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Rochester trip

Yesterday, lostsatyr and I went to Rochester to do our usual "circuit" of Crazy Egor's, Hammergirl Anime, and then Taste of India for dinner. I had a lot of fun chatting with Mrs. Egor at Crazy Egor's (Egor himself was away, unfortunately) and I picked up a number of manga at Hammergirl.

Before dinner, the hubby and I stopped at another gaming store (which used to be Egor's, before he moved to Hilton) to take a peek.

Every time we go to that store, it seems like there is less and less stock, as the open gaming area grows larger and larger. It makes me kind of sad, because there is almost no reason to go into that store anymore. On the other hand, I did find a number of gaming books I'd been looking for in their bargain bin...it seems like they're just dumping huge amounts of their stock there to make more room for the card and wargaming tables. I understand that times are hard, but it still makes me sad....

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tarbis
May. 23rd, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
Not to put to fine a point on it, but more card gaming and war gaming are a better bet for a business. They tend to require that the player buy more stuff not just when they begin the hobby, but through out. It also helps that people actively playing a game of that sort at any given moment are more likely to 'discover' something they need to play better, which means impulse purchases. It adds up and since Amazon as kind of eaten the market for new RPGs it makes less sense to give them floorspace.

Of course it also helps that tournament play for war and card games requires buying an almost completely new collection (or at least new books of stats) every four years or so in most cases.
kaith_rustaz
May. 23rd, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
Maybe some air freshner would also boost their business. I stopped in there a few weeks ago and it was quite, wiffy.
eseme
May. 24th, 2010 11:35 pm (UTC)
The store that used to be Egor's is no longer owned by the guy who bought it from Egor. Sometime in the last year, it was bought by the managers. They are currently selling off a lot of old inventory, much of which was actually not on the sales floor but in storage because it was not selling. So they are selling it on sale.

It seems a lot of their clientele is into 4.0 D&D, card games, and war games. So they're giving their customers what they want.

At least I now don't mind spending money there.
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