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    Shipping Questions

    Can you ship fireworks to my state?

    We do not ship fireworks to California, New York, and other select states. We do ship wedding sparklers and ground eligible items like gender reveal smokes to 48 states. Please see our dedicated Fireworks Shipping page for details.

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    How do I qualify for free shipping?

    To receive free shipping on an order containing fireworks, ensure your order total is at least $500 ($999 WA). Wedding sparklers always receive free shipping.

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    Will my fireworks be shipped to my home?

    Yes. Fireworks are shipped by common carrier (semi-truck) to your home or to the nearest freight terminal, and you can pick up your order there. Note a phone number that will be answered is very important for the freight company to arrange delivery. An adult must sign for the delivery.

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    How long will it take to get my fireworks order?

    Fireworks orders typically ship within 2 business days, provided they have passed our fraud checks. Once the freight company has picked up your order, it typically takes 3 to 7 business days to reach you, depending on your location. Fireworks orders placed during the high seasons in December or June can take longer to process in our warehouse and to receive. Note that once the order has left our warehouse, we have no control over how fast it moves.

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    How long will it take to get my wedding sparkler order?

    Wedding sparklers and ground eligible items typically ship within 1 to 2 business days. They are usually received within 3 to 7 business days.

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    How long will it take to get my gender reveal fireworks?

    Gender reveal fireworks typically ship via freight within 1 to 2 business days and are usually received within 5 to 7 business days. Note that it can take longer if the carrier has delays or if you have placed your order in June or December.

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    How will I know when my order will arrive?

    We will email you a shipment confirmation that contains a tracking number when your order is picked up by the freight company. It is a good idea to monitor the shipment progress, and to contact the carrier if there are any exceptions. Note that the carrier will call to arrange delivery, so you must answer your phone or contact the carrier directly in order to schedule a delivery appointment.

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    Buying Fireworks Online

    Can I really buy fireworks online?

    Yes, you can buy fireworks online from Captain Boom. We can ship to many states, but you are responsible for complying with your state and local laws. We do not provide refunds if your fireworks are confiscated by the authorities.

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    Can I buy wholesale fireworks from Captain Boom?

    Captain Boom does offer case pricing on fireworks, generally at a discount if we have sufficient supply. We do not sell bulk wholesale fireworks.

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    What is your substitution policy?

    At Captain Boom Fireworks we make every effort to fill your order as placed. However, because of the highly seasonal demand for our fireworks, it may be necessary to make a substitution. Substitutions will be a product from the same category and will be of equal or greater value. We cannot guarantee the substituted item will have the same colors or effects, but we will make every effort to send similar items when possible.

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    How old do I have to be to buy fireworks online?

    You must be at least 18 years old to purchase fireworks from Captain Boom.

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    Do you sell M-80's or Cherry Bombs?

    No. M-80's and Cherry Bombs are not fireworks; they are classified as illegal explosive devices.

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    What is the Michigan Fireworks Safety Fee?

    When Michigan Law changed in 2012, a 6% fireworks safety fee was required for retail sales of fireworks in Michigan. This fee is in addition to the 6% state sales tax. If you are a Michigan retail fireworks customer, you will see the sales tax calculate in your basket as 12% in order to incorporate this fee. Some items we sell are exempt from the fee. When you purchase exempt items you will see a 6% credit for each exempt item in your basket.

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    Fireworks Displays and Training

    How can I buy a professional fireworks display?

    Captain Boom has over 40 years experience performing professional displays, and we can help you do your own display using consumer fireworks that can rival a professional display. We have pre-selected fireworks assortments that work very well for a wedding fireworks display or for any other occasion.

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    How long will my fireworks show last?

    That depends on how many fireworks you put in it! To estimate how long your show will last, it works well to plan 30 seconds per 500g cake. If you have some longer lasting devices, add those in separately. We have found that for a wedding fireworks display, a 5 to 10 minute show works really well.

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    How can I get trained to be a professional fireworks display operator?

    Captain Boom is certified to teach the PGI Display Operator Course. Please send us an email and we'll respond with details.

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