Over half of October is over already. Time is flying. Business is very good. I would say almost “super”. Yes, I got a bad pun in.
Looking forward to November. Take a break for Thanksgiving. Get the busy season out of the way and recharge. And of course the holiday shopping season…
Back in September I was at Sams Club and they already had Christmas material for sale. Way to early to see that.
War of Light for Heroclixs is still in the double digits for turn out. Online some stores are saying attendance has dropped a lot for them. So far not an issue here. It has been so popular we are having an unofficial War of Light on Nov 1st and the official grand final on Nov 22nd.
Our Heroclix players are a really good group. Been very fortunate to have them as players at the store.
Wizkids has announced delays for the new X Men Dice Masters and a possible delay on the War of Light month 6 prize support. The official last month six luckily was already delayed by the players. If I do not have a Nekron for Nov 1st I will do an I.O.U.
I talked with a different sales rep at Alliance and got some actual news for the much delayed Con In Your Store Program material. Truthfully I had almost given up on it. Again from what I have read online it seems most stores have now received what they were shorted on. Wow, I paid for it back in July. During the War of Light games I will see what the players want to do. Though it still needs to come in of course.
I have been using ACD a lot more for material but Wizkids products are still exclusive through Diamond and Alliance. And I am sure Diamond and Alliance doesn’t want that to change.
The ACD rep though is all over getting me product. Plus a lot of the time I get what I order through them the next day. It is good to have a vendor hungry for my business.
October 25th at 4 we will play for the exclusive Krampus Heroclix. Yes, one of the heroclixs that I did receive through the Con In Your Store program. Maybe will a little luck the rest of the shipment will show up before then? Oh, okay maybe with a lot of luck. If nothing else I will make sure there are prizes for everyone who plays and some of the prizes can be War of Light boosters. Which hopefully I will guess correctly how many I will need for the final War of Light.
Gameday for Magic was this Saturday at noon. Had a few people come in to play Standard and EDH at 8 asking why I have it at noon and not at 8 as we used to have it since I had more people that would play at 8 for Gameday. They were surprised at my honesty. I was tired of dealing with Magic players that would quit after one round if they lost since they felt they could not win the Gameday mat. One even claimed they would have played better had there been better prizes. Another after quitting because they lost asked if I was hiring. Yeah, that is what I want on staff a quitter. Someone who stubs their toe and decides to go home because the day hasn’t been perfect for them. A group came in and thought I was pitting them against one another and didn’t want to play against one another. Which made no sense because there could only be one winner. They thought I was manually putting them against each other in the computer instead of having it random. I told them flat out I didn’t know who they were. I got tired of babysitting. A babysitter makes more than $5 per person over three hours watching people. Instead of babysitting I can list Magic cards online and make more money. Gameday at noon goes a lot easier.
Also having Gameday at noon means people play Magic at noon and instead of cancelling Standard and EDH they still go on at 8 and I make more money. By having two Magic games on a Saturday.
There has been quite the push to have Magic on Sundays. The timing is wrong though. The holiday season is coming up and more money can be made by focusing on Christmas shoppers than hosting Magic. Plus I really don’t want to be here the whole weekend.
Khans of Tarkir MTG booster packs are selling very well. Already done my third reorder for it. Expanded our Magic singles selection. Currently we have every card from the newest set on hand. Traded for a person’s binder over the weekend. I can safely say we have more Magic cards than ever before.
D&D has started out very well. They group was very cool about spending a few bucks to play. When I first has D&D at the store I had only a handful of people paying to play D&D. Which it was unfair to have a few people pay while the rest wouldn’t so that was dropped.
Everyone seems to be having a lot of fun in the D&D group. There are more people that want to join and I have been talking with a person about running a second group. Again it is on Thursdays at 6 and will run till 9. The second group will most likely start in November since on October 30th we will take a break for the 3rd Rodman Comics Halloween party.
That’s right. A Halloween party. Prizes for costumes will be awarded. The Rodman Comics Halloween party will start at 7 October 30th and last till 9. Come if you dare. Will the judge be biased? Never. Well maybe. Oh heck, most likely.
I had a person say they had trouble with the online shopping on our website. I did not find an issue. To my knowledge it works and hopefully there was just a minor hiccup last week. For whatever reason a lot of the time people who do not know me seem to assume I am a tech guy and work doing I.T. work. My cell phone is still a flip phone since I was tired of pocket calling people. If you do have an issue with the online shopping please let me know.
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