You claim a win/ win … but i dont see Publishers or Retailers winning in this scenario of yours. If a retailer has to order after the FOC deadline then they pay an extra price. and after all the discounts then that book just isnt worth selling anymore because they are more then likely loosing money. A publisher or artist might see those low sales and have the book canceled. where is the spec in a canceled book that didnt sell copys?
I understand your argument. But what it truly boils down to is Your mad that instead of $20+ your only making $15 on those new hot books. The funny thing is your Selling to the FOMO Speculators who didnt have this information because they read Facebook instead of sites like this. Thats where the true disservice is. all these fake ass groups who “Claim” to have spec or be speculation groups but realy dont do anything at all to contribute to the community other than to say " we have this many members"
All you see in those groups is people asking about this Key or that Key and ooo look at this deal or ooo look at this movie announcment.
True speculation hasnt been around for quiet awhile. and no one seems to miss it or even understand that its gone. Why? because of greedy bastards both in the speculation community and retailers playing the secondary market. Now you have subsets of this group playing to this as well. Case in point is this whole LCSD BS. These are just store variants dressed up under some fancy name with a fancy organization . But guess what, they still have to buy these comics from the publishers and still have to get it out there to the retailers.
im starting to go off rail here. So im gonna bring it back in and ask you a question. IF you knew about a book that was being speculated on in the community, and had solid information that the issue was a dud. Would you let others loose money on that and stay silent or would you post it to the community so they would have that information themselves and make their own call ?