Giveaway [COMPLETE] to BGGers who do not live in the U.S. or Canada: Free (you pay shipping) copy of Hearts and Minds
- Jonathan HarrisonUnited States
Illinois... and thanks for all the fish.
The original winner was kalevi1999, but he declined after hearing the rates the USPS quoted me.
The new winner is:Matthew LeightyGermany
who is a U.S. serviceman stationed overseas.
A few weeks after receiving my copy of John Poniske’s Hearts and Minds: Vietnam 1965–1975, I received another package from Worthington Games. Turns out it was a second copy of H&M.
I wrote WG to ask whether I had accidentally ordered a second copy, or else how to return this duplicate copy to them.
Worthington replied after the weekend to say, “You didn't order a second copy, we had some confusion in shipping.”
After I wrote once more to ask how Worthington wanted me to get the duplicate game back to them, I got this response today:Worthington Games wrote:Keep the other copy as a thank you for your support.
I know how fortunate we are here in the United States (about like they are in Germany) when it comes to games availability: There’s almost nothing we can’t get our hands on if we’re willing to pay what amounts to (relatively) very little shipping cost—and no customs fees whatsoever.
When I see people in eastern Europe and (particularly) Asia and South America trying to decide whether they can afford to order a single game whose cost to them will double (or treble) after shipping and customs fees, I can’t help but feel a little ashamed to think about the embarrassment of riches I enjoy as a U.S. board gamer and (particularly) wargamer: I have the luxury of ready access to so many games that I can buy games and keep them at my fingertips, unplayed, for when I want a new game to play. Some people can’t do that. It’s hard to imagine what it must be like being a member of BGG while living halfway around the world from (say) both Germany and the United States.
So this giveaway is for BGGers who do not live in the United States or Canada. Germans are okay: When it comes to wargames they’re as out of luck as anyone else who doesn’t live in the United States or Canada.
If you don’t have a copy of Hearts and Minds and think you would play this one, then please feel free to enter (below) to win this still-in-shrink copy for the cost of shipping to wherever you live.
Thank you to Worthington Games for making this possible!
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