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Old 04-27-2015, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I went to get some cardboard boxes today, some mega boxes, for my break to hold all the cards and found out Alex's MVP is closed. Guess the overpriced champion has fallen. Anyone know of another LCS in NYC?

I hear there is a decent one downtown but can never find it.
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They relocated to 84th and York. Used to have a sign noting this at the old location but I guess it's gone.

I picked up some supplies at Chameleon before. Bit of a trek to the Wall Street area, but iirc their supply prices were cheap.
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3 maiden lane,to be honest the boxes were cheaper at alex's.
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They relocated to 84th and York. Used to have a sign noting this at the old location but I guess it's gone.

I picked up some supplies at Chameleon before. Bit of a trek to the Wall Street area, but iirc their supply prices were cheap.
They were there for over 20 years.
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Alex's MVP is definitely still open, it just moved. It is also definitely not competitive on pricing. Wouldn't budge from $110 on a box going for ~$40 online (not that I tried very hard). Quite a brick-and-mortar premium she wanted.
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Alex's MVP is definitely still open, it just moved. It is also definitely not competitive on pricing. Wouldn't budge from $110 on a box going for ~$40 online (not that I tried very hard). Quite a brick-and-mortar premium she wanted.
Yea exit told me earlier via text. That's how often I go there :/
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I used to work near Chameleon, would bust wax during my lunch break. That said, the place is a dump and prices are laughable (didn't stop me though!)
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I used to work near Chameleon, would bust wax during my lunch break. That said, the place is a dump and prices are laughable (didn't stop me though!)
Went to Alex's today to get some jumbo boxes for the break today...place is MUCH smaller but also much cleaner...

$200 for a museum box so in rhelm of reality there...

Sad part is I can get a case for under $2k so no reason to spend that much per box.
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You cannot compare prices to retail shop vs online... especially in NYC... this is why all these shops are dying. Theres no way to beat online. The rent is tremendous in the city... even in Brooklyn + Queens is nearly impossible.
I think there's 2 massive distribution company left that controls the market and they are not small store friendly. The wise thing to do now to compete as a small biz is to start a coop buyrite with other shops. Everythings looking to become a walmart or costo unfortunately.
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Montasy Comics Chapter 2 are located in Midtown has some wax but not much.
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