Some quick retailing thoughts

First:  I agree with nearly every word in these two posts about etiquette in your Local Comics Store (man, especially that bit about Amazon Visa -- GR!) from Secret Headquarters in FLA Second: Kendall Swafford has some good points in this article about sell-through (versus sell-in), but I'd like to observe that the chart placements tend to be self-correcting. That is to say that the orders you see on (say) the June-shipping charts *tend to* reflect what sold through in March or April. Or to put it another way: the Diamond charts are LAGGING INDICATORS of what the market is doing, not current indicators