Game Tiles - Kick Starter and Shipping to Europe

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Re:Game Tiles - Kick Starter and Shipping to Europe

Post by dandare » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:25 pm

@Thod - That is more than good enough for me!
I will focus on pledging on more sets. Will drop you an order in November.
Let me know the moment I can start to make \'reservations\' happy to put money down up front as per previous pre-orders.
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Re:Game Tiles - Kick Starter and Shipping to Europe

Post by Thod » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:35 am

dandare
I should get all dwarvenite add-ons in. As with KS1 - there can be small changes as the split of Dungeon Dressing to Doors and Dressing. I would expect my order to be more closely similar to what is offered in the KS as I will have to place an order quickly after the KS.

I will get in paints / brushes if I can - but I think they are made in the US and I don\'t know if I can get them. I might pick up my own at GenCon - yes - I want some myself.

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I should get everything more or less at the same time as the KS. They should leave China at around the same time. I won\'t offer them ahead of KS orders even if they arrive earlier (shipping can be faster to me as to the DF warehouse) and will wait until the majority of KS backers got their orders. This is just courtesy to all the backers.

A lot of what I write here is intentions. So please don\'t tar and feather me if there is a change outside my control down the line. Final decisions will be made after the KS closes and Jeff had time to sleep and deal with me. Right now the KS has clear preference.

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Re:Game Tiles - Kick Starter and Shipping to Europe

Post by Keendk » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:32 am

Yep Dandare it seems all the normal addons (all the tiles, not the paint and brushes).

Thanks Todd, I live near Dartford so it\'s a small hour in the car to Deal, thank you for giving that option...and hey I can combine it with taking my son to the seaside so win win :)

It also allows me to split the purchase in two (one for KS, one for you later) as to rod of the divine wife wroth \"you\'ve spent HOW much\" by cutting it in to two payments, and thus spend more! ;)

Do you have a mailing list that i can sign up to that will alert me when you get stock in?

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Re:Game Tiles - Kick Starter and Shipping to Europe

Post by dandare » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:04 pm

Thod wrote: (NOTE EDITED BY DANDARE!)

About shipping cost:
For Europe you will have 2 options.
1). Pay higher shipping as normal and get lots of free pieces
or
2). wait and save on postage but lose out on free pieces.
It will depend where you live / how much you want to decide what works out better.


Thod - I am already wanting more than I can afford and so read this with added interest.

Option 3). Buy only the base core sets and buy all the Add-ons from Thod !

Lets say I go from 3 sets to 5 sets and only invest in those Add-Ons that will not then be generally available IE - Lava. Then...
I could make a nice big order from your good self or all the Lakes and Caverns and Mushrooms and Stalactites etc from you when the dust settles.

Can you confirm that you WILL be getting everything on offer Expertly painted so i know that I have this option.
The International Shipping i making me weep and I may just want to switch my investment from 3 sets to 5 etc..

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Re:Game Tiles - Kick Starter and Shipping to Europe

Post by Thod » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:32 pm

KeenDK

I should get all* the add-on packs in. In regard to saving on shipping - I don\'t know yet my sale prices and it might depend on what / how much you buy as shipping scales differently when you order from me.

That said - if someone can save then you are in the best position. Where in Kent are you? I\'m actually East Kent - Deal - so you might even pick it up.

*when I say \'all\' then I mean all dwarvenite. Not sure if I get paints and brushes as they might come from the US.

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Re:Game Tiles - Kick Starter and Shipping to Europe

Post by Keendk » Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:39 pm

A quick question here regarding the Cavern Kickstarter and addon packs.

Seeing as Addon packs are fairly hefty on the shipping front (fully aware this is due to evil shipping companies, and not our lovely DF), will you be stocking the addons in the europe shop, and more importantly for me i guess: Would I save money on shipping (UK, Kent) by buying them directly from you rather than going via Kickstarter? I dont mind a time delay, actually a delay would mean I can save up even more money to spend on add ons ;)

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Re:Game Tiles - Kick Starter and Shipping to Europe

Post by Thod » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:15 am

About shipping cost compared to last KS:
1 set the same
2 sets +$5
3 sets +$5
5 sets -$35
10 sets -$50

So if people say it is more expensive, then they pick out the 2/3 set pledge and ignore the total.

For Europe you will have 2 options. Pay higher shipping as normal and get lots of free pieces or wait and save on postage but lose out on free pieces. It will depend where you live / how much you want to decide what works out better.

To compare look at costs of the last KS and what you get in the store now.

Please keep in mind you have an option. Australians and other countries don\'t.

Oh - and I forgot - right now is a great time to buy in dollar. The exchange rate hasn\'t been that good since I started my business.

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Re:Game Tiles - Kick Starter and Shipping to Europe

Post by dandare » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:16 pm

On the last KS I pledged for 5 sets + several add ons and found that whilst the shipping cost is high, that the GBP to USD rates helped out a great deal. I was also \'lucky\' and paid no additional duty when the goods arrived at my home.

Personally - I also think that what holds people back in Europe from backing & buying more DF is the shipping costs.
All my gaming friends love that I have all of my DF, but none of them feel they can invest the amount necessary in one go to \'jump\' in and get enough to \'cover the preverbial table\'...
It is a very hard sell when people look at the shipping cost hikes.
Their loss & our loss.

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Re:Game Tiles - Kick Starter and Shipping to Europe

Post by kodiakbear » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:28 pm

Thod wrote:

The last one was a less than a full container to Europe.





About what I guessed. Thanks for let everyone know.

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Re:Game Tiles - Kick Starter and Shipping to Europe

Post by Thod » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:20 pm

The last one was a less than a full container to Europe.

There are actually some other aspects that make it a lot more difficult. Import duty (at least here in the UK when I get a container), VAT and many different zones.
Just because I can ship cheaper to the Netherlands doesn\'t mean I can ship for the same price to a small island on Greece or to Gibraltar. Yes - both cases are not made up.
Unfortunately Kickstarter doesn\'t allow a country by country shipping cost as I have in my store which could cater for these problems. Get this wrong and you can really lose a lot of money. I know what I\'m talking about as I do quite a few non-EU shipments personally where I try to optimize shipping cost. But if I get it wrong then it tends to be me who pays the difference. No problem on a few orders - you learn for next time.

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