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The GW crack dealing monkey is on my back and I find myself irresistably drawn to the IG Air Cav concept.

I need 8 or 9 Valkyries and of course that is a good chunk of change. In the past I have ordered from Chaos Mail Order and always got my goods in reasonable time with a 20% discount and free shipping (because I spent $100+). Does anyone know of a trustworthy GW merchant who might cut an even better deal?

Thanks!
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

Does your merchant have to be in the US?

   
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I've heard good things from http://thewarstore.com/. Right now, if you buy a set of three valkyries, you get them for 25% off. Not sure if it is limited to 3 or if it just needs to be multiples of three, but their usual discount is 20% and all of the orders, regardless of size ship for $5.95 and come with insurance.
   
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9 Valkyries from TheWarStore.com = US$391.50
9 Valkyries from Maelstrom Games UK = US$410.50

The major difference here is shipping. If you can find a way to ship 9 Valk boxes for less than US$19 then TheWarStore.com is the way to go. If you can't, then Maelstrom is the answer, as they have free shipping worldwide.

So I'd find out how much the shipping on 9 Valk boxes would be, and then make your decision from there.

   
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Baltimore, MD

One thing to consider is to actually talk to your FLGS about placing a special order. My guy doesn't' discount normally, but I got 20% with no shipping and he paid my tax after telling him I wanted three valks.

I've got no problem shopping where you get the best price, but in the US at least, your FLGS gets the best wholesale prices available, and could pass them down to you. If he's not willing to deal, he knows you'll buy elsewhere.

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Australia

Polonius makes a very good point. With the worldwide recession, never have we as the consumer been in a better position to ask for a better deal from retailers. Most are prepared to do most anything to get your business, and 8 or 9 Valkyries is no chickenfeed.

So if you can get it from your local LGS for a comparable price to an online retailer, it's certainly better to be able to pick it up in your hands and avoid the vagueries and possible damage of the Postal Service.

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Well I can't say I've ever had any damage from the postal service, and I've hardly bought a thing from my own country in the past three years, but maybe that's just me.

My only concern with the FLGS discount aspect is that I wouldn't want to hold my FLGS (not that I have one) over a barrel with a "Discount this or I shop elsewhere" ultimatum. Just seems... unfair to them.

Maybe I'm being too nice.

   
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Australia

H.B.M.C. wrote:Well I can't say I've ever had any damage from the postal service, and I've hardly bought a thing from my own country in the past three years, but maybe that's just me.

My only concern with the FLGS discount aspect is that I wouldn't want to hold my FLGS (not that I have one) over a barrel with a "Discount this or I shop elsewhere" ultimatum. Just seems... unfair to them.

Maybe I'm being too nice.

I've had plenty of damaged boxes over the years, although only a few actually damaged models. And they've been more from bashing around inside the box rather than damage from exterior crushing or whatever. It's just nice to remove that "being handled roughly from the other side of the world" element if I can. I've always found stock that comes straight from the distributor to be minty factory fresh. It's the vaguery of delivery that's a more annoying aspect than possible damage really. There's been a few real pickles with US online discounters recently in particular. So again, it's just the case that if you can get it for the same price from someone face-to-face, it's preferable.

As to bargaining for a discount, it's just a matter-of-fact thing with the current economic situation really. Not so much "give me a discount or I shop elsewhere" more "I'm going to be buying 8 Valkyries, what kind of deal can you give me, because I can get them for $X somewhere else but I'd rather buy from you". Of course this really only applies to people within UK/US, etc. The way pricing goes here in Oz, you'd be hard pressed to match anything locally with overseas online discounters.

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Her Majesty's Buxom Commissar

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Thanks for all the informative advice. You have all given me some new options to consider
   
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Baltimore, MD

H.B.M.C. wrote:Well I can't say I've ever had any damage from the postal service, and I've hardly bought a thing from my own country in the past three years, but maybe that's just me.

My only concern with the FLGS discount aspect is that I wouldn't want to hold my FLGS (not that I have one) over a barrel with a "Discount this or I shop elsewhere" ultimatum. Just seems... unfair to them.

Maybe I'm being too nice.


Well, a lot of it depends on the vagaries of Australian pricing. If your FLGS simply could not afford to match Maelstrom, then it'd be crass to ask.

However, if they can, don't think of it as an ultimatum, think of it as an opportunity for them to keep your business.

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I would imagine this guy would know a good place for discount !


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Mishawaka, Indiana

Thats just not fair....

what is one man going to do with at least 35 valks?!

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I count closer to 40 as there's a few boxes on the bottom toward the edges that'd need 1-2 more boxes to be supported properly.

That said, the windows behind the gentleman and the M:tG scroll lead me to believe this is a shot of a FLGS's release shipment, describing the imbalance between preordered valkyrie kits and other preordered items.

My best guess anyway.
   
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The war store is where i got my first stuff for my army last week. There prices are good, i actually saved more than i thought.
   
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Hemet, CA

I think it really depends on your local ownership. My local game shop doesn't offer any special discount whatsoever, just a flat 20% when you buy exactly $200. It never hurts to ask your game shop... Don't phrase it as an ultimatum, just as a fact finding mission. See what they can do for you, you know?

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Never bought from here, but they do have a lot of "combo-deals" (and you can make your own).
+ Already good prices.

https://www.wargamesempire.com/shop/article_32.8/Imperial-Guard-Valkyrie.html?sessid=4tfRaEZUBieDSMsLj7llQF64sycWsHq7hr3AODFEnxERaR56bJuqPiox7jy4cYfQ&shop_param=cid%3D14%26aid%3D32.8%26

I don't know what shipping to the US would come to, but 225£ (9 valks) = 340$, and that's not counting whatever combo-discount they might offer (I'm not sure how those work, but just click the combo-deals button).
   
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+1 for talking to the owner of your FLGS. I just got about $800 worth of new toys for about $500 just by asking them if they were willing to price match an internet discounter for me.

As for how to phrase it, its not an ultimatum, its an offer "I'd like to spend a bunch of money here, but we both know I can get a good deal on the internet, can you match that so I can still spend it here with you rather then with some guy across the country?"

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Hemet, CA

Very well phrased.

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H.B.M.C. wrote:Well I can't say I've ever had any damage from the postal service, and I've hardly bought a thing from my own country in the past three years, but maybe that's just me.

My only concern with the FLGS discount aspect is that I wouldn't want to hold my FLGS (not that I have one) over a barrel with a "Discount this or I shop elsewhere" ultimatum. Just seems... unfair to them.

Maybe I'm being too nice.


i'm not sure how simply taking your business elsewhere is "nice" to them. it may save YOU from a possibly uncomfortable conversation with your FLGS owner but that's hardly to their benefit. i would try talking to them. i tried to make my smaller purchases (codices, fieldable unit in a box or 2-3 blisters, paints, etc) at my old FLGS; if i was starting a new army and making a big purchase at once (to get my 1000-1500pts needed to play), the bigger online discount was irresistable. of course, that was during the days of routine 30-35% online discounts years ago.

   
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For me (in Aus) its pretty much pointless talking to people here for a discount. I order stuff online from UK atm for 40% discount.
I got the tau army box (12FW 12 Kroot DFish, 3 Stealths and 1 crisis) for the equivalent of the price of one devilfish

I bought from "buy for less online" off ebay. Dodgy name, but good rep and good prices. Shipping was a bit slow, but they do deals on ordering 3 of something (so my friend who bought 3 baneblades paid less than he normally would have for 2 if he bought from GW here)
   
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WARHAMMER-40K-3-x-Imperial-Guard-Valkyrie-NEW_W0QQitemZ220412353513QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Toys_Wargames_RL?hash=item220412353513&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1683|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A0|293%3A1|294%3A50


sorry for the huge link here.


£85 for 3 valks.
not sure how that would work out for you, but hope it was of some help.

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Actually about £91. You forgot to include cost of shipping to the U.S. It'd only cost a couple of pounds more to buy the same from maelstrom games with free shipping, which would be about the same price as buying from Chaos Orc and spending enough to get the free shipping.

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New poster, long time lurker. However I think this might help you:

http://www.waylandgames.co.uk/bundles/wagner-valkyrie-bundle/prod_3888.html

They have a bundle deal for 3 valkyries for £75. So for 9 valkyries at current exchange rate it works as US $344 excluding shipping. It says pre order, but I think they have started shipping when the Valkyries got released - as my IG order is only being held up by stock shortage on some other items I ordered.

I'm not sure about shipping to the US - so it might work out to be more expensive than the prices quoted by other posters above me. However I'm pretty sure you can drop them an email to find out.

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As the postage goes: with an order that size its allways worth sending them a mail 1st.
i know alot of shops on feebay will give free delivery if the order is over a certain amount.
i think 9 valks covers that pretty well lol

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Ok, so I went with number9dream's link to WarGames Empire and worked out a deal for 8 Valks for 199 GBP plus 7.50 GBP shipping. According to my math that comes out to less than $40 per Valk or more than 30% off retail US cost (and that includes shipping). I'll let everyone know how this merchant works out (shipping times, etc.).
   
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In all seriousness, buy from your Local Hobby Shop. Companies like The War Store are closing shops all over the country. The only reason our's is still open is because of donations and the core set of older gamers buying from the shop, and free time donated by the owner. I used to have four or five more stores to choose from in my area, now I have only three (of the original seven or eight), and only two have table gaming, one of which is staring down the barrel, the last... well respectable gamers don't go there.... BUY FROM SHOPS!!!

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thewarstore.com 3 for $130
   
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Grinning Goblin wrote:I've heard good things from http://thewarstore.com/. Right now, if you buy a set of three valkyries, you get them for 25% off. Not sure if it is limited to 3 or if it just needs to be multiples of three, but their usual discount is 20% and all of the orders, regardless of size ship for $5.95 and come with insurance.


3 are 130.00
   
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H.B.M.C. wrote:9 Valkyries from TheWarStore.com = US$391.50
9 Valkyries from Maelstrom Games UK = US$410.50

The major difference here is shipping. If you can find a way to ship 9 Valk boxes for less than US$19 then TheWarStore.com is the way to go. If you can't, then Maelstrom is the answer, as they have free shipping worldwide.

So I'd find out how much the shipping on 9 Valk boxes would be, and then make your decision from there.


$395.95 with ups shipping (thewarstore)
   
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Skinnattittar wrote:In all seriousness, buy from your Local Hobby Shop. Companies like The War Store are closing shops all over the country.

I buy my supplies (paint, brushes, etc.) from the local art store.
I play in garages.

What do I need a LGS for? Why should I care if they close?

   
 
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