Order Fireworks Online
With the aid of Internet, a lot of people have stopped buying things in stores or malls or supermarkets and decide to buy things online instead. There are hundreds of items you can now buy online, both new and old; among those, fireworks. If you want to order fireworks online, there are a few things you need to know.
First of all, fireworks are considered dangerous material, so there are many laws that regulate the purchases of fireworks, be it online or in a store.
First of all, you need to be of age in order to order fireworks online. Like alcohol and tobacco, fireworks can be very dangerous when handled by children. You have to be at least old enough to be held responsible for your acts in case an accident happens when you are using fireworks.
Therefore, you will have to prove that you are an adult before you can order fireworks online. Some stores will ask for a scanned copy of your drivers license or other document that proves your age. This is considered enough proof by most online stores. Others will ask you to fax them a copy of your drivers license, because they consider it is more difficult to fake than a scanned digital file. Personally, I tend to think that if you can fake a drivers license, you can fake its digital or faxed version as well.
There are other stores that add an extra layer of security for customers who order fireworks online. If the address on the drivers license is within reasonable driving distance of the store, they will ask for the holder to come personally for the first purchase. Afterwards, they will keep him or her on file and there will be no need for such a visit for future orders.
Another thing to take into consideration if you order fireworks online is that in some states, they are sold only on special times of the year, or in seasons. These are normally close to holidays, such as the fourth of July. If you are not sure about when these seasons start in your area, it would not hurt to call the store first and ask. The cost of the call overrides the inconvenient of paying for an order and then finding out that you will have to wait 3 or 4 months before you can receive your fireworks.
And while we are on the subject, remember if you order fireworks online that each state has different laws. Just because a purchase quantity and timing is legal in your state, that does not mean that it is also legal in the state of the seller, and vice versa. For extra safety, it is wise to check both states regulations when you order fireworks online. Fortunately, most of these sites have that information available.
Finally, remember that it is illegal to order fireworks online from another country, since the permit you would need to import them and the process to go about it is very problematic for what it is worth.