Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Where do you buy your gaming stuff?

Thought I'd add a poll, since I have not had one in a while.

I was thinking about this recently, because I am a sucker... I mean I was looking for the 4e PHB. I check with Amazon on the release dates, as Wizards' site is pretty crappy.

So, Amazon has it $11 cheaper than retail, and it will be on my doorstep, likely, on day of release if I pre-order. Then, I thought I should get it from my local hobby shop to support them. Then I thought, "those guys are kinda dicks," and thought of getting it from an online game store, which means paying more than retail (most likely) with the shipping.

I think I will drive up to Raleigh and get it at a store where they are not dicks; supporting my formerly-local game shop. Makes you wonder, though, if game shops and bookstores are a thing of the past?

1 comment:

The Acrobatic Flea said...

We don't have FLGS in the UK (outside of big cities), so I order mine online (primarily from Leisure Games in London).

Most of what I like I can't find on Amazon anyway - but if I *can* find it on Amazon cheaper, then I'll go that route.

I'd love to have a FLGS to support, but they are just financially viable in this neck of the woods.

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