Let's face it it's cheaper to buy from Amazon. A LOT cheaper.
If it was a couple of pounds more in the shops I wouldn't care but it's not, in some cases it's cheaper by half to get comics from Amazon than it is from my local shop and (at the risk of throwing this one up) in the economic climate we have, Amazon comes out on top.
And I hate that.
The only way I can justify buying a TPB from my local shop is if I tell myself it means I get one or two a month as opposed to four from Amazon and thus slows down my collecting and helps me savour rather than devour comics.
It annoys me because I know that all the shops out there are doing what they can to survive and that's great and I want to support that, but I need to support my family to.
And just before anyone jumps on me for that I budget my comic collecting and if I can get more bang for my buck, I want to.
But I want to do it at my local store.
But I can't.
As an addition to this does anyone know why there is such a huge discrepancy between Comic shops and Amazon? (I'm not much on the business end of things).
Does anyone else have this problem?
Is there a solution?