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CLOCK BUYING TIPS

 
  Q. Where are the best places to find a clock?
 
Q. What's important when purchasing a clock?
 
We treasure your heirlooms like they were our own
 
 
 
  Q. Do you need my key for estimates or repairs?  
So why is it called a Grandfather Clock?
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  Q. O.K., now that I've found the clock of my dreams, how do I ship it to Jackson's Clock Works for repair?
   
  Q. How much will it cost to repair my clock?
 
  1. Most people would love to find one at the home of a grandparent, parent or other, relative, but not everyone has that option. The Internet auctions, such as Ebay ®, Antique Stores, live auctions and rummage sales are a great way to find the ideal clock to become the family heirloom.
  1. What's important when purchasing a clock?
  1. After the location for the clock has been determined, measure the area. Knowing how much room is available makes it easier to determine type and size clock for best fit. A mantel clock needs a resting place while a floor clock needs plenty of room from the floor on up. It's a good idea to check clock books or Internet sites to become familiar with the various styles of clocks available.
  1. Once a clock is chosen, what then?
  1. Even if the price appears to be right, keep in mind that most clocks are sold "as is". The clock may be running at the time of purchase, but once the clock is brought home, it may stop running. In such cases it could take an additional $150 to $250 to return the clock to working order. As no one likes unexpected expenses, it is wise to avoid paying a premium price unless extensive research has been done, proving that an additional few hundred dollars put into the clock does not make it overpriced. Of course once additional repair costs have been considered, buying a non-working clock is nothing to fear. Repairs can be made on any clock.
  1. O.K., now that I've found the clock of my dreams, how do I ship it to Jackson's Clock Works for repair?
  1. Here are the steps I suggest:
    1. Contact me by phone at 1-317-222-1198 or by email at clockmandan@jacksonsclockworks.com This way I can be watching for your clock to come and I'll have a chance to discuss your clock needs with you personally.
    * In addition to your clock, gather the following items:
    • 1 box large enough to hold your clock and pendulum with 2-3" to spare on all sides 1 box at least 2" larger on all sides than the other box Packing Tape
    • Styrofoam "peanuts" or material of equal quality
    1. Remove the pendulum and wrap it in bubble wrap. Wrap the clock in bubble wrap. Fill the 2" free space at the bottom with "peanuts".
    2. Place the clock, then the pendulum in the box. Fill the remaining three sides with "peanuts" Securely tape the box shut. Fill the bottom 2" of the larger box with "peanuts" Place the smaller box inside the larger box Fill the remaining three sides with "peanuts" Securely tape the box shut.
    3. Label the outside of the box with your return address and ship it via the shipping service of your choice, making certain to insure it at its current value to:
Jackson's Clock Works
 
4853 E Co. Rd. 150 N
Avon, IN 46123
 
 
  1. Do you need my key for estimates or repairs?
  1. No, I do not need your key as I have master keys to all makes of clocks.
 
  1. How much will it cost to repair my clock?
  1. Depending on what is required to return a clock to full working order, the cost of repairs varies. Some clocks simply need cleaned and lubricated, while others need additional efforts such as bushings installed, pivots replaced, fabricated or replacement parts installed. The only accurate way of estimating the cost of repair to any particular clock is by physically examining the inside clock works. Once your clock has been received at Jackson’s Clock Works, a thorough examination will take place and a detailed estimate including return shipping and handling charges will be made available for your approval before initiating any repairs.
 

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