It has been interesting trying to make this online shop work but it is increasing difficult to justify the time and effort required and with Amazon and the dozens of other online sellers slashing margins we just cannot compete as a small player. So we are closing down and have lowered all of our prices by 25% to try to clear as much stock as possible. These prices are at or below cost (for many items, well below cost). If you look at Board Game Oracle you will see that we have the lowest price from any Australian retailer on most of the items we have in stock.
It is not clear how long it will take to sell everything, but we will not be restocking. So, if there is something in our range you think you might want to get – that game you have long wanted but could not quite afford or that Christmas present or birthday gift for your crazy board gamer friend or relative – now is a great time to get it.
We’re proud of what we have achieved and believe we had a positive impact, introducing a lot of new people to the hobby. We will continue to be active in the board game scene, just not as resellers.
Given the insane rain we are currently having on top of the recent fires, I suspect that the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund might need a little topping up so we will be donating $1 from each sale until we close to https://fundraise.redcross.org.au/drr. We will donate and report our donations every Friday evening.