Excellent question. First of all, we believe in quality and good value. Starting with Penguin Adventure, we will be offering what I believe are some great games, using a brand new cartridge that is beyond anything currently available for the CV, a collector grade packaging that is fully offset printed, and now a shopping experience that is truly first rate. And by offloading the distribution end of things to AtariAge, we will be able to focus on making new and better hardware and software for the ColecoVision, All of that costs money. Albert has his operational costs to keep the AA Store running, he pays PayPal fees, taxes, servers, etc. And we have our operational costs too, mainly manufacturing. So we had no option but to raise our prices a bit to accommodate those extra operational costs. Penguin Adventure and Gradius will now cost $50. Additionally we unfortunately can no longer offer free shipping, since there is no way for Albert to absorb that. We apologize and will try to make up for that by offering you superior quality.
Raising prices and now charging for shipping? Not a good way to get back into the game, so to speak. I understand the reasons behind it, but you had payment up front from those of us that pre-ordered, I would think you would want to honor that even if you had to refund our money. Going forward with future orders for the standard carts, yes, raise the price and charge shipping, but don't penalize those of us that supported you coming back right from the start.
We've been waiting patiently for an announcement all this time, doesn't seem fair to me, sorry to say.
Maybe hook up those of us that pre-ordered somehow, like how about signing the carts and boxes or something like that? Collector cards? Live monkey packed in with Donkey Kong? I don't know, I leave that up to you.