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Note: Our office is closed from 9/18 to 10/16/2017
Note: Orders placed after 8am Sept 16th, 2017 will be shipped starting October 17th, 2017.
Order... S&D is: *
1 item $6.49 per item
2-4 items $4.49 per item
5 or more $3.99 per item
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* Shipping & Delivery prices reflect shipping to U.S.A. addresses only.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Software Products


How much is S&D in the U.S?

Limited Time S&D prices
If you order... ... S&D is: *
1 item $6.49 per item
2-4 items $4.49 per item
5 or more items $3.99 per item
* Prices reflect shipping to U.S.A. addresses.

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Do you offer expedited shipping?

Yes, we currently offer USPS Priority expedited shipping. Most orders are shipped with the United States Postal Service, regular mail.

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I live outside the U.S. Do you ship outside of the U.S?

Sorry, at the moment we have discontinued shipping outside the U.S. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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How long does it take for my order to arrive?

We usually ship orders in 1-2 business days (excludes holidays, and when we close one week for christmas eve to new years day). Because most orders are shipped through regular mail with the United States Postal Service, please allow 7-14 business days for delivery. Note: Alaska, Hawaii and other U.S. Territories may take longer.

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How do I cancel or make changes to an order?

Please submit a request at our Customer Service page. Due to rapid shipment of our system, we may not be able to change or cancel your order. In the event that we are unable to process your cancel or change request, we do offer a 30-day exchange/money-back guarantee. All parts must be returned with the item. Customer is responsible for return postage and all shipping charges. (We do not offer exchanges or returns, if the product was exported outside of the U.S.) This offer is not valid for customers who resell our products.

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How do I change the quantity in my shopping cart?

Locate the quantity (Qty) box in your shopping cart next to the title you want to change -- the cart is on the right side of the web site, and the Qty box is in front of each title you have in your cart. Click inside the Qty box to delete the number and type in the quantity you wish to order. You must click on “Update Cart” for the system to recognize your changes.

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Can I pay with a check or money order?

Yes. We are pleased to announce that Planet CD-ROM can now accept orders by mail with a check or money order. Please click here for a printable form to mail with your order. Fill out the form completely -- this will help us process your order correctly. All payments must be in U.S. funds.

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Do you accept PayPal?

Yes! We currently accept PayPal on our web site. We are happy to accept all major credit cards, e-Check and bank transfer payments through PayPal. You will have the option to use PayPal during the checkout process. For regular credit card orders, PayPal has a new feature that does not require an account to be created. It's safe, fast and secure!

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Do you accept debit cards?

Yes. We're delighted to accept Debit Cards / Check Cards that have a Visa or Mastercard logo. Simply enter in the requested information as you would a standard credit card.

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Is it safe to use my credit card online?

We have made our site as secure as possible for your protection. Our shopping system uses 128-bit SSL Encryption. You can click on the Verisign logo on our checkout pages in order to view our certificate. However, if you do not wish to use the online shopping cart system, you may fax your order to (888) 484-7373 -- please use our printable fax form:

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What does "Invalid CheckSum" mean?

This error specifically indicates that one or more numbers have been incorrectly typed for the credit card number. For example, if you have accidentally typed 3 instead of 4, this is a CheckSum error. Check the number, correct any mistakes, and try again.

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What do I do when it tells me "Authorization Denied"?

Since denied orders are not submitted into our database due to the error, we do not have the deny reason available to reference. We have found that typing a number wrong, or listing an incorrect expiration date can cause a denial. Also, please be sure the billing address is exactly as listed with your credit card company. If the information you have provided is correct, you may wish to contact your card company for further assistance .

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Can I fax my credit card order?

Yes. Click here for our credit card fax order form. Please print all information clearly and fax it to Planet CD-ROM at 1-805-226-5238.

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How can a school order?

We understand that most schools require an invoice for purchasing approval, or use purchase orders. Although we do not accept purchase orders, we do have a solution and are more than happy to work with you on this.

  • For your convenience, we have a printable fax order form specifically for school purchases: click here to view and print. (Print multiple copies if you need more space).
  • Fill out the form completely, including the names and product codes of the items you wish to order. Sample product code: pc12345
  • Please complete the address section with full names, no abbreviations. We will contact you at the phone number you list if there are any questions about your order. We will send confirmation emails to the email address you list.
  • If you are located in Virginia, please include a tax exempt form. We will keep it on file for any of your future orders.
  • Fax the completed form(s) to PlanetCDROM at (888) 484-7373 or (650) 872-7135.
  • We will create a mock invoice and fax it over to the number that you indicate on the order form (usually your accounting department).
  • When your accounting department or district approves your purchase, and you have the check for your order, please mail your payment along with the mock invoice within 30 days of placing the order.
  • Once we receive your payment, we will send you a confirmation email to tell you that it arrived, and we will process the order.
  • Please allow 10-14 business days for your order to arrive. Orders over $50 will ship via UPS Ground with a signature required.

If you have any questions at all, please contact Customer Service and we will be glad to assist you.

Our pricing scale for school orders is the same as regular orders:

Limited Time New S&D prices
If you order... ... S&D is: *
1 item $6.49 per item
2-4 items $4.49 per item
5 or more items $3.99 per item
100 or more items $3.49 per item
* Prices reflect shipping to U.S.A. addresses.

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Do you offer an affiliate program?

Yes. Please click here to get more information and to sign up for the Planet CD-ROM affiliate program.

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What is your return policy?

We are delighted to offer a 30-day exchange/money-back guarantee! This includes a refund on the S&D charge for items that are free. All parts must be returned with the item. Customer is responsible for return postage and international shipping charges back to us. This offer is not valid for customers who resell our products.

Please click on the link below and print out our return form. Please fill it out and include it with your return. Our return address is listed on the form:

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What is your privacy policy?

Our Privacy Pledge to You, Our Customers

Planet CD-ROM respects your privacy, therefore we treat any identifiable information regarding our customers, users, and subscribers with the utmost confidence. Any information you give us is held with the highest professional care and security, and will not be used in ways to which you have not consented.

When you purchase products from Planet CD-ROM or use our services, we place you on our in house list to receive email regarding updates about special offers, new products, and new services. You can unsubscribe very easily at any time by following the simple instructions in the email you receive. It is our policy and practice not to send unwanted email.

We reserve the right to modify this policy at anytime.

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Software Products

Why doesn't my CD show Windows XP?

If we list the program as Windows XP compatible, that means that we have tested it on our own computers and found that it worked on Windows XP. We test all of our software on Windows XP and earlier Windows systems, even if the original CD-ROM does not list them. If it passes our test, the compatible systems are then listed on the software page in our catalog.

What does this mean for you? When you receive your CD-ROM, the package may not list Windows XP as a compatible system, even though our catalog page says it will work on XP. This is because the program was manufactured before Windows XP was available. If you order a product that we list for Windows XP, and it does not work on your system, please contact us before returning the item -- we can help you install the program, and direct you to the manufacturer for more detailed support. Product Support

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Why didn't my CD come in a box or case?

We buy CDs in bulk from the manufacturers. This is how we are able to offer them for such low prices. Many of our CDs will ship in the retail case. Sometimes, the manufacturers do not include the box in order to lower costs, and the CD is shipped to you in a paper sleeve. All our CDs are new and unused . We indicate on every software item whether that individual CD is packaged in a sleeve or jewel case. It is important to us that our customers have as much information about their purchase up front.

The type of packaging for each product can be found by clicking on an item for more details. At the top of the page you will see the image of the product. Directly below the image you will see the word "Package" followed by the type of packaging for that product. Possible types of packaging include: sleeve, sleeve with manual, jewel case, and retail box.

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Can I get technical support?

In the interest of providing you with accurate product support, Planet CDROM no longer provides technical support. It is our goal to eventually provide you with only pre-qualified manufactured supported products. Most of such software we sell is currently supplied to us by one major publisher. You may contact them for support here:

For all other titles you will need to contact the original manufacturer for technical support. If technical support is not available you might find help in our Product List A-Z FAQ section here: Tech Support A-Z FAQ Section

Your satisfaction is our number one goal. That's why we have a 30-day money back guarantee. If you are unhappy for any reason, we are glad to offer a refund as described in our Return Policy. Click here to view our Return Policy.

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