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Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:38 pm
  

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Hi,

Sorry if this has been mentioned before.

I'm wondering - what are the odds of getting Palladium's products on Amazon? I live in Canada. Actually, not all that far across the border from Palladium's offices.. but the cost of shipping is completely prohibitive to me purchasing the books. I've got my eye on a few that I'd like, but there's nothing quite like a shipping charge that exceeds the cost of the book itself!

If the products were sold via amazon, I could order a couple, or one with something else, and shipping wouldn't be an issue. Thoughts?

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Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:57 pm
  

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I can't speak for palladium's position, but i know a few small time publishing groups who cannot manage on amazon's system from what they've mentioned. It's possible they fall into the category of amazon not being reasonable enough for them to make whatever they need to concede to work with the mega-warehousing corp.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:02 pm
  

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Orin J. wrote:
I can't speak for palladium's position, but i know a few small time publishing groups who cannot manage on amazon's system from what they've mentioned. It's possible they fall into the category of amazon not being reasonable enough for them to make whatever they need to concede to work with the mega-warehousing corp.


I see. I don't really know anything about what kind of compromises/deals it takes to get your products on there. Though I do know that random ppl can open up storefronts and sell stuff.

Ahh well, either way. Hopefully it's something that happens in the future. For now... well.. just sucks for ppl outside the U.S.


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Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:47 pm
  

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so, just to start off, if you have a gaming store nearby, you may be able to order it through them even if they don't regularly stock anything from palladium.

apart from that, you could always just get yourself a PO box across the border and ship them to there, then pick them up for the last little bit. i'm not 100% certain, but i think you're allowed 100 dollars worth of stuff across the border for a day trip without paying taxes, last i checked. obviously, you should get something more reliable than vague memories of some random person on the internet as your basis for that plan, though ;)


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Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:30 am
  

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Shark_Force wrote:
so, just to start off, if you have a gaming store nearby, you may be able to order it through them even if they don't regularly stock anything from palladium.


In fact, this is the way Palladium would prefer you order their products

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Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:49 pm
  

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Fellow Canadian here with an idea for you.
If you live close to the border then it might be viable for you to use an American parcel pickup service.
Basically they give you a shipping address thats close to the border and you have stuff shipped there. You can then scoot across the border and go pick it up for a small fee.
I use one in Blaine, Washington and it costs $3 for a pickup (and a border wait), often saving me $60+ in shipping.


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Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:30 pm
  

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BuzzardB wrote:
Fellow Canadian here with an idea for you.
If you live close to the border then it might be viable for you to use an American parcel pickup service.
Basically they give you a shipping address thats close to the border and you have stuff shipped there. You can then scoot across the border and go pick it up for a small fee.
I use one in Blaine, Washington and it costs $3 for a pickup (and a border wait), often saving me $60+ in shipping.


Very clever idea.
As a fellow Canadian I too struggle with the high cost of shipping items. My local game store refuses to order PB products, and by local I am referring to the closest shop to where I live which is a 30 minute drive away, so I was kind of stuck on how to get product.
The solution that worked for me is my wife surprised me with an EPIC Christmas gift last year. She ordered one of the Christmas grab bags and she said with everything thing that I received it was totally worth what she paid for it.

To the O.P.:
On a side note, depending on how old you are, if you live that close couldn't you just drive over then and purchase the product ? Does PB have a small store at the warehouse or is that just during the PB Open House ?

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Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:36 pm
  

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Razzinold wrote:
BuzzardB wrote:
Fellow Canadian here with an idea for you.
If you live close to the border then it might be viable for you to use an American parcel pickup service.
Basically they give you a shipping address thats close to the border and you have stuff shipped there. You can then scoot across the border and go pick it up for a small fee.
I use one in Blaine, Washington and it costs $3 for a pickup (and a border wait), often saving me $60+ in shipping.


Very clever idea.
As a fellow Canadian I too struggle with the high cost of shipping items. My local game store refuses to order PB products, and by local I am referring to the closest shop to where I live which is a 30 minute drive away, so I was kind of stuck on how to get product.
The solution that worked for me is my wife surprised me with an EPIC Christmas gift last year. She ordered one of the Christmas grab bags and she said with everything thing that I received it was totally worth what she paid for it.

On a side note, depending on how old you are, if you live that close couldn't you just drive over then and purchase the product ? Does PB have a small store at the warehouse or is that just during the PB Open House ?


Just a bit of geography, Washington is on the West Coast, where as the Palladium offices are located in the Mid-West, so it would be about a 10 - 20 hour drive (depending on pit stops, etc.) :(

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Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:12 am
  

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Captain_Nibbz wrote:
Razzinold wrote:
BuzzardB wrote:
Fellow Canadian here with an idea for you.
If you live close to the border then it might be viable for you to use an American parcel pickup service.
Basically they give you a shipping address thats close to the border and you have stuff shipped there. You can then scoot across the border and go pick it up for a small fee.
I use one in Blaine, Washington and it costs $3 for a pickup (and a border wait), often saving me $60+ in shipping.


Very clever idea.
As a fellow Canadian I too struggle with the high cost of shipping items. My local game store refuses to order PB products, and by local I am referring to the closest shop to where I live which is a 30 minute drive away, so I was kind of stuck on how to get product.
The solution that worked for me is my wife surprised me with an EPIC Christmas gift last year. She ordered one of the Christmas grab bags and she said with everything thing that I received it was totally worth what she paid for it.

On a side note, depending on how old you are, if you live that close couldn't you just drive over then and purchase the product ? Does PB have a small store at the warehouse or is that just during the PB Open House ?


Just a bit of geography, Washington is on the West Coast, where as the Palladium offices are located in the Mid-West, so it would be about a 10 - 20 hour drive (depending on pit stops, etc.) :(


Pretty sure that sentence was meant for the original poster, as the OP did state that they lived just across the border from the Palladium offices.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:21 am
  

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palladiumjunkie wrote:
Captain_Nibbz wrote:
Razzinold wrote:
BuzzardB wrote:
Fellow Canadian here with an idea for you.
If you live close to the border then it might be viable for you to use an American parcel pickup service.
Basically they give you a shipping address thats close to the border and you have stuff shipped there. You can then scoot across the border and go pick it up for a small fee.
I use one in Blaine, Washington and it costs $3 for a pickup (and a border wait), often saving me $60+ in shipping.


Very clever idea.
As a fellow Canadian I too struggle with the high cost of shipping items. My local game store refuses to order PB products, and by local I am referring to the closest shop to where I live which is a 30 minute drive away, so I was kind of stuck on how to get product.
The solution that worked for me is my wife surprised me with an EPIC Christmas gift last year. She ordered one of the Christmas grab bags and she said with everything thing that I received it was totally worth what she paid for it.

On a side note, depending on how old you are, if you live that close couldn't you just drive over then and purchase the product ? Does PB have a small store at the warehouse or is that just during the PB Open House ?


Just a bit of geography, Washington is on the West Coast, where as the Palladium offices are located in the Mid-West, so it would be about a 10 - 20 hour drive (depending on pit stops, etc.) :(


Pretty sure that sentence was meant for the original poster, as the OP did state that they lived just across the border from the Palladium offices.


Ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh! :oops: I totally misread that whole thing. Sorry 'bout that.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:05 pm
  

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Captain_Nibbz wrote:
palladiumjunkie wrote:
Captain_Nibbz wrote:
Razzinold wrote:
BuzzardB wrote:
Fellow Canadian here with an idea for you.
If you live close to the border then it might be viable for you to use an American parcel pickup service.
Basically they give you a shipping address thats close to the border and you have stuff shipped there. You can then scoot across the border and go pick it up for a small fee.
I use one in Blaine, Washington and it costs $3 for a pickup (and a border wait), often saving me $60+ in shipping.


Very clever idea.
As a fellow Canadian I too struggle with the high cost of shipping items. My local game store refuses to order PB products, and by local I am referring to the closest shop to where I live which is a 30 minute drive away, so I was kind of stuck on how to get product.
The solution that worked for me is my wife surprised me with an EPIC Christmas gift last year. She ordered one of the Christmas grab bags and she said with everything thing that I received it was totally worth what she paid for it.

On a side note, depending on how old you are, if you live that close couldn't you just drive over then and purchase the product ? Does PB have a small store at the warehouse or is that just during the PB Open House ?


Just a bit of geography, Washington is on the West Coast, where as the Palladium offices are located in the Mid-West, so it would be about a 10 - 20 hour drive (depending on pit stops, etc.) :(


Pretty sure that sentence was meant for the original poster, as the OP did state that they lived just across the border from the Palladium offices.


Ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh! :oops: I totally misread that whole thing. Sorry 'bout that.


It was meant for the OP, as palladiumjunkie pointed out, but don' be sorry. I went back and read what I had wrote and it does kind of come off a little as one big run on sentence. Sorry for the confusion.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:11 pm
  

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I would definitely contact a local store that sells RPGs and ask if they can order our books. It should be no problem. If a problem comes up, please PM me.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:28 pm
  

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Comment: I love how people are quick to make demands, make spurious claims and then play the victim when you call them on it.
Most of the distributors up my way are the same way, so I honestly just wait for grab bags which are always worth the money.

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