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  • GW Price Hikes Coming

    Posted on June 18th, 2005 Rob No comments

    OMG! have you seen the latest? GW must be the King of Ignoring Customer Feedback. Or maybe they just don't care? I don't really know. From the GW Site (Games Workshop US – News):

    Effective July 6, 2005, select items in Games Workshop's product range will be increasing in price. Every year we will review our range and we will o­nly have o­ne review a year. Our next price review will happen in July 2006.


    Not knowing how long the link will work, Ill post it below. What really kills me is some of the modeling supply costs. These are US prices so the Canadian o­nes are even worse. $7US for a container of PVA (White) glue? Forget the fact that I find the GW glue too runny (high water content) but I can get a freaking huge thing of Weldbond for that price. Weldbond is my personal favorite white glue.

    $8US for "Modeling Sand"? Ummm… $4.99 at ToysRus for a sack of it. $10US for A sculpting tool? Thats how much I paid for a whole set.

    Basically, what they are doing is forcing people to realize that there are other, cheaper, options out there. As their sales o­n consumables drop, theyll be force to raise their prices o­n the plastics (they o­nly do price reviews o­nce a year according to them). I didnt see o­ne item drop in price, too me thats not so much a "review" as a cash grab. The Skeleton box moves to $35US, I think that its the most useful sprue in existance (close 2nd is the Mordhiem Accessory Sprue) and I really struggle with buying any… if they had dropped that to $25US I probably would snap up a few. Net effect is the dont get my money ($0) so they have to spend more time and effort to try and make up for the lost sale. Sort of a Catch-22.

    Anyway… Im done bitching. As promised, the price list:


    The following is a list of products affected:

    Global Unit Code Short Sales Code Description Current Price New Price
    HOBBY SUPPLIES:
        ALL PAINTS AND INKS $2.50 $3.00
        ALL METALLIC PAINTS $3.25 $3.50
        ALL SPRAY PAINTS AND PRIMERS $9.00 $10.00
    99219999006 66-02 PVA GLUE W/ GW LOGO $6.00 $7.00
    99239999017 66-12 TWEEZERS $6.00 $7.00
    13219999007 66-03-13 CITADEL POLYSTYRENE GLUE $6.00 $8.00
    13219999004 66-01-13 CITADEL SUPER GLUE $6.00 $8.00
    99199999013 63-01-13 BRUSH: SUPER DETAIL $6.00 $8.00
    99199999014 63-02-13 BRUSH: DETAIL $6.00 $8.00
    99199999015 63-03-13 BRUSH: STANDARD $6.00 $8.00
    99199999016 63-04-13 BRUSH: BASECOAT $6.00 $8.00
    99199999017 63-05-13 BRUSH: LARGE $6.00 $8.00
    99199999018 63-06-13 BRUSH: SMALL DRY $6.00 $8.00
    99199999019 63-07-13 BRUSH: LARGE DRY $6.00 $8.00
    99199999012 63-09-13 BRUSH: TANK $8.00 $9.00
    99220199009 65-04 40K TEMPLATES $6.00 $8.00
    99220199010 64-03 40K TREES $6.00 $8.00
    99221399002 65-08 INQUISITOR DICE $7.00 $8.00
    99229999020 66-14 MODELING FLOCK $6.00 $8.00
    99229999021 66-15 STATIC GRASS $6.00 $8.00
    99229999023 66-17 MODELING SAND $6.00 $8.00
    99229999024 66-18 MODELING GRAVEL $6.00 $8.00
    99080399001 E037 EPIC BASES $8.00 $9.00
    99239999023 60-14 CRAFT KNIFE BLADES $8.00 $9.00
    99239999024 60-15 PIN VICE DRILL BITS $8.00 $9.00
    99090399001 E036 ORDER DICE $9.00 $10.00
    99219999005 66-13 MODELLING PUTTY (GREEN STUFF) $8.00 $10.00
    99239999009 65-02 CITADEL TAPE MEASURE $9.00 $10.00
    99239999015 66-10 SCULPTING TOOL $9.00 $10.00
    99220199013 66-35 SPACE MARINE JUMP PACKS $13.00 $15.00
    99239999011 66-06 FILE SET $13.00 $15.00
    WARHAMMER 40,000:
    99120101004 48-07 SPACE MARINE TACTICAL SQUAD $30.00 $35.00
    99120101011 53-08 SPACE WOLF BLOOD CLAWS $30.00 $35.00
    99120101012 53-06 SPACE WOLF GREY HUNTERS $30.00 $35.00
    99120101021 53-12 13TH COMPANY GREY SLAYERS $30.00 $35.00
    99120101022 53-13 13th COMPANY STORM CLAWS $30.00 $35.00
    99120103003 50-10 40K ORK BOYZ $30.00 $35.00
    99120104003 46-09 ELDAR GUARDIANS SQUAD $30.00 $35.00
    99120105012 47-18 CADIAN HEAVY WEAPON TEAM $12.00 $13.00
    99120105008 47-17 CADIAN SHOKK TROOPS BOXED SET $30.00 $35.00
    99120105009 47-19 CADIAN HEAVY WEAPONS SQUAD (3) $30.00 $35.00
    99120105017 42-09 CATACHAN HEAVY WEAPON TEAM $12.00 $13.00
    99120105004 42-06 CATACHAN JUNGLE FIGHTERS $30.00 $35.00
    99120105014 42-08 CATACHAN HEAVY WEAPONS SQUAD $30.00 $35.00
    99120110001 49-06 NECRON WARRIOR SQUAD $30.00 $35.00
    99120113001 56-06 TAU FIRE WARRIORS $30.00 $35.00
    99120114001 56-08 KROOT CARNIVORE SQUAD $30.00 $35.00
    WARHAMMER FANTASY BATTLES:
    99120201003 83-12 CHAOS MARAUDER REGIMENT $30.00 $35.00
    99120201005 81-06 CHAOS BEASTMEN REGIMENT $30.00 $35.00
    99120201006 83-06 CHAOS WARRIOR REGIMENT $30.00 $35.00
    99120202001 86-06 EMPIRE SOLDIERS REGIMENT $30.00 $35.00
    99120202002 86-07 EMPIRE KNIGHTLY ORDER $30.00 $35.00
    99120202004 86-10 EMPIRE MILITIA $30.00 $35.00
    99120202006 86-15 EMPIRE DETACHMENT $30.00 $35.00
    99120203003 82-06 BRETONNIAN KNIGHTS $30.00 $35.00
    99120203004 82-09 BRETONNIAN MEN AT ARMS $30.00 $35.00
    99120203006 82-07 BRETONNIAN BOWMEN $30.00 $35.00
    99120205001 84-06 DWARF WARRIOR REGIMENT $30.00 $35.00
    99120206001 90-06 SKAVEN CLANRATS REGIMENT $30.00 $35.00
    99120206002 90-08 SKAVEN NIGHT RUNNERS REGIMENT $30.00 $35.00
    99120206004 90-12 SKAVEN PLAGUE MONKS $30.00 $35.00
    99120207001 91-07 ZOMBIE REGIMENT $30.00 $35.00
    99120207002 91-06 SKELETON WARRIOR REGIMENT $30.00 $35.00
    99120207003 94-06 TOMB KINGS SKELETON REGIMENT $30.00 $35.00
    99120207004 94-07 TOMB KINGS HORSEMEN REGIMENT $30.00 $35.00
    99120207005 94-08 TOMB KINGS CHARIOT REGIMENT $30.00 $35.00
    99120208003 88-06 LIZARDMEN SAURUS REGIMENT $30.00 $35.00
    99120208004 88-07 LIZARDMEN SKINK REGIMENT $30.00 $35.00
    99120209001 89-06 ORC REGIMENT $30.00 $35.00
    99120209004 89-11 GOBLIN WOLF RIDERS $30.00 $35.00
    99120210003 87-06 HIGH ELF WARRIOR REGIMENT $30.00 $35.00
    99120210004 87-08 HIGH ELF ARCHERS REGIMENT $30.00 $35.00
    99120210005 87-09 HIGH ELF SILVER HELMS $30.00 $35.00
    99120212001 85-06 DARK ELF WARRIORS $30.00 $35.00

     

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