Terms: Net 30 days to all pre-approved accounts. Shipments are made FOB : Stevens Point, WI. Payment must accompany orders from unrated firms or shipments will be made C.O.D. MasterCard and Visa credit cards are also accepted. C.O.D. shipments must be remitted with check or money order. No past due customers will be shipped merchandise. Accounts are payable in U.S. funds only.

Prices: All prices contained within are NET. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Quantity Discounts: Quantity discounts are allowed for each individual product, size and finish. No combination or further discounts are available.

Federal Excise Tax: Federal Excise Tax applies to articles of sport fishing equipment that are designed or constructed for the use in the sport of fishing. Therefore, component items purchased from The Worth Company are subject to a 10% Federal Excise Tax. The manufacturer, producer or importer pays this tax. Exemption from this tax requires the customer to have one of the following forms on file with The Worth Company:

I.R.S. Form 637 or Statement of Manufacturer’s Vendee

These forms can be obtained from your local I.R.S. office.

The Federal Excise Tax paid by the manufacturers on the sale of sport fishing equipment goes directly into a fund dedicated specifically for projects to improve fishery habitat, fishery access and aquatic education. In addition, the funds have supported state fish hatchery and stocking programs, education efforts, weed control and habitat improvement projects and fishery research.

Samples: Samples are available to qualified manufacturers upon request. For larger sample orders, there will be a fee of $15 to $25 plus freight. We will advise the fee when you place your request for samples.

Returned Goods: A minimum restocking charge of 10% will be made on any goods returned in their original condition. No returns are allowed on specials, painted items, polish brass lacquered items or gold products, which are not regularly cataloged by us. No returns will be accepted without prior approval. Returns will not be accepted after 60 days from invoice date.

Equipment Purchases: Equipment will require 100% pre-payment before any product can be shipped.

Handling Charge: For orders less than $10, there is a $2 handling charge.

Insured Packages: All US Priority Mail & Express Mail packages are insured if the value is over $50. All Foreign/Canada shipments with the Post Office are insured, regardless of their value.

UPS Ground/Residential are insured if the value is $500 or more. UPS Collect shipments are always insured. All Foreign/Canada shipments are insured regardless of their value.

Special Orders: Products of special design will require 100% pre-payment on all custom tooling charges, along with a signed purchase order. All quotations and tooling agreements must be signed and on file before a custom order can be implemented. A 100% deposit is required on all custom components unless otherwise approved by Worth Manufacturing management. Standard variance for special orders is +/- 10% of the original order quantity. Overages or shortages on orders requiring special material will be reviewed on an individual basis.

All quotations, tooling agreements and deposit money must be signed and on file before any projects begin. The delivery time frame listed on each quotation will begin with the receipt of this documentation and all required deposit money.

When applicable, any initial specification sheet submitted to the customer must be approved, signed and returned in order for the project to proceed.

Worth Manufacturing will cover the cost of the initial set-up and pre-production samples, subject to required minimum quantities. This will include all metal component parts and wire forms.

A response must be made within 24 hours from the receipt of the samples. Any delays beyond that 24-hour period will result in project delays and additional costs for rescheduling and 2nd set-up of the project tooling. The customer will be responsible for any “Next Day Air” charges if requested.

Patents: When placing an order for goods appearing within, the purchaser warrants that the finished article is not and will not be an infringement of any valid patents or trademarks, and the purchaser further agrees, at his own expense, to defend any and all actions and suits which may be brought against the company charging such infringement.

Packaging: All items contained within are shipped in bulk. Items are counted by weight and are guaranteed accurate with +/- 2%.

Finishes: Specifications for available finishes are as follows:

  • Plain Brass: Solid brass, unpolished, unplated, sharp or raw edges.
  • Polished Brass: Solid brass, polished, free from burrs, scratches or rough edges, unlacquered.
  • Lacquered Brass: Solid brass, polished and finished with a protective lacquer. (If not listed, please ask if we can. There will be an additional charge per thousand).
  • Nickeled: Solid brass or steel, polished, nickel-plated.
  • Gold Plate: Solid brass, polished, nickel-plated, followed by a layer of 24 karat gleaming gold plate. Please note…due to the high costs in gold plating most items are not carried in stock and must be specially plated for your order. Please allow 2-3 weeks for these items.