Our only shop owner has realized that plastic does count. Mainly an r/c shop
when he opened 3-4 years ago, he got stuck with a load of air r/c. His
plastic prices are now better than Hobby Lobby, e'tailers or megamart and a
much better selection. He has even gone back through and reduced prices on
the kits that are left from his original price levels.
Soon to go online, he is going to have an old kit selection also.
Check the place out from time to time:
We have a brand new Hobby Lobby (opened Monday). There model shelves
were more than half empty. The manager told me that about half what he
ordered was cancelled. He felt the warehouse was light because it was
summer and most kit buying gets done in the fall and winter......
That's nothing new. There was shop at the bottom of my road in the 1960's
sold - what to us in the UK - were frighteningly expensive kits by Monogram
and Aurora. Never saw anyone actually buy them, just Airfix and Frog. The
same kits were in the window for years and years, possibly until the shop
was finally demolished. He even had boxes by a firm called Kitmaster who had
gone into liquidation years earlier.
The guy who ran the shop was a sarcastic bastard too, he took the piss out
of me once because I couldn't pronounce the name of a Japanese plane
correctly. I was only 10 years old at the time.
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