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Direct Market Model Working Great Except This One Example

Written by GHERU on Tuesday, October 18 2016 and posted in News with Benefits

Direct Market Model Working Great Except This One Example

Obviously, the exception that proves the rule.

Source: Arcadian Comics & Games Facebook

As reported on BleedingCool, Newport Kentucky's Arcadian Comics & Games sent out a financial SOS on October 14th with the dire news that due to "[t]hree weeks of big comic orders and low sales" the store probably won't be able to remain open "past November."

From Arcadian Comics & Games' Facebook Page:

So, we're in a tight spot. We need to come up with a lot of money, and fast. Three weeks of big comic orders and low sales might mean we won't make it past November. If you have some cash and need something to read, come see us.

Oh, that sucks

Anybody want to invest in comic book shop?

Not in Kentucky.

A good argument could be made that if the store hadn't over ordered for three weeks in a row they might not be in this mess. The problem with that argument is that if comic book stores do not take full advantage of the Direct Market and all of its superior attributes when compared to how an actual market should work that store has to order 10,000 copies of the 7th issue of an 9 issue series so they can get their hands on that sweet 1:10,000 variant recolored Todd McFarlane cover from the early 1990s.

Do you "the guy should only order what he can sell" people have anything to say to that?

I didn't think so!

But, thanks to the floodgates companies like LootCrate have opened up, the store has a plan!

Someone brought up a good point. Want to be our hero? How about a $50, $100, or $500 loot box? We can find things that might blow your mind, pack them up, and you can pick up your box. You have no idea the treasures hidden in this place, you may get some of them...

So, if you are in the Northern Kentucky area - this includes Cincinnati (Who Dey!*) - swing down to Arcadian Comics & Games.

And, if the store doesn't last past November head up to Finneytown, Ohio and give Maverick's a look. The guy who runs the place is good people and knows his stuff.




*yes, even this year


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