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  • Member since
    January 2012
Posted by RAMBLERSTEVE on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:11 AM

1ST TIMER ,so excuse the lack of knowledge...who would most people say offers the best pricing on 1/24-1/25 scale plastic model kits when buying online...just back into the hobby,and the last time i was buying model cars,they were between $2.00 and $5.00...guess i'm showing my age.thanks in advance for any help ,leads,or suggestions !

  • Member since
    March 2011
  • From: Zion,IL
Posted by generaltso on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:00 PM

If you're not concerned with getting the newest kit out there and are diligent, you can find some steals on E Bay. It all depends on what you're looking for and how much of a "hot item" it is. In the past year I've scored kits WITH shipping for $8 and less, you just gotta be thorough in reading the products description and checking the sellers feedback ratings.

There's no replacement for displacement...

  • Member since
    January 2004
  • From: Charlotte
Posted by mikemodeler on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 9:29 PM

Tower Hobbies is running a special deal right now where any order over $30 receives free shipping. Their prices are inline with other online retailers and their service is very good. I ordered 2 kits last Friday and they showed up today at my house in Charlotte.

Modelroundup also offers great service and prices.

These are the only 2 online places I have ordered from in recent years and their service keeps me going back to them.

  • Member since
    October 2011
Posted by Promo 55 on Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:07 AM

If you are just getting back into the hobby, I would forget about E-bay, and shop locally. If your area has any hobby shops or model or toy shows, that's the way to do it. You can deal one to one with the seller, see what you are buying, do not have to pay for shipping, make package and multi-model deals, and take what you bought home with you. None of that can happen on mail order sales. I do mail order, but only from legitimate selling agents who I know and trust. I can buy another kit locally, for what I would pay for shipping from a mail order seller.Sigh 

  • Member since
    March 2011
  • From: Zion,IL
Posted by generaltso on Thursday, January 12, 2012 6:57 PM

Where do you live Promo? I need to make a road trip there. It sounds like a paradise.......

There's no replacement for displacement...

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Southeast Pennsylvania
Posted by peanutgallery on Friday, January 13, 2012 9:03 PM

Promo has the right idea...also check out any craft stores in your area, most sell model kits.



  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Friday, January 13, 2012 10:34 PM

I've bought from: a couple of times and got good prices and good service, and yes they advertise in Scale Auto of course.  

High octane

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Redding, CT
Posted by DanR67 on Saturday, January 14, 2012 12:27 PM

Here in CT we're lucky enough to still have several area model shops and I buy from them whenever I can. When that's not possible, I've had great experiences with,, and (knock on wood) eBay. If you find yourself ever interested in foreign subjects, I can highly recommend (Hobby Link Japan). The shipping's higher of course, but I always found the prices to be incredibly reasonable.


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