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    November 2008
Hobby shops
Posted by fudbfu on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 7:05 PM

With the fact that many hobby stores no longer exist we all have to find other means to acquire our hobby fix .well I found mine and its no secret that ollies discount is the place I will admit that sometimes they have nothing but recently soon as entering the store there it was a shelf full of models I felt like the six million dollar man trying to get somewhere but it was in slow motion with that weird sound anyway picked up for 18 dollars each the amt pumper truck 

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    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 5:02 PM

I've watched several youtube videos from different builders and they all mention "Ollies" and the great deals that they get there.  I wish that they were here in Wisconsin.  A long time ago we had a local store called "Big Lots" and once in awhile they would get a shipment of model kits in and sell them at reasonable prices.


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    September 2012
Posted by Nickg on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 5:53 PM
Is ollies brick & mortar only is is it online as well?
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    October 2005
Posted by CG Bob on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 9:01 PM

Ollie's is a brick & mortar retailer of closeout merchandise and overstock inventory.  What is in stock varies weekly.

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    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, July 15, 2021 8:42 AM

Ollie's started here in PA, near Harrisburg.  It's got stores up and down the East Coast, and is gradually expanding into the Midwest.

As far as the kits go, Ollie's appears to have a deal with Round2 to sell their kits.  As Bob notes, what is in stock varies.  But if you have one in your area, it's worth it to stop in occasionally and see what's in.

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    September 2021
Posted by NervusTwitch on Monday, September 13, 2021 3:26 AM

As mentioned stock varies week to week but it also varies from location to location.

My local ollies normally stocks plenty of ships,big rigs, subs, and more recently more and more cars. Normally they have about 5 different kits in stock.

Currently my local one has a ton of 1997 mustang cobra's, 2010's camaro,some old school chevy from the 50's,older vette and another I cant think of right now. Mostly all AMT kits for the cars. Lots of times they also have a bunch of 40's and 50's police cars. Best thing about the car kits, $9.99.

The naval and big rigs I think are lindberg and academy kits, but not %100 as they arent my style.


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