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Just wondering were every one hangs out to play and were you buy your stuff? Tell us about the store you go too. Did you learn there are the people cool? Is there any one from the forum that goes there too? Tell us about your local store!

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I shop mostly on the internet, and avoid ordering from GW itself as they have really REALLY not understood the Norwegian import rules.

First off, they list prices in NOK, and per Norwegian law that means they are advertising it as already imported goods. In reality, they are just doing it to make more money (it's complicated, but it means the customer is always paying the same regardless of currency conversion, and if the conversion is bad for them it "stays" in Norway until the conversion is better for them.) Now, when the goods come to cross the border, customs put an additional 25% tax on the goods. On their website, all items are listed "free shipping", when in reality they are using UPS without it ever occurring to them to ask the customer if this is fine. The last time (the final last time) I ordered from them, I specified in notes: "NO UPS, ROYAL MAIL ONLY" and still the damned package was shipped by the terrible inepts over at Unorganized Pidgeonbrain Service who don't even have employees to read e-mails.

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When I'm buying more than a two boxes or a bulk order, I'll order from www.waylandgames.co.uk. If I want to preorder I order from the Mothership (GW's website) and if its just a one off thing or hobby supplies I'll either get them from my local hobby store or the GW itself.

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I get mine from the local games workshop, hobby stores and ebay, what ever is convinant at the time. I have also got a friend to bring back stuff from the U.S for me.
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Great avatar Concrete Hero!

We have a store called the coyotes den and baldo's... there pretty good. Tournaments turn out pretty good. I usually play at home.

I went to a place in Buffalo NY once that had a food kitchen and tables every were! It was so cool you could grab a slice of pizza or something and play some Warhammer or Magic it was nuts... Any one have a place like that near them?

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i buy and play at GW Croydon.

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i buy my stuff from GW Milton Keynes, though I play either at the school club or round friends' houses.


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GW manchester arndale or GW portsmouth is where I play and buy though admittedly its been reduced as of late

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The U.S. is always a few times cheaper than Canadian stuff, even with the exchange rate. I buy through my American pals if possible.

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I buy from Gifts for Geeks, and play at my friends or at Games Workshop
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