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Armor/AFV: Allied - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
Hosted by Darren Baker
Thank You, Hobby Lobby
Missouri, United States
Joined: May 30, 2003
KitMaker: 289 posts
AeroScale: 16 posts
Posted: Monday, July 07, 2003 - 03:35 PM UTC
I wonder about Hobby Lobby's marketing strategy. Normally, model kits at Hobby Lobby are priced a little higher than the other hobby shops in the area. Every now and then, they have a sale on model kits of 1/3 to 1/2 off. Naturally, I browse Hobby Lobby often but wait for a sale before I buy anything. Today, I noticed they have a 1/2 off sale. Naturally, I stocked up on kits. I bought a 1/35 Tamyia Sherman for $18.50 plus tax and a pair of Tamyia 1/48 WWII fighters for $12.50 each. I am naturally elated at this policy but wonder how Hobby Lobby expects to make any money at this.
Colorado, United States
Joined: February 01, 2003
KitMaker: 5,221 posts
AeroScale: 36 posts
Posted: Monday, July 07, 2003 - 04:01 PM UTC

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wonder how Hobby Lobby expects to make any money at this.

Shhhhhh! Don't say that. Hobby Lobby is responsible for 95% of my model collection, not to mention my airbrush.

Where are you that they have their models on sale? I look at the website for their weekly specials and coupon EVERY week, just in case, and models weren't listed as being on sale this week.
Wisconsin, United States
Joined: September 11, 2002
KitMaker: 3,179 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Monday, July 07, 2003 - 04:04 PM UTC
It's really hard to beat that 1/2 off sale, I buy stuff I'm not even sure I like.
Almost got the 1/32 Hornet last time but figured that I would NEVER Finish (just like the 5 other 1/32 a/c in the basement)
Minnesota, United States
Joined: March 04, 2003
KitMaker: 4,630 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 11:26 AM UTC
As has been posted before, Hobby Lobby has GREAT buying power, and basically they set their own terms for the prices they pay. SO when they have the 1/2 off sale, theya re still making money, if you can believe it...just goes to show how you can cut prices when you buy 10,000 unit of something or so...

Also, you may notice that they do not carry LOTS of new stuff, or lots of armor in particular...they have to be able to set their own prices, so if they can;'t...too bad.