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okay so im all hyped about the hardcover thats coming out so i went over to my local comic store to see if it was true and it turns out it is so im happy but than he says that you must speacal order it because he thinks not many people will by it, this makes me sad for people who dont know about valiant will never know because there will not be any on the shelves
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Great.

Another thread on this.

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tssgery wrote:Great.

Another thread on this.
Slym's gonna come over and lay the smack down on this thread.

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ThrillKillWill wrote:
tssgery wrote:Great.

Another thread on this.
Slym's gonna come over and lay the smack down on this thread.
Quick! Let's get it to 2 pages before he does!

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why whats wrong with it??
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How did your local comic shop know about it?
(Since Previews doesn't come out until tomorrow...
I'm wondering how they said they heard about it...)

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well they said that previews hadnt come in like you said but i dont kno how they knew
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Greg came in and saved the day. I was just about to say that if we really want to get Slym all worked up about another thread then we were gonna have to try hard to stay on topic.

My LCS said he will order it for me. Not Special order, I don't have to pay in advance, but he refers to it as "that Valiant thing" every time I see him. I can't stand it, it is like he is talking down to me. It isn't like I am asking him to pre-order 25 "My Little Pony" #1's so that I can get the one with the glitter title or something.

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1st Among Equals wrote:why whats wrong with it??
:hm:
Nothing really, it's just that I think there's already about 10 threads on this very book (which we're all excited about btw)!

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1st Among Equals wrote:okay so im all hyped about the hardcover thats coming out so i went over to my local comic store to see if it was true and it turns out it is so im happy but than he says that you must speacal order it because he thinks not many people will by it, this makes me sad for people who dont know about Valiant will never know because there will not be any on the shelves
:cry: :sumo: :|
My guy was the same way until I told him about the new Jim Shooter story. He thinks Shooter writing comics again would be something that people are interested in :clap:
ThrillKillWill wrote:My LCS said he will order it for me. Not Special order, I don't have to pay in advance, but he refers to it as "that Valiant thing" every time I see him. I can't stand it, it is like he is talking down to me. It isn't like I am asking him to pre-order 25 "My Little Pony" #1's so that I can get the one with the glitter title or something.
HAHAHAHA!!!!

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ThrillKillWill wrote:...but he refers to it as "that Valiant thing" every time I see him. I can't stand it, it is like he is talking down to me. It isn't like I am asking him to pre-order 25 "My Little Pony" #1's so that I can get the one with the glitter title or something.
Sellers who make fun of buyers. Brilliant.

If there's anything that really helps someone make a sale, it's put-downs.
Does he think you won't open your wallet unless you've been insulted.

He's probably one of those guys who complains that sales are down.
Gee... I wonder why.

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1st Among Equals wrote:well they said that previews hadnt come in like you said but i dont kno how they knew
:hm:
If he was talking to the guys at Bonanza thats because I told them about the day info came out on it.... :D

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The shop owner I talked to yesterday said he would be happy to order it for me (as soon as he gets his Previews book tomorrow) and I get my 10% discount too. He knew nothing about it till I told him though.

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The "Big" shop in my area is run by a very nice couple, but when I mentioned it, the man did not seem to think that this has a "Snowballs chance" in being anything beyond "A nostaligia trip for nerds". The other two shops I go to, both of which I much preffer, have staffs which are totally geeked about the prospect of a company being reborn like this and have made plans to order several copies. I've already got mine reserved and as such, due also to discounts, I get it for a grand total of 19 dollars, including tax. I really think that many comic shops are still owned by people who have no business being in business, because of how they hold personal grudges. This of course, could be said about many other ventures, but I've found a a certain type of "snobbery & resentment" in the collectible market that you wouldn't in others.

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xodacia81 wrote:The "Big" shop in my area is run by a very nice couple, but when I mentioned it, the man did not seem to think that this has a "Snowballs chance" in being anything beyond "A nostaligia trip for nerds".
Still a sore spot for a lot of dealers unfortunatley. Overspeculation and the down hill slide in quality Valiant went through after Jim was fired still burns in their memory. Hopefully the new VU can turn those feelings around by sticking to what made Valiant great in the first place.

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greg wrote:
ThrillKillWill wrote:...but he refers to it as "that Valiant thing" every time I see him. I can't stand it, it is like he is talking down to me. It isn't like I am asking him to pre-order 25 "My Little Pony" #1's so that I can get the one with the glitter title or something.
Sellers who make fun of buyers. Brilliant.

If there's anything that really helps someone make a sale, it's put-downs.
Does he think you won't open your wallet unless you've been insulted.

He's probably one of those guys who complains that sales are down.
Gee... I wonder why.

:D
Well, let's face it, Greg... Comic shop owners aren't known for great customer service as a whole. That's why I'm so lucky to have one here. :D

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retailers can check out previews on monday before the issue week online.
anytime a holiday falls on sun mon or tues comics including previes are 1 day late due to diamond being closed for that holiday ( just a fyi).

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ThrillKillWill wrote:It isn't like I am asking him to pre-order 25 "My Little Pony" #1's so that I can get the one with the glitter title or something.

25!!!! :o


My shop told me it was 50. :cry:














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Anyone know of a good online place to order this? I checked the only LCS in my new town and they are not ordering it. If I want it, he will place a special order. But I have to pay for it before hand. He gives no refunds as well.

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tssgery wrote:Great.

Another thread on this.
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ThrillKillWill wrote:Slym's gonna come over and lay the smack down on this thread.
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but wait for the new update in a couple of days with the previews for august.

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ThrillKillWill wrote: if we really want to get Slym all worked up about another thread...
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