You both make great points. I understand the reality. I just don't love it. I feel like I'm paying a higher rate to sustain businesses whose services I'm not using. Necessary or not, it stings a little.
Last edited by Deus ex Chris; 01-21-2012 at 07:55 PM.
But he's not required to.
He's an editor. Back when I was a sales guy, most of the editors didn't know squat about what sales promotions we were running for each title. These days I expect Marvel's editors probably know more about what the rest of the company does than they did back then, but whether they share it online isn't up to the readers.
Not quite the same example, but heavy users of Netflix and Blockbuster pay less per use than light users, your taxes subsidize services you may not use as much as others, what you pay at the supermarket covers what shoplifters take, etc.
You're citing a question asked of someone else, after Steve left the conversation, at least for today, as evidence that he doesn't back up his positions.
I also think, given that your interest in it seems all about the Marvel vs. DC market share game, that you're treating business as a sports event, and are angry that Steve won't give you information to boost your team, even though he hasn't been here since before it was asked.
I think Steve said early on that he didn't particularly intend to take part in this discussion, and give a lot of insider information. That doesn't mean that what answers he's given are therefore to be disregarded, merely because there are other questions he won't answer to your satisfaction. Particularly the ones where he hasn't even seen the question yet.
I think those of us who have been involved in the conversation with Mr. Wacker over the course of the past few months have other specific points of reference.
I don't expect him to respond to that particular point because he doesn't have to. That's fine.
The market share game is only 1 point that, again, over the course of 100 pages has been discussed at length and this was just another layer/wrinkle to the conversation.
Marvel has been artificially stuffing the sales charts.
I think the funniest part were the passive-aggressive spin that DC did once they lost the marketshare, criticizing the validity of winning those estimates and that they don't really care about that...despite spending most of the fall beating their chest about those very same estimates when they WERE winning.
that rub you the wrong way spend your money else where. I think Ford make and sale people crappy cars i don't cry about everyday when i go to buy a car I go for GMC made car because i think there made better and since i don't drive Ford i have nothing bad to say about them. But hey it is the internet where people go to cry.
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They led by 3% on Top 300 comics, and by 7% on Top 300 Graphic Novels. They lost in "other items" whatever that means.
And the fact that Marvel had to ship out tens of thousands of issues free of charge in an attempt to make up that difference.