Re: What Is Your Local Comic Shop Like?
- 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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> <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/druggiegeek
> types to run their shops. Most of the time these druggies wouldsell
> out of the HOT issues because they did not order enough, so theyout
> 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.the "rare" "HOT"
> > So after a couple of years of consistenly missing
> issues at various local shops I stopped collecting comic books. Itbust
> 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 likerented
> mules on the way to jail after trashing the store and leaving theshould
> 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 ishe
> 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.the
> 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.just
> 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-smokingA
> dudes working ther? Nope, just him and a fan-GIRL. Yeah, a chick.
> very cool chick indeed. Laters, Augie
- I shop at Nan's in Houston. They have been there for years and their reputation is "If it is out there, we will get it for you." Example of this, they were picketed a few years ago because they actually carried the serial killer board game. They are serious about getting their customers what they want.CCC.