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Dave Peters
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While I admit some bias in this matter (my "Boards & Bits fan" microbadge might be construed by some as a dead giveaway) I'd like to specifically commend Tom & crew on the occasion of receipt of my most recent order.

Everything arrived completely undamaged.

Now, one might say, "That's just what I expect." And, indeed, I do.

But in this instance I'd ordered several obscure & eccentric things from a couple other vendors over the past month and was reminded how much care and attention can be lavished (or not) on the shipping process.

One competing big-name vendor sent a couple games packed against the cardboard walls of the shipping cardboard with a skiff of packing peanuts between the boxes. In addition to not being quite packed tightly enough that the boxes didn't shift in transit, they were also subject to crushing and perforation as the outer box was handled roughly. Sure enough, the game boxes were a bit worse for wear when I received the parcel. Another competitor protects the games with chunks of crumpled newspaper. That might survive a few hours of transport, but doesn't do so well when sent across the country.

In contrast, each game in my Boards & Bits order was protected from both its neighbours and the walls of the box by some packing peanuts. The box is sufficiently tightly packed that it doesn't settle during shipping. Everything arrives in perfect shape.

So: feel free to shop on price, if that's what floats your boat. I did that at one point, years ago. But after (variously) receiving packages that were missing games I'd paid for, or receiving poorly-wrapped games that had been damaged (I presume) in transit, I'm now buying where I receive what I pay for.
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indigopotter wrote:


Thanks!
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You might be able to contact those other non B&B vendors and get at least a small refund since you really ended up with a light box damage copy.

BTW, I second your kudos for Boards & Bits. They've treated me and our game group extremely well. Adding games, subtracting games (on orders not yet shipped of course), shipping securely, etc.
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Thanks for the reminder of just how good this store is. I placed my order for Runewars today with them.
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I've started buying a monthly $25 certificate from them as my game-buying-budget savings plan.
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ejcarter wrote:
I've started buying a monthly $25 certificate from them as my game-buying-budget savings plan.


Use one of those cash back credit cards and get another couple percent return on your investment
 
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Boards and Bits microbadge...what a loser ninja
 
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badfish20 wrote:
Boards and Bits microbadge...what a loser ninja


I like your Antiquity badge, too
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ejcarter wrote:
I've started buying a monthly $25 certificate from them as my game-buying-budget savings plan.


What an awesome idea! Exactly what I'll start doing next month. This just may save my marriage
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