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Do you guys have a favorite local gaming store? Do you ever have trouble deciding between ordering a game online, like from Amazon, when it's cheaper, or buying from a game store?

Do you always buy from your local business?

I love my local game store - even though it's about an hour a way - but sometimes I need to save the money so I order it online.

Some more thoughts on this on http://www.islaythedragon.com/2011/03/entering-narnia.html

Your thoughts?
 
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Huge flamewars erupt over this from time to time. The big split is between people who get added value from their Friendly Local Game Store (FLGS) and want to support it by making purchases there, and people who simply want to get their games as cheaply as possible (and Amazon is rarely the cheapest OnLine Games Store (OLGS) ; there are lots of Geeklists and discussion threads about choosing an online vendor.)
 
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For example, your blog post mentions buying Kill Doctor Lucky for $29.99 at your FLGS when it was available for $28.84 on Amazon -- but my favorite OLGS, Boards & Bits, has it in stock for $20.06

While it's not as useful as it once was, the price comparison tool at boardgameprices.com can be handy, as well. The lowest price I found there was $19.49
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Morganza wrote:
For example, your blog post mentions buying Kill Doctor Lucky for $29.99 at your FLGS when it was available for $28.84 on Amazon -- but my favorite OLGS, Boards & Bits, has it in stock for $20.06

While it's not as useful as it once was, the price comparison tool at boardgameprices.com can be handy, as well. The lowest price I found there was $19.49


OT: You just saved me $80.00 with that link!! Thanks!

The above poster hit the nail on the head. Does your FLGS add any value to your purchase, if so what is that value worth, does it justify the slightly higher price. IMNSHO yes it does.

Simple Math for me OLGS+SHIPPING equal or less than FLGS-VAS(Valued Added Services)

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Moved to Podcasts and Blogs
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Octavian wrote:
Moved to Podcasts and Blogs


Why? The content of this thread is mostly about retailers, even if it has a link to the OP's blog post on the same subject.
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Morganza wrote:
Octavian wrote:
Moved to Podcasts and Blogs


Why? The content of this thread is mostly about retailers, even if it has a link to the OP's blog post on the same subject.


I suspect because he felt the OP started the thread primarily to promote his blog.
 
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