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2013-05-02 09:51:43 AM  
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pinual: likefunbutnot: FirstNationalBastard: Will the comic shops be handing out free buggy whips, too?

Oh, and any comic shops with limits on the free books? fark 'em. I mean, one copy per issue is one thing, but limiting the number of different titles one can pick up? fark you.

What the fark shop does that?
The place I go actually sets out free books from past FBCDs if they're still around and lets kids take a comic from the $.25 box too if they want.

We have limits simply because we will watch thousands of books leave the store by midday and run out if we don't. Hold slots and regulars don't have a limit. Kids don't have a limit and we hook them up with buttons, posters and swag, but that guy/girl/group that we have never met that walks in and goes "Where's the free stuff?!?" every year but not any other day? yeah, that guy gets three titles.


and you wonder why they only come in once a year.

what an asshole.

/you are supposed to use the free comics to make NEW customers, not pander to your existing ones.  The existing pull box customers are already going to show up.  You don't NEED to give them books.  However, I would be much more likely to keep coming by a store that I didn't usually visit if on FCBD I wandered into your store and had 10 FCBD titles given to me, plus maybe some swag and hey look everything in this box of old marvel back issues is free today too because no one buys this crap.  But no, keep on with the "fark those people that only come by on FCBD".  That will keep you in business.  0_o
2013-05-02 04:12:06 PM  
1 votes:
Wow, the sense of entitlement in this thread is overwhelming.

When a restaurant offers a free mint after a meal, do you snatch the entire bucket of them?

Free stuff virtually always has limits.
2013-05-02 01:06:25 PM  
1 votes:

Trocadero: [blogs.denverpost.com image 492x285]
Yes, people who only show up on FCBD and whine about how many free comics they can carry w/ both arms are really the kind of people who are going to be regular, long term customers. There's no way they're cheap skates, flakes, or weirdos who get a "thrill" by "cheating the system" or are OCD suffering extreme couponers.

/I go every week, and I avoid free comic day like the plague


Then there are people like me, a big comic fan who just moved back to a town I haven't lived in for the past 20 years, and is now in search of a new comic shop.

If I go into a shop to scout it out on FCBD and the owner is playing comic book nazi, I'll leave and find another shop. And guess what? Comic shops aren't that rare these days, like they were 30 years ago. I have choices, and I'll start my pull list and begin shopping at the place where the owner doesn't come off like a dick to new people.

But since none of them have seen be before FCBD, I'm willing to bet a few of them will be real douchebags about it. And if they're ALL douchebags about it, then I'll just stick to online downloads and skip the retail stores entirely, since I don't collect anymore-- I just buy them to read them (A shocking proposition, I know!)

FCBD is to connect with potential new customers. Anyone who favors their regulars on FCBD and gets all huffy that they gave away a bunch of free stuff to people who may or may not return is not the kind of person I want to do business with every week.

/I'd open my own shop if I didn't have so damned much competition around here.
//That, and I while I love comics, I quickly get annoyed by obsessive nerds with no social graces.
2013-05-02 11:47:53 AM  
1 votes:
blogs.denverpost.com
Yes, people who only show up on FCBD and whine about how many free comics they can carry w/ both arms are really the kind of people who are going to be regular, long term customers. There's no way they're cheap skates, flakes, or weirdos who get a "thrill" by "cheating the system" or are OCD suffering extreme couponers.

/I go every week, and I avoid free comic day like the plague
2013-05-02 10:08:32 AM  
1 votes:

frepnog: pinual: likefunbutnot: FirstNationalBastard: Will the comic shops be handing out free buggy whips, too?

Oh, and any comic shops with limits on the free books? fark 'em. I mean, one copy per issue is one thing, but limiting the number of different titles one can pick up? fark you.

What the fark shop does that?
The place I go actually sets out free books from past FBCDs if they're still around and lets kids take a comic from the $.25 box too if they want.

We have limits simply because we will watch thousands of books leave the store by midday and run out if we don't. Hold slots and regulars don't have a limit. Kids don't have a limit and we hook them up with buttons, posters and swag, but that guy/girl/group that we have never met that walks in and goes "Where's the free stuff?!?" every year but not any other day? yeah, that guy gets three titles.

and you wonder why they only come in once a year.

what an asshole.

/you are supposed to use the free comics to make NEW customers, not pander to your existing ones.  The existing pull box customers are already going to show up.  You don't NEED to give them books.  However, I would be much more likely to keep coming by a store that I didn't usually visit if on FCBD I wandered into your store and had 10 FCBD titles given to me, plus maybe some swag and hey look everything in this box of old marvel back issues is free today too because no one buys this crap.  But no, keep on with the "fark those people that only come by on FCBD".  That will keep you in business.  0_o


30 years and going strong. We get plenty of new customers, we don't limit kids, and yeah, they come in once a year to take free shiat and don't support my store any other time. Why would I give them free shiat? I would rather get new customers because of my awesome selection and decades of comic knowledge then because I was giving them free stuff. Because those customers just keep on wanting the deal.

Sorry that I feel like since I HAVE TO PAY FOR THESE BOOKS I have a right decide how they are handed out.
2013-05-02 09:45:43 AM  
1 votes:

likefunbutnot: FirstNationalBastard: Will the comic shops be handing out free buggy whips, too?

Oh, and any comic shops with limits on the free books? fark 'em. I mean, one copy per issue is one thing, but limiting the number of different titles one can pick up? fark you.

What the fark shop does that?
The place I go actually sets out free books from past FBCDs if they're still around and lets kids take a comic from the $.25 box too if they want.


We have limits simply because we will watch thousands of books leave the store by midday and run out if we don't. Hold slots and regulars don't have a limit. Kids don't have a limit and we hook them up with buttons, posters and swag, but that guy/girl/group that we have never met that walks in and goes "Where's the free stuff?!?" every year but not any other day? yeah, that guy gets three titles.
2013-05-02 09:41:16 AM  
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: Will the comic shops be handing out free buggy whips, too?

Oh, and any comic shops with limits on the free books? fark 'em. I mean, one copy per issue is one thing, but limiting the number of different titles one can pick up? fark you.


The comic shop has to pay for those, the industry doesn't give them for free. I work at a shop and we have a limit for anybody who doesn't have a hold slot. You sound like the kind of guy I will be kicking out after they whine about a limit on free stuff.
 
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