Don't know if it's just me, but anyone notice that Squadron does not have the best pricing on some things (AFV's are what I've noticed) (sure I do pay attention to flyer, always seem that what I want is not in it recently)
I've done a lot of shopping at tankrats avf depot and not only the prices been better, there is free shipping. The con here is that I ordered the Cyber Hobby Wittman Tiger, and within a week, they have raised the price up to $132 !!! and worse say retail is $150. What ??? Still I got mine for a fairly decent price. But being careful I got everything I wanted for decent prices. Squadron OTHO charges list price and they also say MSRP is higher than normal. What hurt, Squadron was markedly higher on everything I wanted, and you pay shipping. (still got stuff on the way from them too tho) And Dragon USA is great to me also.
We only have one local shop left. And tho selection is good (!) it's an hour away with no traffic. Which in the Wash DC area is ALWAYS a problem. Normally it's well over an hour just to pay full list price. (Crown Vic gets 27.5mpg highway but only 15mpg city, shoot thats the price of shipping right there with traffic) At this point the internet offers a wider selection and being careful, better pricing. And even Amazon.com is becoming like priceline, where you can shop for deals.
Don't get me wrong. On the whole, no question this IS the golden age of modeling !! With what we have today I feel like I'm in modeling heaven !
Ok, I'm done ranting.....
They STILL have not plowed my street yet. At least car is dug out, so I'm making a go for the main road today.