Why won't the website let
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
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
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
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.
paid for with credit cards or PayPal (balance or credit card funded)
payments will be immediately released for fulfillment.
paid for with money orders or cashiers checks will be released for
fulfillment when the payment has been received and deposited in our
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
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
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
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
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.
shipping is usually via your choice of USPS International Mail. We
will also ship through other services at your
Special arrangements may be made for
non-standard shipping methods by making a request via "Contact Us".
Can I check
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
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
descriptions contain warranty information for each individual
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.
refurbed items also carry a manufacture's warranty. Other refurbed
items may carry a warranty serviced by Boomers Supply.
return shipping charges are the responsibility of the
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
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. 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. 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
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