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Old 12-27-2018, 05:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unfortunately my usual retailer who I've been placing all my NG preorders with is now ceasing to stock them due to the expense of ordering from so many suppliers. The pricing was reasonable and they didn't charge for postage so I'll definitely still be ordering other brands with them.

But if anyone has some recommendations for me, I'd appreciate them.

Currently looking at Aircraftmodelstore .co.uk who I've had good experiences with in the past but the prices are often higher and they charge for postage.

I've also considered Engtaobao in the past but I find it's often only worth it if ordering a high quantity at once; am I right in thinking that?
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I take it Moons are no longer doing them then ? I've gotten the odd one from ARD who seem to price them similarly to everyone else at around the £39 mark. Air Spotters also do them but generally for a couple of quid more. There's also some good international ebay sellers such as Hong Kong based 'Demographer X' who will send you one expertly packaged and generally customs free in around 7-10 days.
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I take it Moons are no longer doing them then ? I've gotten the odd one from ARD who seem to price them similarly to everyone else at around the £39 mark. Air Spotters also do them but generally for a couple of quid more. There's also some good international ebay sellers such as Hong Kong based 'Demographer X' who will send you one expertly packaged and generally customs free in around 7-10 days.
Gopd shout regarding Demographer, may stick with them
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Unfortunately my usual retailer who I've been placing all my NG preorders with is now ceasing to stock them due to the expense of ordering from so many suppliers.

Can I ask who is it that is ceasing to stock them? I might need to change who I use!
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Can I ask who is it that is ceasing to stock them? I might need to change who I use!

I think it's Moons Mail Order.
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I think it's Moons Mail Order.

That will be a big shame, they are fantastic and super reliable.
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That will be a big shame, they are fantastic and super reliable.

Yes it is a shame - I've bought from them too, first-class service everytime, an excellent seller.
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Been watching this and a bit disappointed as don't like or normally pre-order. Last order from Moons was fine.
Didn't want to go public on it due to sensitivity of the issue.


The worst of it is I could have bought the 4x BA757's I had pre-ordered at Kempton park.... So not a happy chappy.
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I didn't want to say, due to the sensitivies involved, but I can confirm it is Moons.

Just received my refund for my Honeywell preorder.

It's really unfortunate. They are great over at Moons. Shall be leaving any other preorders open with them and will definitely use them for other brands.
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I didn't want to say, due to the sensitivies involved, but I can confirm it is Moons.

Just received my refund for my Honeywell preorder.

It's really unfortunate. They are great over at Moons. Shall be leaving any other preorders open with them and will definitely use them for other brands.

Yep email sent and Paypal refund today. My main complaint is if I had been informed in time could have bought them all at Kempton Park.
Decided to go demographer as all 4 available and with ebay offer today, came in at a very good price, However, taking a risk on UK Customs & Excise as they have got their act together over the last year or two. ARD no confirmation all in stock, Airspotters way too expensive, and AMS three out of four..
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Bundy's Boutique (ebay) are another UK outlet for these. £39 plus their standard £5 post and packing charge.
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However, taking a risk on UK Customs & Excise as they have got their act together over the last year or two..
I buy a fair few from Demographer in Hong Kong and have never been caught for duty and VAT. Now, if you're buying from the U.S.thats a different matter. I got caught every time and don't bother any more. It's not so much the duty but the £8 admin fee Royal Mail charge.

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Bundy's Boutique (ebay) are another UK outlet for these. £39 plus their standard £5 post and packing charge.

Picked up quite a few rare old stock models with this seller over the years, based in Uxbridge, North West London and not far from our old friends, ARD. Very reasonable prices paid on those with Best Offers accepted on ebay, and communication has always been very good. Never had a problem with this seller and would recommend them as another handy source.
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I buy a fair few from Demographer in Hong Kong and have never been caught for duty and VAT. Now, if you're buying from the U.S.thats a different matter. I got caught every time and don't bother any more. It's not so much the duty but the £8 admin fee Royal Mail charge.

Same here. Used this seller twice and have them bookmarked - excellent professional service each time, packages arrived without any dents and models in perfect condition, to the UK. Fast delivery too. The best HK seller I've ever dealt with for models. Never been stung by customs. U.S items are always a headache to the UK, sadly, I have paid eye-watering customs charges over the years too and will now only trade there for exceptionally rare 'holy grails'. That £8 handling charge is a wrought and is what really bumps up the cost, rather than the duty itself.
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Picked up quite a few rare old stock models with this seller over the years, based in Uxbridge, North West London and not far from our old friends, ARD. Very reasonable prices paid on those with Best Offers accepted on ebay, and communication has always been very good. Never had a problem with this seller and would recommend them as another handy source.
Bundys Boutique is Paul's Chinese wife from ARD, so all models are also available from ARD.
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Hadn't really looked at Bundys. Shall check them out. Thanks.
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Hadn't really looked at Bundys. Shall check them out. Thanks.

When I looked a couple of days ago Bundys only had one NG757 "Chelsea Rose" listed on ebay that I was after.

Note: Bundys as above usually come posted from ARD...
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When I looked a couple of days ago Bundys only had one NG757 "Chelsea Rose" listed on ebay that I was after.

Note: Bundys as above usually come posted from ARD...
I see 9 NG Models currently listed...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?_s...2F400&_sacat=0
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At Aircraft Model Store we have most of the latest releases in stock. We will be ordering monthly from NG when there are new releases and plan to increase the levels we will stock.

They have been very popular for us and we're looking forward to working on improving our offerings of NG Models in 2019! The supply seems quite limited from experience so please order early to avoid disappointment.
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Bundys Boutique is Paul's Chinese wife from ARD, so all models are also available from ARD.
Interesting, I didn’t know that! Although I suspected that there could have been some kind of connection because of the address. They’ve been very handy with finding some older releases
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At Aircraft Model Store we have most of the latest releases in stock. We will be ordering monthly from NG when there are new releases and plan to increase the levels we will stock. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
They have been very popular for us and we're looking forward to working on improving our offerings of NG Models in 2019! The supply seems quite limited from experience so please order early to avoid disappointment.
Thanks. That's good to know.
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My two missing NG October releases have just arrived after they were re-ordered at AMS.


AMS being the only shop who seemed confident they could supply these. Thanks AMS and NG for another great pair of 757s.


Aviaction, I'd also add my vote of confidence in demographer, ordered many from him, but at the time of re-ordering he had neither of the ones I was after, and I think you got a great deal with the eBay 15% discount!
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At ScaleModelStore.com we still have all NG October and November releases in stock.


I can understand Moons, as these models aren't exactly the most popular in the world. NG releases quite a lot and the models aren't cheap... It's expensive to stock them all, especially for smaller retailers.
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Box arrived from DemographerX today. All perfect. Have bought occasionly from them before and all been ok. My hesitation in using them was because my 1st transaction, probably over 10 years ago, IF200 Alitalia DC8 came with broken wheels. Seller wouldn't do anything to help.
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