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 Taarnak wrote:
 gorgon wrote:
 Mysterio wrote:
 Monkeysloth wrote:
CMoN is running their 80% sale again running 23rd through the 26th. What are the chances they learned from the issues last year.


I'd say close enough to a zero percent chance to actually be a zero percent chance.

As long as you're OK with your purchases getting delivered many months after you thought they would - and possibly not even then, with your order being canceled and eventually refunded....


...go for it?


So basically the New Wave Mail Order experience.

Well, if you get a refund, it is not quite the full New Wave experience...


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 lord_blackfang wrote:
 warboss wrote:
If anyone is thinking about ordering from them during their black friday sale, expect to get your order sometime in February or March if it has any custom foam. In my experience, you are *NOT* a priority for them when you order during a sale so be prepared to wait several months.


That feels like an unfair thing to say. The wait is real, but you're one customer in a line of probably thousands who ordered a hand-made custom job in the span of one week, there's no need to assume you're being maliciously skipped over to explain the wait time.


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Wayland Games has some stuff up to 80% off but it's all just clearing out garbage. Don't bother looking unless you want old PP metals or the Batman skirmish game.

https://blog.waylandgames.co.uk/waylandgamesblog/2018/11/black-friday


The wait time with Custom is ages anyway, so adding a bit more isn’t the hugest deal, especially when the savings you can get are extremely good.
Last time I did it when the Heavy Gear Blitz bags went 75% off, so the bag was about <£30. The custom foam was 6” deep, one 2” foam is normally about £30. The math speaks for itself, you could just thrown the bag away and you’ve still got two trays free.
(Numbers aren’t exact in the example as it was years back, but every time they do a range with a good discount!)
   
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 lord_blackfang wrote:
 warboss wrote:
If anyone is thinking about ordering from them during their black friday sale, expect to get your order sometime in February or March if it has any custom foam. In my experience, you are *NOT* a priority for them when you order during a sale so be prepared to wait several months.


That feels like an unfair thing to say. The wait is real, but you're one customer in a line of probably thousands who ordered a hand-made custom job in the span of one week, there's no need to assume you're being maliciously skipped over to explain the wait time.


You're ascribing a motive that I'm not which is ironic given that you're referring to it as malicious. It's a common business practice to make people pay for expedited service and given that they get a large volume of service on that one day it makes business sense that they'd prioritize people who instead pay full price in the weeks afterwards especially since there is no guaranteed delivery time. The simple fact is that in both my orders with them on Black Friday it took several months into the next year to actually get the product that I paid for whereas people here on dakka who placed their custom foam orders afterwards outside of the sale got their's relatively quickly. You may have a different experience but the situation of waiting months for Black Friday orders was quite common an experience in their threads and I wished someone had told me to expect that before I placed my first order. I'll admit that my experience is a few years old and maybe they've improved their work flow since but people should be prepared that they might have to wait an inordinate amount of time to get their product if they have a custom foam order during their sale.

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Well I want one single specific (non custom) tray that I've been holding off ordering for several weeks.

Bets on it being out of stock or not discounted?

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 Azreal13 wrote:
Well I want one single specific (non custom) tray that I've been holding off ordering for several weeks.

Bets on it being out of stock or not discounted?


If it's an instock item, I don't think you have to worry too much. When I placed my orders, people who reported that they got theirs the same year usually had no custom foam but rather standard loadouts.


If anyone sees a mention of Shapeways doing their typical free shipping plus 10% off or somesuch, let your fellow Dakkites know too. I've been holding off on an order with them for months hoping that they'd have a free shipping sale over the summer but no such luck. I waited so long that they increased their prices this October signifcantly so my wait for a better deal may have backfired on me.

   
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 Azreal13 wrote:
Well I want one single specific (non custom) tray that I've been holding off ordering for several weeks.

Bets on it being out of stock or not discounted?


The tray you want is 25% off
   
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TableWar is going to have 30% off everything sale over the weekend. Good time to pick up a case.

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Danny76 wrote:

Last time I did it when the Heavy Gear Blitz bags went 75% off, so the bag was about <£30. The custom foam was 6” deep, one 2” foam is normally about £30. The math speaks for itself, you could just thrown the bag away and you’ve still got two trays free.
(Numbers aren’t exact in the example as it was years back, but every time they do a range with a good discount!)


Same, got a full custom case for less than the cost of just the trays. I felt a bit bad about it so I left about an inch of depth unused. When they got around to fulfilling my order, they contacted me and said I have room to add another tray. So they're pretty cool in my book.

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Any rumblings on what GW are offering this year?

I'm buying a few bits and bobs regardless. Have even booked a half day off work so I can visit Darksphere if needs be. But, if GW are offering decent incentives, I may just hit their Covent Garden store on my way home?

For sake of argument, it's Blackstone, Rogue Trader and the Imperial Sector I'm buying. So all relatively unlikely to be further discounted at Darksphere.

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They've done Black Friday deals the past few years.

Rarely much to write home about overall. But with their shift toward being better overall, I'm keeping my options open.


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I mean, I'm a right sucker for Ltd Ed stuff (hence founding the FB group). If GW offer anything like that, I'll probs go with them.

If not, I'll just Darksphere it, because it's on my way home.

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Black Friday is a sort of here and not here sale in the UK though. Some retailers pay attention to it, some don't. I can see GW forgetting about it as a sale event until its too late to plan anything; esp since GW is heavily UK based.

It's more the big international companies that I see doing Black Friday sales - like Amazon. Heck I don't think Steam even did anything for Black Friday.

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I haven't noticed GW do a decent sale since they used to have grand opening events for each new store...about 20 years ago. That being said I do agree that GW are trying to compete a bit more with other miniature companies, even if it's nothing special.
My money is being saved for SteamForged but I have a horrible feeling they sold most of their reduced stock at SCUK, although thanks to this forum I have just purchased £50 worth of items from Warlord Games sale.

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 Huron black heart wrote:

My money is being saved for SteamForged but I have a horrible feeling they sold most of their reduced stock at SCUK, although thanks to this forum I have just purchased £50 worth of items from Warlord Games sale.


I've seen this mentioned on Facebook a bit. Thing is, the two main reasons you have a sale is for promotional purposes and/or to clear out redundant and/or excess stock.

The second doesn't really apply to anything they're selling (except maybe the metal Fish and Butchers with the resins due in the New Year) and so assuming it's the first, why have a sale where you've sold out of a bunch of stuff before the majority of your customers can access it and have full knowledge that it was supposed to be available?

I think it's more likely there's stock already on hand to cover the sale, or they've used the time since SCUK to restock. Doesn't mean there'll be vast quantities available, but I think there'll be enough to give people a chance.

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Wayland games have a huge block of general stuff on sale. In addition if you buy any Wild West Exodus models and use FREE-ATTACK-DOG in the voucher slot you get a free plastic attack hound.

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 Overread wrote:
Wayland games have a huge block of general stuff on sale. In addition if you buy any Wild West Exodus models and use FREE-ATTACK-DOG in the voucher slot you get a free plastic attack hound.


Wayland doesn't do GW to USA so really isn't that benefitual if you live in USA and looking for GW.
   
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Er.. they don't sell giraffes either, so it's not really beneficial if you're looking for one.

The thread isn't GW only, neither is it solely for US residents.

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 lord_blackfang wrote:
Danny76 wrote:

Last time I did it when the Heavy Gear Blitz bags went 75% off, so the bag was about <£30. The custom foam was 6” deep, one 2” foam is normally about £30. The math speaks for itself, you could just thrown the bag away and you’ve still got two trays free.
(Numbers aren’t exact in the example as it was years back, but every time they do a range with a good discount!)


Same, got a full custom case for less than the cost of just the trays. I felt a bit bad about it so I left about an inch of depth unused. When they got around to fulfilling my order, they contacted me and said I have room to add another tray. So they're pretty cool in my book.


Good on you, I filled mine for maximum worth (I have 7 BF bags now, so last few purchases have always saved for Black Friday). But I did also have a time when they said there was space and might as well order something even if I don’t need it.

They have really good customer service - this year with the new tray creator it is missing several basic shapes and sizes, to which they just say put two together and you’ll get the rough size. But I wanted exact sizes for models to protect better, and they are adding the sizes I need to it in time for the sale



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 Azreal13 wrote:
Er.. they don't sell giraffes either, so it's not really beneficial if you're looking for one.

The thread isn't GW only, neither is it solely for US residents.


Just don't want any other USA consumers to go thru the same thing i had went through with a euro seller as it is a real PITA.
   
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 Azreal13 wrote:
Er.. they don't sell giraffes either, so it's not really beneficial if you're looking for one.

The thread isn't GW only, neither is it solely for US residents.


Just don't want any other USA consumers to go thru the same thing i had went through with a euro seller as it is a real PITA.

Not sure why you would be singling out Wayland, there. No European sellers are allowed to sell GW stuff to the US.

   
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MightyApe is having a sale for the Aussies and NZ'ers who might be in here. Pretty decent prices as well, though you'll likely find that the prices in their ebay shop are much nicer.

I bought a DeepCut 4'x4' Gotham mat, a Mantic Undead Wyrm and a Green Stuff Industries roller from their ebay store, and took an extra 10% due to an ebay coupon. I hope I didn't buy too soon and could have got the DeepCut mat cheaper directly from DeepCut... But we shall see.
   
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GW absolutely does not do black friday sales, they havent done so for the past 15 years Ive been in the hobby and there are zero rumblings of them starting now. Any claim of them doing black friday deals in the past few years is the result of a faulty memory.

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Knight Models (Batman, DC, Harry Potter miniatures) is having a two-part Black Friday deal.

First, all models that have been exclusives to this point are on sale as regular purchases this week.

Also, 20% off coupon for their webstore using the code: BlackFriday18
   
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Wyrd's sale begins tomorrow, here's the announcement:
It's that time of the year again. Here is our Black Friday/Thanksgiving/Birthday sale announcement!

Rather than beating a dead unicorn with extra text, let's get right to the good stuff: what will be available for purchase during the sale!
Some quantities are limited and may come without a box.

WYR21001 LNE LTD | Herald of Obliteration (Tara) Nightmare 80.00
WYR21002 LE LTD | Miss Step 25.00
WYR21004 LE LTD | Alternate Perdita 25.00
WYR21005 LE LTD | No Shelter Here (Pandora) Dayglow Lime 50.00
WYR21006 LE LTD | Herald of Obliteration (Tara) Translucent Smoke 85.00
WYR21007 LE LTD | Children of December (Rasputina) Translucent Blue 50.00
WYR21092 LNE Unicorn Vomit & Pixie Farts 75.00
WYR21010 LE LTD | Miss Terious 35.00
WYR21012 LE LTD | War Wabbit 35.00
WYR21013 LE LTD | Johana 25.00
WYR21015 LNE LTD | Whiskey Golem Nightmare 60.00
WYR21093 LE LE | He-Kome 25.00
WYR21018 LE LTD | Francisco Ortega 25.00
WYR21095 LNE LNE | Reva 40.00
WYR21020 LE LTD | Mindless Zombies Translucent Emerald 35.00
WYR21021 LE LTD | Performer 25.00
WYR21022 LE LTD | Miss Ery - Bad Teddy 25.00
WYR21023 LNE LTD | Nightmare Hanging Tree 70.00
WYR21024 LE LTD | Katanaka Sniper Alternate 25.00
WYR21025 LE LTD | Vengeful Spirits (Kirai) Translucent Lime 55.00
WYR21026 LE LTD | Vengeful Spirits (Kirai) Dayglow Lime 55.00
WYR21027 LE LTD | Hide and Seek (Dreamer) Translucent Pink 60.00
WYR21028 LE LTD | Hide and Seek (Dreamer) Dayglow Pink 60.00
WYR21030 LE LTD | Kaeris 25.00
WYR21031 LE LTD | Miss Anne Thrope 25.00
WYR21032 LNE LTD | Dark Carnival (Colette) Nightmare 90.00
WYR21037 LE LTD | Witchling Handler 18.00
WYR21038 LE LTD | Barbaros 25.00
WYR21039 LNE LTD | Coryphee Nightmare 35.00
WYR21040 LE LTD | Dr. Dufresne Alternate McMourning 25.00
WYR21041 LE LTD | Firestarter 25.00
WYR21044 LE LTD | Burning Revelation (Kaeris) Translucent Orange 50.00
WYR21046 LE LTD | Burning Revelation (Kaeris) Dayglow Orange 50.00
WYR21047 LE LTD | Dark Debts (Jacob Lynch) Dayglow Purple 45.00
WYR21048 LNE LTD | Dark Carnival Crew (Colette) Nightmare Translucent Red 95.00
WYR21050 LE LTD | The Plague Cometh (Hamelin) Translucent 50.00
WYR21051 LE LTD | Miss Fire 25.00
WYR21054 LNE LTD | Relic Hunters (Lucas McCabe) Wild Ones Nightmare 95.00
WYR21055 LE LTD | Guilty As Charged (Jack Daw) Translucent 55.00
WYR21056 LE LTD | Coryphee Duet Translucent Red 35.00
WYR21059 LE LTD | Bishop Alternate 25.00
WYR21060 LE LTD | Guard Sergeant 25.00
WYR21061 LTD | Dr. Alexei Sokolov Alternate Joss 35.00
WYR21062 LE LTD | Rafkin Alternate 25.00
WYR21063 LE LTD | Alt Titania 25.00
WYR21064 LE LTD | Victorian Lady 25.00
WYR21065 LE LTD | Nicodem Alternate 25.00
WYR21067 LE LTD | Miss Deed 25.00
WYR21071 LNE CREW | Curiosity Killed the Cat (Hamelin) Nightmare 90.00
WYR21079 LTD | Winter Wonderland (including Festivus Arborus) 90.00
WYR21073 Nightmare - Cat Princess 25.00
WYR21074 Nightmare - Cat Herders 30.00
WYR21075 CREW | Curiosity Killed the Cat (Hamelin) Nightmare Translucent Green 95.00
WYR21076 Nightmare - Cat Princess Translucent Green 27.50
WYR21077 Nightmare - Cat Herders Translucent Green 32.50
WYR21072 Teddy Translucent Purple 30.00
In addition to all the special figures being available, we'll also be giving away one alt Reva (image above)! For every $150 spent during the sale, you will receive this limited model for free!

Over the years, we've heard requests of wanting to get ahold of these limited models without having to spend a certain amount, and we listened. Don't want to spend $150 but still really want the alt Reva? Luckily for you, we will also have her available during the Black Friday Sale for $40! Quantities are limited, though, so make sure to scoop yours up during the big event!

The $150 is counted before taxes, shipping, etc. We will not be making any changes to orders after they've been placed.
That's it for the special releases! You can find everything else that will be available on our webstore during the sale. The Black Friday Sale is coming up soon (November 21st!), so plan out your strategy now before you lose out on those limited releases!

There will also be a few surprises available that we haven't yet mentioned, so you'll just have to stop by the webstore when the Black Friday sale goes live. We'll see you there!

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Those are some Kingdom Death-level prices.

   
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 warboss wrote:
 lord_blackfang wrote:
 warboss wrote:
If anyone is thinking about ordering from them during their black friday sale, expect to get your order sometime in February or March if it has any custom foam. In my experience, you are *NOT* a priority for them when you order during a sale so be prepared to wait several months.


That feels like an unfair thing to say. The wait is real, but you're one customer in a line of probably thousands who ordered a hand-made custom job in the span of one week, there's no need to assume you're being maliciously skipped over to explain the wait time.


You're ascribing a motive that I'm not which is ironic given that you're referring to it as malicious. It's a common business practice to make people pay for expedited service and given that they get a large volume of service on that one day it makes business sense that they'd prioritize people who instead pay full price in the weeks afterwards especially since there is no guaranteed delivery time. The simple fact is that in both my orders with them on Black Friday it took several months into the next year to actually get the product that I paid for whereas people here on dakka who placed their custom foam orders afterwards outside of the sale got their's relatively quickly. You may have a different experience but the situation of waiting months for Black Friday orders was quite common an experience in their threads and I wished someone had told me to expect that before I placed my first order. I'll admit that my experience is a few years old and maybe they've improved their work flow since but people should be prepared that they might have to wait an inordinate amount of time to get their product if they have a custom foam order during their sale.


I will start by saying I do work for Battle Foam for full transparency, and wanted to shed some light on your past experience as well as answer any questions or concerns about this Black Friday sale and anything going forward for that matter. First, I am fairly new to Battle Foam as I started this past January, but can explain a little on the issue you experienced. Now you did mention your experience was from a few ears ago, and I can say we changed a lot even from Black Friday 2017. I don't want to make excuses for the past, but I do want to apologize for the experience that you had that made you feel second string to post-sale, full-price customers. I can say we do not prioritize post sale customers over non-sale. It is just certain orders require more time, especially custom, and some custom is much longer than others. Either way, it comes down to how our customers feel and interpret our product and service, and obviously your experience wasn't good, so again, our apologies.

Now, for this year, I can say we have new processes in place that will just make everything go by a LOT faster. Will we have orders from the Black Friday Sale in February still? I will be very disappointed if that is the case. Even January is worse than we would want, even for custom orders. We will be doing everything in our power to get every order out as quickly and as accurately as possible. I personally feel anyone who places an order and is a part or becomes a part of the Battle Foam Family is supremely important. Whether it is a $10 bag strap or a $1000 custom order, we try to take care of everyone on equal footing. Now this all sounds great on a forum, but actions speak louder than words. I can only prove our mission every day. I will make myself available to anyone at billy@battlefoam.com and our Facebook page to answer any questions or concerns.
   
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Warlord games offers have had some very good stuff. Managed to pick up the Market garden book, plastic stummel and plastic Hetzer for 30 quid.
Sadly the marder 3 kit had sold out before I could make an order along with the stug kit but hey it still saved me 30 quid so it’s all good.
   
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Any sales on gaming mats? Looking for a 33x20 for Kill Team from US based company. I like Fat Mats, any word of a sale from them? I know Frontline currently has 25% off but they don't offer 33x20.

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