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David Janik-Jones
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Available at US$55 (via the amazing CLS in Atlanta) it has finally hit one of Canada's best OLGS ... for $140. I know the Canadian dollar sucks compared to the US at the moment but wow, that's unfortunately too rich for my blood (it was only on my strongly-considering list, but still ...).

Though Compass Games always seem to be a bit expensive on this side of the border, that's a bit of a shocker. Today's exchange rate on US$55 = C$72.49. I'd have expected to maybe pay C$90.

Any idea why such a huge price disparity? Are there no Canadian distributors like Lion Rampant for the game?
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Just a wag here, but perhaps shipping duties of some sort?
 
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Taxes would be on top...there's no specific duty on games other than sales tax.
 
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Wow that is severely over the top. That's more than double.
 
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Sorry to hear that, but if it's any consolation, I paid (pasted this here from another thread)-

$65 game + $33 shipping = $98. With the Aus / US conversion rate, works out to around $133 for me. So, its actually $7 cheaper to get the game mailed to Aus, than it is to pick it up from a LGS in Canada. Seems a bit odd to me.

For a $65 game, I would hope / expect to receive a mounted map, instead of just a poster print map, but now I am just being picky.

 
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Unfortunately most companies have ceased printing mounted maps. There are a few exceptions but it is an expensive proposition for publishers. Not sure if it would add cost to the shipping for the extra weight or not.

The reason my Take Aim Designs games sell for the high 20s is that they don't even come in a box - ziplocked instead. Though we are looking at getting a deal for boxes for our next release. It might happen.
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I'm looking forward to the day some wargame publishers just sells me the counters and the map in a ziplock bag. I'm perfectly capable to print-out the rules and the player aids myself and have enough dice for a dozen shots of shrapnel.

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DaveyJJ wrote:
Any idea why such a huge price disparity? Are there no Canadian distributors like Lion Rampant for the game?


It's fairly obvious to me. They are working on their profit margin so as to improve their bottom line.

I have purchased mine from CLS Atlanta.

 
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Michael Rinella wrote:
Unfortunately most companies have ceased printing mounted maps. There are a few exceptions but it is an expensive proposition for publishers.


That's interesting, as nearly all my board games have a mounted map. Indeed, the three 'Compass' games I own (Bitter Woods, Enemy action: Ardennes, and of course, Festung) are the only games I have which don't include a mounted map. But I understand the need for publishers to keep costs down, so perhaps an unmounted map is now the trend.
 
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I have fifteen games in print with Compass, Multi-Man Publishing, Worthington Games, plus a number of magazine games and none of them have mounted maps. My copies of a few GMT games have paper maps (though I did buy a separate "delux" mounted map for Paths of Glory as I recall).
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da pyrate wrote:
DaveyJJ wrote:
Any idea why such a huge price disparity? Are there no Canadian distributors like Lion Rampant for the game?


It's fairly obvious to me. They are working on their profit margin so as to improve their bottom line.

I have purchased mine from CLS Atlanta.



As have I. It was an easy decision as my in-laws are in their "sunny south" home right now and can bring it back for me.

The Canadian-based OLGS that Davey refers to usually has prices roughly competitive with US-based OLGS, although he stocks fewer wargames. So this is a real anomaly.
 
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