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Buy two or more Descent binders for a discount. Each binder holds two years of Descent: 12 issues, with multi-buy savings when posted to a UK address.
Prices include delivery
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Descent binders keep copies of the magazine safe and secure using thin, spring-loaded cords. Each binder holds twelve issues (two years' worth) in a rich red cover with a gold title on the spine.
Please note: these binders were designed for the current A4 size of Descent. They are not intended to carry the older, small-format (1)-(39) editions.
A discount is applied for orders of two or more binders posted to a UK address: the price will update after you select the UK for posting and two or more in the Quantity box.
We sincerely regret that following a change in how goods are taxed when posted to Europe, from 1 July 2021 we have ceased to sell binders to EU customers. Please contact us if you wish to arrange a special purchase, which will depend on your accepting tax and customs charges on delivery.
When Wild Places Publishing took over full production of Descent, the current design of red binder came into use. However, although manufactured in the UK, the company making the binders used a fabric manufactured in Italy. This is not unusual in itself, but the Italian company ceased trading in 2013. In turn, that means the binder fabric has changed.
We sourced a very close match to the old fabric, both in colour and texture, but it is (technically) a different covering. This will only be relevant to cavers who wish to have an exact match in a set of binders, so please be aware that the 'old red' has now sold out and any new binder supplied will be subtly different. In 2013 we purchased as many binders as could be made with the old stock of red, using it up entirely, and these ran out in 2019. Therefore, if you have an existing collection of 'old red', please note the match will not be absolutely perfect with 'new red' (though it is very close in colour and texture).
- Holds 12 A4 issues
- Spine is approx 31cm high and 5cm wide
- Savings are available for multi-binder orders despatched to the UK
If stock is available for all post destinations, selecting any set of options will allow you to place your order immediately.
If stock is limited, for example with a single copy of a second-hand book, it will be assigned to UK stock. If you require posting to an address outside the UK, selecting your options may not allow an order to be placed, even though stock is available. If this is the case, please contact us to enable the options you require.
Please see our FAQs relating to deliveries, and the Delivery page linked from the bottom of each page, before placing your order if time is an important element for your order.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL DESCENT SUBSCRIBERS OUTSIDE THE UK
We regret that due to the volatility of Royal Mail postage charges, we have been forced to remove the option for two-year subscriptions. We have also been forced to remove the option for economy mail to the EU, given indications that Royal Mail intends to remove this service.
All international mail is now being despatched in paper wrapping using Royal Mail customs and address labels mandated by them. We also regret this means we can no longer indicate the last issue of your subscription on the mailing sheet or supply a reminder to renew with the final edition. Please track your own subscription ending or check with us at any time. Subscriptions begun since September 2021 have a comment added in your account (under the tab for the order) which records the final issue to be supplied.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR EU CUSTOMERS
On 1 July 2021 the EU removed all exemptions for tax and customs duty on low value items posted from the UK to the EU, meaning that although VAT is 0% on books and magazines in the UK, it is charged within the EU and the VAT (potentially plus a handling fee) now apply to all orders to the EU.
Ideally, the VAT should be paid at the point of posting, but doing so requires registration with an agent to handle the payments, and this is incredibly expensive and not financially viable. To be clear, all small publishers in the UK are in the same position and we are unable to post any items to the EU with VAT or other duties paid.
Ordering any item from Wild Places, including a Descent subscription, requires that you accept responsibility of paying the VAT and any other local charges on delivery.
To be clear: Wild Places will NOT cover any charges levied by your country; it is your responsibility to accept these when placing an order.
We apologise for the situation, but it is outside our control. We will maintain a link from the left-hand column on the home page with the latest updates. If you are an existing subscriber to Descent and have not replied yet to our enquiries concerning your deliveries, please make contact.
NOTE: Subscribers in Norway or Switzerland (which are outside the EU) should place your order on the Subscription International page or contact us first.
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