Are you a comic book collector? How about comic book collectibles like statues, shirts and other toys? If you answered yes to any part of that, then we’ve got a site you need to check out.
TFAW – Things From Another World
I stumbled onto TFAW.com a few weeks ago while researching the idea of investing in comics (more on that soon). As with most new sites, I was a little apprehensive and even talked about that on one of the Nerd Fu podcasts. I didn’t know anyone who had ordered from them and I sure didn’t want to get a bunch of books in the mail that were damaged. I hate dealing with returns and the customer service for most sites is horrific, but I decided that I needed to “take one for Team NERD” and place an order.
There were a few things about the TFAW website that really got my attention and really couldn’t be overlooked
- The website is very clean & easy to navigate (that goes a long way in my book)
- What a selection – TFAW has so much to choose from, including tons of pre-order options
- Discounts – all pre-order comics that I have looked at are 20% off and in-stock books range from 10-35% off
- Options – once you create an account, there are tons of options to help you customize your order preferences
- Choose your own delivery frequency (this helps cut down on shipping)
- Choose to have all your comics bagged and boarded
- You can subscribe to the comics you know you want to get every time
Like I said, the site “spoke” to me enough to give it a chance, so I did.
MY FIRST ORDER WITH TFAW
For my first interaction with TFAW, I ordered 11 comic books. I decided to hold off on any toys or other items until I checked out something that wasn’t too expensive.
All I can say is Wow! TFAW promised and they delivered, above my expectations.
My package arrived via USPS (which usually scares me) and the packaging looked great. Then, I opened it up to find that TFAW had taken the time to wrap my comics in multiple layers and use packaging that REALLY protected the comics inside from any falls or careless mailmen.
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Every comic in every bag was MINT. No dinged corners, no creases, no signs of damage AT ALL! They even tossed in an Image comics preview issue – something that I had never seen before.
SEAL OF APPROVAL
Will I order from TFAW again. YES! and I already have. I’ve got a dozen or more comics queued up and ready to be delivered on my next shipment and if things continue to go this well on future shipments, TFAW will be getting ALL of my orders from here on out.
How can you beat a 20% discount, a guarantee that you’ll get the books you want AND mint comics delivered to your doorstep?