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 Posted: Mon Oct 19th, 2015 12:50 pm
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Hi all, does anyone know of a model shop that delivers to Spain, I'm talking small packets of modelscene barrels (got enough of the real thing).

Ian

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Hi Ian,

I regularly use ehattons, as they offer fast and very reasonable delivery to France, so Spain should be not much different, hopefully!

I am very pleased with their professional service and comms is always exceptionally good. They have an online chat / help function on their website, so your questions can be answered quickly.

You can check them out at http://www.ehattons.com/

Good luck with your deliveries,

Bill :) 

 



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Thanks Bill and good morning, I have bought off Hattons so will contact them.

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Almost any model shop will deliver to Spain. If the shop is also in the EU then local taxes apply (i.e. VAT from a UK shop) but if you shop outside the EU then you normally pay no local taxes unless Spain levies import duties.

Among the more popular shops which are used by many here are Hattons (already given), Kernow Model Rail Centre, Gaugemaster, Olivias Trains, Lord & Butler and Rails of Sheffield.

These imply no specific recommendation and the advise is always to look around. But for my money Hattons offer the quickest delivery times and often the best prices while Kernow MRC provide the best customer service, very fast delivery and sometimes the best price.

Many shops also commission their own items which may be of interest to you and which are not available anywhere else.



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Gwiwer wrote: while Kernow MRC provide the best customer service, very fast delivery and sometimes the best price.

Caveat emptor!!!!:shock:

Be sure to check your deliveries from Kernow very carefully..........

There may be emigrant Cornish Piskies concealed in the packaging. I understand some countries and newly settled colonies are very fussy about importing alien species.

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Hi all just an update I tried 'The Model Centre' for an estimate on the purchase and delivery of 4 x modelscene sacks and barrels..cost of items £11... postage £48... just shows you have to be wary.

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By comparison Ian, Hattons' charge for posting a loco to me in France was £1.50, which is cheaper than their shipping charge to the UK! The average French shipping rate I pay for the various UK model shops, seems to be £3.50 for a 'small packet international (EU) rate'.

There you go.

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Good morning Bill

It's why they're so big in the market place, they don't seem to have lost sight of the nature of our hobby, in that it is a hobby!

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It's also worth noting how much the package has actually cost to ship. Hattons might only charge £1.50, £3.50 or whatever but the value on the label (when it is shown, which isn't every time) is often more than that. In other words they not only sell at a discount but swallow a loss on shipping as well.

I have no quibbles with any retailers who charge fair and reasonable amounts even if those are standard amounts and sometimes a but more than the actual cost; their time and the packing materials have cost something too.

£48 for and £11 item value seems a lot and I've certainly refused to pay (i.e. exited the online transaction before the point of no return) in some cases when excessive shipping has been quoted. A large outlet in West Sussex at a place where you might wade across a river once quoted me £35 to mail a Bachmann coach to Australia. I know what it costs; I've had quite a few sent over. I queried that and they soon changed their tune and their price to a more reasonable level. They now charge at actual cost, give or take a Pound.



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