Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I Succumbed...

I made a recent blog entry about an Australian game store offering 20% off all board games as part of their mid-year sale. Well, I couldn't resist the temptation and placed an order. I knew in the back of my mind that I was always going to place an order. In fact, I've been squirreling away the odd dollar here and there all year from my small fortnightly allowance of spending money knowing full well that this sale would occur. You see, it's easier getting these sort of things past the wife if she can see it's not coming out of the family budget.

This is what I ordered.

Battlelore: Call to Arms
Lord of the Rings - The Confrontation: Deluxe Edition
The Downfall of Pompeii
No Thanks!

I wanted to order more but was strong and kept within my budget. There will be more sales in the future.

The good news is that LOTR - The Confrontation: Deluxe Edition and The Downfall of Pompeii were posted to me on Monday so, fingers crossed, I should have them by the weekend. The rest of the games are on back-order with the discount.


mikey said...

Does your wife read this blog? I can see no other reason why you work out your cost-per-day of game purchases immediately before an order of that magnitude!

It may even be an order worthy of friendless....

Ozvortex said...

Well I've just blown my cost-per-day then!

I always get a twinge of guilt when buying games. If anything, I guess I'm just trying to justify the purchase to myself.

I'm not sure if my order is worthy of Friendless. Friendless orders direct from overseas after all. In fact he's expecting an order from the USA to arrive soon. I wonder what games he ordered?

Ozvortex said...

And hey, half of the games in my order were cheap card games :)

Friendless said...

It's not an order worthy of me because those scum don't actually have the games I order from them and they're not talking to me after I was rude to them about it. My order arrived and it was:

Urland + expansion
Sands of Al-Qadim & 6 other Runebound expansions

and in addition Scrabblette brought home:


and maybe some others... it's so hard to keep track.

mikey said...

Ok, I stand corrected. It was not an order worthy of friendless because
a) Milsims are pricks
b) It didn't come from overseas.

None the less, two very tasty orders!

Friendless said...



I don't always order from overseas, but I also don't wait for local dealers to get the games I want.