders," which require advanced payment. Late fees may be charged on balances more than 30 days overdue.

    Please send your PO in PDF format to sales@crystalfontz.com. If you cannot create a PDF, please send an OpenOffice (.ODT), Microsoft Word (.DOC), or Microsoft Excel (.XLS) document. Or, fax to (509) 892-1203.

    Changes or cancellations of POs must be in writing and be received within 1 week of the date we received the original PO.

  • Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards
  • Check or money order
  • Bank wire transfer (add $35.00 wire fee)
  • ACH electronic fund transfer
  • PayPal®

For orders less than $200:

  • PayPal


Outside the US

For orders of US$100.00 or more, we require:

  • Wire Transfer (add US$35.00 wire fee)

For orders less than US$100:

  • Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards
  • PayPal

Stock levels are based on an item's sales history. We fill most small quantity orders immediately. Backorder notices with estimated availability dates are updated on our website daily. If an item goes out of stock after you order it, we will contact you. For large quantity orders, please call or email us to check availability. Some items may require 60 to 90 days lead time.

Orders over 500 pieces require 50% advance payment.

Orders over 1000 pieces require 100% advance payment.

Products ship directly from our Spokane Valley, Washington, U.S. facilities.

We offer quantity discounts and allow two ship dates for a single order within a 60-day timeframe. For example, an order of 500 pieces with instructions to ship half now and half next month will qualify for the 500 piece quantity discount price.

We understand the importance of engineering samples but to keep our pricing as low as possible we do not offer them for free. Instead, we offer single piece ordering to accommodate our customers' needs for design purposes.

Prices are listed in US Dollars and are subject to change without notice.

Orders over 500 pieces require 50% advance payment.

Orders over 1000 pieces require 100% advance payment.

If your shipping address is within the State of Washington, we will charge state sales tax unless you provide a tax exempt (reseller) ID number.

Our Commitment to Your Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. We do not share your personal information with outside parties except as is necessary to process your order and when required by law. The personal information is transmitted securely using industry standard e-commerce security technology known as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption.

Types of Personal Information We Collect

To process an order, we require your name, shipping address, billing address, email address, phone number, and payment information. A fax number is optional. We keep a history of your transactions.

How We Use Your Personal Information

We use your email address only to send order confirmation and shipping information, to reply to emails that you send us, and for opt-in mailing lists (such as Parts Change Notifications) to which you may subscribe. We contact you only if a question arises regarding your orders or to give you information relating to your orders.

How We Use Cookies

As is done with most websites, when you visit our website, we ask your browser to store a "cookie" on your computer's hard drive. This cookie allows us to distinguish you from other visitors to our site, making it possible for us to assist your website navigation, track items in your shopping cart, and remember information so you don't have to re-enter it. To order online, your browser must accept our cookie.

If you have questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please contact us.