How to Beat GW Price Rises
|Jill Masterson was dead, but at least with her gold-plated|
corpse Bond could afford a GW Battleforce.
Just a random aside - has anyone else noticed the scary parallel between GW 'dropping' prices while reducing the number of models in a box set to make it look like a price drop, and the 'increase' in the chocolate ration to 20 grammes in George Orwell's 1984? Worrying...
- Gaming on a Budget (Pt 1)
- Gaming on a Budget (Pt 2), both from Hive World Terra
- Partizan and other shows - you can often get great second hand deals from gamers.
- Blogosphere - many blogs I've come across have gamers selling of complete painted armies, if that takes your fancy.
- eBay and Amazon - great deals to be had here, as well as a wide range of collector's models (as any Praetorian gamer will tell you)
- Local Hobby Shops - especially if you know the staff/owner, you can sometimes negotiate a deal with them. I picked up a carrier bag full of the old GW paints for £15 the other week.
- Other Ranges often do perfectly usable 28mm figures, especially for generic things like zombies and are sometimes available in bulk for cheap!
- Me - I have a fairly sizeable range of Cadian infantry parts (except legs!) which people are quite welcome to for free if you drop me a line. I have about 30 models' worth of torsos, heads, and arms. On a wider note, most bloggers will do swops and such like.
|Could the new price rises be real?! Winston decided |
not to think about it and just carried on typesetting the latest
issue of White Dwarf
Hmmm, that's all I can think of. It's a little sad when you have to think of ways of avoiding buying from a company which has given us over 25 years of enjoyable gaming, but they brought it on; we acted in self-defence, m'lud. I haven't brought anything from GW (excluding FW) for over three months now, and don't intend to again. A lot of these people probably know about, but I keep finding people who still buy direct from GW.
If anyone has any other tips they'd like to share, please post them in the comments. In particular, a lot of the websites are EU-centric so delivery is cheaper here. If any of our gallant wargaming cousins around the world have any hot tips please share them; I'll try and keep the links section updated as comments appear. Thanks for reading.
Cheap Games Workshop Links
- Wayland Games (Europe)
- Maelstrom Games (free worldwide delivery, and a price match facility)
- GiftsForGeeks.org.uk (standing 20% off)
- Total Wargamer (Europe)
- Black Cultist (cheap delivery across Australia)
- Modelz 4 Cheaper (dirt cheap handmade terrain, plus some nice female commissar models!)