So even though no transactions are taking place on CCL you want us to keep it TOP SECRET
information from CCL members and our other customers at home we advertise thru here to. They have to wait until after Final Order Cutoff when it's too late to offer them extra low
prices and adjust our order quanties accordingly. (Diamond has been accepting orders from us for Uncanny X #1 since Sept 1st or 75 days prior to in store date. Final Order Cutoff is 10/22/2018 or 23 days before in store date.) Existting store policy has been to accept Preorders and Subscriptions as soon as Diamond is allowing the orders to be placed. We even have some online buyers who use PayPal invoicing to break the payments up into partial payments over the period before the books arrive to ship and that's covered by PayPal Buyer Protection Policies. Some walk-in customers take the Preview Catologs (available 60-90 days ahead of in store date) we hand out and order right on the spot while they're here.
CCL does not allow preorders on sales of new comics that are outside of our 1 week (or 7-day) window. This is why we add new comics to the CCL database one week before the release date.
Just to be crystal clear. We can list a couple thousand copies of Return of Wolverine #1 Wednesday, 7 days before
the release date on Preorder, but not last month when we could have gotten additional qty ordered to meet additional demand and now at a higher price than walk-in customers paid last month. (If we have a gauranteed
sale and money
up front you deserve
a better price)
keeping an even-playing field for all sellers.
I'm not sure what that applies to since every seller with a Diamond account has the same opportunities to order the same books at the same or even greater discount levels. It's the individual stores choice wether to order or not order and wether to offer Preorders in store at great prices or not.
Makes me wonder if we're suppossed to keep it secret that our business is multi venue that maybe E-bay has a similar policy and we shouldn't be including business cards with the last 500 orders there directing people to come here?
Walk in traffic shouldn't be directed to come here either correct since we can't communicate directly to them?
60 to 90 days or so out, get a great, stupid even, price walking in the store.
30 days out get a great price at the auction place with PayPal Buyer Protection in place.
7 Days out pick from the left-overs at CCL.