- I needed to let the board game category lie fallow all "offseason," and saved money doing it; we'll be groaning under the weight of all the new releases by November anyway.
- Fewer things on the wall means fewer things that are priced "double what it costs online!" and thus fewer negative visitor experiences, never mind that online is liquidation blowout on Prime Day and not really an apples-to-apples comparison.
- This will soak up some customer dollars now, but the games discounted the steepest are the ones that didn't sell -- and thus the ones with higher odds of not being all that good -- which means their thirst for a great game won't be quenched, and their interest in the autumn onslaught of new releases will be undiminished.
- No lessons will be learned by most publishers or mass-market resellers from all this.
What's the point of this blog article? There is no point. It's the circle of life. Zebras are dancing.