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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the benefits of buying a serviced typewriter?
    Most typewriters that surface in garage and estate sales or online on Facebook Marketplace, Kijiji, and eBay have been sitting in storage for decades. The oil and grease that used to make them smooth typers has congealed and become something closer to glue, collecting dust and debris and preventing the typewriter from working properly. Purchasing a serviced typewriter from a reputable shop or having a reputable shop service your typewriter is the best way to ensure you will have an excellent typing experience. This is where Ocean View Typewriters comes in! Shop our available typewriters and learn more about our Services.
  • Why buy a typewriter from Ocean View Typewriters?
    All Ocean View Typewriters undergo an extensive cleaning process and rigorous testing to ensure that our serviced typewriters will continue to be smooth, reliable typers for years to come. Read about How We Service Typewriters.
  • I'm looking for a typewriter that isn't currently available for sale on your website. How do I find out about your unserviced stock?
    We have many typewriters available that haven't yet been serviced but that can be reserved. Find out more on our How to Reserve a Typewriter page.
  • Where is Ocean View Typewriters located?
    Ocean View Typewriters is located in Queens County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • How do I contact you?
    Reach out to us by email at, call us at 416-526-4714, use the Contact Us form, or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram.
  • Is local pickup an option?
    Local pickup is available. Please Contact Us before placing your order.
  • Which countries do you ship to?
    We currently ship only within Canada. For more specific shipping information, visit our Shipping Policy page.
  • How do you pack your typewriters for shipping?
    We are experienced typewriter shippers and pack our typewriters carefully to ensure that they will arrive safely at their destination, using lots of packing materials and a good box. We ship using Canada Post Expedited Parcel and typewriters are fully insured. For insight into how we ship our typewriters, visit our Shipping a Typewriter page. For information on our shipping policy, visit our Shipping Policy page.
  • What do I do if I receive a damaged or nonworking item?
    If you have received a typewriter accessory (ribbon, dust cover, or button pin) that is defective or that was damaged during shipping, Contact Us immediately about the damage and include pictures and a description of the damage. If a serviced typewriter arrives with shipping damage, take pictures of the damaged box before opening, each unpacking step, and any damage to the typewriter and Contact Us immediately to discuss next steps. If the typewriter doesn't have any obvious damage but doesn't seem to be working properly, Contact Us so we can help troubleshoot the issue. Please review our Shipping Policy page for additional details.
  • Do you accept returns?
    All items sold by Ocean View Typewriters are final sale and nonrefundable unless a refund is approved by Ocean View Typewriters. Contact Us for more information.
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