A few weeks ago, over at the old address for this site, I posted the news that Amazon was offering a fairly substantial discount on the new Fantasy Flight Games version of Cosmic Encounter. At the time, I hesitated to post the information at all, knowing from painful experience that Amazon is not exactly a big player in boardgame distribution, but, in the end, I decided that the potential savings might be something that Blogmic readers would be interested in.
Interested or not, I now regret even bringing it up. Amazon is light years beyond useless when it comes to gaming: inaccurate listings, shipping dates that change on a whim, robotic replies for "customer service" ... these are just three of the problems with the typical Amazon game listing. And, sadly, many Cosmic Encounter fans are now caught up in Amazon's web of inaccuracies:
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So, yeah, I think that will about play a Quash on any further Amazon mentions from me. They are the best in the world at delivering books, CDs, and DVDs, but truly hopeless when it comes to games.