We did 27.00 in business yesterday, which has to be the worst day in years.
I blame the Beer Fest.
Yes, it was the day after the event. But this isn't an isolated incident. It happens almost everytime they close the streets that we will have an extremely slow few days afterwards.
Meanwhile, we're having a great month overall. We may even match August numbers, which would be unusual. It will be the third month in a row that we are up, so for those keeping track, from the moment Lehman brothers collapsed, we had 12 months down, 7 months up, 15 months down, 3 months up. I'm betting I can keep this trend going.
As usually happens in my store, it takes product lines suddenly getting hot to increase sales. Magic is doing very well compared to a couple of years ago, and of course the New DC 52 have been helping sales on comics.
I'm hoping those two trends are going to continue.
I decided to spend the profits from this unexpected increase on more product. Big book and game orders this month, as well as Magic. Also sold some boxes of sports cards this month, probably to only one or two people, but for sports cards sometimes that's all it takes.
I'm pleased that I can build on increasing sales, instead of just bailing the water out of a leaky liferaft.
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