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  • Why won't the website let me order?
  • Why did the items in my shopping cart vanish?
  • Why is there no order button for some items?
  • What payment options are available?
  • How do I pay with my credit card?
  • Is my payment information secure?
  • How do I ship to a different address (gift)?
  • What shipping methods are available?
  • Can I check tracking?
  • I have a problem, where can I get support?
  • What is your refund policy?
  • Who Are Boomers?


  • Why won't the website let me order?
    Items you order are stored in what are called session variables within your web browser. Even though the Boomers Supply website doesn't set cookies on your computer, your browser may require cookies to be enabled in order to use session variables. Please enable cookies for boomerssupply.com to purchase products. Top

    Why did the items in my shopping cart vanish?
    Items you select are stored in what are called session variables within your web browser. Session variables expire automatically after a period of inactivity. The expiration time varies depending on your browser settings and commonly ranges from five to twenty minutes. If the Boomers Supply website is not accessed within this timeout period your session variables will reset and be cleared causing your shopping cart to be lost. Just browse to the items you want and order them again. Top

    Why is there no order button for some items?
    Boomers Supply affiliates with certain other merchants to include products here that we believe will be desirable for our clientele but that we don't stock. The link to those items will usually be displayed next to red type and there will be no order button or quantity field. To shop for and purchase those items, just click the provided link. Boomers Supply receives a small commission for customers that purchase from our affiliates. Top

    What payment options are available?
    Acceptable forms of payment for your product purchases include credit card, PayPal, personal/business/cashiers check, and money orders. We do not accept bank transfers, Western Union, or foreign money orders.
    Products paid for with credit cards or PayPal (balance or credit card funded) payments will be immediately released for fulfillment.
    Products paid for with money orders or cashiers checks will be released for fulfillment when the payment has been received and deposited in our bank account.
    Products paid for with personal or business checks will be placed on ship hold for up to ten days after deposit into our bank account while the check clears.
    Please do not send cash. We will not be held responsible for cash payments that don't arrive or are lost.
    For your security and protection we do not store any credit card information on our servers. Top

    How do I pay with my credit card?
    Credit card payments are processed through PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account or you wish to pay with a credit card other than one you have on file with PayPal, simply select the "I do not have a PayPal account" option and follow instructions to submit your payment with the credit card of your choice. Top

    Is my payment information secure?
    Our payment provider processes your payment through their encrypted, secure servers providing the highest level of security available. We do not gather or store your credit card information here. Top

    How do I ship to a different address (gift)?
    After you've selected items to purchase, open the shopping cart view by clicking on the red shopping cart at the upper right. Click the "add address" link to the left of each item you wish to ship to a different address. A page will appear where you can enter the address information as well as a short message. You can enter as many third party addresses as you wish. Top

    What shipping methods are available?
    Within the mainland US, items up to one pound in weight ship via your choice of USPS mail methods. Items over one pound in weight usually ship via your choice of FedEx Ground or FedEx expedited shipping. Some of our warehouse locations ship via UPS.
    Shipping to US states outside of the mainland and US possessions as well as Armed Services addresses including Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico is via your choice of USPS mail methods.
    International shipping is usually via your choice of USPS International Mail. We will also ship through other services at your request.
    Special arrangements may be made for non-standard shipping methods by making a request via "Contact Us". Top

    Can I check tracking?
    Yes. When your package ships an email notification will be sent to your email address that will contain tracking/shipping information and how to check tracking. Top

    I have a problem, where can I get support?
    Just click "Contact Us" at the top of any page and send comments or questions. You can expect responses to your queries the same day. Top

    What is your refund policy?
    Item descriptions contain warranty information for each individual product.
    Packing slip/receipts that come included in your shipment will provide proof of purchase.
    Most new products carry manufacture's warranties that vary from product to product.
    Some refurbed items also carry a manufacture's warranty. Other refurbed items may carry a warranty serviced by Boomers Supply.
    Payment of return shipping charges are the responsibility of the purchaser
    We also provide a customer satisfaction warranty; if within ten days of receiving your product you are not satisfied, contact Boomers Supply for return information. Re-stocking fees may apply. Top

    Who Are Boomers?
    There is little agreement as to the exact beginning and end dates of the baby boom, but it is popularly identified as starting in 1946 and ending in 1964. The problem with this definition may be that this baby boom of 1946-64 is too long for a cultural generation while still being a period of increased births.

    In his book, Boomer Nation, Steve Gillon states that the baby boom began in 1946 and ends in 1964, but he breaks Baby Boomers into two groups: Boomers, born between 1945 and 1957; and Shadow Boomers born between 1958 and 1964.[5] In some cases the term Shadow Boomer is incorrectly applied to the children of the Baby Boomers. However this group is more accurately referred to as Echo Boomers.

    William Strauss and Neil Howe, in their book Generations, include those conceived by soldiers on leave during the war, putting the generation's birth years at 1943 to 1960. Howe and Strauss argue that people born between 1961 and 1964 have political and cultural patterns very different from those born between 1955 and 1960 and fit into what those writers term the Thirteenth Generation or Generation X (also known as the Cold War generation) born between 1961 and 1981.[6] The definition of boomers as born from 1943-1960 has become more accepted as the influence of Strauss and Howe has grown. There are others who put the dates at 1946 to 1963, because of the number of significant "Gen-X" figures born in 1964. There were over 79 million babies born during that generation.

    It can be argued that the defining event of early Baby Boomers was the Vietnam War and the protest over the draft which ended in 1973. Since anyone born after 1955 was not subject to the draft, this argues for a ten-year range of 1946 to 1955 as defining the baby boomers. This would fit the thirty something demographic covered by the TV show of the same name which aired from 1987-1991. This would mean that those born in the years 1956 to 1965 would be Generation X and in the late 1980s would have been called "twenty somethings." The cultural disaffinities of those born after 1957 (thereby missing the draft and being too young to be part of the 1960s) could be captured by the Gen X of Douglas Coupland in his book Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, the term "X" has itself been transformed to cover a later cohort.

    If the gross number of births were the indicator, births began to decline from the peak in 1957 (4,300,000) but fluctuated or did not decline by much more than 40,000 (1959-1960) to 60,000 (1962-1963) until a sharp decline from 1964 (4,027,490) to 1965 (3,760,358). Thus 1964 is a good year to mark the end of the baby boom. Top



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