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T-65 PROMO DAMAGE DECK

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I really don't understand the complaints here.  The promotional materials (at least what has been quoted) don't say or even imply that the damage deck is free if you buy the starter from your FLGS.  It's a promo item meant to benefit the seller.  If FFG sells the Starter to you, giving the deck away as an add-on helps them...you bought from them and their margin has just soared.  They can afford to eat the $2 in that case.

If your FLGS sells the Starter to you, giving you the add on as an incentive benefits them, not FFG.  FFG makes the same margin whether it was a FLGS or an online retailer selling the Starter.  Your FLGS needs to decide whether they want to participate (they probably should...it's a great incentive item).

Frankly,  I'm impressed that FFG is making this available for FLGS's.  A promo like this is often direct-order only, IME.  I've often gnashed my teeth when I can't get a promo sales incentive through my FLGS (Wargames Foundry and Prodos are both examples that spring to my mind). Had I known about this promotion ahead of time, I might have changed my ordering plans.  And I'd gladly pay the $2 myself. That is super cheap for this kind of game component.

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just gonna put this here. Seems some stores are paying more than 2 a deck. Tsk tsk ffg. Also core shortages are claimed. Cannot confirm or deny these claims but thought it was interesting to see it on more than 1 board. Anyone else heard core shortages from their stores?

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5 hours ago, LordFajubi said:
just gonna put this here. Seems some stores are paying more than 2 a deck. Tsk tsk ffg. Also core shortages are claimed. Cannot confirm or deny these claims but thought it was interesting to see it on more than 1 board. Anyone else heard core shortages from their stores?

Given that Asmodee Canada managed to get bombers to our FLGSs only 5 months after release and that we're only 200km away from their distribution center, I have not a single shred of hope they'll pull this release off. I hear they have been getting better, but I'm not one to trust again.

I'd be happy to be wrong.

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On 8/10/2018 at 2:49 AM, BlodVargarna said:

All these cheap skates here be like 

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It’s psychology.  FFG give the impression something is a free pre-order bonus (simply by not stating they’ll be an extra charge gives the appearance of being free).  This creates an expectation (certainly everyone at my FLGS expected no charge).  Then it appears it will be charged for dashing those expectations.  This makes people annoyed - not the paltry amount they may be charged but the that something appeared to be free but now appears to be not.  Also uncertainty.  Is it still free or not? ? FFG really have dropped the customer service ball on this matter.

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On 8/9/2018 at 1:50 PM, HaranHaste said:

Additionally, FFG is only saying the deck is free when ordering from them, I don't see them saying that it is free from the retailers as well

That promo deck is hardly free.  They are just hiding the consumers cost in their shipping charge.

Back when the pre-order deal was first announced I checked into the cost of getting one direct from FFG.  The shipping cost was $13.50.  That's seems pretty excessive. 

I decided not to pre-order after inquiring with my local store about the promo deck (they are getting them) and pre-ordered there instead.

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On 8/13/2018 at 7:08 AM, papy72 said:

That promo deck is hardly free.  They are just hiding the consumers cost in their shipping charge.

Back when the pre-order deal was first announced I checked into the cost of getting one direct from FFG.  The shipping cost was $13.50.  That's seems pretty excessive. 

I decided not to pre-order after inquiring with my local store about the promo deck (they are getting them) and pre-ordered there instead.

That's why I didn't pre-order from them too

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I spoke with my FLGS this week (which is just down the street from FFG HQ) and they had personally spoken to their FFG counterpart - who could not guarantee they would receive the damage decks??   He said he didnt know anything about additional charges to the store for the decks.  

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On 8/9/2018 at 8:49 PM, BlodVargarna said:

All these cheap skates here be like [... "I want my two dollars!"]

That's not what this is about. No one cares about paying two dollars for a promo deck.

It's about FFG being misleading and borderline unethical in how they appear to be handling the promo deck (assuming they are actually charging extra and keeping store owners in the dark until they receive an invoice).

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11 hours ago, Scrivner said:

That's not what this is about. No one cares about paying two dollars for a promo deck.

It's about FFG being misleading and borderline unethical in how they appear to be handling the promo deck (assuming they are actually charging extra and keeping store owners in the dark until they receive an invoice).

No this is typical forum sky is falling faux outrage. Want to get outraged? Real live actual Nazis were less than 50 yards from the White House this past weekend. 

 

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On 8/14/2018 at 12:48 PM, Peter13th said:

That's why I didn't pre-order from them too

That’s why I didn’t pre order one either. 

Fortunately I attended GenCon and bought a core set there, and was given one of the promo damage decks for free at that time. 

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On 8/16/2018 at 3:16 AM, BlodVargarna said:

No this is typical forum sky is falling faux outrage. Want to get outraged? Real live actual Nazis were less than 50 yards from the White House this past weekend. 

 

Where else would we discuss 1st world problems if not here?  ?

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On 8/8/2018 at 4:12 PM, Peter13th said:

Does anyone know about the pormo damage deck?  they were availble at GenCon, and will be available for Pre-order in FFG store.

But they mention that other stores pre-orders could have it available too as per the article published in May 1st but I asked the Online Store and they replied that they didn't had conformation of it yet, and I have recently asked them again, and yet still no confirmation of the promo.

I was already not specting to receive the promo damage deck, BUT I did receive it!

On 8/9/2018 at 1:50 PM, Darth 2Face said:

The promo deck is for those who purchase from a physical store. The porno version is online only. ?

I'm actually really glad FFG is offering a way to get an additional deck. We are a two player household. Everything else is easy to share from one core except the damage deck. I'm more than willing to pay the extra $2 for the extra damage deck if that is what my FFG needs me to do.

 

I pre-ordered from an Online Store and received the promo

On 8/13/2018 at 12:51 AM, Archangelspiv said:

Hands up who read this the same way I did...... Not the way the OP intended it to be read.......

Well, I got one...

 

On 8/16/2018 at 3:25 AM, Forgottenlore said:

That’s why I didn’t pre order one either. 

Fortunately I attended GenCon and bought a core set there, and was given one of the promo damage decks for free at that time. 

I don't live in USA, yet I got for free one copy too

Yet after noticing that the cards size, I were less interested in it 

 

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On 8/9/2018 at 11:20 AM, Jeff Wilder said:

But that's not how it was presented, was it?  My understanding is that FFG said, "Buy a core set from your FLGS, get a promo damage deck."  Is that not correct?  If that is correct, that's not leaving a purchase choice in the hands of the stores.

A I recall is was "pre-order from us or a participating local store and get the deck free".

If your store chooses not to buy any decks than they aren't "participating" in the promotion. The choice is still up to the store to buy the decks or not, but the customer has been led to believe that "participating" means "sent the paper work in on time" not "ordered and payed for the additional product". 

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