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(HN) wrote:
 BertBert wrote:
The idea of blowing 400+ bucks on Warhammer in a single purchase is so strange to me. Is there any bulk discount applied or something? Seems like such an unneccessary risk if there isn't.

I'll be honest, the only reason why I get my Castus was because I was getting the Black templar box anyway, so I just had to slap something on top of it (in that case a primaris chaplain on bike, because there was 100% chance that thing will get useful in that army) and a random paint was enough to reach the mark.

Without the BT box? Yeah, probably wouldn't have blown that much on it.


It seems very likely that this promotion was timed for exactly this reason - an excuse for people to add 'just one more thing' to the box of Templars they were already getting. I would not be surprised if we see a similar promotion around the next army box - eg a slightly fancier berzerker on top of a pile of bodies when the World Eaters box drops.
   
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That would actually be a much more unique model and I could see there being a bigger uproar about it.
   
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 GaroRobe wrote:
That would actually be a much more unique model and I could see there being a bigger uproar about it.


Uproar? Uproar!

"Hey, we're getting our first new Battle Sister in almost fifteen years! She's resin and a commemorative model and we get to keep using our ancient metal models for another decade! Yay!"

Insert swears, death threats and references to the "current" Khorne Bezerker kit as needed.

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 Geifer wrote:
 GaroRobe wrote:
That would actually be a much more unique model and I could see there being a bigger uproar about it.


Uproar? Uproar!

"Hey, we're getting our first new Battle Sister in almost fifteen years! She's resin and a commemorative model and we get to keep using our ancient metal models for another decade! Yay!"

Insert swears, death threats and references to the "current" Khorne Bezerker kit as needed.


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soviet13 wrote:


It seems very likely that this promotion was timed for exactly this reason - an excuse for people to add 'just one more thing' to the box of Templars they were already getting. I would not be surprised if we see a similar promotion around the next army box - eg a slightly fancier berzerker on top of a pile of bodies when the World Eaters box drops.

Exactly. I wouldn't be surprised if they did that ... well every time from now on.
And the more I think about it, the more I'm convinced that the Blanchetsu Castellan they shown, the one that is only shown once, in the background a giant army shot in the book, was meant to be some kind of promotional mini at first, probably this year game's day 40k mini... or some kind of incentive for the BT box.
On thing is sure tho, Castus was made at the same time than Idomitus, it has the same date printed on the sprue, and having "the guy from that 9th ed intro" at the time made sens, but they just kept it for a rainy day "which came today (and since there's still BT box on shelf I'd say that was not nearly enough to sell that frankly underwhelming box).

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Now there’s a thing.

Placed a qualifying order with GW on Friday. As Castus is now Made To Order, I chose to split the delivery.

Got my new Necromunda terrain yesterday. And just received notification my Sgt Castus is on his way.

Anyone else, or did I just get lucky again?

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Now there’s a thing.

Placed a qualifying order with GW on Friday. As Castus is now Made To Order, I chose to split the delivery.

Got my new Necromunda terrain yesterday. And just received notification my Sgt Castus is on his way.

Anyone else, or did I just get lucky again?


Yout reason number uno why these sold out!

   
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 GoldenHorde wrote:
 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
 NAVARRO wrote:
I dont have a problem of them doing this limited time promo fig you you spend X amount as a loyalty gift for those who choose to use GW Online store... But during that dropping the ball and saying sorry we cannot honour that since its sold out is not cool in my books.


They’ll still fulfil it, folk just need to wait.


Limited edition but "made to order".

Waiting is fun also. Knowing you were baited by a company that didn't bother to produce and warehouse the promotional limited time item is a good look for the company.


The FOMO is strong in this one



There's no FOMO. You literally cannot FOMO something that isn't going to MO.

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tneva82 wrote:
 GoldenHorde wrote:
 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
 NAVARRO wrote:
I dont have a problem of them doing this limited time promo fig you you spend X amount as a loyalty gift for those who choose to use GW Online store... But during that dropping the ball and saying sorry we cannot honour that since its sold out is not cool in my books.


They’ll still fulfil it, folk just need to wait.


Limited edition but "made to order".

Waiting is fun also. Knowing you were baited by a company that didn't bother to produce and warehouse the promotional limited time item is a good look for the company.


The FOMO is strong in this one



There's no FOMO. You literally cannot FOMO something that isn't going to MO.


You miss out after 11:59pm (BST) on the 28th of October 2021

It's literally in the OP and topic title.

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 GoldenHorde wrote:


You miss out after 11:59pm (BST) on the 28th of October 2021

It's literally in the OP and topic title.



Do you have a general dislike of FOMO or just like homing in on one particular company?


   
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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
I only qualified for two! One last month, one this month


Honestly out of interest, why would you buy the second order from GW (and get another Castus) as opposed to purchasing from a retailer who offers the standard 20% discount?

It's your money and your decision but I would be going down the save a bit of cash route the second time... I actually find it perplexing that some do order straight from GW (unless it is obviously something they only sell themselves).

Anyway, just interested in the though process more than anything.

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 endlesswaltz123 wrote:
Honestly out of interest, why would you buy the second order from GW (and get another Castus) as opposed to purchasing from a retailer who offers the standard 20% discount?
I've asked a similar question. Then again, he did sell his first Castus...

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I've seen some going for £30-£40... Maybe with that discount it is worth more than going to third parties.

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 endlesswaltz123 wrote:
 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
I only qualified for two! One last month, one this month


Honestly out of interest, why would you buy the second order from GW (and get another Castus) as opposed to purchasing from a retailer who offers the standard 20% discount?

It's your money and your decision but I would be going down the save a bit of cash route the second time... I actually find it perplexing that some do order straight from GW (unless it is obviously something they only sell themselves).

Anyway, just interested in the though process more than anything.



For me, I have Ultramarines and Silver Templars Primaris forces. Why not have the same model in both?

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 endlesswaltz123 wrote:
 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
I only qualified for two! One last month, one this month


Honestly out of interest, why would you buy the second order from GW (and get another Castus) as opposed to purchasing from a retailer who offers the standard 20% discount?

It's your money and your decision but I would be going down the save a bit of cash route the second time... I actually find it perplexing that some do order straight from GW (unless it is obviously something they only sell themselves).

Anyway, just interested in the though process more than anything.


I’ll be selling both on. The comparative saving (including the £10 e-voucher I qualified for by signing up to Warhammer+), based on selling each model for £21 is about the same as I get from Element. Plus for stuff like Necromunda Terrain, GW are just more likely to have what I wants in stock.

This saves me money in a roundabout kind of way, and gets the exclusive model to someone who really wants it, but can’t afford the qualifying spend. Basically everyone wins. I save money, GW get my money, and someone else gets a nice a model they might not have been able to otherwise.

And yeah, once it arrives I’ll be putting it up in the Loot Group, alongside my remaining Imperium exclusive Captain. Ideally for folk who would struggle to get either (such as the many places Imperium isn’t sold or will be sold, and the many places where GW’s exchange rate is……shall we say wonky?)


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Also, I feel I should stress that I’d been planning to get the additional stuff for Necromunda anyway. Really it’s mostly just good fortune that a couple of bits came back in stock during this promotion. So this isn’t some panic or induced purchase. It’s all stuff I needed/wanted (delete to your preference) anyway.

Such as the sodding floor tiles, which are a devil to get hold of!

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
 endlesswaltz123 wrote:
 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
I only qualified for two! One last month, one this month


Honestly out of interest, why would you buy the second order from GW (and get another Castus) as opposed to purchasing from a retailer who offers the standard 20% discount?

It's your money and your decision but I would be going down the save a bit of cash route the second time... I actually find it perplexing that some do order straight from GW (unless it is obviously something they only sell themselves).

Anyway, just interested in the though process more than anything.


I’ll be selling both on. The comparative saving (including the £10 e-voucher I qualified for by signing up to Warhammer+), based on selling each model for £21 is about the same as I get from Element. Plus for stuff like Necromunda Terrain, GW are just more likely to have what I wants in stock.

This saves me money in a roundabout kind of way, and gets the exclusive model to someone who really wants it, but can’t afford the qualifying spend. Basically everyone wins. I save money, GW get my money, and someone else gets a nice a model they might not have been able to otherwise.

And yeah, once it arrives I’ll be putting it up in the Loot Group, alongside my remaining Imperium exclusive Captain. Ideally for folk who would struggle to get either (such as the many places Imperium isn’t sold or will be sold, and the many places where GW’s exchange rate is……shall we say wonky?)


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Also, I feel I should stress that I’d been planning to get the additional stuff for Necromunda anyway. Really it’s mostly just good fortune that a couple of bits came back in stock during this promotion. So this isn’t some panic or induced purchase. It’s all stuff I needed/wanted (delete to your preference) anyway.

Such as the sodding floor tiles, which are a devil to get hold of!


Fair and very reasonable of you.

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(HN) wrote:
 BertBert wrote:
The idea of blowing 400+ bucks on Warhammer in a single purchase is so strange to me. Is there any bulk discount applied or something? Seems like such an unneccessary risk if there isn't.

I'll be honest, the only reason why I get my Castus was because I was getting the Black templar box anyway, so I just had to slap something on top of it (in that case a primaris chaplain on bike, because there was 100% chance that thing will get useful in that army) and a random paint was enough to reach the mark.

Without the BT box? Yeah, probably wouldn't have blown that much on it.

They were obviously expecting many of us to do that...(I did the same by adding Celestine to my order, that I would have buy anyways someday). I wasn't really amazed by Castus, but it's still a pretty cool model and I took the bait.
   
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Given the size of the base, and to not have to decide which SM faction to paint it up for, I think I am going to paint it up as a statue as an objective marker/ terrain piece.
   
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alphaecho wrote:
 GoldenHorde wrote:


You miss out after 11:59pm (BST) on the 28th of October 2021

It's literally in the OP and topic title.


homing in on one particular company?



What other company is there to "home in on" regarding this miniature.

Please do tell

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 GoldenHorde wrote:
alphaecho wrote:
 GoldenHorde wrote:


You miss out after 11:59pm (BST) on the 28th of October 2021

It's literally in the OP and topic title.


homing in on one particular company?



What other company is there to "home in on" regarding this miniature.

Please do tell

It helps if you quote the entire 1 sentence of that post, it was regards this one miniatire and FOMO and whether you would kick up a fuss at other companies using it as a marketing plan, or if it's just GW.
   
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Dudeface wrote:
 GoldenHorde wrote:
alphaecho wrote:
 GoldenHorde wrote:


You miss out after 11:59pm (BST) on the 28th of October 2021

It's literally in the OP and topic title.


homing in on one particular company?



What other company is there to "home in on" regarding this miniature.

Please do tell

It helps if you quote the entire 1 sentence of that post, it was regards this one miniatire and FOMO and whether you would kick up a fuss at other companies using it as a marketing plan, or if it's just GW.


Find an example of nebulous "other company" and I'll respond accordingly. (Good luck with that)

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 GoldenHorde wrote:
Dudeface wrote:
 GoldenHorde wrote:
alphaecho wrote:
 GoldenHorde wrote:


You miss out after 11:59pm (BST) on the 28th of October 2021

It's literally in the OP and topic title.


homing in on one particular company?



What other company is there to "home in on" regarding this miniature.

Please do tell

It helps if you quote the entire 1 sentence of that post, it was regards this one miniatire and FOMO and whether you would kick up a fuss at other companies using it as a marketing plan, or if it's just GW.


Find an example of nebulous "other company" and I'll respond accordingly. (Good luck with that)


I'm sure it was a genuine, honest mistake regarding quote boxes but, as Dudeface pointed out, you missed my actual full question which was:


Do you have a general dislike of FOMO or just like homing in on one particular company?


After all, Kickstarter campaigns generally have a 'FOMO' element, to wit, KS exclusives and stretch goals.

Warlord Games, for example, used to have an exclusive miniature dependent on you buying Rulebooks from them. They also have a monthly 'Supply Box' that, in the case of October, is no longer available because it is a while stocks last offer.

So again, do you have a general dislike of FOMO or is it just aimed at GW offers?



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alphaecho wrote:
 GoldenHorde wrote:
Dudeface wrote:
 GoldenHorde wrote:
alphaecho wrote:
 GoldenHorde wrote:


You miss out after 11:59pm (BST) on the 28th of October 2021

It's literally in the OP and topic title.


homing in on one particular company?



What other company is there to "home in on" regarding this miniature.

Please do tell

It helps if you quote the entire 1 sentence of that post, it was regards this one miniatire and FOMO and whether you would kick up a fuss at other companies using it as a marketing plan, or if it's just GW.


Find an example of nebulous "other company" and I'll respond accordingly. (Good luck with that)


I'm sure it was a genuine, honest mistake regarding quote boxes but, as Dudeface pointed out, you missed my actual full question which was:


Do you have a general dislike of FOMO or just like homing in on one particular company?


After all, Kickstarter campaigns generally have a 'FOMO' element, to wit, KS exclusives and stretch goals.

Warlord Games, for example, used to have an exclusive miniature dependent on you buying Rulebooks from them. They also have a monthly 'Supply Box' that, in the case of October, is no longer available because it is a while stocks last offer.

So again, do you have a general dislike of FOMO or is it just aimed at GW offers?






So Warlord has a 3 rulebook set with 3 minis for 60 pounds. Seems like good value considering the base costs of individual books is 20 pounds each.

60 for 3 free minis blows the crap out of 150 pounds for 1 mini thrown in

So basically Warlord gives you x3 the "free stuff" for almost 1/3 of the entry threshold.

Yes. It is just aimed at GW....because they're terrible.

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The miniature is out of stock at present.

Any qualifying orders will receive the miniature at a later date.

That fact was published by GW thereby informing any potential customers.

How about Warlord Games and the Monthly Supply Drop offer that goes out of stock? Any rants about that bit of FOMO? After all, it's an 'October' offer that didn't last the month.

GW are going to honour any qualifying purchases made during the whole qualifying period.

Anyhoo, you keep sticking to The Man. Nice to see you've moved the goalposts from FOMO because, basically, every company does it in some form or another, to a 'pants on head' international pricing strategy.

   
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alphaecho wrote:

How about Warlord Games and the Monthly Supply Drop offer that goes out of stock? Any rants about that bit of FOMO? After all, it's an 'October' offer that didn't last the month.


For a start, those warlord supply drops are actually good value unlike the special snowflake bait.

Warlord even state "The box contained approximately 50% added value against purchasing the individual items separately.


Is Sgt Castus adding $210 AUD extra value out of a sum of $420 AUD in purchases....?




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 GoldenHorde wrote:
alphaecho wrote:

How about Warlord Games and the Monthly Supply Drop offer that goes out of stock? Any rants about that bit of FOMO? After all, it's an 'October' offer that didn't last the month.


For a start, those warlord supply drops are actually good value unlike the special snowflake bait.

Warlord even state "The box contained approximately 50% added value against purchasing the individual items separately.


Is Sgt Castus adding $210 AUD extra value out of a sum of $420 AUD in purchases....?






Warlord's offer is still geared at FOMO.

Buy now before we stop offering the deal partway through the month or you will pay 50% more. Even worse, those items are still likely in stock on the webstore but if a customer wasn't fortunate enough to get in first, they Miss Out. Does that create a Fear Of for November?


You are revealing some genuine bias by applying uneven standards.

For clarity's sake, I have no issues with any offers or deals companies make that are constrained by exclusivity or time. Customers have the choice to buy or not buy.



   
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alphaecho wrote:
 GoldenHorde wrote:
alphaecho wrote:

How about Warlord Games and the Monthly Supply Drop offer that goes out of stock? Any rants about that bit of FOMO? After all, it's an 'October' offer that didn't last the month.


For a start, those warlord supply drops are actually good value unlike the special snowflake bait.

Warlord even state "The box contained approximately 50% added value against purchasing the individual items separately.


Is Sgt Castus adding $210 AUD extra value out of a sum of $420 AUD in purchases....?






Warlord's offer is still geared at FOMO.

Buy now before we stop offering the deal partway through the month or you will pay 50% more. Even worse, those items are still likely in stock on the webstore but if a customer wasn't fortunate enough to get in first, they Miss Out. Does that create a Fear Of for November?


You are revealing some genuine bias by applying uneven standards.

For clarity's sake, I have no issues with any offers or deals companies make that are constrained by exclusivity or time. Customers have the choice to buy or not buy.




Yes, I am biased because a company that offers consumers more value is better than one that offers consumers less value.

Damn, you got me there. I am biased to generous companies. Damn. I am caught out.

None of your pure sophistry can avoid that basic equation. Warlord is generous in their bundles which provides a redeeming aspect.

A bundle deal is not on par with making your core boxed sets have only a single production run.
Deal with it.

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A funny thing has happened for me with regard to Sgt. Castus. I placed an order of the appropriate dollar value (the 2021 Chapter Approved plus some Dreads and stuff for my Space Wolves), and despite hearing that I'd have to wait a long time for Castus to arrive, he came in the mail days ago but my main order (all of it is in stock currently, mind you) is still shown as Pending. What gives? It's been 11 days since I placed the order! Probably the strangest part is that I got Castus first; as I said, I fully expected to wait a couple of months for him.

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 ZergSmasher wrote:
A funny thing has happened for me with regard to Sgt. Castus. I placed an order of the appropriate dollar value (the 2021 Chapter Approved plus some Dreads and stuff for my Space Wolves), and despite hearing that I'd have to wait a long time for Castus to arrive, he came in the mail days ago but my main order (all of it is in stock currently, mind you) is still shown as Pending. What gives? It's been 11 days since I placed the order! Probably the strangest part is that I got Castus first; as I said, I fully expected to wait a couple of months for him.


Speculation, but they would split Castus off your main order right away for lack of stock and process the latter in chronological order with whatever wait time that involves. Since they have to make extra Castuses and probably planned ahead for the possibility, they'd keep a production slot open to make a batch every so often and send it out right away. Since it's a separate order in their management system and only includes the single item, it could easily get sorted in bulk and sent out ahead of the main order if the batch arrives shortly after you place your order or there's an unexpected holdup on some of the main items.

For made to order and other specially produced items GW from what I've seen lists the the latest time they reasonably expect to wrap up production when informing customers of the possible time frame they have to wait, but often enough get there ahead of schedule. It's more about not raising unrealistic expectations they can't fulfill than actually believing most orders will take that long.

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