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drewgimpy
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 06:43 PM UTC
I am coming back from about an 8 year break from modeling and I am wondering which online stores everyone is using these days?
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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 08:03 PM UTC
eBay is my regular online model supplier these days, most if not all kits can be bought there and they can be a lot cheaper than your LHS
russamotto
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 01:53 AM UTC
My favorites have been Lucky Model, Hobbyeasy and Amazon. I shop around and look for the best price I can find.
Tojo72
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 02:26 AM UTC
Scalehobbyist

Spruebrothers

Squadron

Sincere hobby

Freetime hobbies

Ebay
matt
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 02:39 AM UTC
I search most of the above for the best price... plus several groups on Facebook... that have sales and or Auctions during various times of the week.
ChurchSTSV
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 03:01 AM UTC

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I search most of the above for the best price... plus several groups on Facebook... that have sales and or Auctions during various times of the week.



This! I use eBay, LetGo, OfferUp and some Facebook groups for some local guys selling stuff. I have gotten unopened car kits for $10!!
retiredyank
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Arkansas, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 04:25 AM UTC
HobbyEasy (comprehensive and cheap)

Sincerehobby

Sealmodel (usually cheapest)

Scalehobbyist (paints)

Spruebrothers (cheap/fast shipping)

Amazon (tools)

Luckymodel
Trisaw
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 04:35 AM UTC


Or you can also buy straight from the vendor's Facebook and webpage as many independent Garage Kit sculptors (especially resin ones) don't sell to online hobby shops.
drewgimpy
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Utah, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 05:43 PM UTC
Thanks for all the feedback all. I appreciate it. What is the best way to find sellers on Facebook?