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Mich the One

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I have just caught myself a bit confused with tracking which expansions are coming out and when. It seems there is an abundance of new stuff heading our way. That is good! But between the Ringmaker cycle in progress with three more packs to go, the recent announcement of new Lost Realms deluxe box, second LoTR saga box on the boat, two special convention expansions on the list, and nightmare packs being released, I am just a bit lost. 

 

My local retailers will most likely get it all at some point. But they are not really up to the task with getting the packs right after release dates. I guess the potential increase in sales resulting from having it soon is not material, and does not justify additional efforts on their part to secure early stocking.

 

So in my perfect world I imagined an FFG subscription service where I am being sent each and every expansion as early as release dates allow, and they charge my credit card accordingly.

 

I see two obvious problems. Costs would be relatively high, as delivery costs would pile up. Also, the retailers might frown upon such a by-pass to their business, which I imagine in the end could not be so good for FFG products (I would expect local FLGS support and community interaction for various games is an important factor for marketing).

 

Still... what do you think? Is it possible? Or maybe it exists already in some form? Or perhaps it is one of those ideas that always comes up once in a while for each and every LCG? :)

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There are companies offering subscription services for there products so I don't see any reason (apart from logistics) why FFG couldn't do this too

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I wonder if maybe ffg keeps a better relationship with the lgs by not offering subscriptions. I would do a sub if ffg offered one.

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My FLGS does subscriptions for LCG-like games and seems to get them in the day they are generally available (and they give me a 20% discount for getting them via a subscription). But if my FLGS didn't have that, I'd probably get a subscription via Team Covenant.

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Thanks for the suggestions. Team covenant looks good, but I see they offer only the Adventure Pack subscription. This means no print on demand packs and no deluxe boxes (so no nightmare packs and no sagas as well).

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I buy online. usually group an order with packs, box boxes and nightmare and sleeves together. 10 bucks shipping flat to Canada and prices are low.

 

I would od TC sub but wihtout nightmare and box boxes those would need to be bought extra anyways

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Do not want to set up a new thread, so I will ask here: have you guys had any problems with the FFG online store? I placed and paid for an order (few nightmare pods + the Tharbad pack) already over a week ago. All items are shown "in stock", but my package has not been sent. The store email is not responding to my queries.

 

Is this typical for the FFG store?

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Do not want to set up a new thread, so I will ask here: have you guys had any problems with the FFG online store? I placed and paid for an order (few nightmare pods + the Tharbad pack) already over a week ago. All items are shown "in stock", but my package has not been sent. The store email is not responding to my queries.

 

Is this typical for the FFG store?

Same for me, ordered a bunch of PODs 8 days ago, still pending shipping, and the support does not respond.

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Do not want to set up a new thread, so I will ask here: have you guys had any problems with the FFG online store? I placed and paid for an order (few nightmare pods + the Tharbad pack) already over a week ago. All items are shown "in stock", but my package has not been sent. The store email is not responding to my queries.

 

Is this typical for the FFG store?

Same for me, ordered a bunch of PODs 8 days ago, still pending shipping, and the support does not respond.

 

 

Thanks for the information, wlk. Good to know.

 

Well, that is a shame, really. Not about the delay, but about lack of any communication. Delays happen and it is perfectly understandable that you need to wait few days more. But lack of response across the line is a poor business practice.

 

I just I hope this is some kind of technicality rather than a general approach not to care. FFG seemed trustworthy to me so far. 

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