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LOLtron

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Postby LOLtron » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:49 am

DC Pushes Digital Price Drop to 8 Weeks After Release

The comics publisher has decided to delay scheduled price drops by four weeks.



Source: Comixology Support

Comixology users have discovered that DC is no longer discounting month old titles, beginning with comics released on May 1st.  Previously, DC dropped their prices by a dollar on all issues more than a month old.  Users of the digital comic software discovered the change today when preparing to buy some of DC's titles.  When discovering that prices were still at $2.99 (and $3.99 for a few books) and complained to Comixology, whom informed them that DC had issued the change.

 

 

 

 

Looking through Comixology's twitter accounts, I was unable to find any announcement prior to today that the price change was occuring.  Also, this appears to be the first week that the price change policy is affecting readers. 

So, if you're a digitally saavy DC comics reader and you're looking to save a bit of money on DC's comics, prepared to be two months behind instead of one. 



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chap22

Rain Partier

Postby chap22 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:51 am

Jesus Christ, DC... :smt011 :smt011
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LoganRSA

FROGMAN

Postby LoganRSA » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:02 am

"Why do we treat the customers this way?"

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SuperginraiX

Outhouse Editor

Postby SuperginraiX » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:15 am

Eh, trying to get a little more money out of digital sales for those unable to wait two months. I get that.

It's actually IDW who used to half the price of their books after a month and now just take off a dollar that upsets me. I know that just puts them on par with DC (actually they're ahead since at least you only have to wait a month) but digital comics shouldn't be three dollars a piece. They should be a dollar. Maybe two. Anything else is too expensive.


And damn you Marvel. You never lower the cost on your books. I just want to frickin' read All-New X-Men and everything is four bucks. I'm not spending four dollars on a digital comic unless it's triple sized. At least you have two weekly sales except you never have books I like and don't have on sale. :(
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chap22

Rain Partier

Postby chap22 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:23 am

SuperginraiX wrote:Eh, trying to get a little more money out of digital sales for those unable to wait two months. I get that.

It's actually IDW who used to half the price of their books after a month and now just take off a dollar that upsets me. I know that just puts them on par with DC (actually they're ahead since at least you only have to wait a month) but digital comics shouldn't be three dollars a piece. They should be a dollar. Maybe two. Anything else is too expensive.


And damn you Marvel. You never lower the cost on your books. I just want to frickin' read All-New X-Men and everything is four bucks. I'm not spending four dollars on a digital comic unless it's triple sized. At least you have two weekly sales except you never have books I like and don't have on sale. :(


honestly, the way to go with Marvel if you don't mind waiting a few months is to just sign up for the Marvel Unlimited app. $60/yr, and the library is huge, with regular updates of newer books. i'm currently catching up on Spider-Man (why, God, why do I do this to myself??????), Venom, and Scarlet Spider while also going back and reading stuff like Agents of Atlas, Tomb of Dracula, original Mar-vell...you don't "own" the books, but honestly who cares? at that price you can't beat it.

as an example of the wait, I think they just updated Spidey to #699, Thor, God of Thunder and Iron Man to either #4 or 5, etc. they stay about a trade or so behind on new books, which is not bad.
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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:00 am

SuperginraiX wrote:Eh, trying to get a little more money out of digital sales for those unable to wait two months. I get that.

It's actually IDW who used to half the price of their books after a month and now just take off a dollar that upsets me. I know that just puts them on par with DC (actually they're ahead since at least you only have to wait a month) but digital comics shouldn't be three dollars a piece. They should be a dollar. Maybe two. Anything else is too expensive.


And damn you Marvel. You never lower the cost on your books. I just want to frickin' read All-New X-Men and everything is four bucks. I'm not spending four dollars on a digital comic unless it's triple sized. At least you have two weekly sales except you never have books I like and don't have on sale. :(


I might have a few digital codes you can have, then you can buy whichever issues I already gave away at full price but take less of a hit.

Krypto_16

Birdman

Postby Krypto_16 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:20 pm

I'm sure this is their latest in long series of stupid things to try to make up for lost sales, which they'll attribute likely to everything other than their editorial dictatorship and their inability to please, work with, or much less keep creative talent.
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Larry King

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Postby Larry King » Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:33 pm

Oh for the love of fuck. For a comic that I can't even own $1.99 is asking a lot, but shafting your digital readers to wait two months, to get a price drop? Oh fuck you you assholes. Reading comics you used to be something I look forward to, grabbing my JSA, Flash, Batman, Green Lantern, now, that's all a fucking memory. Eat shit DC.
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Skruff

Fish-Smackin' Knight

Postby Skruff » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:39 pm

Now I don't feel too badly that I've fallen behind on my comic reading, because they can delay it as long as possible, but there's no way that I'm paying $2.99 or $3.99 for a digital copy of their books.

It's funny... It was DC's move to digital (and subsequent price drops) a few years ago that pushed me to all-digital. Now they're trying to push me out of comics altogether.
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The Shadow

Motherfucker from Hell

Postby The Shadow » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:28 pm

Skruff wrote:It was DC's move to digital (and subsequent price drops) a few years ago that pushed me to all-digital. Now they're trying to push me out of comics altogether.

Why would this push you out? :smt017

Why not just get the floppies again? :smt017
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Spektre

penile prisoner

Postby Spektre » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:03 am

FBtron wrote:Oh for the love of fuck. For a comic that I can't even own $1.99 is asking a lot, but shafting your digital readers to wait two months, to get a price drop? Oh fuck you you assholes. Reading comics you used to be something I look forward to, grabbing my JSA, Flash, Batman, Green Lantern, now, that's all a fucking memory. Eat shit DC.


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