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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-18-14, 03:40 PM
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I know people love to bang on about the expense of the hobby, which to be fair it is (though every hobby is and careful budgeting can do wonders).

Yet it surprises me that I never see anyone expressing positive sentiment towards GW for the resumed trend of discounts. It used to be that buying in bulk got you discounts. This has been returning over the last few releases - look at some of the Tyranid broods for example. A single carnifex is $83, the boxset with two is $130, a not inconsiderable saving of $36. There are other examples if you look for them.

This to me is a step is the right direction and something praiseworthy.

It irks me that all these people who harp on about prices don't seem to give credit where it's due and only complain.
Thats what happens when your number one, people have to try and bring you down, GW get shit for everything, they really are damned if they do or damned if they dont, they update one range they get panned for not having something "new", so they release something "new" and people complain they are ignoring "x insert army name here x", people complain they dont have a super heavy so they release one and its "too expensive", GW make a reasonable profit then they are price gouging, they make a small profit then they are going under/getting sold.

GW rarely get the credit they deserve, the Imperial knight threads kinda prove that, people have been asking for a plastic titan type model for as long as i can remember and in less than a fortnight you can own and use one in 40k scale and its imperial Knight titan too!!! surely GW deserve some credit for doing what people have been asking for ?and also this forum seems to be lacking in the excitement department for this release (and quite a few previous too if im blunt) when compared to other forums and the web and social media site.



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I know people love to bang on about the expense of the hobby, which to be fair it is (though every hobby is and careful budgeting can do wonders).

Yet it surprises me that I never see anyone expressing positive sentiment towards GW for the resumed trend of discounts. It used to be that buying in bulk got you discounts. This has been returning over the last few releases - look at some of the Tyranid broods for example. A single carnifex is $83, the boxset with two is $130, a not inconsiderable saving of $36. There are other examples if you look for them.

This to me is a step is the right direction and something praiseworthy.

It irks me that all these people who harp on about prices don't seem to give credit where it's due and only complain.
Indeed, I just wish they did this more often with other options for armies rather than just Nids and Dark Vengeance.

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post #23 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-21-14, 09:26 AM
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frankly, i will never buy another plastic boxed kit that is not at a steep discount and/or in a starter set. everything will be ebay, second hand, and/or from a hobbyist in trade or not at all.
gw changed, horribly.
man o' war was awesome, and expensive but awesome as not much was needed...
space hulk - awesome.
talisman - awesome. no, super-awesome.
the spaceship fleet level game for which i cannot remember the name, came out in the 90s and for which i still have the fleets that i had collected... somewhere, maybe ... awesome, and actually not expensive unless you wanted it to be.
metal figs - frankly, i love(d) them.
some plastics are cool, but they just don't feel weighty, substantial, especially for the big models.
plastic bits are cool, mass troops, cool, and
granted, a wraithknight should not be metal.
but... i digress.

point is, this used to be a collector's hand-me-down multi-generation community (and yes, party-rock) game, and the bits and pieces were for the ages.
since the gw usa thing happened, the attitude has shifted to the throw-away sell-em fast before they think twice attitude that is the poison of the zombified western top-down corporate latter-day capitalist culture.

the fact is that i could call gw on the tele and order 300USD of models in a day, get some freebies tossed in by the dude on the line, and feel - get this - actually FEEL that i was better off for it.
after a while, i only felt ripped off for it.

now, the boxed sets may be a better deal, off the shelf, and frankly i have not been to a hobby store in a decade, but let me guess - two plastic carnifex models for 130USD?
insanity, that.

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