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Author Topic: **Market Research** MDF Bases (and how you go about finding them)  (Read 620 times)

Offline armchairgeneral

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Re: **Market Research** MDF Bases (and how you go about finding them)
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2021, 11:38:47 AM »
In the initial scenario example, if I was new to the hobby I would probably just search for "bases for wargame figures" not being aware of the various options i.e. plastic, acrylic, mdf, plywood, metal or making your own as we all used to out of card. The question pre-supposes you know of the various options and have decided on mdf which would suggest you would probably know to go to Warbases rather than search for them.

During the first lockdown, Warbases shutdown for a period and then I believe I searched for "Mdf wargaming bases" and admittedly didn't have much success so I just waited until they were up and running again.


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Re: **Market Research** MDF Bases (and how you go about finding them)
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2021, 12:22:55 PM »
I sometimes order for Warbases (usually for larger orders), but I also order from eBay sellers. I typically search for "MDF bases 50 x 25mm" or whatever the measurement I want is.

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Re: **Market Research** MDF Bases (and how you go about finding them)
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2021, 02:46:01 PM »
Ebay search most of the time.Only google it if Im after something special. Typical search would be,"25mm mdf round base wargaming".

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Re: **Market Research** MDF Bases (and how you go about finding them)
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2021, 03:31:39 PM »
Thank you for insight, I tend to let people follow their dreams rather than tell them not to bother without knowing all the facts, but each to their own ;)

As Silent Invader said, I wasnít suggesting you shouldnít bother, rather that personally speaking I wouldnít focus upon MDF bases if I were setting up a business...especially given the high brand awareness and reputation for quality/customer service that Warbases enjoys.

I appreciate that you already have a business - Bow & Blade - (Iíve bought from you in the past at the York show) that already sells Dice etc so itís not like itís your only revenue stream, so dream away  :)

« Last Edit: October 27, 2021, 03:36:33 PM by AKULA »
     

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Re: **Market Research** MDF Bases (and how you go about finding them)
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2021, 05:32:25 PM »
I just use a couple of cursory search words -often on eBay.  However...if I see some on eBay I tend to go to the source store instead of buying them on eBay...as you normally get slighter better prices when eBay fees are removed.



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Re: **Market Research** MDF Bases (and how you go about finding them)
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2021, 03:06:53 PM »
I personally wouldn't even use the term bases, assuming that a more niche hobby will probably charge more, and would instead look for 40mm MDF squares or the like, particularly in places like AliExpress.

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Re: **Market Research** MDF Bases (and how you go about finding them)
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2021, 03:33:21 PM »
I believe when I first thought of using MDF bases I did as Silent Invader suggested he would: I just searched for "mdf war gaming bases"; I didn't bother with defining size or thickness.

 

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