Quoted from Excalabur:
My guess, and this is just a guess, is that a lot of distributors assumed that they would get the same quota of machines they usually do, and sold on that basis.When their actual allotment was given to them (why this is done a week later, I don't know), it's seen as a 'cut'.Hell, some distributors are taking pre-orders on Star Trek, and have been for months. How do they know how many of those they have to sell?
Yep, had a distributor advertise on here that he would have Star Trek pricing in a week (this was a few weeks ago) and to pm him if anyone was interested, and he would give you a quote. Well after I gave him my information I was told he couldn't give me a price because Stre Trek might be on a new system and they didn't have pricing on that, but he would take a $500.00 deposit to hold me one if I wanted to. No thanks, I feel like the person was just fishing for contact information from people, and if he went back on his "I have pricing info" statement, I am sure not going to send him $500.00 to "hold" for me. The guy may be a legit and great distributer, I don't know because Star Trek would be my first nib game, but I'm not taking any chances, even if it means missing out on The first run of whatever.