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Ironguy

In Reply To
Baron Blood

Subj: I would view it as a courtesy not a guarantee....
Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 at 03:07:47 pm EST
Reply Subj: Is this comic shop protocal?
Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 at 02:20:31 pm EST

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I have my local comic shop save back a few comics for me each month because I travel for my job and can't make it there frequently. Also, they give me a decent discount on the one's I have held. I show up on Wednesday and they are sold out of CAP #25 so, I don't get my issue. This has happened a few times. The last time it happened I told the owner "If nothing else, make sure I get my Cap comic". What the shop does is set out new comics for the general public and whatever comics don't sell that day go into the saved bin. There's been a few times where they were sold out of the comic I had saved but they held back comics for me that I could care less about. I'm a nice guy; if it looked interesting enough I would go ahead and buy it. I had a subscription for years. But, I like going to this shop now and again so, I thought I might as well give him more business. Is this common practice? The owner's a nice guy but it seems disrespectful to me.

>What the shop does is set out new comics for the general public and whatever comics don't sell that day go into the saved bin.

In the store owners defense....that sounds like a reasonable policy although understandably
less than a 100% guarantee of saving you a book that's in high demand on the day its released.

He's giving preference to customers who come into his store on the day of release but he's giving you preference over customers who come into his store Thursday. That seems reasonable to me unless you've prepaid for the book ala a subscription.

In the case of Cap #25 he no doubt had dozens of people calling on the phone to hold a copy while there were dozens of people in his store trying to buy one or five.

Unlike a hotel or restaurant reservation...first come first serve rules retail! : )




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