June 2011 Newsletter

Canada Post Strike

Canada Post is currently supposed to go on strike from June 3, 2011 onwards . Business will continue on as usual, and we are currently looking at most likely shipping via FedEx. To accomdate this, during the strike period, we will be shipping only 2 to 3 times a week instead of daily as we will need to bring the boxes to the postal outlet to keep costs down. At the current moment, we will be looking at a price rise of $2 per shipment during this period to partially cover the additional cost. Any previous sales made will still be shipped at the cost (or free shipping amount) your placed your order yet.

Free Shipping offers will continue, however, we are going to raise the amount on Free Shipping to $200 to cover the additional cost we expect to see. At a rough estimate, we’re seeing about a $5-7 increase in cost for the same sized boxes & weights unfortunately.

Site Updates

In terms of local Vancouver events, the Vancouver No-Ship Math Trade is happening again, so get your games in before Sunday, June 5, 2011. In addition, Vancouver’s Can’t Stop the Serenity charity event is on once again and as always, we’re supporting it with donations of a few board games and the Serenity RPG book for their auction.

If anyone knows of a good, cartoon / banner designer; let us know. Bonus points if they are willing to trade services for games – we have an idea for a new design, just need to find a good designer.

Lastly, don’t forget about our Facebook Fan Page on the homepage. If you can take the time to like it or our fan page, we’d be grateful.

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Upcoming Games

The reprint of Catacombs is supposedly this month and we believe Dominion : Cornucopia is arriving in the next week or so from what we’ve heard. Dixit : Odysey is releasing July now and for June, the new miniature board game Godzilla : Kaiju World Wars and a new expansion / stand-alone for Small World : Underworld.

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