56Re: What Is Your Local Comic Shop Like?
- Jun 1 11:55 AM--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "amazing63"
> So what brings you back to your local shop?> NOthing.hire annoying long-haired, tattooed, earinged, pot-head/druggie geek
> Here in South Florida the local Comic Shop owners always seemed to
types to run their shops. Most of the time these druggies would sell
out of the HOT issues because they did not order enough, so they
would raise the price and sell some from the subscriber bags.
>them pizza on Dleivery Days, which some collectors did. If you did
> The only way to avoid it seemed to be to kiss thier ass and buy
not stand around and tell them how wonderful they were, they would
always screw up your weekly Comic Book subscriptions by leaving out
anything that was HOT.
>issues at various local shops I stopped collecting comic books. It
> So after a couple of years of consistenly missing the "rare" "HOT"
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.
>pot-heads at comic book stores and preferably beat them like rented
> BTW, my personal fantasy would be a SWAT team whose job is to bust
mules on the way to jail after trashing the store and leaving the
doors open for looters.
>go out of business. There is a reason people buy online, and it is
> So AFAIAC, any Mom & Pop that hires geeks to run the store should
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 he
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 the
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 just
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. A
very cool chick indeed. Laters, Augie
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