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I think they had the new Zug on sale (a couple of people mentioned getting him in another thread).

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I don't suppose there was a whiff of Blood Bowl stuff for sale in the store, was there? They didn't stock up to get ready for increased sales, I guess?

Last time I was up at Lenton (December, I think it was) there was absolutely no BB stuff in the store at all. Very disappointing...


There were 40 of the new Zug mini, but that was it. No teams, bossters or box sets.

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There were 40 of the new Zug mini, but that was it. No teams, bossters or box sets.

Absolute madness...

Surely someone, somewhere in HQ, realises that they might quite possibly have a player or two that want to buy Blood Bowl at a Blood Bowl tourney?

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I don't suppose there was a whiff of Blood Bowl stuff for sale in the store, was there? They didn't stock up to get ready for increased sales, I guess?


This SHOULD (not going to say will anymore, I say SHOULD) be different in future. I was talking to Phil on the staff who is very much into BB and is a member here, he was one of the refs. He asked before the event about what they need to do and we sat down during games 5 and 6 and talked it over.
I spent 5 of those minutes passionately making the point, why was there no teams out, where is the stock that I know exists. I made the point that its like kids in a sweet shop - if you get stock in front of 172 BB players they just wont resist.
I said to Phil about the guy who was sitting next to my game and he had never played against Skaven before and within two hours he was totally obsessed by them. If there was a Skaven team for sale right there and then he was going to buy it. No matter what.

As our conversation came to a close, some guy I didnt know came over to us and asked if there was any BB stuff for sale... it was priceless timing!! Point made.

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they had 2 dark elf players, in blisters, on a rack near the back. very hard to find. :cry:

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I spotted those. They were next to a Chaos team expansion blister and a big guy if my memory serves me... Rat Ogre perhaps. 4 blisters in total, one of which was the new Zug.

All were in a far corner at the bottom of the Specialist Games section below the Warmaster stuff... sums it up really!


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IF I can get there then perhaps my ale retirement could wait a whille to join up with you and perhaps play a game of beerbowl :D

If I can come next year then perhaps coco and an early night on Saturday would be a good thing.

No go drinking of friday till 3, then drink all saturday during the games followed by more drinking on sat night till 3. It's the way forward

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they had 2 dark elf players, in blisters, on a rack near the back. very hard to find. :cry:
Oh please; it doesn't exactly take a rocket scientist to work out that the BB stuff would be on one of the specialist games racks. Also if it was "at the back" then so was at least half of the Warhammer stuff. :wink:

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As our conversation came to a close, some guy I didnt know came over to us and asked if there was any BB stuff for sale... it was priceless timing!! Point made.
Never ceases to amaze me that people can go into the Warhammer World store, one of whose biggest selling points is the ability to get stuff from mail order without it having to be posted to you first, and come out saying they couldn't buy x, y and z because it wasn't on the shelf. :x I got a new Griff on Saturday through mail order and I saw others ordering BB stuff too (in the 10-15 minutes I was there). Begs the question if some can do it why not others?

Having said that ordering stuff is more of a pain than it used to be. Previously you just wrote down what you wanted and handed that to one of the guys in the store who'd phone down for it. Now you have to log in to your web store account, or in my case create one, select what you want and process the order selecting the Warhammer World store as your address and then pay at the till before your order gets processed. (It was apparently changed due to too many people ordering stuff and buggering off before it got sent up or not returning from their tourney games for it). I kinda felt the new process was just a bit too long winded to be able to handle every competitor that wanted to buy stuff at a large tourney.

So, whilst I still think its disingenuous at best to claim they had no, or little, BB stuff for sale at this last GT (or previous ones), I do agree that putting much more stock on the shelves would do both them and us a real favour.

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Working it retail (yuck!), I have to say that not having it on the shelf, just because you can order it, is a bad policy - many purchases are impluse purchases - you see it there and decide to buy it. I had no intention of buying any figs this weekend, but seeing one of the Bugman's minis, I saw a use for it, like the model, and ended up buying two (one for me, one for a friend). If they hadn't been oin display, I wouldn't have brought them.
So either GW (or more exactly, the store) don't care, or they need to get some people with better retail experiences in (and no, I don't want the job!).

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Or more pointedly walk up to the store manager with a smile on your face and ask them bluntly...

"Why don't you want our money?"

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Hi Dave. Don't spose you asked him the reason behind discontinuing 'the coin', being issued. Seems they could have placated a few people with that as some sign of their support for the game.... It could be pressed from the off-cuts and waste from all those LOTR metal models released each month :wink: :wink: (in keeping with BB mythology), bit of a snub otherwise....


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Or more pointedly walk up to the store manager with a smile on your face and ask them bluntly...

"Why don't you want our money?"

:smoking:


knowing Rich (the store manager there), he would smile back, then sell a lot of stuff to you :lol:

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Or more pointedly walk up to the store manager with a smile on your face and ask them bluntly...

"Why don't you want our money?"

:smoking:


knowing Rich (the store manager there), he would smile back, then sell a lot of stuff to you :lol:


And he would make you feel good that you have just spent lots of money

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Totally agree, great weekend. lots of fun, loads of beer and loads of casualties. what more could you want?


The same but £30 (or less) like all the other 2 day tournaments out there :lol:


but you did get feed. PK&Q the sat night meal cost me nearly £20 then put a couple of subways on that and your heading to near the £50 mark. Foods not always great at the GTs but i'm happy to pay it as there is nowhere really near warhammer world to get anything to eat during the day


Albabowl. £30 for accomodation from friday night to monday morning. £20 ticket. And that covers home cooked breakfast every morning, a BBQ on Saturday night, and a shitload of homebrew for everyone to drink.

Plus prizes.

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but thats because your great.
If i could afford it i'd come up for that one

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