Tabletop game price comparison online v Australian bricks and mortar stores Qld
Living in the lucky country we get to pay a premium for many things our US brothers and sisters get fairly cheap (for the exact same productÂ – we’re looking at you Apple!). This can be highly frustrating, even when factoring in exchange rates, shipping and luxury taxes, a lot of things are still cheaper when imported. We imagine it’s also frustrating for bricks and mortar store owners, because they need to jack up prices to cover their costs too.
With tabletop games (as with video games) the price discrepancies are quite vast. We plucked random games out and cross-checked them over some of the Brisbane / Gold Coast tabletop game stores and the results are below… prepare to shed a tear.
|Presents of Mind||Cardline Globe Trotter||$10.50||$28||$27||NA||Lords of Waterdeep||$37||$80||$70||NA|
|Pandemic||$30 (RRP $40)||$65||$65||$70|
|King of New York||$32 (RRP $50)||$80||$80||$70|
|Ticket to Ride||$37 (RRP $50)||$80||NA||$90|
|Takenoko||$33 (RRP $50)||$80||$80||$80|
|Game||Amazon||Mind Games||GoodGames||Presents of Mind|
|Machi Koro||$20 (RRP $30)||$60||$40||$50|
For now we will continue a healthy mix of online shopping and bricks and mortar. How about you, where do you buy your games? Maybe you’re one of our US readers, do you still shop online, or do you support the bricks and mortar stores too? Australian gamers? What about you?
Hit the comments and let us know.