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Acquisitions Incorporated Gets an Official D&D Sourcebook

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    I haven't bought much core D&D product in a long time, like 15 years.

    I think I want this. :)

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  • Grey_ChocolateGrey_Chocolate Registered User regular
    Okay, but what exactly is in the book? Adventures, monsters, classes, etc.?

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  • Moridin889Moridin889 Registered User regular
    When it was announced at last PAX I was sad I couldn't buy it yet.

    Cant wait to check out all the cool jobs in there

  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    Just a note: if you subscribe to Club PA (patreon.com/clubPA) at the $10 tier you'll receive, in total

    A $10 gift card for the PA store that you can apply to the purchase of the Acq Inc Book*
    The Green Flame Stained Glass pin pre order bonus
    Your first Club PA merch package (a lanyard and sticker set)
    Access to the complete Club PA content archive

    So you know, a pretty good deal if you were planning on buying this anyway. Do it one the 1st for maximum value.

    *yeah that's right we give you 10 dollars right back in store credit it's too good

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    I actually didn't know about the store credit; I've just been throwing money at you guys blindly and getting pins, a mug, and a water bottle.

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    store credit and a discount!

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  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    Already a CLub PA member, but the site did kick me a discount code for signing up for a newsletter :)

    Book ordered, through the forum link, extra pin ordered as well :)

    Been a while since I ran an Acq Inc style game, I'm looking forward to a proper set of rules!

  • RiusRius Registered User regular
    edited April 2019
    I suspect I'm going to preorder this, since I'm feeling the D&D bug again and/or I just want to have it because it's awesome. But I can't help but notice that Amazon is doing preorders for $38. How do they do that

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  • override367override367 ALL minions Registered User regular
    Rius wrote: »
    I suspect I'm going to preorder this, since I'm feeling the D&D bug again and/or I just want to have it because it's awesome. But I can't help but notice that Amazon is doing preorders for $38. How do they do that

    They have ways of negotiating that other distributors lack

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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    My GM has implied that he may be running D&D 5th ed at some point in the future, so that was enough incentive to pull the trigger

    Ignoring the fact that I Skype in so he won't be able to borrow the book and it's therefore unlikely that he'll incorporate any of the stuff

    Still, I wanted the DM screen for my own game (yay random tables) so it made sense to pre-order everything at once and soak the shipping costs a little bit

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  • CarnarvonCarnarvon Registered User regular
    Rius wrote: »
    I suspect I'm going to preorder this, since I'm feeling the D&D bug again and/or I just want to have it because it's awesome. But I can't help but notice that Amazon is doing preorders for $38. How do they do that

    They buy books at normal price and sell at a very slight loss, betting on the fact that you'll buy something they make money on.

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    Yeah they literally just undercut independent sellers even if it's not profitable because they want to drive them out of business or force them to go through Amazon. Business!

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    That kind of taking losses to destroy competition is illegal, isn't it?

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  • KetarKetar Come on upstairs we're having a partyRegistered User regular
    Polaritie wrote: »
    That kind of taking losses to destroy competition is illegal, isn't it?

    No. Loss leaders are a common strategy among big sellers across all forms of retail, groceries and anything remotely similar. Even dissimilar industries - it's what Uber and Lyft do to undercut taxis.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Polaritie wrote: »
    That kind of taking losses to destroy competition is illegal, isn't it?

    What you're thinking of is price-fixing, and IANAL but I'm pretty sure that requires deliberate, planned coordination between multiple entities to occur.

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  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Polaritie wrote: »
    That kind of taking losses to destroy competition is illegal, isn't it?

    To a certain extent, it is in Australia.
    Our duopoly of supermarkets extended into petrol stations to grow further, and were using the profits from the supermarkets to undercut petrol prices.
    This was deemed illegal.

    Online stores marketing many different things in different market sectors may well be doing similar schemes, and moving profit from a market they've cornered into undercutting other products.

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  • CarnarvonCarnarvon Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    Yeah they literally just undercut independent sellers even if it's not profitable because they want to drive them out of business or force them to go through Amazon. Business!

    Small book stores/LGSs need to offer more than books to stay competitive. Even if their prices were competitive, Amazon or whoever has a relatively infinite selection.

    A lot of places think they can have some plywood shelves with MSRP books on it and call it a day, and they're going out of business. My last LGS had a nice play area they rented with couches, drink coolers, loaner games and more. The fact that they sold books was secondary.

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