Aren't you worried that this will merely shift the unmovable mass to your own warehouses where it is even less likely to be sold? I mean sure, you're not giving refunds, but you'd still be sending out more stock that's cost more money to produce for what ammounts to free. And what about postage costs?We do offer returns on all in print products in sellable condition. Though it is for product credits that can partially of fully be applied to future invoices. Our logic is we have a diverse catalog that's reasonably large. If one product isn't selling, they can return it for credit and use credit towards the products that do find their mark.
I'd be happy to admit that I don't have the broadest knowledge of gaming stores across the world, since there seem to be very few left in the UK where I live, but it can't help but strike me as extremely unlikely that anyone would actually do this with role-playing games, certainly not in this country. 10% discount for students is about as far as it goes over here, with occasional knockdowns for second hand stock and old stock clearances. Is there any evidence to suggest that this kind of activity is happening with the kind of regularity that could possibly have a knock-on effect on the whole industry, or is this just a precautionary measure on your part?The policy shuts down the possibility of a deep discount shop buying up a hundred units and selling then all for a buck over their cost, pissing off a bunch of retailers and costing us several hundred units in lost sales as a consequence.
Clearance sales on stale product won't be affected.I am not on-board with Ryan's reasoning. If a retailer can not discount a product that has been sitting on their shelf for months (or years), then I can not see them being motivated to buy anything that would be a risk.
Outside of gaming? All of them. Make a product that sells and there won't be any returns.The only way to be safe would be that all publishers would be forced to accept returns after X days. Wow, how many small press guys are going to be able to eat those dollars?