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Aaron Gelb
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I see ads for thoughhammer everyhwhere, but which online game store do you think has the best:

1) PRICE?
2) SELECTION?
3) CUSTOMER CARE?

I would like to do most of my business with one or two online resources, so i'm looking for the best value and service. Any help would be cool, thakns!
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Mark Theurer
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I've had great experiences with www.thoughthammer.com

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asgelb wrote:
I see ads for thoughhammer everyhwhere, but which online game store do you think has the best:

1) PRICE?
2) SELECTION?
3) CUSTOMER CARE?

I would like to do most of my business with one or two online resources, so i'm looking for the best value and service. Any help would be cool, thakns!



I would highly recommend you consider www.superherogameland.com which in terms of all three -- price, selection and customer care -- has surprised me with their very competitive pricing, professionalism, variety of selections, and free shipping with purchase of $99.00 or more of merchandise.
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Let me add a recommendation for Boulder Games at www.bouldergames.com

They carry some things that many other online stores don't, but also don't carry as much stock of other games. I have had good experiences with them. They do price matching on newer games (see their policy for details).

However, there are other fine online retailers. You might pick one that is closer to you if you want to get faster delivery.
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Just a nice little listing of a bunch of retailers I found about a week ago in another post like this.

I haven't purchased anything from any of them, but it gives you more places to check out.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Online_Gaming_Vendors
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A new arrival on my list is gamestation.net.

They have free shipping on orders over $80 and some great deals. My first (and only) order arrived well packed and within a week. They have some good clearance stuff but also an overall nice selection at over 35% discount.

That being said I "ditto" the kudos for:

Thoughthammer
Boulder Games (especially for grognards)
Funagain is great but they are definitely not pushing the discount price envelope and their $150 shipping breakpoint is tough.

And lets not forget... BGG marketplace. I've been completely happy with all deals I've conducted through the arketplace - and have sold a few games too - and really like the chance to funnel the small (3% ?) percentage to BGG for letting me sell what I no longer want, buy used or new and, in general, browse for bargains.

I'd say that barring a company with a spotty or bad rep the shipping cost issue is more and more looming and I, for one, am VERY sensitive to the different copany's "free shipping" pricepoints.

-D
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I usually buy from TimeWellSpent.

Of course, that's largely because he delivers to my game group :-)
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Your profile says your in CA.

So, you probably want something west coast.

I recommend Boards and Bits. Most of the other places will take around a week to get to you. That said, I order from Boulder when I'm looking for something outside the mainstream. (Particularly small-press wargames.)
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Thoughthammer is great. I'll add boardsandbits.com, fairplaygames.com and gamesurplus.com, all of which are great.
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For the same things you're going to see rehashed here, see the previous discussion threads tagged by http://www.boardgamegeek.com/tagutils.php?action=viewtag&tag...

ps: this really belongs in General Gaming forum, not "hot deals"
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Nothing but good things to say about ThoughtHammer. I've gotten great customer service, well-packaged items, and excellent prices. And the free shipping option ($125+ orders) is nice. I also think that their web site is excellent to navigate and to check on the status of your orders.
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coolThoughhammer all the way. Nothing but good experiences.
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I'll second that Thoughthammer vote.

And I'll throw in FunAgainGames. They don't always have the best prices, but their customer service is top-notch.

And check out Mike Dean's Fine Games for the OOP stuff you might be looking for. I've nothing but kudos for Mr. Dean.

MJ
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For international orders:
-http://timewellspent.com and http://gamesurplus.com
runner up: http://boardsandbits.com

I have bough more than 120 titles from south america without any problem with this 3 services.

PS. It's http://timewellspent.org not .com
 
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marioaguila wrote:
For international orders:
-http://timewellspent.com and http://gamesurplus.com
runner up: http://boardsandbits.com

I have bough more than 120 titles from south america without any problem with this 3 services.


time well spent.com isn't in service anymore...atleast thats what their website says. i'll check the others though.
 
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www.Thoughthammer.com in the U.S. if you have enough for free shipping (if you don't, then wait).
www.germangames.com in Canada.

If either of those 2 don't have everything I want, THEN I look at substitutes...
 
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http://www.fairplaygames.com/


For me....
 
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asgelb wrote:
marioaguila wrote:
For international orders:
-http://timewellspent.com and http://gamesurplus.com
runner up: http://boardsandbits.com

I have bough more than 120 titles from south america without any problem with this 3 services.


time well spent.com isn't in service anymore...atleast thats what their website says. i'll check the others though.


It's .org, not .com
 
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Another vote for Thoughthammer, I love 'em.
 
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Vote Thoughthammer.
 
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Thoughthammer gets most of my hard earned game dollars.

Boards and Bits is good too, but I have to pay WA sales tax on orders there so I usually only by more obscure stuff that Thoughthammer doesn't have from them.
 
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As an American living overseas, and having things shipped to an APO address, I've had a lot of luck with ThoughtHammer. I discovered another place that has good pricing, dragontalongames.com. I had something shipped to a friend as a gift, and it was there fast even though I mangled the address. They were great at contacting me, getting the corrections and feeding them to FedEx who then delivered it correctly.

So, experience-wise, my vote goes to Thought Hammer, but I'd give Dragon Talon a look if TH is out of stock on an item.
 
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I have a small store here in the south (South Carolina) - www.chumpmonkeygames.com. Selection is growing, albeit at a slower rate than I want but that's life.

I use Google checkout and if you haven't used it yet you might be able to save some extra $ when using google checkout.

~Allen
 
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www.newspiel.com

Bob runs newspiel out of the North Dallas area and I usually dont have any problems purchasing from him and arranging a time for pickup. Just order it online and use the code "pickup" for no shipping charge.

His selection is pretty good and his prices seem to be lower than most anyone out there. Throw in the fact that there is no delivery charge (I do have to pay sales tax, but its usually less than shipping), its hard for me to buy from anyone else.
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I was hoping someone would mention New Spiel. But be sure to support your FLGS some; believe me you'll miss them if they go.
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