FAQ, Shipping, Payments

CONTACT US if you need assistance with an order, return, registering a dealer/distro account, or have any other questions. 

We take payments via PayPal and Credit Card. If you would like to pay by another method, please reach out to us via the Contact Us page. 
My payment on my order/statement/PayPal says "awaiting payment", "pending", or "hold". What's wrong?
That's normal, no action required! We don't capture your payment until the order ships. We do this for a few reasons: 1) If you decide to cancel the order, we can simply cancel the transaction without needing to refund. Any "pending" or "hold" status will disappear with the transaction in a few days. 2) If you want to change the order before we ship, we might not need to re-charge your card. 

We will capture funds sooner on pre-orders with longer wait times to avoid expiration of the authorization .


-Free shipping on orders over $100+ for USA retail customers ONLY. Our choice of carrier, may be USPS, FedEx, or UPS.
-International customers are responsible for all shipping costs as well as all other customs/duties/taxes/fees related to import


When will my order ship?
In stock orders placed before 4pm EST Mon-Fri will typically be boxed up and ready to ship same day. USPS orders will be in the hands of the postal service by 5pm. FedEx/UPS orders will probably be picked up same day. On rare occasion, FedEx/UPS will stop by before 4pm, and that's out of our control. If that's the case, your package will go out the next day! 



You may return new items with no signs of use within 30 days of delivery for a full refund less all shipping costs. We'll pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.). 

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, please Contact Us with your order number and details about the product you would like to return. We will respond quickly with instructions for how to return items from your order.

On a few occasions (typically for customers outside the United States), they never get any of our emails. We've found that sometimes the emails get blocked by a spam filter, so add hello@cusackmusic.com to your safe senders list.

Our website automatically sends these emails when you place an order and when we ship. Sometimes you put in the wrong email, it happens. Reach out to me and I'll look into it.



Who pays customs duties and taxes?
The buyer is liable to pay all import duties and taxes. I cannot estimate what these are because they are different for every country. We will NOT ship the items as gifts or declare a lower value. I know it's annoying to pay extra fees, but it's part of buying internationally.

What international shipping carrier do you recommend?
The fastest and most reliable carriers we use are FedEX and UPS. They are usually more expensive, but if you're in a hurry and don't want to take the chance of your parts staying in limbo forever or going missing, we highly recommend them.

USPS First Class International is the most affordable and has also been the most unreliable by a high margin. We've seen some USPS First Class orders arrive in a week, other up to 12 weeks. In our experience, they have lost more packages than the rest of the carriers combined. Even though that sounds bad, I would guess only 1-2% of USPS packages face severe delays or go missing. We will NOT be offering refunds, re-shipments, or intensive package searches on orders shipped with them.

Unfortunately, we can only provided minimal assistance tracking down your package after it leaves our hands. We have the same abilities to track a package as you do, and we don't have any additional leverage with USPS/FedEx/UPS to provide additional info or to expedite. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

Do you ship to the United Kingdom? Germany?
We do not ship to Germany. We do not ship to retail customers in any country of the UK. Sorry about the inconvenience. Please reach out to our dealer GuitarFXDirect.com in the UK if you are interested in a pedal! 
EXCEPTION: If you are a business and have 1) a VAT number, and 2) a shipping account with an express (FedEx, UPS, DHL) shipper, we will ship to the UK.