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POLL: Is Cost A Factor?


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
minor role
193
42%
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no role
50
11%
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hobby is expensive
45
10%
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major role
101
22%
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hobby is cheap
15
3%
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impulse buyer
60
13%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Reader Deano writes: "I would like to see a poll on whether or not any gamers have ever not bought a game or got into a new period simply because of cost. I am especially interested in recent new releases like Mech Warrior, Hero-Clix, the late-Chainmail, etc. I mean how many people out there, like myself, wanted to play these games or try a new period but simply didn't because of cost?"

So - what role does cost play when deciding to get into a new game or gaming period?

minor role

I take cost into consideration, but it's not the single most important element in my decision making.

no role

Cost is immaterial - if I like a period or a game, I can find the money.

hobby is expensive

Miniature wargaming costs a lot of money! I'd buy a lot more, but the prices are just too high.

major role

Before I get into anything new, I always figure out how much it's going to cost me. That's my major concern when getting into a new period or set of rules.

hobby is cheap

Compared to other expenses in my life, wargaming is inexpensive. I don't spend enough on the hobby that I need to worry about it.

impulse buyer

I buy first, and think later. Sometimes I get started with a period or game, and I don't realize how much it's going to cost me to get started.