Re: [Epic] Stand and Deliver

From: Tony Christney <acc_at_...>
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 15:56:06 -0800


>>Yeah, those leagl types are right nasty. They stopped a friend of ours small
>>business who was importing minnies and selling them to clubs for just over
>>cost price so that they were actually reasonably priced. They put a stop to
>>that quick-smart when they found out. He's considering moving to Warzone now
>>to keep his business going. Now that sucked. And it was stupid. he was
>>probably the biggest seller of minnies for GW here for a long while, and now
>>that has stopped.
>Bugger. Some mate of mine were going to start doing something like that,
>instead they just opened a painting service. Not only does GW seem to go
>against rival shops, but they also go against their own shops - eg. the shop
>here gets shitty if you got something from their Sydney store. Wankers.

If you are talking about two different GW stores, I know why they act in such
a seemingly senseless way. Each GW store has a quota indicating how much they
should sell each month. Stores that sell more than this amount get a bonus
determined by the total amount sold. It is (supposedly) up to the manager to
distribute this amongst the employees.

So, by buying stuff from another GW store, you are effectively taking money
from the local manager's pocket. I caught wind of this scheme from two friends
who worked at a GW store here in Canada. They were a little pissed off cause
they knew how it worked, and how much the store was making, but were seeing
none of the cash! Meanwhile the manager was doing very well for himself, ie.
new computer, new car, nice clothes, etc. They assumed that he was keeping the
money for himself, and they were probably right. The manager wound up getting
fired, but I'm not sure if the two events were related.

Of course, this is all hearsay, but I believe my sources.

>>My attitude varies, but I doubt it'll catch hold of me. There is a nice
>>array of other outlets for my gaming time and money that continually make me
>>see GW as a petty inconsiderate company that is far too forceful on their
>>players, purchasers and rivals when the other avenues are considered. I
>>think it's just they have become too big to see the small picture. 5 or 6
>>years ago, people played GW like no tomorrow, and while we whined about the
>>systems we kept playing. Now there are decent rivals a lot of the groups
>>have changed from them not accepting inferior games.
>I still dont see how GW can see how they could be potentially hurting
>themselves. I guess it is for the quick buck and the armies of ignorant
>10-year old spastics who dont know better, or simply refuse to. Like those
>people who think McDonalds is good for you, let alone edible.
>Simon Dodds
>"Why is this thus? What is the reason for this thusness?"

Tony Christney
Received on Thu Jan 09 1997 - 23:56:06 UTC

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