Soap Opera World originated on the online auction site, eBay. It began as an eBay store and eventually found its permanent home on the Internet in 2005.
Essentially, Soap Opera World is a hobby-gone-mad. What started out as a way to make a few dollars selling magazines no longer wanted...while collecting other magazines in the process...spun out of control and turned into a website.
Now, on to some frequently asked questions of the site -
Is this website part of Soap Opera Digest? Do they run Soap Opera World?
No. Soap Opera World is not affiliated with any soap opera magazines published, neither past nor present. We are a website that specializes in locating and selling back issues of soap opera magazines. There is no business relationship whatsoever with Soap Opera Digest or any other soap opera magazine.
My subscription didn't arrive last week. Where is it?
Again...Soap Opera World is not affiliated with any soap opera magazines being published. If you are having trouble with your magazine subscription, you need to contact the publisher of the magazine. The current soap opera magazines being published....Soap Opera Digest, ABC Soaps In Depth and CBS Soaps In Depth...all have websites. You can contact them directly thru their websites and bring your problem to their attention.
Where do all of these magazines come from?
From anywhere and everywhere. There is no wholesale supplier of such things. Basically, we come in contact with people just like yourself who are interested in parting with their magazines. All of the issues for sale have been previously owned. Soap Opera World does make note in each item listing any imperfections, such as creases, bent corners, torn covers, etc. The only thing that isn't noted is whether or not the copy available for purchase has a mailing label attached. If one was removed from the cover, that is noted. But, if you have a preference for buying back issues that never had a mailing label to begin with...a clean copy, so to speak...it would be best to write us using the Contact Us link within the Website Information box on the left side of your screen to inquire about the magazine you're interested in. All inventory has been previously owned, therefore...some magazines have mailing labels, some don't.
Do you ship outside the United States?
Yes - we ship worldwide! If you're interested in making a purchase, and you don't see your country listed when checking out, just send a note to Soap Opera World via the Contact Us form and we will be happy to put it there.
How often do magazines come back in stock?
That's probably the hardest question to answer. The truth is...there is no way for us to predict when a magazine that is currently out of stock will be available again. We could find it next week. We could find it 6 months from now. We may never find it again. Given the fact that there is no supplier of what we sell, it's impossible to know when, if ever, a particular item will be back in stock.
Inventory is being replenished constantly. We like to believe that all out-of-stock items listed in the website will be available again for purchase sooner or later. If we had it once...we're likely to have it again.
How do I create an account and is it free?
Yes, it is free and all that is required of you is your name, shipping address, email and a password of your choosing. We do not share or sell your information to 3rd parties and Soap Opera World collects no financial information whatsoever.
Accounts are required for those who wish to use the Stock Notifications feature and those who would like to maintain their own personal Wishlist. You can create an account during checkout or click on the My Account link near the top of your screen on the right (under the Search button). An account is not required to make a purchase.
In that instance, you would simply fill your cart with the items you'd like to buy, click Checkout and choose the option on the next screen to proceed without an account. You will be asked for the same information as noted above, minus the password, and proceed with your payment.
If you have any questions that may not have been addressed here, feel free to use the Contact Us link in the website information box on the left side of your screen!