What!? $3.99!?

Discussion in 'Comic Books and Graphic Novels' started by geerave, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. geerave

    geerave Well-Known Member

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    has new avengers and x-men always been 3.99 and i just never noticed? i thought they were 2.99.
     
  2. Wreckgar

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    New Avengers is 2.99
     
  3. geerave

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    the copy i just bought was 3.99
     
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    Did you buy it at a comic book shop or elsewhere? Marvel has slowly begun raising the prices of their newsstand editions by $1.
     
  5. geerave

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    well i work in a mall, so when i dont have time to make it to the comic shop, i head to the book store in the mall. i never knew that though. that sucks, but thanks for the info
     
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    This week's X-Men was a double-sized issue because it's #200.
     
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    Found this on another board:

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    yeah, Marvel Previews shows it as $3.99

    Maybe it's just for that special SM arc...hopefully...

    if its going to be for all titles, i see myself only buying DC comics. This is the reason i dropped the IDW titles.
     
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    Even 2.99 is expensive.
     
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    yeah, buts thats the norm price for a while.
     
  11. geerave

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    i can live with 2.99. i can get a comic and a pepsi when im on break at work with just 5 bucks. now the whole system is destroyed!
     
  12. Wreckgar

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    If they do go up to 3.99, I'll be dropping a lot of comics.
     
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    Well, as long as it's no more expensive than a regular IDW TF book which already is 3.99 I don't mind much, but if Marvel and DC are raising prices again I'll be cutting more titles other than TFs for sure. Though most price raises occur by $0.25, not a full dollar.
     
  14. Misatokitty

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    *sighs* and again with complaining about costs... if I buy a comic in a newsagent, $8 or thereabouts. And with the exchange rate being so good lately, my comics I buy monthly have dropped from $7 to around $5 or $6, depending on the cover price.

    Oh yeah. Comics are expensive. Come feel the pain.
     
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    Trump? Not likely. Just have comics more expensive that you do. That doesn't equate to me having a lot of money; it equates to my hobby being far more expensive than the people who routinely whine about the cost of their comics going up to $3 or $4 or whatever.

    I make $1200 a fortnight, here that's a below average wage. Comics are a damned sight more expensive outside the US, as with most things, and I find it amusing the people there who complain about miniscule price increases that can double or more by the time they cross the Pacific.

    Do I feel sorry for the people complaining? Hell no. Make my comics $4 in cost and watch me worship at the feet of comic publishers everywhere. Considering only 12 years ago I was paying $1.50 for them, they've jumped considerably here and it's a damned expensive habit.
     
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    Yea, but when you buy 30-40 books a month and they all go up even 50 cents, that's still $15-20. If they go up a buck, that's $40. Alsom a lot of people have limits on how much they are willing to spend on items of non-necessity. For something that can take 10 minutes to read, is it worth $4? For a lot of people, no. However much they might enjoy it, the cost plays a factor in things.
     
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    Comments like that are not necessary.
     
  19. Misatokitty

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    I'm also going to point out here I'm buying approximately between $60-$100 a week on comics and manga. And I'm going to re-point out, I'm not saying comics are cheap. I am saying in the US they are cheaper than others who also buy comics but live outside the US manage to get them for.
     
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    Maybe they are, maybe not. Depends on currency also. And I buy at least $120 in books now. That's about 40 books. If they go up a buck each, that's $160. There's no way I can budget that. maybe you can but a lot of others can't. And they have a right to complain about it if they feel it inappropriate.
     

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