Posts Tagged ‘Rip Off’


Rip off stores.

March 8, 2008

It has been brought to the Butchers attention that there is a store in Cardiff that is charging £50.00 pounds for the black dossier. In My store that same item is half the price. Shame on you. I won’t name you but next time I am in kiwi’s I will glare in your general direction.

The sad thing is that there are people out there that will actually pay these prices, but in the long term this harms the industry.


Dad has £10.00 pocket money for little johnny. now he can either buy him approx 5 comics or one over priced comic. net result is if little johnny wants the overpriced comic, imagine his shock when dave the local asbo kid says i got mine for £2.00 in another store


Comic Stores Both Good and Bad

February 28, 2008

You’ve all been there. Some stores the staff are so surly they make bad manners a art form, The stock is overpriced and bad information is given to the customers. Then the flip side of the coin Friendly knowledgeable staff, Well laid out stores, reasonable prices.

Now I may just be getting on my soap box here, but, Surely the idea of a comic store is to sell comics. Sure you can rip someone off a few times but inevitably all they will do is move to another store. Now I am no hard edged businessman but surely three or four sales does not equate to continuation sales. Take my habit, I mean my comic purchases. I have a good comic supplier and i spend approx £400 to £ 500 pounds a month breaking that into dollars it’s approx $800 to $1000 a month. Yes I am sure that the comic shop owner appreciates the revenue, but I get good advice, told in advance what is coming out and an actual apology if something has gone wrong. On top of this I have been drinking with the Guy, He’s one of the Tobacco Lepers so I regularly smoke with him and we phone each other.

 Now this is your chance to let me know of the good guys out there, and also the ones to watch out for.

Name and Shame folks