I wasn't quite able to overcome the horrid 10 days early in the month (inexplicably slow) so ended up at 2% under last April.
Two freakin' percent.
But it breaks the consecutive "beat last year" string at 7. This month last year was a huge outlier, and I suspect we won't beat it either.
Two months is on the way to a trend, (I look at 3 consecutive months) but frankly, because that 2% is so inconsequential (and explained by one customer not buying statues) and because last May was so big, I don't think the trend is there. Maybe flat -- which would make sense if the downturn that started in September 2008 started to flatten out around April last year, which seems likely.
Up slightly in comics, same on DVD's, down in sports cards, down slightly in magic, nearly double on games, down slightly in books and toys, up slightly in graphic novels.
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