I commented on Scott Kurtz's Awesomelogy in a post back in June. I noted that his sale on the Awesomelogy wasn't such a great sales when you looked around just a bit. Well, it's Black Friday and Scott is offering another sale. This time he says:
I’m heading to Austin on Monday to sketch inside of as many PvP
Awesomologys as you crazy kids order. If you want to buy the most
complete collection of PvP strips, from the beginning of the comic
through 2005, now you can get it with a full page original sketch
inside. And all still for cheaper than if you bought it WITHOUT a
sketch in the store.
Again, the part in bold is what drew my attention, so I went to see this great price. This time the price is $90.00 (10% discount). Since the claim is better than if you bought it without the sketch at a store, let's take some quick looks online. This time it looks like shipping is free, so there is no additional shipping costs.
At Amazon, it's 72.99 with FREE SHIPPING (27% discount). Better than Scott.
TalesOfWonder.com has it for $61.99 with shipping for 2.78 for a total of 64.77 (35% saving with shipping)
Overstock.com has it for 69.34 with shipping for $2.95 and a total of 72.29 (28% discount).
As I said before, I think everyone should directly support creators, however, creators should stand behind their words as well. It's not that hard to find a better deal. Now even if he means it's better than the price without a sketch in HIS store (pvpstuff.com) he's wrong because that price is $85.
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