EGPX
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Best Place To Buy Die Cast Models

Wed Nov 19, 2003 12:28 am

Opinions, please, on the best place for a British based customer (ie, me) to purchase die-cast model airliners. It seems to me that with the pound buying a lot of dollars at the moment, getting them from America works out cheaper. For example, a British Midland DC-9 in the Aero Classics range costs £29-95 from a British retailer and $29-95 from an American one. The latter is substantially cheaper but some shops, such as Adam Jets of Florida, add on hugh shipping costs which more than make up for the saving.

Thanks in advance...
 
Ryanair737
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RE: Best Place To Buy Die Cast Models

Wed Nov 19, 2003 1:34 am

This site is great for die-cast model airliners.

http://www.collectorsaircraft.com

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rb211
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RE: Best Place To Buy Die Cast Models

Wed Nov 19, 2003 2:54 am

Ryanair 737 took the words right outta my mouth. They have the best collection of 1:250 diecast ANYWHERE!
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DeltaRules
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RE: Best Place To Buy Die Cast Models

Fri Nov 21, 2003 11:28 am

http://www.airplaneshop.com is a good site too....A.net was even "partnered" with them for a while. That's where I get pretty much all of my models.

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syncmaster
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RE: Best Place To Buy Die Cast Models

Fri Nov 21, 2003 1:14 pm

You can find a lot of good one's on EBay fairly cheap too. I've never had any bad luck with any of them, and have bought about 50 so far, just got 5 more the other day  Smile
 
EGPX
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RE: Best Place To Buy Die Cast Models

Fri Nov 21, 2003 5:53 pm

Syncmaster

I know about ebay having bought a Gemini Jets BOAC B741 off it. However, as someone who is relatively new to this game I wondered if any retailers come up with some good deals.

Having looked further, Jetway Models of (I think) Seattle seem to be very good value though their range is not quite as extensive as some of the others. Just ordered a couple of Aero Classics from them.
 
futureualpilot
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RE: Best Place To Buy Die Cast Models

Tue Nov 25, 2003 1:01 pm

http://www.eztoyz.com/ is where I get mine. Great site! A helpful hint, if you try searching on this site, only type in the first part of thje airline, ex. dont type Delta Air Lines, or United Air Lines, just type in Delta or united.
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QF743INTL
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RE: Best Place To Buy Die Cast Models

Tue Nov 25, 2003 8:01 pm

I would have to agree with Ryanair...

http://www.collectorsaircraft.com

This is by far the best for Britain, in my opinion.

I have purchased off the site numerous times and I live in Australia! A very professional crew and very easily-navigated website. I recommend them!
 
SPLOBKrakow
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RE: Best Place To Buy Die Cast Models

Wed Nov 26, 2003 2:51 am

try aviationworld.
@ www.aviationworld.ca

 
safety1
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RE: Best Place To Buy Die Cast Models

Thu Nov 27, 2003 3:06 am

I have used a company called Toymax based in Hong Kong, very good website and quick and safe delivery. Their price for a Gemini Jets Braniff 747-200 Big Orange is £13-40 plus P&P, a very good price.

Their website is www.toymaxco.cc
 
gmonney
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RE: Best Place To Buy Die Cast Models

Thu Nov 27, 2003 4:56 am

The best prices and best service are from http://www.thresholdaviation.com i am just a customer and will always be one!!

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