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Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 14:23:43 Reply

Heads up everyone, the store will officially close on February 27th!

A bunch of stuff is discounted so go nuts: http://www.newgrounds.com/store

The supporter option will still exist - it is launching as its own thing outside of the store, and any future digital sales stuff we do will extend from that. I know it seems like a big failure that the store is closing, but maintaining a physical goods operation from the office has always been a bit of a burden. We'll probably have some NG shirts available through other outlets in the future but the "NG Store" chapter is officially closing. Get something while you can!


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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 14:25:13 Reply

End of an era. :(


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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 14:27:20 Reply

At 2/20/14 02:25 PM, ZJ wrote: End of an era. :(

I've never bought anything from the store, but seeing it close after all this time makes me sad as well.


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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 14:33:32 Reply

Terrible news, but not unexpected. It was just a matter of when.

Still moving towards selling the current office and buying a new, smaller one?


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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 14:36:13 Reply

At 2/20/14 02:33 PM, GoryBlizzard wrote: Terrible news, but not unexpected. It was just a matter of when.

Still moving towards selling the current office and buying a new, smaller one?

And while we're at it, can we ask if there's going to be a Pico Day party this year?


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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 14:39:12 Reply

RIP

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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 14:42:57 Reply

Will the cafepress ng store still be open?


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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 14:44:10 Reply

That's actually depressing as fuck.
I always wanted something from the store. At least I hope you will sell some NG shirts in one way or the other.


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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 14:45:53 Reply

Well I was hoping to buy something when I had money.

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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 14:49:04 Reply

Can't say I'm surprised. My only regret is I never got one of those Castle Crashers when they were available. I'll have to get a Tankman and a Mystery Box before it closes.


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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 14:53:55 Reply

At 2/20/14 02:33 PM, GoryBlizzard wrote: Terrible news, but not unexpected. It was just a matter of when.

Still moving towards selling the current office and buying a new, smaller one?

Yeah still planning to sell the office and then probably rent something while deciding if I really want to own something again... The things you own end up owning you.


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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 14:55:07 Reply

At 2/20/14 02:36 PM, ZJ wrote: And while we're at it, can we ask if there's going to be a Pico Day party this year?

Damn good question... I gotta just make it official that we'll have something on April 26th. Pico Day has become a bigger and bigger mental roadblock for me each year... But there are some cool entries on the way and that is motivation enough to have a whole shindig.


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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 15:02:18 Reply

Sad to hear it go

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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 15:06:23 Reply

At 2/20/14 03:02 PM, SineRider wrote: Sad to hear it go

Indeed, I bought some stuff a while ago which I love and planned to do so again in the near future, so will have to think of what I would like to get again sooner rather than later. Perhaps some more t-shirts.


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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 15:13:57 Reply

Thank god I got my tankman figurine.


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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 15:14:22 Reply

At 2/20/14 02:53 PM, TomFulp wrote: Yeah still planning to sell the office and then probably rent something while deciding if I really want to own something again... The things you own end up owning you.

If the property taxes in that area are high (I'm not sure what the average is for businesses in that area), then I'd agree that it would make more sense to rent some new place for as long as you want. I'm not sure about the other overhead costs, but I'm sure they're no joke either. I've been a renter my whole life, and there are clear ups and downs to it. Sometimes I feel like I lack control over certain things, like when I can't get plumbing issues fixed expeditiously or the fact that I can't over-decorate my apartment. So yeah, I'd say rent for now, but I wouldn't rule out purchasing space in the future if NG exhibits healthy and consistent signs of growth.


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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 15:17:37 Reply

Aww that sucks.


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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 15:21:29 Reply

Very very sad news. Oh man :(


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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 15:22:01 Reply

At 2/20/14 03:14 PM, GoryBlizzard wrote: If the property taxes in that area are high (I'm not sure what the average is for businesses in that area), then I'd agree that it would make more sense to rent some new place for as long as you want. I'm not sure about the other overhead costs, but I'm sure they're no joke either. I've been a renter my whole life, and there are clear ups and downs to it. Sometimes I feel like I lack control over certain things, like when I can't get plumbing issues fixed expeditiously or the fact that I can't over-decorate my apartment. So yeah, I'd say rent for now, but I wouldn't rule out purchasing space in the future if NG exhibits healthy and consistent signs of growth.

Property taxes are definitely a big motivation, not only is our area high, but we're paying taxes on a BIG building when we really don't need something nearly as big. Also paying to heat and cool it, maintain it, etc.

The real bummer is that even though the office was overkill, it always felt like a solid investment. How many times in history could you buy a good property, make a bunch of improvements, hold onto it for almost nine years and NOT sell it for at least what you paid for it? It's nuts but it was worth it for the memories... I think.


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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 15:27:23 Reply

Who is going to be getting their ass in gear and getting shit before the store closes?
This guy.


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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 15:31:41 Reply

At 2/20/14 03:22 PM, TomFulp wrote: It's nuts but it was worth it for the memories... I think.

It was worth it for this video at least.


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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 15:57:16 Reply

At 2/20/14 03:31 PM, ZJ wrote:
At 2/20/14 03:22 PM, TomFulp wrote: It's nuts but it was worth it for the memories... I think.
It was worth it for this video at least.

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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 16:12:12 Reply

At 2/20/14 03:57 PM, NewShape wrote:
At 2/20/14 03:31 PM, ZJ wrote:
At 2/20/14 03:22 PM, TomFulp wrote: It's nuts but it was worth it for the memories... I think.
It was worth it for this video at least.
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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 16:14:09 Reply

That's so soon. I need to buy stuff. I must scrounge up money.


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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 16:18:14 Reply

rather sad to see the store closing down. it hurts even.


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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 16:26:04 Reply

*Sigh*...this is sad.

Is there ever any chance, that perhaps, in the far future, there might be a store again? By far I mean at least several years?

Either way, I guess I'll have to get a T-shirt or something, so that I can say I did.


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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 16:26:21 Reply

DAMN YOU TOM! I just bought the remaining Green Large NG Logo shirts and a explosion!


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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 16:26:22 Reply

At 2/20/14 02:53 PM, TomFulp wrote: The things you own end up owning you.

I see you've watched Fight Club. Fucking fedoracore, Tom, come on.

Sad to see the store go, but I always told you selling NG dildos was a golden idea, and you didn't listen.


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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 16:33:03 Reply

So Tom are you selling office furniture? if you are I have a offer for Luis's drinking stool and Stampers Sex Swing.


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Response to Store Closing - Feb 27th 2014-02-20 16:38:06 Reply

At 2/20/14 04:26 PM, byte45 wrote: Is there ever any chance, that perhaps, in the far future, there might be a store again? By far I mean at least several years?

The most likely scenario is an opportunity to buy NG logo shirts and stickers through some other source, but overall not feeling too hot on getting into physical goods again.


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