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Books, Games, Miscellaneous

On FLGSes

06.07.06 | 1 Comment

A few weeks ago I went into my Friendly Local Game (and comic) Store (FLGS) and special ordered a trade paperback of a comic series that was released last year. It was reviewed on the Comicology podcast and sounded interesting enough to buy. I’d also wanted to order another title, but I couldn’t remember the exact title and the store owner couldn’t find it. Early the following week I found the title and ordered it online because I didn’t feel like going back to the store. Early the week after that, I got my order in the mail.

Meanwhile, I returned to my FLGS and was informed that my special order, placed earlier, had not yet arrived. It was suggested that I call before coming back so I don’t waste the gas. I gave it another two weeks and tried again today at lunch. STILL no special order.

Yet we are reminded time and time again, “Support your FLGS. Without them, there is no comic/game industry”. Maybe that’s even true, but if so then the industry is already eff’d. All I know is that I’m not doing any more special orders through that store. I’ll probably go back and cancel the order I have and order it online. Service talks, or money walks.

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Comment by Thomas
2006-06-07 16:23:25

You’d like this article:
http://boredgamegeeks.blogspot.com/2005/12/supporting-your-locally-owned-game.html

I could talk about my local game store messing up an order or how they stopped fulfilling a standing monthly subscription order or how this or how that. If the game store doesn’t support me, why should I support them? It’s not supposed to be unconditional love.

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