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Old 11 Jun 2008, 07:02   #1 (permalink)
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Default Where Can I Get Cheap Warhammer 40k Models?

I just started playing Warhammer 40k and find the game great, but don't feel like going though, a least 100$ to get anything.

I thought the set Battle For Macragge was a reasonable 50$ for that set and its one of the main reasons why I got me into the game. But when I decide to get a BattleForce from a hobby store I had to spend 90$. And since I was getting 2 sets to try out each team it came out to 200$ with tax. I've also tried ebay, but everything ends up being store price or higher. There has to be another way to buy cheaper Warhammer 40k.
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Old 11 Jun 2008, 07:06   #2 (permalink)
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Nah, really, you need to look around some more.

Effectively starting off big isnt always the best move, especially on a budget. A box here, a box there really helps.

Which army did you want to start. I might have an answer, I always love thinking of alternative options.
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Old 11 Jun 2008, 07:07   #3 (permalink)
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There are plenty of independant retail stores online, which can offer a 10-20% discount.
Battleforces, Megaforces and Apocalypse deals are a good way to save money if you like a huge wave of grey plastic to be painted.
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Old 11 Jun 2008, 07:10   #4 (permalink)
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problem with that, there are alot of em.

hehe

sometimes where you live, and what you can pay is very big on the matter here.

Ebay alone has 180+ people in "stores", many more doing it by the listing.
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Old 11 Jun 2008, 07:12   #5 (permalink)
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Also, if you can order online, there are a few great places.

The warstore has great service and flat-rate shipping. 20% off GW products and great selection.
http://www.thewarstore.com/

Chaosorc sometimes has 25% off of things but they have less stuff sometimes. Still flat rate shipping though!
http://www.chaosorc.com/index.php?cPath=77_124

And Gorilla Gamer's Union (for Tau Online members!) has 30% off. I've bought from them and while it takes awhile it's legit! I can't seem to find the link for Gorilla gamer's Union
http://www.tauonline.org/GorillaTacticsGamersUnion.php

Hope this helps you out!
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Old 11 Jun 2008, 07:14   #6 (permalink)
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Gorilla does take a while, and though their customer service isnt top notch, they do honor their transaction, least in my experience, not to mention their lower then average shipping.

The warstore has pretty decent rates, respectable shipping costs, he gets you a tracking number, and tells you when he ships that is worthy in my opinion.
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Old 11 Jun 2008, 16:07   #7 (permalink)
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Look for young kids who constantily change armies. This one kid gave me half of his marines and a good chunk of Tau for 50$. Though you can find deals like these you don't build them or paint them. Even though you can strip them, its not the same thing. That or if you want to play marines or orks (or both just wait for the starter set to come out in october........
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Old 11 Jun 2008, 16:08   #8 (permalink)
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I use www.giftsforgeeks.com

Great prices and not a bad range.
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Old 11 Jun 2008, 21:23   #9 (permalink)
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Sadly, keep an eye out for independant retailers/rogue traders going out of business. I bought a fully painted (And HUGE) Tau army for 300 bucks, and blisters/boxed sets were 50-75% off...
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Old 12 Jun 2008, 01:13   #10 (permalink)
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Well some armies are more expensive then other. Also not every "deal" GW releases is good. But some of them are great. Look out for new box set deals that GW releases for Apocalypse as they are usually worth it.

Second root is retailers like warstore and others. Shop around.

Third is the ever-resourceful ebay. Sometimes you can get "steals" there. Other times you might end up over paying... always keep your eyes open ^_^

Fourth is getting "shelfed armies" from other players and closing stores OR buying off lay away stuff.

Fifth and for me not the least, Convert! Besides my tau commander, I have not bough a single character model yet. Some times they are just too price and some times they are just plain ugly. Either way I sculpt my own ^_^ I also convert other stuff which saves me money.

P.S. And unfortunately, this isn't cheap hobby, but you can always try to make it cheaper then it is

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