Yeah. Sod that. I missed the chance, never mind. Actually, when I pay my annual £170 next month for the next subscription I might just put in a letter about this. If you want to appeal to subscribers, give us something like this that matters, not stupid notebooks and beanie hats. It'd be far cheaper and more relevant.
Oh I agree. A couple of quid for postage sure and, if memory serves, sending a copy of 2000ad puts you in a silly range for size so I was willing to pay the fiver the seller was asking earlier. If it's a private seller a quid or so for your bus fare/petrol. But when someone is selling things for £7.50 that You could buy elsewhere for £1.25 you know they're taking the wee wee and should be avoided.
I';m going to check my message & do in send order for everyone. It'll be postage (unless I also happen to have something else you might be after) - no paying £7 for the comic on its own. I know recorded is £2.37. I got myself lots of envelopes 8 years ago that I've still got 4 lots of unopened to use.
Doing a list on here so can keep track of who I'm saving issue for (user name)
Brown87 - CW + 2000ad
Need to check but have saved a copy The Doctor Ralph - 2000ad
That leave me with 1 copy of 2000ad left then the other comics
Mr Nova sir, Phil pointed me at a good ebay auction last night that had this year's and last year's 2000AD issues, so I jumped on it. I can release my issue for someone else to claim, but thanks ever so much for thinking of me.
Usual crazy amount of folk. We set up a couple of stations to hand out comics to try and speed up the line. Last year the queue was too long for too long and blocked the entrance so we weren't getting casual walk-ins spending money. This year, we managed to get the queue down quicker, but it was still out the door for most of the morning/early afternoon.
Then we had a signing with 2000AD folk, which meant another queue, and ended up causing a jam in the middle of the store where FCBD queue met 2000AD signing queue. Every year is a learning experience and we'll endeavour to improve things for next year, but folk seemed happy enough. And plenty of kids, which is great.
Less dickish attitudes this year too, which is nice. And a couple of the usual idiots bringing stacks of comics/TPBs to the till and being shocked when asked for money saying they thought it was free and leaving grumbling about the whole thing.
All in all, it's a great event, brings lots of new faces into the store, some of them even come back. I still wish the comics were cheaper to the retailers though.