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Re: Re: Strelets just need to let us know

Dear ThePinkPanther,

with all due respect, while we are doing everything possible to answer the incoming questions, we can't guarantee to answer every single one. If you imagine hundreds of people working for Strelets, this message will be disappointing to you: few people behind Strelets have very demanding day-time jobs and can devote to the forum only part of their time free from the main job, family and other matters. If we could have a profit per box that was assumed earlier in this thead, we could have devoted more time to this business but since that is not the case, we can do just what we are doing now. We are sorry if it comes as a disappointment to you but that's the reality one should live with.

Best regards,



I've gottas agree. Especailly when I have to buy four sets that I already have such as the medievil england set. You have my vote there.

On the other hand, If Streletes were to issue a supper set of, lets say all of the Roman or Crusade sets, much like IMEX did with their cival war sets, I would support the concept, so long as there was a significant savings over buying all of the sets seperately.

I get big box sets for $27. Vendors (not SR) is riping you off.

someone commented about the home page and mission statement. Who gives a crap? So what if the mission statement isn't updated? I don't give a flying f***. Strelts has dramatically increased output with great new sets. Should I be dissapointed that they have spent time in design and production instead of BS marketing? Strelets answers plenty of questions, and those that they don't answer are for a reason. Probably has something to do with competition. I asked a question above and it probably won't get answered. So what? Strelets has answered plenty of questions here. Maybe they are busy "doing" and have less time to answer questions than in the old days.

Second, I guess I better buy all the extra CW sets I want cause after reading the negative big box posts here there won't be any new CW ets for a while.

By the way

"Big Box" sets and repackaging is not indemic to Strelets. Look around next time you go to the store. Anyone who has other hobbies, such as Star Wars, can tell you that companies like Hasbro do this all the time. It's business 101 folks.

Be nice to hear something from Strelets at this point

Think we had a little modicom of clearing the air.
Cant be easy not being able to please everybody all the time.So LETS TURN DOWN THE HEAT and as they say in show biz....ask

Whats up doc !

No answer is a loud reply

Re: I get big box sets for $27. Vendors (not SR) is riping you off.

Dear Scott,

the delays usually are caused not by a competition but by far more simple things, like temporary absence, holidays or alike.



Re: forum opinion - big box forumat is a rip off

Dear Dave,

a small remark just to make the accounting right: usually the BB sets should cost like 3, not 4 single sets, therefore just 66 % of your money should be wasted, not 75 %.

The production run of BB sets is about 1.000 boxes only, our guts feeling is that in several years' time they should be worth more than they are worth now, therefore compensating you for the rip off of today.

Best regards,


The big box is a great deal

Well said strelets. It's true that the value will increase in time. I can also imagine that when the artillery sets and Turkish figures will come out people will realise they need more russians or allies to go with them. So those "wasted" figures you don't need right now might be very usefull in the future.

Concerning the price I would like to say the following: it's not strelets ripping you off it's the vendors asking a lot. I bought the CW Russian staff set for 19 euro 50. So thats 5 euros a set. If you consider that the same vendor sells the standard sets for 8, 50 you can see it's a deal. So I bought several staff sets for the grenadiers and artillery, more then the staff set.

Re: The big box is a great deal


Re: Re: forum opinion - big box forumat is a rip off

Dear Strelets,

Well, I had hoped your response a couple of days ago above in another thread and mine also cleared the dust, but my gut feeling today tells me not.

Regardless of price, any time I would not need 3/4's (or 75%) of the contents of a purchase, whether I paid $1, $100, or more ... you know.

I'll take comfort in your prediction that in 10 years time I can get my money back when I sell off all this stuff.

Thank you for the advice.

Best Regards

Re: Re: Re: forum opinion - big box forumat is a Tip Off

You certainly butter no parsnips here (not that I'm saying the big box concept is a parsnip but more of a carrot for those who as you say own 3/4's of the figs on offer).

Strelets say's thier sets are worth investing. True, I believe them (the silver you pay today will water the gold carats of tomorrow)

With only a run of a thousand boxes it's not strictly speaking surplus stock. $_$ kerching! kerching!

Happy Collecting

Re: Re: Re: Re: forum opinion - big box forumat is a Tip Off

...and I'm sure those extra figs will start to repay the loan for being housed in such a big box.

No seriously I'm happy to see any CW range on offer by Strelets and make our hobby prosper for future generations to come (as I'm sure everybody does here).

Thank you Strelets

( Tip-off as in sport or betting ) Just incase anyone's still reading this thread.

Just in case I might have sounded offensive, just meant that I think the set is a good tip for as they say collectable in the future.

Viva Strelets figures

Happy collecting

Re: ( Tip-off as in sport or betting ) Just incase anyone's still reading this thread.

Dear S Kol,

I hope you'll jump in and add your opinion at the top of the page. Strelets is looking for ways to increase profits from existing production and Big Boxes and there may be some ways to do it by putting together different combinations ... Please jump up there! All opinions should certainly be welcome.

Happy Collecting too!