Friday, July 31, 2009

The day for comics, purchased 2 loads of mostly comics, one had a bunch of DVDs as well.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Packed online orders.

2 people turned down offer to purchase.

More signed stuff from SDCC09

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Began sorting signed stuff from SDCC09. These should be available to purchase in the next few weeks.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Did the online orders, and caught back up.

Purchased 2 boxes of Anime DVDs and Manga.

Spent an hour and a half going through piles of gardening books, but he declined.

Traded some Manga.

Started sorting stuff from the con, some freebies on the free shelves.

Purchased some autographed items, Rollie Fingers.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Back from SDCC09.

Managed to get the online orders that had built up done. Only one previously sold, and one missing. Then the printer crapped out and wouldn't do the last 3 shipping labels... bah.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

More con research.

Hubbell was here.

Some old guy turned down an offer on his stack of not all that vintage porn, although he sure talked it up.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Getting ready for SDCC09.

Amanda was here.

A box and a half of mass market paperbacks shelved.

Signed Stephen King AudioBook.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Packed the online orders.
Had a return due to an error, but fixed the shipping system so it shouldn't happen again.

Purchased a large collection of CD's and put most of them online already.

Everyone trying to sell stuff at the end of the day, barely closed in time.
Purchased some kids books, nothing special, and traded for some paperbacks.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sorted several boxes of kid books, managed to clear the front isle out a bit.

Shelved some kids books, and a stack of Nancy Drew yellow backs.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Packed the online orders.

Purchased some board games & kids books.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Fixed images and other problems with the Amazon listings.

Revised the website & tri-fold.

Traded for some Signed Fiction.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Church had a parking lot fair/event.
It blocked off parking for a while in the afternoon, but people still seemed to make it in. No one seemed interested in religious books, sales were about average.

Hubbell was here.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Filled the $1.00 carts

Shelved 4 giant stacks of Hardcover & Trade paperback books, lots of metaphysical/occult, some cookbooks, classics, various history, military, general fiction, more

Answered emails.

Amanda was here.


Thursday, July 09, 2009

People trying to sell stuff all day, one right after the other.
Purchased some games, mystery, paperbacks, several boxes of kids books, & a few medical text books. Turned away a ton of paperbacks, and some other junk.

Packed the online orders.

Received some nasty feedback on eBay about an order we had to cancel. Several people tried to order a magazine featuring Michael Jackson, but it sold in the store hours before. One of them was very put out that she didn't get it, even though we quickly refunded her payment, accusing us of all sorts of shady practices. Ah well.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Shelved a stack of New Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks, lots of Marvel stuff, and some others.

Purchased some AudioBooks.

Purchased a couple of fiction books.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Purchased a couple of Signed collectable books.

Packed the online orders.
Purchased a couple of Signed collectable books.

Packed the online orders.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Finished packing the online orders.

Purchased some Manga.

Sorted and moved a huge stack of hardcover & trade paperbacks.

Marked down the DVDs lots at $3.95 now.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Best out of 1

Answered emails.

Sorted boxes, and cleared some out of the front isle.

Shelved 4 or so boxes of Trade Paperbacks & Hardcovers, all subjects, cookbooks, military, metaphysical, fiction, mystery, young adult, archeology, dinosaurs, history, etc.

Hubbell was here.
2 boxes online.

Received a fake award email.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Purchased a small stack of books out of the 6 boxes of mostly fiction someone brought in.

Purchased a few old books, including a fully filled up Mark Twain's Adhesive Scrap Book.

Packed the online orders.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Replaced & filled the $1.00 books carts, mostly new stuff now.

Sorted and culled 6 boxes of mass market paperbacks.

Finished sorting the VHS, lots on the shelf for $1.00.

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