Frequenty Asked Questions
1) Can I get the best copy you have if there are multiple copies?
Yes and no. Yes, we strive to make sure all the books that leave our warehouse are in VF-NM condition and to that end we do make a concerted effort to make sure that you, the customer, recieve the best possible book. At the same time, no. Due to the large volume of books that we deal with, it's sadly just not feasable for us to check the condition of each multiple of an in-stock item for each order.
2) Are there discount levels if I buy large quantities of books?
Yes, its called free shipping! No we do not offer any form of standard volume discounting tier. All our regular inventory comics are only 1 dollar each . Compare the price to your local comic shop's back issues, other online retailers, and even comic book convention dealers "discount" prices , we offer our books at lowest possible price that we can.
3) What about dealer wholesale discounts?
Unfortunately, after book is grade screened, cataloged, then filed into warehouse inventory we are simply "into the book" for too much to discount it any further than 1$ each. At the same time, if you are a comic book retail dealer ( you must have a vendors license and a tax ID #) we will gladly attempt to work with you on volumed discounts on uncatalogued stock from our warehouse. Please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Wholesale Inquiry" as the subject header.
4) Do you ever sell anything other than $1 books?
At the current time, the only products we sell that are not dollar books are our weekly specials.
5) What are the costs for International shipping?
At the current time, we do not ship internationally. We do have plans to ship internationally in the future.
6) Can I pay with anything other than PayPal?
We do accept all major credit cards and debit cards via Pay Pal. Pay Pal is an easy payment solution that affords secure transactions and protection for both the buyer and the seller. We do not accept cash, check , or money orders.
7) Some comics have multiple covers. Can I request which cover I will receive?
Sadly no. This is a question that we have wrestled with and have found no good solution. It's a logistical nightmare to even attempt to list and catalog the myriad of multiple covers that exist for all the books we offer. We are only able to offer so many books for only 1$ each by keeping our overhead low and streamlining our filing and order filling processes. Attempting to have individual listings and filings for each of the "32 different" covers for the '80's X-Men #1 is rather impossible to do in a timely cost effective manor.
8) Some of the comics you offer were originally on the newsstand in a poly-bag. Do they always come in a poly-bag?
See" multiple covers" F.A.Q. #7
9) Why are there no pictures of the books?
We do not provide picutes of our books on the website due to cost constraints. All of our books are only 1$. If we had to incur the added bandwidth costs, hosting costs, and labor costs to scan and post pictures of all our books, we could't feasably sell high quality books at the discount cost of only 1$.
10) Can I request scans of individual books prior to purchase?
No. This goes back to the cost effectiveness issues from FAQ #9.
11) Your only shipping option is USPS Priority. Why can't I have my books shipped via another courier, shipping tier, etc...?
If you order more than 100 comics from our regular inventory, we will ship your order for free via USPS Parcel Post.
12) You only ship your comics via USPS Priority or USPS Parcel Post. Why won't you ship via Media Mail or with another courier?
We do not ship via Media Mail due to the simple fact that our products do not fall under the prescribed guidelines of Media Mail. We won't ship via any courier other than USPS for the reasons of streamlining, over all value, and service. Even with full retail value insurance and priority flat rate shipping, your average per book price is still around $1.20 per comic book when ordering in lots of 50 books. Factor in that USPS Priority Flat Rate provides you with free tracking and 2-3 day shipping, it is easily the customer's best value for shipping. On our end, USPS Priority provides us with free shipping boxes, labels, invoices, tracking, Pay Pal integration, and a myriad of other things that allow us to streamline our operation and therefore NOT HAVE TO PASS ON EXTRA COSTS to you the customer.
13) When I get my order conformation e-mail from Pay Pal, what are the funny numbers in front of each comic book that I ordered?
That is the line item number from our real-time data base. Each of the comic titles we have in our inventory are assigned a line item number by our data base. Our data base uses these numbers to track the comics through our system as opposed to having to index and cross reference the whole Publisher/Year/Title/Issue# string. The only way we've been able to come up with to remove the line item number from the Pay Pal invoice involves a massive amount of programming and adding a lot of wait time to customer's search requests on the website. Slow down the entire website for a "cleaner" e-mail? If we can devise a simpler solution that still allows for a streamlined e-commerce site, sure. Till then......
14) What happens if I order a book and its lost in your warehouse? or I saw an Amazing Spider-Man #3 from the 1963 run on the website for dollar. I know its probably a typo and is from the 1999 Vol.2 run, but do I really get one anyway?
While we do strive to make sure that all the books in our inventory are listed properly and filed correctly in our warehouse, due to the enormous volume of books that we deal with, occasionally books are misfiled or mislisted. On those rare occasions that a customer places an order for a book that was mislisted in our inventory or is misfiled in the warehouse and unable to be located, the customer will be offered their choice of two options. We will contact the customer via e-mail to apprise them of the misfiled/mislisted book. At the customers discretion we can either, fill the order with an alternate book of the customers choice or issue a refund check to the customer via USPS mail with the rest of their original order.