Can I buy fireworks from you?
Well, that depends. Many of the items we carry require a Federal Explosives License or permit from BATFE. We also carry 1.4g consumer items but we do not sell to the general public – we’re wholesalers! If you are purchasing 1.4g for resale at your store, tent, or whatever and have a retail merchants certificate or state issued permit for resale – or if you have an ATF license/permit, we are happy to sell you 1.4g product all day long.
If you do not have an ATF license/permit but are interested in getting one, don’t hesitate to contact us! We’ll be happy to help any way we can – you can even stop by and we’ll help you fill out the form. It’s not so hard. We’ve even got some extra fingerprint cards lying around. We can also provide a contingency letter if you’re within a reasonable distance.
OK, I have an ATF license/permit or a consumer store. What’s the next step?
Check out our product online or at our demo and come buy our fireworks!
We’ll need a valid copy of your ATF license and a valid photo ID when you come pick up your order if you’re purchasing 1.3g product. We’ll ask you to fill out a customer information form (it’s short, I promise) and make a copy of your license and ID. If the ATF license is under a company name we will also need a copy of the ATF “Notice of Clearance”, showing the Responsible Person(s) under the company license. Only those listed as a “Responsible Person” can pick up fireworks unless an authorization form is completed, signed, and on file.
Email us at [email protected] or call (812)623-0099 and we’ll schedule an appointment. We fill orders by appointment only – so if you just show up we might not be there. You can email or fax us your order ahead of time. Our fax number is (812)645-3807. This helps quite a lot, and can save us all time! When you come, we’ll sit down and make sure everything is right. You can change your order at any time before you leave, no sweat! We probably have something you didn’t know you wanted!
How do I make sure I get exactly what I want?
Well, this one is easy. Place your order, put down a non-refundable 50% deposit, and we will hold it for you until you need it. We try our best to ensure that we have enough of the most popular items, but we do run out of things. We don’t like it any more than you do when this happens. If you were counting on something and didn’t reserve it, we can always suggest a replacement – with soooo many cakes and shell assortments, we can usually find something that’s close enough, but we hate disappointing you. We’ve usually got everything in stock at demo time, so that’s often the best time to pick up or reserve.
Sometimes circumstances beyond our control (i.e. factory accidents in China, shipment delays, Coronavirus outbreaks, etc.) may make it so we don’t get the product that we ordered in a timely manner. If you have placed a currently-out-of-stock-but-expected-item on reserve and we do not get your item in stock in time for your display, we will help you find a suitable replacement. If we can’t find anything that makes you happy (which is pretty much inconceivable) then we will refund the applicable portion of your deposit for the items we didn’t get in. Wow, that was wordy. Basically, we will try to make you happy but our powers over the universe are, unfortunately, limited.
How can I pay for these fireworks?
We accept cash, credit, and debit cards. We’re getting pretty close to the point where we won’t take checks, so touch base with us first if that’s how you are planning on paying.
Hey, can I get a discount?
What? You’re still reading? Volume discount programs are just not for us. We want the customer who’s ordering 5 cases to get the same great prices as the guy who’s getting 500 cases. Plus we always try to make our prices fair from the start! We do offer a rebate in product on orders over $100,000 that are picked up at the same time. Contact us for more details!
Can you ship me fireworks?
Yup, we sure can. 1.4g product can go by common carrier, so that’s not too bad. 1.3g though – that’s another story. It’s expensive, and we hate that, but if you are unable to transport the product yourself, it may be the best option for you. We’re working on establishing regular shipping lanes that might come pretty close to you, because it will always be cheaper if we can combine multiple orders in one trip. We love it when you talk to other pyros in your area and want to share a delivery. We want you to spend your money on fireworks, not shipping! Contact [email protected] for details or if you’d like a shipping quote.
Here’s a link to our business on Google Maps so you can see how easy we are to get to.
Do you offer ship-show insurance?
Yup. We are able to offer general liability insure that will cover damage to property or spectators to qualified customers. For more about what “qualified” means, how it works and what it costs, contact [email protected] or call (812)623-0099.
Will you deliver to our club shoot for free?
Maybe. That sounds like fun. Did you invite us? We’re trying to get out more and feel the breeze, and smell the smoke. One of our goals for next year is to go to more club shoots because they’re a ton of fun and we love to see people enjoying our product! Email [email protected] to make sure your shoot is on our radar and we’ll try to come on out, deliver some fireworks, and have a good time!
Do you accept returns?
Mostly no. We understand that sometimes shows get cancelled, and in those instances we are willing to work with you as long as certain conditions are met. The product must be in exactly the same condition it was in when you received it, because otherwise we cannot resell it. If the product is not in a saleable condition, we are unable to accept it for a refund. Our second condition is probably not going to be your favorite, but returns are subject to a restocking fee of 25%. We know each situation is different, so we are happy to review your specific circumstance with you if need be.
What should I expect if I come to an open shoot?
If you know us at all, you know that the #1 rule at Lynch Imports is “don’t get hurt!” That rule also extends to you when you are our guest at either the demo or an open shoot (or any other event we might host). This means that before we allow you to shoot anything, we will require you to wear proper personal protective equipment in accordance with OSHA guidelines for a fireworks display site (linked here). Specifically, you must use PPE for your head, eyes, hearing, and feet (helmet, safety glasses, ear protection, close-toed shoes), and wear long-sleeved and long-legged clothing made of cotton, wool, or similar flame-resistant cloth. (And yes, we do expect you to follow these requirements even when it is hot outside.) This also means no smoking or open flame within 50 feet of any fireworks, and no alcohol or drug use. We will also ask you to sign a waiver and expect you to comply with any of our written or verbal instructions. If you need to borrow some gear for the day or have any questions, give us a call and we will be happy to figure something out. Hopefully, you are already familiar with and always follow these safety guidelines, but if not then maybe we will be a good influence on you. The bottom line is, we want everyone to have as much fun as possible, and nobody has any fun if anybody gets hurt.
Terms and Conditions:
You, as buyer, are notified that fireworks are extremely dangerous. Their handling, storage, transportation, and use are an ultra-hazardous activity that pose significant risks to life and property. No warranties are expressed or implied by Lynch Imports LLC, it’s owners, employees, agents, associates, friends, family, favorite actors, etc., etc.
Buyer is responsible for compliance with all state, federal, and local laws and regulations pertaining to the handling, storage, transportation, and use of all items purchased. Lynch Imports LLC shall not be liable in any civil or criminal action for any arrest, accident, or injury that occurs during buyer’s transportation, handling, storage, or use of merchandise.
We’re serious about compliance and want you to be too. We’re here to help you however we can. We mean it. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time. We love talking with folks about fireworks – even when it’s about compliance. If we’re all as educated and as safe as possible, our grandchildren will have a chance to grow up loving fireworks too. The only stupid question is the one you don’t ask!
We reserve the right to sell to anyone at any time and limit quantities available for sales. If it looks to us like you’re doing something shady, we’re going to send you packing. Sorry/not sorry – we’re required to do so. See 27 CFR 555.106 in the ATF regulations/orange book!