Just before Kaylin was born I decided to try ordering some comics online. It's kind of hard for me to get to the store sometimes, and occasionally I miss some stuff. I really wanted to check out Serenity (based on the Firefly TV series), and there were a few other comics which had sold out that I was interested in. It was a horrible experience though.
First off two sites I tried wanted to charge me $43.00USD to ship to Canada. This was for a $14.00 order! Not good at all. I finally tried out Silver Bullet Comics, which charged only $7.00 for shipping to Canada (a reasonable amount).
I placed my order on August 2nd and waited.
Finally on August 19th, I got a confirmation email that said my credit card had been charged, and the order completed. I was given a tracking number, and thanked.
I waited a couple of days for the tracking number to take, and put it in at the USPS website. Nothing came back. I tried a few days later, and nothing came back. Tried today…nothing comes back.
At this point I'm not sure what happened, but it's been over a month since I orderd some comics, I've managed to get to my regular comic store, and still I've got nothing.
It's things like this that make me get off my butt and do something about it on my own. All I want is to be able to buy stuff when I want, and get it in a timely fashion. I don't want to deal with border issues, or outlandish shipping charges. I get books easily enough, video games, electronics, DVD's, music…why not comics?
Something's gotta give.