Requiemnex wrote:1. Current change in sales distribution policy for Gamesworkshop has changed and they are attempting to prevent austrailia from capitolizing on their product by being able to purchase low and sell below normal cost and still make a profit. When exploitation happens like this even of a large business it can make a huge dent in profits.
This entertains me. If you check the Australian Dollar exchange rate versus the US Dollar, it's much closer than it used to be. While we pay $40 for a box, they have to pay the equivalent of $80 us dollars. GW refuses to recognize the newer value of the Canadian and Australian Dollar and absolutely will not adjust prices to account for this.
That's why those countries have been using retailers like Maelstrom and buying in pounds versus aussie dollars. How would you feel if you had to pay $70 for 10 Space Marines?
Mantic figures (except the dwarves, which I think are terrible sculpts) are starting to look like a very reasonable price. Tonight I am going to run some numbers on them. My hang up is I love the Olde World more than any other game system background.
GW continues to have business practices that will make them go out of business. I have a small list of items I want to buy from GW before I am done with my Empire and Dark Elf armies, and I am just going to go with that. Any future purchases after that will probably be army books or rule books.