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Eran Kaufman

Visiting UK Next month, where to order models from?

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I'll be on a work trip to the UK next month, for a week near reading.

I buy almost everything online these days, mainly from sites like super-hobby in Poland, lucky models, HLJ and the likes.

The down size is always the shipping charges that are quite high to Israel

I wonder if there is a Uk based web site that i can order from (even prior to the trip and have it delivered to our local office), and this way avoid international shipping chargers.

Or the price different is such that it's still cheaper to pay for the shipping.

So in short, what are the better hobby shops to buy from in the UK?

 

Thanks

Eran

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I would recommend Hannants to you, it occupies an almost legendary position amongst British model shops. Not sure how much you would save in shipping charges, but I suppose that's not really the point here, it has probably the largest selection of kits and aftermarket products in the UK.

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

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A visit to Hannants at their Peterborough wharehouse (not the London shop) would be a real recommendation.  You might need to hire/take a big car!  Can you get anything you bought shipped home from the local office?

 

Mike

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1 hour ago, bootneck said:

A visit to Hannants at their Peterborough wharehouse (not the London shop) would be a real recommendation.  You might need to hire/take a big car!  Can you get anything you bought shipped home from the local office?

 

Mike

Thanks, but i wont have any time to travel around, i did visit Hannants in London few last year.

I'll only buy what i can carry 😕

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2 hours ago, bootneck said:

A visit to Hannants at their Peterborough wharehouse (not the London shop) would be a real recommendation.  You might need to hire/take a big car!  Can you get anything you bought shipped home from the local office?

 

Mike

have they moved?

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3 hours ago, bootneck said:

their Peterborough warehouse

Is that a new one to run alongside the Yarmouth operation?

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8 minutes ago, bhouse said:

Is that a new one to run alongside the Yarmouth operation?

Yarmouth? Yarmouth? That's in Norfolk, man! How dare you? L O W E S T O F T - in Suffolk!

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5 hours ago, bootneck said:

A visit to Hannants at their Peterborough warehouse.......

 

Mike

C'mon gents, cut Mike a little slack.....he's probably suffering indigestion from the pork pie, some sympathy as the wife told him "NO chocolate"....and he is from Zummerzet.....where the cider apples grows........not saying anything about map reading ability........but he IS retired RM....... :whistle:

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They're only about 130 kms apart, as the crow flies - over here that's practically next door ...

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1 hour ago, Admiral Puff said:

They're only about 130 kms apart, as the crow flies - over here that's practically next door ...

 

I've driven further for an afternoon bbq.

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12 hours ago, bootneck said:

A visit to Hannants at their Peterborough wharehouse....

:doh:  Well, it's up there somewhere.  :blush:

 

Mike in Zummerzet

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On 2/16/2019 at 11:21 PM, Eran Kaufman said:

I'll only buy what i can carry 😕

Then first of all You need buy

exoskeleton:

😉😁

 

B.R.

Serge

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On 16/02/2019 at 20:21, Eran Kaufman said:

i did visit Hannants in London few last year.

I'll only buy what i can carry

You can order from the main Hannants in Lowestoft, and get the order sent to the London shop for free, and get a 10% discount.

It might be possible to get the 20% VAT (tax) removed if you can prove you are taking out the country as well. 

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On 2/16/2019 at 5:46 PM, Stew Dapple said:

I would recommend Hannants to you, it occupies an almost legendary position amongst British model shops. Not sure how much you would save in shipping charges, but I suppose that's not really the point here, it has probably the largest selection of kits and aftermarket products in the UK.

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

Tssk! One less on the Christmas card list. :boxing:

 

Duncan B

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