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El Chuxter
03-12-2010, 03:00 PM
This might not be the best place in the world to ask, but I'm not registered on any comic forums, and can't find that anyone else has noticed this....

Suddenly, all IDW graphic novels and trade paperbacks offered by Amazon are gone, offered only through third-party sellers. Any idea what the heck is going on?

(I generally pre-order every GIJoe and Transformers paperback the minute they show up for pre-order. All the ones I pre-ordered are now listed as "Sign up to be notified when this item is available." Even Classic GIJoe Vol. 7 and GIJoe Vol. 2, which came out within the past few weeks, are gone. So far, no orders have been canceled, but, man, this would be a serious headache to re-order them all... from somewhere else that's not going to screw around with them, of course.)

JediTricks
03-12-2010, 03:07 PM
I am seeing that too, I searched the site for Prime offers which helps narrow them down, but none of the ones I tested were actually through Amazon directly.

El Chuxter
03-12-2010, 03:25 PM
First thing that came to my mind was a few weeks ago when they had the dispute with the parent company of Tor Books over eBook pricing. But graphic novels aren't available as eBooks, so I have no idea what would be the issue here.

El Chuxter
03-12-2010, 04:20 PM
Dunno how solid this dude's source is, but it sounds reasonable. The fact that my half dozen orders (seriously, man, an ongoing TF series, three ongoing current GIJoe series, the classic Joe reprints, and a few bazillion miniseries--and I'm not even collecting movieverse stuff!) haven't been altered leads me to think this is sound info and not the result of some sort of tiff (as with McMillan--their name escaped me earlier).

http://forum.idwpublishing.com/viewtopic.php?t=7535&highlight=amazon

JediTricks
03-12-2010, 04:41 PM
A glitch? I'm not buying it just yet, the listings aren't removed, they're simply not offered.

El Chuxter
03-12-2010, 06:48 PM
Looks like it is legit:

http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/452669-Amazon_com_Removes_Buy_Buttons_from_Diamond_s_Publ ishers.php?nid=2286&source=link&rid=17052181

I noticed my pre-order of Transformers Vol 1 (the new ongoing) had dropped to about $10 in the order status. Nothing else was quite that cheap.

JediTricks
03-13-2010, 03:19 AM
Aw snap, sounds like I should have picked up the Legacy comics that I had in my cart when I had the chance to get them cheap.