Angela came to Bountiful two years ago after relocating from the Washington, DC area. Prior to becoming Bountiful’s design assistant, she spent 15 years as a paralegal for a boutique law firm in Rockville, Maryland. When not at Bountiful, Angela enjoys gardening and walking her two German Shorthair Pointers. She also enjoys spending time with her three adult children, and two granddaughters.
Our Customer Pledge
We want you to enjoy doing business with us and to be delighted with your product, plain and simple. Our policies are designed to be friendly and fair to both of us. We will always work with you, the customer, to make sure your experience with Jamie Merida.com and the Tidewater Collection is a good one. Your reading and understanding the terms and conditions will greatly aid in making the transaction go as smoothly as possible. After all, we would like nothing better than for you to tell other people about us! Please read through our Terms and Conditions below and let us know if you have any questions.
Canceling or Change Orders
An order may be canceled or changed as long as it can be stopped before it is shipped or has started production. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us during business hours at 410-819-8666. Most drop ship and stocked orders are ready to ship within 24 hours. Orders that have shipped or have entered into production are subject to our Return Policy. We strive to get you your order in the delivery times noted on our product pages.
- Your furniture will be scheduled for delivery as it is received complete into our distribution center. If you have ordered from several manufacturers, we will generally wait until the last piece is received in before scheduling delivery. If you cannot receive delivery when the order is complete and scheduled, we will warehouse your complete order for 30 days at no charge. After the 30 days is complete, you will be charged 2% of the total order cost per month as a warehousing fee for your furniture.
- Please make sure we have all available phone numbers to contact you for delivery. A traffic representative may leave a message requesting a return call to discuss scheduling a delivery. If they are unable to contact you, they will attempt to deliver your furniture on the next available delivery to your area.
- The delivery personnel will unload, uncrate and place the furniture in the requested room setting. Normal setup includes attaching mirror supports, reversing drawer hardware, assembling beds, and dining room tables. They are not equipped to hang mirrors or art on walls or level furniture on carpet. Please have the space cleared for your furniture. It is your responsibility to know the size and dimensions of the furniture you have ordered. The delivery service will not be responsible for furniture that is too large to go into a room, hallway, doorway, entrance passage or stairwell. If it is difficult or impossible to place, maneuver or fit a piece of furniture by a two-man team due to conditions in your home, the consumer is responsible for providing additional placement assistance. The delivery service will not be responsible for damage to your home that results from your request of us to attempt placement in difficult conditions. Delivery personnel will require that you sign a waiver before any attempt is made in difficult situations that risk damage to your home and the furniture being delivered. If placement in the requested area is not feasible, our delivery personnel will place the furniture in an accessible area of your home. Furniture that you have ordered that is too large to fit into your home is not the responsibility of the delivery service and cannot be returned or cancelled.
- Deliveries will be scheduled approximately 7 to 10 days in advance of the delivery date. Deliveries will be assigned a time window, but due to traffic conditions, weather, truck performance, etc., we cannot guarantee specific times for delivery. Please arrange to have a designated person available to inspect and accept delivery if you cannot be present. If no one is home when we attempt to deliver per the scheduled date and time, you will be charged a re-delivery fee. Merida Inc. cannot be responsible if conditions beyond our control arise which prevent the delivery from being made at the scheduled time.
- Furniture cartons will be flattened and packaging material will be placed in a box. Disposal of these items is the consumer’s responsibility.
- Delivery personnel are not responsible for the installation or connection of electronic equipment in the furniture being delivered.
- The standard delivery vehicle is an 18-wheel tractor or 35′ straight furniture delivery truck. It is the consumer’s responsibility to inform us prior to delivery if the location to be delivered cannot accept a specific delivery vehicle. Deliveries that cannot be made due to vehicle size or access restriction may be subject to additional delivery fees.
Deliveries with “White Glove” service are configured for normal delivery conditions. Additional charges may be assessed by the delivery company for any unusual delivery conditions not disclosed at the time of order. Such conditions may include, but are not limited to, areas where the delivery vehicle is not able to access due to road conditions, weather conditions, narrow roads or driveways, very steep access roads or driveways; ferries, excessive toll roads or additional insured certificates required by any association affiliated with the delivery address. Other conditions may include, but are not limited to, very narrow stairways, spiral stairways, stairways with tight turns or narrow transitions, narrow doorways or openings, limited access due to wall configurations.
The delivery agent will contact you within 1 to 10 days prior to delivery to make delivery arrangements. Merida Inc. does not guarantee any day or exact times of deliveries. Normal deliveries may be scheduled between 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days per week. Additional charges may be charged by the delivery agent to accommodate specific day or time requests. All delivery times are estimates based on the current lead times provided by the manufacturer or delivery agent. Merida Inc. will do everything possible in its power to insure that the expected time frames are met, but cannot be held responsible for delays caused by the manufacturer, supplier or delivery agent. Delays caused by adverse weather conditions, traffic delays or mechanical failures of machinery are beyond the control of Merida Inc. The delivery agent will make every effort to meet a scheduled appointment or attempt to notify the customer of a delay. Failure of the delivery company to meet a specific delivery time or date does not constitute grounds for compensation to the customer nor does it constitute grounds for cancellation of an order without penalty.
In-home deliveries and set-ups are configured for two-person hand carried situations. There are no provisions allowed for ropes, hoists or machinery to be used; nor removal of any fixtures, doors or windows to allow access.
It is the customer’s responsibility to understand the furniture dimensions and to measure to be sure the furniture will fit in the room and through any doors, around any corners, under any low overhead areas and up any stairway or stairway landing. The customer must also have any rooms ready to accept the furniture. Delivery personnel are not authorized to move or remove any existing items from rooms due to liability issues. If additional assistance is required for other than standard delivery scenarios, the customer must assume responsibility of additional charges. Any furniture refused by a customer because it will not fit in a designated room or fit through an opening will be subject to a restocking fee not to exceed 25% plus actual freight charges incurred by Merida, Inc.
Curbside delivery service is used for some items. The service is just as the name implies – the delivery will be dropped off by the truck at the end of the driveway. Any item that is delivered by this service should be checked thoroughly for any damage to the carton and if any damage is seen, should be noted on the delivery paperwork at the time of delivery. The contents of the box must be examined as quickly as possible, but no longer than 24 hours after delivery. If there is any concealed damage on the contents of the carton, this must be reported within 24 hours to the delivery company and to Merida, Inc.
Returns & Exchanges
Returned or Refused Non-Damaged Orders
Our guarantee is simple, non-custom purchases are returnable for 7 days after you receive your order. Returned merchandise needs to be undamaged, in new and unused condition, and include original packaging materials and product literature. Returns are subject to a 25% restocking fee, outbound freight charges as well as return freight charges. Credit will be issued in 3-5 business days in the original payment method after we receive your returned merchandise in new, undamaged condition. Please note a credit card refund may take an additional 1-2 business days to be reflected on your account. If the item is large or oversized, you may contact us to schedule a return pick-up. You will be informed of incurred shipping fees via phone or email for approval of return before a pickup is scheduled. Custom ordered products are not returnable due to the specific nature of the product.
Damaged and Defective Returns
In the event there is damage upon delivery, all details of the damage or defect need to be clearly noted on all copies of the Bill of Lading and/or Delivery Receipt upon your inspection during your delivery in order for us to assist you with a return or replacement. In addition, we must to be notified within 1 business day.
By signing for your delivery without noting the problem with your shipment on the delivery paperwork, you affirm your item was delivered to you with no damage or defect.
If your shipment is severely damaged, please refuse the shipment, note on the Bill of Lading (BOL) or shipping document “refused due to damage” and contact Customer Care immediately at 410-819-8666.
Damage or Defects found after Delivery and Inspection
If you inspect the shipment and there is not any noticeable damage, but you find concealed damage or defects after the carrier leaves: DO NOT discard any of the shipping boxes or packing materials, including the pallet the item may have been delivered with. DO NOT discard the product itself because it may be necessary for the carrier to inspect the item and report on the damage. DO NOT ship the item back to Merida, Inc. without first being instructed to do so. Failure to comply may result in denial of a damaged item claim per the shipping carrier’s claims guidelines.
Immediately contact us to report the situation. Include helpful details, such as package condition, how it was received (left at front door/signed for), and description of the damage. If possible, please take several pictures showing the affected area(s). We will work to resolve the issue and, in our sole discretion, we may either issue a replacement or authorize a return.
All product warranties are provided by the manufacturer. These warranties are generally limited to defects in materials and workmanship. The manufacturer’s warranty takes effect at the time of delivery. Merida, Inc. provides no warranties either express or implied including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Any such warranties are expressly and specifically disclaimed. Merida, Inc. shall not be responsible for any indirect, special or consequential damages to goods or properties. Customers that reside in remote or other areas not accessible by an authorized restoration center will be responsible for any trip and travel charges incurred in the warranty claim process or will have the option of taking the piece to the restoration center.
Jamie Merida nor the manufacturer of the product cannot and does not guarantee that any particular finish, fabric or leather on any item will match exactly to the same finish, fabric or leather on an item previously purchased, on any sample seen or received, on any item which may have been seen locally, on a photograph, printed material or digital image viewed on a computer monitor or any other electronic device.
Wood Products: Due to the natural characteristics of wood, variations in color, texture, grain, sheen (level of gloss) and sizes may occur. These variations do not constitute a reason for return or compensation.
Leather Products: Leather is a natural product and markings such as scars, brands, wrinkles, grain variations, textures and sheen (level of gloss) can and will occur. As with any dyed material, dye lots will be different and an exact color match cannot be guaranteed to any sample or product you may have seen. Sample swatches should be construed to show the approximate color, grain, level of gloss and/or texture of a leather. These variations in leather do not constitute a reason for return or compensation.
Wrought Iron and Metal Products: Finishes may vary in appearance due to paint dye lots, climate and the uniqueness of a hand applied application. Many metal items are individually hand crafted and slight variations may occur. These variations do not constitute a reason for return or compensation.
Sizes: Sizes may vary from those listed on the website with any product. All manufacturers have a disclaimer that all sizes published will have a size allowance tolerance, generally +/- 10%, for any sizes listed for their products. Any variances within those tolerances are considered acceptable and are not a cause for return, refusal or compensation. Variances outside of those parameters would be considered manufacturer warranty issues and would be handled as such. While every effort is made to post the sizes published by the manufacturer on our website, Merida, Inc. is not responsible, nor accountable for sizes that may be listed incorrectly, for incorrect sizes furnished by the manufacturer, or for sizes that may have been changed by the manufacturer without our knowledge. If a specific size is required, it is the customer’s responsibility to notify us of that. Every effort will be made to verify a specific size, however, we are not able to guarantee the manufacturer will produce or deliver a specific size, as that is beyond our control.
Delays: Orders are placed with the manufacturer immediately. Every effort is made by Merida,Inc., the manufacturer and the delivery agent to deliver an order within the estimated time frame. However, delays may happen for various reasons, including, but not limited to 1) the manufacturer has sold out of a product prior to receiving our order; 2) the manufacturer is out of stock of various components such as fabric, leather, frames, etc.; 3) the delivery agent has overcommitted; has mechanical issues, has traffic issues, has experienced weather delays, etc. These delays are beyond our control and do not constitute a reason for compensation, cancellation or return. A refusal of an order because of a delay will fall under our return policy.
Merida, Inc. will collect the applicable sales tax for any shipment to an address within Maryland. Sales tax will not be collected for shipments to other states. It will be the responsibility of the customer to understand and remit any applicable sales tax in accordance with the laws of their home state.
Copyright Permission Notice
Copyright in the documents and/or the software provided in this web site is owned by or licensed to Merida, Inc. You are authorized to use this material only for personal, non-commercial purposes. You may download, print and store copies of this material for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided this Copyright Notice and Copyright Permission Notice is included in all such copies. You may not charge anyone for use of the material and you may not publish, retransmit or otherwise distribute the material to others. You may not modify the material in any way, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner. Except as expressly stated in this legal notice, no rights or licenses to the material, or any portion thereof, shall be granted or implied.
The material contained in this web site has been checked for accuracy; however, all material is provided without any express or implied warranties. Neither Merida, Inc., JamieMerida.com, nor its affiliates assumes responsibility for any errors or omissions in the material. In no event shall Merida, Inc. or JamieMerida.com or its affiliates be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages resulting from any use or performance of, or content errors or omissions in the material, even if notified in advance of the potential for such damages. All users of the material agree that access to and use of the material is subject to the terms and conditions stated in this legal notice, as well as all applicable laws, and such access and use is at the user’s own risk. These terms and conditions are subject to change from time to time without notice by updating or revising this legal notice.
Here at JamieMerida.com, we make every effort to insure that the content on our site is current. However, we are only human after all. We cannot guarantee that the information contained on this website will not contain errors, inaccuracies or omissions. Such errors, inaccuracies or omissions may relate to price or to product description or availability. JamieMerida.com and its parent company, Merida Inc., reserves the right to correct any error, inaccuracy or omission or to change or update the information contained on our site without prior notice to you and without liability to us. Further, Jamie Merida.com reserves the right to refuse or cancel any orders containing any error, inaccuracy or omission, whether or not the order has been submitted, confirmed and/or your credit card has been charged. If your credit card has been charged for the purchase and your order is canceled, Jamie Merida.com shall promptly issue a credit to your credit card.
Please be aware that we present our content ‘as is’. When an item featured on Jamie Merida.com is no longer in stock, we make every attempt to remove that item from the Site in a timely manner. Additionally, some items may have longer lead times than initially estimated. This may be due to manufacturers’ import schedules, pre-existing backorders, etc. Our estimate of lead times are just an estimate and does not imply a legal obligation to deliver within a certain time frame.
Any dispute or claim relating in any way to your use of any products or services sold or distributed by JamieMerida.com will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to this agreement.
There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. However, an arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court (including injunctive relief and declaratory relief or statutory damages), and must follow the terms of these Conditions of Use as a court would.
To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to Merida, Inc., 218 North Washington Street, Easton, MD 21601. The arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under its rules, including the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes. The AAA’s rules are available atwww.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA’s rules. We will reimburse those fees for claims totaling less than $10,000 unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. Likewise, Merida Inc., will not seek attorneys’ fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. You may choose to have the arbitration conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person in the county where you live or at another mutually agreed location.
We each agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration we each waive any right to a jury trial.
By using JamieMerida.com, you agree that the Federal Arbitration Act, applicable federal law, and the laws of the state of Maryland, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and JamieMerida.com.
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