Where do I start? How do I say this? Well, better to rip of the band aid then peeling it slowly I guess.
I’m not going to buy any more minis from you.[*]
I know that isn’t a nice way to say to someone you never met but I just can’t do it any more. And the reason for this is quiet obvious. Brexit. There I said it.
Now why is it that I can’t support small independent miniature makers like
- Heresy Miniatures
- Morgue Miniatures
- Oakbound Studio
- and all the others I have forgotten…
any more? Well it boils down to money. I love the stuff you lot are doing and I know the UK has some of the most passionate and talented persons in our hobby. But since Brexit shipping has gone mental and it also adds 19% VAT for every order. So an order that was 20€ before now climbs to 25€ to 30€. And there is no more value in it for me as a customer. That sucks big time. I do look for local resellers of your works but as it is currently stands I’ll just not put any more money into it.
Bigger companies who do have distributors in mainland EU will still see my occasional coin but that’s about it.
„But what about that [*] you put up there?“
Glad you asked. Of course, as with any rule, there are exceptions. Kickstarters That I have backed pre-Brexit and have just been not delivered yet due to the pandemic will not be returned. And when Andy finally releases his skeleton Kickstarter I will have to look deep into myself and my purse. But I really want them…
I’m sorry UK folk. I really am. I hope things get better soon. Stay safe and remain indoors! ;)