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Trond Meistad
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I know about the The Game Store, but can find other online stores with a decent range of boardgames.

Can anyone recommend other online stores for me?

 
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Andy M
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i've ordered from these two:

http://www.iguk.co.uk/
http://www.land-of-games.co.uk/

and had no bad experiences
 
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As well as the two above:
www.maddisongames.co.uk
have always been very helpful when ordering.
Also they are good for delivering to another address apart from the card holders.
Good for when my Wife is buying me a present and has it delivered to her mums address.
 
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rich steed
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give http://www.shiregames.co.uk/ a try - excellent selection of games, free shipping over £50 and Nick and Sue are really nice people

Thoroughly recommend them

KZ
 
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http://www.gameslore.co.uk/

I usually go here. Good quick service and they usually have some good deals going too.

best

al
 
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The Games Store www.tgs.co.uk very friendly.
Spiritgames www.spiritgames.co.uk
 
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Chrees M
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http://theplaceforgames.com/
http://www.legendgames.co.uk/index.shtml

Theplaceforgames seems a little more expensive with the prices, but they are reliable. They also do CCG tourneys and the like too.

LegendGames are great. I bought Starship Catan from there (currently £16), and it came within two days, well packaged and all.

I do have a list of around 15 UK game stockists (helps when i'm trying to find the cheapest game), i can always post that if you want, but barring the two above, i've not had any experience with them.
 
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Trond Meistad
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A thanks to everyone for your tips. Usually I buy most of my games at the Essen fair but, the fair is still five months away, and I just can't wait

If I import games to Norway below 200 NOK (£16,7), I don't have to pay 25% vat and a 70 NOK handling fee. Most of the sites listed the game for 18.99, but when they sell games abroad, they must deduct UK tax and sell the game for £16,16. Most sites didn't deduct the UK tax and I may speculate why, though when I asked about it they told me that they would deduct the tax manually from my order.

Also when buying from the UK, the postage cost is important. Most sites charged £3,8, one as low as £3, and one as high as £8,33.

Site £ price £ post NOK final cost
http://www.iguk.co.uk/ 18,79 3 227,00 (£18,97)
http://theplaceforgames.com/ 16,75 5,03 231,00
http://www.shiregames.co.uk/ 18 4,56 238,00
http://www.gameslore.co.uk/ 18,99 3,8 238,00
www.tgs.co.uk 18,99 3,8 239,00
www.leisuregames.com 18,99 3,8 239,00
http://www.legendgames.co.uk 18,99 3,8 239,00
www.spiritgames.co.uk 18,79 5 251,00
http://www.gameslore.co.uk/ 16,49 8,33 267,00 (£22,28)
http://www.land-of-games.co.uk/ Did not offer the game
www.maddisongames.co.uk Did not offer the game

https://www.adam-spielt.de/ €19,95 €4,2 170,00 (£14,19)
http://www.playme.de/ €20,89 €4,2 177,00

As you see Iguk was cheapest, but not by much, most of the sites where competetive. Interestingly, those sites that was lowest in price compensated by raising the postage cost.

However, none of the UK sites are even remotely competetive comparing with the german online stores. Most in my gamegroup read german, but I'm willing to pay the extra cost to get english text, when important portions of the game accessory is texted.

I guess it is cheaper for you too to buy games from Germany. The rules are always found on the internet.

Thank you for your recommandations.
Trond Meistad
 
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Andy M
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Everything is more expensive in this country

Thanks for the GG tip!
 
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