Zap Comix #1 Apex 1968 3rd Printing, R.crumb Vfnm For Sale
Zap Comix #1 Apex Novelties 1968 3rd printing R. Crumb VFNM UG $1C+ 100%
satisfaction is guaranteed on all sales! If for any reason you're
unhappy with the service or the product you purchase, let us know and
we'll find a way to make it right. If a purchaser is dissatisfied
with condition, we will accept returns without question. WHO WE ARE, HOW WE DO BUSINESS, AND ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Who: Escapist Comics is a comic bookstore, located at 3090 Claremont Ave., Berkeley, CA. 94705. doesn't want us to post our email or phone information, but you can Google us or look us up in the phone book if you have questions or requests (want lists, for instance, or offers to sell us collections) that are too long or detailed for the messaging system. We opened in March 2011, after buying out the stock and hiring the staff of the former legendary comics retailer Comic Relief. Our staff has many
decades of collective experience. Our principal grader has been collecting
comics since 1958, and selling them since the early 1970s. Grading:We use Overstreet Price Guide grading criteria and descriptive grades (e.g.
Fair, Good, Very Good, Fine, Very Fine, Near Mint, and their intermediate grades.) We do not use the numerical
grades popularized by the slabbing companies, which give what we feel is the false
impression that grading comics is a science--so please don't ask us if
something is a "9.6" (or any other number), since we don't use that system.
Images:Images in these listings are scans of the actual books listed, not stock images.
prices are based on the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide for regular comics, and
the Fogel Underground Comix Price Guide for undergrounds. We often depart from their
prices, but those sources provide the baseline. Selling online is not our only avenue for this merchandise, and we're content to let items remain listed for months or even longer. While
bargains can often be found among our listings, we're not in the
discounting business: in general, we think that the Guide prices for older books are usually fair and reasonable, but we often
offer prices lower than those anyway. In particular, we are unlikely to have much "give" in our prices for comics from before 1965.Best Offers: We're open to negotiation on the prices of some items.
However, many of the items we list are on consignment, which limits our ability
to make deals in those cases.
We're happy to entertain realistic Best Offers -- but
please don't expect a counter-offer unless your initial offer is more
than half of our asking price. Otherwise, it's simply a waste of your
time and ours.
Bear in mind, please, that unlike the practice at legitimate sale houses,
where the buyer pays fees as well as the seller doing so, sellers on pay all of the system's expenses. and PayPal between them take more than
15% of what you pay us. We have no control or influence over these fees, which we consider to be both too high and unfairly loaded entirely onto the seller. This,
from our point of view, means that simply by listing an item here, we are
already selling it at a discount, and by buying here, you're already getting a deal. Keep this in mind when asking for a lower price--we're already subsidizing your shopping.
Lots and Sets: Our
general pricing policy notwithstanding, we offer a number of lots and
sets of comics at drastically reduced prices. They're priced as low as they are largely because it's cheap and easy for us to
handle them the way we do. Please
don't request separate scans or further information about individual issues in
these lots: in most cases, if we were going to handle or look at them individually, or bag and board them as individual issues, we'd be selling them individually in
the first place, and asking more for them than we are. More labor in processing equals higher prices.
sales are important to us, but we are primarily a physical bookstore,
and we work roughly 11 am to 5:30 pm Pacific time, Tuesday through Saturday. You
may hear from us at other hours or on other days, but don't depend on it. Even though
store is open seven days a week, the people who do our online
sales don't work every day, especially on weekends. We often answer Best Offers or inquiries which don't involve having to physically examine the book in question immediately, even outside store hours, but don't be
concerned if it takes up to three days to hear from us at other times, especially if a weekend
intervenes. Shipping: We usually ship once or twice a week. We will combine multiple purchases for one
shipping charge, even if you don’t ask Shipping will be by USPS Priority Mail, insurance included, unless other
arrangements are made. First Class Mail is also available. Signature required on delivery unless otherwise requested. If you ask us to use Media Mail, you do so at your risk, not ours. That means that if we use Media Mail at your request and it gets returned to us by the Post Office because comics are not eligible, you will pay twice for shipping, and it also means that you shouldn't complain about speed if this happens. We don't recommend Media Mail for comics, but we will oblige if you ask. Allow 3-5 business
days (business days means not counting weekends) after we actually
receive the money in our bank account before shipping -- this can be a
week or more after you first make the payment.International
customers should be aware that tracking is not available for their
shipments, and that it is not unusual for a package to take six weeks or
longer to reach an overseas customer. We ask that international customers not become concerned about the whereabouts of their shipments until at least that much time has passed. If that's a problem for you, perhaps we're not your best choice as a vendor.Shortages: As I said above, we are an actual,
physical bookstore. All the items listed here, and hundreds of additional boxes of comics amounting to tens of thousands of items, are for sale in the
shop. People are looking through those boxes constantly. Occasionally books listed here may be either misfiled--sometimes by
customers who were examining them, or, less often, sold in the store
and inadvertently not deleted from . If we are unable to fill your
order because of this (that is, if we've already sold a book, or if we can't find it), we'll issue an immediate refund with our
apologies, and offer you free shipping on your next US order.Payment: Obviously, we accept PayPal. doesn't like us to mention specific other payment methods here, since it could cut into their PayPal profits, but most other methods are available as well. Please inquire: whatever it is, we probably accept it.
Since doesn't permit sellers to post negative response for buyers,
we consider posting any response at all for buyers to be pretty pointless (a buyer
with 100% positive response? Wow! Wait--there's no such thing as negative
response for buyers? Not so impressive.) So we only post response when a
buyer with whom we've had a good experience requests it. In that case
we're quite happy to do so (though we still don't get the point.) If we
haven't given you response, we don't dislike you, and we haven't
forgotten to do it either -- just ask and you shall receive.
If you have any complaints or problems with our products or service, we ask that you please let us try to make it up to you before posting response.
We make mistakes like anyone else, but we try to correct them to our
customers' satisfaction. We have to know about a problem, though, before
we can fix it!
We encourage free store pickups (and in-store shopping, of course: all items
listed here are available in the store, along with tens of thousands of
Feel free to phone us with requests, or send messages: we
have tens of thousands of items for sale, many of which will eventually be
listed here, but if we know you’re looking for something and we can find it in our stock, we can post it sooner
on for you to
Please drop by or call us any time!