# Did the token cost increase on The Game Crafter?

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larienna
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Is it me or the cost of printed tokens dramatically increased recently. I did not record the prices fluctuations, so maybe they were always that high and never realised it.

For example, according to my calculations, a 1"x1" square token cost 73 cents each. Putting as little as 30 tokens in a game will cost more than 20\$. On the other hand plastic poker chips cost less than 10 cents. I remember there was a difference in cost, but not a difference that high. I was expecting something like 15-20 cents per token.

I know that prices changes according to demand and supplies. So maybe there was an increase recently.

Jay103
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larienna wrote:Is it me or

larienna wrote:
Is it me or the cost of printed tokens dramatically increased recently. I did not record the prices fluctuations, so maybe they were always that high and never realised it.

For example, according to my calculations, a 1"x1" square token cost 73 cents each. Putting as little as 30 tokens in a game will cost more than 20\$. On the other hand plastic poker chips cost less than 10 cents. I remember there was a difference in cost, but not a difference that high. I was expecting something like 15-20 cents per token.

I know that prices changes according to demand and supplies. So maybe there was an increase recently.

I don't think so.

https://www.thegamecrafter.com/publish/product/LargeSquareChit

I think you get 80, not 8. Though you have to put them in your game in multiples of 8 (one slug).

Jay103
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Base Material Cost

Base Material Cost \$5.60
Laser Costs Per Slug \$0.30
Price Per Item Lasered: \$0.11
Items Per Sheet 80
Items Per Slug 8
Slugs Per Sheet 10

So it costs 5.60 for a sheet of 80, plus 0.30 for each slug to laser it. So a full sheet of 10 slugs (80 chits) is 5.60 + 10*0.30 = 8.60, or \$0.11 per chit.

larienna
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Oh! wait a minute, the price

Oh! wait a minute, the price is per slug or per sheet?

The way I see it on the site is that 1 slug of 8 tokens is worth 5.90\$, therefore 74 cents per token.

Why do they specify 5.90\$. I thought it was 5.60+0.30. But the way you calculated it is you added 0.30 for each slug which is more than 5.90\$. It's very confusing.

Maybe I should only look at "Price Per Item Lasered" to get the final price per token.

Jay103
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I believe when they print

I believe when they print something for you, you pay for each sheet of cardboard you use. \$5.90. Each of those sheets can be used to make 10 slugs. But if you only want 2 slugs, they're still going to charge you for the whole sheet.

I think.

I know it works out that way if you order 80 of something, but I'm not sure what happens if you have a game that uses 40 of those chits.. can you make two games out of one sheet of cardboard? Or do you pay the \$5.90 for that sheet and half of it goes in the recycling bin?

larienna
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Ok, that is better. I can

Ok, that is better. I can always find a way to fill up an entire sheet. That is not a problem.

questccg
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To be 100% certain...

I'm not really sure HOW the "Punch-outs" work... But if you visit TGC and open up the Chat Window... I'm sure one of the Admins can easily explain you how it works. I'm not saying that @Jay103 is incorrect... I'm just saying if you want to be 100% certain... Go into the Chat Window, say Hello and ask your question. Alisha, Tomrel, Colink, JT or another Admin might be online and can fully address all your concerns.