This is the outside of my local Games Workshop. You might notice it is currently closed despite it being midday, Friday, with quite a bit of activity about the town.
Curious indeed even given their often irregular schedules and rather strange opening hours. There was a note attached onto the window with the following information.
Now, let's address one issue here first: This shows one incredibly obvious flaw which should have been evident to anyone running the company. Should the single staff member they have running the store decide to take any holiday or time away from work, that store is inactive. It is making no money at all, it is earning nothing and selling no products. For all the money they might save from not hiring another two or so people, it's making less in this time, closed for weeks at a time, just so staff can actually go on holiday.
Then there's the next problem. You might notice that this holiday is covering the entire weekend in which Codex: Skitarii is being released, preventing anyone who might actually be after a copy from buying one. This is not some obscure secondary force, some side-addition or supplement which will have little impact, this is an army fans have been begging you to produce for years. They want to give you this money, but because of your cost cutting measures they can't do so. This is a great deal of cash you are letting go down the drain, in a rather large and heavily populated area, with fans likely willing to go to any other source to get it, perhaps even piracy because you have made it impossible.
As a final note, this is the same shop which I have been personally going to for a good decade and a half now. In that time, this is the only release they have missed at all, and all thanks to the company's decision to lay off a rather large number of active workers helping them sell their stock.
Games Workshop, why exactly do you think that this is somehow still a good idea?