Switch Theme:

Warstore closed, who to trust now.  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
»
Author Message
Advert


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.




Made in eg
[MOD]
Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

Well the nearest hobby shop is in Italy, Greece maybe, and the airport is closed anyway.

Point being, shipping is cheaper than the flights that no longer exist

 
   
Made in us
Tail-spinning Tomb Blade Pilot






 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Well the nearest hobby shop is in Italy, Greece maybe, and the airport is closed anyway.

Point being, shipping is cheaper than the flights that no longer exist

Haha, well, fair point. Miniature Market might be cheaper to ship within the US (because they have flat-rate), but their packaging isn't anything special from what I can recall, but I've never bought only paint and then the forwarding part, well, I don't know the cost on that. Usually Miniature Market stuff I get is in a fairly large flat-rate box, the paints are usually loose and the box just has some of those air-bag, packing things, but I usually have ordered things bigger than paints in the same order.

"Wir sehen hiermit wieder die Sprache als das Dasein des Geistes." - The Phenomenology of Spirit 
   
Made in us
Androgynous Daemon Prince of Slaanesh





Norwalk, Connecticut

My go-to at this point, other than MM is ChaosOrc. They have stuff that’s long OOP and shortly OOP like Bloodbound easy to build and original SCs and such. The long OOP WHFB metals aren’t cheap, but the AoS stuff is discounted and shipping is a flat $6!

Reality is a nice place to visit, but I'd hate to live there.

Manchu wrote:I'm a Catholic. We eat our God.


Due to work, I can usually only ship any sales or trades out on Saturday morning. Please trade/purchase with this in mind.  
   
Made in fr
Regular Dakkanaut






For what little it may be worth, I recently ordered a triarch stalker from castle perilous which does mail order stuff and it came to me with no problems, the staff was nice.

https://castleperilousgamesbooks.com

I was mildly surprised they had a stalker, those are kinda hard to find it seems

As to the war store's demise:

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2020/04/28 11:32:22


Possibly the only person on Dakkadakka not to hate "Another life".
 
   
Made in us
Rogue Grot Kannon Gunna





Atlanta, GA

discountgamesinc.com is pretty great.
   
Made in eg
[MOD]
Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

Anyone, anyone AT ALL, got a decent stock of Vallejo?

Seems like anyone who has any is charging premium prices and is out of stock on half the colors.

 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka




UK

I believe Vallejo repurposed some/all/most of their machines to produce handwashing soap instead of paint. So chances are production is suffering a shortfall at their end. That's before you factor in any potential shutdown/slowdown of international mail which might be restricting supplies in some/all regions.

   
Made in us
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator





Lincolnton, N.C.

Miniature Market is good for big purchases, but their shipping is outrageous otherwise.

Game Kastle tried to scam me so I don't have a high opinion of them.

My beloved 40K armies:
Furry Emperor's Children
Order of Saint Pan Thera


DR:80S+++G+M+B++IPw40K(3)00-D++A+++/cWD233R---T(M)DM+ 
   
Made in us
Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

What did Game Kastle do to try to scam you?

   
Made in eg
[MOD]
Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

 Overread wrote:
I believe Vallejo repurposed some/all/most of their machines to produce handwashing soap instead of paint. So chances are production is suffering a shortfall at their end. That's before you factor in any potential shutdown/slowdown of international mail which might be restricting supplies in some/all regions.


Y'know I think I do remember seeing that somewhere. Well that's certainly worth giving up paints for.

I placed a large order with Reaper, their paints seems just as good.

 
   
Made in eg
[MOD]
Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

Anyone used Chaos Orc Superstore?

https://www.chaosorc.com/index.php

They seem to have a good mix of current stuff, a discount and used/OOP stuff.

 
   
Made in us
[DCM]
Pyre Troll






 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Anyone used Chaos Orc Superstore?

https://www.chaosorc.com/index.php

They seem to have a good mix of current stuff, a discount and used/OOP stuff.

i've used them on and off for years without issue, and they are a good source for oop stuff
   
Made in nz
[MOD]
Villanous Scum






Yeah, bought some Heroquest stuff off them. Good pricing, good communication and quick to ship.

On parle toujours mal quand on n'a rien à dire.
Keeping the flame of Babylon 5 A Call to Arms alive, check it out;
Babylon 5 ACTA campaign log
Babylon 5 ACTA Painting log
Backfire wrote:
Nobody kills his dad and participates in genocide just for cosplay.
 
   
Made in ca
Experienced Saurus Scar-Veteran





California the Southern

I used Chaos Orc a fair amount. They also tend to be one of the few to regularly stock guys like Artel W, Wargame Exclusive, Shieldwolf, and the smaller boutique companies.

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/627383.page#7436324.html
Watch and listen to me ramble about these minis before ruining them with paint!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmCB2mWIxhYF8Q36d2Am_2A 
   
Made in eg
[MOD]
Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

Chaos Orc shipped the same day and has free shipping over $100 so looking good so far.


 
   
Made in us
[DCM]
*







I've used them a bit recently to fill out some Epic 40K armies - they have a surprising amount of OOP stuff in stock, and they ship out orders quickly.
   
Made in us
Powerful Phoenix Lord






I've used Chaos Orc via eBay and will be checking out their main store. Game Kastle hasn't scammed me but their prices are pretty suspect on a number of things so I've given them a wide berth. Noble Knight Games is super scammy and I will never purchase something from them.

Miniature Market is pretty okay, and probably close to a new Warstore.

Warstore hurt the historical community because Neal was more into historicals than other shops, and it was the shop for WW2 style stuff. Sourcing that separately, scattered all over the internet is frustrating now that he's gone.

 
   
Made in us
Screaming Shining Spear




Fayetteville

 Elbows wrote:
Noble Knight Games is super scammy and I will never purchase something from them.


Care to elaborate? I've never had an issue with them.

The Imperial Navy, A Galatic Force for Good. 
   
Made in us
Dakka Veteran





Not Elbows and may be recalling incorrectly, but IIRC they tended on ebay to price their stuff the lowest--and then add shipping in the small print so it cost the same or more as the places with free shipping. Likewise, I think I saw them marking Crocodile games stuff as "OOP", despite the fact it was (and is!) still for sale on croc's site. This was probaby 5 years ago, I don't entirely recall if I'm remembering the details correctly, and they may have improved, but I've also got an ennnh opinion of Noble Knight, and am disappointed they've got my email and such through Warstore.
   
Made in us
Fresh-Faced New User




earth

Never had any problems with Miniaturemarket and they also have the benefit of a much wider selection than just GDW Stuff like Boardgames generally ( historical etc ) and RPG's .
   
Made in us
Powerful Phoenix Lord






 Arschbombe wrote:
 Elbows wrote:
Noble Knight Games is super scammy and I will never purchase something from them.


Care to elaborate? I've never had an issue with them.


It's a personal decision. They routinely import stuff from abroad and falsely advertise a very high MSRP...then pretend it's discounted 30-40% to....a price still higher than the manufacturer has on their kits. While there is no law against this, as international MSRP is not really a thing, it's a really scummy business practice and thus I will never buy a single thing from them. It's not present on their US based products because of the market.

This has changed a bit lately, but still...once a company tries that kind of thing, I'm out.


 
   
 
Forum Index » Dakka Discussions
Go to: