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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse12 Jan 2021 9:00 a.m. PST

So, they want me to plunk down $72 USD to get $136 USD worth of stuff, and I have no idea what I'll be getting?
I might consider if I could specify FIW, but that's not what this is about.

Disco Joe12 Jan 2021 9:04 a.m. PST

Not a fan of paying money for something that I don't know what I will receive. Pass.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2021 9:24 a.m. PST

I agree with John. If they did a WW II box, or a Pike and Shotte box, I can see he appeal. This is what my mom would have called a "pig in a poke." If anyone has ordered one, can you explain the appeal to me?

Cerdic12 Jan 2021 9:35 a.m. PST

Ahh, the Lucky Dip!

An old British tradition. They used to do it in shops when I were a nipper. Take all the labels off the dented tins and chuck 'em in a big bin. Let the punters take their pick at 5p per tin. Who knows what's in it? Might be peaches. Might be baked beans. Or tomatoes. The anticipation! The excitement!

It's all about the gamble. You might get an absolute bargain, or a load of old tut…

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian12 Jan 2021 9:59 a.m. PST

An old American tradition too – the "grab bag" grin

whill412 Jan 2021 1:55 p.m. PST

Games Workshop used to do a similar thing. 10 blisters for $30 USD or so. You could specify fantasy or 40K. I thought it was fun.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse12 Jan 2021 6:38 p.m. PST

Y'all come up with a box like that guaranteed to be all FIW, and I'll think about it. You hear?

Dn Jackson12 Jan 2021 9:23 p.m. PST

I think its guaranteed to contain… whatever's left over in the warehouse. :-)

advocate13 Jan 2021 2:53 a.m. PST

I've got enough I want to paint (and buy) to forgo putting down a reasonable amount of money knowing that some of what I get I will not want.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse16 Jan 2021 8:23 a.m. PST

Find one with the complete Comanche warband for that price, and you can throw in all the silly stuff you want.

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2021 5:43 a.m. PST

And 'Less than 500' will continue to remain.

Clear to anyone paying attention that these are the items which don't move. This is their way of clearing out the warehouse.

Good Luck finding 500 dim bulbs to order them.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse19 Jan 2021 11:02 p.m. PST

How many did they start with? grin

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