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Nick
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Just got the going out of business email; looks like they are done being an online entity and sticking with the two retail locations in Oregon.

EDIT: Looks like their site has crashed in terms of search functionality.
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Vampyur wrote:
Just got the going out of business email; looks like they are done being an online entity and sticking with the two retail locations in Oregon.

EDIT: Looks like their site has crashed in terms of search functionality.


Yea, just got an email and can't go to website.
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Same here. I Think the traffic crashed the website.
 
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Heh, and I'd just reached whatever the 12% tier is.
 
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Me too. And flat $15 shipping fee for orders.
 
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If true, that is really too bad. In the last few years, I found myself using them more and more over the likes of CSI and MM. I don't really do $100+ orders any more, since I am trying to keep my collection lean, but I really liked Funagain for pre-ordering a specific game I was looking forward to. It also helped that as a Californian, shipping down from Oregon was always very quick. Every experience I had with them was a good one.
 
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I was browsing a bit before it went down. Clans of Caledonia is a good price, if anyone is looking for it.
 
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Yep. Been trying to use their website for the past hour -- it isn't working. So much for trying to land some deals.
 
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Site is unbearable right now... Not everything is on clearance. Some of their clearance items are actually cheaper at CSI or MM.

Found Caverna for $45. Not bad
 
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Surprising. And kinda sad, as the first major online retailed in the US.

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What other big ones have closed up?
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curtc wrote:
Surprising. And kinda sad, as the first major online retailed in the US.

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What other big ones have closed up?


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bharath wrote:
curtc wrote:
Surprising. And kinda sad, as the first major online retailed in the US.

ThoughtHammer
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What other big ones have closed up?


bouldergames


I miss boulder, and the candy.
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Watch what you ask for, you might get it.

 
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Not always the least expensive, but often the best place for hard to find stuff. I lament the loss of thier Essen mule service (not that I used it)

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darthhugo wrote:
Watch what you ask for, you might get it.

Who's asking for what now? And what are they getting? I don't get it.
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they are ceasing online operations but keeping their B&M opened...which means they won't be clearing out everything.

also good news... if you have order w/preorders... they are going to ship your order now and for free.... here is cut/paste from the email...

Quote:
Since 1996 Funagain Games has been providing board gaming fun to our customers across the United States and the entire globe. We love what we do and we're happy that we got to be part of such an exciting hobby. Unfortunately, we've had to make a very tough and difficult decision. Funagain Games will be ceasing our online retailer operations in the coming months. Starting immediately, most of our stock is offered at, or close to, or even below, wholesale prices and will not be replenished as it sells out.

We've had an amazing time being a part of the industry for the past 22 years, but all things inevitably change.
Thank you to all our loyal customers.

Please read further for the fine details about this warehouse liquidation sale or if you have an existing backorder with us.

Please note. This does not effect either retail store in Eugene or Ashland, Oregon. Those stores will continue to operate as normal so please help us continue our dedication to board games by visiting one of those locations.

Sale details:
All sales are final and will not be accepted for return, exchange, or refund under any circumstance.

All existing backorders/pre-orders will ship out immediately with their available items at the shipping level you had originally selected. This means if you were waiting for an item to arrive to achieve free shipping and we will not be receiving that item, we will ship the rest of your order to you for free and cancel that backorder/pre-order item.

In the event you submit an order during the sale and we do not have an item(s) we will cancel that item(s) from your order, ship what is in stock and cancel the out of stock item(s).

There is no combining orders. All orders will ship as they were placed.

We are only accepting orders to ship to the United States.

There is a flat $15 shipping fee per order and only UPS Ground is available for the lower 48 states. We cannot ship to PO Boxes. AK/HI orders will ship at actual cost..

If paying via PayPal you have 48 hours from when you place your order to pay. If you do not submit payment by that time your order will be canceled.

The bill to and ship to address must be the same.
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MWChapel wrote:
bharath wrote:
curtc wrote:
Surprising. And kinda sad, as the first major online retailed in the US.

ThoughtHammer
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What other big ones have closed up?


bouldergames


I miss boulder, and the candy.


Don't forget in the early days, Jim would send you stuff with an invoice - you paid AFTER you received the stuff.

No doubt their site is getting hammered right now; two weeks from now people will start complaining about how long their orders are taking.

I wonder if they'll continue to do Kickstarter fulfillment ? That is a lower risk venture, since they don't have to finance inventory.
 
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Even the sale prices are bad! LOL A fitting end to the Funagain legacy.
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This sucks. I live in the town where there warehouse is, and I can pick up all my stuff for free. Oh well. They are REALLY nice people that work there.
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TheGreatHamEl wrote:
Even the sale prices are bad! LOL A fitting end to the Funagain legacy.

50% on a lot of "board games (strategy)" some even up to 73% (I finally got through all 6 pages at 100/page)
 
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The site is a dumpster fire right now... missed out on Spirit Island, Clans of Caledonia, and Caverna because every time I add them to cart and try to checkout, the site crashes and when it's finally live again, my cart is empty. Been trying to keep at it for the past hour 1/2, without any luck.
 
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The site is a dumpster fire right now... every time I add them to cart and try to checkout, the site crashes and when it's finally live again, my cart is empty. Been trying to keep at it for the past hour 1/2, without any luck.

you missed one... not only is cart empty again but I have to login again as well!

and it says they are using cloudflare... isn't that what lots of folks suggested bgg should use when it was under a DDoS attack? doesn't seem to handle just a bunch of geeks trying to buy games
 
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JeffyJeff wrote:
TheGreatHamEl wrote:
Even the sale prices are bad! LOL A fitting end to the Funagain legacy.

50% on a lot of "board games (strategy)" some even up to 73% (I finally got through all 6 pages at 100/page)


But the real world difference between those prices and other OLGS isn't substantial in most cases.
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Am I missing something on how to get good prices? I see Caverna for $90 and Clans of Caledonia for $65. Not particularly special prices.
 
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curtc wrote:
Am I missing something on how to get good prices? I see Caverna for $90 and Clans of Caledonia for $65. Not particularly special prices.


1) You have to go to the actual product page to see the discounted price (if you're only performing a search, the standard price will show)

2) Caverna and Clans of Caledonia are unfortunately no longer available

Edit: Also note, it looks like Cloudfare has an archived version of the website that may allow you to browse, even if the site is down. Those prices would show the standard ones as well.
 
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