Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Kash-Talar - Arena of Ripoffs
Sorry people, get ready for the rant.
But seriously, what is going on with the prices of board games in the UK?
Take Tash-Kalar. Post-Essen it was £30. Now? The MSRP is £49.99 - a 66% increase.
Ok, well maybe it;s something to do with economies of scale? Let's check.
The German edition of Tash-Kalar is on Amazon.de for €27, or roughly £22. Whilst Germany is the home of the modern board game, I'm fairly sure that the English language version would have a larger print run and therefore should be cheaper.
So, maybe it's something to do with Germany - maybe board games are cheaper out there, or tax-free or something? Well, let's head back to Amazon.de and check the International version. €55 (or £45), so the same price I can get it in the UK.
Heading across the pond, we can see that US online stores have it for around $45 - so it appears this is mainly a UK issue.
Really - what's going on here? Can anyone explain?