Just to start off with, this isnt a moan at GW, this is purley a thread to investigate whether this is a common occurance....
So I went into my local GW on saturday with the intention of looking at the new empire book. I always like to go and look at the new fantasy books, because it gives me a chance to discover what new units and combinations my friends might be using against me with there armies.
I walked over to the new release section with a friend of mine, and we picked up two books off the shelf. We started flicking through them - carefully i might add - new points costs and what some of the units did. Same as usuall for any new release, including all of the previous 8th ed. books.
I was then approached by a staff member that I have known for a long time, and asked what i was doing. I said that i was looking at what the new stuff did, expecting a cheerful conversation about how everything works and how I should go about combatting it with my armies (that he was well aware of).
Instead, he said, in a cheeful way: "Ok, you have about 5 seconds to put the book down".
Dazed, i thought that maybe he wanted me to use the open copy, as not to potentially damage it or drop it. So, i said "fine, is there an open copy you can look at??"
"No" he said.
I was tempted to ask anyone in the store to let me see any copy they had bought, but it was mostly full of begginers and I was still quiet annoyed, so i left. Which is a shame, I would have liked to have stayed and talked to a few people there
So, after my story, my quiestions;
*Are you allowed to look at a new book that you have not bought? Either an open copy or just one off the shelf.
*If not, how long have you not been allowed to?
I think I'll put a poll in too, to see what you think...