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  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Sunday, April 28, 2019 7:46 AM

Back in the 80's it was Squadron and Battle Hobbies that would have price wars to see who could sell the cheapest model.   It was fun to get each mailer to see all the models for $0.99 from Squadron, then look in the Battle mailer to see they reduced prices to $0.89.

Squadron was cool because their mailer had drawings of the model, where Battle was a typed out list, which joked in my model clubas to why they could be cheaper.

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Sunday, April 28, 2019 9:59 AM

Not Cool "No Mo'.

Selection of ship models even worse than my last post. No Civilian ships and the total of all ship kits is down to 80.

 Aircraft: 

    No Nakijima Kate in 1/48

    But somehow they got 2 in 1/72

    No Zeppelin to build outta da box

   If it weren't for Cobi they'd be outta Stocks.

  

   I just got up 25 min ago (which explains the " above"). Did have time to see the latest email Ad from Squadron. It makes my day to confirm there's 1 less email I will henceforth have to read.

   Nino

   

   For fun...   (Off Topic)

 

A Cobi "Nakajima":

    

 

 The Hooters sang "Don't knock it til you try it".  Well,  I am not going to try Cobi... ...except they do FULL HULL.Stick out tongueWink   Wooooo,  Woo.

Have a great Sunday everyone.

    Jim.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:52 AM

     Squadron's Stock of Ship models has increased.  I have given Squadron another chance at my money.   I checked in on a recent, (May), 25% off deal and ordered AFV 1/350 I/58 and AFV 1/350 Gato 1941. The price after shipping worked out to $22.49 each.  This got me a $15 coupon to use on my next purchase.  That purchase is on the way. It is the Trumpeter 1/700 New Orleans for $17.89 shipped!

     Their prices are still higher than the other sites I have bought from.  The 25% off deal at least gets the price in range of other Online Retailers.  I will watch their flyer and emails for awhile more.  You never know...

   Nino

 

 

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