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A fair correction!


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BrianDavion wrote:
 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Pinch of salt time.

Local manager explained it thusly.

The new factory is up and running. But due to previous COVID restrictions (previous as compulsory stuff was lifted this morning in the U.K.), only a relative fraction of the staff could be in due to social distancing.

And between shifts, cleaning had to take place, again due to COVID.

It’s not ideal, and has of course lead to delays in stock replenishment.

Now, I have no way of knowing that’s actually true. But it is plausible, and fits with what we know of COVID restrictions in the UK


yeah I was told that too, once covid restrictions are lifted, we'll slowly see the supply situation become less of an issue, but thats gonna take time, the UK just lifted their final covid restrictions today (congrats BTW UKers), but given the lag time etc we've proably got another 6 months to a year before the covid situation is behind us. And I suspect GW'll still have some supply issues


It may be swifter than that - if GW are throwing caution to the wind, as the official line is “use your own judgement”.

Pure speculation? We could see an immediate All Hands On Deck. Or we might see them only allow factory staff that have had both their jabs in to work. Because if one of them gets a Ping, it could be the entire shift being told to self isolate.

We know their U.K. stores are maintaining “no mask, no service” and social distancing for the time being, so I kinda suspect the same will be true for the factories.

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I'd be willing to bet GW is going to play it safe as the company has done really well this past year with their staff.
   
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Certainly seems more likely than not.

But there are various options open to play it safely. The main unknown here of course is the floor space and lay out of the two factories.

If they’re relatively open, that’s one thing. If they’re tight on space, that’s quite another.

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There's definitely potential for manufacturing to be able to start ramping up.

The other thing that hasn't changed is the shipping problems since Brexit. There is still a massive shortage of lorry drivers, and added complications to shipping to EU destinations.
   
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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
A fair correction!


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BrianDavion wrote:
 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Pinch of salt time.

Local manager explained it thusly.

The new factory is up and running. But due to previous COVID restrictions (previous as compulsory stuff was lifted this morning in the U.K.), only a relative fraction of the staff could be in due to social distancing.

And between shifts, cleaning had to take place, again due to COVID.

It’s not ideal, and has of course lead to delays in stock replenishment.

Now, I have no way of knowing that’s actually true. But it is plausible, and fits with what we know of COVID restrictions in the UK


yeah I was told that too, once covid restrictions are lifted, we'll slowly see the supply situation become less of an issue, but thats gonna take time, the UK just lifted their final covid restrictions today (congrats BTW UKers), but given the lag time etc we've proably got another 6 months to a year before the covid situation is behind us. And I suspect GW'll still have some supply issues


It may be swifter than that - if GW are throwing caution to the wind, as the official line is “use your own judgement”.

Pure speculation? We could see an immediate All Hands On Deck. Or we might see them only allow factory staff that have had both their jabs in to work. Because if one of them gets a Ping, it could be the entire shift being told to self isolate.

We know their U.K. stores are maintaining “no mask, no service” and social distancing for the time being, so I kinda suspect the same will be true for the factories.


then there's the lag time we're GOING to see before the factory being up and running is impacting whats avaliavle to us.

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Crispy78 wrote:
There's definitely potential for manufacturing to be able to start ramping up.

The other thing that hasn't changed is the shipping problems since Brexit. There is still a massive shortage of lorry drivers, and added complications to shipping to EU destinations.


At least here in France, shipping has become much better since the clusterfeth (using it right ?) that was the beginning of the year, both for individual orders and FLGS orders... In some cases I think delivery may even be a bit faster than before.
   
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CorwinB wrote:
Crispy78 wrote:
There's definitely potential for manufacturing to be able to start ramping up.

The other thing that hasn't changed is the shipping problems since Brexit. There is still a massive shortage of lorry drivers, and added complications to shipping to EU destinations.


At least here in France, shipping has become much better since the clusterfeth (using it right ?) that was the beginning of the year, both for individual orders and FLGS orders... In some cases I think delivery may even be a bit faster than before.


That's good.

We're still seeing massive delays at work when we try to ship stuff from here in the UK to the EU. Just been told the box we tried to ship over to someone in Italy is stuck for 6-8 weeks...
   
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Aside from all the GW specific things that are hampering them at the moment, there is also one that's hampering everyone. Overseas shipping is a straight up gong show right now.

Containers are being held for weeks if not months waiting for space on a boat and the cost are becoming absurd, nearly 10 times what we were seeing at the end of last year. (This is partially why I suspect the new kits like Hvy Intercessors and Flayed Ones are particularly expensive, but it's just an educated guess.) There doesn't seem to be an end anywhere in sight either since even with stupidly high prices, demand is still outmatching the supply.

I've been waiting on some less popular kits like my Krootox for months now as well, so I feel you. While GW certainly has some gak to sort out on their end, it doesn't all fall at their feet.

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This is partially why I suspect the new kits like Hvy Intercessors and Flayed Ones are particularly expensive, but it's just an educated guess

oh, so once it's back to normal, their price will go down?
/s
   
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 Gert wrote:
Only England lifted its restrictions, none of the other nations have.


Also a lot of places aren't lifting the requirements. Eg Masks are no longer mandatory but a majority of retail establishments are keeping them as a requirement to entry. All the big superstores basically are and I suspect most smaller stores will too. I'd wager GW will likely keep covid safe work practice too.



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ccs wrote:
 kirotheavenger wrote:

Additionally, if you have say a £60 budget this month, you could either buy a box of Wracks from a scalper for £60 (in which case GW gets £30 for the original sale), or you can buy a box of Wracks and another of Wytches for £60 from GW, then GW gets the full £60.


How much of a cut GW gets has never been a concern. And they appear to be doing just fine.
How quickly I need the thing though & who can fulfill the order within that timeframe on the other hand....



It's not how much of a cut, its having a cut that's GW's issue. As noted in the first quote, customers have limited budgets. If we spend our money on inflated product prices this means that GW is selling less individual units of product. That means less money is entering GW's coffers. Right now its not a critical situation, scalpers ARE a problem, but not anything like the sports tickets situation where its almost impossible, with some events and sports, to get tickets at point of sale. GW will likely never reach that stage (its a touch too niche to attract that much organised scalping and the physical product distribution also hinders it). That said it is something GW will likely continue to fight. Thing is it is hard and GW has to try and impose methods that won't annoy customers. They could restrict every sale to 1 copy per week of an item and that might hinder scalpers, but it would drive regular customers nuts. And then the scalper finds a way to trick the system (addresses or post boxes that they've got access too which lets them make 50-100 orders to "different" accounts and addresses etc...

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I'm glad for the perspective. I had no idea that there was such a shipping container issue.

Looks like too many people have made tiny houses /s

I guess all we can do is wait this out...
   
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Cronch wrote:
This is partially why I suspect the new kits like Hvy Intercessors and Flayed Ones are particularly expensive, but it's just an educated guess

oh, so once it's back to normal, their price will go down?
/s


I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a box of ten Flayed Ones at some point. Not sure about the Marines.
   
 
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