Sunday, October 2, 2016

BTD Order Delays...

Black Tree Design (USA and UK) regularly offer good sales discounts and occasionally offer GREAT sales discounts.  September saw one of the GREAT sales offerings.  The sale covered all ranges with 50% discount for foot and 30% discount for cavalry, chariots, and equipment.  Cavalry are rarely discounted.  When discounted, one must back up the moving van and stock up.  The last time cavalry was discounted at this rate was, perhaps, two years ago.  At that time, I stocked up on cavalry for the Reconquista project.  

In a strange quirk of marketing, often chariots are lumped in with foot at 40% discount.  When that occurs, I rarely pass up on adding a few chariots into the shopping basket.  Given the quasi-contango with this sale, I bypassed adding chariots into the mix with this order but did load up on more cavalry for the Reconquista project.  Since I would be out of the country for a few weeks, I noted no hurry to ship my order.
Well, I got my wish!  In today's email, I received notification from BTD that the September Big Sale caused a severe stock-out situation.  I imagine the casters are spinning furiously to catch up with demand.  For me, the delays are no worry.  I am happy to wait to get these fine figures at deep discounts.  

With more incoming horse for the Reconquista project, motivation struck to put a few of the remaining cavalry into the painting queue.  Time will tell if the cavalry in the painting queue reach mustering out before the new recruits arrive.

As I recall, the cavalry-heavy order from two years ago caused a long delay in receiving figures too.

Did anyone else take BTD up on this great sale? 

10 comments:

  1. I did order quite a bit of stuff. I always assume that ordering during the big sales will result in 6-8 week delivery times.

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    1. That is how I plan following a big sale too. I always have plenty awaiting the brush so I am rarely in a hurry.

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  2. I did too, only around £15 worth of bits and bobs, they did take about 2 weeks to arrive though. I didn't think that was that bad?

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  3. I did. Got a shipping notice very quickly....but still waiting for that to arrive nearly three weeks later. Thank the post for that though.

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    1. I waited until the tail-end of the sale before ordering. Maybe stocks were depleted by time I ordered? My guess is that large quantities of Warriors of Islam cavalry are never highly stocked.

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  4. I woukld have, but funds were low and the lead pile is large (for me, anyway), so I passed. I did get the email notification as to the delay anyway, though, which is good business by them so that people don't get too anxious!

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    1. Peter, my Lead Pile is large but I find great difficulty passing on a good sale. I have been waiting for some time to get the cavalry on discount. When it goes on sale, I stock up!

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  5. I managed to resist this time as well. I don't mind delays from BTD as the value is always worth it.

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