22 November 2016

Well it looks like several of my notes didnt actually post to the website over the past couple of weeks but I will post the ones I can find at the end of this note.

This Friday is Black Friday! Its came up awful quick and now Christmas is only 4 weeks away! Are you ready? I am not. We will be open regular hours at the Division location and since its a national sale type day I guess we will have a special sale as well. I am nothing if not a bandwagon jumper. From 11 to 3 all graphic novels will be 20% off at the Division location only.

The mall store will be opening at 6:00 in the morning and as is the norm, no one will show up to shop until about 9:00. We will be having some as of yet undetermined special. You would think we would know this day is coming up or something. Maybe we will get it down in a year or two in time for our 30th anniversary.

We put out another couple boxes of back issues last week including a bunch of later silver and bronze age stuff including a nice run of Amazing Spider-man.

Local Comic Shop Day was last weekend and the Division location still has some really cool variant cover comics and graphic novels that were made just for the event! We also have one Lying Cat Statue left and a Killer Frost statue left which are both painted considerably different than the mass market version.

As a reminder, both comic book locations have Toy Drive boxes provided by Spokane Fire Department for donated toys and gifts for local children.

Hopefully next week we will have some kind of final word on our new mall lease. Its been an interesting negotiation. At the very least…. -Craig!

The missed notes from the past couple of weeks….
Thanks to everyone who showed up for the sale last week! If you didnt get a card in the mail and are a subscriber, please check the address we have on file in our system. You dont want to miss out on future mailings.

We have a huge shipment of cool new anime and manga related stuff coming in from China this week for the mall store! Lots of stuffed Pokemon and anime and manga related toys and cool stuff! The really odd thing about ordering direct from China is that we can usually get the product within 3 or 4 days but when we order something from Utah, it can take a week. Of course shipments from Utah might be faster if we paid the same $1500 in transport costs….

Division just got their first small shipment of toys for the season. Star Wars, Transformers and even some Nerf! We will rotate a lot of it back to the mall after the shopping season along with most of the mugs and cups making room for more cool stuff we dont carry at the mall location. Hopefully we will be doing more of the rotation of product stuff in the future.

We just got in dozens of new Gundam! It ended up being about 140lbs of the giant robots and when I split them between stores, it still looked pretty empty so I just put in another huge order. I think Division will start carrying a much larger selection on a permanent basis. They are just too cool.

We made it though the election cycle! Only two and a half years until it all starts again! Yay!
We got in massive shipments at the mall of all kinds of geek clothes and hats and mugs and cups and more and more and more. Holy cow my credit cards are melting. Additionally I just ordered a ton of new Gundam (giant robot model kits), Gian Microbes (plush cute deadly disease thingies), 250 more tin signs featuring DC and Marvel characters and a bunch of Wood signs featuring different Marvel and DC characters and cover recreations!
There are a ton of new t-shirts and posters and superhero related toys coming in each day. Literally. tons. By the pallet. Christmas is weird.
Just when all our chickens were counted and hatched with the new store location at the mall, the lease they gave me to sign didn’t have any of the stuff we agreed to on it…. Right now we are at the my lawyer is reviewing the paperwork and making all the additions and changes that the mall originally agreed to in order for me to sign it in the first place stage. I don’t think they will argue too much since they had agreed to it all once upon a time but you never know. On the plus side, they need it signed by December in order to pad their bonus’ for the year so if they do any complaining, it will probably be while they are signing. Maybe I should make some additional changes just to screw with them… A daily bowl of M&Ms with all the red ones picked out or something….
Black Friday….. Yeah we will do something but I am not sure exactly what yet. I should be able to figure it out in the next week or so…. -Craig!