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PostSubject: Good bye, loose bits..   Wed 30 Jan 2008 - 10:07

Hey lads!

you can't order loose bits annymore from gamesworkshop.com. Does anyone know whats happening?
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PostSubject: Re: Good bye, loose bits..   Wed 30 Jan 2008 - 11:26

What, what what what?!

Since when can't you order bits? scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Good bye, loose bits..   Wed 30 Jan 2008 - 11:28

since last monday check the mailorder No
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PostSubject: Re: Good bye, loose bits..   Thu 31 Jan 2008 - 2:24

They changed a few things, because their range grew to wide for the bit-order-service.

It was announced three or four months ago.
I personelly think that all bits were highly overpriced anyway, put still this is quite hard for people who converted a lot and used special bits which were only available via mailorder.
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PostSubject: Re: Good bye, loose bits..   Thu 31 Jan 2008 - 4:52

Oh no... That was so useful desperate That's how I got my Skaven shields.

That's too bad.

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PostSubject: Re: Good bye, loose bits..   Thu 31 Jan 2008 - 5:27

yes it sucks hard, so the old sprues like the old dwarfs, empire, Mordheim equipment sprue etc. will not be available annymore Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Good bye, loose bits..   Thu 31 Jan 2008 - 6:29

They have been talking about this for a while now!

A bitz ordering service will return in a month or two (or three....) but in a different form. They are re-making the molds for the most popular components and selling them as "useful" packs, rather than individual components.

The way the old system worked they would often have to cast up twenty bitz that hadn't been ordered just to cast a single bit that had. The rest would have to be melted down again! This caused a huge amount of wasted energy and time (GW are actually a very environmentally concious company and recycle everything, they also are always looking for ways to cut their carbon footprint).

The new system won't be perfect but it will mean cheaper components sold in useful packs (compared to the cost of buying a whole model at single component prices anyway).

Have patience guys - they are actually trying to sort this out ASAP! Surprised
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PostSubject: Re: Good bye, loose bits..   Thu 31 Jan 2008 - 6:41

I dont get the pack thing, How will they do it?
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PostSubject: Re: Good bye, loose bits..   Thu 31 Jan 2008 - 7:44

They will make new molds with (for example) a whole bunch of Skaven bits on one metal sprue. They will go through all the ranges like this (eventualy - it's just seven staff doing it apparently!) so nearly everything will be available, but mixed in amongst these packs.

When you order Skaven bitz you'll have a choice of a few sprues or a complete model, rather than the whole range of components.
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PostSubject: Re: Good bye, loose bits..   Thu 31 Jan 2008 - 7:48

thats sounds good Smile Better then before Very Happy Well I will see what the future of Gamesworkshop brings us Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Good bye, loose bits..   Thu 31 Jan 2008 - 12:34

We can still get a majority of the bitz here in the US & Canada; we've a stockpile, apparently. But think of it this way;

There were bitz in the 2006-07 catalogue that had been ordered three times over the past five years... WORLDWIDE!

It takes money to catalogue, organize, sort, pick & ship these things. It only make sense that GW is going to streamline the process.

On the downside, one of the reasons I was willing to pay higher-than-average prices for GW's stuff was because they provided the bitz service. Now that it's been reduced, I don't know that they'll have the same success in the future (but I'm STILL buying that damned Vampire Counts Spearhead, if only because I get my Trade discount!)

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PostSubject: Re: Good bye, loose bits..   Fri 1 Feb 2008 - 3:15

Brahm Tazoul wrote:

On the downside, one of the reasons I was willing to pay higher-than-average prices for GW's stuff was because they provided the bitz service. Now that it's been reduced, I don't know that they'll have the same success in the future
Maybe, maybe not. But they will have reduced their costs. :cherry:
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PostSubject: Re: Good bye, loose bits..   Sun 3 Feb 2008 - 4:48

I looked yesterday trying to find some Mordheim bits and could not locate them.

Has anyone found them?

I need Marianne's sword(s) and some windows and doors.
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PostSubject: Re: Good bye, loose bits..   Sun 3 Feb 2008 - 5:26

Nope, we will have to wait untill the bits section is back on or the new system..
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PostSubject: Re: Good bye, loose bits..   Tue 5 Feb 2008 - 12:32

Have some of you checked on the prices on these bits-packs?
Jesus christ, the single parts have already been totaly overpriced but these packets.
12,50 for a Pair of Wings? 20 US-Bucks for 2 Sabretusks?

One of the killers is propably this one, 10 bucks for a couple of buckets:
http://store.us.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.us?do=List_Models&code=306126&orignav=304718&ParentID=260193&GameNav=304717

I wasn't a fan of the old way they dealt with the bitz and im quite sure im not becoming one of the new.
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PostSubject: Re: Good bye, loose bits..   Tue 5 Feb 2008 - 13:43

Actually I don't think the barrel pack is "overpriced" (talking GW terms). I bought all of these parts before when they were available separately and I'm fairly sure they weren't cheaper altogether. So these seem fine with. Any more packs available already?

EDIT: I just saw there are few other packs available, mostly creature models. Nothing exciting yet it seems..

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PostSubject: Re: Good bye, loose bits..   Tue 5 Feb 2008 - 14:01

10 $ is fuckin' overpriced O_O even for GW standards. BTW I've seen the wings of greater demons for 8 euros and other things that are OK.

Some pieces will be bought as before, others will be left alone in stacks, that will grow bigger and bigger and then crush to the ground, destorying every gW factory contemporarily.

Mmm, ignore the last period XD
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PostSubject: Re: Good bye, loose bits..   Tue 5 Feb 2008 - 15:09

Unfortunately I don't have the old price list for the bits from the "Buckets and Barrels" pack but it consists of 10(!!!) different pieces. You can imagine how much this would be in total when buying them altogether - even with a minimum price for each item. So the pack may be overpriced but it's not any more expensive than the bits were before and I do doubt that these packages will be above GW's usual price standards. If they do make great packs with lots of useful bits this may not turn out to be as bad as it seemed. Of course it's worse than before since getting four barrells (like me) will now require four packs so that sucks a lot.

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