Here's how we got started. First, we bought from about 100 online sellers to see everyone elses good ideas.
One person protected each comic with a comic bag and cardboard so it wouldn't bend. We copied that idea.
Another shipped books in an unbendable box - we copied that idea too. When we couldn't find a box the right size we got boxes custom-made. We didn't want your books moving around which can crush their corners. Soon, we had lots of great ideas.
We Believe You Deserve ...
1. Great Customer Service
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We hate stores where you can't find anyone to talk to. That stinks. We respond fast because we know the more we help you, the more you'll like shopping with us.
If you ever email us, good or bad, we respond fast. Then, we post your email so everyone will know their work is appreciated, or if there's a problem, we make them aware so they don't repeat a problem.
We read, then post your emails.
We send an email when we ship your order
The email includes the estimated delivery date and a Tracking Number.
Listen to Our Customers
2. 100% Money-Back guarantee You can return any book for a full refund We'll even pay the return shipping. We want you fully satisfied. If you're not, return it. I'm not sure anyone else pays return shipping, but heck if you return it, you shouldn't have to pay to return it. It's only fair!
If we sell 5,000 comics, we'll get 1 or 2 back. Sometimes we miss a defect (no one is perfect) and sometimes the customer is a tough cookie. But, we grade carefully so it's not a big problem.
Free USA Shipping with 'NewKadia Prime'.
We know a good idea when we see it.
So, when Amazon created free shipping, so did we. For $6.50, you'll get unlimited free USA shipping for 6 months. And, there's no automatic renewal and no exclusions! For all the details, click here.
Or, instead, you can select USA standard delivery for $4.95 per package.
Faster delivery is also available for an extra charge.
Inexpensive shipping outside the USA
Airmail to Canada is $8.99 plus 99¢ per book.
Airmail to all other countries is $10.99 plus $0.99 per book, which basically breaks us even on the shipping and packaging. Faster FedEx delivery is also available.
4. Guaranteed On-Time Delivery
We'll refund your shipping if your order arrives late. Just like Amazon! Get the details
5. Accurate, Honest Grading
When we bought those 100 comic books, the grading was a mess -- some "Near Mint" comic books had torn covers, some "Very Good" comics were only in "Good" condition.
Most sellers graded very fairly. We copied that. But we needed a better way to accurately grade thousands of comic books. The Overstreet Price Guide didn't help much, because its rules for a comic's condition are spread over two poorly organized pages and are difficult to understand. So, we made a chart summarizing the rules. Suddenly grading got easier. Our chart shows you what is wrong (and right) with each comic. For a full size chart, click here and refer to it while shopping.
6. Safe packing
We pack every order in a strong box. When we couldn't find boxes strong enough, we had professionals design ours.
The box at the top is for orders of 15-30 comics. The ends have three walls of cardboard protection. The sides have two walls!
The box in front is for small orders. The box has extra protection on the corners.
And both have an easy opening tearstrip. You won't need a knife, scissors, or your keys to open them!
Every comic is bagged and boarded to protect it even more. And, we stamp Fragile on your box.
7. Free insurance
Did I mention that your package is fully insured? Nope, I don't think I did. So, if someone bends our unbendable box, or if an elephant steps on it, don't worry, because our insurance will pay to replace it.
We pay for insurance because I once bought an expensive comic that was damaged in shipping and had to fight for a refund. What a drag! I never want to put you through that.
We've shipped over 2 million comics and nearly every one has arrived without damage. It happens every once in a while, but not often.
8. Don't worry about debit or crebit card fraud
We use the same state-of-the-art security technology that Amazon uses! We've sold over 2 million comic books online and not one person has had their card information stolen.
I think you run a greater risk when you hand your card to a waiter and he walks away with it.
Like Amazon, you must also enter your card's security number. It's a 3-digit number on the back of Visa, Discover or MasterCard or 4-digits on the front of an AmEx card.
9. Lowest Prices in the World
Our prices are low and keep dropping.
Each comic's price drops `each day it remains unsold. This way, you decide its sale price.
Here's an example: Top titles usually sell quickly. But for some books the Overstreet Price Guide (which we often refer to) is really off base. $4.50 for Deathblow #1? I don't think so. More importantly, you don't think so. Deathblow #1 has dropped from it's original price of $4.50 to 88¢ and still no one is buying it.
So, is Overstreet accurate? Not for Deathblow #1. But, when Deathblow's price drops far enough, someone will buy it. The lower price it eventually sells for is its real value. And who sets that value? The customer who buys it!
But don't wait too long, we've shipped to 116 countries, and some rich oil sheik in Abu Dhabi, or a student in Iowa may be about to buy that book you're hoping will still be there in a few weeks at a lower price.
10. Free comics!
You can also get FREE comic books with any order over $10. Surprise a friend, or a child with a gift! For the freebie list, add $10 of books to your Cart and then click "Free Comic List" in the green area of the Cart page.
Elsewhere you're buying just a comic book, but at NewKadia you get much more.
Guaranteed on-time arrival
Protected by comic bag & board
Custom-designed strong boxes
Free shipping insurance
Free shipping on returns
Discounts on future orders
Secure Socket Technology
US $10 and up
NewKadia.com opened Jan. 1, 2000,
and in the we've been in business,
we're constantly trying to improve everything.
20 Years Online 2000 - 2020
We have a "to do" list,
and I'm not kidding, there are 148 things on the list. Each is designed to make shopping easier.
Right now we only sell comic books --
and with 641,408 comics in stock, we're the world's largest internet-only comic book store.
Take a video tour of our fulfillment center
What do 3/4 million comic books look like? This picture shows about 250,000.
We don't sell Spider-Man posters or Superman action figures. We may some day, but we're focusing on being the most reliable and trustworthy comic book store in the world.
Jim Drucker and the NewKadia Team
Brian Leary, COO Since 2010
Matt Since 2011
Anthony Since 2018
Madison Since 2019
Photo coming soon
Gina Since 2020
Josh Since 2021
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Katie Since 2021
Pennsylvania confirmation that
NewKadia can conduct business during the pandemic.
Coronavirus Precautions to keep you safe!
• To minimize contact, we've limited the number of employees in our fulfillment center at any one time. All others are working from home.
• We've adjusted our staffing to help protect our employees. You, our customer comes first. But in these times, I'm doubly focussed on my employees' health and safety.
• We've upgraded all our cleaning procedures.
• Full salary for anyone who takes sick days.
• No one is permitted in with a temperature over 98.6 degrees.
How long can the coronavirus last on a surface?
According to the USA's Centers for Disease Control (CDC): "Coronaviruses are thought to be spread most often by respiratory droplets. Although the virus can survive for a short period on some surfaces, it is unlikely to be spread from domestic or international mail, products or packaging. However, it may be possible that people can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads."
The CDC recommends:
"Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after collecting mail."
"After collecting mail from a post office or home mailbox, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol."
Sources as of Sept. 8, 2020: