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Retail Death is a comic about the horrors of working in retail. Wage slavery. Customer harassment. The ceaseless ineptitude of those above you who make more money than you despite dragging down humanity's average I.Q. Ever kissed the asses of the ignorant for minimum wage? Ever been accused of price-gouging for charging an MSRP set by someone you'll never meet in an office you'll never see? Ever heard the word "planogram"? This is for you.


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Domain name

RetailReaper
Posted by RetailReaper
November 4th, 2010, 8:17 am
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Because I'm so awesome, I forgot to change my expired credit card last month, so my web domain host kicked me out. That means that www.RetailDeath.com temporarily will take you to some parked domain. Anyone who ended up there, I'm terribly sorry! I'm getting it registered again, but it takes a few days. Thanks for the patience.

...Oh, and sorry for not doing a comic, you know, in like two months. We'll have something new up soon!

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Not on Vacation...

RetailReaper
Posted by RetailReaper
July 28th, 2010, 11:01 am
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...just very busy. Work has been absolutely crazy lately. I was here an hour and a half into overtime yesterday shipping packages to the US embassy in Iraq. This is not the most hectic thing to have happened lately!

Just wanted to drop a note to say I am not on vacation, the comic is not on hiatus, I am just very busy with work and the ole personal life. I have comic ideas I'm itching to draw, as soon as I have the proper combination of time and energy.

See ya soon!

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HubPages

RetailReaper
Posted by RetailReaper
July 11th, 2010, 8:46 am
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If you've never seen my articles, they're going to slowly be making their way onto HubPages. This link: http://hubpages.com/hub/Customer-Classification-Four-Types-of-Retail-Customers will take you to the first one. From there, you can comment or follow my posts, leave a message, etc. I'd love feedback on some of these things.

Believe it or not, this first one has actually been published by MacMillan in a Polish text book. I know, right?! I got paid very, very little for it, but it's still quite exciting. Enjoy, and remember, I loves me some feedback!

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New Products!

RetailReaper
Posted by RetailReaper
June 27th, 2010, 10:20 am
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HEY THERE ASSOCIATES!

New Products are now available at the Retail Death online store! These products use the attractive new image you've seen on the landing page, the facebook page, and featured here in the comic space! At present, light color tees, including standard t-shirts, long sleeves t-shirts, sweats, hoodies, and more, are available with the design. Also, there are some nice quality canvas bags with the design that aren't terribly expensive, as well as mugs, steins, and various other things to keep your vodka in under the counter at work!

You can find the entire product line at this URL: http://www.cafepress.com/RetailDeathShop/7207300. Some of the shirts are less than $20, and one is only like $12, so there's some really affordable stuff on there! Check it out!

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100 Comics You say?

RetailReaper
Posted by RetailReaper
June 21st, 2010, 8:32 pm
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Since I posted that I had drawn my 100th comic, I've had a few people point out that I do not, in fact, have 100 comics posted on this site. Well, that is true and it isn't.

See, since I started hosting the Retail Death comics on this new server, I've set them to post themselves every 3 days. I think they actually finish around the end of July. So while I'm showing 91, there's still a number of others that have been drawn, and even published on the old site, but not available yet.

However, there is also the matter of the videos I posted a while back. These took a lot of effort, so I actually posted them in lieu of comics for a whole week each time I put them out. I gave them a number and called them a "comic", and officially, they are moving comics. One is actually animated with flash, and the other is animated in a really shoddy way, but it works for the video's style.

Anyway, I wanted to share them. So for anyone who hasn't seen them, here are American Capitalist Theatre and Retail and the Credit Crisis!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsmW8UnHWd8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1SIulI-BRY&feature=related

Also of note, is this third video. When I put Retail Death on hiatus early this year, thus ending the first era of RD, I put up a little farewell video. It's mostly entertaining for the seasoned readers, but some of you new folk may find it fun, too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obZa5A4ZK5E&feature=related

If you like, subscribe to RetailDeathable on YouTube. I fully intend to do more videos, and am even working on one at present. Well, I mean, I'm typing THIS at present but...you know what I mean.

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100th Comic! 1st Anniversary! Damn!

RetailReaper
Posted by RetailReaper
May 24th, 2010, 10:58 am
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SOMEHOW

I managed to not realize that last Friday's comic was our 100th comic. Newer readers may protest, insisting that I've barely broken 80 on here. Well, if you haven't read all my comments yet, you may not realize that I am using the Smack Jeeves hosting site to archive all the old comics, that I initially had archived with my own very sloppy desktop HTML style system, which was just becoming this massive file that took 3 minutes to load and was not fun to edit. I started doing this a couple months ago, and set the old comics to update every 3 days, so I haven't quite gotten them all out yet. But by my count, last Friday makes 100. Yay!

I also did not realize that the previous Saturday (May 15th) was the anniversary of the first Retail Death comic! (http://www.retaildeath.com/0001.html). So here's to 100 illustrations in the complaint box, and to 100 more to come. As the fire continues to stoke beneath me, I'll be getting out more than just one a week, though at present, I refuse to go back to a dreaded "schedule" (shudder).

Thanks to my readers old and new for supporting me with your feedback and praise through 100 comics! And uh...keep doing it please!

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RIP Ana

RetailReaper
Posted by RetailReaper
May 17th, 2010, 10:29 am
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Ana, a regular contributor to our sister site (well, not sister...kind of a second-cousin-by-marriage) Retail Hell Underground, died a couple days ago. She took her own life, it is supposed, to escape the pain of her worsening lukemia. She made some good posts over there, which you can find at the link below. Check them out. They're funny and insightful, and it'll be your good deed for the day.

The Retail Reaper welcomes Ana to the other side, where there are no customers to harass her.

http://www.retailhellunderground.com/my_weblog/ana/

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New article!

RetailReaper
Posted by RetailReaper
May 7th, 2010, 10:09 pm
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New article posted in the break room, or at the following direct link:

http://www.retaildeath.com/louisiana.html

Enjoy!

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