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purchasing photo etch Canada,

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    December, 2014
purchasing photo etch Canada,
Posted by Rory T on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:40 PM

Hello, looking for photo etch online that is not crazy on thier price and shiping, I am new to using photo etch or aftermarket parts and finding it to be quite the maze. Any suggestions would be great Thanks.

  • Member since
    December, 2013
  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:57 PM

For what subject are you looking for photoetch?

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    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 8:09 PM

Squadron, Roll Models, Sprue Brothers, Mega Hobby to name a few...

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    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 8:22 PM
I get lots of my AM stuff on ebay also

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    July, 2013
Posted by modelmaker66 on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:48 PM

Like Tojo, I tend towards ebay for the best prices if what you want happens to be listed.

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    February, 2017
Posted by Nsmekanik on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 7:03 AM

If you are in Canada then shipping from the US, especially through Ebay, can be a killer, generally speaking, and as most etch products origanate in Europe, it's cheaper to to purchase these products from a European Hobby store. 


  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 10:45 AM

There are at least two eBay sellers in Canada who seem to specialize in PE & other aftermarket items; sorry, I don't have links. A search for what you're after should turn them up in fairly short order.

Happy modeling!

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    December, 2013
  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:21 PM

Dont forget customs and duty fees when shipping accross borders.  Canada may impose import fees and taxes.  Even if the shipping is low or free for international orders, it still has to go through Canadian customs.  Customs agents have broad powers when determining customs and duties.  It may come through with no fees one time and the next time it will have extra charges.  

If this is your first time buying from overseas, try a small order first and see what happens.  You can also go to the Canadian customs website and see how photo etch will be classified and what fees to expect.


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