ARE YOU THE SAME PEOPLE WHO HAD A STORE IN CROWN POINT, INDIANA?
That's us, John and Christina, the couple behind Screaming Monkey from 2002 - 2008.
We missed you. We can't wait to see our old friends, as well as our new friends.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
21 Ridge Road - Munster, Indiana. We're right across the street from the Strack & Van Til's.
SO YOU'RE NOT GOING BACK TO CROWN POINT?
Since we closed in 2008, another store has opened in Crown Point. There are also a few other stores located not far from that region. We wish them all well, but we're going to open in a town that currently needs a new comic book store.
WHAT DO YOU OFFER AT YOUR STORE?
We will be focusing on new comics and comic subscriptions, trade paperbacks, action figures, gaming supplies, and other pop culture goodies. While we have no plans to carry sports cards, sports memorabilia, posters or DVDs at this time -- if we have a supplier that carries it, we will happily do special orders.
WILL YOU OFFER A PULL / SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE?
Heck yeah. Whether it's one monthly comic you're after or a hundred titles.......whether you want to stop in every week, once a month or you'd like your books shipped to you anywhere around the world.....we will order what you want and make sure you get it. Our SUBSCRIPTION service is currently active, please reach out to us if you'd like to start a subscription with Screaming Monkey.
DO YOU BUY COMICS / ACTION FIGURES / CARDS / ETC.?
We do purchase items off the street. They just aren't printing new copies of INCREDIBLE HULK #181 anymore, so the only way we can offer it to our customers is if someone sells it to us.
Feel free to come in and haggle. We choose our products based on a number of factors. (Current demand, condition of the item, do we already have it or not?) Please keep in mind that for us to stay in business, we must purchase items at a price where we can make a profit when we sell it. So if you have a book that's worth $25, that's likely what we'll try to sell it at --- which means we will be offering a fraction of that amount.
If you happen to have an extremely valuable item that will probably be sold quickly due to its demand, we can always discuss a consignment deal. You'll make more money than if we bought it outright, and it's less risky for us as well. Everything is negotiable, just ask us if you have any questions.
The stuff we interested in buying is too varied to even try to list. It's probably easier to just list off the things we're probably not going to want:
• Obscure comics from the 1990s. There's always exceptions, but there's a lot of stuff few collectors want.
• Trade paperbacks. But we'll make exceptions for popular books that are currently out of print.
• Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh cards, Heroclix Singles - this may always change, but at this time, no.
• Sports Memorabilia. It's just not a market we're knowledgable enough about, so no sports at this time.
• Early edition D & D Materials. Most players are only looking for modern editions.
• Coins, stamps, cigar box labels, old newspapers and non-pop culture related magazines.
• Livestock. I don't care how much milk it produces, we're not buying animals.
I WANT TO BUY STUFF, BUT I DON'T TRUST PAYPAL WITH MY CREDIT CARD. IS THERE ANOTHER WAY I CAN MAKE A PURCHASE?
You can always visit the store in person. We'd love to see you. But if you're out of our area, just give us a call. We can charge your card here in-store if you'd prefer.
I'M BUYING SOMETHING OFF OF YOUR WEBSITE. WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING COSTS?
It varies according to weight and whether it's domestic or international shipping. But not to worry, we're going to break it down for you here.
We register all of our comics (including bag and board) with a weight of 0.2 pounds.
All action figures are given an average weight of 1.2 pounds, and most statues are 2 pounds.
So bearing that in mind, you can calculate what your shipping costs would be by totaling up your
purchases and using this chart:
UNITED STATES (DOMESTIC) SHIPPING:
Under 1 pound - $4.00
1 to 3 pounds - $7.00
3 pounds or more - $14.00
Purchases of $75 or more enjoy free shipping
Under 1 pound - $20.00
1 to 3 pounds - $30.00
3 pounds or more - $40.00
Please note: INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING is expensive, and varies wildly from one country to another.
If we go to the post office and the price turns out to be LESS than what we charged you, we will refund the difference immediately. (If it's more, you will not be charged.) These International Shipping fees are just an average, so we'll do our best to keep it fair for our friends around the world. Thanks!
OKAY, SERIOUSLY....WHAT'S THE STORY BEHIND THE STORE'S NAME?
It's a family inside joke. Stop on in and embarrass John by asking him. If he's in a good mood, he'll tell you why the store in named "Screaming Monkey."