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Idle Scholar
29-11-2011, 15:37
Inspired by the ongoing legal dispute between Chapterhouse and GW, why doesn't GW operate a GW market on their website, similar to Amazon? It would be where small independent companies can make explicitly GW accessories and conversion kits. GW would get passing trade and some creative control, plus probably a small fee on each transaction or something while the plethora of bedroom castors would get advertising, webhosting and an end to the legal issues.

shelfunit.
29-11-2011, 15:46
Mainly because GW want no other companies making things they (eventually) want to. Also, unless these said "other" companies only make GW approved kits people going on the website will be exposed to the non-GW side of wargaming, which will mostly involve cheaper models and different rulesets, neither of which GW want their customers to know anything about.

crandall87
29-11-2011, 16:59
Shelfunit is right. Also GW do not want to be held responsible for anything related to these websites and make a great effort to distance themselves away from every other company that produces or sells wargaming items on the interwebs.

Chaos and Evil
30-11-2011, 14:10
Shelfunit is right.
I agree. He's spot on.

bolshie
30-11-2011, 14:48
Why don't Perry's sell Front Rank?

Aeron
30-11-2011, 16:25
Why doesn't Privateer press sell conversions made by other people on their website - or even offer the GW imperial guard models....

Because they are company and people go to them for a certain thing. People act like because GW is the Big fish is a small pool it has to make sacrifices while the little guys ridgly stick to there "dream" and never compromise. If anything GW doesnt need to compromise as it has far more to offer than the smaller companies.

Personally I'd ask why does GW refuse or drag it's feet why making conversion kits - put them out there at a decent price and most people will pick them up instead of going elsewhere.

Nate.