how to order

How do I place an order online?
To make a purchase, add item(s) to the shopping basket. All shop prices are shown in UK British Pound Sterling GBP (Great British Pound). Shop prices do not include shipping. Shipping is added at the checkout. Select all items you want to buy and proceed to checkout. You can pay securely online through Worldpay or PayPal using all major credit/debit cards. If you wish to order by phone, simply contact us and we can process your payment over the phone.

Can I place an order over the telephone?
Yes, we accept all major debit/credit cards. We are PCI compliant (Worldpay certified). Please call us on 07733 396076.

I've placed an order. What happens next?
Once you have placed your order and made payment, you will receive an order confirmation by email. This lets you know we have received your order. If you don't receive a confirmation email within a few minutes of ordering, please check your spam folder or contact us.

I've placed an order, but I'm not sure if the order or payment has been successful?
If you receive a "confirmation order" email from us, then your order has been accepted and payment received. If you do not receive a confirmation order email (and have checked your spam folder), then simply contact us and we'll be happy to help.

When will my order be dispatched?
Orders are dispatched from the United Kingdom within 5 days (Monday to Friday, excluding weekends/bank holidays). After dispatch, please allow the necessary shipping time (see Delivery page). We will send you an email once your order has been dispatched.

I am a customer outside the United Kingdom. How do I pay in British money?
All shop prices are shown in GBP (£ Great British Pound Sterling). When placing an order, your card will be debited in GBP and the exact amount you are charged will depend on the currency rate in your own country.

What packaging do you use? Are items dispatched in concealed packaging?
All magazines are placed in protective cellophane bags to prevent water damage and are shipped in strong concealed board-backed envelopes or padded envelopes. Larger items will be securely boxed. Items are always mailed flat (we never roll or fold magazines).

Are all items shown on the website owned by CrazyAboutMagazines and in stock?
Yes. We own all items shown on the website. All magazines are carefully stored in our warehouse and all items showing "in stock" are currently available to purchase. The photo shown on the website is the exact item you will receive.

Are the magazines original issues?
All magazines are the original complete paper issues. We never sell reproductions.

Are the magazines new or used?
Many items are brand new, but some are used ("second-hand"). Most magazines we sell are now long out of print, so please refer to the magazine description in our shop where we specify the exact condition. We check all magazine pages to identify the condition and will clearly state any defects. Many items have been bought by ourselves from new - other older vintage magazines have either been collected by ourselves over many years or bought from collectors in the past. Each magazine in our shop is graded according to condition. (See below for grading).

How do you grade magazines?
We grade magazines according to condition. We thoroughly check used magazine for signs of wear/damage and we specify the condition for each item. Many magazines are in excellent unread condition. However, some magazines do show signs of wear and are graded accordingly. See below for a general guide to condition:
New unread condition: brand new, unread condition
Excellent condition: unread, excellent throughout
Very good condition: almost as new, with minimal signs of wear
Good condition: read condition, light finger creasing, light wear
Fair condition: tears, creasing, generally well read
Poor condition: tears, creases, very well read, may have some pages loose/missing

I would like to purchase a magazine that is currently showing "out of stock". Will the item become available again?
Please use our Out Of Stock Request form and we can advise if/when the item may become available again.

I missed a recent issue of my favourite magazine. Can I order the back issue from you?
We hold a huge quantity of recent issues, however it is impossible to have every issue requested by customers. Contact us and we'll do our best to help.

How do I order a magazine not listed on your website?
We have a wide range of magazines for sale in our shop. We still have thousands more magazines to catalogue before being placed on our website. If you are looking to order back issues of magazines that are not displayed in our online vintage magazine store, we may have the copy not yet listed for sale. Please contact us and we'll be happy to help.

I am looking for a latest issue or forthcoming issue. Can I order online from your store?
We will do our best to obtain a latest issue or forthcoming issue for you. Please contact us for further assistance.

Do you sell digital magazine downloads?
No. We do not sell downloads. We only sell the original paper issues.

Can you photocopy or scan a particular article for me?
No. We cannot photocopy pages from magazines due to copyright.