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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2020 1:36 p.m. PST

I still love you….

;-)

Tin hat18 Jan 2020 2:44 a.m. PST

Up to 25% !!

That's a savage adjustment. I wonder which materials have increased by 25% ?

Texas Jack18 Jan 2020 6:38 a.m. PST

Why don“t price adjustments ever go down instead of up? Down is an adjustment as well and doesn“t get the attention it deserves.

Sturmpioneer Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Jan 2020 9:03 a.m. PST

Prices don't go down because price increases lag the actual cost increases over time. Manufacturers and retailers can't go adjusting every time there's an input change. My two cents.

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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2020 12:15 p.m. PST

Totally reasonable…I think folk are just a bit hacked off at the phraseology…."Price Adjustment"

How many would object if they just said "We are forced to put our prices up"? OK 25% is a bit much beyond current rates of inflation….but it is our choice to buy or not.

tabletopwargamer18 Jan 2020 1:33 p.m. PST

Adjustment meaning price rise.

Why not just say it instead of trying to be clever.

Wargamer Blue18 Jan 2020 5:14 p.m. PST

Don't forget they were trained in business by GW.

wmyers18 Jan 2020 6:54 p.m. PST

Some of those price jumps are pretty high, especially given what they are (ie former Wargames Factory sets that were sold several years ago for half the price by WGF…).

Marcus Maximus19 Jan 2020 8:54 a.m. PST

I think RPI is running at 1.4%?…..I concur that this is a delayed price rise, although I am not happy that (a) The US Inf and Airborne sets (and others) are pretty poorly served with lack of weapons and would welcome and additional weapons sprue in every box of infantry set with this increase and the Brit Inf is a lame duck with 25 figs (at least 2 figures less than most sets) and now a 10% increase…..however I agree with @UesugiKenshin I still love Warlord ;)

hornblaeser20 Jan 2020 3:05 a.m. PST

Already now if you order from Denmark the prices are a rip off. The current exchange is complety off. a box for 18£ cost 200dk.
Its like wargames foundry in the old times, they had an very bad exchangerate.
On current exchange rate today 18£ is 158 dkk.
And i havent found the button where i can buy their products in pounds.

pogoame20 Jan 2020 4:49 a.m. PST

first effect of Brexit ?

hornblaeser20 Jan 2020 7:46 a.m. PST

No, probably just ordinary greediness.
But on brexit i think a lot of small businesses as nearly all wargames figure companies are, will move their molds to a place in EU. The same with books. I will move my buying from amazon.co.uk to amazon.de.

Boguslaw20 Jan 2020 9:23 a.m. PST

In Poland we must pay additional 15% because Warlords currency exchange. And now the rise of prices!? Good Bye Warlord.

Syrinx020 Jan 2020 7:08 p.m. PST

Definitely seems to be greed. The new website charges a surcharge for their products in the US. I complained to Warlord about their conversion rate when they my last order (Judge Dredd) surged forward 10% when I logged in and changed the address to the US. Their support told me it's not a mistake in the currency conversion; they charge more in the US. I received a more honest reply but still rather annoying.

I suppose they are less greedy than GW. Some GW SOB items in the US are 30% higher than the UK costs. Killed my appetite for starting that army.

marmont1814 Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jan 2020 5:15 a.m. PST

nothing to do with Brexit, it isn't just the cost of materials, but wages, design, rents, postage etc all rise and that leads to a jump sometimes it's more than you would want but nothing to do with Brexit. No company in its right mind will move there moulds to the EU, the majority of companies sales are UK, USA, Canada, Australia etc, Europe isn't the centre of the world. But I think prices need to be competitive for all companies selling to the EU or anywhere in the world, and since nothing will change until the end of the year, shouting Brexit is pretty dumb. But each company has to deal with its prices as it sees fit

newarch21 Jan 2020 7:59 a.m. PST

I suppose they are less greedy than GW. Some GW SOB items in the US are 30% higher than the UK costs.

Check out the equivalent costs for most items from the US in the UK. You can usually take the price in dollars and simply convert it to pounds, before VAT, import duties and postage costs. My days of buying stuff from the US are long gone, it's far too expensive.

GW products seem quite reasonably priced these days (not that I ever buy any of their current stuff).

Earl of the North22 Jan 2020 8:41 a.m. PST

Looks like I'll just be buying stuff from Warlord in any future sprue clearance sales.

Marcus Maximus28 Jan 2020 11:35 a.m. PST

So in March 2019 Warlord announced a host of price increases e.g Bolt Action US Airborne 30 figs set from £25.00 GBP to £27.00 GBP with this latest announcement US Airborne 30 figs set now £29.00 GBP so in less than a year we've seen a whopping 14%. RPI has not run over 1.4% so why is it certain items are impacted by the "material increases" and others haven't and yet very similar item????

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