Payment policy

Our accepted Payment Policy gives buyers and sellers of religious Russian icons convenient payment options. You can only use our approved payment methods to ensure safe transactions. At Russian Icon, we accept payments for Orthodox icons and other religious artifacts by bank wire, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover), and cashier’s check only in United States Dollars (USD).

Please pay attention that we will not accept card payments directly! If you wish to pay by credit card, PayPal is the only option. Moreover, to avoid stolen credit cards or other forms of identity theft, we will only ship to the address provided by PayPal in the transaction details without any exceptions. Your religious icon will ship as soon as the payment clears and PayPal sends us the appropriate message. Otherwise, if you want us to ship Russian icons to a different address than can be confirmed by PayPal, please choose another method of payment, as we will not accept PayPal for such a transaction. Besides, we do not accept multiple payments for religious icons through PayPal. In addition, please note that PayPal is only accepted for the items that cost less than $10,000.00.

You must pay by bank wire if the transaction total is more than $10,000.00. Please include the name and ID of the Russian icon or another religious object you are purchasing when sending your bank wire. Furthermore, please make note if we have made special arrangements for shipping.

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance requires that we charge state sales tax (8.875%) on all products shipped to addresses within New York State. We do not provide any discounts for paying cash with no exceptions. However, New York Sales tax is not applicable to orders shipped to addresses outside of New York State.

We would also advise tax-exempt customers to notify us before completing any purchase, as we will not issue refunds for sales tax. All tax-exempt customers must provide copies of their vendors’ licenses or resale certificates, as well as a complete Sales and Use Blanket Exemption Certificate. These documents must be provided at the time of purchase and not after.

Though we primarily sell religious Russian icons online, pickups can be made at our New York office under special circumstances. In these cases, an appointment must be made at least 24 hours in advance. You are required to have a valid form of identification at the time of pickup. Moreover, New York State sales tax (8.875%) will be added to the total cost for all local pickups. This is non-negotiable.

Please note, returns will not be accepted for Orthodox icons or other religious artifacts picked up in person from our New York office.

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