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#41661
Price Increase Coming in August... 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
Due to various market forces our costs have been rising steadily over the past few years. We have tried to hold our prices down as low as possible, but it is just no longer possible.

Around August 15th, we will be increasing the prices on many of our sets by around 20% or so. I thought I would give our Forum faithful a heads up just in case they wanted to get something soon. Thank you for your continued support of DF!

And pre-orders for the limited edition Woodland Set and Woodland Accessories Set will begin on August 10th online. We will be taking pre-orders at Gen Con Indy as well...and we will have three sets on display there.
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#41662
Re:Price Increase Coming in August... 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
Unfortunate, but inevitable I suppose. DF will continue to have my support, such as it is with my limited budget. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to hit the blood bank...and then a pawn shop...and then I'll be at the corner of 3rd Ave and 44th street begging for change to support my addiction.
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#41663
Re:Price Increase Coming in August... 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
Dang! Guess that means the Chasm sets that are (hopefully!) coming in this August will be up in price too...$149 for the chasm set = ouch!
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#41664
Re:Price Increase Coming in August... 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
I'm surprised this hasn't happened sooner really, even though I have to pay pricey shipping costs to England I still think they are worth every penny and will continue to purchase new sets funds allowing.

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#41665
Re:Price Increase Coming in August... 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
Doh.... can't you have china outsource production to Thailand :)
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#41666
Re:Price Increase Coming in August... 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
I understand the need to increase prices but 20% seems a lot. As a teacher in the state of Washington I have not had a cost of living raise in over 5 years. Last year my pay was cut 2% and this year another 3% was taken from me. We are all feeling the cost of “Too big to fail” (too small to matter?) and poor leadership. Please keep in mind I’m not complaining just giving you a glimpse into an average DW addict’s situation. But I feel it is important to know that adding another 15-30 dollars to the price of DF will really limit what I will purchase. That being said I will buy a set or two prior to the increase and would make a suggestion: the cavern sets that are out of stock, how about letting us order them now at the current price? If the price goes up instead of ordering 4 sets I will have to limit myself to two. Once again I do appreciate the heads up and I’m especially looking forward to the Woodlands set. Hey an addict needs his fix.
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#41667
Re:Price Increase Coming in August... 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
Yeah I'm not looking forward to 179.99 cavern sets. I'll probably get a few
sets before the price increase but this definately hurts my tender spot(wallet). It wont stop me from buying DF but it may limit what I can get.
I understand you guys are on shaky ground right now after reading Stefans last
email on the new sets coming out this fall. If this is what you have to do
to stay in buisness then please do it. I may buy less but I would still like
the option to buy Dwarven Forge. The good news is my collection just increased
in value :)
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#41668
Re:Price Increase Coming in August... 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
jls304 wrote:
Doh.... can't you have china outsource production to Thailand :)


Or Mexico?

The lower shipping costs might make up for the increased labor costs, but I have no data to back that up.
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#41669
Re:Price Increase Coming in August... 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
Any chance we can get a hint as to which sets exactly :-)
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#41670
Re:Price Increase Coming in August... 3 Years, 4 Months ago  
Ouch, a 20% raise in price will definately put a limit on the sets I can purchase directly from DF. The unfortunate thing is that several of the sets I would like to purchase before any price raise are out of stock.

Well, just placed an order for a couple ruins sets to beat the increase.
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#41671
Re:Price Increase Coming in August... 3 Years, 4 Months ago  
20% more !?
Aouch !!!
Will DF survive at such prices now ?
I hope.
Good luck.
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#41672
Re:Price Increase Coming in August... 3 Years, 4 Months ago  
Well, you gotta do what you gotta do, I suppose. It's a shame, but then to be fair I have such a huge collection at this point it is unlikely I'd be buying any more duplicate sets at this point. I want to save up for future sets! Though, of course, THOSE will be more expensive, too.

I do worry about the harm done from alienating potential new customers, especially given that price seems to be the only thing that keeps people I talk to from getting DF. But I suppose at this point it must be clear to the DF accounting department that the losses from lowering prices would not be offset by the increase in customers, while the losses from customers priced out of range WILL be offset by the increased revenue from the higher prices.

ah well.
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