Please note that by using this website you are bound by Bikini Island’s terms and conditions as set out on this website. Your placement of an order indicates your acceptance of these terms and conditions. By using this website you are deemed to have read these terms and conditions and that you will be bound by them.
Please refer to our trust policy page located at the bottom of the site for more information.
ORDER ACCEPTANCE POLICY
Your receipt of an electronic or other form of order confirmation does not signify our acceptance of your order, nor does it constitute confirmation of our offer to sell. Bikini Island reserves the right at any time after receipt of your order to accept or decline your order for any reason. Bikini Island reserves the right at any time after receipt of your order, without prior notice to you, to supply less than the quantity you ordered of any item. All orders placed must obtain pre-approval with an acceptable method of payment, as established by our credit and fraud avoidance department. We may require additional verifications or information before accepting any order.
Bikini Island is not liable for any losses or damages caused by this website or any website linked to or from this website. We reserve the right to refuse any order without giving reason. Upon cancellation of an order we will make all reasonable attempts to contact you using the details provided. All received monies will be refunded using the method received.
The delivery times provided by Bikini Island are estimates only. Bikini Island will not be held accountable for late deliveries or loss or damage relating to late deliveries. We will however endeavour to provide the best possible service at all times. In the event that multiple items are ordered, part deliveries may be made where stock is not available. All reasonable attempts to notify you will be made using the details you provided. Please ensure you enter the correct delivery address. Bikini Island cannot be held responsible for incorrectly entered delivery addresses.
ACCEPTANCE OF GOODS
The buyer is responsible for inspecting the goods for fault and notifying us and receiving a return confirmation within 5 working days of receiving the goods should there be a fault.
Bikini Island cannot be held responsible for an incorrect address being entered on your order. Please check your delivery and billing addresses upon checkout. If there is an error please contact us immediately on +61 2 9747 7692. We will attempt to update any incorrect order details, however please note that some orders cannot be adjusted if already sent. In the case that your order is processed and cannot be updated, please refer to our returns and exchange section for more information.
CUSTOMS AND OVERSEAS DUTIES
Some orders may incur a customs or import duty charge for deliveries that are outside of Australia. Bikini Island do not have any control over these charges or are unable to advise what they will be, as it is based on your own countries regulations & compliances. For further information, please contact your local customs office. All charges are to be paid by the customer on delivery of order. Orders cannot be returned to sender and Bikini Island will not pay these customs charges on your behalf. If you refuse to pay these charges your parcel may be abandoned, and Bikini Island will not be held responsible for any loss of funds as a result of this occurrence. We cannot mark International orders as a gift in order to bypass or reduce any customs fees. This is an illegal practice and we are unable to do so.
USA CUSTOMERS - ORDERS OVER $250 IN VALUE
Why is an overseas supplier requesting my social security number (SSN), tax identification number (EIN), importer or IRS number?
When goods enter the United States from overseas, it is considered an importation and must be cleared by Customs and Border Protection (CBP).When an individual or company purchases goods from an overseas supplier, CBP considers them the ultimate importer. The ultimate importer can clear the goods or have a broker clear them on their behalf.
If the supplier hires a carrier that provides door to door service, the carrier service usually has brokers in their supply chain to clear the goods on behalf of the ultimate importer. If a formal entry is required, CBP regulations require the broker to put the ultimate importer’s identification number on the Entry Summary CBP Form 7501. The ultimate importer’s identification number is either the EIN/tax identification number assigned by the IRS or the importer’s social security number.
A formal entry is usually required for commercial importations valued over $2,000 or for textiles valued over $250.
If the goods are cleared informally, the Entry Summary CBP Form 7501, bond and identification number are not required. Goods are usually cleared informally when they are for personal use, under $2000 in value (or under $250 if textiles), and are not in commercial quantities. However, because there are no guarantees that an entry will be cleared informally, brokers find it helpful to have the ultimate importer’s identification number just in case.
Because many foreign merchants are aware that CBP requires an identification number for the ultimate importer for formal entries, they will often request the purchaser’s social security number to include on export documents that the broker will subsequently rely on to prepare the CBP entry.
It should be noted that paperwork for goods sent by courier service does ask for an importer number, whether the import qualifies for an informal entry or not. Courier services file CBP entries electronically, and the software system they use requires an identification number to be provided for the recipient of the goods. If an identification number is not provided, the courier service is required to file a paper entry, which is extremely time-consuming and in the world of “Overnight Delivery” not practical. The end result is that most courier services will not accept packages for international delivery to U.S. residents if a recipient’s identification number is not provided by the shipper. Goods sent through the international postal service that are under $2000 in value (or under $250 for textiles) generally do not require an importer number to be cleared through CBP.