Thursday, January 28, 2010

Oh the Humanity!

Thanks for the comments on the last post... I had a few ideas of how to make a fun post out of them, but I'm too depressed.
Yeah. My card shop is closing it's doors. Tomorrow is it's last day.
Well, technically no. It's moving to Vancouver. This shop is part of a larger wholesale card store chain from back east, and moved into Calgary over a year ago. Unfortunately, Calgary, the nations second largest city, cannot support it the way other cities can.

So they are moving their western Canadian distribution to Vancouver. Apparently it's a lot better there. More hobby enthusiasts. And a lot more card shops / places that sell cards. It's tough trying to make it in a city where there are only two card shops I guess. I know it's tough shopping here.

So there wasn't anything really left to buy... most of it was packed up. I did grab one box, which I will share later. Kind of an oddball set. And pages. Six boxes of pages. He sold them at $15 each instead of the normal $20-$22 each at the other places. So I stocked up. I'm a set collector remember.

Now I have to go back to getting everything online. And waiting.

Crap.

10 comments:

Roy said...

Bummer.

Motherscratcher said...

Yeah bummer, man. This is a bummer.

dayf said...

Rats. That sucks. Now I am sad and feel guilty for living in such a card-rich environment while others go without.

stusigpi said...

Should I load up on Flat Rate Priority Boxes?

night owl said...

The waiting is the absolute worst part. It's the reason my online shopping is not what it should be.

Field of Cards said...

Ah, such a sad conclusion.

zman40 said...

I'm sorry to hear that.

cynicalbuddha said...

That's a bummer Dude.

The Wax Wombat said...

I live between two college towns (big ones) and neither have a card shop. I've considered opening one, but it's a scary business.

dogfacedgremlin said...

It seems to be a recurring theme. One by my office that has been open since 1989 just closed last month because, as the owner said, he couldn't compete with Ebay.