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Seeing as the bunch of lunatics in Westminster are determined to crash us out without any kind of deal, what does it mean for UK wargamers? Personally I've noticed price increases on many things across Ebay and Amazon, as well as items such as minis and paint from Europe, mainly I suspect to try recoup some cash from the covid lockdowns.
Now we've got another 'iceberg' on the horizon.
Are we going to get double tapped when it comes to buying from Europe and elsewhere? I just have this horrible feeling that any import costs will be steep and will be tagged onto any purchase we make, so that it becomes financially ridiculous.
Thoughts?

 
   
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I tend to agree. Gw will probably do ok regardless, bit for buying from abroad I expect a hike. Brexit has already tanked the exchange rate with the dollar, and pp prices have been crazy for a while.

But hey, blue passports, right?

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Right now, no-one seems to know how it'll play out.

William Shatner (of all people) recently made headlines by threatening to stop shipping to the UK due to the 'red tape' (Sky News).

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Being in Ireland I'm curious. I don't buy anything from GW anymore really but most Irish people buy stuff from UK sites to the point where there are very, very few dedicated Irish TTG site that aren't just an after thought of a physical shop and often, buying from the UK is still cheaper even after shipping is added.

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beast_gts wrote:
Right now, no-one seems to know how it'll play out.

William Shatner (of all people) recently made headlines by threatening to stop shipping to the UK due to the 'red tape' (Sky News).


But the ladies of negotiable affection from the next town over said red tape was Bill's favourite...

I suspect prices will get bumped, how much of it is actually because of actual reasons rather than just cos and or Nurgle remains to be seen

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The opening salvo will be £50 for Banshees.



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Slipstream wrote:
Seeing as the bunch of lunatics in Westminster are determined to crash us out without any kind of deal, what does it mean for UK wargamers? Personally I've noticed price increases on many things across Ebay and Amazon, as well as items such as minis and paint from Europe, mainly I suspect to try recoup some cash from the covid lockdowns.
Now we've got another 'iceberg' on the horizon.
Are we going to get double tapped when it comes to buying from Europe and elsewhere? I just have this horrible feeling that any import costs will be steep and will be tagged onto any purchase we make, so that it becomes financially ridiculous.
Thoughts?


UK GW players aren't all that affected unless GW decides to increase prices due to supply expenses. Books printed from china not affected as they were out of EU anyway. For GW games non-UK are most hit as GW will prohibit UK stores selling outside UK to EU countries like they have already banned selling outside EU so far. This forces non-UK to buy from local with GW's inflated exchange rates(which just goes even crazier). (there's reason I have been buying as much stuff as I can now this year)

Vallejo is going to get pricier for UK I think. That was spanish company? But anyway every miniature product from EU will go up. Stores will naturally pass tarif prices to customers rather than out of their own picket. Also more delays.


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 Sim-Life wrote:
Being in Ireland I'm curious. I don't buy anything from GW anymore really but most Irish people buy stuff from UK sites to the point where there are very, very few dedicated Irish TTG site that aren't just an after thought of a physical shop and often, buying from the UK is still cheaper even after shipping is added.


Well that won't be possible. Only reason that has kept GW from banning that(like they did outside EU) was laws. When that law isn't worry anymore no reason GW won't expand it. No exchange rate shopping anymore.

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Small UK companies that sell direct or on Kickstarter will definitely struggle without the EU market.

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 Sim-Life wrote:
Being in Ireland I'm curious. I don't buy anything from GW anymore really but most Irish people buy stuff from UK sites to the point where there are very, very few dedicated Irish TTG site that aren't just an after thought of a physical shop and often, buying from the UK is still cheaper even after shipping is added.


I'm fully expecting to see huge increases in postage and probably see import duties, in which case I'll probably stop buying from most companies and just do one huge order from Goblin Gaming once a year.

I don't know about other stores around Ireland, as most are too far out for me to travel to just for picking up hobby products, but the store in Cork only sells a small selection of GW products at the exact same price as they are from GW , so it's hard to see a reason to buy from there when I only play at home and can order online and have access to a huge selection of products, most with discount. Even the GW store is 2 mins walk away from the other store.



   
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SamusDrake wrote:
The opening salvo will be £50 for Banshees.





Now you know how aussies and other player feel in other countries.

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I was literally about to post something about this in N&R (as in some ways think it has to act as a warning for people to buy stuff now!)

Have recently been stung by a pretty nasty customs charge for some video games stuff ordered from Japan (came to about 35% of the total cost) and thinking that this is going to affect hobby purchases for people purchasing and then sending items either from or to the UK from the rest of Europe (I know there is a possibility this won't happen, but is looking like the most likely outcome at this point.)
I buy a lot from smaller companies in Spain in particular (there are some great smaller companies making Fantasy Football teams for Blood Bowl for instance) so assume this is going to effectively make that very expensive to do.

I think even for people who only order from the larger companies that operate from the UK (GW, Warlord etc.) who deal through distributor networks to stores - those lorries carrying the new Space Marine codex release to France, Germany etc. are going to be delayed in lorry parks outside Kent and there are bound to be other implications for the distributor network.
I should also think the large retailers in the UK, who have been probably been doing well out of the weak £ for orders from the EU, are surely going to be impacted.

So in my view I think buy stuff before Jan 2021 if you are within the scenario above - especially from smaller companies.

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Not Online!!! wrote:
SamusDrake wrote:
The opening salvo will be £50 for Banshees.





Now you know how aussies and other player feel in other countries.


Well, no, because then our Australian friends would have it even harder! Probably be paying something like £80!

Seriously, if I were living in such places then I simply wouldn't bother with Games Workshop at all. Contrary to popular belief, there is always a limit.

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SamusDrake wrote:
Not Online!!! wrote:
SamusDrake wrote:
The opening salvo will be £50 for Banshees.





Now you know how aussies and other player feel in other countries.


Well, no, because then our Australian friends would have it even harder! Probably be paying something like £80!

Seriously, if I were living in such places then I simply wouldn't bother with Games Workshop at all. Contrary to popular belief, there is always a limit.


depends though if the local TG playerbase is willing to play something else...
Also GW has 40k as an IP ... so that is also a factor, atleast for me, but then again i am not above plasticard greenstuff and 3rd parties aswell as historicals..

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UK

I think those of us in the uk will end up buying far less direct from EU suppliers as not only will be get taxed, if we're importing outselves we'll get hit by the £8 collection fee from the royal mail (or more if it comes via courier)

so hopefully the likes of Element, Wayland Games etc will pick up a lot more smaller lines so we 'only' have to pay the tax and their markup

otherwise it's the occasional larger order (KS will profit here) where the collection fee is far less in proportion to the rest of the spend

For the larger companies like Vallejo hopefully the UK market is large enough for them to have a UK office and import stuff themselves

(and if your in the EU I fear I agree with the comments above, you'll probably loose access to the UK based GW resellers like Element etc)

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