Scott Kurtz (of PVP fame) posted the following in his blog :
wanted to me to let you know that you’re time to nab a signed and
numbered edition is running out. We are only printing 300 of our signed
and numbered edition. These come with a full color tip-in sheet signed
and numbered by ME. We’ve already sold through half of those editions
and that’s not including our offline orders. Both editions are being
sold at a reduced price online. These will cost more if you wait for them to hit stores or pick one up at a local retailer or book shop, so act now while you can.
The bold area immediately caught my attention and I immediately went to check out the great pricing.
Kurtz is offering the $99.99 AWESOMOLOGY for $85. That's a 15%
discount. Of course, there is still shipping which turns out to be $10
to me via the cheapest method. So the $99.99 book would cost me a grand
total of $95.00. My saving $5 (5%).
Most comic books shops offer
some sort of discount. Even a 5% discount is the same as buying it
direct from Scott AND it has the added benefit of supporting a local
So much for truth in advertising. If you're a student
in Durham, stop by any of the Ultimate Comics stores and you receive an
automatic 10% discount. Become a subscriber and you can get a 10-25%
discount (based on sales).
Furthermore, all Image collections
end up on Amazon. Amazon will most likely give you at least a 10%
discount AND free shipping. The Awesomology is very similar to the DC
Absolutes (in pricing and size). Amazon offers those at 35%+ discounts
AND FREE SHIPPING.
Overstock.com has it for $61.90 with a best
online price match guarantee. If you find it anywhere cheaper before
you buy it, they will match the price. If you find it cheaper after you
buy, they will give you $500 as a in store credit.
Tales of Wonder has it for $69.99
a comic book creator, I think you should support creators directly as
much as possible. However as a creator, I'm not going to say something
is such a great deal when in fact it's not. Come on, Scott, you can do