#1 Posted by cmyers1980 (260 posts) - - Show Bio

As of now I'm struggling with a situation so I'm asking you guys your opinion on what I should do. Where I live there are 2 comic stores...... 1 that is only open on the weekend and constantly has 50 percent off sales, the other is open all week and is where I buy my various titles as they come out. Also they have a large amount of trade paperbacks but as you know they cost a lot of money. Since I only have an limited amount of money I have to try to balance out what I buy from both comic stores including a few trade paperbacks I plan on buying. I hate falling behind on my comic titles but on the other hand at the other comic store I can buy 3 times the amount of comics for the same price because they constantly have 50 percent off sales. I try to balance it out equally but it still is troubling so what should I do?

#2 Posted by TheCannon (17943 posts) - - Show Bio

Wish I could help, but I have the same problem.

#3 Posted by blur1528 (1055 posts) - - Show Bio

@cmyers1980: It has gotten to the point where I only go out of my way to buy when there is a sale. Normally there is enough back issues and I can catch up to where I left off.

#4 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (19941 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd stick with the sale. You'd be behind sure, but technically, if you can buy more quantities of comics, then you could catch up quickly, if not more. Plus you can expand your interests more, so if you see anything else that catches your eye you might be able to purchase it, unlike the weekday one that costs lots of cash and you'll have to let it go.

#5 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

They'd only be a few days behind, unless they don't buy new comics?

#6 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek said:

I'd stick with the sale. You'd be behind sure, but technically, if you can buy more quantities of comics, then you could catch up quickly, if not more. Plus you can expand your interests more, so if you see anything else that catches your eye you might be able to purchase it, unlike the weekday one that costs lots of cash and you'll have to let it go.

this. also, technically you won't be behind. you just need to wait a few days until you can get your hands on the new issues

#7 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

Well,this s a problem for a lot of us. I recently had to drastically cut my pulls because of it actually..

In the end you just have to decide what you want to read more of and go with it. Whether it be trades or new books.