You do know the word “free” is in the phrase “Free Comic Book Day,” don’t you?
Source: Half Price Books Facebook Page
Something that has always annoyed me is when stores try and pass off “if you buy x you get y for free.” That’s not free, that’s a gift with purchase. Free means “no money required” and when you base receival of something on the exchange of money, even for something else, then it was not free; it cost money.
This brings us to Half Price Books:
What the Hell, dude? Really! “Here at Half Price Books, where you can get used paperbacks that are still too expensive, we are celebrating Free Comics Book Day by charging you for free comics.” That is really an ad / message that made it past, well, anyone?
C’mon, we all know you screw us on what you pay for used books because you know we are too lazy to go to the effort that would get us fair market price, we accept this, it’s part of the deal, but, f*ck, this is just plain low. You know who would do this? Ebenezer Scrooge.
This is so bush league man, I hope children throw eggs at you.
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RU, or as he’s known in the writers’ room: the cute one, is relatively unappreciated in his time. RU’s YouTube show, RUviews is watched by literally multiple people every month and his Outhouse articles have helped line many a bird cage. Before you send RU a message, he knows that there are misspelled words in this article, and probably in this bio he was asked to write. RU wants everyone to know that after 25+ years of collecting he still loves comic books and can’t believe how seriously fanboys take them. RU lives in Akron Ohio (unfortunately) with WIFE, ‘lilRuRu, and the @DogGodThor. You can also find him on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, & even Google+ (if anyone still uses that).
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