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Subject: Anyone want to pitch in for ordering print and play boards? rss

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Stephen Aslett

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I've got everything Trains except for the Gen Con 2013 map. I'd be willing to buy an original, but no one appears to be selling them (well, apart from one crazy guy on ebay asking over $100.

I'm happy ordering one from Print and Play Games; it's only $8 to order the map adhered to a 4 piece mounted board. The problem is that the minimum order is $25, and there's nothing else I want from the site.

Are any other folks interested in banding together to order a bunch? I'd take care of ordering them all and would happily ship a board to anyone who wants one for $15. $8 to cover the cost of the board, the rest to cover U.S. shipping. If you're interested, reply to this post or shoot me a message.
 
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saslett wrote:
I've got everything Trains except for the Gen Con 2013 map. I'd be willing to buy an original, but no one appears to be selling them (well, apart from one crazy guy on ebay asking over $100.

I'm happy ordering one from Print and Play Games; it's only $8 to order the map adhered to a 4 piece mounted board. The problem is that the minimum order is $25, and there's nothing else I want from the site.

Are any other folks interested in banding together to order a bunch? I'd take care of ordering them all and would happily ship a board to anyone who wants one for $15. $8 to cover the cost of the board, the rest to cover U.S. shipping. If you're interested, reply to this post or shoot me a message.



Sure, $15 is worth a gamble. Count me in.
 
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I'd like to join.
 
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saslett wrote:
I've got everything Trains except for the Gen Con 2013 map. I'd be willing to buy an original, but no one appears to be selling them (well, apart from one crazy guy on ebay asking over $100.

I'm happy ordering one from Print and Play Games; it's only $8 to order the map adhered to a 4 piece mounted board. The problem is that the minimum order is $25, and there's nothing else I want from the site.

Are any other folks interested in banding together to order a bunch? I'd take care of ordering them all and would happily ship a board to anyone who wants one for $15. $8 to cover the cost of the board, the rest to cover U.S. shipping. If you're interested, reply to this post or shoot me a message.


i would but i'm not in the US.
 
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If you want to pay for shipping to Japan I can still order one. Don't know how much it would cost. $20 maybe?

One more US buyer and I'll have enough to order them.
 
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saslett wrote:
If you want to pay for shipping to Japan I can still order one. Don't know how much it would cost. $20 maybe?

One more US buyer and I'll have enough to order them.


sounds fair. count me in.
 
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OK. Boards have been ordered. Total cost was $53 (shipping was a crazy $18), which means $13.25 per board + whatever it costs to ship to your individual addresses from Texas. Should arrive by the end of next week. Please geek mail me your addresses so I can calculate postage and final charges for everyone.
 
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Up to 13 oz ships First Class anywhere for $3.50 or less.
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Got my map today! Thanks Stephen!

Quick note: My opinions below do not reflect on the OP, but rather on the product made by Print and Play Games.

It doesn't look too bad. The colors are great and the image is very clear. The finish is slighly more smooth and satin than the textured, flat finish on the base game map, but it still looks great. The size is the exact same as the printed area on the official map, but the official map is slightly bigger overall due to the black border.

Cons: well, it's definitely prototype quality. The thickness of the card stock leaves something to be desired. The assembly consists of four separate panels, joined together with a mesh fabric material, which isn't too bad except that the joints are not perfectly aligned (notice the gap near the bottom edge in the photo below). Finally, it would be nice if the edges had some material wrapped around them, like the official board does, to prevent fraying or delamination of the layers.

Overall, not bad. I had low expectations so I'm pretty satisfied. Is it worth it? Meh... Probably not in my case. I paid $19, including $6 Priority shipping from the OP to me. Without that extra $6 in shipping, it would probably be more reasonable IMO, so be sure to consider all the possible fees if you're thinking about going in on a group buy like this with anyone.

Best of all, now I have something nicer than the paper copy I had before


 
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I agree completely. I'm happy despite the prototype quality mount but I also didn't have to eat a second shipping cost. It's a shame that the minimum order is $25 with shipping of $10 when the base cost of each board is reasonable.

That gap is something new. The boards were all aligned when I shipped them. Maybe something happened to the mesh tape in shipping?
 
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There's no good reason to not send things like this First Class when you are already over the $15 total you quoted folks. Glad I avoided.
 
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Any left?
 
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Nope. Afraid I shipped out all of them already.
 
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Mine arrived in Japan today. It definitely is prototype quality.

Had to recut and redo the bindings, and overall it went quite well.



It works. But I would still like to find/acquire the proper board of this someday. Thanks again Stephen!
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