Allegheny Surplus Outlet
INFORMATION ABOUT GOVERNMENT MILITARY SURPLUS
New / Unissued
• Like New
Nice / Very Good /
Near Mint (Boots)
• Return Policy
ABOUT GENUINE US GOVERNMENT SURPLUS:
We purchase most of our
military surplus directly from the United States Government and,
therefore, most of what we sell is GENUINE US
ISSUE. However, since we buy in mixed lots or whatever the Government is
offering at the time, our supply of an item, a certain condition or the
quantity we receive will vary from time to time. And if an item becomes
out of stock or happens to arrive to us in a mixed lot in a limited
quantity, these items need to be sorted, graded and sized. We cannot
simply pick up the phone and re-order an exact replacement. Furthermore,
the quality of GENUINE US military surplus we receive from the US
Government will also vary from shipment to shipment.
So please understand that when buying
GENUINE US Government military surplus especially our USED
NICE/VERY GOOD or GOOD condition items that there are “DEGREES” or
“RANGES” of deficiencies. Our NICE and VERY GOOD qualities of condition
are the SAME CONDITION and our GOOD quality condition is a step
Our used items WILL NOT NECESSARILY
ALWAYS HAVE EXACTLY THE SAME CONDITION. Some items may need
laundering or minor repair but all of the items that we sell will be
serviceable and the deficiency will not affect the intended use
of the item. For example: a “NICE or VERY GOOD” Trigger Finger
Mitten could look (or actually be) NEW except for staining. This
staining causes the mittens to be downgraded from NEW to either NEAR
MINT or VERY GOOD depending upon the extent of the staining. Another
example of “NICE or VERY GOOD” would be soiling, though not excessive,
and the mittens simply need laundering. However, in most cases, once
laundered you’ll be amazed at how good the item looks. And, furthermore,
in both cases the intended use of the mittens is not affected, in
this case – to keep your hands nice and warm. Furthermore, we try to
pick the ‘WORST’ (for lack of a better term) scenario for each condition
when taking our stock photos so we don’t misrepresent the condition of
Both our NEW and USED items may
or may not have a “DRMO” stamp on the label or
items. This Government stamp does not mean the merchandise
is defective. This stamp is used strictly to keep track of
Government inventory. We do not make a practice of removing this stamp
and cannot guarantee that the item you order will or will not have it.
However, these stamps can generally be removed by you with a product
called “Greased Lightning” in combination with another product called
“Goof Off” or “Goo Gone” and a nylon scrubbing brush without harming the
item. All of these cleaning products are available at various stores in
Brand New. Item may be in or out of
its’ original packaging. No soldier’s name on the label or item. Item
may or may not have “DRMO” stamp on the label or item. Please Note:
This Government stamp does not mean the merchandise is defective.
This stamp is used strictly to keep track of Government inventory.
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Item appears to be “LIKE NEW” but may have very slight signs of wear or previous
gentle use. May or may not have soldier’s name on the label or item. May
or may not have “DRMO” stamp on the label or item. Unfortunately, we
cannot guarantee that the item you order will or will not have a
soldier’s name or DRMO stamp on the label or item unless otherwise
stated in the specific auction.
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or VERY GOOD and NEAR MINT
Item shows signs of more wear or
previous use but no holes, rips, tears or other obvious deficiencies.
May or may not have soldier’s name on the label or item. May or may not
have “DRMO” stamp on the label or item. Unfortunately, we cannot
guarantee that the item you order will or will not have a soldier’s name
or DRMO stamp on the label or item unless otherwise stated in the
NEAR MINT boots will have no more than
10% wear on the sole, will show signs of use, but no holes, rips or
tears, will have plenty of life left.
This condition varies widely depending
upon the specific item and is generally your best bargain for the price.
Generally speaking “GOOD” means the item will be faded and will show
more signs of previous use and, in some cases, need minor repair.
For example: Alice packs, LBV’s, duffle bags, laundry bags and wet
weather bags may have small holes, small tears, loose stitching or
defective or missing snaps. However, these items are still serviceable
and will not affect the intended use of the item. In most cases our GOOD
condition simply means a lesser grade of NICE or VERY GOOD and may have
been professionally repaired or show signs of fading or minor defects
but, again, will NOT affect the intended use of the item.
Another example would be our Goretex jackets, rain gear and M-65 field
jackets and other similar textiles, whereby although they will not have
any holes, rips or tears, they may have been professionally repaired and
the majority will have fading. We do test all zippers (ZIPPERS ARE
CONCIDERED PART OF THE FUNCTIONAL CONDITION OF A GARMENT AND ARE TESTED
AND IN GOOD WORKING ORDER, UNLESS NOTED IN A SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION),
however, all snaps and other closures (Except Zippers) may or may not
work but will not affect the intended use of the item. May
or may not have soldier’s name on the label or item. May or may not have
“DRMO” stamp on the label or item. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee
that the item you order will or will not have a soldier’s name or DRMO
stamp on the label or item unless otherwise stated in the specific
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Some of the rain ponchos we receive
have larger amounts of milky colored glue around the neckline than
others do and this is normal and does not affect the intended use
of the poncho. The glue is added to prevent leaking around the neckline
and the rain ponchos with excessive amounts of this glue are considered
GOOD condition. Some of the rain ponchos we receive from the Government
have been treated by the Government with a special chemical to prevent
them from rotting. This chemical is harmless and can be easily removed
by soaking the poncho in a mild solution of pine sol and warm water in
your bathtub for several hours. Then hang to drip dry. This chemical may
or may not be present on both NEW and USED rain ponchos and is NOT
considered a deficiency.
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1. We offer a 5-day right of return on
each and every item we sell.
2. Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs and for sufficiently
packing and insuring returned items unless otherwise agreed upon.
3. Original shipping, handling and insurance fees are non-refundable
unless otherwise agreed upon.
4. All returns must be made within five (5) days after receiving item.
In order to be eligible to return your item(s), you must contact us within 5 days AFTER receipt of your order.
5. Items with defects in the material or workmanship will either be
refunded or replaced at our discretion.
6. All returns require a Return Merchandise Authorization code. A
purchased item may only be returned with an RMA (Return Merchandise
Authorization) number. To obtain an RMA number, simply contact us either
by phone at 1-814-337-7132 or email us using the Ask Seller A Question
Link located on the item page. Our hours are Mon-Fri, 8-5 EST.
7. Any items returned without a Return Merchandise Authorization will be
subject to a 15% re-stocking fee and/or returned to the sender at
his/her expense. Absolutely no refunds will be issued or replacements
sent without an RMA.
8. No refunds will be issued for shipping/handling/insurance fees unless
we made the mistake of sending the wrong size, color or item.
Please feel free
to contact us using the Ask Seller A Question Link if you have any questions
regarding our condition chart or return policy.