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Sylvio Z
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Hey guys, i know this will sound a bit irrelevant, but i need to know.
Do you prefer to go to a gamestore to buy a game, or buy online, wait a little bit, and get the game at your house?

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Joe Salamone
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Buy online most of the time. I don't mind waiting a few days for delivery. Occasionally, I will buy a game in a local game store if the price is close to what I can buy it for online. But that doesn't happen very often.
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ROGER DEAL
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Buying on Amazon or Noble Knight is one thing. Buying on eBay is another. Returns are easy from a reputable business. Returns from eBay not so much.
My 2 cents.
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Curt Carpenter
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I have no idea how the economics of it work in Brazil.
 
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Jeff Saxton
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I've got the absolute best of all worlds. Miniature Market is a two mile drive from my front door.
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Curt Carpenter
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Mack_me_Bucko wrote:
I've got the absolute best of all worlds. Miniature Market is a two mile drive from my front door.

Nope. You pay sales tax as the price for that convenience. I'd gladly wait a week to save 10% on all orders.
 
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April W
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I rarely buy from ebay, but in general I buy from whoever has the best price. So most often, online. Waiting isn't really a big deal, especially with Amazon two day shipping.
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Andreu P.
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I try to focus my purchases in my favorite local gaming store, and when trying to decide among several games I may just prioritize those they have in stock or can be easily ordered. We spend a lot of time in there meeting to play 2 or 3 times a week, often using games from their own collection, so I kind of feel that I'm in debt to them. I don't buy as many new games as most people around BGG, so in my particular case, supporting a place we enjoy is far more important than saving some extra money looking for the best price.
 
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Brad Miller
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curtc wrote:
Mack_me_Bucko wrote:
I've got the absolute best of all worlds. Miniature Market is a two mile drive from my front door.

Nope. You pay sales tax as the price for that convenience. I'd gladly wait a week to save 10% on all orders.


Taxes pay for civilization. Never forget.
 
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Windopaene wrote:
curtc wrote:
Mack_me_Bucko wrote:
I've got the absolute best of all worlds. Miniature Market is a two mile drive from my front door.

Nope. You pay sales tax as the price for that convenience. I'd gladly wait a week to save 10% on all orders.

Taxes pay for civilization. Never forget.

I will support politicians who push for all online orders requiring sales tax. Until then, I will not voluntarily pay more taxes than I need to.
 
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Matt Taylor
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I have experience of the following outcomes;


Online = cheaper but great potential for damage in transit.

Game store = generally higher prices but undamaged.

Also, game store = no wait time.

Yes, there are exceptions to the above but generally speaking.


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I've had pretty good success with ebay.

I used to get a lot of older out-of-print mass market games. In 2017, I've gotten:

Monster Fluxx $5.50
Ticket to Ride $13.99
Fluxx: The Board Game $9.50
Killer Bunnies and the Conquest of the Magic Carrot $21
Ticket to Ride: Europe $12.50 (box has one split corner)
Carcassonne $6.06
Ticket to Ride: Europa 1912 $10 (in shrink)
Ticket to Ride: USA 1910 $8.50 (in shrink)
Ticket to Ride: The Card Game $6.50

All games have been complete and in as good condition as if I'd bought them from Amazon or elsewhere. But I'm not in a terribly big hurry to acquire any particular game. I have plenty of others to play while I wait for a good price.

I also get games from Amazon or other OLGS, but only when there's a good sale. Most other stuff comes from kickstarter.
 
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Sylvio Z
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Here in Brazil is the same thing i think as it is in the most part of the rest of the world, but the price i will pay for the delivery, in great majority of times, makes the lower price raise to the price that i would pay at a local gamestore. But the thing is, at least in Curitiba (the city i live) we don't have so much gamestores.
 
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