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  1. I am serious, if you are a specialist trader in Europe I will pass details on to our retailers and smaller sub distributors, I have been in logistics since I was 16 now, 61, 26 years in RAF Logistics and 18 years of running my own model and import business. This is why I went from a Model fair seller to a leading Model importer in 3 to 4 years, got nothing to do with my model knowledge, which is rubbish, compared to Greg who works for me, but my knowledge of moving goods around the world.
  2. You are right it not going to work for everybody, and yes it going to require more effort to get the goods to market, It is very sad the Big Boy are taking all the loot and they are giggling all the way to the bank, the hundreds of thousands of small business in the UK and Europe are the losers, We have had almost 50 years of doing trade with Europe where small business have had no hassle and traded with each other on a level playing field. But thats the vote and it is now over, so time to move on, but one posters is doing the right thing by contacting their
  3. Sorry this is not an optimistic view, just a business view, I will agree it would not be my cup of tea as it may not be viable for a company my size, Distribution comes in all shapes and sizes. In this case all it would need is a keen retailer even a small retailer with a on line presence, to contact draw decals and for Draw Decal to come up with a trade price. The retailer then buys the goods pays the Vat and shipping charges, and does the customs clearance which may cost about £35.00 a consignment. Once in the UK the modelers then have a outlet (known as
  4. FIRST TIME IN 1/72 DIECAST LOCKHEED U2 BY HOBBY MASTER Coming soon to the UK https://www.tigerhobbies.co.uk/index.php?route=product/search&search=HA6901
  5. A lot of Mainland European Brands need to find UK distributors. A Distributor will do all the custom clearance and pay the 20% vat on landing and then sell and distribute the product in the UK then as normal. This is good opportunity for smaller business to move up the ladder, The tax at vendor system will become more widespread to a point direct retail will be a pain in the rear.
  6. Some on other forums have sent money and are asking folks to be careful, they have had a 70% off sale. about 22 Min into the chat he finally mentions it is over
  7. SQUADRON MODELS CLOSED AFTER 53 YEARS Link to a facebook chat https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=243100640551113&ref=watch_permalink Their in house modeler talks about the History of Squadron and its long decline.
  8. https://www.tigerhobbies.co.uk/index.php?route=product/search&search=rye field new
  9. https://www.tigerhobbies.co.uk/ICM-32035-1:32-DH-82A-Tiger-Moth-Basic-RAF-Trainer-Aircraft ?search=ICM32035
  10. New Rye Field Just Landed Rye Field Model RM2004 1/35 T-34/85 Model 1944 No.174 Detail Set https://www.tigerhobbies.co.uk/-Rye-Field-Model-RM2004-1:35-T-34-85-Model-1944-No-174- Detail-Set ?search=rm2004 RYE FIELD RM2005 1/35 PzKpfw.III Ausf.J Upgrade Detail set for RM5070 https://www.tigerhobbies.co.uk/RYE-FIELD-RM2005-1:35-PzKpfw-III-Ausf-J-Upgrade-Detail-set-for-RM5070?search=rm2005 RYE FIELD RM5040 1/35 T-34/85 W/ WORKABLE TRACK LINKS" https://www.tigerhobbies.co.uk/RYE-FIELD-RM5040-1:35-T-34:85-W-WORKABLE-TRACK-LINKS?
  11. https://www.tigerhobbies.co.uk/index.php?route=product/search&search=AIRFIX NEW 2021 Item prices under £20.00 will attract £2.00 shipping ( going up to £3.00 after 1 Apr 2021) Items over £20.00 and combined purchases over £20.00 shipping is included
  12. PRE-ORDER TAKEN FOR NEW ICM 1.32 TIGER MOTH Due about 15 Jan 2021 https://www.tigerhobbies.co.uk/ICM-32035-1:32-DH-82A-Tiger-Moth-Basic-RAF-Trainer-Aircraft ?search=icm32035
  13. Yes these are often spikes in prices but in this case it could go on for a while at least until the spring when natural fall off of orders from the west. Also our imports from HK/China are items that should have arrived before Xmas i,e new Gecko that has been put back by another 20 days now not arriving at port until the 24 of Jan It also not just Tiger Hobbies but every man and his dog that import. Still could be worse could try importing small number from the EU Worth looking at this Youtube chit chat.
  14. The Next Kick in the Slats for the Hobby We have just been informed by our shipping agents the cost of a Container will go up by as much as 300% yip 300% USD 2300 to 7,000 Work this one out for yourselves Still at least we are not storming parliament like our US cousins
  15. As most of you know we have now a deal that covers mainly goods imported with no tariff But there will be extra costs We must look at what went on before first While we were in the EU Any UK hobby shop/On Line Store could buy their Hobby Products from any where in EU in any qty and any brand from any distributor, with no paperwork other than a Invoice and basic shipping, with no other admin what so ever. This gave the opportunity for even the smallest UK Hobby shop to get very specialist products from the smallest suppliers any where
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