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Simon Auger
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Just picked up a copy of Cuba in the local branch of the Works for £7.99. Don't know if this is just a local deal or whether it is available nationwide.

I think I got a real bargain here as the game seems to go for upwards of £30 in the UK.

They also had a number of other games in the same offer/price point, can't remember them all but they included Albion, Batavia, Notre Dame, Highland Clans and a few others.

Corrected a couple of typos.

Edit to say that the second wave of titles is now in stock in Ipswich.

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Re: Cuba on sale in The Works (UK) for £7.99
That's a great deal! I'd certainly recommend Batavia at that price too. Must check out my local Works - this sounds like the best deal they've carried since they flogged 3rd edition Talisman and all the expansions (well, I think that was the Works, must have been over 15 years ago now)
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Re: Cuba on sale in The Works (UK) for £7.99
Incidentally, there is a website for the Works, but they haven't got these games listed (although they do have Fame the Boardgame for 1.99, bargain!) - I imagine it's unlikely that they'll have Cuba etc in stock nationwide - whereabouts is your local store?
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Re: Cuba on sale in The Works (UK) for £7.99
schkff wrote:
That's a great deal! I'd certainly recommend Batavia at that price too. Must check out my local Works - this sounds like the best deal they've carried since they flogged 3rd edition Talisman and all the expansions (well, I think that was the Works, must have been over 15 years ago now)

Yep, it was The Works. I think they were a fiver each? What a great day that was... I had trouble actually carrying them all from the shop.
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Re: Cuba on sale in The Works (UK) for £7.99
I've just checked with my local Milton Keynes branch and they're running the same "games promotion" with the same games (Cuba, Albion, Batavia, Notre Dame, Highland Clans) at £7.99.

The person I spoke to said that there may be more games next week ...

A list of their stores can be found here https://www.theworks.co.uk/corporate/Stores.
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Re: Cuba on sale in The Works (UK) for £7.99
Just tried phoning Rowsley, Chesterfield and Derby. None there unfortunately. Just hope they get some in next week, as I would gladly buy every game on that list...
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Re: Cuba on sale in The Works (UK) for £7.99
Quote:
whereabouts is your local store?

Ipswich
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Re: Cuba on sale in The Works (UK) for £7.99
Holy Crap! Really!?

I thought I got a good deal getting it from the ebay seller selling it for £18.

Will check my local Works at lunch time.

Edit:

Some Boardgames at the Tautnon (Somerset) store. But none listed by Op, and no impulse-buys for me:

Cir*Kis - £4.99,
Assortment of Scene-It games for £9.99

Their sales do tend to travel the country though - I suspect the send unsold stock back to HQ to be re-distributed to other stores. I remember getting these really nice leather-bound literature classics for £8 each (price on Amazon was close to £45), but sold out. I was in another part of the country a few months later, and there they were!
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Re: Cuba on sale in The Works (UK) for £7.99
Nothing at Stockport, apart from Cir*kis. Will try Llandudno tomorrow.
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Re: Cuba on sale in The Works (UK) for £7.99
I just checked Worcester, nothing doing but was also told next week Apparently it depends when that stores delivery is for the week. Here the delivery is very early in the week so they are often a week behind other stores.
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Re: Cuba on sale in The Works (UK) for £7.99
Kings Lynn has stock.

Eketorp - £7.99
Albion - £7.99
Batavia - £7.99
Cuba - £7.99
Highland Clans - £7.99 (Under the title Highland Clans)
Royal Palace - £7.99
Ming Dynasty - £7.99
Montego Bay - £7.99
Notre Dame - £7.99

Cir*Kis - £4.99
Pick-Up Lines - £4.99
Cineplexity - £4.99

and a plethora of different Scene It? titles priced at £9.99

Edit: All the above were available from stock (although 3 of them were still in boxes in the stock room).

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Re: Cuba on sale in The Works (UK) for £7.99
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Nothing at Stockport, apart from Cir*kis. Will try Llandudno tomorrow.

When I visited the Kings Lynn branch they told me that they still had a bit of unpacking still to do. It is possible that they have the stock in the back room. In particular Kings Lynn still had to unpack Cuba, Batavia and Highland Clans (although the nice sales assistant brought me copies of them from out back). Of the other titles on display on the shop floor, there were about 7 or 8 copies of each.
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Re: Cuba on sale in The Works (UK) for £7.99
Another tip - the sales assistant said they are happy to put aside anything for a maximum of 7 days. So a phone call to your local branch might reap dividends.
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Re: Cuba on sale in The Works (UK) for £7.99
I shouldn't have read this at lunchtime.

Now I'm sitting at my desk trying to work out how many branches of the Works I can get to on my way home to scout for games...
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Re: Cuba on sale in The Works (UK) for £7.99
Not in stock in Penrith. Looks as though no copies have made their way up North yet. Typical, just what you expect with a bloody tory government. Grumble, grumble.
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Re: Cuba on sale in The Works (UK) for £7.99
They are selling CUBA? does castro know about this?

Is it worth 8 pounds?

Where do we put the refugees?
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Re: Cuba on sale in The Works (UK) for £7.99
I called the Lewisham branch, they're getting a delivery on Tuesday next week.
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Re: Cuba on sale in The Works (UK) for £7.99
Ah, and another "stakeout your local bargain chain store" craze kicks off.

Well played Op, well played.
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Re: Cuba on sale in The Works (UK) for £7.99
The Edinburgh Princes St branch has Batavia, Highland Clans and Cirkis.
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Not a lot going on in Oxford. They have the ubiquitous Scene It? and infinite variations thereof, Cir*kis and Eketorp. I suppose the last two could be of interest to some one.
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Re: Cuba on sale in The Works (UK) for £7.99
I hope this doesn't turn into an obsession like my fruitless pursuit of a bargain HP Touchpad (now at 25 days and counting...)
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Re: Cuba on sale in The Works (UK) for £7.99
PeterHJ wrote:
The Edinburgh Princes St branch has Batavia, Highland Clans and Cirkis.


Did you ask about Cuba? Edinburgh's my nearest branch!
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Just got home from Lakeside shopping centre in Thurrock, Essex. They have copies of Cuba, Albion, Batavia, Ming Dynasty, Royal Palace and Montego Bay... and now so do I.

20 or so copies of each on display as far as I could see.
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Re: Cuba on sale in The Works (UK) for £7.99
Wow! Amazing find.

There's a The Works in the centre where I work but I was working too much today to check BGG.

Curses.
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Re: Cuba on sale in The Works (UK) for £7.99
Any one looked in the middlesbrough or darlington stores?
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