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Experiences with Miniature Market and Pre-ordering

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One simply has to look through your posting history to see the irony of you complaining about snarky/poor attitudes :)

 

But that wasn't my point at all, so I still fail to see the irony. Your reading comprehension is as bad as your knowledge of word meanings, and a misplaced smiley emote does little to improve your position. Speaking of bad attitudes, though, why do you feel it's necessary to follow me from thread to thread and harass me like a child with a grudge?

 

Can you elaborate on how I'm 'following' you? You seem quite paranoid. Also, as I recall, the last time I was in a thread that you decided to mess upon, you loudly proclaimed how much you hated me and were going to block me, whatever happened with that? :S

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At the threat of putting the thread back on topic, I pre-ordered my wave 3 stuff from them miniature market and was happy with it. It didn't show up instantly, but got it sometime in the week they came out. Can't remember anything more specific. It seems like sometimes it takes them a day or two to process an order, but I've been happy enough. I had to call them at the time to combine some orders and it sounded like on all those releases it's a pretty hairy time distribution-wise and that there isn't a first-in first out on orders, just that they guarantee you get one.

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You seem quite asinine. Why do you feel the need to focus your attentions on me? Is it some deep-seated and secret physical attraction you have for me, and it manifests itself in the world's worst trolling attempts?

 

You act like a child, and then say "here, have a cookie kiddo!". See, that's irony. You make it your personal mission to harass me, and then mistakenly accuse me of being ironic for voicing my opinion about company representatives with poor attitudes. See, that's irony. You've singled me out in threads where I wasn't even directing my comments towards you, for gods know what reason, and then pretend like you aren't following me around with your antagonistic agenda. See, that's irony. Legitimate question: what is your actual problem? Do you think it's your responsibility to put me in my place? Because let me tell you, you are woefully unequipped for a battle of wits.

 

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Well, to everyone else let me offer my sincerest apologies. It was not my intention to derail this thread, and you have a certain other trolling poster to thank for that. He's still on ignore, but for some reason I gave him the benefit of the doubt and assumed he would have let whatever is bothering him go and temporarily unignored him. I made a mistake, and I won't be doing it again. Enjoy your thread.

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Here we go again haha   In before the LOCK

 

oh and yes, MM is legit.  Never heard of them until a certain, ahem, controversy came up here on the forums.

 

I've mostly purchased LotR LCG from them, but my aces arrived very quickly and will buy wave 4 from them.

 

What I like most about MM was how easy it was for me to add and remove stuff from my pre-orders since those invoices can stay open for months, something that other retailers seem to find really difficult to do and generally reluctant to do so.

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You seem quite asinine. Why do you feel the need to focus your attentions on me? Is it some deep-seated and secret physical attraction you have for me, and it manifests itself in the world's worst trolling attempts?

 

You act like a child, and then say "here, have a cookie kiddo!". See, that's irony. You make it your personal mission to harass me, and then mistakenly accuse me of being ironic for voicing my opinion about company representatives with poor attitudes. See, that's irony. You've singled me out in threads where I wasn't even directing my comments towards you, for gods know what reason, and then pretend like you aren't following me around with your antagonistic agenda. See, that's irony. Legitimate question: what is your actual problem? Do you think it's your responsibility to put me in my place? Because let me tell you, you are woefully unequipped for a battle of wits.

Yup, totally paranoid.

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MM is great. I bought/preordered all my Wave 3, Imperial Aces, RebelTransport, and Tantive IV from them and I plan on preordering Wave 4 from them. I have gotten everything on par with my FLGS. I had to call them to add to/change my order for wave 3 and the service was great.

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Here we go again haha In before the LOCK

oh and yes, MM is legit. Never heard of them until a certain, ahem, controversy came up here on the forums.

I've mostly purchased LotR LCG from them, but my aces arrived very quickly and will buy wave 4 from them.

What I like most about MM was how easy it was for me to add and remove stuff from my pre-orders since those invoices can stay open for months, something that other retailers seem to find really difficult to do and generally reluctant to do so.

"Controversy" heh, that's one way to describe it I guess. I call it a nutjob conspiracy theory, but to each their own.

MM has been great, pre-ordered my aces with a few other ships for the free shipping and got them promptly. Have dealt with customer service with them in the past and the experience was pleasant.

On a side note, don't use paypal on an order or you will wait weeks. That's a paypal issue though, and as others have said, they wait until they have the full order to ship it, so be careful what you pre-order together.

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Been lurking on this forum for a bit, and registered an account specifically to say some nice things about Miniature Market. My experiences with them have been uniformly positive. They've been fast, efficient, and adept at handling problems.

 

In fact: about a year ago I'd ordered a few ships from them, and had completely forgotten to update my shipping address to the house my wife and I had just moved into. By the time I noticed this, they'd already sent my order. So I called them and they took care of the rest- I don't think my boneheadedness even set things back by more than a day. 

 

I think the person on the phone may have laughed a bit. Which, you know what? That's fair. I laughed too.

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Stephen-Colbert-Popcorn.gif

Here we go again haha In before the LOCK

oh and yes, MM is legit. Never heard of them until a certain, ahem, controversy came up here on the forums.

I've mostly purchased LotR LCG from them, but my aces arrived very quickly and will buy wave 4 from them.

What I like most about MM was how easy it was for me to add and remove stuff from my pre-orders since those invoices can stay open for months, something that other retailers seem to find really difficult to do and generally reluctant to do so.

"Controversy" heh, that's one way to describe it I guess. I call it a nutjob conspiracy theory, but to each their own.

MM has been great, pre-ordered my aces with a few other ships for the free shipping and got them promptly. Have dealt with customer service with them in the past and the experience was pleasant.

On a side note, don't use paypal on an order or you will wait weeks. That's a paypal issue though, and as others have said, they wait until they have the full order to ship it, so be careful what you pre-order together.

 

 

As english is not my mother tongue, I find the formality on the "controversy's reply" pretty nice. I'm learning a lot of new words  :P  

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"Controversy" heh, that's one way to describe it I guess. I call it a nutjob conspiracy theory, but to each their own.

MM has been great, pre-ordered my aces with a few other ships for the free shipping and got them promptly. Have dealt with customer service with them in the past and the experience was pleasant.

On a side note, don't use paypal on an order or you will wait weeks. That's a paypal issue though, and as others have said, they wait until they have the full order to ship it, so be careful what you pre-order together.

 

 

When something makes too much sense, it must clearly be "a nutjob conspiracy theory." I guess we can't all be as sane and unable to put 2 and 2 together as you.

 

Thanks for re-hashing the issue, both of you. I guess one thread full of unmerited antagonism wasn't enough. 

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"Controversy" heh, that's one way to describe it I guess. I call it a nutjob conspiracy theory, but to each their own.

MM has been great, pre-ordered my aces with a few other ships for the free shipping and got them promptly. Have dealt with customer service with them in the past and the experience was pleasant.

On a side note, don't use paypal on an order or you will wait weeks. That's a paypal issue though, and as others have said, they wait until they have the full order to ship it, so be careful what you pre-order together.

 

 

When something makes too much sense, it must clearly be "a nutjob conspiracy theory." I guess we can't all be as sane and unable to put 2 and 2 together as you.

 

Thanks for re-hashing the issue, both of you. I guess one thread full of unmerited antagonism wasn't enough. 

 

 

never ascribe to malice that which can easily be explained by incompetence.

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You must really, really want to derail this thread. My credibility may be a foregone conclusion for a few narrow minded souls, but are the concepts of dignity and poise really so far beyond you? At least I had the good taste to try and avoid this, which is more than you can say. Nutjob indeed.

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Did anyone notice that when Aces was on pre-order the price MM gave was $19.99? when Aces hit the market, the price went up to $23.96. Now it is at $23.96 and they are out of stock. I bought my Aces at my LGS at retail and with tax, the price I paid was only 3 dollars more than MM with their shipping. Plus I got it 2 days earlier than the official release date. Don't get me wrong, I've purchased many items from MM (Horrorclix, Pirates, LoTR among others) and I have always found their service and experience with them top notch. I just find this a little curious.

 

It also seems strange that they still have  the Starfield Tiles on pre-order when FFG has not even listed them on their upcoming products anymore. :unsure:

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Keep in mind that they will hold shipment if your pre-order comes in at different times.  So, lets say you pre-order the two new large ships and you even pre-order the rebel aces... they will not ship until the rebel aces comes in.  they view it at ONE order. Be aware, especially if you are making one order to qualify for free shipping.  

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Maybe I'm different about it, but when I order online, I dont factor the shipping into my final cost/savings... MM cost me 20 bucks for the Aces.. my flgs just over 30 with tax.. net savings over 10 bucks... shipping is a cost I pay to get it to me and nonissue in my book..

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And realizing that the small ship prices basically equal "Buy 2 get 1 free" kinda makes it hard to buy anything at MSRP. 

 

For a small order of 2 units, you're only saving $10, and only if you get free shipping.  Even 6 units saves just $30.  Most people who have the disposable income to buy into this game should be able to pay a little extra so their FLGS can stay in business.

 

Edit: arithmetic!

 

 

I'm not sure if I even have a FLGS in my direct area, but I'll tend to order at the least expensive place anyway. I have used both Miniature Market and CoolStuffInc. I have a pretty large number of ships so at 33% off it adds up very quickly. Getting free shipping has never been an issue since my orders have always been over $100.

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Keep in mind that they will hold shipment if your pre-order comes in at different times.  So, lets say you pre-order the two new large ships and you even pre-order the rebel aces... they will not ship until the rebel aces comes in.  they view it at ONE order. Be aware, especially if you are making one order to qualify for free shipping.  

though if you order enough from MM they will sometimes break it up...  I had put in a big order for the 2 large ships, 2 sets of all of wave 4 and 2 sets of Aces...  I didn't realize that they would hold the Aces, so when I bumped my wave 4 from 2 to 4, I asked that they combine shipping and send the Aces early, which they did.

as for the price of shipping...  I do a lot through USPS and their flat rates are about half of what MM will charge.  Even ordering over $100 doesn't get you a discount for shipping outside the 48.  However, it is next to impossible to get the latest ships here, so I pay for my habit...   :P

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I will back the popular opinion here of the other posters - Miniature Market is amazing at getting your product to you in a timely fashion. Although they ar enot the cheapest pre-order out there, they are timely with delivery, and any needs that you may have with their customer service.

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Did anyone notice that when Aces was on pre-order the price MM gave was $19.99? when Aces hit the market, the price went up to $23.96. Now it is at $23.96 and they are out of stock. I bought my Aces at my LGS at retail and with tax, the price I paid was only 3 dollars more than MM with their shipping. Plus I got it 2 days earlier than the official release date. Don't get me wrong, I've purchased many items from MM (Horrorclix, Pirates, LoTR among others) and I have always found their service and experience with them top notch. I just find this a little curious.

 

It also seems strange that they still have  the Starfield Tiles on pre-order when FFG has not even listed them on their upcoming products anymore. :unsure:

 

It's just supply and demand here at work.  CSI has done similar things when the HWK-290 or Interceptors were in short supply months ago.

 

You just have to be patient for supplies to come in so prices settle down once there is enough to support demand.

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+1 for Miniature Market being a good business.  I've never had a problem, and hope to do business with them again. 

 

ON a side note, this thread is giving me a severe case of deja vu.

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I'm very new to this game, and I don't have a lot of experience with it, but I do have experience with this topic, which I will call:

 

"I will order it from the cheapest online source to save a small amount of money as compared to pre-ordering it from my local store." 

 

About a decade ago, I used to be heavily involved in R/C touring cars, to the point where I probably had a few thousand dollars in equipment, tools, different cars, etc for racing on the weekends. I even ran a small website to do product reviews and made some extra money on the site from ad revenue to offset my hobby costs. There were several people who had the same attitude - "Why should I pay $2 more for that new "part", plus sales tax to buy it from the local hobby store, when I can order from "Internet giant hobby store", pay no tax, and get free shipping? This was an attitude that a lot of my fellow hobby friends had - including myself. We would go to the local hobby store to race on the weekends and have a great time. Over time, the race entry fees would go up and up. Eventually, the store went out of business, we lost our track, and I ended up having to sell all my stuff because there was no where to race. 

 

Just this weekend, I found a local store in my area that has friendly X-Wing tournaments. They are a well stocked store, and there were several people there laughing, having a good time, and enjoying themselves playing various games. While I was there, I purchased an extra Tie-Fighter, which was priced about $1.25 more than Amazon. I know this, because all I needed to do was pull out my phone, scan the bar code, and Amazon instantly told me their price. I'm a Prime member, so I can even get most ships sent to me for free via 2 day air, no tax.

 

I talked with one of the employees, informing him how little I know about the game, and that I've been playing it with my 8 year old daughter (who is quickly becoming a Star Wars fan) and has some kind of mutant super power of rolling critical hits.

"Please come out and join us!"
"But well, we're not very good, and we're still learning the rules..."
"Don't worry, just come and have fun"

 

And that's why I'll be buying my ships from the local store from now on.

 

I realize there are some of you that probably don't have a local store, and I can understand why you would need to order from Amazon, or other online store. If you have a local store, order from them - especially if you enjoying playing with your friends in your local community.

 

My 2 cents. 

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Having both purchased and sold items with Mini Market, i can tell you that my experience has been a good one.  Support was always prompt and helpful when i needed it.  Orders have always been shipped timely, and never had a damaged shipment.  When selling items to them, they were responsive, and sent me my money very quickly.

 

All in all, i have had nothing but positive experiences with them and recommend them to my friends.

 

*Disclaimer* - I do live in the US

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If you have a local store, order from them - especially if you enjoying playing with your friends in your local community.

I'd like to do that more often but...

I plan on getting 15 ships with wave 4. 3 Defenders, 3 Phantoms, 3 E-Wings and 6 Z-95's. That will come out to be right around $150 if I preorder them from MM, which also means free shipping.

If I buy them at my LGS, it will cost me around $240.

I like my LGS, but not enough to spend nearly $100 more on Wave 4 with them then what it costs online.

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