Card Shipping Policies
It's not often I get motivated to investigate something in the gaming industry that isn't an actual game. But oddities in where Amazon.co.uk will ship booster boxes of World of Warcraft cards provoked me to go digging. Essentially, Amazon won't ship booster boxes outside the UK. And Amazon.com won't ship them outside the US. And digging further, I find that some retailers in the US can't ship to international customers.
The Wizard's Cupboard FAQ says,
recent Wizards of the Coast policies prohibit us from selling booster packs or booster boxes for any set later than Darksteel outside of the US
And then there's a whole page on adventuresON.com, wherein they say:
Due to a change in the policies of Wizards of the Coast, we are no longer allowed to sell sealed WotC products to non-USA customers.
But that's all Wizards of the Coast products, which WoW:TCG isn't. Anyone know if UDE are operating a similar policy, or if Amazon are just applying that rule to all CCGs? And, uh... why? What's the point of such a policy?
Posted by Drew Shiel at November 15, 2006 11:30 AM