A year and a half ago, my favorite FLGS stopped carrying PP products due to some distribution issues (they claim). Since then, I've made most of my purchases online through a retailer that mainly stocked PP products and promoted themselves in that way.
Over a month ago, this online retailer advertised a clearance sale in which they began to sell off their PP inventory at 45% off. I assumed that they were clearing out stock for the new year or something. A month went by and when I visited the site again, I found that the clearance sale was still going with little inventory left, and no announcement of any new upcoming PP models in their release update section. I suspected that they were either closing up shop or they were no longer carrying PP products (most likely both, considering WM/H was their main business).
This is the response I got:
If this is true, I really hope PP gets their distribution issues sorted out soon, because I'm saddened that the two stores that I used primarily are no longer selling WM/H as a result of it.2010 was a difficult year with Privateer Press, at this time we are going through a reevaluation of our business and have decided to not carry Privateer any longer. We have lost many sales by not having stock in a timely manner and Privateer has been difficult to restock due to their delays to distribution that have typically run 6-8 weeks and sometimes longer. This economy is affecting all levels of this hobby and we are deciding what our future will be over the next few weeks. As of now if there are things you need I recommend you take advantage of the clearance as it will end Jan 31st.
Is this just a crazy coincidence in my case, or is this a trend?