I walked into my retailer on Wednesday only to find that the majority of the books had been incorrectly shipped to Phoenix. All that had arrived was one box, and that was mostly special orders. I basically walked out with the Fables: 1001 Nights hardcover and a couple of books.
This isn't the end of the world by any means, but I am finding that when I go and visit other blogs, there are excellent reviews up, as well as thought-provoking comments. As much as I appreciate this, it can end up being spoiler-ridden, which I try and avoid.
I guess I just need to keep to myself... or read the stuff I picked up in Seattle. Yeah, that's the ticket!
At any rate, this is the third time in five weeks that our two retailers have had their Diamond orders shipped to the wrong place. As a business person, I would have made Diamond track those boxes down and get them to me next day, but my retailers tell me that Diamond won't do that. Okay, that is great for business- damn monopoly. Once again I find that being a comic book reader makes me the lowest common denominator in the industry. The big two are busy making money off movies, and the distributor can't be bothered to step up it's quality control. Nice.
At least I know the books are supposed to show up tomorrow. Like I said, it's not the end of the world, by any stretch of the imagination, but it is irritating. I keep a tight schedule at my job and can't just go to the comic book shop at the drop of a hat, so I have had to re-set my appointments tomorrow so that Jim and I can go together to run errands and pick them up.
BOTTOM LINE: Not life threatening but slightly maddening.