Sounds like you have a shop like the ones I go to. We have two here
in Fort Wayne, one owned by one guy, the other by his sister. They
have done so well by me that I cross advertise for them at my video
game shop. I walk in, my order is on the counter waiting for me by
the time I get to it. If I call they go out of their way to make
sure that they can find what I am lookin for. Also with the amount
of books I subscribe to I get a 20% discount, but they will also
extend it to any other new title I happen to sample even if I decide
I don't want a subscription to it. They honestly make it fun for me
to spend my money there.
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> --- In email@example.com, "amazing63"
> <amazing63@b...> wrote:
> > So what brings you back to your local shop?> NOthing.
> > Here in South Florida the local Comic Shop owners always seemed
> hire annoying long-haired, tattooed, earinged, pot-head/druggie
> types to run their shops. Most of the time these druggies would
> out of the HOT issues because they did not order enough, so they
> would raise the price and sell some from the subscriber bags.
> > The only way to avoid it seemed to be to kiss thier ass and buy
> them pizza on Dleivery Days, which some collectors did. If you did
> not stand around and tell them how wonderful they were, they would
> always screw up your weekly Comic Book subscriptions by leaving
> anything that was HOT.
> > So after a couple of years of consistenly missing
the "rare" "HOT"
> issues at various local shops I stopped collecting comic books. It
> is a pain in the ass to have most of a series and then have to pay
> top dollar for the missing HOT issue that the comic-bookstore-geek
> did not put in the bag because he saved extras for his friend or
> sold it at a higher price, etc.
> > BTW, my personal fantasy would be a SWAT team whose job is to
> pot-heads at comic book stores and preferably beat them like
> mules on the way to jail after trashing the store and leaving the
> doors open for looters.
> > So AFAIAC, any Mom & Pop that hires geeks to run the store
> go out of business. There is a reason people buy online, and it is
> not really much cheaper unless you only get your comics mailed
> monthly by Media Mail. Who wants to read the comic books a month
> after they are on the stands? The people that are tired of putting
> up with bad service and bad attitude at the local shops.
> Guess i'm alucky one. Here in Abilene there are two comic shops i
> frequent. The larger one is owned by Larry, and he is the man.
> Orders enough HOT comics for his loyal customers and walk-ins. If
> runs out of an issue, he will reorder. Not take a reserved issue.
> Case in point, when the WTC issue of ASM came out, i missed it. In
> fact i didn't even know about it. He had people come in and the
> tried to buy 10-20 copies each. He told them no. Just one. Well
> next week i'm in there, and he hands me the book. He saved me one.
> Some guy offered him 15 bucks for it right there. Larry told him "
> its not mine anymore" How cool is that. I paid my 2.50 and left a
> satisfied customer. He's done this also with the current issues of
> Flash, the DC crossovers, and the House of M series. Again i'm
> lucky to have a decent guy working there. As far as pot-smoking
> dudes working ther? Nope, just him and a fan-GIRL. Yeah, a chick.
> very cool chick indeed. Laters, Augie