Howard Miller grandfather clocks factory direct are a great way to purchase these high-end Floor Clocks. If the Grandfather Clock only has to ship once, as is the case with factory direct shipments, this minimizes the potential that grandfather clocks might get damaged in shipping and handling, and you know that not only is it the genuine article of a Howard Miller Grandfather Clock, but that also it has not been sitting in some Grandfather Clocks Store or Grandfather Clock showroom or floor clock warehouse for several years. The risk of damage to a grandfather clock is shipping rises almost exponentially each time the grandfather clock is shipped. Repacking of a floor model grandfather clock increases the odds of shipping damage even more. We have a wonderful grandfather clock blog post piece on Moving Grandfather Clocks, which can be found at this link, and is one of our most popular and visited web pages at 1-800-4CLOCKS.com. While we only warrant the advice for the amount you pay pay for it, which is nothing, we know it has been used many tens of thousand of times by families moving grandfather clocks, and we have never received even a single complaint or suggested addition or alteration – only thank yous..
Many grandfather clock shoppers and buyers are unaware that, as we understand it as a Howard Miller Authorized Dealer, if the grandfather clock was first made over 4 years ago, no matter when it was sold, the Howard Miller grandfather clock warranty will not apply unless specified otherwise by Howard Miller. A grandfather clock shop may choose to offer their own warranty, as we do sometimes, but that should not be confused with the clock maker or grandfather clock manufacturer’s guaranty or warranty of parts and labor.
Used grandfather clocks shoppers hoping for great grandfather clocks discounts need to be especially aware of this clock shopping fact. A clock may run and sound good and even keep time or appear to keep time, but unless it is well maintained, one may end up purchasing a problem that consumers hard-earned dollars rather than a beloved heirloom quality grandfather clock to be passed from generation to generation.
Whenever we have the opportunity for our grandfather clock customers, even if they are local to our shops, we always recommend and almost almost ship factory direct, when we can, to the customer’s home. This is true not only for Howard Miller grandfather clocks, but also Ridgeway Grandfather Clcoks, Hermle Grandfather Clocks and Kieninger Grandfather Clocks. Using the same general philosophy, but where the clock shipping and cost stakes are lower, we do the same thing and use the same philosophy for Howard Miller Wall Clocks and Howard Miller Mantel Clocks, as wel as Ridgeway Wall Clocks and Ridgeway Mantel Clocks, and the same for Mantle Clocks and wall clocks made by Hermle Clocks and Kieninger Clocks.
If you’ve heard the old if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Well we believe, if it ain’t broke, ship it so that it is least likely to break. Not as catchy, but it makes for happy gift and direct buyer experiences for shoppers of mantel clocks, wall clocks, grandfather clocks, grandmother clocks and more.
We aim to please our grandfather clocks customers, both for new and antique grandfather clocks in particular, to the best of our ability.