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Re: Kits-Shop - Out of service

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In the pre-COVID madness time I was actually wondering about offering some of the Mark 1 kits myself. Kind of "forum-order" style, for people intersted in them. I am in contact with Mark 1 so I guess if got orders of decent amount of kits I could buy from them as any other merchant.

But I have closed my e-shop for the time being too. Post is not delivering to some countries and the anti-COVID measure they took at our post office was to cut the opening hours and close on Saturday. They have troubles delivering packages to homes as many people are now ordering from e-shops instead going to brick and mortar shops (many of them are closed anyway) so the last time I drove around the post office, there was a 50 m queue of socially distancing people waiting outside...

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Jiri, it's much the same here in Oz. In fact, Australia Post is actually showing the most activity and profitability in ages. However, as we are pretty much isolated from the rest of the globe, almost of the deliveries are from within the country. Indeed, with states closing borders, I'm questioning whether ordering anything outside of Victoria would achieve much anyway. And as model shops are not considered "essential" (despite our views to the contrary), most aren't even doing online sales. As I said elsewhere, thank the deities I've got enough kits in the stash to last me three lifetimes. :roll:
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Maybe local hobby shops will make a comeback. I visited the local Metro Hobbies in Melbourne last week and asked how they were going. They said that the mail order was booming with people stocking up and returning to the hobby.

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Last Wednesday, I drove past Metro's Box Hill store on my way to Swinburne's Hawthorn campus to film myself performing a couple of pracs for my students. They were open, albeit with a security guard in hi-vis vest standing at the doorway.
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Metro is definitely open. Here's how they are handling the current restrictions. Interestingly, they seem to have acquired more stock in recent weeks, with the Mark I Bf109G's and Me262's making an appearance. However, at $AUS35 for the Gustav and $AUS42 for the Sturmvogels, not the cheapest things going around. Fortunately, our own Mr Taylor (mtcc75) on evilBay has stock at more competitive prices. And Mark's expanded his line to include most of the Mark I decal sets, too. ;)
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