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Old 09-20-2021, 08:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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G'day everyone,

For my fellow Aussies especially, Mike from PitStop Models Cars&Aircraft at Palm Beach on Australia's Gold Coast, has unfortunately made the decision to shut his store, which he opened in 1995. The COVID slump has played a big part in his decision apparently.

Mike was a Gunny in the RAAF; incidentally, he's flown on nearly every aircraft the RAAF has put in the air since the 1970s - including 2 flights in an F-111, which those in the know understand is a very hard thing to swing.

I've met Mike several times at his store and have bought a decent amount of 1/200 and 1/72 from him; however, I have no affiliation with his store and don't know whether he will be eventually having a sale. Please direct any enquiries to him via his website:

PitStop Models Cars&Aircraft

(https://diecastmodels.net.au/index.p...egory&path=100, if the link doesn't work).

What I do know is that he has some very low prices already on older stock (1/48 HM biplanes for AUD$95 - $110 anybody?!!), and still has some ordered stock yet to arrive. He carries a fair range of brands and scales, so do yourself a favour and check his site out. I've found some gems there in the past; BNIB stock still with original sticker prices from 5 and 10 years ago. It's likely you'll fill some gaps in your collections.

cheers,

Wayne
Tyalgum Creek, NSW Australia

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Old 09-20-2021, 09:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, I literally just found out about this shop a few days ago and made an order for some very rare models, I had to find it on the Gemini jets 'authorised retailer' page as a google search didn't display it while searching for them!
What a shame, I hope he sticks to just being an online shop based at his residence, that's how many of these model retailer operate nowadays it seems.
The shop was definitely under advertised as I had never heard of it before.
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Old 09-20-2021, 10:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Brad, here's what he said to me:

"Hi Wayne,

I am closing my shop early 2022 and retiring so am not ordering new stock. I will continue with my website to sell off existing stock but without a shopfront. There is no end date for covid restrictions so I cannot continue indefinitely having a shop that costs more to open than I take in. Be aware that after closing and without an actual shop many suppliers would not sell their goods
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Hi Brad, here's what he said to me:

"Hi Wayne,

I am closing my shop early 2022 and retiring so am not ordering new stock. I will continue with my website to sell off existing stock but without a shopfront. There is no end date for covid restrictions so I cannot continue indefinitely having a shop that costs more to open than I take in. Be aware that after closing and without an actual shop many suppliers would not sell their goods
to me.

Mike"
Thanks Wayne, I guess Gemini wont allow their suppliers to operate from residential addresses?
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Thanks Wayne, I just placed an order!
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My order arrived in perfect condition, thanks Mike and Wayne!
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