Saturday, May 29, 2010

A new habit...

How long does it take to establish a new habit? I've heard different lengths of time, all of which seem on the low side to me.

Anyway, a few months ago, I decided that I would save 200.00 a month by ordering through normal channels -- that is, making reorders that would attach to normally shipped product, instead of paying extra to get it here separately, but sooner.

It was tough going at first. I'd been making direct ship reorders for years.

Anyway, I'm finding that I'm now comfortable with the process -- so comfortable in fact that I'm going to continue doing it even though the original motive has faded.

Originally, I was hoping to take the 200.00 savings and turn it into buying 200.00 a month on DC comics and graphics, plus another 200.00 a month on top of that, so that I could read a higher discount plateau -- effectively spending 100.00 extra, to get 400.00 extra worth of product.

I found almost immediately that I still come up short on DC product. I have to spend another 150.00 a month to get there consistently.

Not impossible, with summer coming up, but I would need a bit of an uptick in sales.

Frustrating to be so close, and yet so far away.

1 comment:

Jack Goodman said...

It probably doesn't help when DC announces across the board price hikes to $3.99 an issue. This price point is just ridiculous in my book. It is why I'm buying solely trades now...and even then only on occasion. I could never buy comics like I used to. I would almost need a separate job just to pay for them.