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Official Announcement: ADAM BALDWIN has agreed to sign on with 258 West Authentic

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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 1:39 PM

258WESTAUTHENTIC


Official 258 West Authentic Announcement: ADAM BALDWIN has agreed to sign on with 258 West Authentic. He has agreed to sign 458 Autographed Serenity Comic Books ( W/ Jayne on the cover ). These will be available to ship September 15th and will be limited to only 458 Copies. Every Comic comes with a 258 West Authentic tamper proof hologram on both the Comic and the Certificate of Authenticity. Also all 258 West Authentic Autographs come with a unique serial number on each hologram.

LINK To Pre-Order

https://258west.com/category/cat.php?id=27

Also dont forget Summer Glau, Jewel Staite and Ron Glass have also signed on with 258 West Authentic. Also We have less than 100 of the Jewel staite comics left.


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RON GLASS AUTOGRAPHED COMIC COVERS FOR SELL ON MY SITE FOR A LIMITED TIME ( Limited to 258 Copies )

https://258west.com/category/item.php?id=60

Serenity Comics, Action figures, RPG, Books, Trading cards... Everything Serenity can be found at my store.

http://www.bigdamnstore.com

Thanks for you support

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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 3:40 PM

258WESTAUTHENTIC


Price Correction. It sells for $40 not $50

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RON GLASS AUTOGRAPHED COMIC COVERS FOR SELL ON MY SITE FOR A LIMITED TIME ( Limited to 258 Copies )

https://258west.com/category/item.php?id=60

Serenity Comics, Action figures, RPG, Books, Trading cards... Everything Serenity can be found at my store.

http://www.bigdamnstore.com

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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 3:41 PM

BARCLAY


Since this board has no official ties to any store, I think it'd only be right to share an alternative for ordering Serenity merch.

While 258 West is the only place you can get signed copies of Serenity comics, I strongly recommend Poplollies to get your other goods (or regular comics). Their Browncoats page is at http://poplollies.com/browncoats/index.htm and they are incredibly helpful and understanding. Whereas I tried emailing 258 West twice (once from my account and once from their website) and posted on the Versal Board to them once without a response regarding the comics, I was able to easily place an order with Poplollies (who still have most of issues #1 and 2 in stock), and I found them to be nothing but helpful and willing to have me as a customer. They even helped me to make changes to my order without batting an eye and it was perhaps the most pleasant online ordering experience I've ever had.

And if you're going to be at a con or other function where the BDHs will be present, you could buy a comic from Poplollies and have them sign it for cheaper than $35 + shipping, I imagine.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 4:08 PM

258WESTAUTHENTIC


Sorry you had a bad experiance with my site, for that I am sorry. I am accually really good about getting back to people, so I dont know why I would have ignored your emails. I have shipped over 3000 comics with no major issues. Also my comic signed comics come with a lot of cool bonuses. Like hologram sereial numbers on each comic with matching ones on the CoA's. They are also part of a limited edition set so that that their value stay high and get higher with time. I think I did very well putting together a site for browncoats to come get everything in one spot. Again sorry.

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RON GLASS AUTOGRAPHED COMIC COVERS FOR SELL ON MY SITE FOR A LIMITED TIME ( Limited to 258 Copies )

https://258west.com/category/item.php?id=60

Serenity Comics, Action figures, RPG, Books, Trading cards... Everything Serenity can be found at my store.

http://www.bigdamnstore.com

Thanks for you support

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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 4:35 PM

BARCLAY


Quote:

Originally posted by 258westauthentic:
Sorry you had a bad experiance with my site, for that I am sorry. I am accually really good about getting back to people, so I dont know why I would have ignored your emails. I have shipped over 3000 comics with no major issues. Also my comic signed comics come with a lot of cool bonuses. Like hologram sereial numbers on each comic with matching ones on the CoA's. They are also part of a limited edition set so that that their value stay high and get higher with time. I think I did very well putting together a site for browncoats to come get everything in one spot. Again sorry.



I can respect that you're a businessman and that you're trying to move product, and probably have a solid arrangement set up to do just that.

However, as there is no exclusivity arrangement on this board, it's also my right as a customer to detail my experience and offer suggestions for what I believe to be better outlets to buy items.

It's not my intention to have a long winded public discussion on the subject (If you wish to discuss it farther, you can use the private messaging tool of this board). You've promoted your product in the best way you think possible, I've provided my alternative as I see fit. However Browncoats choose to buy their mechandise is up to them, and we've both done our parts as we feel necessary to do that. We all have the common goal of hoping this movie is a success and the franchise has a long and prosporous future. Let's remember that.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 5:04 PM

258WESTAUTHENTIC


Quote:

Originally posted by Barclay:
I can respect that you're a businessman and that you're trying to move product, and probably have a solid arrangement set up to do just that.




As far as a businessman, I am a browncoat first, part time businessman. I never once said anything about you not being able to post you experiance with my shop on these boards or this site. I dont know why our so defensive. Like I said I am sorry you had a bad experince, I admit I work really hard to answer every question and to try and info all browncoats with is much info as I can and some times it get super busy and things fall through the cracks. Since the company consistats of just me right now I cant blame this on anyone but my self hehehe. Not easy working full time and running a browncoat shop at the same time hehe. I am glad there is another shop selling browncoat stuff I hope there are more coming, it means business is good and the movie is doing well. Thats all I care about, that and helping people stay informed about merchindice. Again sorry.

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RON GLASS AUTOGRAPHED COMIC COVERS FOR SELL ON MY SITE FOR A LIMITED TIME ( Limited to 258 Copies )

https://258west.com/category/item.php?id=60

Serenity Comics, Action figures, RPG, Books, Trading cards... Everything Serenity can be found at my store.

http://www.bigdamnstore.com

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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 5:06 PM

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Could you please just make it stranger? Stranger. Odder. Could be weirder. More bizarre. How about uncanny?


I went straight to Dark Horse who recommended Things From Another World for ordering their products. TFAW has done right by me thus far, so I recommend them for the comics.



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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 5:11 PM

258WESTAUTHENTIC


I had to pull my comics off my site becuase comic shops and ebayers were buying up like 100 copies at a time.

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RON GLASS AUTOGRAPHED COMIC COVERS FOR SELL ON MY SITE FOR A LIMITED TIME ( Limited to 258 Copies )

https://258west.com/category/item.php?id=60

Serenity Comics, Action figures, RPG, Books, Trading cards... Everything Serenity can be found at my store.

http://www.bigdamnstore.com

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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 6:20 PM

TECHIECL


*sigh* Ya know, we do have the whole "One Trading Post" board for merchandise n' stuff...

(one of my pet peeves)

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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 6:27 PM

258WESTAUTHENTIC


Quote:

Originally posted by techiecl:
*sigh* Ya know, we do have the whole "One Trading Post" board for merchandise n' stuff...



sorry this was an anouncement not ad


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RON GLASS AUTOGRAPHED COMIC COVERS FOR SELL ON MY SITE FOR A LIMITED TIME ( Limited to 258 Copies )

https://258west.com/category/item.php?id=60

Serenity Comics, Action figures, RPG, Books, Trading cards... Everything Serenity can be found at my store.

http://www.bigdamnstore.com

Thanks for you support

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Thursday, August 25, 2005 2:53 AM

KNIBBLET


To quote Judge Judy, "Don't piss on my leg and tell me it's raining".

Your post is not an announcement - it is an advertisement to buy those signed copies.

There is a place to put your advertisements and I would thank you to use the trading post thread.

Thank you.



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Thursday, August 25, 2005 3:01 AM

258WESTAUTHENTIC


Quote:

Originally posted by Knibblet:
To quote Judge Judy, "Don't piss on my leg and tell me it's raining".

Your post is not an announcement - it is an advertisement to buy those signed copies.

There is a place to put your advertisements and I would thank you to use the trading post thread.

Thank you.



Again I disagree with you on this, it is was an announcment becuase it was the FIRST time I had ever told Anyone that adam had agreed to sign.

So its ok that I post that adam agreed to sign as long as I dont put a link to my site in the post but if I add a link to my site. It becomes a Ad?

If I said "Come buy my signed adam balwin comics now" and that was it. It would be an ad, but the post was made to give people a heads up that adam had agreed to sign with 258. There is a diffrence. I dont spam these announcements, I just make them when I have another cast memember signed on. Why is this such a HUGE deal with you guys, I dont understand it.
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RON GLASS AUTOGRAPHED COMIC COVERS FOR SELL ON MY SITE FOR A LIMITED TIME ( Limited to 258 Copies )

https://258west.com/category/item.php?id=60

Serenity Comics, Action figures, RPG, Books, Trading cards... Everything Serenity can be found at my store.

http://www.bigdamnstore.com

Thanks for you support

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Thursday, August 25, 2005 3:50 AM

BARCLAY


Quote:

Originally posted by 258westauthentic

If I said "Come buy my signed adam balwin comics now" and that was it. It would be an ad, but the post was made to give people a heads up that adam had agreed to sign with 258. There is a diffrence.



Adam agreeing to sign with 258 is an announcement that you have an exclusive item in your store that nobody else has. So while you're not directly peddling a product (which is a gray area at best), you are suggesting that people support your business (the only place to get the announced product), which is an ad.

If your announcement were "Adam Baldwin will be signing 258 comics available everywhere comics are sold." It is an announcement. Once it's an exclusive product with a link to buy it, it's an ad, therein lies the difference.

As for why this is a "huge deal", it goes first to the general courtesy of posting in the appropriate forum. It's along the same lines of posting a political thread in General Discussions. While you certainly have a right to promote your product, there is a forum set up for that, your signature links to your site (which is common and I have no problem with), and you have a link in the designated area of the site for ads (marketplace). Therefore, it might be considered that your website is the best place to make an announcement about new exclusive products, considering the ample number of links you have around here already.

Or a better solution might be to create a single thread in One Trading Post titled "Items Available at 258 West" and post any new items to that thread (which will bump up to the front of the list like any other when you add something new), rather than creating a new thread for news regarding your store.

"You are on the Global Frequency."
http://www.frequencysite.com
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Thursday, August 25, 2005 4:23 AM

258WESTAUTHENTIC


You have some points, but I disagree. I am big fan of the show and a regular forum poster, ( mostly on the browncoats site and jump in here when I can. I think I have earned the right to post information, I feel people would like a heads up on. Also I get alot of thanks for the information I post as well. Not everyone see's it the way you do, I agree some do. Like I said I think I have earned the right to post threads in the genreal forum as well. I dont spam it, so I do see what the big deal is. If I only used the forums to promote my items then yes maybe thats a finer line.

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RON GLASS AUTOGRAPHED COMIC COVERS FOR SELL ON MY SITE FOR A LIMITED TIME ( Limited to 258 Copies )

https://258west.com/category/item.php?id=60

Serenity Comics, Action figures, RPG, Books, Trading cards... Everything Serenity can be found at my store.

http://www.bigdamnstore.com

Thanks for you support

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Thursday, August 25, 2005 4:45 AM

NAKEDANDARTICULATE


Hey here's an idea,for all the people who think this is an ad---DONT READ IT! But nooooooooooooo, everybody has to play high and mighty with marco.I have met marco(he as I are fellow NYC browncoats) and I can tell you from only meeting him receintly, he is a good guy.I have had no problem with recieving my merchandise(and I just met him 2 weeks ago) So,sure if you want to post other stores,that's fine,but enough with the bashing.He is a Browncoat.

"Hamsters is nice."

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Thursday, August 25, 2005 4:49 AM

258WESTAUTHENTIC


Quote:

Originally posted by nakedandarticulate:
Hey here's an idea,for all the people who think this is an ad---DONT READ IT! But nooooooooooooo, everybody has to play high and mighty with marco.I have met marco(he as I are fellow NYC browncoats) and I can tell you from only meeting him receintly, he is a good guy.I have had no problem with recieving my merchandise(and I just met him 2 weeks ago) So,sure if you want to post other stores,that's fine,but enough with the bashing.He is a Browncoat.

"Hamsters is nice."



Thanks kevin, by the way we meet at the NJ screening to =)

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RON GLASS AUTOGRAPHED COMIC COVERS FOR SELL ON MY SITE FOR A LIMITED TIME ( Limited to 258 Copies )

https://258west.com/category/item.php?id=60

Serenity Comics, Action figures, RPG, Books, Trading cards... Everything Serenity can be found at my store.

http://www.bigdamnstore.com

Thanks for you support

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Thursday, August 25, 2005 5:05 AM

NAKEDANDARTICULATE


Yeah,I realized that AFTER I posted.....I have the brain of a goldfish,but to be fair,all I had on my mind that night was the movie,I could have met Jesus and I would have forgotten....you're not Jesus are you?

"Hamsters is nice."

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Thursday, August 25, 2005 5:06 AM

ZEEK


I guess the reason I haven't bought anything from 258 is because it sure looks like you're trying to take advantage of browncoats being very loyal and intense fans.

I know you haven't come out and said anything like that it's just the impression I get from your posts. They come off as "haha I know you guys will eat this up so I'll sell you anything I can to make money off of you". The posts about every Firefly/Serenity item you have for sale aren't helping. Also that you seem to refuse to post to the marketplace portion of the site isn't winning you any points.

Personally I went to things from another world as well for my comics. I could be totally wrong about you, but if there's a chance I'm right then I'm not giving you my money. I'm in this thing for the love of the show, characters and people involved. Not money.

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Thursday, August 25, 2005 6:18 AM

258WESTAUTHENTIC


Quote:

Originally posted by Zeek:
I guess the reason I haven't bought anything from 258 is because it sure looks like you're trying to take advantage of browncoats being very loyal and intense fans.

I know you haven't come out and said anything like that it's just the impression I get from your posts. They come off as "haha I know you guys will eat this up so I'll sell you anything I can to make money off of you". The posts about every Firefly/Serenity item you have for sale aren't helping. Also that you seem to refuse to post to the marketplace portion of the site isn't winning you any points.

Personally I went to things from another world as well for my comics. I could be totally wrong about you, but if there's a chance I'm right then I'm not giving you my money. I'm in this thing for the love of the show, characters and people involved. Not money.



I understand, Nothing I can do but do what I do. I can tell you I was a fan of the show since day one with the Train Job. I am also a memember of the New York City browncoats. Also, I post in the forum all the time, not just posts about my shop. I also give things away free things to browncoats who order from my ship in their packeges. I have been putting in 2-3 free promo cards with every shippment since I got the promo cards, I shipped free serenity sells sheets with every order ( I am not selling them on ebay for $2-$5 a pop like everyone else either. You can look at the glass half empty and choose not to shop at my store. I also asked Keith RA DeCandido to sign all my copies of the serenity book and not charging a penny extra for the book ( he is a memember of the NYC browncoats to ). I also worked very very hard and spent a lot of money to get the cast to sign the comics, so that browncoats who could not get a chance to meet any cast members could join in on the fandom. I didnt want to see people getting taken advantage of on Ebay buying fake autograph stuff. Also I think I have been very informitive to a lot of browncoats who have never got comics, action figures or trading cards. Geting them all the info they need to make an informed dission. Of course I will make money on this as well, but it also costs a lot of money to.

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RON GLASS AUTOGRAPHED COMIC COVERS FOR SELL ON MY SITE FOR A LIMITED TIME ( Limited to 258 Copies )

https://258west.com/category/item.php?id=60

Serenity Comics, Action figures, RPG, Books, Trading cards... Everything Serenity can be found at my store.

http://www.bigdamnstore.com

Thanks for you support

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Thursday, August 25, 2005 2:49 PM

CSTEINME


Quote:

Originally posted by 258westauthentic:
Quote:

Originally posted by Zeek:
I guess the reason I haven't bought anything from 258 is because it sure looks like you're trying to take advantage of browncoats being very loyal and intense fans.

>>snip<<

Personally I went to things from another world as well for my comics. I could be totally wrong about you, but if there's a chance I'm right then I'm not giving you my money. I'm in this thing for the love of the show, characters and people involved. Not money.



I understand, Nothing I can do but do what I do. I can tell you I was a fan of the show since day one with the Train Job. I am also a memember of the New York City browncoats. Also, I post in the forum all the time, not just posts about my shop. I also give things away free things to browncoats who order from my ship in their packeges. I have been putting in 2-3 free promo cards with every shippment since I got the promo cards, I shipped free serenity sells sheets with every order ( I am not selling them on ebay for $2-$5 a pop like everyone else either. You can look at the glass half empty and choose not to shop at my store. I also asked Keith RA DeCandido to sign all my copies of the serenity book and not charging a penny extra for the book ( he is a memember of the NYC browncoats to ). I also worked very very hard and spent a lot of money to get the cast to sign the comics, so that browncoats who could not get a chance to meet any cast members could join in on the fandom. I didnt want to see people getting taken advantage of on Ebay buying fake autograph stuff. Also I think I have been very informitive to a lot of browncoats who have never got comics, action figures or trading cards. Geting them all the info they need to make an informed dission. Of course I will make money on this as well, but it also costs a lot of money to.



As one person who doesn't get to go to conventions or hang around places where the BDHs go, I'm glad to have someone offering collectible items like this. I've ordered some items from Things from Another World. They are a great place, but they don't have anything that I can't get from every other online place. Marco is trying to provide something to people like me who would normally not get a chance to get something autographed. I think that's nice. And I'm glad he's making an announcement because how else would I know about it??

I've never met him, but have actually emailed back and forth with him quite a bit. He's very prompt in his replies. I know someone said they didn't have much luck with him, but I have had the exact opposite experience. And he's also been very fair on giving me the sale discount on an item that I had already pre-purchased. So, if I have to deal with a friendly, online retailer, who's also a Browncoat, I would pick Marco every time.

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