Recognize Good Retailing

People complain that I don’t say enough nice, so here’s something worth supporting:

Sequentially Speaking has posted the Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award nomination form. If you shop at a great comic store, let more people know about it.

7 Responses to “Recognize Good Retailing”

  1. Justin Says:

    Well, I can’t say I agree with the complaints, but I suppose I will when you say something I don’t agree with. I don’t have a great shop, though… I use So, I will plug them here. They are pretty great.

  2. Johanna Says:

    Ha ha. Great perspective — I’m most considered “too negative” when I’m goring someone’s favorite.

    I tried DCBS for a few months, but I didn’t have the patience to get comics monthly. I was happy with the service, though.

  3. Justin Says:

    Not to sway you in any way, but rather just to clarify DCBS does have other shipping options, for about four dollars you can get twice a month shipping. Which isn’t too bad, depending on how much you get. It suits me as it is enough time that I am not out of the loop, but my mouth is not also frothing.

    There is an extra 8 dollars for weekly shipping. I can’t quite wrap my head around needing that, but I think you are still saving money versus going to the shop.

  4. Johanna Says:

    That’s true, but I like keeping shipping as cheap as possible.

    The other problem I had — and here I’m talking about the publishers, not the mail order service — was ordering things and paying for them and then not having them arrive until months later because they were so late being released.

  5. James Schee Says:

    Yeah, I was looking through my unshipped items one day and noticed that the American Flagg trades had been paid for for over a year. Since I didn’t find anything about an eventual release date, I contacted DCBS and they were more than happy to give me credit.

    Except for one time when they shipped my order to someone else, and I had to wait until they got my stuff back from him to send to me. I have been very pleased with DCBS because of the savings.

    I don’t get to chat about the comics themselves too much, but then with my schedule I probably wouldn’t if I went to a shop every week either. (not that I’d have the time to do that either)

  6. Justin Says:

    I was looking at DD: Father for a year … so I completely understand being peeved about unshipped items. There are more than a few others, but DD: F was in my first order so it was always there unfilled.

  7. Mel Valentin Says:

    Well, I frequent “outspoken retailer” Brian Hibbs’ shop Comix Experience, so that should pretty much say it all (as in, “I’m happy to give them my not-so-hard-earned money on a weekly basis”).




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