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Offline GamesPoet

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Re: GW Increasing Prices in 2024 ...
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2024, 10:01:46 PM »
To be expected really

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Re: GW Increasing Prices in 2024 ...
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2024, 12:10:48 AM »
The old saying about "there are two guarantees in life ... ", it probably should instead be, "There are three guarantees in life, death, taxes, and inflation."

Yes, you heard it here first, it's a long time saying of mine. :biggriin:
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Re: GW Increasing Prices in 2024 ...
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2024, 10:40:53 PM »
It sucks, but not surprising. Rough times ahead for some places in particular.

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Re: GW Increasing Prices in 2024 ...
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2024, 06:13:52 AM »
So the examples they used...
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a squad of Necron Warriors goes up $2 from $50 to $52, 30 to 31.50, and 40 to 41 (or local currency equivalent).

Right now, in Australia, that box of Necrons is $77. Which means with this price rise, it will probably ending up equalling $236.
No but seriously, the current exchange rate has 30 = $57 AUD. Which means we get an extra $20 'tax' for what exactly?
That $20 equalling an extra 33% cost on top of what it should cost.

That is how bad Australian prices are, and why I used to buy directly from GW Mail Order UK and get it shipped here until they stopped that 15ish years ago.
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Re: GW Increasing Prices in 2024 ...
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2024, 05:13:31 PM »
Are overhead expenses higher in Australia?

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Re: GW Increasing Prices in 2024 ...
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2024, 02:24:53 PM »
So the examples they used...
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a squad of Necron Warriors goes up $2 from $50 to $52, 30 to 31.50, and 40 to 41 (or local currency equivalent).

Right now, in Australia, that box of Necrons is $77. Which means with this price rise, it will probably ending up equalling $236.
No but seriously, the current exchange rate has 30 = $57 AUD. Which means we get an extra $20 'tax' for what exactly?
That $20 equalling an extra 33% cost on top of what it should cost.

That is how bad Australian prices are, and why I used to buy directly from GW Mail Order UK and get it shipped here until they stopped that 15ish years ago.

I just logged onto the GW site. An AOE spearhead is $220.00. Thats half a mortgage payment

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Re: GW Increasing Prices in 2024 ...
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2024, 03:35:12 PM »
I just checked the prices.... Sweet Jesus!

I am glad I got Forces of Fantasy as a birthday gift when I celebrated reaching 50.

Well, guess I just have to keep finding alternative minis
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