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#21 jormungandr

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 01:48 AM

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#22 Olorin93

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 02:20 AM

I'm subscribed to Team Covenant's monthly service as of rather recently. It costs extra to ship from the US to Sweden of course, but I calculated the total costs of a six-month subscription and realised that it would barely be cheaper to dig through Amazon and Ebay manually and pay for individual postage. They get the packs pretty early and it's really convenient to have them delivered to your door. Plus, I really like their videos and happily support them! I'm expecting Trouble in Tharbad in a short while.


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 08:30 AM

I'm still catching up on purchases (about to start the Against the Shadow cycle), and it's pretty much all purchased through Amazon.  We have a really nice game store here in Lexington, SC that I just recently discovered and thought about subscribing with, but the prices on Amazon can't be beat with Prime shipping (saving $5-$7 per AP).  The only area where the game store wins out is the cost of sleeves, and I'm sure that's a very low profit margin for them.  To top it all off, the FLGS is moving clear across the county at the first of next month, so finding that out kind of sealed the deal for me.  When I finally catch up to what's currently being released, I'll probably still order through Amazon, as the quick shipping and low price are really tough to compete with.


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:13 PM

Nice, it seems everyone gets their packs a little differently. The main factors are price, arrival time and supporting something.  So for some, they want to save as much as possible but other want to support their game store so are willing to pay extra and then some just want packs as soon as possible so will pay extra!

 

I bought the core and a few of the Mirkwood packs from a game store to get started on this game but have since mostly bought everything online because the few bucks you save you can put into more packs. In general between Amazon and Ebay I could easily get AP packs for $12-13 and the bigger boxes as low as $21 which includes shipping and taxes so that's way cheaper and saves a lot!

 

Now that I've been caught up with the current releases for a few months, buying online can be a bit annoying as you have to wait a while to get your hands on the newest exciting packs and they're almost full price when newly released anyway so I may switch up to Team Covenant subscriptions  :)


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#25 Ineti

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 08:55 PM

I get almost all of my gaming stuff from coolstuff. I wait until I have enough wanted product in my wishlist to hit the free shipping threshold.


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 01:33 AM

I get almost all of my gaming stuff from coolstuff. I wait until I have enough wanted product in my wishlist to hit the free shipping threshold.


Nice, definitely seems like a good option especially if you're into several games and can easily get into free shipping.

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 02:16 AM

My FLGS has a standing order for all things LOTR lcg. As soon as they have an adventure pack/expansion box in they send me a text message. 

 

Stuff usually arrives 1-2 weeks after announcing the release.


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 02:26 AM

My FLGS has a standing order for all things LOTR lcg. As soon as they have an adventure pack/expansion box in they send me a text message. 
 
Stuff usually arrives 1-2 weeks after announcing the release.


Yeah I have more or less the same setup when I don't buy online earlier, guy who works at my local game store texts me when they have stuff. Takes about two and a half weeks from release date.
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Posted 27 August 2014 - 02:42 AM

I'm still a fairly new player, so I'm still catching up. Sofar I'm only at Khazad-dûm and have the first hobbit box.

I have bought most through Amazon, but recently found a local webshop that is cheaper and delivers faster. So I'll be buying all my stuff from them from now on.


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 08:09 AM

As i'm not US based I usually get them from http://www.bookdepository.com/


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 12:11 PM

I always try to find the cheapest deal, my next purchase will be Khazad-dum and the Dwarrowdelf cycle. Alas I don't live in the US, because apparently then CSI's free shipping doesn't count..
So I'm buying at summoner.nl, my FLGS. Thats the easiest way, cause I'm a bit tired of searching for better deals, and they are really nice people + fast delivery and they get in stock fast.
US prices are just much lower then in Europe so sometimes I'm trying to get them somewhere with low shipping costs.

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 01:17 PM

My LGS is kinda geared towards a few of THEIR favorite games, and everything else is kindof an afterthought for them.  I've picked up a few packs there if they're already in stock.  But they could care less about LOTR:LCG and usually don't get it in until at least a week after it's been released (sometimes longer).  So between LOTR and a few other games I've been trying to build (Dominion, SW:CLG, etc), I just usually gather what I need from Coolstuffinc.com.  Since I would have to wait about the same amount of time to get it locally as I would to wait for the shipping to get here.  Plus my gaming addiction.... er, hobby... has made me spend enough money there to get to their 7th level of discounts.  It's not a huge discount, but with the free shipping I usually get, it adds up!


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 05:54 PM

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 11:24 AM

FLGS. They have a nice online system where you can reserve everything in advance, and they call me when it comes into the store.


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 08:19 PM

 

I get almost all of my gaming stuff from coolstuff. I wait until I have enough wanted product in my wishlist to hit the free shipping threshold.


Nice, definitely seems like a good option especially if you're into several games and can easily get into free shipping.

 

 

Yeah. The release schedules for the LOTR LCG, Star Wars LCG, Edge of the Empire, and Age of Rebellion are regular enough that it doesn't take more than a couple months to have enough new product to get the free shipping. I don't need the new packs right away, so I wait a month or two then buy several all at once, a veritable gamer's orgy of products a few times a year.



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 10:49 AM

There's no store in Chile that brings Lotr lcg with any kind of regularity, so I just order the expansions from Thebookdepository.com, which has free shipping so it's pretty cheap to import them. The bad thing is that they take more or less 1 month to arrive, and they don't have POD quests or Nightmare packs.


When I was just getting into the game and catching up with new packs I used book depo.

Luckily for me my local shops owner is as keen on the game as I am so he gets packs in ASAP.

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 03:32 AM

Usually bookdepository, because it is cheaper than what passes for our FLGS (if you consider distance of 90 kilometres being "local") and with no shipping fees. It does usually appear there later than on, say, Amazon, but again, still better than our shitty excuses of a FLGS.



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 02:13 AM

I try to get them anywhere anytime!

this :D though if i had a local game store id support them


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 02:34 AM

 

I try to get them anywhere anytime!

this :D though if i had a local game store id support them

 

 

I do have a shop in Bangkok where i can get a LOTR but sometimes is more quickly to get is some other country since i travel a lot. *** is still not here....... Probably i need to wait couple of weeks.... :(


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