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Old 22 Oct 2008, 17:10   #1 (permalink)
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Default as oil prices are decreasing could the price of plastic kits, paints be lowered?

Oil prices around the world have started to decrease heavily, the price of petrol has gone from 1.20ltr to 97p.ltr. As plastics main component is oil could we see a price drop on plastic kits, the basic troop boxes should be lowered to 15 again and squads such as assault squads back to 12 and large veichels such as the defiler back to 30. The price of shipping has also decreased due to this cheap oil and it would be perfectly reasonable for games worskhop to decrease prices.

Decreased prices could be what games workshop needs to make more money, with lower prices newcomers to the hobby wont be as scared of by the prices and vetren gamers will be able to buy that unit they need alot quicker in the long run.

the situation in the Uk and most other countrys at the moment is bad, people are not buying and i think bussiness such as GW are going to get hard hit by keeping prices high.

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Old 22 Oct 2008, 17:25   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: as oil prices are decreasing could the price of plastic kits, paints be lowered?

It is possible. But GW sort of rounds prices off rather than keeping them flexible. There is a cost associated with changing the prices that they won't pay unless the difference in supply costs is significant.

GW being a luxury good, I agree that they may have to reduce prices and also reduce their costs considerably in order to stay afloat.
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Old 22 Oct 2008, 17:38   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: as oil prices are decreasing could the price of plastic kits, paints be lowered?

If they do change the prices it wont be for a considerable length of time. Consider that GW only JUST lowered the prices of their plastics in Canada, when our dollar had been out of the crapper for years. Before that Canadian prices were sometimes double what they were in the states! However, I imagine they'll be a lil gun shy to make such a change again as the dollar ironically took a nose dive a week or so after they made the change.

So I guess what I'm saying is: don't count on it.
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Old 22 Oct 2008, 19:38   #4 (permalink)
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You will not see any considerable price decrease until there is a serious shake up and streamlining in corporate management.

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If they do change the prices it wont be for a considerable length of time. Consider that GW only JUST lowered the prices of their plastics in Canada, when our dollar had been out of the crapper for years. Before that Canadian prices were sometimes double what they were in the states! However, I imagine they'll be a lil gun shy to make such a change again as the dollar ironically took a nose dive a week or so after they made the change.

So I guess what I'm saying is: don't count on it.
The only reason why Canada got their models lowered is because GW soaked up that sector of profitability until that they could not rip the Canadian Customer base any longer. The reorganization that took place recently is just that. If you think that is was out of the kindness of their bleeding corpaorate hearts? Guess again. They simply did this to save that sector from what is happening in Europe.

The people in Canada got Royally screwed for many years.

There will be NO considerable decrease of prices without some sort of gimmick, so that you have to pay for something else that is more expensive that you need to have to be competitive in 40K.

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Old 22 Oct 2008, 20:17   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: as oil prices are decreasing could the price of plastic kits, paints be lowe

While the price of crude oil may have fallen, costs associated with staffing, shipping, taxes, packaging, marketing etc. have remained. I doubt that GW is breaking their backs buying plastics; while it is a crude oil product, it does not have as high a demand as refined petroleum. If the cost of crude oil fell to 1 dollar a barrel, not only would I most likely take up driving as a hobby, GW would probably make negligible gains while keeping the price constant.
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Old 22 Oct 2008, 23:13   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: as oil prices are decreasing could the price of plastic kits, paints be lowered?

I think somebody mentioned in a previous thread that modern plastics, or at least the stuff GW uses, is made more from agricultural raw materials than oil. Soybeans and such.
If so, the price of oil will matter even less.
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Old 23 Oct 2008, 04:23   #7 (permalink)
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I think somebody mentioned in a previous thread that modern plastics, or at least the stuff GW uses, is made more from agricultural raw materials than oil. Soybeans and such.
If so, the price of oil will matter even less.
You are so correct. They are organic polymers that are essentially can be used as plastic
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Old 23 Oct 2008, 04:42   #8 (permalink)
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Lol, when games workshop lowers prices it'll be a cold day in hell.
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Old 23 Oct 2008, 04:59   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: as oil prices are decreasing could the price of plastic kits, paints be lowered?

Luxury goods are pretty much unaffected by details like price of manufacturing.

This goes for all things though - the price is what you are willing to pay for it.
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Old 23 Oct 2008, 05:16   #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: as oil prices are decreasing could the price of plastic kits, paints be lowered?

I'm just glad that the price of plastic kits hasn't gone up! I don't think something as small in the cost of crude oil dropping in price is going to have any effect on producing plastic miniatures. After the recent increases in metal miniatures and paint all I want is for the price of plastics to remain the same.

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