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    Default You know you spent a lot a money in SoG...

    ...when visiting your flagshipstore for a nice little Spanish 1st rate and they want 24 for it.

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    If Santa Ana 1784 / Mejicano 1786 will do, you can buy one for 17.49 (plus shipping) here https://www.board-game.co.uk/product...ory-ship-pack/

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    Good find Dave. Quite a few good ships at very reasonable prices there.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    I've bought a couple of ships from Zatu and have had very quick delivery. They appear to have reduced the prices on some others that I would like, so may have to spend some more money.
    Thanks Dave

    I think if I was a seller of ships I would be fed up with the lack of Starter sets eliminating new gamers and therefore reducing my market for additional ships. It doesn't seem a good long term survival strategy to me.

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    According to Ares, the starter set will be reissued in October.
    I fully intend to grab a couple for resale to keen punters when the flow of re releases runs out again. This just to encourage some new blood otherwise lost to us.
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    That's good news, and a good idea of yours as well. The last set I saw for sale was just under 300, although there is one on ebay now for 75 2nd hand.

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    If they honestly think that there is the chance of a sale at that price, it proves that there are still people very keen to get hold of the game. That would bear out the sort of comments wich we are picking up at shows throughout GB.
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    Honstly I don't understand it, I've been seeing the same seller listing MvR red triplane for sale on Ebay at 126 for over a year now, I don't believe they are seriously trying to sell it, but I don't know what they are trying to achieve, maybe drive prices up in general because people think the planes have a greater value than original selling prices. Who knows.
    Ships don't seem to be too bad, but that might be because there are no new players so a limited pool of customers.

    I've just placed an order with Rarewaves-united for 3 ships to be supplied from the US, average price 12.40 inc postage. They are UK based and say there won't be customs charges so hopefully it's not one of those things that, if it seems too good to be true, then it is to good to be true.

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    You may be lucky with Customs John. They do seem to be a bit hit and miss with charges. Is that 12.40 each?
    If so it will exceed the free delivery.
    Customs ain't so bad for a small item like that. What bugs me is the 8 handling charge from Parcel Farce, for the privilege of my having to go and collecting it myself.

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    I agree with you about the 8.00.

    Yes the average price is 12.40, 2 are at 11 something and 1 at 13 something. I've been told that there are 3 separate packages so individually are under the 15 cost to avoid customs.
    I'll see how it pans out, hope for the best and accept its a bit of a gamble, I'm saving about 18 on uk cost inc postage so if the worst happens I should still break even.
    I'll let you know how it goes.

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