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D i a n a
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Hi,
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Which from these countries relatively cheaper to buy Euro boardgames?
Belgium, Rome - Italy, Amsterdam - Netherland or Paris - France ?

and Which boardgames stores that is worth it to visit? like has a good range of euro boardgames.

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Thomas P. Felder
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Hi Diana,

not easy to answer. I have made the experience that even in one country (like, Germany) prices vary from game to game and shop to shop... So, game A might be cheaper at store B, where game C is more expensive then in store D.

Do you have online shops or actual stores where you personally drop in in mind?
 
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I'd say The Netherlands. I believe France and Italy are more expensive countries overall and Belgium imports quite a few games from the Netherlands, if I recall correct.

For stores:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/120302

Netherlands:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/15712
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BaSL wrote:
I'd say The Netherlands.


Germany. On-line shops like Milan-Spiele.de offer very good prices.
 
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Of course. Germany and German speaking countries (Switzerland, Austria) are probably your best choice.
 
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You should also check www.lapcra.org and www.planetongames.com

Spanish sites with very good prices.
 
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Lucio Pierobon
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Sorry but, at the moment, with Euro/USD exchange there's no place like the States to buy games. As per Italy I can assure you it's much cheaper to buy in the US and have them sent to you paying the shipping than buying games here in Euros.
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USA is a good place if you buy a lot of games due to shipping fees. If you want to buy just 4 or 5, I still prefer www.12spiel.de or www.milan-spiele.de
 
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A good place with similiar prices then milan-spiele is "http://www.cosimshop.de/", which offers despite the name almost all Eurogames, too.
Sometimes it's cheaper, sometimes it's more expensive then milan-spiele.
 
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Iago71 wrote:
Sorry but, at the moment, with Euro/USD exchange there's no place like the States to buy games. As per Italy I can assure you it's much cheaper to buy in the US and have them sent to you paying the shipping than buying games here in Euros.


Clearly you haven't had an unpleaseant encounter with the customs lately.

They'll add taxes to "make it worth" buying in Europe.
 
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If customs hit you and they probably will. You have to add another 21% on the sum of the games. And sometimes a cost is added for shipping through customs

So if you shop in the USA the game have to cost less in dollars than they do in euro. If you buy a single game chances are that it will slip through customs.

So for a single wargame or some clearances (nexus ops) USA is (was) a good place to buy games.

Nexus ops is around 40 euro or even pound here in europe.

check boardgameprices.com

I have twice bought stuff with spieleoffensive and am very happy with them. Prices are good too.

and try to find a FLGS (friendly local game shop) For good customers they often do something extra. (or they offer perhaps a membership card for instance that gives you a reduction of 10%)

If only a US retailer would offer a flat shipping rate (customs free )







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Re: Which country cheaper to buy boardgames?
ghosthack wrote:
Iago71 wrote:
Sorry but, at the moment, with Euro/USD exchange there's no place like the States to buy games. As per Italy I can assure you it's much cheaper to buy in the US and have them sent to you paying the shipping than buying games here in Euros.


Clearly you haven't had an unpleaseant encounter with the customs lately.

They'll add taxes to "make it worth" buying in Europe.


Withe the prices we have here in italy I assure you that even with customs is still worth buying in the U.S. not to mention the fact that somtimes custpoms are distracted and your stuff passes by without problems, even if the box is quite big. I guess the thing that point their flashlight at your package is the value more than the size or q.ty. For orders with value < 100/120 € there is generally no problem.
 
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Are there any games that are cheaper in France or Germany? Living near the boarder and looking for good gifts to bring back home to people in the US.
 
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It will depend on the game, but if I had to pick, I'd go for Germany. I know there are good shops in Aachen, Düsseldorf and Cologne, other main cities undoubtedly have one as well.

Do keep an eye on language dependency though - last time, I almost ended up with a German copy of Firenze whistle
 
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Erik Dekker
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For people in the Netherlands or Belgium, you could check out www.spelgezel.be or www.spelgezel.nl .

They have 2 different ways of discounting. On the BE website you get 5% discount when buying over €50 and 10% when over €100.
These discounts also apply in the shops (in Gent and Antwerpen)

On the NL website the prices are already lower. I'm not sure if people from Belgium can order on the NL website.
 
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