Shopping >Time Travelers Comics Cards & Collectibles
Dirty, Piled up, unorganized atrocity
accompanied by the worst, angriest, bitterest, screw you give me your money and leave kind of service I have ever experienced in my life. Older male behind the counter was screaming and arguing with children and forcing them to leave the store for no reason!
If you shop here you are desperate and have no standards for yourself. Its really that simple. And stop using magic as an excuse because their selection isn't that amazing and you can have way more fun at Gamer's Gauntlet.
My complaint is over. I'll never go there again.
This store SUCKS. The prices are entirely too high, customer service doesn't exist and the store itself smells like mold and dirty feet. EVERY time i have been there, the workers are too busy cruising the internet, and are completely put out by simple questions or requests for help. Now, to the owner. I have no idea how he stays in business being as rude and ignorant as he is. No price tags on most items, he eye balls you, and then the item creating a price in his tiny pea brain. take it or leave it is his game. piles of dusty, dirty, broken star trek and star wars items are piled to the ceiling. any self respecting comic book nerd wouldn't come here.
We love this place. My fave dish is the
"Mexican Flag" which is oh-so tasty. Not authentic Mexican, no, but who cares? It's in a great location, we hardly ever have to wait, and it's good.
The salsa- you'll either love it or hate it. My husband and I love it,
Wonderful store.. I moved to Michigan about three months ago, and wasn't familiar with the area at all. I had left all my friends, family, and more importantly, my Magic The Gathering hang-out store back in Austin. So when I first got to Michigan, my first order of business was to find a new Cards/comic shop where I could just go and play Magic, and buy the most recent cards. I called around, and discovered that this was the largest store. So I called, and the service was great over the phone, answering all my questions. When I got there, however, I was flashed awkward and almost dirty looks buy the customers AND workers. I looked around the store, and wasn't too impressed by the lack of cleanliness in the store. There were piles of junk (aka collectibles) piled literally all the way to the ceiling. However, I wasn't there for the collectibles or comics. I was there to play/purchase MTG cards. In this aspect, the store was THE best store! Even better than back home in Austin! There were plenty of tables to play on as well as PLENTY of cards to purchase. I also discovered that they offer fair prices to purchase cards. The only problem that remained was the dirty awkward looks. After revisiting the store about five times, the looks fizzled away. Turns out, only a regular crowd goes there to play MTG, so an unfamiliar face was something nobody was expecting. Now, I'll swing by Time Traveler's one or two times a week, and although I may not be the most popular "regular" there, I still feel welcomed. The service is top notch. I DEFINITELY recommend this store to ALL Magic players! Five>*****<stars.
I can see why there are mixed reviews on here. Let me try to clear things up so people can make up their minds.
Parking- It was common sense to me that there was parking in the back. Parking is easily marked and close to the back door which is clearly labelled.
Cleanliness- It is an absolute pigsty. Packed to the ceiling with random crap that I am sure is overpriced. Really disappointing to see some of the stuff they have butchered up the way it is.
Inventory- They do have an impressive collection of crap. Can't deny that. If you are looking for something inparticular, I am sure it's there. You just might need to repair or sterilize it first.
Service - The younger of the male employees is quite helpful. Greeted me nicely and answered all my stupid questions without making me feel they were stupid (hey if I knew the answers, I wouldn't be there right?).
The other, older male employee is not really the type of person that should be in the service business. He clearly hates talking to people and may be a little bitter about how his younger days went. I tried to be nice and evoke some type of response, but I got an assembly line of one-word answers and a complete, overwhelming slap in the face of disinterest.
Overall- I kind of expect uncleanliness and anti-social employees in a comic shop so my expectations were low going in. The one employee is very nice and takes my focus off the rest of the store. The other employee makes the piles of junk swell. But, they probably have what you need and it's in a good location where parking is NOT an issue.
I would definitely recommend it, but please, just remember... you are entering a comic store, not an Abercrombie & Fitch. Expect to be welcomed by bummers.
Fair prices, fast service.
I have been calling game stores in the area to find a box of M12 cards, and most of the places that I had contacted wanted 100USD or more, excluding tax. When I called Time Traveler's, I didn't even ask directions, I was provided with a simple, accurate location of the store. When I visited Time Traveler's, they wanted 95USD plus tax, which is five dollars more than the internet price. So instead of having to pay shipping and tax, I essentially paid what I would have paid over the internet and was able to take delivery the same day.
When I walked into the store, a heavy set man greeted me,"Hey how are you, I'll be with you in just a minute." while he was busy with a customer. I was in and out of the shop in about five minutes, so I really didn't get a good look at the rest of the store but, I can tell it is expansive, one of the larger game stores that i have ever seen.
If you are looking for a fair price and quick service for your collectible wants, Time Traveler's is the place to be.
Pros: Massive selection, fast service, good prices.
Cons: Very dimly lit. Although it adds to the ambiance of the store, I guess.
Also, parking is located behind the store.
Taking Advantage of People. Horrible shop, with loads of dusty crap that they sell back for high prices. For collectors: cards, toys, collectables - you can find anything they have and more at a much better price, any day, any time via online searches. Save your money and don't support these slime balls, as it only contributes to them taking advantage of more unsuspecting young kids and adults.
Ambitious, varied, friendly, and most import they got stuff!. The parking is perfect and convenient behind the store. Some might be too feeble brained to find it. The parking in rear signs obscure the view of the back lot. They are not false people. If they do not know you they dont pretend they do. They answer direct questions directly. And they got stuff. My son loves the joint.
a truly amazing store - A TIME TRAVELER - really !!.
I do not know where to start - I was greeted as I walked in the most amazing store ever. It was a combinations of old and new - a collectors delight. I asked alot of questions and the staff, when not busy, took alot of time answering for me. The prices seemed kind of high on the older stuff but when I did my research I found that they were actually reasonable - I think I thought it was high because of lack of knowledge or actually being cost consious. This place had so much in it that it took me awhile to see everything that they had. I really imagined buying holiday gifts for the future as I shopped.They had alot more then any other store in Michigan. I noticed they were buying alot of items and the salesman told me thats how they get the nice selection and good prices buy buying from the public instead of mostly from the original company - makes sense to me. I found everything was organized nicely and the selection was spectacular - 4000 amazing square feet of merchandise.
I noticed the person before me said
THE WORST "STORE" EVER!!!
I thought to myself - this person cound not have been in Time Travelers to have said that ??
best, Jerry Karr
THE WORST "STORE" EVER!!!.
I actually travel the country visiting comic and game shops as part of my job. It's a great way to earn a living and it makes me very happy... usually. In my 20 years of experience as a comic book collector, I never dreamed a store as unprofessional as this ever existed.
First, calling this place a "store" is generous because it implies that it a legitimate business, owned and operated by educated individuals, when in fact, nothing could be farther from the truth.
Second, it implies that the location is even shop able. The product is not at all easily accessible in neat organized displays, but rather lost in dusty heaps of damaged product. I have been to garage sales that are better merchandised and frankly, as a collector, the mangled products are disgusting. It broke my heart to open boxes only to find bent cards, broken toys, and comics that were neither bagged nor boarded.
Third the prices are OUTRAGEOUS!!! The collectibles market is like the stock market, it fluctuates over time. Any single product's value rises or falls based off the principles of supply and demand. As demand goes down so do the prices, except at Time Traveler's, where prices remain at each products all time high no matter how out dated or obsolete. They even charge above suggested retail prices on current regular retail products. I pity the poor fool who pays their ridiculously overinflated prices.
Parking is horrible. You are better off finding some place down the street to walk from your vehicle (and shop).
Lastly, I have NEVER, EVER, witnessed such HORRENDOUS customer service in any business any where! The staff is overtly hostile to customers and they are not joking with a smile on their face either, they flat out scream and yell at anyone who dares interrupt their surfing the internet, hanging out with friends, or ask a question about the rows and rows of product that is hidden away behind the counter. They do not hesitate to make it clear that they neither need nor want your business over the merest perceived slight and frankly they don't deserve it.
In summary, I could not possibly give this business a positive review in any category. They are ignorant, rude, and overcharging their customers for inferior product. You the reader would be best served taking you money somewhere, ANYWHERE else.
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