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POLL: Would You Participate in a GW Buy-Out?


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Doctor Please Contact The Edit Inactive Member writes:

I believe that what GW has done for the hobby in general is a good thing — they've grown the hobby and even main-streamed wargaming to an extent.

They brought marketing discipline to an amateur niche industry and raised the bar in terms of production value and quality — it's hard to argue that GW doesn't usually produce quality products. This in turn has lead to higher quality competing games and products across the wargaming sphere (E.g., Starship Troopers, Warmachine and Flames of War have all learned from the GW model).

Are GW products overly pricey? Though I do buy some GW products, I say yes, but their profit/loss statement would argue otherwise — looks pretty solid to me. If competition starts to significantly hit their bottom line, they'll change their pricing strategies. However, if I were a shareholder I'd sure like to know if executive salary/bonuses are in line with the benefits that executive has brought to the company in terms of increased revenue and market share.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
definitely
65
10%
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probably
68
10%
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maybe
114
17%
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probably not
105
16%
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definitely not
129
19%
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insufficient money
59
9%
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not interested in Games Workshop
98
15%
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opposed to capitalism
36
5%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

From time to time, there is a lot of talk about organizing gamers to buy up enough stock in Games Workshop to gain control of the company - and then, presumably, lower prices or give free figures to the shareholders or bring back the Squats...

If someone came up with a good plan and got things organized, would you be willing to participate in a buy-out movement?