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June 14th, 2005
10:06 pm


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Sale at the comic book shop downtown Ann Arbor
Tonight there was a company dinner at Pizza House to mark the start of the Soar Workshop, and then Scott mentioned that the comic book and gaming store that used to be The Underworld was having a going
out of business sale. (Most everything is at least 20% off, poker stuff is 40% off, as are independent paperback bound books.) I bought a couple things by Will Eisner on sequential art, a couple things by Neil Gaiman I didn't have yet (Harlequin Valentine and Creatures of the Night), a copy of the Apple crate edition of Apples to Apples, and four of the collected volumes of the Ghost comic book series. All for about $90. He gave me 50% off the books since I was getting so many, except for one
used book that was 70% off, and 20% off the game. I asked him to let me know if he gets any of Jill Thompson's stuff in since he's still getting things in from the warehouse and I still haven't seen her
Death minis.

I understand the sale will be going on through around June 28, though store furnishings will start to go away a few days earlier.

I don't know how you have a Going Out of Business sale while still receiving merchandise from the warehouse, when you have other stores you could send it to, but there it is. Maybe these discounts are enough under markup that they're still making money on the sale and keeping in new material will help sell the old.

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Date:June 15th, 2005 06:28 am (UTC)
If they're still open on Saturday, I've got to buy out their remaining Transmetropolitan trade paperbacks while I still can.
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Date:June 15th, 2005 07:51 am (UTC)

I'll try to swing by on Saturday.
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Date:June 15th, 2005 07:51 am (UTC)
Is that the location on South University?
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Date:June 15th, 2005 08:02 am (UTC)
Going Out Of Business sales are actually big deals. Back in my wandering about days, I worked a couple of them as a temp. (I was doing bookkeeping assistance.) They actually bring in lots of extra stock for many of them (especially if the store is furniture or appliances) because they know they're going to get lots of traffic they normally wouldn't see.

It's too bad that they're going out of business, though.
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