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Alexandre Correia
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In anticipation of the coming Black Friday (25/11/2016), does anybody know any European boardgame stores that offer good deals near that date?
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ZombieBoard wrote:
In anticipation of the coming Black Friday (25/11/2016), does anybody know any European boardgame stores that offer good deals near that date?


Why would they ?
"Black friday" is set because of Thanksgiving and this latter is an American thing.
I personally do not expect to find better price in American shops in January-February during the French winter sales.
Plus, sales in some European countries could be submitted to laws regarding dates.
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Xahendir wrote:
ZombieBoard wrote:
In anticipation of the coming Black Friday (25/11/2016), does anybody know any European boardgame stores that offer good deals near that date?


Why would they ?
"Black friday" is set because of Thanksgiving and this latter is an American thing.
I personally do not expect to find better price in American shops in January-February during the French winter sales.
Plus, sales in some European countries could be submitted to laws regarding dates.


You say that, but Black Friday is definitely becoming a "thing" over here too.

Amazon did a (very poor) Black Friday sale last year, but the year before was good.

Games Lore did a pre-Black Friday sale last year, picked up a LOT from it.

Board Game Guru did a Black Friday sale last year (I believe).
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velvetvoulge wrote:


You say that, but Black Friday is definitely becoming a "thing" over here too.

Amazon did a (very poor) Black Friday sale last year, but the year before was good.

Games Lore did a pre-Black Friday sale last year, picked up a LOT from it.

Board Game Guru did a Black Friday sale last year (I believe).


Did they announce the sales via the newsletters? I'm after a couple of things in the GamesLore stock but I can wait and see...
 
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Xahendir wrote:
Why would they ?
"Black friday" is set because of Thanksgiving and this latter is an American thing.
I personally do not expect to find better price in American shops in January-February during the French winter sales.
Plus, sales in some European countries could be submitted to laws regarding dates.

Black Friday has become a big thing in many European countries the past couple of years - if it isn't yet in France, I'm sure it will be sooner rather than later
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Amazon.de usually does cyber Monday (weeks) throughout December
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Black Friday sales have definitely become a thing here in Norway, but mostly for online stores (which is of course idiotic, as that is what Cyber Monday is supposed to be for, *sigh*), and usually the entire weekend.
 
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lahn wrote:
Xahendir wrote:
Why would they ?
"Black friday" is set because of Thanksgiving and this latter is an American thing.
I personally do not expect to find better price in American shops in January-February during the French winter sales.
Plus, sales in some European countries could be submitted to laws regarding dates.

Black Friday has become a big thing in many European countries the past couple of years - if it isn't yet in France, I'm sure it will be sooner rather than later


Sales dates are fixed by law/decree and I don't think our parliament/other politician will create something just to get an other period where price are lower.

Few years ago a minister suggested to create 2 other sales periods because he seemed to think it would make people consume more.
Basically everyone laught at him and explained him that in order to consume you need money and creating new sales periods wouldn't create money magically.
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I live in Germany and primarily buy games from Amazon.de. Last year, I don't remember them having many board game offers on Black Friday. But they did have several great board game lightning deals listed daily, starting around mid-November and lasting until early January.

For example, I purchased the Voyages of Marco Polo last year for 23.39€, on November 18. If memory serves, it was a lightning deal at around that price several times last holiday season.

The deals usually last 3 hours, or until sold out, which can happen very quickly. Usually the better lightning deals are listed here, but not always. A good site to watch for deals in Germany is Brettspiel-Angebote.de.

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Xahendir wrote:

Sales dates are fixed by law/decree and I don't think our parliament/other politician will create something just to get an other period where price are lower.

Few years ago a minister suggested to create 2 other sales periods because he seemed to think it would make people consume more.
Basically everyone laught at him and explained him that in order to consume you need money and creating new sales periods wouldn't create money magically.

Okay, I hadn't heard of that before, must be specific to France - how does that even work, how can the government govern when a company puts items on sale?
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Last year, and the year before, lots of websites have had games offers. I think they either appeared from people spotting them, or might have got posted up to 24hrs in advance.

The lightning deals normally get posted, but I think you're still a bit early
 
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lahn wrote:
Okay, I hadn't heard of that before, must be specific to France - how does that even work, how can the government govern when a company puts items on sale?


I don't know the details but I think basically it's "It is forbidden to sell at a loss except during 2 6-weeks periods".

And, by the way, in France there is also a law forbidding to sell new books under a certain price (95 % of the MSRP I think).
 
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Xahendir wrote:
lahn wrote:
Okay, I hadn't heard of that before, must be specific to France - how does that even work, how can the government govern when a company puts items on sale?


I don't know the details but I think basically it's "It is forbidden to sell at a loss except during 2 6-weeks periods".

And, by the way, in France there is also a law forbidding to sell new books under a certain price (95 % of the MSRP I think).


How do they define, a 'loss'?

I know there are certain laws in Britain, about stating a sale price, and that it must be on the full price for a certain period of time beforehand. I wonder if this is something similar?
 
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Xahendir wrote:

And, by the way, in France there is also a law forbidding to sell new books under a certain price (95 % of the MSRP I think).


That sounds like our old "Net Book Agreement" which was nothing to do with the internet by the way and was abolished about twenty years ago.

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This shop usually have a black friday promotion but they also spyke the prices one or two days before. But still some good deals can be made, i know i made some in the past.

http://diver.pt/index.php?
 
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Xahendir wrote:

Basically everyone laught at him and explained him that in order to consume you need money and creating new sales periods wouldn't create money magically.

Someone needs a beginner course in economics.
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Xahendir wrote:
lahn wrote:
Okay, I hadn't heard of that before, must be specific to France - how does that even work, how can the government govern when a company puts items on sale?


I don't know the details but I think basically it's "It is forbidden to sell at a loss except during 2 6-weeks periods".

And, by the way, in France there is also a law forbidding to sell new books under a certain price (95 % of the MSRP I think).


How do they define, a 'loss'?

I know there are certain laws in Britain, about stating a sale price, and that it must be on the full price for a certain period of time beforehand. I wonder if this is something similar?


It's basically a discounted item has to be based on a price that was available for sale via at least one branch for a period of contingous 28 days. It can then be on sale forever based on the orig higher price.
 
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It's basically a discounted item has to be based on a price that was available for sale via at least one branch for a period of contingous 28 days. It can then be on sale forever based on the orig higher price.


IANAL but in the UK there have been cases such as OFT v Officers Club (2005) where the practice of a higher price advertised in a small number of branches being used as the basis for a perpetual sale in other branches has been found to be illegal.
 
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Last year in the UK, high street Black Friday sales saw a lot of violence. I have a feeling they might not be that popular this year.
 
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Last year in the UK, high street Black Friday sales saw a lot of violence. I have a feeling they might not be that popular this year.


I also recall the bargains were not such good bargains after all. There was alot of hype.
 
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angelgabriel wrote:

IANAL but in the UK there have been cases such as OFT v Officers Club (2005) where the practice of a higher price advertised in a small number of branches being used as the basis for a perpetual sale in other branches has been found to be illegal.


A bit off-topic but amusing: when I went to buy my current sofa from (IIRC) DFS, I went in - having previously decided which one I wanted - and asked to buy it. I was told by the staff that I couldn't, because it was "on price control". Meaning that it wasn't actually on sale at the "BONUS SUPER DISCOUNTED SALE!!!1!" price on the ticket after all, they were selling it at full price for a week or whatever for legal reasons. They were officially selling it at the higher price, but they hadn't even changed the price on the ticket, they were so uncommitted to it.

So they got me to call up the Colchester branch of DFS from the phone inside the Peterborough shop and order it from there, taking payment from me at the till in the Peterborough shop and delivering it to my house in Peterborough.
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Thanks for your contributions, even if sometimes a little off topic.

So from this thread, we know that the following stores usually have Black Friday offers:

Amazon.de in Germany

Games Lore in UK

Board Game Guru in UK

Diver in Portugal

I'll also add Juegame in Spain

Do you know more?
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Last year, Amazon’s Black Friday sale ran for five days, but this year it is being extended to 12, starting on Monday.
There will be price cuts on popular toys, fuelling fierce competition with Argos, now owned by Sainsbury’s and Tesco.
It is also promising ‘lightning deals’ on gifts, HD TVs, phones and audio products, beauty products, home accessories and fashion.

 
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Almost every 'big' retail chain in the UK run black friday sales.

IT & Retail analyst here so unfortunately, black friday for me is hard to get away from. By the time it rolls around I have already had enough of it, i'll keep my eye on the Amazon deals.

Places like http://www.debenhams.com/ and http://www.johnlewis.com/ usually stock a very limited collection of games and they have come up in the deals forum now and then.

www.waterstones.com, although looks like they have a bigger selection of games in store rather than online so you'll have to venture out!





 
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ZombieBoard wrote:
Thanks for your contributions, even if sometimes a little off topic.

So from this thread, we know that the following stores usually have Black Friday offers:

Amazon.de in Germany

Games Lore in UK

Board Game Guru in UK

Diver in Portugal

I'll also add Juegame in Spain

Do you know more?


You can strike boardgameguru from that list - i am not doing it again. Last year was really unpleasant.
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