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Enjoy free shipping for orders of Deluxe Individual Kits, discount automatically applies at checkout.

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New Product!

We are excited to introduce our first accessory kit: the LED Magnifier Kit! It is a perfect companion to our Basic Classroom Kit.

Save 12% on this product when purchased with a Basic Classroom Kit, enter promo code "LEDKIT" at check out.

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1. When will I receive my order?

In-stock items ordered from the Foldscope store will ship immediately, typically within 1-2 business days. For US customers, transit typically takes another 2-6 business days. Transit times for other countries will vary. Deluxe Individual Kits are stocked in our warehouse and shipped from California. 

Please pay attention to announcements for out-of-stock items! You can still place purchase out-of-stock items (back-orders), but the items will start shipping at a later estimated date in the order they are received. 

2. When will my credit card be charged?

We will charge your credit card at check-out for all orders.

3. For which countries are the kits currently available? How are shipping costs calculated?

The Foldscope Kits are now shipping worldwide. We are working to open several distribution centers across the world, and to find reliable cost effective shipping partners. 

Shipping is charged based on using USPS. Customs fees (vary by country of destination) are paid by the customer on delivery of items and is not included in the costs. 

4. Why the difference in price between Deluxe Individual Kits and Classroom Kits? 

Our mission is to bring bring affordable scientific tools to everyone (not just communities who have the resources - but everyone). To make this possible and sustainable, we offer two different types of kits: the Deluxe Individual Kit, and various Classroom Kits.  

  • Deluxe Individual Kits provide a user with a Foldscope and everything they need to start exploring (cell separation tools, microfluidics tools, and dark field and phase contrast modules). Not only are these kits fantastic to help you get the most out of your Foldscope, but their proceeds directly subsidize our classroom kits. By purchasing a Deluxe Individual Kit, you directly support our mission!

  • Classroom Kits are designed for educators, humanitarian projects, and causes looking to cater to large groups of explorers. Thanks to the proceeds of Deluxe Individual Kits, we are able to bring the costs down to $1.75 per Foldscope.

Additional questions should be directed to info@foldscope.com.

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