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What would you rather buy, Independant or GW?
View Poll Results: What would you rather buy from, an Independant, or a GW store?
Indepandant Retailer 26 65.00%
GW Store 7 17.50%
Internet 7 17.50%
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Old 02 May 2006, 11:12   #1 (permalink)
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Default What would you rather buy, Independant or GW?

Inspired by Stam's post on IR's, I wondered. What do people prefer to buy from, IR's or GW?
Admittedly IR's may not always have the stock, but I would rather buy from them anyday. You?
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Old 02 May 2006, 11:16   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: What would you rather buy, Independant or GW?

I only have independent retailer here in my country. And I don't reallly trust internet buys. So.....you know what my answer would be.

Besides, the store owner is full of jokes. And if I'm bored with 40k, I can always play the designer board games that he also sells.
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Old 02 May 2006, 11:32   #3 (permalink)
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Well. My IR is closer then the GW. So usually I go to him. Also, it's good to support a retailer who lives, and has his store-in your town. Also, the manager is nice.
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Old 02 May 2006, 11:54   #4 (permalink)
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I don't like to be the one runnign against the grain, but I much prefer visiting my GW than any independents.. I am on a first name basis with my Red shirts, I hav ebeen offered work there becuase I come in to hang out and end up running games for kids and such.. and frankly, I like getting things when I want them. GW stores can do that for me, independents have a hard time doing the same. This may be because of the GW 'monster' not being very quick to respond tpo them but... in any case.. it has kept me away from independents.
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Old 02 May 2006, 12:37   #5 (permalink)
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I personally voted independant, it's closer to my house.

It's looking like this thread should have been named: "Which do you live closer to?". :P
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Default Re: What would you rather buy, Independant or GW?

my nearest independent retailer is about an hour drive away, but the nearest gw is well over 2 hours away, so tell me which would you go to?
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Default Re: What would you rather buy, Independant or GW?

Honestly speaking, it takes me long enough to get to the closest Games Workshop, I'm not going to go even further to an independent retailer (I don't even know of any in the first place :P).
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in swansea i have 2 indepent shops i go too and i buy from the GW when i know there closed, because when you need a fix you'll pay the price!

any way i feel bad not buying stuff from the guy in GW because i use there tables for free.
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my local GW is closer than my I. so GW it is.
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Old 02 May 2006, 14:58   #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: What would you rather buy, Independant or GW?

I mostly go to my IR, but as you have probably read they get things later. So for the new stuff I go to the GW store. Also my IR is closer than the GW. I have to take the train to get there.

Internet seems nice and trustable. But because the shipping needs to be done overseas it's very $$$.
For ordering I also need a creditcard. And well sometimes I hate waiting for the mail to arrive.
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