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I'm not sure if you can expect a distro to purchase a copy of your zine that's sent as promotion, nor could you expect them to post it back to you unless you include return-postage. (Is that what you were saying?? sending out copies to them without them confirming they'll take it?) I definitely agree with wringing blood from a stone to get money from consignments so I mostly don't work with anyone who would expect consignments for my zines... I've had them in the past and the people in the shop were so blase about the whole thing they ended up trusting me and handing over the cash. With my distro, if I'm that interested in having it on there I will always buy wholesale...
I wouldn't dream of posting wads of zines to people that weren't expecting them, that's just madness!
Ah I get you, I wasn't making accusations but in the bigger scheme of things I'm still pretty new to this zine lark, so it's good to get other thoughts and opinions.
all fair points, I've been in touch with one of the distros and they've sent back a load of my back issues without any bother, which I'm actually pretty excited about as they are issues I haven't seen for a couple of years!