> I'm in a similar position to you. My comic shop is an hour's drive away, and sometimes it's two or three months before I can get there to pick up my subscription issues from the pull list. Now as part of the subscription arrangement, I had to put a desposit of $20 to the store, which they keep until the day I cancel my subscription issues. So that obliges them to hold my issues. After seeing Cap 25 sell for stupidly high prices, I called my store to see what they had in my sub box, and if they had 'misplaced' my Cap 25. They still had it. Good for them. Your store owner owes you an apology. I wonder if they were selling them on ebay.
The right or wrong being completely based on having a deposit and therefore having a guaranteed sale.
Someone just asking a retailer to hold something isn't a guarantee imo regular customer or no.
> Someone just asking a retailer to hold something isn't a guarantee imo regular customer or no.
I see. Ok. I had no idea. However, I neglected to mention that he offered the service to me 2 or 3 yrs ago when I came into his store and Cap was sold out. He even offered a discount to me if I would go that route. That leaves me to assume he will hold my comics back before he passes them on to the general public. I look at it as a gentleman's agreement that says "If you will guarantee that I get the comics I want, I will shop only here for the comics I want". Maybe my $20 to $30 bucks a month isn't enough for him to remember me one way or another.