Is anyone else's comic shop having issues with Diamond?

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  1. Sideswipe80

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    2nd week in a row my new shop has not received their books. So I've missed RID 9, MTMTE Annual and Regeneration 1 #83. I'm a sad panda :( 
     
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    yes plainly put Diamond blows ass.

    Shipments shorted issues, shipments missing literally other boxes that should have been shipped, crappily packaged stuff shipped so entire boxes worth are now damaged.

    Was a lot better when there was competition and someone gave a damn about the end product
     
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    This is what happens when you have a monopoly on comic distribution.
     
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    Ask the comic shop to reserve your comic items & put them aside for you.

    try going to another comic shop when another doesn't get your comics in.
     
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    It all comes from the same place and Diamond is the source of it.

    (unless said shop has financial issues)
     
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    Mine had RID & ReGen so those did ship out. Maybe your shop didn't order those for some issue or they sold before you got there.
     
  7. Sideswipe80

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    No I spoke to the owner. Diamond didn't ship any books. And they are in my pull box.
     
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    ive been going to the same LCS for 21 years and never had a problem
     
  9. Omegax80

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    Got everything for the past couple weeks no problem. Maybe your LCS is having issues with Diamond?
     
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    Diamond blows.

    I've had two good friends both lose their shops because of Diamond. Basically, if you're a small shop with low order amounts, they'll treat you like shit.
     
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    lildevilchick what the doctor ordered

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    Picked up the Annual today, no problem. Apparently, not all shops are having an issue. However, the shop I go to is pretty large and they seem to order a lot, so I'll bet Diamond treats them better.
     
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    If they've not received any new books, then chances are they owe Diamond money and they've cut them off.
     
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    Commom occurences at larger more established shops as well. One near me has a very large customer base and been in business for a long time and they still get screwed.


    See above, while there could be issues, there has been more than one occurence of shipments not being shipped or packed so shittily they were literally worthless and had to be replaced in entirety.
     
  14. Hiro Prime

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    Welcome to my life every week for the past 21 years.

    Yup. Too bad that there are no other distributors who can even come close. If they could most of us LCS's would be happy to give them our cash.

    This happens more often than you would want to believe. In the last 2 years I've had maybe 1 month of shipments that didn't have problems. I've had three different Reps who probably spend most of their time each day trying to fix all of the complaints they get.

    Honestly, I talk to a lot of other Dealers and we all have the same problems with Diamond. We have talked with the Publishers about how screwed up Diamond is and all they can tell is is that they really have no other choice but to use Diamond. They know and can't do anything about it.

    And don't think for a minute that the big chains get any better treatment. They just get dealt with first.
     
  15. Dragonclaw

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    I'll echo Hiro as well....seems like every week I'm e-mailing my rep with my damages and shortages list and it reads like the Great American Novel. Wish Diamond hadn't bought out Capitol back in the day so we'd still have choices. This week I was missing 2 of my 16 boxes...and my damages were nearly $700 in product.
     
  16. Dragonclaw

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    Wanted to throw this in as well...If anybody's store comes up short feel free to hit me up. I usually have a few extras on hand :) 
     

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