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Codex: SM is £15 according to the email GW sent me. They are increasing prices yet again by the looks of it and I have now officially quit the hobby. They are increasing prices yearly and I urge my fellow gamers not to go along with it. Play historical games, play other fantasy and sci-fi games, GW only cares about your money.
There's a significant increase in the page count of the SM codex so this isn't really a surprise.
Personally I wish GW'd bring out new box sets with more figures at cheaper prices so it's possible to build a complete army without selling a kidney.
Oh wait... That's exactly what they're doing....
Edit: I'm not just talking about the AoBR box set here- did anyone else just notice that Dark Elf Cold One knights just dropped in price by about 50% for awesome new models?
Last edited by The Paint Monkey; August 23rd, 2008 at 12:39.
No more NG spearmen, thanks! Now I need some pump-wagons!
Based on past trends, they're probably just trying to increase demand.
See what happens when you simply walk a mile?
I understand your issue. But do you live in this world? You complain about three quid? If you have the army then it's the only cost to you for the next four years. Think about it.
And you live in UK!!!! When was the last time you visit the petrol station??????
(Edit) I agree with the pople above. At least now we can make a SM or Ork army quite cheap Just sell the excesive number of A5 size rulebooks to Ebay
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Generally speaking, I'm surprised they have the same minatures prices as last year. With the production costs doubled (cost of oil -> plastic, lead, energy, then add annual salaries raise) what to expect?
Why don't complain to the oil companies making millions per minute collapsing the global economy? Why don't do the first movement to ask the employer, not to give salary raise this year, so he can keep his products/services lower for his customers?
If you want to see GW accounts go to Companies House (on Tuesday, since they have shutdown for the bank holiday weekend).
Do a search for them there and download for £1 their filled accounts for their last filled trading year period (already you spend £1 of the £3). Be warned if you are not an accountant you will not understand most of the numbers.
Just look only at the profit & loss figures. I'm surprised they haven't closed yet.
Last edited by Apoll; August 23rd, 2008 at 10:47.
Frankly, an increase of £3 for a codex (which is substantially larger than others anyway) is a pretty poor excuse to quit the hobby. Of course GW are increasing their prices slightly - everybloodyone is! There is a global recession underway as we speak. Soon, you will probably be shelling out £2 for a loaf of bread and petrol will either be rationed or the preserve of the wealthy. And you're throwing a tantrum about GW upping the price of somethingh that should be more expensive anyway?! They are a business - they have to pay for the raw materials they use. They have to pay employees. They have to pay taxes. They have to pay bills. And how do they do that? By selling their products. So now that they have to pay more, they are going to charge more. MAYBE. We don't even know if that is the case - at the moment they are charging a reasonable amount, in proportion to the product you are getting.
In short - get over it.
All the examples given are necessities whereas this hobby is an expensive luxury. With the credit squeeze happening across the globe the increase in the cost of basic goods is causing people to struggle with the regular bills and so people will adjust their spending and what will be the first thing to take a cut? Expensive luxury goods.
Im no business expert but surely selling many things at a slight profit is better than selling less at a higher cut? Especially if one item such as a codex leads to the buying of many more items in this instance models and the assorted items needed for the hobby.
Whilst the codex might have more pages its still a flimsy book at best and to actually use the book you need an army and an expensive rule book which is already considerable outlay.
Also the rise from £12 to £15 is 25% which is slightly above inflation.
I can understand why Games Workshop would have to increase its costs because of the rising manufacturing prices because of the increase in raw materials but I dont think their price rise policy is sound.
Its getting very laughable that a paper back book keeps going up in price. Go to your local comic book store you can honeslty get a copy of Dark Knight Returns(frank miller great from the 80's) in HARDCOVER for the same price as a paper back book full of stats. The army books are way overpriced. Raw materials on a book? Are you joking? He isnt talking about models hes talking about a paper back book costing way to much. Which is true.
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Well, three £ = about... 30NOK?! Are you joking? You're quitting the hobby over the average cost of two chocolate bars? And I'm not talking King Size either.
The book's spine is really crappy quality. I recently bought the Necron Codex for $22 and my book is falling apart after a month due to the pages in the spine coming out because the glue sucks.
PDF codexis ftw
The books spine is terrible with very cheap twine and terrible glue. They fall apart very easily after a little use.
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