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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:44 am 
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I need to know where YOU buy your singles online. I know that this thread pops up once in a while, but I would very much appreciate it if I could get a list of the most used online singles-providers. Not just the cheapest or most well-known, but those with the best selection where you actually buy them. Also, if you have issues with a place that put on the list or that is mentioned by a poster, let me know that, too. Everyone who buys online please answer this.

Here is where I'll keep the list:
Auggies Games
Coolstuff
Strike Zone
Popular Collections
Miniatures Market



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Auggust on EBAY. Shipping is always $3 (even if you buy 50 Ugo's and huges).


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Auggie has just opened a non-eBay store with even better prices and shipping. He publicizes it via a flyer packed with his eBay orders (in compliance with eBay policies against soliciting non-eBay business via their site).

http://store02.prostores.com/servlet/au ... StoreFront

He gets his singles out very quickly after release, and he does enough research that he's a consistent 5-10% below other singles sellers - especially with that great shipping deal.

He's got a lot of stock too. 41 Uggernaughts at the moment!!

He's always my first stop for singles.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:31 am 
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Fool wrote:
Try our sponsors!

Strike Zone On-Line
Popular Collections

both do Singles

I'm sure Minaiture Market does as well

Please guys, check our sponsors out!

This is not meant to be an advertising thread; I need to know from whom people actually buy their singles. That being said: I would very much like to know if our sponsors are utilized sources for singles.


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I now buy almost exclusively from coolstuff. I've gotten a number of cases through them, so my discount is rather nice and their selection of singles is as good as anywhere out there.

I have purchased singles through Popular Collections and Strike Zone. I Liked popular collections just fine, but I did not really care for Strike Zone. I gave Strike Zone the benefit of the doubt because their prices are usually lower, but their customer service was good sometimes and horrid at other times. For instance they replaced a damaged mini they sent me on one time, but I never received an tracking number by email despite getting my order confirmations. The last time I ordered from Strike Zone I called customer service to find out why I was not getting tracking #s, and their response was "Sometimes we forget to send them." At that point I decided that I would not be ordering with them any longer. I spent extra money to send it UPS w/ tracking for a reason. I was not amused.

I would say Coolstuff, Popular Collections are great, Strike Zone is ok, but I will not be shopping there anymore.


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Fool wrote:

Yeah I agree - I just want to make sure people check out sponsors.

I would like to know that people ARE using our sponsors and if not, why not though (or know of potential other places to get minis)


I would have used Popular Collections the other day to pick up Vader, Unleashed and the Rauntaun, but they were sold out of them. I am not at all opposed to using them. :)


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I do 100%ebay and only do buy it nows with people who have around $3.00 shipping no matter how many you buy. So, I'll have a list of the guys I want and compare between 2 or 3 stores to see who has the best overall deal. I hardly ever buy just 1 guy at a time.

Cheapminis I use the most
Auggest
Newpotato2
Capewestgames

These are who I normally end up going with and have never had any problems.

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Fool wrote:
I would like to know that people ARE using our sponsors and if not, why not though (or know of potential other places to get minis)


I don't have problems with the sponsors, I always check these places out for cases. I just don't think their prices are realistic and I think it is because they have overhead to pay for. I also would never buy a case of a huge set. Here is what I see when a set comes out-
Pre-sell price on ebay where people guess what the rate will be
Set is released- we start seeing regular auctions, which to me, are what really tells me what a piece is worth. Buy it nows change to new reflective price up or down depending on playability and rarity. The stores on the other hand never seem to change. I mean 2 of the sponsors have Vader Unleashed at $32 and I can get him on ebay without trying for $15. So my choice is made for me. The only one that comes close is Popular Collections. They combine realistic prices with a chance at free shipping which is always a nice way to go. They have Revan for $29.99, I saw 2 revans go for $50 on ebay! Luckily I pulled 2 so I didn't have to play the Revan game.

I think it also depends on what kind of player you are. I for one, am not a completist, I pretty much look at the set when it comes out design some squads in mini manager and then use that to tell me what guys I want to buy. So, for me singles make more sense than buying cases. I just don't want 100 of the same common unless it has a purpose to be in a squad. One can never have too many stormies or gran raiders :lol:

It also depends on which side of the pond you are on also.

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Hothie and I have bought a lot of singles from Miniatures Market. We actually went in their physical shop last time we were in St. Louis as well. Nice guys, good customer service and reasonable shipping. I would highly recommend them.


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Updated so far.

Thanks.


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miniatures market, coolstuff, and Auggest ebay store (i'll check out the non ebay now) portyworld has an ebay store i've bought from 5-6 times as well

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So far just ebay. I don't buy many singles though. I get most of mine from trading.

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When I saw the title I thought we had a new spammer, then I noted the author's name. :lol:

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I bought some Ugs from Miniatures Market as support for their sponsorship. I plan to do the same for the others as well in the very near future.

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Boris wrote:
When I saw the title I thought we had a new spammer, then I noted the author's name. :lol:

I still think it might be a spammer. ;)

I'm not sure what this thread is really telling us. The only surprise that I've seen is Auggie's new site.


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Boris wrote:
When I saw the title I thought we had a new spammer, then I noted the author's name. :lol:


Yeah, I don't care if they're single ;)


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When it comes to buying new/newly released minis, I go to Auggie's almost exclusively, due to his prices & customer service. When I'm shopping for older minis (and Auggie doesn't always have the best selection of older stuff since he only deals in new), I have gone to Miniature Market & Cool Stuff Inc.

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i buy a lot of my singles from my LGS, but if I do buy them online from a store, I go to Miniatures Market.


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Buy pretty much all of mine from eBay. My LGS where I buy cases from doesn't sell many singles. I have a few reputable eBayers bookmarked, Thors Hammer, Hero Town, Alter Reality. I'm currently waiting on a big order from Sun City Games, but I think it's got lost - don't blame the seller though as I've dealt with him before.

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I usually get my stuff at my LGS or at coolstuff. Coolstuff has had some good bargins in the past. :D

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