- Posted by Johanna on April 25, 2007 at 8:35 pm
- Category: Comic News
I knew Doctor Fate was one of those weird comic characters, but this is pretty weird even for him… Let me see if I can get the chronology straight.
In February’s Previews, DC offered the Golden Age Doctor Fate Archives, due out at the end of June for $75. In March, they cancelled the series of the character, but no word was said about the Archives. At that time, I found the book for order on Amazon, but the link I used then now shows “The Web address you entered is not a functioning page on our site.”
If you look for that title on Amazon now, you’ll see the following:
Hey, it’s only $20! That’s a great price for an Archive! But wait… what the heck is a “sourcing fee” and why is it $31? One netizen reports that the response to that query from Amazon customer service was “We add a sourcing fee for special order titles and other selected items because of the additional costs associated with processing these orders.” So what do they know about this book that DC hasn’t revealed yet? Or is Amazon just doing a sort of online bait-and-switch to make back some of the money they lose in discounting?
(Thanks for the pointer, Tommy!)