yeah, because the 3-D covers aren't technically variants doing the variant mark-up thing would be a really dick move. they are technically just a $3.99 comic.
now, will the skeeviest tendencies be brought out by the artificial scarcity that this cock-up has created? of course.
I almost cant believe how badly DC screwed this up. All the lies and fuck ups are ridiculous. First of all they should have done all villain's issues or 3D covers. Not both! Second like some others are saying figure out what you can afford/need to make and print that. And third 2D covers should have been available all along.
DC is just getting obsessed with proving itself to Warner's with bigger Dollar/Market share. The money grubbing is getting out of hand also.
And I haven't seen Rich post about this yet But all the(needless) Zero Year tie ins are $3.99. Why? To bleed more $$$. Yeah there's extra pages but I highly doubt its necessary. I want to read more DC books but they seem to not want my business.
End rant/bitch fest.
Thet were not taking a loss, they were just not earning as much on the 3D covers as they would have had they been regular covers. Didio clarified that some time after that first "taking a loss" statement was made.
Originally Posted by n8twing
I plan on charging cover price until supplies run out. I have no idea what my competitors in the area are doing, but there are a few shady shops (or so my customers tell me).
Originally Posted by Dr. Detfink
My store is still fairly new so I have no intention of ticking off a growing customer base. I already feel bad enough that I can't cover all the subscriptions on a few of my allocations. I know I could make a few quick bucks on eBay, but I'm in this for the long haul.
I agree they shouldn't be marked up in a shop, but that's moot when I get allocated to less than my subscriber base. Not only will i not have any for my rack to sell at cover price, I'll also have to choose who of my subs gets a 3D or a 2D.
Originally Posted by Marvel Zombie
Actually, for anyone who paid attention, DC was pretty clear that there was a limited amount of the stock available due to the nature of the plastic coating required for the flexible 3D effect.
This is something that should not be surprising anyone who's not an idiot.
Considering the told us about the covers at C2E2, it seems to me that they could have been solicited early, much like they do with TPB's and gotten the correct amounts ordered, and then if there WERE paper shortages, applied allocation as needed.
At least that just seems to make sense to me, I'm not DC so what do I know?
As someone who has worked in supply chain and logistics for over 15 years, I can tell you with 100% confidence that a paper shortage could very well be to blame here.
You would be amazed at how incompetent people at the higher levels of business can be. They adopt a Pollyanna attitude towards everything and have no concept of what is actually happening "in the trenches".
I've worked in seasonal businesses quite a bit during my career and it's astounding how many times the same problem happens over and over again. The company knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that demand is going to be through the roof, yet no one ever makes preparations and every year they will get caught with their pants down. And again, this isn't limited to just one company.
I can't go into much detail, but I can tell you that right now I work for a company that uses similar board, and we have had to short customers left and right due to supply issues.
So yeah, what DC is telling you is almost certainly the truth here.
The excuse was about the paper stock used for covers.
Originally Posted by Lemurion
Not about the gimmicky 3D plastic plates that would be applied after the fact...and likely were ordered months ago.
So we're not idiots....we just don't swallow DC's C*** whole when it's shoved at us.
sorry, i thought you were actually talking about DC for a minute there. but then i realized you couldn't possibly be talking about DC.
Originally Posted by Marvel Zombie 9