Elaborate plans made to save $$ on a game, or just to get the game, only to back fire.
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Normally when you buy a game it is fairly easy:
Click, click, wait for UPS.
Or, drive, fondle all the new games at your FLGS, hang head in shame at cash register while thinking of a way to explain this latest purchase to your SO.

But, there is always that one game (or more) that requires special arrangements in order for you to get it cheaper or to get it at all.

Some examples:
1. "Soooo...you're going to Las Vegas on your Honeymoon?"
"Yep"
"Staying at the Mirage?"
"Yep"
"Cool! I hope you don't mind but I had a "small" box sent there with games. Shipping to Canada just kills me - thanks buddy"!
blank stare shake

2. "Going to Essen?"
"Don't even think about it - my suitcase is spoken for"

This geeklist is dedicated to all those times when these plans went wrong.
Let's laugh at each other's and our own misfortunes during those times when we thought we had it all figured out!
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1. Board Game: Xanadú [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:3707]
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I'm a big fan of this game. I'm a big fan of the designer - Javier. And I am a big fan of his commitment to change (or start) the board game industry in South America (Colombia to be specific).

I originally bought 5 copies of this game to save on the expensive shipping from Colombia. I managed to save $6 per game. Each copy was quickly spoken for among my gaming buddies.

Imagine my excitement when I found out that my parents were going to Colombia and would be able to meet Javier to pick up even more copies?! This meant a whopping $22 savings for each game! I will take 10 copies please!

I even wrote a pseudo-infomercial for it: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/994679/xanadu-available-in-c...

This was not the main point of the trip - it was something my parents would do on an off-night - a bonus if you will.

So, I dropped my parents off at the airport on Friday night, and I just picked them up again at 2am this morning! They had to come home due to a family medical emergency.

So, yeah - they only spent 2 full days in Colombia and the only thing that they really accomplished was picking up these games! Some of their other plans were also disrupted due to the farmer strike that is currently going on. My dad commented that he figures each game cost about $1,500 for the hand delivery!

This wasn't the sole purpose of their trip, so I am stretching the rules a little bit for this geeklist. But I want to kick start it with something because I am interested to hear your story!
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2. Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Swarm of the Marro [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:561] [Average Rating:7.62 Unranked]
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I had talked to a fellow geek a city away about a trade for this game, all looked good until the day before the trade was to go down, then my work schedule came out and I had to work on the day we were to trade.

Luckily my wonderful wife was willing to drive down and do the trade for me.
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