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Perhaps they're saving up to buy nuclear weapons and commit exterminus against Australia.
We've already had plenty of UK Nukes explode on Australia thanks.
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So, with MWG closing the store and web store, how will they sell any Dark Potential? Phone Orders?
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You don't need to worry about "selling off" of GW until Tom Kirby either decides to retire and buy an island somewhere, or dies.

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Hopefully the latter. In a fire. caused by a rabid badger attack.

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Really? I didn't know Jeremy Clarkson, James Mays, and Richard Hammond had filmed Top Gear episodes in Australia.
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Like Magpie said you cannot just sell a publicly traded company. Looking at their stock history they are on the up and up, with small spikes when they release a new codex. It seems to me that the rapid codex releases are being done to get a lot of profit fast, not to show it to potential buyers. It is possible someone new bought the majority and is making changes around the shop to maximize their investment. That is what investors do.
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Back on topis, as interesting as the video is, it shows a real lack of knowledge when it comes to BI methods and multi national business practises.

Im pretty certain that a company the size of GW does actually use BI tools to study the sales trends. They will know with some certainty if the US online sales embargo has actually affected number of sales. Only they will be in a postion to say if it is a positive thing.

The other thing he mentions is the exchange rate. I think that it is more complex than he makes out. If GW could sell at a uniform price across the world, Im sure they would, as it would be so much easier for them. Different countries have different taxes and also different related costs. My understanding is it is muchmore expensive to run a B&M shop in Australia than it is in say the North of England. You therefore need to sell at a higher price to cover costs.

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Really? I didn't know Jeremy Clarkson, James Mays, and Richard Hammond had filmed Top Gear episodes in Australia.
Yes, several in fact and we've even had our own Top Gear series too.

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My understanding is it is muchmore expensive to run a B&M shop in Australia than it is in say the North of England. You therefore need to sell at a higher price to cover costs.


Everything costs more from your staff to the fact that the distance from supplier (Sydney) to shop can be as far as from Nottingham to Cairo.

But at the end of it all we pay the price we do in Oz because that's the price we are willing to pay. Of all the guys in my local shop there are only 2 of us who buy stuff from OS, all others are happy to pay the shop price.
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Everything costs more from your staff to the fact that the distance from supplier (Sydney) to shop can be as far as from Nottingham to Cairo.

But at the end of it all we pay the price we do in Oz because that's the price we are willing to pay. Of all the guys in my local shop there are only 2 of us who buy stuff from OS, all others are happy to pay the shop price.
I think there are only that many left in my group who'll pay GW Aus prices Different strokes for different folks.

Orders from overseas, Forgeworld stuff, second hand and just buying into other games has become the norm. 2 Years ago, GW games were basically the only thing played for us, with just a smattering of other games, now there are several other games played, and GW is in the minority.

But I will give you that the reason prices are so high is because there are people who will pay it. The other reasons given are bunk, (costs of everything else are not 200% higher in Australia) GW will just charge what they can get away with, as is there prerogative.

At any rate, enough time and energy has been spent arguing Australian policy before, we should probably get back to discussing American policy.

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