They don't exploit their workers, they reward them with increased exposure of their work. Or so I understood from a thread about an art contest.
It works like this: I pay $27.50 USD (45% off) on a D&D Book from my distributor and sell them for $50. (Actually I am Canadian, but we'll keep it in USD to make it easier - we also lose out on the exchange rate some of the time, but that's another story). Let's say I sell 20 of them in their first year (not a core book, but that's about right on something like Decent into Avernus). I make... $450! (Less whatever I paid my Clerk to sell them, and less because I probably brought in at least 22 copies if I sold 20, but you follow me...)By the way, how is it that the MSRP is $49.99, yet you can buy D&D books on Amazon for $30?
That really undercuts the FLGS.
I guess the siren song of Amazon volume is too good to resist.
Hasbro Announces Price Increase For D&D And Magic: the Gathering To Offset Shippingwww.belloflostsouls.net
D&D is increasingly getting unappealing. I already preordered and couldn't cancel them, so this likely won't effect them, as its through amazon. Still I doubt I will.be doing much more business with them anyways.
I'm way more concerned about my grocery bill rising week to week.Why? The global shipping problem isn’t their fault, and it’s perfectly reasonable to try and offset the huge price increases.
You seem to see this as some sort of nefarious plan on their part or something.
Of course it is absolutely a factor.Its not government spending, its supply and transportation if goods issues, as well as Saudi Arabia cutting oil supply at the WORST possible time.
At what point does it become feasible to print in the USA or Europe? I'm guessing that it is not yet since they are not going to do this. Then there is also the question of printing with cheaper material like thinner paper and softcover, but same thing assuming they would have looked at it already. I'm guessing there is a chart with what people are willing to pay for what quality.
Wonder if this is going to increase the prices of my digital (FG) versions? I guess probably since they tend to price them relevant to the hardcover MSRP. But maybe not, we'll see.
I work in autoparts, and yeah prices have been going up steadily, especially on parts that are primarily made overseas.Everyone's battling this. 2 years ago you could get a 40' container from China to the US for like $2500. This year it's $10k-$15k, or more if you want it delivered promptly.
5% inflation doesn't help things either.
I'm in the transportation world. Everyone's taking at least one price increase this year even for domestic transportation.
I work in autoparts, and yeah prices have been going up steadily, especially on parts that are primarily made overseas.
But this increase? Honestly probably overdue, right?