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I got a gift card to my FLGS and I have identified the game that I wish to purchase - but his suppliers say it is out of stock at the manufacturer.

Boards and Bits shows it out of stock also. Amazon shows it in stock, but they sell it thru another party. I'd really like to use my gift card to take a serious portion from my out of pocket cost.

Anybody know when they are planning on printing more of this highly-acclaimed game?
 
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Dredry Toenail wrote:
I got a gift card to my FLGS and I have identified the game that I wish to purchase - but his suppliers say it is out of stock at the manufacturer.

Boards and Bits shows it out of stock also. Amazon shows it in stock, but they sell it thru another party. I'd really like to use my gift card to take a serious portion from my out of pocket cost.

Anybody know when they are planning on printing more of this highly-acclaimed game?


Alien Frontiers is not out of stock. This is a lie perpetuated by the big name distributors because they don't carry Alien Frontiers. They don't carry it so they tell the stores it is out of stock because they don't want to send the store owner to Game Salute to buy his product.
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My understanding is that if a game is distributed through Game Salute, your store can contact them and potentially get the game in stock. Fred, is this correct?
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Kengi wrote:
My understanding is that if a game is distributed through Game Salute, your store can contact them and potentially get the game in stock. Fred, is this correct?


Yep. Thanks Ken.
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Thank you, Fred. I will pass on this thread to my FLGS owner.
 
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CMG2 wrote:
Dredry Toenail wrote:
I got a gift card to my FLGS and I have identified the game that I wish to purchase - but his suppliers say it is out of stock at the manufacturer.

Boards and Bits shows it out of stock also. Amazon shows it in stock, but they sell it thru another party. I'd really like to use my gift card to take a serious portion from my out of pocket cost.

Anybody know when they are planning on printing more of this highly-acclaimed game?


Alien Frontiers is not out of stock. This is a lie perpetuated by the big name distributors because they don't carry Alien Frontiers. They don't carry it so they tell the stores it is out of stock because they don't want to send the store owner to Game Salute to buy his product.


Your wording is a little misleading. You make it sound like they choose not to stock and supply AF. In fact, they cannot; CMG won't allow anyone but Game Salute to distribute. Very different.
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JasonJ0 wrote:
Your wording is a little misleading. You make it sound like they choose not to stock and supply AF. In fact, they cannot; CMG won't allow anyone but Game Salute to distribute. Very different.


But the distributors keep telling people the game is sold out at the manufacturer, which is also misleading.
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JasonJ0 wrote:
CMG2 wrote:
Dredry Toenail wrote:
I got a gift card to my FLGS and I have identified the game that I wish to purchase - but his suppliers say it is out of stock at the manufacturer.

Boards and Bits shows it out of stock also. Amazon shows it in stock, but they sell it thru another party. I'd really like to use my gift card to take a serious portion from my out of pocket cost.

Anybody know when they are planning on printing more of this highly-acclaimed game?


Alien Frontiers is not out of stock. This is a lie perpetuated by the big name distributors because they don't carry Alien Frontiers. They don't carry it so they tell the stores it is out of stock because they don't want to send the store owner to Game Salute to buy his product.


Your wording is a little misleading. You make it sound like they choose not to stock and supply AF. In fact, they cannot; CMG won't allow anyone but Game Salute to distribute. Very different.


I think your wording is more misleading than mine. You seem to be suggesting I am intentionally misleading. I am not. I stated fact. I know nothing about Game Salute's exclusive contracts and whether a distributor can or can not actually receive games from them. I do believe, however, that at least one of the big distributors does actually have a contract with Game Salute.
 
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In actuality...Alien Frontiers IS almost sold out at the manufacturer/Game Salute level. Local stores probably have some and ACD might still have some.

We've begun working on quote for the 4th printing.

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I have confirmed what David has stated. This is what the owner of my local store sent me:

"Just got a hold of Game Salute and they are currently out of Alien Frontiers. As soon as it comes back into stock, they'll auto ship it to us and I'll get a hold of you the moment it arrives."

After my wife spoiled me with 4 new games for Christmas, I think I can wait a few weeks (a couple of months?) for this one to come in.

I hope the quotes for the 4th printing come back soon!
 
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Ask your game store to contact ACD and see if they have any left.
 
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Wow! It has been a couple months ... Still working on a reprint?
 
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We expect the 4th printing to be available by 4Q2013
 
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Well at least we have the ipad app!
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Well at least we have the ipad app!
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Spittledung wrote:
telos81 wrote:
Well at least we have the ipad app!
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Say whut?
 
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JasonJ0 wrote:
CMG2 wrote:
Dredry Toenail wrote:
I got a gift card to my FLGS and I have identified the game that I wish to purchase - but his suppliers say it is out of stock at the manufacturer.

Boards and Bits shows it out of stock also. Amazon shows it in stock, but they sell it thru another party. I'd really like to use my gift card to take a serious portion from my out of pocket cost.

Anybody know when they are planning on printing more of this highly-acclaimed game?


Alien Frontiers is not out of stock. This is a lie perpetuated by the big name distributors because they don't carry Alien Frontiers. They don't carry it so they tell the stores it is out of stock because they don't want to send the store owner to Game Salute to buy his product.


Your wording is a little misleading. You make it sound like they choose not to stock and supply AF. In fact, they cannot; CMG won't allow anyone but Game Salute to distribute. Very different.


Correct. A terrible business decision from CMG which is costing them customers. I would own the game by now if it was made available from CSI or Amazon. I won't be told whom to buy what from.
 
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DakotaDevil wrote:
I would own the game by now if it was made available from CSI


Same here. Or timewellspentgames.com
 
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furtherbum wrote:
DakotaDevil wrote:
I would own the game by now if it was made available from CSI or Amazon.


Same here.

When the game WAS in stock, it WAS sold on Amazon, albeit via Game Salute's affiliate account.
 
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