To place an item in layaway you first need to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 618-656-9868 to make sure the item can be placed in Layaway. Once you find out that your item is acceptable you can begin the checking out process.
"Check out" the item online with a credit or debit card just like a normal transaction on the website but be sure to write "Layaway" in the comment box. Your order status will then be change from “Processing” to "Layaway".
Your card will not be charged the full amount at the time of checkout. However a 30% deposit is required to hold the item.
There is also a one item limit in layaways as well, and you will not be able to place a new layaway until your old layaway is closed and paid in full.
AIK’s layaway system gives you 60 days to pay off your layaway; AIK does not require a nonrefundable charge like other companies, nor do we have the attitude that you encounter from other companies. We actually appreciate your business and value you as a customer/collector.
However, if you do not pay off your layaway after 60 days you will be charge a $35 late fee and your item will be relisted to the site. If you cancel your LayAway you will be charged a 20% restock fee (which is taken from the total cost of the knife), (For instance if the item you placed in LayAway cost $300, you will be charged a 20% restock fee which would be $60). or a $35 cancellation fee whichever is greater.
After the 30% deposit is made two equal payments for the remaining balance are due at the 30 day and 60 day mark. You can apply whatever amount you wish at any time to pay off your item however a minimum payment is due at the 30 day and 60 day regardless. If we do not hear from you then it will be automatically applied on those dates.
The deposit and other payments towards the layaway will be charged to your card throughout the 60 days and you will be notified with an email or call letting you know your card has now been charged.
If you have an item on layaway and the credit/debit card payment you make on the item is denied, then you have three days to apply the payment or the item will be relisted and it will be taken out of layaway.
AIK has been in the business since 1987. We are specialists in automatic knives, but would be happy to handle any type of knives for you, Manual or Auto, custom or factory, antique or current production, and can handle any sized collection. large or just one individual piece.
Contact us via phone or email with information about the knives that you want to sell. We handle all the pictures and write-ups, and will work out pricing with you once we receive your knives.
Once a knife is sold, you will receive 75% of the final sale price of the knife. We have no other bogus or administrative fees and usually have your items listed on the site within the week they arrive.
Send your knives you would like to sell to our Custom Shop location: c/o
AIK: Attn Andrew
8710 Rosewood Hills Dr
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Make sure you include your contact information and the prices you would like us to sell the items for. Once we receive your knives, we will contact you via email or phone.
Thanks, we appreciate your business!