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Thank you Brian for working this out and communicating the progress. Under these circumstances it is time to renew my canceled subscriptions!
Thank you very much.
For me the double payments are lost though since I through all documents into the trash .
Anyways …. I am glad I can jump onboard again.


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I cancelled my 4 subscriptions too because of this. Time spend claiming packages and paying double taxes was too much for me in the end. Paizo makes awesome product but the operations side seems to be lacking behind quite a bit.


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I was thinking about starting my own Thread on this topic and was gladly suprised when I found this one right on top :). Please do not take this as a rant. I love the product Paizo publishes and love my Pathfinder games. But this needs to be adressed in some way. And it can't be that difficult.

I am also EU based and kinda impacted by the new VAT changes. At the moment I am also about to cancel my 4 subscriptions since it is getting very expensive right now. I started the subscriptions because of the free .pdfs to books since I primarily play on Fantasygrounds and to buy the contend over at their store you get credit for owning the official .pdf. This is by far not efficient anymore. The main problem is the new VAT. And not really that actually ... I gladly pay my VAT which is like 4 USD for an Adventure Path issue. But since the VAT is not handled by Paizo before shipping I have to pay another 7 USD handling fee to the carrier and have to pick up every package at the local post office after standing in line to pay the 11 USD for VAT and handling. This is kinda really annoying.

I ordered these days from two other US based companies directly from their web pages. Now I am not 100% certain how these compare in size with Paizo but I am certain that they are not multinational Companies. For one it was Chaosium Inc. (Publisher of Call of Cthuluh) and Petersen Games (Publisher of Cthuluh Mythos products). Both companies had no problem to ship their books from within the EU (or other parts of the world). Sales taxes were charged company side according to destination and at least for Chaosium I had my order delivered within a couple days. This tells me that it is possible to arrange international handling even on smaller scale operations.

I guess Paizo also has business ties to the EU (can't speak for other regions). Ulissus Games in Germany for example sells the German Editions of Pathfinder and Starfinder. Maybe there is an easy way to cooperate to send packages out and deal with tax and logistics issues.

I would be very glad if some kind of solution could be found. Also it would be nice to get a heads up on the topic. Will it be issued and is it being worked on to find a solution for international consumers or shall we just head of elsewhere? It would be great to have some more information in this regard. On a side note. I do not care about getting stuff a few weeks later. At the moment it is just unnessasarily expensive and fairly uncomfortable to get the product :).

Otherwise keep up the great work!

Greetings from Germany!


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Rysky wrote:

You can buy the PDFs just by themselves.

Not sure how sticking a code for the pdf in the book would help those with subscriptions over the current method.

I could just buy the book off the shelf at Amazon or the local game shop in Germany without paying any shipping and get a free pdf. Only reason for the sub so far were the pdfs but the value kinda drops close to zero for international customers. I do want the physical book for reading and I love the production value of those special editions. But ordering in the US is getting really expensive. Also putting a higher price tag (+5 or 10 USD) on a special edition with a pdf code would be a nice solution to the problem.


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That is basically true but it is rather annoying by now to pay like triple for your books. I run 4 subs at the moment and play almost only on Fantasy Grounds. If I wouldn't need the pdfs for the Fantasy Grounds cross sale I would have canceled by now. The whole distribution should maybe be rethought. Even Games Workshop sends their books with codes for digital unlocks. It is not a pdf you get but something rather close if they finally get their app in a decent shape.


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This is great news! I really loved the stories Jason Buhlman told in Knights of the Everflame und Oblivion Oath. Great players there, too, of course. I am really looking forward to this.

Greetings from Germany!