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Purchasing Information

The Gatz
1210 S. Talbot Street, St. Michael's, MD  21663
  • By purchasing from TheGatz you accept and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions shown.  Any participation will  constitute acceptance of this agreement. If you do not agree please do not purchase.


We Accept the Following Methods of Payment

Major Credit Cards
Bank Wire
In Store Layaway Plans Available

All purchases must be paid immediately unless other arrangements have been made and agreed upon by TheGatz.  All purchases must be paid in full prior to shipping.  


Our Products and Merchandise

Website listings are also available on our eBay, Etsy & Ruby Lane.  They are available first come first serve. Many of our items are items that are constantly restocked or are due to arrive from Europe and Asia. Please read our listing information carefully before you purchase to confirm you are in agreement with those details. If it is not clear or you have other questions please call. We reserve the right to remove listings as required as they relate to out of stock or prior sales. Although we endeavor to complete this task quickly time zone differences and hours of operation may take several days to complete this action.  We reserve the right to cancel an order if there was an error in our listings or the product is no longer available.

We are an active importer receiving container deliveries every 30 days. Many of our items listed on our website are often arriving from their origin in Europe or in production in Asia. Always give us a call to discuss US arrival schedule. Items in Europe and Asia always involve transportation in those countries to loading points, packing and shipping, container transport to the US, transport from ocean terminals to our warehouse, unpacking, inspection, repacking, scheduling of  delivery, pickup by the delivery company and final delivery to you. Nearly all of the services we have little control over and there are often delays. Please call to discuss the timeline of our anticipated purchase and delivery to you.

Condition Reports:   Many of the antique items we offer range in age from 50 years old to well over 100 years old and as such have experienced a wide range of owners and use. As a result we will not list every chip, nick and scratch in our description since we consider this part of the history of the item. Many of our pieces of furniture have very old locks so we cannot guarantee working locks on many items. If you have a specific need please contact us in reference to locks and keys. We have found  from experience that a customer’s view or expectations of the condition of an item or more importantly what is acceptable to them varies so we prefer to talk with you one on one. What we may consider very good or exceptional is the result of many years of selecting the best we can find in the market. If you have questions about the condition of an item or require a detailed condition report please give us a call. It is your responsibility to ask. We encourage you to always call prior to your purchase. As the Seller we will attempt to answer all of your questions in a timely manner. We receive many emails daily, so please be patient. If you do not receive a response by us via email please check your Spam Filter or Junk Mail. Telephone inquires receive immediate response during business hours. Due to the volume of inquires we receive we prefer that condition reports, additional photos and specific details on a particular item be requested via telephone.

Our Service Department:  We have a complete service department,  We inspect all merchandise for condition prior to shipment to you.

Internet Purchases:If you experience a problem with the item you purchase or problems with your delivery please contact us before you post your feedback we are always here to assist you

Natural Stone Products:

Buyer acknowledges that stone is a natural substance, formed within the earth. Therefore, variations in color, pattern, texture, veining, fissures and pitting must be accepted. These differences and variations in stone do not affect the quality of the stone and should be considered as the beauty of natural stone instead of flaws. Purchaser acknowledges that natural stones vary in color, pattern, and texture and that fissures and pits are natural characteristics of the stone. The actual stone delivered may differ from the sample or picture(s) shown. The purchaser acknowledges that additional stone ordered at a later date can be more expensive and cannot be guaranteed to match the original stone.

All special orders require the purchasing of material and manufacturing. Customer understands all special orders are final there can be no change orders or cancellations.  A signed contract of sale along with a deposit of at least 50% is required in order to begin manufacturing.  Final payment is due after the order arrives in the US and before the order is shipped from our location to your location.  If customer cancels the order after production begins customer agrees to forfeit all deposits. Deposits will only be returned if The Gatz is unable to complete the order.


Special orders can take from 120  to 150 days to arrive in the US.  This time period may fluctuate due to, but not limited to; unforeseen circumstances related to manufacturing, shipping, customs and holiday schedules both foreign and domestic. We try our best to complete orders as quickly as possible but due to the circumstances we make no guarantees to meet customer deadlines or specific delivery schedules.


Privacy Policy

Your Access to and Control Over Information 
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing 
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.



We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.


Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way.  While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. 

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 410-745-3700 or via email.


Copyright & Trademarks

All content on this site including text, logos, images remain the exclusive property of TheGatz and may not be duplicated or used in any manner.  TheGatz or Gatsbys Collection  trademark cannot be used in connection with any services or products that is not TheGatz / Gatsby's Collection.