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Forgotten Realms DM looking for Beholder for campaign fun. Must come fully assembled and prepainted. Unpainted miniatures need not apply. Please respond, as my players will be stumbling upon your lair soon!

Looking for that special D&D miniature to throw at your players? Need that Ogre for your Chaotic Evil army? Well, paizo.com just made your search a whole lot easier. Today we have opened up a new part of our webstore. Check out the D&D Collectible Miniatures page and buy the miniatures that you need without having to worry about buying four or five boosters and not getting the miniature that you want. We will be refreshing our stock regularly, so just because something is out of stock now doesn't mean it won't come back in stock in the future. So check back regularly to see what is currently in stock. Perhaps your dream miniature will be available for a match made in heaven!

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<i>Forgotten Realms DM looking for Beholder for campaign fun. Must come fully assembled and prepainted. Unpainted miniatures need not apply. Please respond, as my players will be stumbling upon your lair soon!</i>

Looking for that special D&D miniature to throw at your players? Need that Ogre for your Chaotic Evil army? Well, paizo.com just made your search a whole lot easier. Today we have opened up a new part of our webstore. Check out the <a href="/store/byCompany/w/wizardsOfTheCoast/byProductType/miniaturesGames/dn d/singles">D&D Collectible Miniatures page</a> and buy the miniatures that you need without having to worry about buying four or five boosters and not getting the miniature that you want. We will be refreshing our stock regularly, so just because something is out of stock now doesn't mean it won't come back in stock in the future. So check back regularly to see what is currently in stock. Perhaps your dream miniature will be available for a match made in heaven!


It's so beautiful!

wiping-a-tear-from-my-eye,
Rob


I'm curious as to how you go about pricing the singles?


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Do you receive stock only from boosters, or from people looking to sell off extras? I assume they are all still in plastic?


randal meyer wrote:
Do you receive stock only from boosters, or from people looking to sell off extras? I assume they are all still in plastic?

Yes, No, Yes.


Delglath wrote:
I'm curious as to how you go about pricing the singles?

3d6 * 1d20 * 10 cents


Robert Head wrote:
Delglath wrote:
I'm curious as to how you go about pricing the singles?
3d6 * 1d20 * 10 cents

It wasn't a stupid question and therefore did not deserve a stupid answer...

Paizo Employee CEO

Delglath wrote:
Robert Head wrote:
Delglath wrote:
I'm curious as to how you go about pricing the singles?
3d6 * 1d20 * 10 cents
It wasn't a stupid question and therefore did not deserve a stupid answer...

Hi Delglath:

Thanks for the inquiry. We used a number of sources to set our prices, including eBay auctions, other websites that sell singles, and the insights of Master D&D Minis collector Jason Buhlman to set our prices. And after taking into account all of that data and the various rarities, I ended up just picking prices based on my gut. Such is the way of pricing singles. :)

I hope this answers your question!

Lisa Stevens
CEO

Scarab Sages

Delglath wrote:
Robert Head wrote:
Delglath wrote:
I'm curious as to how you go about pricing the singles?
3d6 * 1d20 * 10 cents
It wasn't a stupid question and therefore did not deserve a stupid answer...

Geez, Mr. Cranky-pants, lighten up a little. I found Robert's response rather amusing, not stupid at all.

I would assume that pricing for them is similar to any other collectable game. Availability from the production run and demand for the individual item drive the cost. Rares/limited production runs are going to be significantly more expensive than the common/uncommon figures.


Delglath wrote:
Robert Head wrote:
Delglath wrote:
I'm curious as to how you go about pricing the singles?
3d6 * 1d20 * 10 cents
It wasn't a stupid question and therefore did not deserve a stupid answer...

Apologies. What Lisa said.

: ]
- rob


Delglath wrote:
I'm curious as to how you go about pricing the singles?
3d6 * 1d20 * 10 cents
Delglath wrote:
It wasn't a stupid question and therefore did not deserve a stupid answer...
Robert Head wrote:

Apologies. What Lisa said.

: ]
- rob

Delgath, this isn't the first thread where I've seen you way too thin-skinned to be mentally healthy... take a pill, man.

I thought the answer was _hilarious_!

M


Oh, I found it amusing too, however it was still a legitimate question and it annoyed me that it wasn't followed by a legitimate answer.

For the record, I've been buying and selling and trading these minis since they first came out. I noticed that the prices seemed to be similar to some other online retailer prices so was simply curious to know how they went about pricing each figure.

After looking through the listing and comparing it to the GOOD retailers as well as finding out the shipping price, though, I can't say I'll ever use the service. On comparison to one purchase I made recently, the difference (including shipping) was a whopping $24, which is 50% more than the price I got them for!

You might want to consider lowering your prices a tad if you want to be competitive. Much more than a dollar for a common is really unacceptable, ESPECIALLY now that the new rarity system is in play and is geared towards making commons more common. And some of the rare prices are a bit outrageous. I mean, fine, a Beholder may very well go for $30 at some places, but really... that's essentially a... what? 1800% profit? I mean, do you really need to make THAT much money off of something?

But, whatever, I'm sure some idiot will pay that much for it. I guess at the end of the day all it does is mean I can make money from ebay too...

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Delglath wrote:
And some of the rare prices are a bit outrageous. I mean, fine, a Beholder may very well go for $30 at some places, but really... that's essentially a... what? 1800% profit? I mean, do you really need to make THAT much money off of something?

Looking at the price of individual figures isn't an indicator of profit margin. You have to look at the aggregate price of all figures, compare that to the aggregate cost of all figures, and consider the fact that some figures in a box just won't sell anytime soon, and subtract those profits while keeping those costs.

If we're lucky, the aggregate price of the rares and uncommons we sell will cover the cost of the cases we purchased, and then the sales of the commons will be mostly profit. It's too early to see if we're coming anywhere close to acheiving that, though.

-Vic.
.


I understand all that, but there are better prices out there.

On the whole, the Paizo store is at the high-end of the price-range for individual figures. And the shipping cost is the highest I've ever seen. It would've been nice to see the store be a bit more reasonable. I personally can't justify spending my money here when there are half a dozen other, cheaper, better sources.

About the only thing that I can see that is better about the Paizo store than others, is that you use UPS which garauntees 7 to 10 day delivery. Having said that, for $5 cheaper, I can get parcels sent by USPS in the same time-frame, just that occassionally it takes longer.


Delglath wrote:

I personally can't justify spending my money here when there are half a dozen other, cheaper, better sources.

I feel kinda bad for askking this here, but, err, care to name names?

M


Delglath wrote:
And the shipping cost is the highest I've ever seen. It would've been nice to see the store be a bit more reasonable.

I have added more accurate weights for the singles. The shipping should be *very* reasonable now.

Enjoy!


sad_genius wrote:
Delglath wrote:

I personally can't justify spending my money here when there are half a dozen other, cheaper, better sources.

I feel kinda bad for askking this here, but, err, care to name names?

M

Check the bottom of the first post:

http://www.maxminis.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1956

From what I understand, Zenako intends on incorporating the Paizo prices in the next update. All Hail Zenako!

You know... after looking through his guide... $30 for a Beholder doesn't seem so bad after all... ugh, I hate it when a hobby I like becomes popular :(


Robert Head wrote:
Delglath wrote:
And the shipping cost is the highest I've ever seen. It would've been nice to see the store be a bit more reasonable.

I have added more accurate weights for the singles. The shipping should be *very* reasonable now.

Enjoy!

Ah, much better! A reduction of $6 for the purchase example I used for comparison to another store I bought from a few months ago. Probably also an unfair comparison given the likely change in prices for figures since then, but I'm too lazy to check properly :D


Delglath wrote:
You know... after looking through his guide... $30 for a Beholder doesn't seem so bad after all...

Our gurus were accurate and well-researched after all, it seems. :-)


Sorry - wrong thread.

M


Josh Frost wrote:
Delglath wrote:
You know... after looking through his guide... $30 for a Beholder doesn't seem so bad after all...
Our gurus were accurate and well-researched after all, it seems. :-)

It's still $30 for a small piece of plastic. Ok, it's a very COOL small piece of plastic, and I want ten of them, but...

I hate supply and demand :(

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