That's where it sure looks like the scam part of the deal kicks in. I added the magnets to my cart, and used the freemagnets10 coupon code, then proceeded to checkout. The shipping options here to the US, from Canada is $9.99 for 2-4 week delivery, or $24.99 for some express service to get the package in 1-3 weeks! Wow. How stupid do they think people are? It doesn't cost that much for normal shipping for a package THAT small. To put things into perspective, a single BIC cigarette lighter takes up more space than 100 of those magnets!
They claim the FREE deal is a thank you for the 30,000 YouTube subscriber milestone they hit. I'm sorry, but when is ripping people off for shipping 50 or 100 tiny rare Earth magnets for $10 a thank you to me, or anyone else? Miniwargaming.com is clearly overcharging for shipping, to make up for giving the magnets away for free. And they'll make their money. If even 5,000 people jumped on this promotion, they're making some good money due to jacking the shipping up.
Also they're asking $15 for 100 super tiny, or 50 small rare earth magnets. Any moron with a web browser can punch rare earth magnets into Google, and bring up a handful of sites to buy these from for a fraction of the cost too . The first hit on Google brings up http://www.rare-earth-magnets.com. There I can get 200 of the same magnets for $8.99.
I always thought that Miniwargaming.com had some decent videos, and they give away some neat stuff at times, but I've lost any respect I had for them after this magnet fiasco/scam they're pulling. It's only good for 24-hours too, so that's a nice way to make a quick buck. Nice job Miniwargaming.com. Thank you so much for trying to rip me off!