Quoted from Oneangrymo:
Some aren’t taking Credit card on le either they want direct wire transfer or cash and full payment up front
Gary didn't a pretty good job of addressing most of people's main concerns in his livestream yesterday. A few highlights...
*Distributors have to pay in full up front for LEs, which is probably why they want payment in full from customers.
*They will make location Pros first to get the game visible to the public, starting now, then LEs and finally Premiums in Oct. This is their current standard practice.
*Stern has had to give all line workers a raise across the board, which he said accounts for $100 in cost increases for each game alone.
*Stern Connected kit has attributed to cost increase too. Didn't say how much and said at the end of the month the modest pricing for the standalone kit will be revealed.
*Stern has had to place chip orders already in full through 2022 just in hopes of getting them when they need them.
*One of the main reasons they build the next game before finishing the previous game is they are on a strict timeline with licensors and they need to keep the process moving for all the designers and creative talent.
*He also said part shortages have attributed to this as well, as he literally said they build whatever game they can at the time with the parts they have currently.