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Fed up with my local comic shop forgetting to put standing orders issues aside for me - (Spiderman issue with Obama is the latest one) I did some research for on-line suppliers and found that Forbidden Planet offer 25% discount when placing a standing order.

As a long time collector and with prices on the increase with the dollar/pound exchange rate, i'm over the moon at this one.

There is a £5 delivery charge per subscription per month but the saving I have made (I normally have 15 - 20 per month but I am still better off to the tune of £10 per month.

Hopefully this might be of use to someone
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[Moderator]#1
Im not in to comics myself, but nice deal for those who are :thumbsup:
[mod]#2
Woooooooooooooaaaaaah

Looks good and then you say "£5 delivery charge" ......as in FIVE WHOLE POUNDS to have a comic delivered

Well, that's how it reads to me. You might want to ammend that bit and explain a bit more.

Is it £5 per month/per comic/per year/per subscription etc??
1 Like #3
Most retailers will calculate a monthly shipping cost based on the packet weight, of combined subs. If that's £5 a month for postgage on one title, it's very expensive.

I've recently started buying some comics from Heroes Assemble: here. I understand that Ace are very good too: here. I've also dealt with Red Hot Comics (owned by Ace), who are most helpful: here.

Good OP, so heat left, but hunt about and you can sometimes get up to 30-35% discount on some titles using subs schemes.
#4
Can any one confirm is this is £5 per month for delivery? I only want to subscribe to one title.
#5
I had a long standing subscription (about 4 years) cancelled by them as I only had 1 comic on it. Their policy as spelled out in their email to me is: "Our terms and conditions regarding subscriptions were updated a year ago and now require that you order a minimum of 3 ongoing monthly titles to qualify for a comics subscription" Nice to see that they're doing so well in this recession to enable them to turn away business.
#6
JIM1973ANDREWS
Can any one confirm is this is £5 per month for delivery? I only want to subscribe to one title.


man, you NEED to change your avvy!!!! :w00t:
#7
Yes it is per delivery which is why I suggested it was a deal for serious collectors. I order 15 - 20 titles per month and the £5 delivery is more than covered in the discount. They are sent by courier once a month.

Plus it cost me £15 recently to get a comic that should have cost me £1.65 because my local shop forgot to put a copy aside for me. So with a reliable service it should save me more in lost comics
#8
I've just started up a new comic subscription with Economic Comics. So far so good, excellent customer service. Postage and packing is very reasonable,e.g my latest delivery is 3 comics all for £1.80 postage. they come well packaged too. Ordered Previews too and was only charged the magazine rate for postage and had comics in that delivery too. Here is the link:
http://www.economic-comics.co.uk/index.php
#9
are you sure about those shipping charges, i don't think it would normally be that expensive, it's just because you order so many, i think for the majority it will only be £2 a month - see below.

"Shipping Charges within the UK are as follows:

£0.01 - £7.99 = £2.00 p&p
£8.00 - £17.99 = £3.00 p&p
£18.00 - £24.99 = £4.00 p&p
£25.00 and over = £5.00 p&p
£25.00 and over to Northern Ireland = £13.00 p&p"
#10
srw_topbloke
Yes it is per delivery which is why I suggested it was a deal for serious collectors. I order 15 - 20 titles per month and the £5 delivery is more than covered in the discount. They are sent by courier once a month.

Plus it cost me £15 recently to get a comic that should have cost me £1.65 because my local shop forgot to put a copy aside for me. So with a reliable service it should save me more in lost comics


i actually stopped collecting comics as FP NEVER got my subs right - was back in 2003 when i was collecting all the 80's revival lines i.e.
transformers g1
transformers vs gi joe
transformers armada
gi joe frontline
thundercats
thundercats and battle of the planets
transformers art of war
he-man &MOTU
MOTU battle....(cant member full title)
TNMT
plus some other spin offs i cant recall right now. basically if it was from the 80's i was collecting the comics. I was spending up to 100 quid a month on comics and they STILL couldnt get it right. Hope you have more luck then but there is nothing worse than missing an issue from a set :(
#11
Genuine question; are these comics collected for investment purposes ?

In the past I collected sought after mint condition Nintendo64 games and made a good profit on them.
#12
srw_topbloke
Yes it is per delivery which is why I suggested it was a deal for serious collectors. I order 15 - 20 titles per month and the £5 delivery is more than covered in the discount. They are sent by courier once a month.

Plus it cost me £15 recently to get a comic that should have cost me £1.65 because my local shop forgot to put a copy aside for me. So with a reliable service it should save me more in lost comics


you spend £100 per month just on postage for 'comics' ??!!

ouch :?
#13
There is a £5 delivery charge per subscription per month

Surely you just mean per month?

You can't mean that if you buy 10 comics per month, you'd pay £50 postage every month, can you?
#14
Sorry if this isn't clear but i have a subscription for a number of comics and it cost me £5 regardless of the amount of comics -
#15
Nesima
Genuine question; are these comics collected for investment purposes ?

In the past I collected sought after mint condition Nintendo64 games and made a good profit on them.


I have been collecting for over 30 years and I suppose some of it is investment as one day i'll sell them. A full run would be worth more than odd issues but i enjoy the stories and art.
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Nesima
Genuine question; are these comics collected for investment purposes ?

In the past I collected sought after mint condition Nintendo64 games and made a good profit on them.


Ive run and owned a comic store for the last 15 years..

Comics are for reading.. I wouldnt suggest getting them for investment at the moment.. ok popping into your local store on the day the obama spidey cover was release and grabbing a couple and slapping them on ebay.. RRP about £3 Ebay was sellin up to £100 the same day..

but now the prices have calmed down a lot... so short term on the right few books yeah ya can make some bucks. long term... buy em to READ and enjoy as they are meant to be.
#17
I believe it's £5 per shipment, but there is a minimum order requirement which I think is about £5? I've recently cancelled all my comic orders, I much prefer collecting trades. Speaking of which, if you're on Twitter and follow Forbidden Planet International they'll follow you back, then send them a direct message asking for the 10% off code exclusive to Twitter they'll give you a code.

Also, if you are on Twitter you can follow me at Leenygma

Quidco is also on Twitter, though I don't know of any exclusives.

Forbidden Planet.com which is a seperate company to FPI also had a limited 24 hour 10% off Twitter exclusive code last week. Worth following them if you're signed up.

...I may as well post this top level, but thought those of you interested in comics and such would want to know.
#18
The stupidity in this discussion is simply staggering. Congratulations.
#19
Forbidden planet can be really bad about getting deliveries off on time. I chase nearly every order with them i make. Last order was 3 weeks ago and the item in stock the whole time still hasnt been sent. Will be phoning tomorrow.
#20
Just checked it as 'processing'- ordered 24/01 and takes a month to process. (don't get me wrong, i love FP, have for years, but their delivery system sucks).
#21
Seems like a good deal if you buy a lot of comics, so voting hot.
I gave up buying them about 4 or 5 years ago. I've got two large comic boxes full, and to be honest, I really regret buying half of them- especially the ones I paid over £2 each for, which probably aren't worth more than a few pence now, but such is life.
#22
For years (about 20) I've been spending £30-£40 per week in Forbidden Planet in Cardiff. As a standing order customer, I used to get a discount in there. Recently the store manager silently withdrew discount to all but a handful of her favoured standing order customers. Not only that but she also started taking comics out of standing orders and giving them to customers who had no standing order. I saw her do this with MY reserved copy of Batman Incorporated Leviathan. She didn't see me see her do this. She told me that it had sold out. Which I suppose by that point was true.
I decided to withdraw my custom after one (very fat, hairy and rather smelly) member of staff started bragging to me about the amount of discount they had when they bought their comics. Which was more than used to be given to customers.
I now shop in fish4comics and ComicGuru in Cardiff. The staff in these stores are pleasant, always pleased to see you and appear grateful to receive your custom as opposed to grudging and resentful as they are in FP, AND offer discount to customers with SO's on all stock. Now that I no longer step foot in FP, I'm saving money and no longer wish to punch anyone on Wednesdays.

caveat - There are a 4 part time FP staff members who are decent. There are 4 who are fat, a bit smelly and very, very unpleasant natured. I won't name them. See if you can work out which is which. A 'no prize' for the correct answer.

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