Club Posted September 15, 2013 Share Posted September 15, 2013 I live in a metro area with around a dozen gaming stores, though that goes up and down as one opens and one closes. There, is, however, THE gaming store, the one that carries everything, that has eight or more square meters of reaper minis on the wall. I've bought a lot of reaper stuff from them over the years. I was listening in last night as a buddy of mine talked with the owner. He said that since the kickstarter, reaper's dealer service has gotten so bad that both he and his distributor are planning to drop the line entirely. That he tries to order or special-order minis, and the distro can't get them in stock. And very little new has been released in the last year. As a final note, he's one of the guys who really hates online-only stores, and considers kickstarter to be an extension of that. I'll respect his opinion on the former, if not entirely the latter. This store got big boxes of minis every month, easily a couple thousand $'s worth. I don't know if this is isolated, but if it isn't, it might really behove reaper to pay a lot more attention to their distributor network and the needs of the brick-and-morter stores. I like buying and ordering my minis through him, support local and all that crap. I'd like to be able to in the future, and not being able to will probabbly change how much reaper stuff I get. Moving away from tin is important, given the way it's price keeps climbing. But for at least the next while, tin is the big part of his bottom line with reaper, and apparently his needs along those lines aren't being met. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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