So for the past three days I've been going into my local GW, with a nice hefty wad of money and the carefree attitude to pricing that comes with a regular wage. Its the first time in a year I've gone into GW with any serious intention to buy anything at all, and I really only wanted the creepy spider lord fella, the tomb spider and the wraiths but I'd have easily been talked into some Deathmarks and other bits and bobs.
Friday - No previews, nothing to look at. I was told by the staffer this had been policy for a year but he would hold some back for me tomorrow, lots of interest, buy now etc etc. This is quite surprising. How do you sell a product without having it there? Never mind I thought, I'll try tomorrow as those necrons do look very nice.
Saturday - I go to Nottingham. Now you'd think being in the middle of the city centre, in the heartland of miniatures, they have some on display. I went in the morning to see a staffer desperately building the stalk tank. I asked to look at the sprues and was told they didn't have any open yet but to return later. So I did - roughly four hours later. Same staffer was now hastily painting the stalk tank and still, no sprues never mind built figures.
Sunday - I thought that today would be the day. I even noticed the manager as I entered. Surely he would have whipped things together knowing that head office is a stones throw away and that having products on display is a key selling point. Nope. I looked around and didn't even see sprues so I gave up. I did give the creepy spider lord a look, noticed some miscasts and the price tag of £15 and decided that he wasn't worth the effort at that price, but would probably pick him up online instead.
This is probably all a moan about something or nothing but... can someone please tell me the following
- How on earth I went into Games Workshop, with money to burn, and came away empty handed four times.
- Why, on release day, they didn't even have the sprues out? Forget having them built, I can forgive that if they only get the stock on the day but whose idea was it not to have the sprues out.
- Why a figure was miss priced? Szeras is showing as £13 on the GW website, not £15.