September 21st, 2009

Illuminati

Monday morning poll written in bed

When I write things by hand

I write in cursive (joined up writing)
54(69.2%)
I print (separate characters)
24(30.8%)

I write more than a sentence by hand

every day
41(51.9%)
at least once a week
25(31.6%)
at least once a month
3(3.8%)
at least once a year
6(7.6%)
I don't, really
4(5.1%)

Mad Men

GOOD
29(85.3%)
BAD
5(14.7%)
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Strange things afoot in online purchasing

Traditionally speaking my buying of trade paperbacks has followed a simple rule:
Forbidden Planet = Bloody Expensive, Amazon = Good Value
However, this doesn't seem to apply for Forbidden Planet's online catalogue, where the prices seem to frequently undercut Amazon and they get things sooner - sometimes months sooner.

Take, for example the new Absolute Death hardcover.  Amazon have it for £52.50 - FP Online have it for £50.25 (plus £1 shipping).  So £1 cheaper at FP - big deal.  Except that Amazon have it showing as in stock from the 18th of December, and Forbidden Planet delivered it to my door an hour and a half ago (huzzah for Julie being in slaving over her stats).

I assume that Direct Market comics just run ahead of book stores - which you wouldn't think Amazon would be happy about.  I wonder how long that will last.