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Just saw the new book "The Investigators of Arkham Horror" on the FFG website. The book, three promo cards and a playmat for $60 sounded nice. But the shipping, $60 for shipping? That's just too steep!
Is anyone pre-ordering this book?

Here's the info on the FFG site for anyone who's interested:

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/11/1/the-inv...
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Shipping outside US is overpriced.
Same problem here : 58$ for France.

The promo cards are just pre-release, and are not exclusive, so not so interesting.
The playmat is fine, but eh, the shipping cost are too high.

I'll wait the "normal" version, without goodies, for 40$.
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CastorJo wrote:
Shipping outside US is overpriced.


Actually, shipping INSIDE the US is overpriced as well.
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I'm used to $10 shipping in the US at this point. Which is annoying, but the collectors have to suffer I guess.
 
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It's $13.75 to here, a friend of mine on the west coast said it was $16 to his address. $10 would be a significant improvement, I'd probably consider $8 to be "normal" shipping.

Basically, I'm more than willing to pay $20 extra for the playmat & stuff. Asking me to pay $40 extra compared to buying the regular book online later feels painful though.
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Agreed!
I have no problems paying extra for the extra stuff. But to pay an additional 100% for shipping is not ok.
Which is too bad, because I'd really like to place that order.
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Shipping options to the US below. YIKES!

U.S.P.S. Priority
1 - 3 Business Days
$20.00

UPS Ground
1 - 5 Business Days
$13.75

UPS 3-Day Select
3 Business Days
$19.80

EDIT: formatting was weird, so I fixed it. Should be easier to read now. Sorry about that.
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Way too expensive to pre-order with the shipping cost.

Having Marie early is neat, but we are getting 5 more investigators in Dunwich at the end of December anyway. It isn't like we'll be starving for investigators.

Art prints are just not my thing.

The playmat would be nice to get since it is exclusive to this pre-order. I'd love to have it.

The book itself is beautiful. I will get it eventually.

All that said, part of me wants to waste the money anyway. We'll see if my willpower holds out.
 
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Answer back from FFG on whether the Marie will be alt-art:

"The promo cards will be exactly the same as the full release version, save for the fact that they are POD quality."
 
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The only thing that has me excited about Marie is that if they only release investigators in the deluxe expansions, it could be at least 8 expansions away before we see her.
 
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rican919 wrote:
Shipping options to the US below. YIKES!

U.S.P.S. Priority
1 - 3 Business Days
$20.00

UPS Ground
1 - 5 Business Days
$13.75

UPS 3-Day Select
3 Business Days
$19.80

EDIT: formatting was weird, so I fixed it. Should be easier to read now. Sorry about that.


Odd - mine was less in the US by a bit. I'm paying 10 for UPS Ground... USPS was $13...

But - I'm in MN - so distance is the thing I assume.
 
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I want to get this but FFG's overpriced shipping is killing my motivation. Plus the fact that the AH LCG cards included aren't alt-art versions and they're POD (which means they won't match the regular print run), I may have to pass and just wait for the standard edition to come out. Darn, I wanted that playmat.
 
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ralsar wrote:

Having Marie early is neat, but we are getting 5 more investigators in Dunwich at the end of December anyway. It isn't like we'll be starving for investigators.


Doma0997 wrote:
The only thing that has me excited about Marie is that if they only release investigators in the deluxe expansions, it could be at least 8 expansions away before we see her.


Yeah, and I'm not too in love with Jim Culver - yes, he has 4/3/3/2 stats, which are nice and balanced, but his ability is more bland. (not saying it's bad, just not as fun for me as compared to Agnes)

I'd want to see if Marie has something more interesting. All I can make out in the image is that her Will is 4 (though who knows if that's final).
 
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rican919 wrote:
Shipping options to the US below. YIKES!

U.S.P.S. Priority
1 - 3 Business Days
$20.00

UPS Ground
1 - 5 Business Days
$13.75

UPS 3-Day Select
3 Business Days
$19.80

EDIT: formatting was weird, so I fixed it. Should be easier to read now. Sorry about that.

Shipping issues even within US, not to mention other continents... YIKES!
 
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I bit the bullet, anything for the all mighty azathoth. But damn that ground shipping is 15 dollars to California.
 
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iLLumines wrote:
I bit the bullet, anything for the all mighty azathoth. But damn that ground shipping is 15 dollars to California.

Too rich for my blood.
 
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The price isn't bad TBH, world of android books go for 30 usually playmat goes for 20-25 a piece.
 
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iLLumines wrote:
The price isn't bad TBH, world of android books go for 30 usually playmat goes for 20-25 a piece.

You've got a point. If you only consider us shipping.
Do we have any information on the play mat? How big is it? What's it made of? If it's neoprene it might be worth the extra cash.
But from the image it looked pretty small and cardboard.
 
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Knowing ffg their standard playmat is usually 14x24, which I assume it will be, the image is not to scale on the display. Material is def neoprene, I have a couple of playmat from them and they are high quality. I would be really iffy on that shipping price though.
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I'd be very surprised if it wasn't the standard FFG neoprene, like the Android book one was. The shape is a little different though.

Lets see...



Oh that one makes the android one look just as squarish, it's the standard shape in real life.
 
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SoylentRed wrote:
rican919 wrote:
Shipping options to the US below. YIKES!

U.S.P.S. Priority
1 - 3 Business Days
$20.00

UPS Ground
1 - 5 Business Days
$13.75

UPS 3-Day Select
3 Business Days
$19.80

EDIT: formatting was weird, so I fixed it. Should be easier to read now. Sorry about that.


Odd - mine was less in the US by a bit. I'm paying 10 for UPS Ground... USPS was $13...

But - I'm in MN - so distance is the thing I assume.


Yeah. I live in Atlanta, GA. You'd think living in a hub city would be cheaper to ship a book... I can't imagine the preorder items weigh that much. Unless the enticement is to get you to buy other things and combine shipping?
 
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The book is 264 colored pages so that in itself so it's at least a decent weight. The playmat ends up making the box larger - so I can see why it doesn't ship cheaply.
 
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FFG's shipping has always been overpriced. Search any threads about their annual Holiday Sale and you'll see what I mean. Sadly, combining multiple items to make the shipping more reasonable doesn't always work with their online store - it sometimes goes up significantly when you add a second item.
 
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Hi,

Does anyone see any reviews of the book?
Is it worth its 34$ + 17$ shipping price?
 
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yury1975 wrote:
Hi,

Does anyone see any reviews of the book?
Is it worth its 34$ + 17$ shipping price?


I got the book for Christmas, and I like it quite a bit, but it is not essential. The book has short stories for a lot of Arkham Files investigators - the ones I have read have been fine, and they are fun to read, when you know the investigators from the game.

I got the deluxe version with the playmat, which I like, and the art prints, which are really nice. I also got the promo investigator, but that was only for pre-orders, I think.

The book looks gorgeous - the artwork is great.

My
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