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Where to get Call to arm models in Europe?

Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:06 am
by tneva82_
Hiya. Have been lately interested in buying some call to arm models but after Mongoose seems to have stopped selling models no idea where. ADB's store is not that convenient as it's from USA right? Expensive shipping and import fees to boot :-<

Are there any european stores that sells them?

Re: Where to get Call to arm models in Europe?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:36 pm
by Apep
I have seen very small amounts of "A Call to Arms" models in the UK shops - but I think they are from before the "change of model" i.e. ADB taking over the distribution etc. I don't think there is any UK or European distributor nowadays.

Re: Where to get Call to arm models in Europe?

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:29 pm
by Rick
Black Hat Miniatures were supposed to be distributing some of the miniatures. Try contacting them and seeing if you can order through them? They have some of the older Federation Commander mini's in stock, and Jean Sexton indicated a while ago that Black Hat would probably be the main UK distributor. Seems a real shame if ADB's reshuffling kills the game off outside of the US when it could be avoided.

Re: Where to get Call to arm models in Europe?

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:16 pm
by Jean
So far there hasn't been a store willing to distribute to the UK. We priced the ships at a direct-to-consumer price and the stores aren't willing to take the slim profit margin we can offer them. :(

Re: Where to get Call to arm models in Europe?

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:33 pm
by Rick
Jean wrote:So far there hasn't been a store willing to distribute to the UK. We priced the ships at a direct-to-consumer price and the stores aren't willing to take the slim profit margin we can offer them. :(
I have to ask, Jean - is there any way around this? The postage rates from ADB to the UK are too high for the individual player but commercial companies want more discount than ADB can actually afford. Is there no way some sort of compromise or half-way point can be achieved? If not then it may result in the game dying off over here.

Re: Where to get Call to arm models in Europe?

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:56 pm
by Jean
Rick, we remain open. The stores have wanted to have deep discounts, more than we can afford to give them.

Don't forget that you can use the Starline 2400s to play the game. Those are still stocked in the UK.

Re: Where to get Call to arm models in Europe?

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:22 am
by tneva82_
Well that's too bad then. No SF for me then unless I get ridiculous big wage increase one of these days.

Re: Where to get Call to arm models in Europe?

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:43 pm
by Jean
Don't forget that the shopping cart charges the maximum charge and we reduce it when it is less than that. You can always email Leanna and ask her the actual shipping price. YOu might find out that it is less than you expect.

Re: Where to get Call to arm models in Europe?

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:37 pm
by tneva82_
Jean wrote:Don't forget that the shopping cart charges the maximum charge and we reduce it when it is less than that. You can always email Leanna and ask her the actual shipping price. YOu might find out that it is less than you expect.
Unless you have decidedly lower than other companies doubtful. Also then I need to factor in 24% addition to both miniatures AND postage for import fees.

Re: Where to get Call to arm models in Europe?

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:35 pm
by JohnDW
I suppose the other thing that 'could' be done but would not be idea would be just allow the stores to sell the figures at a higher price, it would make them more expensive for the consumer but would allow them to have a bigger profit without hurting the ammount that ADB gets.

Re: Where to get Call to arm models in Europe?

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:28 am
by Jean
We don't control the prices -- stores are already welcome to do that.

Re: Where to get Call to arm models in Europe?

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:15 am
by JohnDW
Ah, so the problem is that the stores want to pay ADB less for the models, not that they want to charge more?

Re: Where to get Call to arm models in Europe?

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:15 pm
by tneva82_
JohnDW wrote:Ah, so the problem is that the stores want to pay ADB less for the models, not that they want to charge more?
I can sort of see that. Selling models for not that big game for higher price than other stores can be kinda risky business deal. Especially the price might become easily high enough that it's actually better for customer to simply pay the shipping+import fee and get them faster(unlikely stores could keep large standing amount of models so they would have to order the models to them first anyway)