Update to our Terms: Weapon Sales Legislation in UK

Posted by Mental XS on

Due to legislation updated in UK in 2008, sale of all swords over 50cm require a copy of membership / eligibility, and proof of age. You must be over 18 to purchase a sword in UK, even a replica Fantasy Sword.

To ship to some countries, there are customs charges added before the item leaves the States. In some countries, these items are entirely illegal, for example France and Spain, and cannot be shipped at all.

If you are:

 - a member of a martial arts club

 - a collector of traditionally created weapons

To comply with these laws, Mental XS Online now requires the following BEFORE shipping any Sword over 50cm, and ANY bladed weapon outside of USA or Canada.

1. A photo or scan of your membership certificate and / or eligibility to own and use your purchase.

We need to see proof of membership to any club, including their contact details. We don't need to see the original document in person, as long as you provide up to date contact details so we can verify your membership.

2. Proof of age, in the form of a photo or scan of your photo ID.

This needs to be:

your passport OR

your driving license

The scan will be sufficient as proof of your age.

For legal reasons we cannot accept the Proof of Age Card. We regret we cannot just accept your Birth Certificate.

If you do not have a Passport or Driving License, tell us why, and we may be able to accept a scan of your Credit Card, as most providers require the signature of someone over the age of 18.

You must be over 18 to own and / or use a weapon in UK, even a collectors item.

We will refund your card if checkout is successful but we cannot confirm your right to purchase.

Please note Mental XS Online captures payments automatically. If your application to purchase one of these items is rejected, or we cannot verify your identity (we will contact the club in question), you will be refunded.

IF YOUR CREDIT CARD FAILS VERIFICATION THE CARD OWNER WILL BE REFUNDED BY OUR PROCESSOR, AND YOU WILL BE REPORTED.

Please refer to the following links for more details:

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7331099.stm

www.ebay.co.uk/gds/New-UK-Sword-Legislation-FAQ-/10000000006500890/g.html

If you have any questions about our sales, products or our compliance to these laws, don't hesitate to ask.


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