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Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

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#29971 Josef   Raising Acts! CAGiversary!   13429 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 04:37 AM

LRG has finally listed their NGPC Selection Volume 1 releases and they are actually quite reasonably priced.  The standard is $39.99 (same as digital) and the CE is only $69.99 (about $30 less than I was expecting).  I will gladly pay $30 extra for the steelbook and retrospective book.

 

I do think the pricing is reasonable because they likely weren't involved with it since it is a distributed title.  Either way, it makes it an easy purchase.

 

Also, it looks like Bug Fables (Switch) and Doom Classic Collection (Switch and PS4) will be carried by Best Buy.



#29972 Equippt  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 01:37 PM

NGPC Collection is live on Pix'n Love with a few versions available. Ships from France so shipping is high to basically any other country (~20€).

https://www.pixnlove.com/

#29973 Blankboi  

Blankboi

Posted 22 April 2021 - 01:59 PM

Will Best Buy Carry Doom 64 or did they back out?

Doom 64 is available rn to preorder and purchase on Best Buy’s website (sorry no link on mobile)

#29974 flybrione   Guitar Solo CAGiversary!   3778 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 02:56 PM

LRG has finally listed their NGPC Selection Volume 1 releases and they are actually quite reasonably priced.  The standard is $39.99 (same as digital) and the CE is only $69.99 (about $30 less than I was expecting).  I will gladly pay $30 extra for the steelbook and retrospective book.

 

I do think the pricing is reasonable because they likely weren't involved with it since it is a distributed title.  Either way, it makes it an easy purchase.

 

Also, it looks like Bug Fables (Switch) and Doom Classic Collection (Switch and PS4) will be carried by Best Buy.

Yes I was very surprised by the pricing for both. I will actually pick up the collectors edition.

Bug Fables being offered at Best Buy is also great because that means I'm not buying it direct and I will wait.



#29975 falsedichotomies  

falsedichotomies

Posted 22 April 2021 - 03:34 PM

Was breaking down an order from Limited Run today and just realized they're charging sales tax on shipping costs in addition to item costs.  Couldn't figure out why the sales tax number was off until it finally hit me. Kind of blew my mind. Do other sites do this as well?



#29976 Kain   Dragoon CAGiversary!   1348 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 03:42 PM

Was breaking down an order from Limited Run today and just realized they're charging sales tax on shipping costs in addition to item costs.  Couldn't figure out why the sales tax number was off until it finally hit me. Kind of blew my mind. Do other sites do this as well?

Nope.  This has been an issue for me as well.  I noticed it as soon as they started charging tax on orders and was royally ticked that they don't even give enough of a damn to make sure they're billing people correctly.  One of the reasons why I swore off ordering from them unless I can get multiple games in one order to lessen the shipping/tax blow.



#29977 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6697 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 03:43 PM

Was breaking down an order from Limited Run today and just realized they're charging sales tax on shipping costs in addition to item costs.  Couldn't figure out why the sales tax number was off until it finally hit me. Kind of blew my mind. Do other sites do this as well?

The taxability of shipping charges varies by state.  And yes, other online stores, at least the ones that properly calculate sales tax, do charge those taxes on shipping if required in the specific state to which the item is being shipped.  



#29978 redrum666   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1415 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 03:53 PM

Pix'n love version of NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION Vol. 1 is now up 

 

Nintendo Switch - Pix'n Love Editions (editionspixnlove.com)



#29979 HaloGX   DCGX CAGiversary!   1176 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 04:16 PM

Damn t

 

Pix'n love version of NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION Vol. 1 is now up 

 

Nintendo Switch - Pix'n Love Editions (editionspixnlove.com)

Damn that NGPC clamshell is nice. Why are these replica cases so appealing?!



#29980 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3615 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 04:19 PM

Was breaking down an order from Limited Run today and just realized they're charging sales tax on shipping costs in addition to item costs.  Couldn't figure out why the sales tax number was off until it finally hit me. Kind of blew my mind. Do other sites do this as well?

I've not seen it done that way before.  Amazon charges tax on the items purchased, not the cost to ship (for those items you have to pay shipping on).   Same for BB and Walmart.  It probably has to do with the generic charge they have for shipping rather than having a specific charge based on weight and other factors.



#29981 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6697 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 04:26 PM

I've not seen it done that way before.  Amazon charges tax on the items purchased, not the cost to ship (for those items you have to pay shipping on).   Same for BB and Walmart.  It probably has to do with the generic charge they have for shipping rather than having a specific charge based on weight and other factors.

Again, it depends where you live in the United States.https://www.avalara....tate-guide.html



#29982 Josef   Raising Acts! CAGiversary!   13429 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 05:06 PM

Bojay is correct, check your states if retailers are supposed to tax shipping.  For a long time I thought Amazon and other retailers were screwing me by taxing shipping, but I eventually found out my state (PA) requires this.  That's why I try to look for free shipping whenever I can.

 

It is also possible that LRG is screwing up (they will blame Shopify of course), so verify that your state doesn't charge tax on shipping and then let  LRG know if that is the case.  It might get the ball rolling on them fixing it.  For example, for the longest time they were charging people local tax despite not living in those cities (Allegheny County in my example).  It took them about 6 months, and a lot of partial refunds, but they finally fixed it.



#29983 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3615 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 06:27 PM

I checked my state and it should be exempt though it also might not be because LRG uses UPS Mail Innovations and that may not qualify as a common carrier.   I think that's the hitch.

Either way I haven't ordered directly from LRG in a few years (since Golf Story) and am just dealing with Best Buy for the LRG games I'm interested in but won't be terribly upset if I miss them.  For BB, I've never been charged tax on the shipping costs.  Same for Amazon and other services.  But they all use common carriers.



#29984 SephirothWF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1516 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

SephirothWF

Posted 22 April 2021 - 06:38 PM

I checked my state and it should be exempt though it also might not be because LRG uses UPS Mail Innovations and that may not qualify as a common carrier.   I think that's the hitch.

Either way I haven't ordered directly from LRG in a few years (since Golf Story) and am just dealing with Best Buy for the LRG games I'm interested in but won't be terribly upset if I miss them.  For BB, I've never been charged tax on the shipping costs.  Same for Amazon and other services.  But they all use common carriers.

UPS Mail Innovations is USPS essentially



#29985 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3615 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2021 - 08:38 PM

UPS Mail Innovations is USPS essentially

Actually it's a joint venture between UPS and USPS where UPS picks up the packages and delivers them to each zone/region where USPS takes over and handles the actual local delivery.   It's not a common carrier but rather a middle-man service for bulk shipping.

 

I'm just pointing this out for those that have bought from LRG and based on their state shouldn't be getting charged tax on the shipping when they are in a state that is tax exempt on common carriers.  Plus the way LRG charges shipping, last I checked, was not based on the actual shipping cost but other factors as well... which also may disqualify the shipping from being tax exempt as some states do tax "handling fees" and that may be how LRG is classifying the charge.



#29986 Starcrest   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1024 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Starcrest

Posted 23 April 2021 - 02:56 AM

Actually it's a joint venture between UPS and USPS where UPS picks up the packages and delivers them to each zone/region where USPS takes over and handles the actual local delivery. It's not a common carrier but rather a middle-man service for bulk shipping.

I'm just pointing this out for those that have bought from LRG and based on their state shouldn't be getting charged tax on the shipping when they are in a state that is tax exempt on common carriers. Plus the way LRG charges shipping, last I checked, was not based on the actual shipping cost but other factors as well... which also may disqualify the shipping from being tax exempt as some states do tax "handling fees" and that may be how LRG is classifying the charge.


Putting aside how bad the service is, I have no idea how UPS MI can possibly be the cheapest option for shippers, given that the money must end up split between two companies. It feels like if Papa John’s cooked a pizza and then called Pizza Hut and said when you have a delivery going out that way, take this one too. But since neither company gets as much money as if they just did the whole job themself, neither one cares when (if) it gets delivered and neither will take responsibility for anything going wrong.

#29987 fanboy100  

fanboy100

Posted 23 April 2021 - 05:03 AM

Good bb will carry bug fables cuz I might it up that way

#29988 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3615 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2021 - 03:02 PM

Putting aside how bad the service is, I have no idea how UPS MI can possibly be the cheapest option for shippers, given that the money must end up split between two companies. It feels like if Papa John’s cooked a pizza and then called Pizza Hut and said when you have a delivery going out that way, take this one too. But since neither company gets as much money as if they just did the whole job themself, neither one cares when (if) it gets delivered and neither will take responsibility for anything going wrong.

I think the way it works is UPS only moves the shipments when they have extra space on their planes/trucks (probably just trucks) and when they get to the USPS zone distribution center they are de-pioritized as one of the last things to process for the day so if they aren't done they get pushed to the next day (and so on) until they have extra time to process them.

I doubt either company is actually spending that much money handling these shipments.  UPS is having to do more zone sorting... but beyond that it's likely very little cost.



#29989 Staind204   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2488 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2021 - 04:04 PM

I think the way it works is UPS only moves the shipments when they have extra space on their planes/trucks (probably just trucks) and when they get to the USPS zone distribution center they are de-pioritized as one of the last things to process for the day so if they aren't done they get pushed to the next day (and so on) until they have extra time to process them.

I doubt either company is actually spending that much money handling these shipments.  UPS is having to do more zone sorting... but beyond that it's likely very little cost.

The frustrating thing to me is the cost LRG charges.  I believe one game is $5.50 to ship now using this "Innovations" method.  You can easily send a game first class for $4 or less and it would be much faster.  So you are paying a premium for slower service.



#29990 Tothoro  

Posted 23 April 2021 - 04:41 PM

The frustrating thing to me is the cost LRG charges.  I believe one game is $5.50 to ship now using this "Innovations" method.  You can easily send a game first class for $4 or less and it would be much faster.  So you are paying a premium for slower service.

It's $5.79 I believe. But their shipping cost is also "handling" to pay for their employees. I've shared this before, but this is Josh confirming that:

 



#29991 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3615 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2021 - 07:15 PM

The frustrating thing to me is the cost LRG charges.  I believe one game is $5.50 to ship now using this "Innovations" method.  You can easily send a game first class for $4 or less and it would be much faster.  So you are paying a premium for slower service.

The cost to ship one game more than the shipping fee.

You have the label to print (ink & labels), packing tape, and the package itself (box, bubble wrap, bubble envelopes, ... etc).   To ship from home you need to buy a scale unless you are using priority mail packaging.   If you don't have that, then you have to drive to the post office which is gas and some tiny amount of car maintenance.

Then for shipping as well you have to deal with how you took the payment... so if you charged $4 you'd lose money on the transaction and all of the items needed to actually ship the game.

Now for LRG they also have transaction fees to deal with from the CC company and more so if you use Paypal as paypal has to eat the CC charge fees as well as make their money on the transaction.  Plus employees to pay to pack the games.  I'm not defending LRG here... but I doubt they are making much extra at all when the dust settles from the shipping charge.  It's probably just enough that they are able to pay for the people doing the work, the supplies, and the shipping charges.



#29992 Sonicyogurt   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   173 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Sonicyogurt

Posted 23 April 2021 - 08:01 PM

 
Titles by Production Status:
  • In Production: 181 (94.8%)
  • On Deck: 10 (5.2%)
 
Titles by Estimated Ship Date:
  • TBD: 103 (53.9%)
  • Q2 2021: 48 (25.1%)
  • May 2021: 13 (6.8%)
  • Q1 2021: 9 (4.7%)
  • April 2021: 3 (1.6%)
  • Q4 2020: 2 (1.0%)
  • 2021: 2 (1.0%)
  • June 2021: 1 (0.5%)


#29993 Rawkus  

Posted 23 April 2021 - 08:57 PM

Got an email that Shantae GBC (regular and collector's) will be shipping soon... which would be great if I didn't have something else holding up my order.



#29994 Shadowmoses12   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1505 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Shadowmoses12

Posted 24 April 2021 - 03:53 AM

Anyone getting star wars republic commando

#29995 guy3467  

Posted 25 April 2021 - 12:24 PM

Anyone getting star wars republic commando

 

I plan to bundle it with other games I'm looking at. I have fond memories of this game from when I was younger. Also I pasted on most of the other Star Wars games & some of them have gotten expensive. Don't want to risk it.



#29996 Sonicyogurt   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   173 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Sonicyogurt

Posted 26 April 2021 - 08:01 PM

Production Status changed to On Deck:
Titles by Production Status:
  • In Production: 179 (93.7%)
  • On Deck: 12 (6.3%)

Titles by Estimated Ship Date:
  • TBD: 103 (53.9%)
  • Q2 2021: 48 (25.1%)
  • May 2021: 13 (6.8%)
  • Q1 2021: 9 (4.7%)
  • Q4 2020: 2 (1.0%)
  • 2021: 2 (1.0%)
  • April 2021: 1 (0.5%)
  • June 2021: 1 (0.5%)


#29997 redrum666   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1415 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 April 2021 - 09:08 PM

@Sonicyogurt thanks for all way doing these production status reports 



#29998 flybrione   Guitar Solo CAGiversary!   3778 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 April 2021 - 10:16 PM

I received an email that Panzer Paladin is on deck soon.

That would then free up my large order with Scott Pilgirm, Dark Crystal and Fight n'Rage.

Exciting news.



#29999 Sonicyogurt   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   173 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Sonicyogurt

Posted 27 April 2021 - 08:13 PM

Production Status changed to On Deck:
Titles by Production Status:
  • In Production: 184 (93.9%)
  • On Deck: 12 (6.1%)

Titles by Estimated Ship Date:
  • TBD: 105 (53.6%)
  • Q2 2021: 49 (25.0%)
  • May 2021: 13 (6.6%)
  • Q1 2021: 9 (4.6%)
  • June 2021: 2 (1.0%)
  • Q4 2020: 2 (1.0%)
  • 2021: 2 (1.0%)
  • April 2021: 1 (0.5%)
  • Q3 2021: 1 (0.5%)


#30000 Sonicyogurt   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   173 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Sonicyogurt

Posted 28 April 2021 - 09:02 PM

 
Titles by Production Status:
  • In Production: 183 (93.8%)
  • On Deck: 12 (6.2%)
 
Titles by Estimated Ship Date:
  • TBD: 105 (53.8%)
  • Q2 2021: 50 (25.6%)
  • May 2021: 13 (6.7%)
  • Q1 2021: 6 (3.1%)
  • June 2021: 3 (1.5%)
  • Q4 2020: 2 (1.0%)
  • 2021: 2 (1.0%)
  • April 2021: 1 (0.5%)
  • Q3 2021: 1 (0.5%)