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! "How you like it" survey from Inkspot 1995

From Usenet in rec.games.trading-cards.marketplace:

"I, Dinah, owner of Inkspot Books & Games, want to know how you, dear reader, like to buy complete sets and hot cards.
Do you hate auctions? Or are they your favorite way to buy?
Is a flat price list best? Or do you prefer auction with a buyout price?
What is the easiest way for you to find listings of what you want to buy?
When you send a wishlist, how quickly do you need a response before the list is way out of date?
Email back to gamespot@aol.com and I will try to structure future sales in a way that makes your life easier...

Inkspot Games at gamespot@aol.com
Check marketplace alphabetically for Inkspot!
Inkspot is at 325 South First Street in San Jose, CA 95113
and is open Tuesday thru Saturday, noon until 8pm."

Posted on April 30, 1995 at 12:00 PM in games, Inkspot, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Inkspot register 1995

First sale at 12:37pm (1 MTG starter), last at 8:03pm (magazine Blacklist).

Book club patrons: 4

Total sales: $213.68 (tmbk 88.52, tmga $83.11, tmmg $15.40)

Just after 5:16pm, switched receipt message to "Author Nancy Collins will be HERE on Friday May 5th, 7-9pm!" above phone number and hours.

Posted on April 29, 1995 at 08:03 PM in Inkspot | Permalink | Comments (0)

Inkspot register 1995

First sale at 12:42pm ($3.38 MTG singles), last at 8:03pm (50% angel discount on $70 Illuminati NWO factory set).

Book club patrons: 2

Total sales: $393.50 (tmga $320.34, tmbk $21.53, tmmg $13.14)

Posted on April 28, 1995 at 08:03 PM in Inkspot | Permalink | Comments (0)

Inkspot register 1995

First sale at 12:12pm (4 Vintage postcards), last at 8:08pm (45% angel discount on Wraith game supplement Sea of Shadows).

Book club patrons: 2

Total sales: $357.37 (tmga $186.75, tmbk $89.95, tmmg $29.47)

(includes a few sales between 9:35 and 9:49pm the previous evening)

Posted on April 27, 1995 at 08:08 PM in Inkspot | Permalink | Comments (0)

Inkspot register 1995

First sale at 12:06pm (fish sticker), last at 7:34pm ($14.25 MTG singles, 2 MTG regular boosters).

Book club patrons: 2

Total sales: $525.60 (tmga $402.68, tmbk $55.98, tmmg $20.40)

Posted on April 26, 1995 at 07:34 PM in Inkspot | Permalink | Comments (0)

Inkspot register 1995

First sale at 12:23pm ($1.80 MTG singles), last at 9:39pm (Cthulhu Tequila t-shirt).

Book club patrons: 2

Total sales: $208.07 (tmga $107.63, tmbk $44.18, tmmg $24.30)

Posted on April 25, 1995 at 09:39 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Inkspot register 1995

First sale at 12:38pm (Red Dwarf book), last at 8:16pm (36 Illuminati NWO Unlimited boosters, 6 Ultimate Combat boosters, Illuminati book, 2 Ultimate Combat starters).

Book club patrons: 4

Total sales: $635.47 (tmga $354.41, tmbk $140.16, tmsi $95.95)

Posted on April 22, 1995 at 08:16 PM in Inkspot | Permalink | Comments (0)

Inkspot register 1995

First sale at 1:03pm ($13.65 MTG singles), last at 7:34pm (tshirtnightmare [before Christmas?] $15.95, 4 MTG regular boosters).

Book club patrons: 2

Total sales: $437.39 (tmga $266.79, tmbk $107.60, tmau [?] $19.14)

Posted on April 21, 1995 at 07:34 PM in Inkspot | Permalink | Comments (0)

Inkspot register 1995

First sale at 2:05pm (43 cent MTG single), last at 7:41pm (2 Vintage postcards).

Book club patrons: 2

Total sales: $331.93 (tmga $206.90, tmbk $87.64, tmsi $13.50)

Posted on April 20, 1995 at 07:41 PM in Inkspot | Permalink | Comments (0)

Inkspot register 1995

First sale at 12:26pm (MTG singles $75.94), last at 8:01pm (1 misc book $4.99, probably something discontinued).

Book club patrons: 1

Total sales: $213.33 (tmga $174.64, tmbk $10.98, tmmg $9.85)

Posted on April 19, 1995 at 08:01 PM in Inkspot | Permalink | Comments (0)

Inkspot register 1995

First sale at 12:34pm (book club member getting fantasy book Dragonbone Chair). Tape cuts off at 2:28pm (maybe a register jam after sale of $30 worth of MTG single cards).

Book club patrons: at least 1.

Posted on April 18, 1995 at 08:06 PM in Inkspot | Permalink | Comments (0)

Inkspot register [partial?] 1995

First sale at 11:04am (3 David Cherry art cards), last at 3:35pm (On The Edge regular booster pack).

Book club patrons: 0

Receipt message now just "Ask about investing!" above phone number and hours.

 

Several more $50 miscellaneous book charges.

Posted on April 17, 1995 at 03:35 PM in Inkspot | Permalink | Comments (0)

Inkspot register 1995

Only sale at 9:10pm, for 2 misc. $50 books. [I think, in 2015, these may be the "ask about investing" offer where someone pays $50 and gets more than $50 worth of books.]

Posted on April 15, 1995 at 09:10 PM in Inkspot | Permalink | Comments (0)

Inkspot register 1995

First sale at 12:15pm (2 Ultimate Combat boosters), last at 7:10pm (3 9-pocket card pages).

Book club patrons: 1

Total sales: $189.32 (tmga $144.74, tmbk $19.98, tmsi $7)

Posted on April 15, 1995 at 07:10 PM in Inkspot | Permalink | Comments (0)

Inkspot register 1995

First sale at 12:14pm (book club member buying Shadis magazine and an MTG novel), last at 8:46pm ($7 Inkspot t-shirt).

Book club patrons: 3

Total sales: $352.40 (tmga $255.09, tmbk $30.92, tmmg $23.50)

Posted on April 14, 1995 at 08:46 PM in Inkspot | Permalink | Comments (0)

Inkspot register 1995

First sale at 12:18pm (Fetish magazine and horror book), last at 6:55pm (Shadis magazine).

Book club patrons: 3

Total sales: $210.05 (tmga $117.15, tmbk $45.37, tmmg $30.17)

Posted on April 13, 1995 at 06:55 PM in Inkspot | Permalink | Comments (0)

Inkspot register 1995

First sale at 12:25pm (Scrye magazine), last at 7:29pm (book club member buying Baphomet: The Tarot of the Underworld).

Book club patrons: 3

Total sales: $543.76 (tmga $412.08, tmsi $49.75, tmbk $24.97)

Posted on April 12, 1995 at 07:29 PM in Inkspot | Permalink | Comments (0)

Inkspot register 1995

First sale at 12:45pm (book club patron buying a fish magnet, Carpe Noctem magazine, and 6 books, mostly SF and horror), last at 8:16pm (angel discount on Might magazine and 8 books, including Rick Geary's Treasury of Victorian Murder which I have had a long time so this was probably for me or me and JEH).

Book club patrons: 4

Total sales: $517.44 (tmga 247.79, tmbk $192.76, tmsi $24.20)

Posted on April 11, 1995 at 08:16 PM in Inkspot | Permalink | Comments (0)

Inkspot register 1995

First sale at 1:04pm (1 Vintage postcard), last at 7:37pm (MTG single cards $18).

Book club patrons: 1

Total sales: $251.39 (tmga $172.90, tmmg $24.01, tmbk $19.16)

Posted on April 8, 1995 at 07:37 PM in Inkspot | Permalink | Comments (0)

Inkspot register 1995

First sale at 12:23pm (books National Lampoon Totally True Facts, and More Random Acts of Kindness), last at 7:56pm (1 Star Trek: TNG booster pack).

Book club patrons: 4

Total sales: $441.68 (tmga $250.55, tmbk $102.21, tmmg $45.13)

Posted on April 7, 1995 at 07:56 PM in Inkspot | Permalink | Comments (0)

Inkspot register 1995

First sale at 12:09pm (MTG singles $5.25), last at 7:27pm (1 pack card sleeves, 1 Illuminati New World Order Unlimited edition starter pack).

Book club patrons: 3

Total sales: $615.97 (tmga $277.86, tmbk $181.89, tmmg $75.70)

Posted on April 6, 1995 at 07:27 PM in Inkspot | Permalink | Comments (0)

Inkspot register 1995

First sale at 12:35pm (2 large fancy [deck?] boxes), last at 7:34pm (2 Illuminati New World Order Unlimited edition starter sets).

Book club patrons: 0

Total sales: $180.79 (tmga $95.62, tmmg $33.50, tmbk $21.94)

Posted on April 5, 1995 at 07:34 PM in Inkspot | Permalink | Comments (0)

Inkspot register 1995

First sale at 12:02pm (1 MTG regular booster), last at 9:01pm (books Endangered Pleasures: In Defense of Naps, Bacon, Martinis, Profanity, and Other Indulgences, and The Illustrated Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy).

Book club patrons: 0

Total sales: $669.80 (tmga $469.41, tmmg $81.60, tmbk $53.57)

 

Receipt tape message:

Ask about investing in
the new expanded store!
408-297-SPOT (7768)
Open Noon until 8p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday

Posted on April 4, 1995 at 09:01 PM in Inkspot | Permalink | Comments (0)

Inkspot register 1995

First sale at 12:14pm (magazine Scrye), last at 7:58pm ($2.50 large fancy card box, 2 Vintage postcards).

Book club patrons: 5.

Total sales: $258.66 (tmga $104.78, tmbk $92.38, tmmg $40.65)

Posted on April 1, 1995 at 07:58 PM in Inkspot | Permalink | Comments (0)

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