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Fine Games'
(Pre-) Retirement Sales Landing Page

(Last updated 31 May 2021)

It's been a long, strange trip this little business of selling happiness and entertainment in the form of wargames to gamers around the world for nearly 29 years and still counting.

 

Now, retirement looms in my foreseeable future: 6-18 months off. I could retire immediately and largely disappear from the gaming world. Much as Jim Sandefur, formerly of Boulder Games, did a decade ago in order to go climbing big trees for his retirement. But I can't in good conscience simply dump one of the world's largest collections of wargames after spending a lifetime collecting, preserving and selling such games.

 

So, my goals are shifting from (just) earning a living with integrity to finding good homes for these games (still with integrity). You are seeing this play out as you read this page.

 

Our retirement will be a somewhat gradual process of maintaining the business for a couple of years or more while spending more time playing and less working. You are are warned, Jeff Bezos! In the meantime, we'll offer our inventory at increasingly attractive prices over time. And if you're in market for a new career, and looking to win the "most unusual career" award at a high school reunion as I did in 2010, well, have I got an opportunity for you!

 

My concept of retirement is something of the nature of "doing what I want 24/7." While I remain healthy, that means outdoor activities including camping, hiking and seeing the world one beer at a time from the seat of a bike (i.e. bike touring). I've got my bright red bikes -- akin to bright red corvettes old men buy but far more practical -- and am ready to go already. Perhaps I'll even find time to play all the thousands of games I own in wintertime; I've always said to many of you considering selling your collections, "retirement is coming!" When retirement does arrives, time should be less of a constraint to enjoying our gaming hobby for each of us. Only after another good decade will I need my bright red rocking chair....

 

See the end of this page for pictures of what retirement might look like for me.

 

Fine Games Retirement Sales

Our Retirement Sales are an ongoing series of big, Really Big, liquidation sales. Each is intended to give you an unbeatable deal too good to pass up, and get better over time. And in doing so find a good home to a deserving wargame product. Earning a profit is a secondary consideration that will lessen over time.

 

We are systematically reducing portions of our inventory. To be clear, we remain an ongoing business, are NOT liquidating all our assets, and these are NOT going out of business sales. We'll get there in 2023, sure. But try not to read something into the immediate situation that just isn't there as some have done. We are on an orderly glide path toward retirement.

 

Each Retirement Liquidation Sale offer will have special pricing and special terms unique to that offer. Both pricing and special terms are valid only during the sale period clearly stated here and in our sale catalgs. After each sale offer expires, normal pricing resumes.

 

Also, our traditional Annual Clearance Sale will proceed as normal late each year. It will only get bigger & no doubt better than ever before, but is separate from our series of Retirement Liquidation Sales and occurs only once each year in the late fall.

 

Retirement Liquidation Sale #4 - Get 'em GONE !, June to 7 July, 2021

Our first three retirement sales were successes by our standards. We found homes for half our considerable inventory of magazine-onlys of all sorts, and later for hundreds of boxed & unboxed games, significantly thinning our inventory.

 

Now, our fourth Retirement Liquidation Sale features 500 games & mags of all sorts of which we either have a lifetime supply of, or they are problematic to sell on Amazon (who might claim a board game is a pesiticide, a Europa-series game is a child's toy, or other utterly mindless problems). Each bears an incredible price, the lowest we've ever offered, all to encourage you to give as many as possible a good home. And these are drawn from a reasonably random selection from our stock, so you'll see things you haven't seen on sale in the past.

 

Download    Get 'em Gone Liquidation Catalog

(PDF download 450kb) We urge you to download a fresh copy before starting your shopping.

 

Our Offer is this: Each item listed is available at the incredible liquidation price shown. This is the price you pay for each. Buy as many or as few as you wish. Simple.

 

Note that orders placed under this sale requiring UPS will use weight-based shipping charges (including the dreaded dimensional weight). Our shipping rates are included on the second page of this catalog.

 

We'll mention that we intend to take a full week's (i.e. 9 days) vacation sometime during the term of this sale. Maybe two. Practicing for retirement.

 

Next Up - projected for July 2021

At this moment, we have no clue. But we are considering offering you the opportunity to create your own special package of magazines (or magazine-games) as in a buy 4 or 8 for a special discount.

 

How to Order

To place an order you simply collect a list of the games or other items you wish to order (including game title, part # and price ideally) from our catalogs. Then, email it to us with your full name, contact info & payment instructions. You can also phone or fax us, if you prefer. Your games will be shipped as early as the same day, and rarely later than the next weekday. Note that we do not have an online form for ordering. Go here for more complete ordering details.

 

You will expedite the process if you record the (1) part#, (2) the game title, and (3) the liquidation price for each item you wish to order, and forward that via email or phone. For example:

123456     D-Day at Fine Games     $99.99

If you email, please state clearly if you are placing a firm order (as opposed to anything less, like a simple inquiry), and if so tell us how you intend to pay for your order. Only if we have the latter two pieces of info do we have enough info to reserve anything for you pending arrival of payment. If you haven't ordered from us recently, or you've moved recently, please also provide your current home address & phone#.

Payment

Normal payment terms apply to all Retirement orders.

 

We accept checks (with the cash discount reflected in all our pricing), as well as credit cards and PayPal (sent to PayPal@FineGames.com, or via PayPal.Me/FineGames/$$$.$$ where $$$.$$ is the actual dollar value owed without a $ sign. Example: PayPal.Me/FineGames/123.45.) Note that payment methods where we must pay a fee to receive your payment (credit/debit card or PayPal) forego the cash discount and so the grand total will be 3.1% more than any stated price you see in our catalogs; that includes shipping as well.

 

Please be aware of & respect our reservation policy. We will reserve items for you that you are certain – as in 100% certan – you want them. We will not reserve items prospectively or while you "think about it." If you tell us you are ordering an item but later change your mind, we will be hesitent to reserve anything for you on future orders. Do it twice and we will only reserve items when we have payment in hand. This is especially true of our Annual Clearance and Retirement Liquidation Sales.

 

Shipping

We ship by USPS priority mail where possible, but can ship via UPS.

 

With a major exception, our normal shipping charges apply to each order, regardless of whether some or all items come from this clearance. For most orders including boxed items, shipping is $22.00 per order. A single unboxed item can ship for $8.00, multiple unboxed items for $10.00. A single boxed item (plus unboxed items as will fit) generally ships for $16.00; most other orders are $22.00. We will quote shipping for your specific order.

 

That exception is that for domestic orders requiring boxed, UPS shipment, then the price of shipping will be based on shipping weight. Shipping weight is determined by the greater of actual or dimensional weight. We will estimate weight at time of order. See our domestic shipping rate chart for prices.

International orders are generally based on shipping weight. Contact us for a quote.

 

Are you Subscribed ?

This & future Retirement Sale notices are emailed to our subscribed customers. Like to receive timely notice of such sales? Just make sure we have your full name, current home address, phone # & email to subscribe to our emailed newsletter. Simple as that. And subscribing is required to receive the extreme discounts offered in these sales.

 

Yours Truly on a recent bike tourLest you think its all fun & games: MUD!
Yours truly, on the last morning of solo tour from Klamath Falls to Springfield. Prepping for retirement. And lest you think bike touring is all fun & games...

 

 

   

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