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As I was staying in a hotel room last night, I went online through my phone and found a listing for a game store a few minutes away from me. Upon plugging the address into my GPS I headed out and was at the store in about 3 minutes. The store itself (Called "Spellbound" and located in Waterville, Maine) was kind of buried in a basement.

As I entered the store I saw a bunch of people hanging out, drinking sodas and playing on a few Nintendo DS systems. I was greeted by a friendly salesmen who asked if I needed help finding anything. I told him no, I was just browsing and saw a tiny shelf of board games. Granted, there were only about 20 different games available for purchase, but the prices on them seemed excellent for a brick-and-mortar store.

I picked up a copy of Arkham Horror for $42 out the door. After looking on the marketplace here for the lowest price (including shipping), the best I could find was about $40. I gladly will pay $2 to not have to wait for the package to arrive. They also had the Dunwich Horror expansion for $30, and Shadows Over Camelot for $45. Both were darn good prices, but I couldn't bring myself to buy both, seeing as I had just already spent a total $150 buying other games at another LGS in another town laugh

I didn't think it was possible to find a brick-and-mortar game store that had very good prices, but it has indeed been found....the Holy Grail of FLGSs!
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Run away. Run away fast.

There is something very wrong here.

They are probably some kind of Cult. And they are just trying to lure you in.
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sloan66 wrote:
Run away. Run away fast.

There is something very wrong here.

They are probably some kind of Cult. And they are just trying to lure you in.


I think that it's just a huge coincidence of mis-pricing every game that I saw there. They obviously forgot to calculate the 75% LGS Tax gulp
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Kids drinking soda and playing Nintendo DS??? Games a game store sells below MSRP???

Dogs and cats, living together, mass hysteria!!!!
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roboman wrote:
I didn't think it was possible to find a brick-and-mortar game store that had very good prices, but it has indeed been found....the Holy Grail of FLGSs!


I didn't think LGSs that had low prices were too hard to find... Finding them again in a year, now that's the tough part. arrrh
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I guess it's probably not THIS store:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/spellbound-augusta

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j&j cards in Waterloo Canada is a retail store that has prices on par with online places AND they've been around a long time AND they have excellent selection. Highly recommended.
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I checked the prices of the games you mentioned on boardgameprices.com. They're actually cheaper online. Sorry.
 
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j&j cards in Waterloo Canada is a retail store that has prices on par with online places AND they've been around a long time AND they have excellent selection. Highly recommended.


I can confirm that! Great selection, great prices... I'm lucky to live here!

In fact, if anyone is considering post-secondary education options, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo are only a 10 to 20 minute walk from J&J's. How big is your student loan? devil
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I checked the prices of the games you mentioned on boardgameprices.com. They're actually cheaper online. Sorry.

Did you add shipping?
 
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ed95005 wrote:
I checked the prices of the games you mentioned on boardgameprices.com. They're actually cheaper online. Sorry.


Add shipping in there as well. I still paid $2 more than I would have elsewhere. For me there is a $5-10 "fee" for having the game in my hands the instant I make payment instead of waiting for shipping, that I am willing to accept.
 
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This may also have to do with whether you are seeing older inventory. With the drop in the value of the US Dollar, many Euro games are now more expensive to buy. You may have been seeing "older" prices.

- Steve

 
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PrairieBoy wrote:

I can confirm that! Great selection, great prices... I'm lucky to live here!

In fact, if anyone is considering post-secondary education options, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo are only a 10 to 20 minute walk from J&J's. How big is your student loan? devil


Props to the U. of Waterloo for housing the Elliott Avedon Museum and Archive of Games!
http://www.gamesmuseum.uwaterloo.ca/
 
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agent easy wrote:
j&j cards in Waterloo Canada is a retail store that has prices on par with online places AND they've been around a long time AND they have excellent selection. Highly recommended.


Highly Agree
 
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Sorry for the Necromancy, but I am sure this link would help this topic.

http://www.spellbnd.com/
 
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PrairieBoy wrote:
agent easy wrote:
j&j cards in Waterloo Canada is a retail store that has prices on par with online places AND they've been around a long time AND they have excellent selection. Highly recommended.


I can confirm that! Great selection, great prices... I'm lucky to live here!

In fact, if anyone is considering post-secondary education options, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo are only a 10 to 20 minute walk from J&J's. How big is your student loan? :devil:


Wow! That's awesome. Mmmm... how close to Queen's?

Thanks :)
 
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Keng Ho wrote:
PrairieBoy wrote:

I can confirm that! Great selection, great prices... I'm lucky to live here!

In fact, if anyone is considering post-secondary education options, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo are only a 10 to 20 minute walk from J&J's. How big is your student loan? devil


Props to the U. of Waterloo for housing the Elliott Avedon Museum and Archive of Games!
http://www.gamesmuseum.uwaterloo.ca/


Mmmm...forget Queen's. Waterloo sounds VERY good
 
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agent easy wrote:
j&j cards in Waterloo Canada is a retail store that has prices on par with online places AND they've been around a long time AND they have excellent selection. Highly recommended.


Thanks for the tip, Miguel. I'm going to be in Waterloo in July and will definitely pay them a visit.
 
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