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Subject: FFG and Asmodee pricing on Coolstuff rss

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Joe Bowers
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This is one of those games that would have been an automatic buy along with the 7 Wonders Duel expansion that was just released today. But the tiny online discounts have really curbed my game spending this year. I went through my game purchases this year. I have only spent $340 so far on games in 2016 as opposed to $2800 last year. This year's number includes the $75 I spent on Mechs vs Minions which if you look at from a production to price standpoint shows just how overpriced FFG and Asmodee games are.
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Meanwhile FFG sales at my local store have skyrocketed. Showing their business plan is working.
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SeerMagic wrote:
Meanwhile FFG sales at my local store have skyrocketed. Showing their business plan is working.


Amen!
 
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SeerMagic wrote:
Meanwhile FFG sales at my local store have skyrocketed. Showing their business plan is working.

I have spoken to the owners of 3 stores in my area and they have told me sales are flat. All 3 of the stores have ancient XWing product collecting thick dust on their shelves and have deeply discounted LCG packs (other than Netrunner). I only buy Netrunner products at my local store because that is where I play it. Every single other purchase of mine this year has been from online sellers. I know at least one other person that is doing the same thing.
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Due to limited online discounting, I'm more likely to buy FFG stuff at the stores where I game; this may make their products look better to the stores. OTOH, Asmodee prices in general don't have the same price issues in Canada because their US policies would be illegal (they use weasel-words to explain why 'Asmodee North America' policies only apply to the US). Lion Rampant has a distribution monopoly on FFG products in Canada and have long enacted policies that would incur serious penalties if there were a way to prove harm.

As long as they are selling 'must-have' games, they are cutting into the profits of other companies.
 
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mlvanbie wrote:
Due to limited online discounting, I'm more likely to buy FFG stuff at the stores where I game


This has had the exact opposite effect on me and people I game with. We now buy all of our games online to get every discount we can (5% coolstuff + saving 8% tax) to offset the increase in prices.
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Topdecker577 wrote:
mlvanbie wrote:
Due to limited online discounting, I'm more likely to buy FFG stuff at the stores where I game


This has had the exact opposite effect on me and people I game with. We now buy all of our games online to get every discount we can (5% coolstuff + saving 8% tax) to offset the increase in prices.


What increase in price? Discounts are lower online, nothing went up in price.
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Topdecker577 wrote:
mlvanbie wrote:
Due to limited online discounting, I'm more likely to buy FFG stuff at the stores where I game


This has had the exact opposite effect on me and people I game with. We now buy all of our games online to get every discount we can (5% coolstuff + saving 8% tax) to offset the increase in prices.


If I have a budget to spend and felt that 50% should go to the stores that I gamed at and I have these options

Store Sale Credit CSI* BGB

FFG 100% 100% 88% 81% 90%
Asmod 100% 80% 81% 75%
Other 100% 80% 88% 63% 67%


*: I have a 5% discount at CSI. I also usually end up paying the same rate of tax all the time, but sometimes I might be able to save tax when importing games from CSI. I have store credit that is most conveniently available converted into FFG products, but could be used to get many non-Asmodee games.

My in-store games should have this preference when there is a no sale:

FFG, Asmodee, other

When there is a sale:

Asmodee, FFG, other

When buying online I should get Asmodee products from BoardGameBliss and others from CSI. Incidentally, BGB has good shipping deals to the US....

The end result is that all of my FFG purchases will come from local stores.
 
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SeerMagic wrote:
Topdecker577 wrote:
mlvanbie wrote:
Due to limited online discounting, I'm more likely to buy FFG stuff at the stores where I game


This has had the exact opposite effect on me and people I game with. We now buy all of our games online to get every discount we can (5% coolstuff + saving 8% tax) to offset the increase in prices.


What increase in price? Discounts are lower online, nothing went up in price.


What are you talking about? The prices at CSI went up!

Oh, you meant MSRP.

It's fun to be pedantic.
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Topdecker577 wrote:
This year's number includes the $75 I spent on Mechs vs Minions which if you look at from a production to price standpoint shows just how overpriced FFG and Asmodee games are.


I disagree with this assessment. This has also been cited against other game producers. However, Riot have clearly stated that this is a homage to the board game community and they are not looking to make a significant profit. Riot's turnover is larger than the entire Hobby games market, and they are printing 30,000 copies which brings down the unit price when compared to the more modest runs of hobby board game compani, typically 1,000 to 10,000 units. Finally, Riot has gone down a specific path and that is don't involve distributors and don't sell through other companies either online or offline. So that takes two further companies out of the equation, that would otherwise be making a profit. This final fact alone could easily double the price of the game.
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