Our 1st quality magazines are in very nice to excellent shape. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied.
How do I know what condition the magazine I purchase will be in?
Is every issue always "In Stock"?
Unfortunately no. We have over 20,000 issues in stock but there are some issues that are extremely popular and sell very quickly once we acquire them.
These will be marked "Out of Stock"
There is however the option to "Backorder" these issues.
Once the issue is purchased with backorder we will acquire the issue but it can take up to 14 days.
Can you "Gift Wrap" the magazine and ship it straight to my recipient?
Absolutely. There are several gift wrapping options to choose from in the "Shopping Cart" page. You can even type a gift card message to your recipient on that page.
The magazine can then be shipped right to your loved one saving you both time and money.
Are the magazines packaged well so they aren't damaged in shipping?
Yes. Each issue comes in an "Acid Free" crystal clear, protective slip cover for the customer to store the magazine in.
The magazines are also shipped flat, in a rigid box so they cannot be bent or folded during shipment
How long has OldLifeMagazines.com been in business?
We have been selling vintage Life magazines for about 19 years and have been selling online since 1996.
We have recently made a name change from Chris' Old Life Magazines.
Please feel secure in ordering from us as we offer a full 100% money back guarantee if you aren't satisfied with your order.
We have been told by several customers that the Life magazine company has referred them to us.
Why are there no issues available from 1973 to 1977?
Life magazine had stopped publishing it's weekly issue in december of 1972.
They published two issues per year between 1973 and 1977, one was a year in pictures and the other was a special issue about other topics. We have some of these available from time to time, please call or email us on availability of these.
Life returned in October of 1978 with a regular monthly issue.
What is the difference between 1st and 2nd quality issues?
1st. quality issues are in very nice condition or better. These issues are ones we feel are great for giving as gifts or keeping as a personal or family heirloom. They can be just like new or have small flaws but are still in very nice condition.
The first quality issues have a complete money back quarantee if you aren't satisfied with them.
2nd Quality issues are half the price of the 1st quality issues but can have some problems.
They have all of their pages and are completely readable and the cover is attached. They can have moisture damage, tears, moderate staining etc. These are for folks who want to read and enjoy the magazine or may want it for research
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Paypal, credit cards and check or money order.
These methods are all available during check-out or you can also call us at 800-923-6433 to purchase over the phone.
What types of shipping do you offer?
We ship with the Post Office. We offer from overnight shipping to media mail which starts at about $3 for one issue. Priority mail and parcel post methods are also available.
Do you send me a tracking number for my order?
Yes, we email a tracking number to the customer on orders shipping to folks in the U.S almost always within 24 hours except on weekends..
Sometimes our order receipts and tracking numbers go to folks spam folders so please check those if you don't receive them in your regular email in-box
Do you ship to countries outside of the United States?
During check-out there is the option to choose your county and get shipping quotes
Is there a way I can possibly find an article or subject that is inside one of the issues?
In the upper right corner of the site there is a "Search" option.
This searches the cover subjects as well as the tables of contents for the word or words you are looking for.
Using quotation marks around multiple words will help refine your search.
If this doesn't give you the results you need, please feel free to call us at 800-923-6433 to have us help you find the articles or photos you are looking for.
Do you purchase Life magazines?
Yes. Even though we have thousands of issues already in stock, we still purchase particular issues and some full years. Please feel free to call us at 800-923-6433 to discuss what you have.