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The mycomicshop.com Subscription Service allows you to preorder comics, statues, and other items at substantial discounts. Most comics are available for pre-order approximately two months before they are published.
The Previews Catalog
The list of items available for pre-order is known as the Previews Catalog. A new catalog comes out once a month, usually on the 1st or a day or two earlier. You can preorder from the Previews Catalog for the current month and the previous month. You browse through the Previews Catalog, put the items that you want to preorder into your subscription service shopping cart, and then place your order. Subscription service orders are placed separately from other orders at mycomicshop.com
All items available for preorder are offered at discounts ranging from 12% to 30% off the retail price. Although the exact discount percentage varies from item to item, the average discount is roughly 12% base, 15% for orders of $50 or more, 20% on orders of $150 or more, and 30% on orders of $300 or more.
Each month we also offer about 100 “Super Saver” graphic novels and other items at tremendous discounts: 30% to 50% off retail.
Items ordered late from the previous month’s catalog are available at a 10% discount.
Subscribing to a title
If you want to order the same title issue after issue, you can use our “Standing Order Generator” (available within the Previews Catalog) to automatically generate a list of items from the current month’s catalog that match titles that you have previously ordered.
Our subscription service is not a good choice if you only want one or two titles each month, unless you don’t mind the $5.00 shipping charge per shipment. Both Marvel and DC Comics offer single title subscriptions to many of their titles, which may be a better option if you want just one or two titles a month.
When you submit your first preorder, you choose whether you want to receive shipments monthly, twice monthly, or weekly. Additionally, if you choose weekly shipping you may choose that we hold your shipment until it totals a given number of items or dollars.
When the items that you preordered are produced and shipped to us by the publisher, we will hold them for you until your next scheduled ship date. Subscription service orders ship on Thursday, so your shipment will go out every Thursday if you’ve chosen to ship weekly, one Thursday a month if you’ve chosen to ship monthly, etc.
For customers in the United States, we offer flat rate shipping at $5 per shipment (through the post office, $9 through UPS) no matter how much you order. Shipments outside the United States will be charged exact shipping cost.
Piggybacking your mycomicshop orders on your next subscription service shipment
One benefit of using our subscription service is that you can “piggyback” your regular mycomicshop.com orders on your next subscription service shipment, meaning that the order will be combined with your subscription service shipment. Customers who have a pending subscription service shipment will automatically be offered the option to piggyback their order while choosing a shipping method during checkout. This option is available for both domestic and international customers, with no additional shipping costs for shipments within the United States. Please note that this option is not available for orders containing auction or consignment items.
First time subservice customers are unable to “piggyback” megastore shipments to their subservice until that month’s subservice order has been placed. Subscription service orders are usually placed the Monday after the subservice deadline.
Managing and tracking your preorders
Our system keeps track of everything you have preordered, and you can review the status of all your preorders at any time in your account. If something that you preordered is later cancelled by the publisher, as sometimes happens, you will be automatically refunded and notified of the cancellation.
For more information, please read our Sub Service Terms.
Our goal is to provide the friendliest, fastest and most affordable subscription service available via the web or anywhere else. Any questions or suggestions for improving our Subscription Service should be directed to: email@example.com