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Offline Tactalvanic

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #11280 on: September 13, 2020, 11:02:13 AM »
Hard to believe it was the same team that made the Mario Cart vehicle

Well at least that poor deaf SOB in the turret

I am assuming the SOB just comes out standing as is, the turret and weapon option being built into his shoulder pads...

As for an 8 inch tall £85 slightly more than true scale space marine toy - er no, no not thankyou. nice for somebody seriously into it, but its  alot to shell out for even a basic 5 man team.

Offline FramFramson

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #11281 on: September 13, 2020, 07:27:22 PM »
All that, and nobody's mentioned the new Primaris Marines ;D - Bandai Marines

This scale creep's getting way out of hand!

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #11282 on: September 14, 2020, 07:17:21 PM »
This scale creep's getting way out of hand!

You say that but I'm pretty sure the horus herresy books mention Orks that grow to the size of buildings, this is just putting that gene in the marine.  ;D
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #11283 on: September 15, 2020, 06:53:38 PM »
I'd hate to see the price for an army starter box!

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #11284 on: September 15, 2020, 07:05:17 PM »
I'd hate to see the price for an army starter box!

Just you wait. Someone is going to do it

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #11285 on: September 25, 2020, 07:02:03 PM »
GW are giving you a £6 voucher if you spend £40 with them online by the end of September.

In a stunning example of my luck, I ordered from them last weekend  :(

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #11286 on: September 25, 2020, 09:32:35 PM »
GW are giving you a £6 voucher if you spend £40 with them online by the end of September.

In a stunning example of my luck, I ordered from them last weekend  :(
I thought was bit cheeky Tbh ?
Spend £40 by end of the month to get £6 off when you order in Oct I read it or did I get it wrong 😂

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #11287 on: September 26, 2020, 02:05:09 AM »
I thought was bit cheeky Tbh ?

I agree. If they really liked their customers - just offer a discount up front. 
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Offline Coenus Scaldingus

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #11288 on: September 26, 2020, 07:45:19 AM »
GW are giving you a £6 voucher if you spend £40 with them online by the end of September.
More accurately, they're offering [some] voucher after spending [some] amount of money - even within the same currency, I've seen at least 4 different combinations of numbers floating around.
Just a test to see how they can get the most people to spend the most extra money.

Having to order within a few days to qualify is just another enforced fear of missing out strategy, and then you have to spend the voucher within a month too. Even for stuff you may have wanted to get anyway, the discount is lower than several other shops offer (especially when considering the value of the second order, which you probably want to be big enough to qualify for free shipping etc).
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #11289 on: September 26, 2020, 10:06:04 AM »
So, spend £40 to , eventually, get £46 worth of stuff....or go to another source and get, typically, 20% off of their price anyway.

Hmmmm....


Offline Duncan McDane

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #11290 on: September 26, 2020, 11:13:09 AM »
GW are giving you a £6 voucher if you spend £40 with them online by the end of September.

Could be useful by mail order only thingies...
« Last Edit: September 26, 2020, 06:53:33 PM by Duncan McDane »
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #11291 on: September 28, 2020, 04:32:46 PM »
US version:

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A $9 Voucher Just For You...
 
Despite everything going on, the Warhammer hobby is healthier than ever. That’s in large part thanks to you and the amazing community of Warhammer fans around the world sharing positivity and great projects online.
To say thanks, we've a free $9 voucher for you.

All you need to do to claim your voucher is spend $65 on games-workshop.com by the 30th of September and we’ll give you a voucher for $9 to redeem against an order in October.

What's more, once you use your voucher, we'll give you another one! (Rumour has it there might even be a third voucher on the offing…)
That’s it. Now, go grab those kits you’ve been eyeing up.

Those 10 High Elf pikemen are $60 :o and adding on a Contrast Paint at $7.50 and with 6.25% MA tax, I get a total of ~$71.72. ::) I'll pass...

Who're these people who claim it's cheaper to get in "da 'obby" today than 20 years ago? ;D

Old enough to remember when they had proper mail order sales and threw in free bitz for spending a certain amount... :(

Offline mcfonz

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #11292 on: September 29, 2020, 08:23:29 AM »
More accurately, they're offering [some] voucher after spending [some] amount of money - even within the same currency, I've seen at least 4 different combinations of numbers floating around.
Just a test to see how they can get the most people to spend the most extra money.

Having to order within a few days to qualify is just another enforced fear of missing out strategy, and then you have to spend the voucher within a month too. Even for stuff you may have wanted to get anyway, the discount is lower than several other shops offer (especially when considering the value of the second order, which you probably want to be big enough to qualify for free shipping etc).

Oh god, it's just like a <ghasp> SALE!  :o A lot of gaming companies do this, shove stuff on sale for limited periods, offer discounts etc. Hell what is Black Friday? Or Cyber Monday? I get it if you didn't like those either but "enforced fear of missing out strategy"... this is capitalism. Love it or hate it, this sort of thing is present in every single industry.

You could always order into your local store, if there is one local to you. No postage then.

Funny though. Loads of people moan that GW never does anything like this, then when they do they moan more.

Offline commissarmoody

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #11293 on: September 29, 2020, 09:16:10 AM »
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Those 10 High Elf pikemen are $60 :o and adding on a Contrast Paint at $7.50 and with 6.25% MA tax, I get a total of ~$71.72. ::) I'll pass...

Who're these people who claim it's cheaper to get in "da 'obby" today than 20 years ago? ;D

Old enough to remember when they had proper mail order sales and threw in free bitz for spending a certain amount... :(
Yeah that's why I switched to historicals, I can't afford the power and price creep.  lol
But when I started gameing in 1997, GWs used to be cheaper then most historicals. Guess it's the price of success.
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Offline Cait Sidhe

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #11294 on: September 29, 2020, 10:18:22 AM »
Oh god, it's just like a <ghasp> SALE!  :o

It's not a "sale" though, it's a psychological trick as others have pointed out. You're not getting that £6 off what you're buying, you're getting the promise of £6 off (next month and only next month) provided you make two large orders instead of one. It's to get you putting in regular orders and on the timescale they decree...

Funny though. Loads of people moan that GW never does anything like this...

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