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Pre Orders are Up

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I think it is only worth pre ordering a box because of that significant discount, if youre planning to just get a starter/promo pack like me, I don't think it is necessary because im sure there will be PLENTY of that product available. Like Im sure this game will be at Target, considering it is Bandai.

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only $20 off?  PanZ had the same MSRP and they were avging $65-70 depending on where you got them.  These will probably be down there at Potomac. (tho I'm not a fan of them dropping trou to bill on quantity just to screw over local shops and other outlets, so I won't buy from them)

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1 hour ago, Stryyder said:

only $20 off?  PanZ had the same MSRP and they were avging $65-70 depending on where you got them.  These will probably be down there at Potomac. (tho I'm not a fan of them dropping trou to bill on quantity just to screw over local shops and other outlets, so I won't buy from them)

 

they don't just do it to screw local shops they do it to make money and there entitled to do that, it's just that local shops happen to hurt from it not because of a planned attack.

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Knowing the general wholesale price for boxes of PanZ, Potomac gouges the market to get minimal profit at high quantity.  It is a shit tactic.  They are lowering their price to the lowest possible margin to monopolized sales that they BARELY make money from individually, but in volume it eventually adds up.

As buyers, we never really consider the impact because we just want the best price.  But for every person that went to their local shop to try out the game and found no product, because the store knew they wouldn't be able to make money on it, that is the impact.  As a seller, I see these tactics, they are used every day by huge conglomerates like Walmart and Target.  The fact that smaller companies are using them in such a focused fashion is pretty sad.  On this size scale, it has wide reaching effects.

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2 hours ago, sh0ryu_repp4 said:

Wow I never knew that. So in the end it is better to support locally?

 

I hope keeping your money locally isn't a new concept for you :D lol jk. Yes, it is better to support local gaming stores, they're actually dying off in a lot of areas because of the internet. It's hard for them to keep up and the ones that do can only do so because they have the larger player base. We have two solid stores within our region and one is close to death due to shit management. It will be good for the other, which deserves the title champion anyways, but will leave us with less variety. 

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yeah.  A lot of game companies, like WotC and Asmodee, are trying to help by mandating that their distributors ONLY sell their products to dedicated brick and mortar stores.  Online Businesses have so little overhead it is much easier for them to sell at rock bottom prices.  Those who don't care about the shipping wait will go to them every time.  Unfortunately, groups like Potomac (who portray's themselves as a "distributor" but is not) who have Brick and Mortar HQs, but also have a HEAVY online presence, are gaming the system to capitalize on this.

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you can't fault them for doing the best route to make money, it's not there job to worry about the competitors  

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