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Payment, Layaway & Returns


Sands of Time accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, checks, bank transfer or international money orders in US dollars. Items are dispatched within 24 hours during normal gallery hours upon notification of cleared funds.
Sands of Time offer a very flexible layaway payment plan for all objects offered for sale on our website.  Here's how it works:
  • Deposit:  A deposit of 15% of the total price is required upon purchase.  
  • Checkout:  Order through our website and select the "layaway" option at checkout.
  • Flexibility:   You are not restricted to a set monthly payment; pay what you wish when you wish, however your balance must be paid within six months of the order date or you risk forfeiture.
  • Title:  Property title remains with Sands of Time Antiquities, Inc. until payment is made in full.
  • Shipment:  Once payment is complete, we will ship your order by the next business day.  
Should you cancel your layaway purchase, a 15% restocking-fee will apply. You may also exchange or trade-up your item purchased but the restocking fee for the original purchase will still apply.  If you would like to take advantage of our layaway system or would like to discuss an alternative option that better suits your budget, please contact us via e-mail or call 1-202-342-0518.  


Any item may be returned within 14 days of receipt for a full refund or credit towards another item in our gallery providing we determine the item to be in “as purchased” condition.  If requesting a refund, a 15% restocking fee will be applicable to cover shipping, credit card processing fees and administrative costs.