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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #150 on: October 12, 2017, 07:48:33 AM »
The front what now?

the thing w/o a Twitter feed
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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #151 on: October 12, 2017, 07:49:31 AM »
Oh that thing.
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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #152 on: October 12, 2017, 06:18:47 PM »
Is it bigger than a breadbox?
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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #153 on: October 14, 2017, 09:05:13 AM »
A new battalion level Bulge game, inspired by several classics, on the P500 list this month: A time for trumpets. It's selling like hotcakes.
thank you!  :)

...and it's already made the cut and with a little bit more love from everyone could be delivered EU-friendly before the brexit guys close the curtain. please?!  :coolsmiley:

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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #154 on: October 14, 2017, 10:55:21 AM »
As noted on this week's GrogCast, "p500" seems to refer to the number of games perpetually stuck on it
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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #155 on: October 24, 2017, 12:24:04 AM »
Holland '44 has arrived.

It arrived about a month or so after shipping started according to GMT, and it went through Second Chance Games using the Euro-friendly shipping option.

Second Chance Games sent it by air mail, so very good service on their end. The package would probably have survived a direct hit from AA fire with all the stuff they put in it.

I hope that, when GMT gets its act together again after the distribution/website changes, they do manage to update the status of games going through the Euro-friendly shipping process as well, as my copy is  "not yet shipped" according to GMT.

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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #156 on: October 25, 2017, 10:38:53 PM »
Their shipping must be behind again.

Been waiting for the American Revolution Tri-pack to get shipped.  Thought they were all supposed to be out by the middle of the week, but the conveyor must be gunked once more.   :D

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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #157 on: October 26, 2017, 07:24:56 AM »
Their shipping must be behind again.

Been waiting for the American Revolution Tri-pack to get shipped.  Thought they were all supposed to be out by the middle of the week, but the conveyor must be gunked once more.   :D

Yeah, I'm waiting on that one as well.
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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #158 on: October 26, 2017, 11:24:59 PM »
Their shipping must be behind again.

Been waiting for the American Revolution Tri-pack to get shipped.  Thought they were all supposed to be out by the middle of the week, but the conveyor must be gunked once more.   :D

Yeah, I'm waiting on that one as well.


Mine just got shipped today.

Via 2-day shipping again, it seems.  That must've cost a chunk, coming from Coastiefornia.  At least they try to make up some shipping time when things are behind schedule.  :)


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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #159 on: October 28, 2017, 01:57:12 PM »
^Mine just arrived.  O0
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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #160 on: October 28, 2017, 09:57:43 PM »
Just received my "Here I Stand" 500th Anniversary Upgrade Kit so I got that going for me.
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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #161 on: October 28, 2017, 11:33:00 PM »
So how does this work? I'm looking to purchase Fire in the Lake but it seems as though it's awaiting a reprint. Do I order it and just hope it eventually sells enough to make a reprint?

Is there any way to see where they are are as far as sales go? 
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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #162 on: October 29, 2017, 07:35:58 AM »
So how does this work? I'm looking to purchase Fire in the Lake but it seems as though it's awaiting a reprint. Do I order it and just hope it eventually sells enough to make a reprint?

Is there any way to see where they are are as far as sales go?

Yes.

It says, on the game's GMT P500 page, how many people are signed up for the reprint.

Once it goes past 500 pre-orders, they put it in the queue.  Then you'll probably be waiting for 10-18 months for it to travel down the wait list. 

Make sure you account for them charging you, in the distant future, for your P500 pre-orders.  Easy to forget, and I often don't see the email notification of the charge going through until it already has.  No biggie, but I just end up having to keep this stuff in mind when I balance my account, which will be off until they finally charge it a year-plus later.

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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #163 on: October 29, 2017, 07:50:58 AM »
Dang. That's a long wait. I'm not sure I'm that patient. The problem would come in because I rarely keep a debit card for a year. Do they usually make enough reprints that other vendors will sell it? or are they only making enough to fill their P 500?

Thanks. This is one hard game to find. New in SW is nearly $300. Too much for me to spend.
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Re: GMT's New P500s
« Reply #164 on: October 29, 2017, 05:30:36 PM »
Dang. That's a long wait. I'm not sure I'm that patient. The problem would come in because I rarely keep a debit card for a year. Do they usually make enough reprints that other vendors will sell it? or are they only making enough to fill their P 500?

Thanks. This is one hard game to find. New in SW is nearly $300. Too much for me to spend.

If a P500 goes to print, they produce extras for retail.

The price often ends up being close to the P500 price, depending on which retailer you buy it from.  There are only two potential problems with waiting:

1)  If it's struggling to pass the 500 pre-order mark, it may take even longer to get to print if people aren't signing up.

2)  There are still only limited quantities of extras printed for retail.  The popular ones often become scarce once again.  So if you wait to pick up a retail copy, make sure you're watching & ready to get one after it hits stores.  Because the stocks won't last too long if it's fairly popular.


Reason #2 is usually the biggest issue.  It's the reason there have been some games getting a 3rd printing (or more!) P500.  So it could be back to the long waiting list if you miss the opportunity.