you own a card store, how can you be busy?
First off, ouch, second, lots of ways. We’ve had a lot of big releases and events going on. Dominaria United was a big launch and led us to have our biggest attendance since the pandemic. Sales, in general, have returned to our pre-pandemic levels. We’re having to order more accessories, more board games, more Warhammer models, literally everything.
We’re not immune to inflation, sadly. To be very reductive about it some big company that makes paper decides they need to charge more for their product. Then the company who prints cards has to charge more for their products, then its more expensive for Wizards to produce cards, they charge me more money to buy them, and then sadly I have to charge more to sell them to the end user. I am not an economist but where it all starts, I don’t know. I know corporations don’t want smaller margins so they can buy another beach house, meanwhile I’m trying to pay for a regular house that is no where near a beach.
But, people have been very understanding and I greatly appreciate that. We have been trying to schedule and run more events and its been going great. We have run our first Regional Qualifying Championship for Magic and I think it was a big success. We’ll be running a few other Commander tournaments as sort of, “one-shots” that have been put on by a community member and one that will benefit a cat rescue. Who doesn’t love kitties? If you say you don’t, get outta my website. That is literally a picture of my cat, right next to me as I write this.