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Brent Gallmann
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Boards and Bits just lowered the prices on a bunch of games. From their site:

I'm happy to announce that we have made our prices even lower!

40% off Rio Grande titles!

36% off Mayfair, Z-Man, Playroom Entertainment, and more!

35% off GMT Games!

Take a look around and you'll see that we're tough to beat!

With Free ship! Yee-Ha!


http://mustbuygames.com/index.php
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D Erasmus wrote:
Boards and Bits just lowered the prices on a bunch of games. From their site:

I'm happy to announce that we have made our prices even lower!

40% off Rio Grande titles!

36% off Mayfair, Z-Man, Playroom Entertainment, and more!

35% off GMT Games!

Take a look around and you'll see that we're tough to beat!

With Free ship! Yee-Ha!


http://mustbuygames.com/index.php
A slight correct...this is *not* a sale

Tom
 
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He's gone mad, MAD I tell you!!! surprise

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BTW, here's a quick link to all the Rio Grande games:
http://mustbuygames.com/index.php?publishers_id=1597
 
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He's gone mad, MAD I tell you!!! surprise
Mommy???

What's everyone (else) doing up this late...on a school night?!
 
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What's everyone (else) doing up this late...on a school night?!
Why, waiting around for you to lower your prices a little more until they're reasonable
 
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Tom, you may want to update prices on the corresponding ding/dented items as well...

Antike (Rio Grande Games) $35.97

Also available:
Extremely light damage $35.61


36 cents different between new and ding/dented... not much of an incentive to take the ding/dented

Hopefully the new price structure holds as does the free ship (on $125+ orders) until all the RGG titles/reprints I'm waiting for come out!
 
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Tom, you may want to update prices on the corresponding ding/dented items as well...

Antike (Rio Grande Games) $35.97

Also available:
Extremely light damage $35.61


36 cents different between new and ding/dented... not much of an incentive to take the ding/dented

Hopefully the new price structure holds as does the free ship (on $125+ orders) until all the RGG titles/reprints I'm waiting for come out!
Jeff, those are the right prices for damaged games.

We have several different levels of damage, and the one you pointed out has damage that is barely visible. It's basically a truth in advertising thing...we don't want anyone to be disappointed.

As for the prices and free shipping, let me know when you're ready to place your order so I can jack'em up again

Tom
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Hi B&Bs- Just looking at your new International Shipping Order rates on your home page. Is it correct you charge US$37 flat rate for a box of up to 30pds weight to Australia via Priority Mail International (PMI)?

Do you know what it would cost for the same package by Express Mail International and what the official delivery times are?



 
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Hi B&Bs- Just looking at your new International Shipping Order rates on your home page. Is it correct you charge US$37 flat rate for a box of up to 30pds weight to Australia via Priority Mail International (PMI)?

Do you know what it would cost for the same package by Express Mail International and what the official delivery times are?
I don't believe that is true. Maybe you can email me offline (orders@boardsandbits.com) and let me know how you came up with that.

The best way to figure out what we charge is to fill up your cart and checkout. The first page (shipping selection) will give you our options and prices. This is new as of yesterday (before you had to wait until after you placed the order).

The Flat Rate that USPS now offers (AFAIK) only applies to their flat rate boxes, which are too small to send anything close to 20 (or 30) lbs, unless you want some lead weights.

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"1200+ Great Games and 3 Crappy Ones!"?

Have there been a few nights spent at the local Deja Vu nightclub? surprise
 
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J.L.Robert wrote:
"1200+ Great Games and 3 Crappy Ones!"?

Have there been a few nights spent at the local Deja Vu nightclub? surprise
I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about! blush

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What are the 3 "crappy" games?
 
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So, has this taken effect yet? I can't tell by the prices and a test checkout revealed no free shipping. What gives?
 
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What are the 3 "crappy" games?

I'll bet Siena's one of 'em.
 
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robrizob wrote:
So, has this taken effect yet? I can't tell by the prices and a test checkout revealed no free shipping. What gives?
Was your order $125 or more?
 
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Only... Siena is not a crappy game!! cool

Thank you Boards&Bits that's all I needed to put my order through. And Free shipping was there!! I'm happy.
 
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Figures my big order was just shipped, and I doubt I can talk my wifey into another order so soon. Although maybe she wouldn't know, perhaps I'll have the orders start going to my office. Great news Tom, my comparisons always seemed to show you had the lowest total order price already, so this just makes it even more so.
 
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ed95005 wrote:
robrizob wrote:
So, has this taken effect yet? I can't tell by the prices and a test checkout revealed no free shipping. What gives?
Was your order $125 or more?

I figured that was why, but the OP implies that free shipping went along with the reduced prices. It looks like the reduction percentages apply to the MSRPs, not their old prices. Oh well.
 
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Jeff, those are the right prices for damaged games.
We have several different levels of damage, and the one you pointed out has damage that is barely visible. It's basically a truth in advertising thing...we don't want anyone to be disappointed.
I can attest to this.
I recently purchased a damaged game and was hard pressed to find any problems. I actually e-mailed Tom who had to describe the specific corner where the supposed damage existed. I grudgingly conceded that, perhaps, there was a bit of damage (rubbed out corner). I've received games from other online stores with more damage than that box had, with no discount. That isn't to say all of his ding/dent boxes will be unnoticeable, just that he's an honest man.

Bravo on the price reductions Tom!
Now I have to figure out some excuse to post another order of games (the missus does the billing).
 
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robrizob wrote:
I figured that was why, but the OP implies that free shipping went along with the reduced prices. It looks like the reduction percentages apply to the MSRPs, not their old prices. Oh well.
An additional 40% off an already 35% discounted price would be be like 61% off MSRP... Tom would be bleeding money pretty quick if those were his new prices
 
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JeffyJeff wrote:
robrizob wrote:
I figured that was why, but the OP implies that free shipping went along with the reduced prices. It looks like the reduction percentages apply to the MSRPs, not their old prices. Oh well.
An additional 40% off an already 35% discounted price would be be like 61% off MSRP... Tom would be bleeding money pretty quick if those were his new prices

A man can dream, right?
 
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Oh wow, man. I already buy from you guys (almost) exclusivly because you end up being the cheapest. And now you have free shipping and lower prices? I love you guys. In that sort of admiring platonic sort of way.
 
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Yeah you lot are spoiled! We have to pay international shipping or pay double the US retail price here in Oz...yukcry
 
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I like to save money as a consumer, but it just doesn't seem like a very wise move.

I ordered from Thoughthammer just the other day, and was thinking if I had only read this, I would have saved about $5! Well, turns out if I had just waited a few days I could have saved the same $5 and still ordered from Thoughthammer instead of Boards & Bits (in other words, Thoughthammer has reduced prices to 40% off also).

I just don't see how lowering prices would attract new customers when the competition is just gonna follow suit. I guess you could steal away people from someone like Funagain that probably won't lower prices.

If it works out, then I guess I'm wrong, but all I see is a few online game e-tailers now making less money.

 
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DrakeStorm wrote:
... Thoughthammer has reduced prices to 40% off also).
Interesting as ThoughtHammer used to only offer 30% off on popular Mayfair and Days of Wondow titles. I now see Settler's of Catan for 40% off, ... however some Mayfair titles are still only 30% off (such as Catan Histories: Struggle for Rome, $3 more than Boards&Bits).

I'm willing to give B&B a try since they made the 1st gesture, but I'm waiting for several RGG reprints to be released 1st and I've had my fill or pre-ordering at a couple other places and wait 6+ months because release dates slipped.
 
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