Comics and Retailing: Support Your Local Store!
By: Stacey A. Giulianti, Esq., Owner
As online sales increase in all areas, and as brick-and-mortar retailers close down by the hundreds, it is critical for those who buy and collect comics, toys, and pop culture merchandise commit to supporting their local stores. I do not mean to sound like “preaching,” and certainly everyone is entitled to shop where they see fit. However, nothing can replace the “thrill of discovery” one can achieve by walking into a physical store, perusing the items available, and finding an unexpected gem.
Even more importantly, the ability to talk to a knowledgeable staff-member about new story lines, interesting collectibles, or the latest movie tie-ins, can make all the difference. At a Comics Lounge like Lauderdale Comics, where we encourage browsing, reading, sitting — and even eating a Japanese snack and drinking a freshly made bubble tea — the experience is more than mere “shopping.” It is finding a place to call “home,” even if just for a short part of your day. Our commitment extends to staying open seven days a week, and making it a safe space for those of us who speak “geek.”
We offer discounts to those who subscribe (no minimums and no long term commitment), quarterly sales and discounts, and can special order merchandise upon request. Our prices are always fair, and we maintain a reasonable return policy for all of our customers. In addition to comics, we sell graphic novels, trade paperbacks, toys, collectibles, statues, novelties, T-shirts, hats, housewares, role playing games, table top games, and unique items you simply can’t find anywhere else. We love showing off our beautiful store, and we encourage customers to come and just “hang out” with us. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions or ideas!
We look forward to seeing you at Lauderdale Comics — 1929 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316