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Subject: Leaving Earth - Looking For Participants In A Bulk Buy rss

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Martin
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Hi there.

I was keen to purchase this awesome looking space exploration game Leaving Earth, together with its expansion, but then I discovered the shipping for 1 unit was almost US$70 bucks!!

The good news is that when ordering at least 10 copies, the shipping cost per unit reduces dramatically and can work out to be under US$20 bucks each.

Lumenaris also offers a good many other attractive games on their website which could form part of this order too. Here is what they have (prices as at today's date):

Leaving Earth | US$34.95
Leaving Earth Expansion | US$4.95
Actionworks | US$12.95
Caravans Of Asia | US$49.95
Caravans Of Asia Expansion | US$29.95
Victory Through Industry | US$24.95
The Golden Wilderness | US$39.95
Spellways | US$24.95
Vikings On The Volga | US$39.95
Abstractables | US$24.95
Suitors And Suitability | US$24.95

I am happy to take responsibility for collecting funds and making payment. I can email everybody out proof of payment afterwards. I live in the Northern Beaches Area of Sydney. If anybody wants to pay extra afterwards to have the games posted on via AusPost, I am happy to organise that. Alternatively, we could look at distributing the games directly if that can be arranged and is convenient for everybody.

Please note that by participating in this you must understand and agree that I am organizing this in good faith, and therefore cannot be held responsible for any problems that occur with the manufacturer and/or shipping times delays, i.e. for problems that are out of my control.

I am looking to make an order ASAP, basically as soon as the shipping costs have come down to under US$20.

Please let me know if you would like to take participate in a bulk buy from this company. I will update this first thread on a daily basis to reflect what the current status is.

Thanks for your interest!

Orders So Far
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slim17
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1 x leaving earth 34.95
1 x mercury mini-expansion 4.95

iman14
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1 x leaving earth 34.95
1 x mercury mini-expansion 4.95

RaZeHe1L
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1 x leaving earth 34.95
1 x mercury mini-expansion 4.95

andrewdoull
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1 x leaving earth 34.95
1 x mercury mini-expansion 4.95

lamaros
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1 x leaving earth 34.95
1 x mercury mini-expansion 4.95
 
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Hi Martin,

You might want to take a look at this threat. That seems to be the right audience for what you are trying to achieve.

https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/146671/kickstarter-groups...
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evrenoz wrote:
Hi Martin,

You might want to take a look at this threat. That seems to be the right audience for what you are trying to achieve.

https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/146671/kickstarter-groups...
Hi Evran

Thanks for the tip. I did look at that page beforehand, but noted that the title of the list was specific for Kickstarter. I will post a comment at the bottom alerting people to this thread.
 
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Also if you can't get a group order together you can order it single (like I did recently) for about $100 AUS total using https://shopmate.auspost.com.au

It'll be 10$ U.S. to ship to shopmate, and I think $33 AUD From there to Australia.

Shipping direct from the publisher was going to be $150 AUS
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abodi wrote:
Also if you can't get a bill order together you can order it single (like I did recently) for about $100 tota using https://shopmate.auspost.com.au

It'll be 10$ U.S. to ship to shopmate, and I think $33 AUD From there to Australia.

Shipping direct from the publisher was going to be $150 AUS
Nice one! Didn't know about that...
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abodi wrote:
W. T. F.

Why isn't this sticky'd in massive bold letter that flash, framed with dancing girls waving semaphore flags and guys using hula-hoops!

I... For... wha.....

I can not even speak
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The Cat is priceless
 
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TragicTheBlathering wrote:
abodi wrote:
W. T. F.

Why isn't this sticky'd in massive bold letter that flash, framed with dancing girls waving semaphore flags and guy using hula-hoops!

I... For... wha.....

I can not even speak
Yeah, this needs to be much more widely known.
 
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abodi wrote:
Also if you can't get a group order together you can order it single (like I did recently) for about $100 AUS total using https://shopmate.auspost.com.au

It'll be 10$ U.S. to ship to shopmate, and I think $33 AUD From there to Australia.

Shipping direct from the publisher was going to be $150 AUS
Thanks, that is an awesome find!!!

I'm so excited I'm a bit shaky...

I am off to go berserk...

But so many options I don't know where to start...
 
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When are you planning to order, I might be keen.
 
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lamaros wrote:
When are you planning to order, I might be keen.
Hi mate, as soon as get enough orders to bring the shipping down to below 20 bucks per unit. Which is around 10 orders.
 
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andrewdoull wrote:
I'm in for Leaving Earth and the Leaving Earth Expansion.
Hi mate, I will add your order to the top of the thread. Thanks for joining in. We are getting closer now...
 
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andrewdoull wrote:
I should also point out I'm forever trying to find a Sydney based gaming group who wants to play nothing but Phil Eklund games,...
What a worthy ambition. Sadly, while I own (too) many of his, I think I have only played 1-1.5 of his!

One day I will change this.
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andrewdoull wrote:
I should also point out I'm forever trying to find a Sydney based gaming group who wants to play nothing but Phil Eklund games, but I'm willing to go out of my comfort zone for Leaving Earth
If you want to come over to the 3 weeds in Rozelle for an IWG meet up, I will gladly playNeanderthal once you have it. Wouldn't mind trying any of his games to be honest.
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Pax Porfiriana got played last Saturday at Upper North Shore Board Gamers, and there's definitely appetite for more (at least more Pax Po; probably more Eklund in general). Bit far from where you are though.
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Put me in for leaving earth + expansion.
 
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lamaros wrote:
Put me in for leaving earth + expansion.
No worries.
 
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Using the Shopmate service that was described earlier in this thread, I do believe that we may already be able to get a satisfactory shipping rate, even with just the five subscribers that we have currently.

I have just sent an email off to get some more information about this. I will provide an update soon.
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25% off now on ShopMate supposedly, so. Whee.
 
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lamaros wrote:
25% off now on ShopMate supposedly, so. Whee.
Hi mate

I sent Lumenaris an email a couple of days ago to get some confirmations regarding weights and packaging. Just chased them up again today. As soon as I get a response we can make the order I reckon.
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I calculated the rough cost of the game as follows (in Aussie dollars):

5 x games = $250
5 x expansions = $50
shipping from lumenaris to US using shopmate = $25
shipping from US to Australia using shopmate = $75

total cost = $400

cost per customer = $80

Please feel free to double check this for me if you like.

Please note that I have rounded UP in all cases, have accounted for 1kg of weight per order, as opposed to 640g, and also have not taken into account the current 25% discount shopmate are offering.

If all goes well then this could reduce the cost of the game by around a further $10ish per customer. 'But' I cannot predict this beforehand. For example, the shopmate discount depends upon the manufacturer sending out the game before the discount offer expires, and the exchange rate changes etc, so I would rather have people pay me slightly more up front, and I give a reimbursement afterwards, than be chasing money twice. I hope that makes sense. I will PM everybody today.
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Hi guys

Still waiting for a confirmation PM response from 1 person. Once I received this then I will PM with bank account details.
 
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I am keen as!! 1xcopy of leaving earth + 1x expansion! I'm in qld, 4650!!

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I am sill interested in 1 copy of leaving earth + 1x expansion! I'm in Sydney.
 
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Hi, we are looking to make an order this month. This process has been a slow burner because it's taken longer to get enough interested parties than I thought it would.

I calculated that it would cost $80 per unit to get shipped to Sydney to my address. Then, for any people who can't do a pick up, there would be an additional cost for me to ship on internally to you in Australia. $80 shipped to my address would be the absolute max, and I suspect it will come in lower than that, depending upon the exchange rate etc., in which case refunds will be issued afterwards.

$80 seems like a lot of money. But the game itself + exp. costs $45 US which is roughly around $65 AUD, so looking at it that way, it's really not too bad. Using my U.S. redirect address has saved loads of money. Certainly better than shipping direct through the supplier, which is extortionate.

I currently have 2 people who have transferred money to me and are ready to go. I am looking to get AT LEAST another 2 or 3 people before we can proceed.

If everybody who hasn;t yet paid can please PM me by today or tomorrow, to let me know if they are in or not. Then I can send my EFT details and we can get the ball rolling. Really, it would be good to be making the order by the end of next week at the latest.

Thanks for your interest!!
 
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