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Subject: Google checkout and other Online Game Stores? rss

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Paul
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Any word from the other online game stores as to whether they're going to be getting in on the Google Checkout discounts? Not sure what the cost is to them or who absorbs the costs of the discounts---is it shared, etc.

But it would seem a way to boost sales during this shopping season before Christmas.

Any of the owners who are members here at BGG care to comment? Thanks!
 
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David Kuznick
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Merkles Boner wrote:
Not sure what the cost is to them or who absorbs the costs of the discounts---is it shared, etc.


I obviously have no clue, but I'd bet Google is absorbing the majority of the costs, just so they can snoop on our buying habits a little more. devil It would be pretty hard for an online merchant to eat nearly 40% of their gross sales and survive. Google on the other hand, has plenty of money to flush down the toilet.
 
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Richard Ashby
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I picked up Bootleggers from some store called BoardGameWarehouse using Google checkout. The receipt that shipped in the box from the store did not reflect the price I actually paid through Google so my guess is that Google is eating the savings.
 
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Carol Carpenter
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Hey Richard, thanks for posting this. I wanted to give Ticket to Ride to my relatives in Florida for Christmas. Since it's $31.95 at Boardgamewarehouse.com, I got $10 off from Google, which paid for the shipping, and I sent it straight to Florida.
 
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Cynthia Landon
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Boardgamewarehouse.com is a dead link for me. Anyone else?
 
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Paul
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works for me...just checked again. About the same as most other places in terms of cost after shipping. No experience with them, though. Anyone else?
 
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Travis
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Try this link for boardgamewarehouse:

http://www.marketworks.com/storefrontprofiles/default.aspx?s...

 
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Allen Vailliencourt
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I use Google Checkout for my store - www.chumpmonkeygames.com but I don't have any promos with google on saving $. I'm trying to find out how to integrate it

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