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Dale Quimpo
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I'm afraid that by the time I have enough money to get this game, it will be all sold out. Could somebody please help me by linking the different places that I can get this game? Preferably in the US.

boards and bits
coolstuffinc
cardhaus
fantasyflightgames

anywhere else?
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You can only order from FantasyFlightGames in the US and Nexus Games in Europe.
 
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Aren't there any online stores that carry it? My main concern is that they might have stock of the game when FFG doesn't have stock anymore (at some point in the near future)
 
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Coolstuffinc still has it listed as available for pre-order, as does Cardhaus. There are other sites that show it available.

My advice is to pre-order it from FFG directly, that way you can be guaranteed to get a copy.

In all reality, I don't believe the online retailers are going to be getting huge quantities. I would hate to pre-order from a retailer only to be told that orders exceeded their allotment of copies.

I've bought from a few of the online sites that advertise at bbg, and had quality experiences, so I'm sure they would stop taking orders when they reached their known limits, but there is no way I'd take that risk with the CE.

FFG still shows it as In Stock, however, they sold through their initial 400 copies on October 30th in only a week, which I'm sure motivated many folks who had been sitting on the fence to click the Buy button.

I have no idea how many more FFG has, nor how many they are sending out to retailers and distributors. But honestly, this is definitely going to sell out.
 
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I have an extra copy that my friend decided not to buy. I can hold it until Dec.15. let me know
 
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Tsugo wrote:
Coolstuffinc still has it listed as available for pre-order, as does Cardhaus. There are other sites that show it available.

My advice is to pre-order it from FFG directly, that way you can be guaranteed to get a copy.

In all reality, I don't believe the online retailers are going to be getting huge quantities. I would hate to pre-order from a retailer only to be told that orders exceeded their allotment of copies.

I've bought from a few of the online sites that advertise at bbg, and had quality experiences, so I'm sure they would stop taking orders when they reached their known limits, but there is no way I'd take that risk with the CE.

FFG still shows it as In Stock, however, they sold through their initial 400 copies on October 30th in only a week, which I'm sure motivated many folks who had been sitting on the fence to click the Buy button.

I have no idea how many more FFG has, nor how many they are sending out to retailers and distributors. But honestly, this is definitely going to sell out.


I don't know whether it's an accurate predictor, but if you add, say, a thousand copies to your cart on FFG's site, it says that they're only able to ship ~250 of them, leading me to believe that they've sold through ~150 of the 400 in the second batch. Only 250 copies to go if that's true... then they're gone forever.

Edit: I'd encourage people to not become obsessed with using this method to check the remaining number in stock. As I just discovered, unless you clear the items from your cart, it changes the main item page to show the game as being "out of stock"... so if you DO check availability using this technique, be sure to delete your cart afterward so that you don't prevent people from buying for a few hours.
 
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Genghis Sean wrote:
I have an extra copy that my friend decided not to buy. I can hold it until Dec.15. let me know


Geekmail sent.
 
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Wampa8jedi wrote:
I don't know whether it's an accurate predictor, but if you add, say, a thousand copies to your cart on FFG's site, it says that they're only able to ship ~250 of them, leading me to believe that they've sold through ~150 of the 400 in the second batch. Only 250 copies to go if that's true... then they're gone forever.

Edit: I'd encourage people to not become obsessed with using this method to check the remaining number in stock. As I just discovered, unless you clear the items from your cart, it changes the main item page to show the game as being "out of stock"... so if you DO check availability using this technique, be sure to delete your cart afterward so that you don't prevent people from buying for a few hours.

I tried this "experiment" just now, and if it is remotely accurate, it shows that there are slightly under 200 copies remaining.

BTW, I did clear my cart after checking.
 
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It's back up at Boards & Bits with a ship date of Jan 31st, 2010. I think that since they stopped sales for the first batch after they "sold out" that they will only accept orders for the quantities they have purchased.

At least I sure hope so, since I just bought one from them!
 
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You can preorder this from Games Surplus for $345 with free shipping. This would be for the 2010 release batch. I have ordered many times from Games Surplus and consider them very reliable and great to buy from. My copy of the game is preordered from this retailer, just so you know. Here's the URL if you are interested;

https://www.gamesurplus.com/site/product.cfm?id=A89F5540-0EA...

I hope you can get a copy and wish you the best of luck!
 
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I have confirmed with B&B that their pre-orders are for confirmed stock.

So I have gone with them, as I have a long standing relationship and their service is good.
 
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Pone4games wrote:
You can preorder this from Games Surplus for $345 with free shipping. This would be for the 2010 release batch. I have ordered many times from Games Surplus and consider them very reliable and great to buy from. My copy of the game is preordered from this retailer, just so you know. Here's the URL if you are interested;

https://www.gamesurplus.com/site/product.cfm?id=A89F5540-0EA...

I hope you can get a copy and wish you the best of luck!


I have just exchanged emails with Thor Samuelson of Games Surplus and his preorders are for confirmed stock which he has already paid for so if anyone had doubts about this you can be rest assured that you will get your game. I've ordered my copy from him as proof of buyer confidence!
 
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