Frequently Asked Questions
What are your office hours?
Monday to Friday 8:45 am to 4:00 pm. As we are a mail order business we are always at the other end of the phone or e-mail. Feel free to call us or email your queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you sell to individuals or schools only?
Anyone can purchase items. Individuals will be asked to prepay for their order.
How do I order?
You do not need to create an account to order from us.
Send a copy of the official school order form and we will send the items with an invoice.
Schools without official order forms are required to send an emailed order that displays school details. The teacher’s name and contact details must be supplied.
Phone, e-mail, fax or mail the order to us. We will provide payment options and details to you.
What payment options are available?
Our preferred method of payment is by Electronic bank transfer but you can pay by Cheque, Money Order or Credit card. Scorpio bank details can be found on your invoice or by contacting us.
Note: there is a 3 working day clearance on cheques.
Do you have credit card facilities?
Yes, please contact our office to arrange payment.
Note: there is a 1.50% surcharge for orders over $250.00.
How long will it take to dispatch my order?
Orders are dispatched promptly. Orders are packed in the order received but urgent orders will be given precedence. At peak periods our dispatch times usually increase. Your order will be sent by Australia Post.
What are the delivery options?
Your order will be sent by Australia Post. For expected delivery, please check their website.
Note: Urgent deliveries we can arranged through either Express Post or Courier delivery. There will be an additional charge for either of these services.
Can I pick up my order?
If you wish to pick up your order please let us know when you are coming and we will have the order ready for you.
Note: this can also be arranged outside office hours by prior arrangement.
Is the GST included in the catalogue price?
Yes, all prices include GST.
How do I find out if Scorpio have enough kits in stock?
Scorpio Technology endeavours to have plenty of kits on hand. All of our kits are packed locally so your order can be dispatched promptly.
We wish to resell your products. What do we need to do?
If you have a business that would like to re-sell our products please contact us to discuss Business to Business (B2B) pricing.
I recently ordered some kits from you but some will definitely be too hard for our kids. Can I return some of them and replace them with a few of the easier kits instead? I will obviously pay for postage.
Yes, you can return the kits. Please note that there is a 3 month window for this (unless agreed with the management).
It is great that you have tried out the kits prior to presenting to your students. Notify our office (by email) which kits you require. Send back the kits you no longer require. We will reissue your Tax invoice to reflect the changes.
The website teaching units are missing information that we require to make the kit. How can we get this information?
The online unit lets teachers assess the scope and type of work, develop a class plan, assess length of class required and so on, but has the IP (intellectual property) taken out to prevent others copying our designs.
The Teaching unit supplied with the order has complete instructions.
In addition, we would suggest not keeping a master copy off the web, as we do update our units from time to time, or change the designs and parts list. If you require it we are always happy to email you the latest teaching unit Please notify us if you did not receive a copy with your order.
We will be presenting your products during a professional learning weekend run by a Teachers Association. Can we receive a discount for these items?
We encourage teachers to experience making our kits prior to teaching the unit in the classroom, especially as the major benefit is not just how to make the kit, but if being presented by other teachers, it is about “How I teach this to my students”. To assist these professional Learning opportunities we usually by provide free kits to construct at the Workshop.
Please notify our Sales team by email email@example.com of your requirements, emphasizing that this a PD session run by DATTA etc.. We request a summary of the Workshop activities, who is running it and so on. We also appreciate feedback and photos afterwards.
Do you run professional learning sessions using your products?
In a word – No. We used to but we discontinued them. Instead we encourage teachers to experience making our kits prior to teaching the unit in the classroom: the PD sessions have TWO major benefits:
· Learning how to put the kit together and how to use it
· When presented by other teachers, it is about “How I teach this to my students”. As none of our staff are Technology Teachers we can provide some information and suggestions, but would much rather support these PD sessions run by teachers who can help you with those ideas, as they are the most value to you.