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For all you hasty folk:

http://store.boardgamegeek.com/index.php?page=shop.browse&ca...
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I would like the Treebeard expansion but I don't own any of the games for which BGG requires me to buy a promo in order to get this. I imagine I shall not be the only one.
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a promo like this ...is worth getting the other stuff to put in the G4GG auction.
That's what i am doing.

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Glynr wrote:
I would like the Treebeard expansion but I don't own any of the games for which BGG requires me to buy a promo in order to get this. I imagine I shall not be the only one.

As I mentioned in my forum post announcement about the new promos, it's kind of irrelevant whether you want the other two promos or not. The only reason we aren't directly selling Treebeard is because we're not allowed to due to licensing issues. However, if we were able to sell directly, it likely would have carried a $10 price tag.

So, the only difference with this method is that for your $10, you also get two other promos that may or may not be useful to you. You can always just give them to friends.
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Ordered mine - I hope I did it right. Will there be any sort of confirmation that the Treebeard is in the package (like on an invoice), just feels weird ordering two things and not having the thing I actually want listed.

Also - on shipping, it was only giving me one option and I am not in the USA...
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chaddyboy_2000 wrote:

As I mentioned in my forum post announcement about the new promos, it's kind of irrelevant whether you want the other two promos or not.


It's still a bummer that we can't pick from ALL the $5 promos, so that there's more of a chance of getting one for the games we do actually own.

But, I guess you guys are a business and it makes business sense to force people to buy the low-sellers, even it is just "buying".
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I don't own any of the games. But I ordered the Wings of War and Yggdrasil promos just to get Treebeard.
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JohnnyDollar wrote:
It's still a bummer that we can't pick from ALL the $5 promos, so that there's more of a chance of getting one for the games we do actually own.


Yeah, I agree here. This is my first time trying to buy from the Geek Store. I guess I misunderstood the store. My understanding was that I would be able to buy Lords of Middle Earth from the Store and get Treebeard along with it. Now I find out that I have to buy two other items for games I don't even own, and neither of those two items is Lords of Middle Earth. If it had been Dominion cards or 7 Wonders or something else to choose from, that would have been great. I hope LoME isn't sold out yet at CSI or T&T.

Hello Treebeard.
Hello two other game promos.
Hello eBay.
Goodbye two other game promos.
Goodbye BoardGameGeek Store.
 
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JohnnyDollar wrote:
It's still a bummer that we can't pick from ALL the $5 promos, so that there's more of a chance of getting one for the games we do actually own.


Yeah, I agree here. This is my first time trying to buy from the Geek Store. I guess I misunderstood the store. My understanding was that I would be able to buy Lords of Middle Earth from the Store and get Treebeard along with it. Now I find out that I have to buy two other items for games I don't even own, and neither of those two items is Lords of Middle Earth. If it had been Dominion cards or 7 Wonders or something else to choose from, that would have been great. I hope LoME isn't sold out yet at CSI or T&T.

Hello Treebeard.
Hello two other game promos.
Hello eBay.
Goodbye two other game promos.
Goodbye BoardGameGeek Store.


The BGG store have always been selling promo for a reasonable price. They have stated without the restriction they would have sold the promo for $10 still. Now you get 2 free promos to go with your treebeard purchase. Yes it might not have been what you want but it is free. If BGG really wants to nickel and dime, they could basically just charge you $10 bucks for shipping and "give" you the treebeard promo for free. That way they don't even have to send out 2 additional promos.
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Like JohnnyDollar said, "It's still a bummer."

I just think it would have been much more awesome to get promos I actually wanted.

I'm not complaining about the price; I'm still going to get the Treebeard...as a customer of BGG Store though, I could have been happier.
 
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Quit grousing! QED it's not a bummer. You are getting the other two for free! There is no serving some people...
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Mantuanwar wrote:
Quit grousing! QED it's not a bummer. You are getting the other two for free! There is no serving some people...


Marketing and businesses are all about psychology. As I mentioned in another thread, force on customers something they don't need or can't use, especially phrasing it that they have to "buy" those to get a perk they DO want, and they will grumble.

However, present this as:
Buy Treebeard for $10. AND, as a special Christmas bonus, if you want you can choose up to 2 from the following promos, for FREE!
and there would have been far less complaints.

Granted, they can't use that wording due to the licensing issues, but it's really not that surprising that some people are unhappy if you think about it from a marketing and psychology perspective. However rationally it's laid out as far as the end result being the same thing, the bottom line is that human behavior, while often predictable, is not rational...we are not a species of Spocks.
 
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JohnnyDollar wrote:


However, present this as:
Buy Treebeard for $10. AND, as a special Christmas bonus, if you want you can choose up to 2 from the following promos, for FREE!
and there would have been far less complaints.


Except from Middle-earth Enterprises and their miniature games licensees... whistle
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Happily placed my order about 30 seconds ago! I'm disappointed to find out it isn't painted. For some reason I thought it would be, but it must have just been an idea that was floating around.
 
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I should have titled this thread, In the country of Fangorn, where the rants are long...

RickDintheAM wrote:
I'm disappointed to find out it isn't painted. For some reason I thought it would be, but it must have just been an idea that was floating around.

@Rolly, final word from Roberto is here.
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I am one of the "unlucky" people who doesn't own any of the games appearing in the promo. I just ordered Treebeard with the Wings of War & Dungeon Lords expansions, so for about 8€ I will get:

- A Treebeard mini (yay!)
- A Christmas present for my WoW ultra-fan friend
- A funny sticker sheet to play with my 3yo girl

Not a bad deal, I'd say. And I couldn't care less about the wording, really.
 
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Rafamir wrote:

I should have titled this thread, In the country of Fangorn, where the rants are long...


Sorry everybody, I didn't mean to whine. I was just a bit nonplussed by the method of obtaining Treebeard, and the fact that I was expecting to order a LoME in order to get him. I've happily ordered my Treebeard for $10 and some other stuff that I can't use will be coming along with him. It would be even better if the free bonuses were things that I could use, but I'm happy to have Treebeard.

EDIT: Oh, and I indicated to my wife that I'd like LoME for Christmas, so hopefully she orders that soon.
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