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Greg S
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BGG: Kansas Pacific

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kansas-Pacific-Auction-Bidding-Board/...

I bought it at a few days ago at $11.78, and it has continued to drop steadily since then. I feel a bit ripped off!

Edit: Low prices seem to have ended, it's now $40+.
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Re: [Amazon] Kansas Pacific $8.91
Qualm wrote:
I feel a bit ripped off!


So does anyone who's ever bought a Queen game - ever.

Here is a link to the original Kickstarter campaign.
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Even for a Queen games title, that seems like a pretty good price! unfortunately the 3 player minimum has kept me from jumping on this one.
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Re: [Amazon] Kansas Pacific $8.91
abonosky wrote:
Qualm wrote:
I feel a bit ripped off!


So does anyone who's ever bought a Queen game - ever.


I've got enough play out of mine that I feel satisfied as a customer. London Markets, in particular, has been fun, and my kids and relations had an intense time with Escape. Treasure Hunter is also good. I need to get Parfum back to the table as well.

There might be some bad Queen Games out there, but most of them are, if not great, then above average and good for light gaming. And they are almost all worth at least $10, which is what I have been getting them for.

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Re: [Amazon] Kansas Pacific $8.91
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Qualm wrote:
BGG: Kansas Pacific

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018L69KKU/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I...

I bought it at a few days ago at $11.78, and it has continued to drop steadily since then. I feel a bit ripped off!


Aaarrgghhh... Just paid $9.54


It will hit add-on status soon
 
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Re: [Amazon] Kansas Pacific $8.91
abonosky wrote:
Qualm wrote:
I feel a bit ripped off!


So does anyone who's ever bought a Queen game - ever.

Here is a link to the original Kickstarter campaign.

Holy crap, less than two years after fulfillment and the game has dropped from $65 to less than $10? Their sales strategy continues to baffle me.
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Re: [Amazon] Kansas Pacific $8.91
I've already got Chicago Express, Paris Connection, and San Francisco Cable Car. Does Kansas Pacific do anything really different or should I just pass on this?
 
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I feel obligated to purchase just about any Queen game at this price just to offset the backed kickstarter(s), bringing down my overall per-game price. Maybe that is their strategy.
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Re: [Amazon] Kansas Pacific $8.91
It's up to $9.77.

Pete (already got one)
 
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Re: [Amazon] Kansas Pacific $8.91 (now $10.82)
It is not the pricing strategy that's the problem.... It's their seeming inability to estimate demand properly. I'm guessing they are dumping it on the market since sales have plummeted at the original price. Keeping unsold copies in the warehouse is not going to improve short run cash flow ....
 
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I love it when game companies try to "beat the market." It usually means their games will be on clearance in a few years.

Pete (waits to see if Asmodee will be the next price manipulator dumping product in the future)
 
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It's brand suicide. Queen makes some pretty decent games, but who in their right mind would pay retail at this point?
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cunning stunt wrote:
It's brand suicide. Queen makes some pretty decent games, but who in their right mind would pay retail at this point?


Forget retail, given their primary production/marketing strategy, who in their right mind would back a Queen Kickstarter again?
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Re: [Amazon] Kansas Pacific $8.91 (now $10.82)
It kills me that the latest Feld game is going to be a Queen game. Do I buy it when it comes out? Or wait for it to hit $10?
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It kills me that the latest Feld game is going to be a Queen game. Do I buy it when it comes out? Or wait for it to hit $10?


And it won't be available at retail for discounts. No connection to this though!
 
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Re: [Amazon] Kansas Pacific $8.91 (now $10.82)
Thanks, OP. KP has bounced around for quite a while--all the way up to at or around list, and then all the way down to the new low today. I finally bit, albeit at $11 instead of $9.

ETA: According to camelcamelcamel, this title was at its highest-ever price ($54) in August and its lowest ever ($8.91) in October. The price graph is like a cardiogram of a dying patient, which is probably an apt metaphor for Queen.
 
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They just got people to pay full fake msrp up front and pay for their own shipping via kickstarter. They will be fine if people keep paying ridiculous prices on kickstarter.
 
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Queen Games is in their 25th year. I imagine they know what they're doing.
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I've purchased a few of these Queen economic games with these crazy discounts, but have yet to play them.

For those who have played them, will we be experiencing a glimpse of real-world economics, or Queen game distribution economics?
 
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Chicago Express is a fantastic game.
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Queen games has a bad reputation as their games eventually cheapen out in price. I never back their KS or buy their games unless on a big sale.
 
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Re: [Amazon] Kansas Pacific $8.91 (now $10.82)
abonosky wrote:
It kills me that the latest Feld game is going to be a Queen game. Do I buy it when it comes out? Or wait for it to hit $10?
Amerigo never really gets much below $30.
 
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I got this game and we broke it out last night. I really, really enjoyed it. I can totally see where it might not be to everyone's taste, but for me (and my oldest daughter) it really hit a nice, sweet spot.
 
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Pahn wrote:
abonosky wrote:
It kills me that the latest Feld game is going to be a Queen game. Do I buy it when it comes out? Or wait for it to hit $10?
Amerigo never really gets much below $30.


I got it for $25 when it was on sale at Amazon.
 
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Qualm wrote:
BGG: Kansas Pacific

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018L69KKU/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I...

I bought it at a few days ago at $11.78, and it has continued to drop steadily since then. I feel a bit ripped off!



Hey Greg, Looks like you linked to this game from your wishlist, when I went to checkout it told me it was a gift and listed your real name and told me that someone has already bought it for you.

Just FYI.
 
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