(EDIT: By track, I mean track the Amazon price on camelcamelcamel.com, which alerts me to bargains)
It's an item I buy every few years in bulk (I buy a dozen or so bags of 100 baggies), and previously I bought different sizes but have settled on this size as being good for most games. It's never sold by Amazon, too generic, always 3rd party sellers. And apart from 1 bag of a 100, I've never had any problems whichever supplier I used.
On tracking it, I see the price actually does fluctuate. It's running around £2 the 100 now including delivery, but has been as low as 98p a year ago.
The way things go these days, there's probably no real need for me to bulk buy, I can just get the couple of 100 whenever I want, so a price drop of 20% is hardly worth waiting for. But it's the kind of thing useful for a gamer to buy a load of and distribute them round their circle. Every gamer wants a bag of baggies.
So I wonder, are there other generic products on Amazon that might be worth tracking for gamers? Dice? Wooden bits?
Slightly off topic, but has anyone found an adjustable compartmentalised box without a hinge. That is, with a completely removable lid. I'd love to track the price of those, if I ever find one at a reasonable price in the UK.
I found one on Amazon.de once, but postage was ridiculous..
I buy mine from 'The Range', cut the hinges off and keep the lid closed with a rubber band.
edit: they are made of soft semi-transparent 'plastic' (poly-something) not that brittle completely clear stuff. This makes it relatively simple to cut with a junior hacksaw and trim with a craft knife. I'm going to try a hot blade (attached to my soldering iron) next time.
Thanks for the responses! Lots of good ideas there.
If you can help me out by finding some links to sample products and I can go from there. Look on Amazon.DE too, if you know the German words for the products. If we buy from Amaozn.DE, these things will make good add-ons and keep the delivery costs low.
Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly. -- Neil Gaiman, Sandman Vol 6
I dork therefore I am.
I don't know if this is likely to be of interest to anyone, but I was looking for something to transport around my Arkham set with all the bits from a few expansions in. I've seen a few threads from the US commenting on how great cheap artists boxes are, and discovered that they aren't that cheap here and are often listed as pochade boxes, of which there are various kinds on amazon.
I actually went a different way, myself - accepting that I'd need to transport the game boards in a different box, I bought one of these: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005NVXZXK/ref=oh_details... - it's not great quality, but it looks quite good; I stack the cards in piles inside with layers of corrugated cardboard to act as dividers, and I stand the larger cards up against one side (I've trimmed the corrugated cardboard to fit) - I then put all of the tokens in little velvet bags I picked up cheaply via ebay, and can transport everything in the one chest. It has the advantage of not taking up shelf space - it's currently standing on top of one of the bookcases in the front room.
What are the equivalent storage boxes on Amazon UK? Do they stay consistent or is it a product that varies? That is, if I track one version today, will it be around in a year or more, or will it go redundant?
I don't know if you need specific URLs or just product names.
As for foamboard, that's a very moveable feast - it comes in many different sizes. Although the larger sizes tend to be the most economic, some folks may not need a large pack of a large size. Having said that, excamples are: