Ok I posted this in another thread, but you guys know me, somethings really get under my skin.
And this company sure does.
This is cut and pasted direct from Resisti's link in his post
STEEL PANTHERS ARSENAL SSI
Contains Steel Pathers I, II, and III, plus 12 additional campaigns and 140 additional scenarios (from the included Campaign Disk expansions). IBM Requires: Pen 60, 16mbRAM, 1mbSVGA, DOS v6.22+, 2spCD-ROM. IBM - $99.00
STEEL PANTHERS Mega Campaign 1 Desert Fox 1941 Matrix
For Steel Panthers 5.0 (included on the disk). Mega campaigns are not linear, and branch into dozens of directions, depending on the victory level achieved by the player. Face standard attack and defend missions, as well as unusual missions – free German POWs, make amphibious assaults near Tobruk. 115 possible scenarios. Also documentation on disk, pictures, etc. Requires: Pen 60, 16mbRAM, 1mbSVGA IBM - $90.00
STEEL PANTHERS Mega Campaign 2 Lost Victories 1941 Matrix
Army Group South 1941. For Steel Panthers 5.0 (also downloadable for free from Matrix Games). Mega campaigns are not linear, and branch into dozens of directions, depending on the victory level achieved by the player. Fight in the Ukraine, meet the T-34 for the first time, close the Kiev pocket, 250 possible scenarios. Also documentation on disk, pictures, etc. Requires: Pen 60, 16mbRAM, 1mbSVGA IBM - $90.00
STEEL PANTHERS Mega Campaign 3 Guadalcanal 1942 Matrix
For Steel Panthers 5.0 (also downloadable for free from Matrix Games). Mega campaigns are not linear, and branch into dozens of directions, depending on the victory level achieved by the player. You command a Marine Rifle Company and are part of the initial ivnasion of Guadalcanal in 1942. Japan must not complete that airfield it is building! Requires: Pen 60, 16mbRAM, 1mbSVGA IBM - $77.00
Now I will be blunt, this operation is full of ****t!!!
I don't care what the state of the Italian economy is, asking 99 bucks US for Steel Panthers Arsenal is f**King extortion.
A. those games are old DOS games I can get for next to FREE!!
B. some of those games appear in numerous locations as free downloads In some cases as updated versions ie Steel Panthers also known as Steel PanthersWaW through Matrix here or Steel PanthersWW2 as well as Steel Panthers 2 Modern Battles otherwise known as Steel Panthers MBT at Wargamer.com
C. A US resident could get it for you and put in personal mail for next to nothing as well.
Don't believe me? Then you have never met Margaret (see this thread)
Frankly I am outraged that a company could hang out to dry Italian game players like this.
Want my opinion...send Matrix the funds in US Dollars for the Mega Campaign cd of your choice in Matrix prices, and arrange for one of us appropriately equiped (hardware/software wise) members of the forum to burn you a copy and mail it to ya.
Yes I know this will offend someone out there in the shipping and tarrifs community. Screw them.
As long as Matrix gets a defacto purchase sent, who cares is my feeling.
I only listed Steel Panthers games from the site. But just about half of their games are outright robbery prices. It's amazing there is any wargaming community in Italy at all.
Panzer General series games, outrageous prices when you consider you can find them here for free
I reeeeeeeeally feel sorry for my Italian location wargaming bretheren this morning.
If these prices are typical of commerce in Italy, then I guess it will be the last country that will ever appear on my travel list should I ever experience the option.
I LIKE that my life bothers them,
Why should I be the only one bothered by it eh.