03-21-2012 12:03 PM
I think what it comes down to is... Shop was shut down (again) because it wasn't profitable for Swim in this economy. Let's be honest, a lot of the merch they were selling could have been made, using the same materials for at least 50% of the cost.
I've been ranting about Shop since they opened back up a few years ago as Williams Street Shop, you can't expect people who are accustomed to buying [adult swim] t-shirts, toys, etc. from retail stores for between $15 - $25 to buy the same exact stuff from you for $10 more PLUS S&H. On the other hand, a lot of the stuff sold on Shop was pretty bad quality. T-shirts especially.
I'm sure down the road Swim will end up rethinking the shop idea, but for now I think they're happy with throwing their remaining merch on Amazon, etc. I'm also rather bummed because (as Itsacoaster mentioned) I'm one of those people who missed the boat on the Lucy DVD... because I couldn't afford to pay $20 S&H for a $10 DVD set.
At any rate, I think i'll cut my rant on Shop's re-death short and save the rest for Friday's Swimcast record... for anyone who listens.
03-21-2012 02:59 PM
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03-21-2012 05:31 PM
I just had a wild thought.
The last paragraph of the shop's closed message says "Now clear off and stop loitering. You #### kids with your skateboards."
They are premering the show Loiter Squad soon, and the only ad I ever saw for it was one of them being idiotic with some kid on a skateboard.
Coincidence, or is [AS] trolling us?
03-21-2012 05:33 PM
All I can say is that April 1st is getting close. >.>
03-22-2012 03:13 PM
I find it ironic that they claim they want our money so much and then shut down the only direct way to get it.
Actually, I thought I saw a bump this week that mentions the shop?
03-23-2012 04:42 PM
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03-26-2012 01:05 PM
I don't know, if Lithium is truly the group of incompetents they're portrayed as who just bang their dicks together instead of actually fixing problems, then paying for message boards doesn't seem like such a great thing.
I havent run across any that I really like... plus with moola I could just hire someone to run the technical side of it. Aaaaand, if you dont have to worry about any costs than you dont have to worry about silly ads.
This is all just silly talk though. XD
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May 7th, 2010 at 10:32 am
Batman Begins suck is not even Bruce Wayne is Peter Peter parker. they take a formula and TDK is way overated movie. i don’t even se a gothic city, i see the movie Heat whit AL Pacino and Robert De Niro but whit a clown in black and a homless clow.
03-31-2012 07:25 PM
The shipping was what killed it in my opinion. Even the Cartoon Network shop offers a free shipping option when you spend $60+. If [AS] did this, people probably would have purchased more from them. I know I would have. Curious to see where their merchandise goes now though. Would have picked up a few things if I realized this was going to happen.
04-02-2012 06:41 PM
Maybe not forever, but from the looks of it, a pretty long time at least.
Geez, I'm glad I finally finished my SGC2C complete episode collection when I did.
If I had waited any longer, I would have been SOL as well.
I'll be pretty pissed off if in the future they decide to shut down the boards. This is one of the sites I visit the most.
We want answers, Adult Swim.
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