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Is this like a really rare game or something? Why is it so expensive?
 
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It's OOP popular but not popular enough to have hit the P500 spot for a re-print.
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booored wrote:
Is this like a really rare game or something? Why is it so expensive?


Four maps, 10 counter sheets, reams of rules, charts, and tables. It's a lifestyle in a box.
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Ashiefan wrote:

It's OOP popular but not popular enough to have hit the P500 spot for a re-print.


Despite that, it's being reprinted by GMT this year in time for WBC.
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Sluggonics wrote:
Ashiefan wrote:

It's OOP popular but not popular enough to have hit the P500 spot for a re-print.


Despite that, it's being reprinted by GMT this year in time for WBC.


In which case there might well be a scramble to sell it by those hoping to squeeze some last minute profit out of it.
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Costs of printing the maps, rules, charts and especially the counters. Sunk design costs for the designers and developers to revise those components' plus warehousing and inventory overhead. Profit margin to make it worthwhile to produce. The fact that's it out of print at this time-and there's some demand for it.
The P500 price is $130US; frankly considering the size of the game and what you get that's not out of line with other games of this size and complexity.
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Costs of printing the maps, rules, charts and especially the counters. Sunk design costs for the designers and developers to revise those components' plus warehousing and inventory overhead. Profit margin to make it worthwhile to produce. The fact that's it out of print at this time-and there's some demand for it.
The P500 price is $130US; frankly considering the size of the game and what you get that's not out of line with other games of this size and complexity.


Add to that, warranty potential. If something misprints, and it's not caught, GMT tends to eat the printing and distribution costs when they have to replace something.

By the pound, by the hour of entertainment, any way you measure it, AWAW is an absolute bargain. There are plenty of $50 boxes of air for sale out there. This ain't one of them.
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I just checked and its sitting at 355 on the P500 list
 
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I heard that GMT is simply going to print it, without hitting 500.
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$104.99 preorder at NWS online combat gaming store!
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I emailed GMT last week. They said AWAW will be produced in August.
 
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And I just unwrapped this monster over the weekend!
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