every Thursday evening after work, you'll find me at my LCS to pick up new comics on my pull list. its basically a subscription service where you pre-order comics or titles you want. one huge problem most LCS around the world face, is having pulls that do not get picked up. they lose money because of that - and they can't really make up for it, cos even if they finally decide to sell it to others, they would have to discount them.
so do your LCS a favour .. if you have a pull list with them, be sure to not wait too long to pick them up.