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Subject: Cease and Desist with the price hikes, AEG rss

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Simon Webster
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So the C&D expansion has an MSRP of £23.99 here in old Blighty.

Huh? Just because Asmodee/FFG are money grabbing scumbags does that mean every other company has to follow suit?

To contrast, the base game has an MSRP of £24.99.
£23.99 is just too much money for 88 cards.

As the lovely Deborah Meaden would say.. "I'm Out!"
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Mark Turner
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Brexit.

Welcome to a world of more expensive gaming.
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Garry Larkus
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German version is set to come at 9,95€, like the previous expansions. Well, the lower price comes from smaller cards, which aren't as cool, but still alright for that price.
 
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Wim D
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AEG operates from the US.
They set their MSRP upon release in US $.
Right now, the GBP(£) isn't doing too well compared to the US $.

(edit: so AEG will not be grabbing any more money, as they convert your pounds to dollars. They will still get the same amount of dollars)
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Victor Aldridge
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US MSRP for the expansions has always been $20. Base $30, Munchkin $35 because of licensing. The expansions have not increased in price. The other posters are right - it's the value of your currency that has changed.
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Simon Webster
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Yup, makes sense.

God damn it, now I'm even more pissed off about brexit than I was before.
And I was very pissed off before.
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Kevin Salch
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That does seem high, even considering the exchange rate (pounds are still worth more than dollars) and even VAT

It's not available on Amazon UK, other expansions show up around 15 pounds. So it may just be timing.
 
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Andrew J.
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I'm still seeing it for $25 on Amazon.com (US) so it's possible it's just not widely available yet and a bit inflated. Not sure how much it's going for on the OLGS', though.
 
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Kevin Salch
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Well the MRSP in the US looks like it is $25.
The other expansions are $20

Munchkin is $35 -
But that is 8 factions rather than 4
Plus monster cards and treasure cards
Plus dividers.

So basically it is a bargain.

But yes this is $5 hick in MSRP, seems odd.
 
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johnny k
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Official page is up: https://www.alderac.com/smashup/products/cease_and_desist/ and it seems that MSRP is 25$ instead of the usual 20$.
I wonder why the rise in price and if it is a permanent thing.
 
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Mark Turner
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At least the name is appropriate - I rather suspect that this is the expansion at which I shall cease and desist from buying any more Smash Up.
 
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Jay Young
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MrMT wrote:
At least the name is appropriate - I rather suspect that this is the expansion at which I shall cease and desist from buying any more Smash Up.


Bye, it was nice knowing you.
 
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Mark Turner
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zyocuh wrote:
MrMT wrote:
At least the name is appropriate - I rather suspect that this is the expansion at which I shall cease and desist from buying any more Smash Up.


Bye, it was nice knowing you.


Oh, did we meet? Sorry, I must have forgotten, but I can be absent minded sometimes. Where was it now?
 
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Chris Williams
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MrMT wrote:
Brexit.

Welcome to a world of more expensive gaming.


Yep - exactly this.

Scroll to the bottom of this link and you'll see what a FLGS near me said recently:

http://www.fanboy3.co.uk/

I've noticed it quite a bit recently on gaming stuff.

 
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Bryan Stout
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Something is not right with this picture. On the AEG web store it lists C&D for $24.99, which is more than the $19.99 for the previous expansions (I guess inflation finally caught up), but it's still well short of the cost of the base set or Munchkin set. I don't think the change of the value of the pound is enough to cover it; I wonder whether higher prices for the early adopters is at work.
 
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Kevin Salch
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The list price of S&D is higher than the other sets.
The pound dropping only exasperated the situation.
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