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I have a pull list at Stadium Cards and Comics in Ann Arbor Michigan. Then the rest of my books are bought usually at comic book shows. I occasionally buy books on line from Things from another world too.


Love Stadium.
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I occasionally buy books on line from Things from another world too

Yes, TFAW is another one.
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@Davethebrave Were you from MI? Or are you in MI now?
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@Davethebrave Were you from MI? Or are you in MI now?


In MI now… love it though wish there was more snow.
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@Davethebrave This little bit of snow today was nice. What LCS do you frequent or like the most?
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I don't currently buy from Mile High; I have, and have never been disappointed, but it's been something like 15 years since I have done so. I have browsed the MCS website, but don't like the interface


Yeah, if you don't like the MCS interface I would think Mile High would be a non-starter. Better than Doug Sulipa interface, but definitely worse than MCS.
I'm pretty loyal to MCS, I think they've earned that from me. I might buy something randomly on Ebay or here on the forum, but if I'm looking for something in particular, I go straight to MCS, typically will buy from their non-consignment stock without even comparing prices. I would even pay a premium there based on my experiences with them. They're a well-oiled machine. They also hold a bunch of my inventory in their consignment warehouse.
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I've only had good experiences with MCS. I agree that their interface could use some help, but the rest of the service is good enough for me to just deal with the minor annoyance.
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I've been to Things from Another World in Oregon, very cool shop, found cool new books, and an antique store next to it(JFK campaigned there), and right across the street from Dark Horse comics!
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@James42 I had a bad experience with Atomic Avenue. Books that were supposed to be in near mint condition and were not even close. You can’t see pictures and despite the seller having five stars, the books were in awful condition. I’m sure there are some good sellers on there, but I don’t trust it whatsoever.
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My other lcs is at my home away from home in Hawaii. Shop is a mile from the condo.

Pop in there about once every 4-6 months.
There a couple of days ago and the guy had put aside some romance books that came in a collection.




It's why I spend at lcs.
Online is ok but they don't really know their customers for that personal touch.
All my 3 lcs know if they get romance books they have someone to sell to and they never try and gouge me on price.

I'm just lucky to have 3 good shops.
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@Davethebrave This little bit of snow today was nice. What LCS do you frequent or like the most?


Stadium was (is?) my favorite but haven’t been in about four years, or so. All online now.
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MCS, at least on its surface, seems very well-run. It gives me confidence in ordering, product consistency, shipping, service and everything that I want when dealing with a relatively expensive and fragile product purchase.

I think my usual search order is:
* Google (shopping function) - bird’s eye view
* MCS
* the rest

I never stop at one level before completing a purchase but am willing to forego absolute best price (to an extent) depending on where I purchase from.

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Originally Posted by James42
I don't currently buy from Mile High; I have, and have never been disappointed, but it's been something like 15 years since I have done so. I have browsed the MCS website, but don't like the interface


Yeah, if you don't like the MCS interface I would think Mile High would be a non-starter. Better than Doug Sulipa interface, but definitely worse than MCS.
I'm pretty loyal to MCS, I think they've earned that from me. I might buy something randomly on Ebay or here on the forum, but if I'm looking for something in particular, I go straight to MCS, typically will buy from their non-consignment stock without even comparing prices. I would even pay a premium there based on my experiences with them. They're a well-oiled machine. They also hold a bunch of my inventory in their consignment warehouse.
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My weekly pull list is at Austin Books and Comics. Been shopping there for years and they have always had tremendous staff and can usually get anything I ask them for.
I do miss another local shop called Bat City comics. They recently moved to Bradenton FL and I hope to go visit their new location soon.
I do go to many small shows in the Austin/San Antonio area where vendors have a good amount of comics. I try to travel at least once a year to a big convention where several big National dealers are set up.
Believe it or not, Half Price Books has a pretty good selection of comics to sort through most of the time.
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I AM... THE Bat-Manuel MurrayC private msg quote post Address this user
For NEW comics, I've been getting them at the same LCS that I've been shopping at for over twenty years.

For older books, I've been sticking with Facebook marketplace because I've been getting better deals buying direct from other collectors.

I've pretty much given up on feeBay because, well, FEES which have become totally ridiculous. Especially as a Canadian wanting to buy from the US where eBay has their scam Global Shipping Program.
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Collector Joosh private msg quote post Address this user
I typically buy through eBay, MCS, or convention in-person.

I think MCS has a fantastic website that helped pull me back into comic collecting in 2016. What a slippery slope that was!
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Westfield Comics (Wisconsin), since about 1993. Prior to that, there was a great comic store in CT called Space Travelers that I had my pull list from about 1981 to maybe 1988 until the owner decided to close the store.
I used a few other comic stores in CT, but, unfortunately, most of them closed during the comic implosion of the early 1990's. That's when I went to Westfield Comics.
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