As everyone should know Games Workshop as of Monday have changed their T&C with 2 of the major stores stating that they are unable to sell outside of the EU which has a lot of Australians pissed off.
Over here on this side of the world we are getting a bad deal to say the least for any GW products.
I can go onto GW and pick up a Storm Raven for AUS$110
I can go to Wayland Games and purchase it for AUS$50.10
Even if it was AUS$10 to AUS$15 for shipping (which is a big exaggeration) how could I not go for the cheaper price…?
Now I may have a good job as does my wife but I can’t justify going out and speaking AUS$110 on one Flier when I might be after 2 plus a couple of other tanks and it just adds up to over AUS$500 in one hit which I WILL NOT DO.
I have to put my family first and I won’t go without a doctors visit if it is needed or miss out on medication I should be taking to have a tank to put on the table.
So I will be finishing off my Deathwing with one box of Terminators before the end of the month (so I can get it for $40 and not $80) and then for the foreseeable future I will not be purchasing anything from GW.
I’m also most probably going to be selling off my Tau as I can’t see me going through to rebuild them when they come out with a new codex. I will keep getting the Horus Heresy books from my Source Over Seas where I can get them for under AUS$8 compared to AUS$20 in any GW store…
That is until they release a new box for Bloodbowl but I do have all the old teams.
So to sum up I want to Thank GW for pricing me out of the game and when it’s cheaper to get forgeworld to GW you should really look at what is happening with the economy and adjust your prices to reflect that.
That Just means I’m going to have more time for other games like Malifaux, Infinity, Judge Dredd (which has free rules online) and Pulp City…
There’s a world of Wargaming out there outside of the elephant in the room!