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#17931
Somewhere to buy DF in Washington DC 8 Years ago  
Hi all

I am going on vacation from the UK to Washington DC in a months time, staying in Alexandria. Does anyone know of a gaming store in the area where I might be able to pick up the Cavernous Rivers and Cavernous Lakes sets ?

They seem to be impossible to locate in the UK.

Frank
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#17932
Somewhere to buy DF in Washington DC 8 Years ago  
I doubt you'll find any. The only way you can get these is direct from DF or from someone selling theirs on ebay.
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#17933
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Hmmmm. Is that definite ? Not that I doubt you, but when I was last in the US (Feb '05), I found it easy enough to pick up the new sets then (Starter Set and Fantasy Floor Set). Have DF changed their distribution policy ?

If so, I wonder if I can order over the internet and ask for the sets to be delivered to the hotel. Does anyone know how long delivery takes from order to delivery from the DF boys and girls ?

Thanks in anticipation.

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#17934
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Yes, they changed the distribution policy. The News and Ask Dwarven Forge topics have threads on this aplenty, if you want the details.

They ship internationally, so I don't think you would have to bother with getting them shipped to a hotel.
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#17935
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Why not? The shipping cost to Europe is quite high...
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#17936
Somewhere to buy DF in Washington DC 8 Years ago  
pfworks

Thanks for the info about the distribution policy. It kind of explains the lack of the new sets for sale around here.

The trouble is international shipping is soooooo expensive. For a single set of Cavernous Rivers, it is a whopping $90 which nearly doubles the price of the set for me (especially if I have to pay import tax - about $40, which I did on my Den of Evil purchase).

Any other European buyers managed to find a cost effective way to order DF recently ?

I am serious about delivery to the hotel though - If I can get the timing right. No point ordering only to find that the sets arrive 3 days after I return to the UK !

BTW, it looks like the Cavernous Lakes is out of stock :-( Anyone know when it is due back in ?

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#17937
Somewhere to buy DF in Washington DC 8 Years ago  
I'd suggest contacting DF directly (phone or email). I think Jeff will probably work something out for you so that you can get the sets at the hotel.

As far as being sold out, I think Jeff posted a couple days ago that they took those sets out of availability so they could make sure they could fulfill orders they got at GenCon. It sounded like he thought there may still be some sets available.

Another possibility might be to see if there are any people on the forum that live in DC and could order the sets for you.
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#17938
Somewhere to buy DF in Washington DC 8 Years ago  
Frank -

Game Parlor, in Chantilly VA, USED to carry DF, as well as a bazillion other gaming accessories, in various scales. I don't have their address right at hand, but they DO have a web presence (or they did, anyway). You could check their on-hand stock before you leave the UK, or for that matter, if your hotel has internet access, you could check it before grabbing a cab (or firing up your rental car - remember, we drive on what YOU consider the wrong side of the road!). That way, you'd know if it's going to be a wasted trip out there. Up to you, friend.

Bonne chance, mon ami (as Tom would say).

See ya!

Jim
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#17939
Somewhere to buy DF in Washington DC 8 Years ago  
Frank

It definately is worth ordering to the hotel (or somebody else you know). I did this the last time I was in the US and plan to do so again in October. Was at a conference and luckily knew a few people organizing it (it was a scientific conference but the organizers are geeks as well - even if this is in a different way). The only disadvantage - you need to order what is in stock just ahead of your travel. Just saw the new DOE extension set - will come out a month after I visit the US ...

But I hope I will get my MBS then to take back home.

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#17940
Somewhere to buy DF in Washington DC 8 Years ago  
Guys, thanks for the advice. I'll see if phoning DF does the trick. I have exchanged e-mails with Lori before (when my DoE set went missing into customs hell), so I know she is very helpful.

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#17941
Somewhere to buy DF in Washington DC 8 Years ago  
Game Parlor in Chantilly has about a dozen individual pieces, including a few Narrow Passage T and X intersections. I can get a complete inventory for you, if you like.
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#17942
Somewhere to buy DF in Washington DC 8 Years ago  
Jackattack

Thanks for the offer of help, but I actually have a very healthy stock of DF from the older sets. The only two sets from the Fantasy range I don't own are Cavernous Rivers and Cavernous Lakes.

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