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@OP:

Yeah, pretty much immune. The last model that I bought in 2018 for the GW hobby was a Vampiress on foot for my Lahmia army. I haven´t bought a GW model in 2019 yet. My collection is pretty much complete and I will only buy stuff that really intrigues me like the revamped version of Sly Marbo or the vintage chaos warrior with two axes.
   
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I'm inbetween 2 & 3. Willing to spend the money on stuff I like ($ dependant) but also have a large collection that I want specific units for.

I've recently started a Flawless Host warband, only due to shadowspear having new stuff for my Salamanders that I liked. I look at the chaos stuff as a cool bonus & had been not really looking at getting of the current models, so when shadowspear came out with great looking models it kinda made sense.

But I'm not spending any more $ on models until Sororitas are released & after that only on upgrades etc... The way their prices are going will take me from 1-2 boxes month(not including splash releases w cool stuff) to 3-4 a year.

I have other hobbies that I've been neglecting and need to get back into it.

Currently I have 2 separate armies that I can make 2k lists from. So I'm not needing additions, I want additions. I like the collecting/building/painting aspects more than the game, but I do like playing the game and my armies look great on the table.

   
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Mostly price immune to GW... There's only one model they sell that is too rich for my own tastes. The rest I feel are reasonably priced, or I'm just not interested in buying them.

One model alone is overpriced to my own tastes; the Skryre Acolyte Model. 20$ for a pretty 'meh' old metal model, and you need at least 5 of them for a minimum squad that's worth 60pts. As comparison, 10 Dryads are 100 points... God, .6 points per dollar spent. Obscene.

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Mostly 1 and 3. I have the cash to spend a few grand tomorrow with no ill affects, but I don't need to and would rather spend it on something for my daughter. Although in a year or so that might be a 40k army.
   
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London, Ontario

1: Too rich too care
2: Not that rich but Gws increases arent significant enough to you
3: Have very large collections already so only ever need 1-2 units to complete armies / update armies
4: Dont buy from GW (ebay, 3rd party, swaps etc)

1: In the past, yes. No real responsibilities and a well paying job meant all the disposable income I wanted. Now, that well paying job takes care of responsibilities and I'm not really *inclined* to blow my (less available) fun money on GW without thinking.

2: When I do decide to buy something, I know what I'm buying and I know that I want it. I probably spend $200 CAD or less on GW in a year. So, like, 3 things.

3: I have a sufficiently large IG collection I don't *need* to buy anything, and I like the models I collect and am willing to play non-optimal builds with models I like to put on the table.

4: I bought all the Retribution (WMH) models I'd ever need over the last year through EBay, and it cost me next to nothing. I don't mind stripping models, and would likely do the same for 40k in the future.
   
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'Price immune from GW'? Yep.

'Price immune from FW'? Nope. If you think I am dropping £1,000+ on a titan guess again. Not that I can't but as I get older life has other priorities e.g. mortgage.

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Trustworthy Shas'vre






Mostly category 2. I make enough money that buying GW product isn't going to impact my finances in any meaningful fashion.

That said, I do balk at the $45 CAD character models, especially when I can easily convert a $7 CAD model to do the same job.

   
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Not at all. I just graduated from college, no way in hell can I afford GW prices. Even if I could, I would still spend my money elsewhere- GW kits are all priced around twice what would be reasonable. (at minimum)
   
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mostly 3, not having played since mid-7th and being CWE Eldar player the only models I've bought of late are a jetseer and the Ynnead box

the seer was a bit pricey imo but placcy bikes are just better than my old metal ones due to their handy knack of not falling over if you blink at them

plus GW prices hikes makes my other games seem more reasonable (not you PP !)

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I would place my self in the "rich but self made through hard work so i still value my money" category.

I have enough disposable income to afford the increases but I do find it hard to swallow when you compare the spending to other things. Eg. I want 4 Skorpius Disintegrators to add to my Stygies. That's $500 aud vs $550 aud for a Playstation Pro with game. I feel sorry for kids/students cause I could afford to buy a box of 20 guardsman with paper run money when I started this hobby. That's like $100 now.


It's $110 aud for 10 death korps infantry. $1100 just for the infantry section of one list. Its crazy when you start adding it up.


So yeah, im all for shopping around. The Australian retail prices are horrible so you can get a way better deal and if you are willing to put in a bit of elbow grease, a few dollars worth of simple green and some smart purchases can save you thousands in the long run.






   
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It won't stop me from buy WHAT I want, it'll just keep from buying AS MANY as I want.

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 Ratius wrote:
This came up in another thread where a poster said they were effectively price immune to GWs price rises.
This can be for several reasons:

Too rich too care
Not that rich but Gws increases arent significant enough to you
Have very large collections already so only ever need 1-2 units to complete armies / update armies
Dont buy from GW (ebay, 3rd party, swaps etc)

I find myself falling into #2/3 - GW do and have increased prices but they dont wreck my monthly bank balance so I collect away. I also have fairly large collections so if they raise prices on kit ABCD, I probably only need A.

What about yee?


I would say probably yes.

Fundamentally, the plastic soldiers aren't very expensive. Something like half a week skiing or a two-way ticket to HI can cost more than a whole army. Or eating out. If I ate out less and cooked more, it would be trivial to afford more minis: eating out once a week to the tune of $10 could easily buy a squad of guardsmen every month, which is faster than I can paint them. It felt really expensive as a kid, but it doesn't seem very expensive for an employed single adult. [Disclaimer, is a grad student, not an employed single adult.]

That said, it is the kids who need to be able to afford it to sustain the hobby, so the price increase may not be a good thing. I think it's understandable, though, given the impending political-economic catastrophe that GW is about to be unhappily a part of.


buzzedaldrin wrote:


I have enough disposable income to afford the increases but I do find it hard to swallow when you compare the spending to other things. Eg. I want 4 Skorpius Disintegrators to add to my Stygies. That's $500 aud vs $550 aud for a Playstation Pro with game. I feel sorry for kids/students cause I could afford to buy a box of 20 guardsman with paper run money when I started this hobby. That's like $100 now.



This brings up one other thing about me and why I'm fairly price immue. I would pick the hypothetical 4 tanks over a console any day.

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I always had a hard time paying for gw. I gathered a large collection in my late teens and early twenties. I started using my models to run games as part of a youth recreation program at the local Boys' and Girls' club, supplying the models so that kids who couldn't afford to play could still get the chance; not everybody in youth rec is good at basketball, and the bad to mediocre athletes tended to LOVE Necromunda and 40K.

A lot of that original 2nd ed collection ended up getting donated to those kids, and others got sold, but I kept all the metal Escher and Delaque [full collection], a fair amount of metal Genestealer Cult [the Throned Patriarch is the pride of my collection]. I also kept some old metal chaos marines and daemons and a handful of tyranids.

From 2007- 2009, I shared a house with a buddy who had a dedicated painting room, and we probably blitz painted HUNDREDS of Tyranids for the first wave of apocalypse. That was where I built my sizable Witch Hunter army. I also added to my legacy model count by incorporating 30-40 Adeptus Arbites models, including a few from the Marauder Range. I also picked up a solid core for Daemons of Slaanesh, Including 20 of the classic daemonettes [the range where GW dialed down daemonic and dialed up the alluring]. Those were OOP at the time, and if they hadn't been a part of the deal, I would never have bought the army. Last but not least, a added a bit to my tyranids.

And then GW stopped paying attention to sisters, so I stopped buying. I did get a Space Hulk box set, but that was it from 2009 until they brought back the Genestealer Cult. Then they announced sisters.

I have both a GW and an FLGS within my shopping range. My FLGS marks down 5% from the GW, and sells annual memberships for $25 which confer a further 15% discount on everything in the store.

I bought a membership in December, and it's already paid more than four times its value in discounts. I got Blackstone Fortress, Tooth and Claw, Starn's Disciples, the kill team book, the commanders set, and dexes for GSC, Chaos Daemons, Astra Militarum and Dark Eldar. I will be buying a lot more.

[Kill Team Rogue Trader, ALL of the Blackstone Expansions, the Kill Team Elites book, a start collecting Cadians box, a Valkyrie, Inquistor Karamavov PLUS whatever drops in the sisters release]

I couldn't do it without the discounts. I'd still buy, but I'd have to buy WAY less, and end up with far less money.

Due to Soup and interactions of scale, this burst of purchasing has expanded my playing options more than I ever thought possible. I have dozens of playable kill teams,and I think I can Imperial Soup to 4000 points, or maybe even 5k. I've got a good core Genestealer Cult, great Chaos Soup, including a sizeable stand alone daemons of slaanesh army.

I will Ebay, but only OOP originals. I do 3rd party, but very, very rarely- I have all the Wargames Exclusive Repentia and a female Cullexus; I want the Raging Heroes War Pulpit, but I'm waiting for the sisters release to see if we get a Lord of War option in the new dex.

TLDR:
- I buy in bursts, going hard when they support the armies I love and light when they don't, all the way back to 1990.
-This leaves me with a large collection, but that doesn't stop me from buying more
- I will Ebay and 3rd party, but rarely and very, very selectively
   
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Category 5: must save up to buy one or two things each year.
Moneys is tight for me and with family I have to put it in more important places. I've been saving up since they were announced but between unexpected emergency bills and time off work to injury, I have maybe 100 bucks saved up for the plastic sisters release at the moment.

Effectively, I am not geedubs target consumer.
   
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Shas'la with Pulse Carbine




Eastern Fringe

I would never class myself as "too rich to care" you'd need to be a real fool to classify yourself in that way. even if you literally had millions in your account, in my opinion of course.

There have been a few examples recently where I just didn't think the product was worth the price tag. I think the £22.50 price tag for the Primaris characters was a step too far and I think you can see that GW has seen this as they have gone for £20 pounds since then.

Generally speaking, I still think that GW is pretty affordable and I don't spend any real time thinking about the price.

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I walked away from GW prices maybe 4 years ago, but kept an active interest up until about 2 years ago. I've contemplated getting some kits just cause they look cool... but then I just bought a Gundam model instead.

   
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Bridport

#2,3,and 4.

Though largely at the moment I'm not immune to the price rises, just immune to what's being released
   
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Shanghai

Not exactly immune, but mostly unaffected. I have 3 fairly expensive hobbies and already have more grey plastic than I could paint in 5 years at the current rate of progress. I haven't played a single game since 8th dropped, mostly because of a combination of not enough time or interest, so my armies don't really need anything.

I still buy the odd box here and there if I really want it, like the recent Sector Sanctorus box for the terrain.

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 NoiseMarine with Tinnitus wrote:
'Price immune from GW'? Yep.

'Price immune from FW'? Nope. If you think I am dropping £1,000+ on a titan guess again. Not that I can't but as I get older life has other priorities e.g. mortgage.


I'm play immune from Forgeworld. I could buy a Titan. But what would I do with it? I mean its what, 6,000 points? The whole $5,000 maniple is 18,000 points? When am I going to play an 18,000 point game?

My WHFB armies were Bretonians and Tomb Kings. 
   
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A bit of all of those things. I earn good money, and so does my fiancee. That will change in September when I drop to four days/week, but we still won't be poor. I have a HUGE collection already, and I only buy from GW what I can't get from eBay or Dark Sphere, or my friends.

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Where do you go to eat out for $10?

1973?

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 Excommunicatus wrote:
Where do you go to eat out for $10?

1973?


10 bucks a person isn't that extreme. You can eat at McDonalds - two McChicken and a large soda for $4. Sub shops have $5 sandwiches. A large Pho around here is about $8

My WHFB armies were Bretonians and Tomb Kings. 
   
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I probably can't afford to buy GW. but it isn't stopping me.

I see no way that this ends badly and you can't convince me otherwise.
   
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The only GW I have bought this year other than the re released FW paints is my conquest subscription.
GW stuff has past the point I consider it as having value, with the money I saved Put towards my other hobby of PC gaming I have bought a 1tb sad, a RTX 2080ti gfx card and a 34” ultrawide Alienware monitor. I still even had money left over which is crazy when the more expensive alternative is toy soldiers.

Your last point is especially laughable and comical, because not only the 7th ed Valkyrie shown dumber things (like being able to throw the troopers without parachutes out of its hatches, no harm done) - Irbis 
   
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Too rich too care
Not that rich but Gws increases arent significant enough to you
Have very large collections already so only ever need 1-2 units to complete armies / update armies
Dont buy from GW (ebay, 3rd party, swaps etc)

Too rich (but ask my wife).
Not that rich but GW price increases are not significant enough.
Have a large collection of armies so that I only buy 1 or 2 units per month.
Buy only from GW (our retailer).

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 Excommunicatus wrote:
Where do you go to eat out for $10?

1973?


Fairly recently I've eaten ramen for ~$16, pho for ~$10, and diner food for ~$7-$11.

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For a while I lived on a budget of 10$ week for food. Right about 1999/2000. Nowadays I'll spend half that on a coffee. Life is strange.

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Semi-immune. I'd put together a shortlist of forgeworld to pad out my mechanicus/custodes despite the cost... and then GW hiked everything by 5% save for the biggest item on the list which they flat out discontinued. Killed my interest even though it's not a big change.
   
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 Thadin wrote:
Mostly price immune to GW... There's only one model they sell that is too rich for my own tastes. The rest I feel are reasonably priced, or I'm just not interested in buying them.

One model alone is overpriced to my own tastes; the Skryre Acolyte Model. 20$ for a pretty 'meh' old metal model, and you need at least 5 of them for a minimum squad that's worth 60pts. As comparison, 10 Dryads are 100 points... God, .6 points per dollar spent. Obscene.


Don't ever play orks then. Boyz are now about 2 points per dollar spent. And you need about 100 of them. Mek guns are about half a point per dollar

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