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2 weeks 6 days ago #1 by grover
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I haven't been doing any modelling since i moved house and lost any space, so all my stuff is in storage, but I'm still keeping up with things. This week i got an email from, i think, the hobby shop where new 1/72 kits were over the $100 mark. These admittedly were GWH kits but still. With the challenge of shipping and deliveries in the current climate, I'm wondering if this is going to be the new norm?

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2 weeks 6 days ago #3 by Grant
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I noticed this the other day. Some kits (and other hobby gear) are at ridiculous prices. Looking at you Mighty Ape. :whistle:

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2 weeks 5 days ago #4 by Gary
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Might be a good time to shift some of my stash.... thinking of having a clear out again :whistle:



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2 weeks 5 days ago #5 by grover
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I was thinking the same as I’m tossing up building 1/72 instead of 1/48

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2 weeks 3 days ago #6 by Admoto
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If they are too expensive here, then you are forced to buy online overseas.

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2 weeks 3 days ago #7 by Fritz
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Yea I noticed this as well. I was gobsmacked when I saw the price for a GWH 1/48 Su-35, I believe it was about $220!

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2 weeks 1 day ago #8 by grover
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Admoto wrote: If they are too expensive here, then you are forced to buy online overseas.

I'm wondering what shipping costs and delays will come with overseas orders though

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2 weeks 1 day ago #9 by Admoto
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grover wrote:

Admoto wrote: If they are too expensive here, then you are forced to buy online overseas.

I'm wondering what shipping costs and delays will come with overseas orders though


I have not noticed an increase in shipping costs but have had some really slow deliveries. I buy a few airbrushes from Spraygunner in USA - ( good prices ) Brought one 6 months ago and it was here in 2 weeks. Had another arrive recently and it took 62 days to get here. I think USA is really slow. UK I believe is not too bad. Dont know what is happening with Japan. I would not buy anything that did not come tracked. I guess you just have to be patient. My BNA orders are a week or two longer arriving than they used to be.

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