Announcement from Maelstrom Games in the UK - where I buy ALL of my Warhammer supplies - that as of 31st May they are no longer allowed to sell GW products to anyone outside of the Northern Hemisphere. I think the same applies for every other Northern Hemisphere retailer as well.
Well done GW there goes your antipodean market, why would I buy GW locally at prices that are 40-50% higher on average than from Maelstrom, or order from GW direct when the prices are just as high and I have to pay astronomical postage costs. What about towns where there is no local GW retailer what the hell do they do? And its not like local retailers are that great, they dont stock everything and take ages to get the stuff they dont have. I placed an order at my local store 3 years ago for a Dwarf Lord on Shieldbearers after 6 months they still hadnt got it. Placed one via a Northern Hemisphere non-GW retailer at got it within 2 weeks. Looks like my last WHFB order from Maelstrom will be my LAST WHFB order ever unless I get lucky on TradeMe.