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I stopped by the OOPS store at the Prime Outlet mall in Grove City, Pennsylvania yesterday. (I'd never heard of the store...looks like they have several locations in the US.)

I was surprised to see some games there — all were $9.99 individually or 2 for $15. Mind you, they're not super hot titles, but most were by Z-Man and were designed by some names I trust. I don't think any of these normally sell for this price.


Chang Cheng (Z-Man - Walter Obert)
First Train to Nuremberg (Z-Man - Martin Wallace)
The Gnomes of Zavandor (Z-Man - Torsten Landsvogt)
The Golden City (Z-Man - Michael Schacht)
The Mines of Zavandor (Z-Man - Alexander Pfister)
Power Struggle (Z-Man - Bauldric & Friends)
Principato (Z-Man - Touko Tahkokallio)
The Secret of Monte Cristo (Z-man - Charles Chevallier & Arnaud Urbon)
The Speicherstadt (Z-Man - Stefan Feld)
De Vulgari Eloquentia (Z-Man - Mario Papini)

There were a few other games there, including a KOSMOS title that I cannot remember for the life of me. (Also, a Coronation Street trivia game, if that's your bag.) There were plenty of each title available.
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Re: OOPS outlet store sale - variety of Z-Man games - 2 for $15
I will pay you shipping, $15 and a small premium for your trouble if you buy me First Train to Nuremburg and the Speicherstadt. Many thanks!
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Best find in a long time in these forums. Too bad I'm not in the Northeast.
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i'm out the door right now heading to the nearest OOPS =)
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jasonpanella wrote:
I stopped by the OOPS store at the Prime Outlet mall in Grove City, Pennsylvania yesterday. (I'd never heard of the store...looks like they have several locations in the US.)

I was surprised to see some games there — all were $9.99 individually or 2 for $15. Mind you, they're not super hot titles, but most were by Z-Man and were designed by some names I trust. I don't think any of these normally sell for this price.


Chang Cheng (Z-Man - Walter Obert)
First Train to Nuremberg (Z-Man - Martin Wallace)
The Gnomes of Zavandor (Z-Man - Torsten Landsvogt)
The Golden City (Z-Man - Michael Schacht)
The Mines of Zavandor (Z-Man - Alexander Pfister)
Power Struggle (Z-Man - Bauldric & Friends)
Principato (Z-Man - Touko Tahkokallio)
The Secret of Monte Cristo (Z-man - Charles Chevallier & Arnaud Urbon)
The Speicherstadt (Z-Man - Stefan Feld)
De Vulgari Eloquentia (Z-Man - Mario Papini)

There were a few other games there, including a KOSMOS title that I cannot remember for the life of me. (Also, a Coronation Street trivia game, if that's your bag.) There were plenty of each title available.


Speicherstadt doesn't normally go cheap...
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Thunkd wrote:
I will pay you shipping, $15 and a small premium for your trouble if you buy me First Train to Nuremburg and the Speicherstadt. Many thanks!


I stopped at the store yesterday while traveling, Bryan, so I most likely won't be back there any time soon. Sorry
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Thanks for the post.

It still blows my mind HOW FRIGGIN MANY of these Zman titles were printed. Its like someone made a factor of hundred error on the print order.

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If anyone else is near one of these stores and wants to be a Good Samaritan my offer is still open, please just reply here so I don't get multiple people buying copies for me.
 
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Here is my Haul from Oops =)

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None of the outlets around me have an OOPS.

KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNN!!

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Speicherstadt doesn't normally go cheap...


Not quite that cheap, no. Tanga had it for $13.99 plus shipping ($6.99 for up to 3, IIRC), and then it fell off their inventory fairly quick. Too bad, it is a decent little auction game, it was recieved favorably in our group.

Golden City is a fairly good route building game that has also hit the Tanga radar for a long time, not the best example of the breed but well worth picking up for under ten bucks.

Chang Cheng has some of the neatest bits (plastic wall pieces) I've ever seen in a clearance priced Euro. Got it cheap myself but have not played it yet. Mainly because repeated readings of the rules give me the impression that anyone making the first play in a wall section may well be simply setting the next person up to make a power drop to lock it (seems like the advantage is in letting someone else move in first and then react, rather than get there first yourself). For a cheap price its probably worth taking a chance on, I'm just afraid of dropping what (at first impression) looks like a mechanically 'meh' game on the group table.
 
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Wow. Colour me jealous. De Vulgari Eloquentia is the big surprise for me in there. It's something high on my want list as it sounds quite different. Lucky chaps.
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jasonpanella wrote:
I stopped by the OOPS store at the Prime Outlet mall in Grove City, Pennsylvania yesterday. (I'd never heard of the store...looks like they have several locations in the US.)

to save folks the click through, the locations are...

Delaware
Rehoboth Beach

Maine
Kittery

Maryland
Hagerstown

Michigan
Birch Run

New York
Deer Park
Riverhead

Ohio
Jeffersonville

Pennsylvania
Grove City

South Carolina
Charleston
Myrtle Beach

None anywhere even near me
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Wow. Colour me jealous. De Vulgari Eloquentia is the big surprise for me in there. It's something high on my want list as it sounds quite different. Lucky chaps.


Yeah, I'm regretting not picking that one up. I ended up buying Principato and The Speicherstadt; both look great, but I kinda wish I would've grabbed a few more too.
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JeffyJeff wrote:

to save folks the click through, the locations are...

Pennsylvania
Grove City


I don't know if it's still open, but Google is telling me there's also an OOPS location near/in the Tanger Outlets in Washington, PA (near-ish to Pittsburgh).
 
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Oh, wow, this is an amazing deal! Now... Google Maps, do your magic, show me where the nearest Oops! Outlet is!

It's in.... Long Island, New York.

God dammit Canada... I love you, but sometimes I swear... arrrh
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Thanks for the post.

It still blows my mind HOW FRIGGIN MANY of these Zman titles were printed. Its like someone made a factor of hundred error on the print order.



But these (except for Power Struggl and Golden City) are not the usual suspects. Zman probably printed 10x too many titles, like 5,000 instead of 500. The lack of promotion in the game community by way of comp copies to reviewers, BGG contests, continues to hurt them.
 
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darthhugo wrote:
Thanks for the post.

It still blows my mind HOW FRIGGIN MANY of these Zman titles were printed. Its like someone made a factor of hundred error on the print order.
But these (except for Power Struggl and Golden City) are not the usual suspects. Zman probably printed 10x too many titles, like 5,000 instead of 500. The lack of promotion in the game community by way of comp copies to reviewers, BGG contests, continues to hurt them.

Z-Man's business model I believe is to get the per unit costs down with larger print runs, giving them a larger than average profit when they sell to the wholesalers and then after sales slow down enough dump the extra copies... possibly at break even or a small loss... but overall making a decent profit. Of course I have no inside info, just conjecture on my part
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If you don't have one of these near you make friends with someone who does and make a trade or send them money. Eh?
 
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Funny, on the BGG homepage new Marketplace listings are popping up for all of these games, from a seller in a state with an OOPS store... coincidence???
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such a fantastic deal! I'm in Iowa and the closest OOPS is in Ohio. Tempting...
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Funny, on the BGG homepage new Marketplace listings are popping up for all of these games, from a seller in a state with an OOPS store... coincidence???


Too funny. I just noticed the same thing.
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stlm wrote:
Funny, on the BGG homepage new Marketplace listings are popping up for all of these games, from a seller in a state with an OOPS store... coincidence???


Hey guys! I just paid 7.50 for a game, why don't you pay me 24 for it??
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stlm wrote:
Funny, on the BGG homepage new Marketplace listings are popping up for all of these games, from a seller in a state with an OOPS store... coincidence???


No kidding! Well, hopefully some folks who actually want the games manage to pick the up at the OOPS price.
 
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...AND $12 for priority shipping? HAHAHA! I'll pass. Scalper.
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