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Tuesday, 8th August, 2017

  • 07:15 PM - Dannyalcatraz quoted tmanbeaubien in post When the Sharks Finally Catch You: The Death of Geek Chic
    And their later products did exactly that - less stupendous, more general purpose but still with features for gaming. Dining room tables where you can eat and do homework, coffee tables with storage bins for your console controllers. I get that the number of customers they potentially had was finite, but I seriously doubt that lack of willing customers was the cause of their bankruptcy. Otherwise, they would not have had a 6-8 month wait to start making the ordered goods. Maybe they got crushed by their orders and people withdrawing deposits? Maybe two key pieces of machinery broke at once and they had no more capitol/credit to draw on to get repairs? With the razor thin margins they seem to have maintained, it wouldn't take much to tip over the cart. There are all kinds of cash-flow traps that can kill a thriving business in mere months. It's possible they wandered into one.
  • 06:11 PM - Eltab quoted tmanbeaubien in post When the Sharks Finally Catch You: The Death of Geek Chic
    Why, you introduce new products which are different than your old ones. If you mean like Tesla, which has been moving from 'rich guy's show-off toy' market to 'usable family vehicle' market, then I wish the company well. (no sarc here) But for each previous GC customer: how many tables can you buy before you run out of space in the house? It's just not a repeat-customer-friendly business model.

Monday, 19th June, 2017

  • 02:52 PM - AriochQ quoted tmanbeaubien in post The Modern History of the Fantasy Fireball
    Mr Tresca, you refer to 'Delta' as an author/person three times in this article, but never tell us who that is or the source of the quotes/information. Who or what is Delta? There is a link to Delta's blog in the article. Apparently he is someone who blogs about 'old school D&D' but there isn't much about his qualifications/expertise.

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