*whistles nonchalantly and hides amazon.com receipt*
Before posting, ask yourself WWWS: What Would Wrecan Say?
Hopefully there is no place doing so and anyone that does is properly prosecuted.
I ordered the core gift set for $68 before taxes.
you payed $68? I only payed $54.75 :D YAY FOR B&N 25% OFF COUPONS!!!
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Dont worry, the US Dollar is catching up to Canada fast.
I work for my local game store, so i got 50% off and my employee discount.
the one annoying thing is that even with one-day shipping, i wont get my order from Amazon until the 9th. so for 3 days ill have to go sit in Barnes & Noble all day, reading the books. :P
Is that an at-cost discount on D&D products?! I should work at a game store!
Amazon says I will not get the gift set until 15 August because of the release date of the MM 4ed. Is this true or will I be able to purchase all three core books in June?
If by prosecuted you mean have penalties within the contract levied against them and/or are sued, then yes I agree. If by prosecuted you mean have the state charge them with a criminal offence, I think that might be a tad zealous ;)
Naturally. I don't think there is any actual law against selling books early. It is just a real jerk move to the FLGS who has to eat the lost sales.
What... is an FLGS?
I could see some books being sold early in more remote places, but wouldn't WotC be monitoring the sales of them and just not sell books to suppliers if they pull a super dick move like selling early?
I paid $74... Canadian.
I ordered from amazon.com strictly because the two local shops I'm aware of are owned by the same guy and managed by arrogant pricks that I refuse to give my business to. I'd buy from a local gaming shop if there was one that wasn't run this way...
I don't see what the big deal about a simultaneous launch day is.
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Let's say Borders releases a book early and WotC gets $10,000 from them (making up these numbers). WotC retaliates by not giving Borders the books next time and so WotC loses that $10,000.
Doesn't sound like that great of an idea. Now an individual FLGS gives WotC $500 (making up the numbers again). WotC can stand to make an example of the FLGS and lose that $500.
The point is that all businesses get a fair chance to sell the product. If the distribution center is in California then a Barnes and Noble in San Fransisco is likely to have the books before a Borders in Denver and has an advantage in sales. Its to keep competition fair. A street date is usually set far enough beyond the shipping dates that all stores will have received the product and be ready to sell it on that date.