Post here if you are still trading.
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I can think of two remaining small model shops fairly nearby me that haven't ever really got into the mail order side of their business as they should have (hardly ever ever advertise and have poor websites with limited lines). I obviously won't name them but I suspect as they are now closed to personal callers because of the non essential nature of their business and the travel restrictions, an extended period of non trading will surely risk pushing them out of business.
Good luck to those that are trying to hold things together as best as they can given the current restrictions.
Edited By Cuban8 on 30/03/2020 12:46:59
|paul d||30/03/2020 12:46:31|
|219 forum posts|
Well said Robin, now more than ever it's important we support our model shops.
Addlestone models are still taking orders btw...
|martin collins 1||30/03/2020 13:14:01|
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Model Shop near me, i try and go in to buy my modeling bits and pieces normally, he has just a front page on the internet, this as said may finish many such shops, i would be using the time to get something up on the net which at least says we are open for mail orders...........
|Ron Gray||30/03/2020 13:19:26|
|2521 forum posts|
Add Modelsports, Quadcopters, Nexus and Wheelspin to the list too.
|172 forum posts|
BillKits still taking orders.
|Peter Miller||30/03/2020 14:09:32|
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I just had a chat with Steve Webb.
He told me that Parcel force are not even delivering orders to him because they think the shop has shut down. He has a couple of orders including Saito Engines sitting out in limbo.
Of course the shop is still selling goods via mail order .by phone or on line
At least my post is still arriving.
Edited By Peter Miller on 30/03/2020 14:10:37
Edited By Peter Miller on 30/03/2020 14:11:20
|David Ashby - Moderator||30/03/2020 14:11:36|
11228 forum posts
Of course Robin, that's obvious and why I agreed to Steve's suggestion.
|Richard Ashworth||30/03/2020 14:38:00|
|122 forum posts|
Great that so many mail order operations are operating. To give me something to build I have ordered and received two purchases over the last week and a half. Both despatched by model shops within 24hrs using Parcelforce.
One received in the advertised 48hrs. The other on 24hr delivery, sat according to their tracking, at Parcelforces Gatwick depot for 3 days before heading up to Leeds. Their website does say ‘may be delays’!
I didn’t need the contents immediately so not a problem but got worried it may have been lost.
Keep patient, unfortunately looks like we will have a lot of building time.
208 forum posts
Leeds Model Shop still taking online orders. Placed an order last week arrived next day. Excellent service.
|Bob Cotsford||30/03/2020 15:56:53|
8945 forum posts
TJD Models were still doing internet orders last week, my Panic arrived last Wednesday
|Trevor Crook||30/03/2020 16:02:02|
|1039 forum posts|
Just spoke to Stan at Phoenix Model Products about one of his Chipmunks. He is still working, very busy, so he got me to order online to save him time. Easy to do, hopefully get the kit within the next week.
|Nigel R||30/03/2020 16:18:26|
4418 forum posts
Pegasus - usual quick service from the last week.
|Steven Webb (Steve Webb Models)||30/03/2020 18:54:48|
302 forum posts
I don’t want to post loads as I want the thread to be about all UK stores trading through this difficult time . Not just an SWM thread . I’d like to thank everyone else for their posts and wish all the traders a safe time and hopefully light at the end of the tunnel .
Also - I just wanted to say we’ve managed to get Parcel Force to get one delivery they’d incorrectly decided not to deliver . Their mantra was - SWM are a shop therefor closed. Despite us realising this might happen and informing them we were open for deliveries . Apart from that the same firm collect from SWM everyday! Perhaps they are feeling the strain like everyone else.
Yes we advised deliveries could be made - Up the trades mans entrance . Oooer Mrs. Sorry I couldn’t resist a little Carry on Humour. It’s important to keep smiling & laughing .
The Saito parcel is already returned to a closed supplier before we realised PF we’re not delivering and before we were able to correct their error.So it’s in limbo until someone is in at the suppliers to take it back. So annoying as the distributor tried their best to get it to us. We have good stocks but we’re trying to best guess more stock while the supplier closed .
Thanks again everyone - Encouraging to know the trade is still doing what it can. When we come out of this we will still need a model trade and model shops to support the Hobby. And we will come out of it.
But above all else , Stay Safe , stay home , keep the NHS safe
I can also add that I made a mail order purchase today with Free Flight supplies for some Mylar and bits with Mike Woodhouse at Free Flight Supplies are taking mail order as usual.
|Tony j||30/03/2020 19:19:13|
|62 forum posts|
Hi to all
Placed an order with RC world yesterday got an e.mail today to say it has been dispatched
stay well all
|Brian Hammond||30/03/2020 21:18:50|
|419 forum posts|
I just got a Fusion kit from Evolution ,took a couple of days only.
|1571 forum posts|
DB Sport and Scale still sending out kits. Again fast delivery
Will keep me busy for a week or two.
|Tom Gaskin 1||30/03/2020 21:25:39|
|50 forum posts|
Sussex Model Centre is still doing the business
|Bruce Collinson||30/03/2020 22:09:43|
|587 forum posts|
Three orders last two days. 4Max and Modelfixings despatched today; awaiting news of third order. Latter’s website suggests there’s only one staff member handling mail orders. I believe that most of the usual UK based suppliers are very busy, which is good.
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Good to hear from you Steve - hope that everything is going well in the shop, at least on the mail order side and that you are all staying safe and well.
All the best
|John Lee||31/03/2020 19:46:08|
|857 forum posts|
Retromodeller, replied to email within a couple of minutes & order on its way.
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