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What is wrong with this picture?! OMG I feel like melting down the nearest GW store I can find. HOW can they already be sold on the products for the release of Medusa V! COME ON! I want to firebomb GW sales head quarters and watch the sales department burn.
I was at 1 GW on sunday about 30 miles from my house. I asked for the urban basing kit. They said they had it but it wasn't in the computer so if I wanted to buy it I would have to put my name on the "list" and come back the next day, and then maybe they would be able to sell it to me.
I didn't put my name on the list figuring I could go to the other GW that is only about 15 miles from my house.
The next day I went to the 2nd GW at 10 a.m. (the minute they unlocked the door.) Asked for the Urban basing kit and was told that they were all sold out.
It's sh@@ty and highly suspect.
I still saw a few at our hobby store in NJ (I help tem out part-time). PM me if you're interested!
(Mods, if it's against the rules, please delete my post)
"Politics is the womb in which war develops"
Supply vs demand. And you know what? I bet they've still got a bunch of them.
They'll release them shortly with a +100% price hike.
That's one of the marketing tactics companies use - when the supply does not meet demand, the product suddenly becomes a rarity. And thus much more sought after then when it's commonly available.
they're already at the $90 range, I don't really see a price hike to the 180s, even if it is gamesworkshop. Wouldn't really follow a logical pattern as the customers would have to be dieing for such an increase in demand.
Then again you were probaly kidding about the 100% price hike but these things are morbidly expensive as it is:sleep:
"Heresy is like a garden weed, it won't stop feeding until you... BURN THE WHOLE DAMN GARDEN WITH A FLAMER, BURN IT, BURN IT TO HELL!!!!!" "Is there a wittle puppy in the garden? ITS A DAEMON! BURN IT!"
I doubt they are holding on to any merchandise. More likely they had a small initial shipment not knowing the original interest. Something like the basing kit will probably have a 2nd larger run now that it is known how "popular" it is. Maybe a less reputable game store would price hike the item but it would be too detrimental for GW to try and pull one like that.Originally Posted by the_fifth_horseman
I was able to score 4 boxes from various stores and I must say they are well worth the retail. though I did get 2 at 25% off and 2 at 20% off. Overall not a bad deal!Originally Posted by bald inquisitor
The basing kits are only $15 a very good price at that. I believe the Imperial sector (4 buildings) is the $90 item. Even so they are still a good deal. $10 less than buying 4 buildings separate. Not to mention I believe you get a couple extra sprues than if you did buy them separate.
I bought the $175 Imperial City and looking at the product it is very high quality and well worth the money. The plastic is a heavy plastic and the details are very nice. Flash hasn't been too big of a problem and the mold lines are easily scraped. I am about 1/2 way done cleaning the pieces and can't wait to get started building them...
It's all pretty bad. I can understand them selling out of the building box sets, and MAYBE the urban basing kits. Which I myself put my name down at my local store. I put my name down for one of the $90 box sets that contained the book, and got one of the 3 the store got in.
I called today to see if they had any of the counter sets in yet, and was told they sold out the day they got them in, hopefully getting more tomorrow.
It's things like the counter sets and building strategems, and even the table mat I don't understand. It would be different if they just came out with the stuff, it was an expansion added in. But this is all coordinated with the Medusa V campaign, and some of the items like the book, strategems, and counter sets that we really need to be able to play in this campaign. They do these world wide campaigns, hoping and anticipating to have 1000s of players involved. Logic dictactes, that at least 75% (and I think I'm being modest) of the people participating in the campaign will want to buy these things. The rest can't and/or just use other peoples materials.
I'm not even a business major, but it's not hard to figure out basic numbers such as:
anticipating 100,000 participants worldwide, 75% will want to buy these items, as well as each of the Rogue Trader stores, that's at least 80,000 pieces of merchandise for each item. And I'm just talking about the stuff "needed" to play the campaign like the book and strategems. And so what if you over estimated on the stuff, because the community will still buy it over time just to have it.
The players are frustrated, the stores are frustrated, and it's all avoidable.
There was a GW employee who recently popped into the forum on a related topic and was saying that the GW regional manager mentioned one reason for some of the newer items selling out was due to a limited run. From what he stated it sounded like GW makes smaller initial runs to guage future sales. That way they don't inadvertantly make a large run on an item that ends up not selling well. GW being a rather small company could be severely effected by a large production run on an item that won't sell.Originally Posted by Gman
I would guess that unless the item was a limited release it will be put through a 2nd+ run - unfortunately from our end as a consumer that might mean having to wait until they do so. The best bet to get some of these things might be through a local game store that carries GW stuff or from an online game store. With the online game stores you have more reach as far as them getting stuff from different distribution points.
I understand that marketing tactic, Slorak. And it makes sence for stuff like the buildings, and razor wire, even the urban basiing kits.
But it doesn't make good sence when talking about things like the CoD book, and the counter sets. If they were not planning a summer campaign based on using these rules, then OK. But this campaign starts in just over a week, and people need the CoD book and counters to use them. They are planning/anticipating thousands of players.
I just got one of those "like gold" urban basing kits, as well as counter sets. I had my name down at my local store the basing kit, and good thing because they only got 5 and the other 4 were gone by the end of the day.
You know, they probably thought the sales would suck after how their last region-specific supplement came out. (Lustria)
I can't really blame them.