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Dan Conley
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Hi, All! A pretty trivial question, but one I AM wondering about. I picked up a copy of MK today at my local comic/game shop. I'd had the impression that the MSRP was just under $80. The copy in the store was stickered $59.95. I asked the shop owner about it, he scanned it, and got the $59.95 result. Since I also get a discount at the store, I sprung for it!

After looking at some on-line sites, I'm still seeing a $79.95 MSRP. Can anyone clear this up for me? I'm on very good terms with the guy at the store (who operates on a shoestring profit as it is) and I feel like I might be ripping him off here...

Thanks for any clarity you can provide! The more reviews I read, the more excited I am to give this one a spin! (even if I DO need to pony up more $ for it)
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$90 Aus here in Australia at the cheapest store around. Our dollars are at parity at the moment.
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it's $80 MSRP. That doesn't mean you're ripping him off if you get it for less. I paid $53 for my copy.
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I ordered one just six days ago from CSI, and it was priced at $55.99.
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many stores sell cheaper than MSRP. its not a mistake.

I paid 59.95 CAD for mine.
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Thanks, everyone! I don't generally buy anything other than comics at this shop. My impression is that they go MSRP on their items, then apply any discount that applies in your particular case. That may be incorrect, so that's something I'll check out.

I did see the prices at CSI and other on-line retailers. Those are pretty much in line with what I've come to expect when dealing with those folks.

Sounds like, while I did score something of a bargain, I'm not taking advantage of the local shopkeep! That was my primary concern in posting this. I know they wouldn't close the place over a $20 error but, if it WAS an error, I just wanted to correct it.

Thanks again!
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yosemite wrote:
Thanks, everyone! I don't generally buy anything other than comics at this shop. My impression is that they go MSRP on their items, then apply any discount that applies in your particular case. That may be incorrect, so that's something I'll check out.

I did see the prices at CSI and other on-line retailers. Those are pretty much in line with what I've come to expect when dealing with those folks.

Sounds like, while I did score something of a bargain, I'm not taking advantage of the local shopkeep! ;) That was my primary concern in posting this. I know they wouldn't close the place over a $20 error but, if it WAS an error, I just wanted to correct it.

Thanks again!


MRSP is usually the top end of the price range which I would never pay. It is 'recommended' so it is an artificial price anyway and really a long standing marketing scam to give the impression of value that is not there (by people discounting it and claiming you receive a benefit from that) or by justifying a higher price by saying it is 'recommended' which is a meaningless term.

As this game is new and between print runs many stores and sites are selling at that price as people are willing to pay it. It is highly unlikely your store made a mistake. He is just not taking advantage of the current demand but setting the price he feels his customers will pay for it.
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yosemite wrote:
Thanks, everyone! I don't generally buy anything other than comics at this shop. My impression is that they go MSRP on their items, then apply any discount that applies in your particular case. That may be incorrect, so that's something I'll check out.

I did see the prices at CSI and other on-line retailers. Those are pretty much in line with what I've come to expect when dealing with those folks.

Sounds like, while I did score something of a bargain, I'm not taking advantage of the local shopkeep! That was my primary concern in posting this. I know they wouldn't close the place over a $20 error but, if it WAS an error, I just wanted to correct it.

Thanks again!


All of the game stores around my area (capital region, NY) price at MSRP. One of the stores has a standing 5$ off 50 and 20$ off 100 coupons, but you have to know about them. Occasionally they email a 25% coupon, but again, you have to be on their mailing list.
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I paid $58 CAD for mine. Any more than the $60 you paid and I would suggest you're getting ripped off.
 
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I paid $58 CAD for mine. Any more than the $60 you paid and I would suggest you're getting ripped off.

So you're telling us that we got ripped off at Spiel '11 in Essen?

I knew it!!! yuk
 
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70 euro here(about 90 USD).....but well we are rich...arent we?
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Try living in the UK where the typical selling price (£55) equates to around US$87. yuk

Not that anywhere actually has stock. Roll on the reprint!
 
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sarah_elton wrote:
Try living in the UK where the typical selling price (£55) equates to around US$87. yuk

Not that anywhere actually has stock. Roll on the reprint!


I still have a copy going spare if anyone wants to contact me

Unopened, still in box. Fresh from Essen, but with the 'fix pack' of extra crystals and the 3 enemy stick-ons.
 
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sarah_elton wrote:
Try living in the UK where the typical selling price (£55) equates to around US$87. yuk

Not that anywhere actually has stock. Roll on the reprint!


Sounds like it was underpriced.
 
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70 euro here(about 90 USD).....but well we are rich...arent we?

I got it for under 65 Euro (Pick-up at an online store)
 
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