Frequently Asked Questions

How are my magazines shipped?

You have the choice of Media Mail or Priority. Priority mail is usually delivered in 1-3 days from the date of shipment, Media Mail can take anywhere from 3 to 14 days. Most orders are shipped within 1-2 business days. Actual delivery times are the combined total of handling and shipment times.

Should you need your issue(s) even faster, rush handling is now available for a minimal price. Rush handling orders move to the top of the queue and are usually shipped the same day if ordered by noon PST.

Are the magazines you’re selling reprints or digital copies?

Absolutely not! Every issue is an original as issued by National Geographic. Our warehouse currently holds close to 15,000 National Geographic Magazines (That’s over 7 TONS of magazines!) ranging from the early 1900’s to today. Rest assured, you will receive an original National Geographic magazine, no duplicates or digital copies.

What condition should I expect my magazines to be in?

All inventory is checked on arrival and then individually poly-bagged. We check every issue for missing pages, folds, binding, tears, marks, etc. Bagged issues are generally considered to be of good quality and contain no obvious flaws. With that said, there are times lower quality issues make their way through our checks and in those cases, it’s best to reach out to us – we will always do our best to replace your issue(s) should you find flaws we missed.

Please Note: If you are concerned about the quality of the issue(s) you’re interested in, please contact us and we will do our best to describe any flaws prior to you placing your order.

Do magazines contain maps or inserts?

When we acquire new inventory, any magazines that contain inserts/maps/etc are checked to verify they are the original insert that shipped with the magazine and are bagged along with that issue. However, if the magazine does not contain its insert, we do not replace the missing insert with ones we sell separately.

However, as inventory permits, we will always pull magazines that contain inserts for your order before those without them. In instances where you need the insert, it’s always best to reach out to us and we will let you know if we have issues with inserts and pull those for you so that they are included in your order.

Where do you ship from, and what method do you use?

Our warehouse is located in Washington State and we ship orders (usually the same business day) via USPS Mail. You can expect most orders to arrive within 2-10 days from the date you place your order. Getting your order in your hands as quickly as possible is our top priority! Many orders ship out mere minutes from being placed.

Will I receive tracking for my order?

Yes. You will receive an email containing both your order information and tracking number as soon as your order ships. If for some reason you do not receive your email, you can always log into your account and check your order status for your tracking number. Rest assured, fulfilling your order and getting it in your hands is our top priority.

Are you associated with National Geographic?

This website is in no way affiliated with National Geographic Partners and the National Geographic Society. We are collectors like you, and now bring our love and respect of both National Geographic and National Geographic Magazine to our customers around the world.

Do you purchase magazines?

At this time we are not purchasing additional inventory outside of our normal suppliers. It has proven to be cost prohibitive to ship large quantities at this time.