A phone number provides a way for us to quickly contact you if there is a problem with an order. Phone numbers can be important for international orders as they provide a way that you can be reached if there is a problem with your package at Customs or during delivery. Please note that some credit card issuers require a correct phone number for any transaction approval. (Back to Top)
Contact customer service with your request. Orders can be cancelled if they have not already been shipped.
Please note: there is no need to cancel orders made by check/money order since the order is not complete unless we receive payment. We periodically clear out old, unpaid check/money order orders. (Back to Top)
We verify apparent duplicate orders before sending them out. Look for our email or phone call. Or you can contact customer service to make us aware of the problem if we haven't already contacted you. (Back to Top)I got my order and it is wrong or damaged. What do I do?
The DVD is recorded as two separate audio tracks: voice and music. You may have to adjust your settings in some stereo systems to ensure that they are both being played. (Back to Top)
DVD players and formats vary. There are potential incompatibility issues, particulary when trying to play DVDs in computers and game players. Symptoms are freezing and not playing all or part of the disc.
You can find a big, giant FAQ on DVD playback issues HERE
Specific subsections which may prove helpful are:
Why doesn't disc X work in player Y?
Why does playback sometimes freeze for a second?
Why do I have a problem playing DVDs on my computer?
We still have a limited number of these books in our warehouse. We don't actually recommend that you buy them as Starting Strength, 3rd edition is much better. If you'd like one, please contact us at customer service. (Back to Top)
We do NOT currently accept debit cards, credit cards other than VISA/MC, or PayPal. Most debit cards can also function as credit cards. They are acceptable as payment if used in this mode. (Back to Top)
There are many possible reasons for rejection of a good credit card and the trigger depends on the requirements of the card issuer and payment processor.
Common causes of rejection are:
If something is still going crazy-wrong, please contact us by email and we'll try to find a way around the problem.
International orders will sometimes have very specific problems with address matching. Please contact us for a workaround if you are having difficulty with an international order. These can sometimes be very tricky. (Back to Top)
We ship orders by the next business day after the order is made Monday through Friday.
Shipping notices are sent to the email address entered during order placement. Notices for domestic orders are sent directly from stamps.com. Confirmations for overseas orders are sent by USPS.com. If you do not receive the email contact us and we will resend the information. (Back to Top)
Yes, we are currently shipping products to international addresses that accept USPS International Priority Mail. Please note: if your country is not listed as an option you must contact customer service with the specific items you wish to order. We will then check to see what specific restrictions are in place and whether or not we will be able to ship the products. Shipping terms are quite country specific. Shipping policies change. Some countries are not eligible for any shipment because of fraud/theft issues (eg Nigeria). (Back to Top)
Orders are shipped by US Priority Mail or as First Class Packages. Items are shipped via the method that yields the best rates, typically $23.95 for single book orders by Priority Mail. Many larger orders default to $43.00 by flat-rate box Priority Mail, but the exact combination of types (plus destination) may mean the costs are lower. NB: USPS raised shipping prices dramatically 2/2013. We are looking at other options, but shipping costs for all carriers have increased with the regulatory-driven fuel and fee costs over the last decade.
Our shopping cart may overestimate shipping costs depending on the exact combination of items. We make every effort to send items as economically as possible and will lower the order cost to match actual shipping when we are able to package orders to do so. In these cases, you will be notified by email of the decreased charge to your account. Please feel free to request an order total by email before placing your order through the system. (Back to Top)
The USPS lists "6-10 business days" as the ESTIMATED time until delivery. Actual shipping time varies by country, region, and season. You can expect service to be slower during the holiday season (mid-November through mid-January) due to dramatic increases in mail volume. Please note that USPS.com update its order tracking at specific points and not after the package has left the US. The USPS tracking number can often be used for package identification with your country's mail service, but generally not through online tracking. Please contact your postal service directly for information. (Back to Top)
No. Don't bother asking.
Totals are marked in US Dollars. The actual merchandise cost and the shipping costs are broken down for your Customs office. If you want to see how those numbers translate for your country, please check the costs using a currency converter. You can find these on Google. Here's the link to one on Yahoo Yahoo Currency Converter.
The options below may work out to a better choice for you depending on other items you are purchasing, shipping considerations and/or your tax liability.UK:
***Please note that delivery times are longer during the holiday season (mid-November through mid-January) due to dramatically increased mail volume.****
If you want it "fast", choose Priority Mail. If time is not a big factor, choose Standard Shipping = Media Mail or First Class for books or the DVD, respectively. Priority Mail is always recommended for Alaska and Hawaii. (Back to Top)
Costs are the same as for domestic mail.
Delivery time depends mostly on the military mail service.
The seminar provides theoretical and practical instruction for the five basic barbell lifts. All attendees have the opportunity to learn the lifting model for each lift and practice it as both an athlete and a coach over the weekend. There is also plenty of time to interact with Mark Rippetoe and the coaching staff to ensure questions and special concerns regarding training are addressed.
Typically ~1/2 of attendees coach trainees and 1/2 come purely for improvement of their own lifting. Experience levels vary widely across both groups. Those attending to improve their coaching include attendees just beginning to learn and practice strength coaching to those with decades of experience. Lifters range from those who have not ever performed the lifts to advanced-level lifters with many years of training under the bar.
CE: Some organizations have credited CEUs for attendance at the Starting Strength Seminar. Please check with your certifying body to determine the requirements for receiving credit for this course. We will assist you by providing the course description, syllabus and instructor information as required for submission.
Insurance: The Starting Strength Seminar qualifies the attendee for personal trainer insurance with Sports & Fitness Insurance.
Each Starting Strength Seminar presents a much more in-depth theoretical background, addresses each of the basic lifts, provides attendees the opportunity to solidfy learning by practicing coaching the lifts, and is led by Mark Rippetoe. The Starting Strength Training Camps are short events focusing on 1-2 of the lifts with an emphasis on their performance. Some theortical information is given, but the focus is on improving lifter performance. Training Camps are led by experienced, staff-level Starting Strength Coaches. For more information, please refer to the description accompanying each listed training camp event. (Back to Top)
Special discounts will be posted from time to time. Also see "shipping savings" below.
Please see our wholesale order page.
We offer free standard shipping (Media Mail) for US BOOK orders where the total is greater than 25$ (similar to Amazon's "Super-saver" option).
For international orders: currently there are limited options for economical shipping. If we find information about better shipping options, we will work on setting them up for you. (Back to Top)
Yes (but we don't gift wrap!). We will make sure to not include price information on any gift orders. Please make the request when the order is placed by putting the request in the "Special Instructions" box that appears under the shipping address entry lines during the ordering process. If you have already placed your order, please email us with the request as soon as possible. (Back to Top)
Retail sales are FOB Shipping Point : buyer pays shipping, goods are sold and belong to buyer at shipment, buyer posts claims for damage or loss during shipment. Standard wholesale sales within the US are FOB Shipping Point as above, except seller pays shipping by FedEx Ground. Non-standard wholesale and foreign wholesale are FOB Shipping Point with shipping paid by the buyer.
Items may be returned if arranged within 4 days of receipt through firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon return of the item(s) in new condition, the purchase price less a 10% payment processing fee will be credited to the customer's credit account or mailed as check (as applicable). Items returned due to mail refusal or invalid address will be subject to the same deductions plus any return shipping charges and the full amount of the cost of initial shipment if the item was shipped at no added cost. A buyer may elect instead to pay for the item to be reshipped.
Event purchases are not refundable. Event spots may be transfered to other parties by notice of the original purchaser. Purchase agreements approved during the purchase of specific events take precedent over this general policy.(Back to Top)
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