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Desperate Enterprises, Inc.
6831 Ridge Rd. Wadsworth, OH 44281 USA

Postal Address:
P.O.Box 604, Sharon Center, OH 44274 USA

(800) 732-4859 (330)239-0500 FAX (330) 239-0600
Hours: 8:00AM to 5:00PM Mon-Fri Eastern Time


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Desperate Enterprises commenced operations in 1987 when Bob Secrist, the owner, had a vision to feed upon the wealth of his 25 years of experience and expertise in the field of Antique Advertising. Since 1969, he continually purchased and traded his way to having one of the most extensive collections of advertising collectibles in America. In the 1970's, advertising collectibles were abundant and could be purchased for next to nothing. The 1980's brought many collector's to this growing phenomena and prices rose drastically. Bob discovered that the more sought after and desirable advertising pieces were ending up in collections, never to be seen again. This made it very difficult for anyone other than the wealthy to pursue this passion. Mr. Secrist's vision was to reproduce some of the more popular images and make them available at modest prices. Beginning with just two images, Bob founded Desperate Enterprises in 1987. Since that time Desperate Enterprises has reproduced over 2100 different signs and has introduced several different products including: tin signs, refrigerator magnets, and light switch plates.

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Standard FEDEX ground is free within the contiguous US. Orders weighing less than 10 pounds will ship via Federal Exress SmartPost.  Alaska orders are sent with no shipping charge from Ohio to Seattle, customer pays additional shipping amount for shipping from Seattle to Alaska. Hawaiian orders are sent with no shipping charge from Ohio to Los Angeles, customer pays additional shipping amount for shipping from Los Angeles to Hawaii.

  • Standard turnaround time is 3-4 business days.  This time will become longer (4-5 business days) during the holiday season from October through December.
  • Orders are shipped on a first come, first served basis.  If you require a Rush shipment, please call 800-732-4859 for additional charges and approximate shipping time.

We do not have a drop shipping program in place.  If you need us to drop ship for you, you will loose the quantity discounts.   For example, if you order 15 signs sent to your address, you will pay $6.33 each.  If you order 15 signs and have us send one each to 15 different addresses, you will pay $12.00 each.  With the cost of our boxes, shipping and labor involved in packing each order, there is no way we can work around this policy.

  • Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover credit cards
  • COD certified check (a FEDEX charge of $10.00 will be added)
  • Personal check mailed in with your order
  • Wire Transfers



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  • Phone orders at 800-732-4859
  • Mail order to: PO BOX 604, Sharon Center OH 44274



All damaged product and/or shortages MUST be reported within 10 days upon receipt of your order. "Damaged product" refers to scratches or bent items that may have occurred during shipping. We do not accept returns for faded products. Our products are designed for Interior Wall Decor and not for outdoor use. Please inspect your order carefully prior to discarding any packing material.  If a return or exchange needs to be made, please contact us prior to returning the merchandise for proper instructions.  Returns are subject to a 15% restocking fee.


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  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  • What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  • The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.
Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we'll use this information to contact you.

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If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 800-732-4859 or via email.

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