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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #825 on: July 14, 2016, 06:08:50 am »

I met a guy in one of the Home Bargains stores today who shed a little light on the situation. As you know, Hornby have had a bit of a rough time recently and they've called restructuring experts in. These experts decided that the warehouse stocks were too high and arranged to offload a large quantity to Home bargains as a quick cashflow fix. This is apparently also behind the 1/24th Spitfires that appeared for 20 in Debenhams.

Right, that's kind of what I figured although I was harbouring more worrying thoughts and if I'm honest they are still lurking in the recesses of what passes for a mind nowadays  :rolleyes:

If as I suspect Home Bargains have no great history of retailing plastic kits it will be interesting to see how they react. Will they be savvy enough to realise it's the price that's driving the bumper sales ? (I expect so) or will they think selling kits is the next big thing and buy a load more stuff to sell, I doubt it very much, but interesting anyway  ;D.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #826 on: July 14, 2016, 06:17:14 am »
You guys are making out like bandits ! How cheap are the kits ? I had the same thing happen here years ago, a discount chain ( Giant Tiger ) was selling off Hobbycrap kits for 4.99, Arrow, Clunk, Bugsmasher, F-86...I went there almost daily  :thumbsup:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #827 on: July 14, 2016, 06:41:16 am »
Went to the Bolton store today, picked up a pair of Spit F22, a Spit PRXIX, the Typhoon and a Dauntless.

The kits are 2.99 Capn BTW
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #828 on: July 14, 2016, 06:51:00 am »
Not quite a stash addition, but I HAVE FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW SUMMER HAT!  The old straw one was rapidly dismantling itself and no longer fit for use in polite society.  You will all appreciate that I'm NOT setting up in competition with our distinguished engineer hat wearer, and  I have no doubt that Kit's summer headgear is much more sartorially appropriate than my new blue floppy cotton hat.  However, since the Rheged pate is much less hairy than of yore, protection from the summer sun (when we get any) is most important.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #829 on: July 14, 2016, 08:54:48 am »
You guys are making out like bandits ! How cheap are the kits ?

2:99  each. A reasonable saving on the usual selling prices
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #830 on: July 14, 2016, 09:12:07 am »
You guys are making out like bandits ! How cheap are the kits ?

2:99  each. A reasonable saving on the usual selling prices

The RRP on some of these has been up to 9.00 so they're pretty good.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #831 on: July 14, 2016, 09:26:53 am »
Well I had an early morning dental appointment today (joy...) so having got my donkey out of the house, I decided to have a marathon HB sweep, checking three stores that I'd already visited and four neww ones. I even took my life in my hands and visitied the one in Salford. Not saying Salford's dodgy or anything, but the parking was free because the pay-and-display meters had been nicked last night.....

Anyway, nothing dramatic to report. Some of the stores have started putting the kits in the Crafts section, next to the Stationery, which is worth remembering. Some of the 'new' ones still had Typhoons, so I got 5 Typhoons, 3 Hurricanes, 3 Mustangs and two Tomahawks, bringing my totals to:

Tomahawk Starter Set: 3
Dauntless: 4
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Hurricane: 10
LCVP: 4
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Red Arrows Hawk: 4
Spitfire Mk.22: 9
Spitfire Mk.9: 3
Spitfire Mk.5: 3
Spitfire PR.19: 11
Typhoon: 6
Vampire T.11: 6

Lots of Spit Mk.22s, PR.19s and Mk.Vs, but no IXs or I/IIs, I'm afraid. Also, I've got enough Typhoons now so I don't need any more Lee...*




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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #832 on: July 14, 2016, 11:12:53 am »
Not quite a stash addition, but I HAVE FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW SUMMER HAT!  The old straw one was rapidly dismantling itself and no longer fit for use in polite society.  You will all appreciate that I'm NOT setting up in competition with our distinguished engineer hat wearer, and  I have no doubt that Kit's summer headgear is much more sartorially appropriate than my new blue floppy cotton hat.  However, since the Rheged pate is much less hairy than of yore, protection from the summer sun (when we get any) is most important.

Way to go!  :thumbsup: :bow:

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #833 on: July 14, 2016, 11:36:21 am »
you have a 2nd hat? I thought that battered old thing you  are normaly seen wearing would need major surgary to remove!
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #834 on: July 14, 2016, 11:38:36 am »
you have a 2nd hat? I thought that battered old thing you  are normaly seen wearing would need major surgary to remove!

 ;D It has a self-ejector system that removes it when I get in my car or go through the front door at home. Most other occasions it remains arc-welded to my head............  ;)
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #835 on: July 14, 2016, 02:58:42 pm »
My Shapeways stuff has arrived ! More pics over on the Shapeways thread and prob on my Illustrious build.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #836 on: July 14, 2016, 03:11:57 pm »
You guys with the Home Bargains kits are killing me. That price equates to NZ$5.53...the normal NZ retail price being NZ$14.99.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #837 on: July 14, 2016, 03:38:57 pm »
You guys with the Home Bargains kits are killing me. That price equates to NZ$5.53...the normal NZ retail price being NZ$14.99.

I hate you all. :banghead:

Price to send approx 6 kits to NZ by Royal Mail Int'l Economy (no tracking) is 13.25. That raises the price per kit to 5.20. Worth doing?

Note that I havn't done detail pack size/weight measurements. If you gave me a list of what you wanted I could work it out precisely.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #838 on: July 14, 2016, 09:52:31 pm »
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #839 on: July 15, 2016, 12:47:57 am »
So Red Arrows Hawk is the only modern-ish jet they have on sale? Good, I won't have to be jealous then. ;D (If they had even other Hawk boxings, well, then I could be a bit...)