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kefffy
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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:59 PM UTC
I am trying to get hold of Plusmodels, they have not answered my Emails, tried Hannants the only UK supplier I know of Plusmodels ,they don't keep the kits I want and are not prepared to order them even if I pay first can anyone else suggest anyone to try or a different email address other than the one on there website, thank for your help
southpier
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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 11:24 PM UTC
any reason you're limited to UK suppliers?

http://www.plusmodel.cz/partneri_en.php
jfeenstra
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Posted: Friday, September 13, 2019 - 04:36 AM UTC
Have you tried to do an online order from Plus Model's on-line shop? I've used it and there were no issues, and no reason to email them.

Click on I-Shop on the Plus Model website and that gives you a link to Modelchoice.net

Jon

kefffy
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Posted: Friday, September 13, 2019 - 05:10 AM UTC
Trying to stick to UK dealers to avoid the extra cost associated with oversees packages, a dealer would have the same costs I agree, however will be able to spread the customs charges over more goods, last time I ordered from the USA, the total additional charge 2/3 of the cost of the goods
southpier
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Posted: Friday, September 13, 2019 - 01:45 PM UTC

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Trying to stick to UK dealers to avoid the extra cost associated with oversees packages, a dealer would have the same costs I agree, however will be able to spread the customs charges over more goods, last time I ordered from the USA, the total additional charge 2/3 of the cost of the goods



there are six (6) UK dealers listed in the link I provided.

this one: http://www.scalemodelshop.co.uk/ is listed under "England" if that's any closer than the UK. I was never that good at geometry!
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 10:39 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Trying to stick to UK dealers to avoid the extra cost associated with oversees packages, a dealer would have the same costs I agree, however will be able to spread the customs charges over more goods, last time I ordered from the USA, the total additional charge 2/3 of the cost of the goods



Modelchoice is located inside the EU so there shouldn't be any customs charges (at least not before Brexit ...).
Their minimum postal charge is 7 Euros, when the value of the goods passes 23 Euros (like two pairs of figures) the postage rate is 30% of the order value up to 180 Euros. Above 180 Euros the postage is free.

Postage from a retailer inside the UK varies and you need to compare the price of the figures, no point in saving on postage if the figures themselves are more expensive. Swings and roundabouts ...

ScaleModelShop do not list any PlusModels figure on their website so you would need to ask them first.
https://www.scalemodelshop.co.uk/?s=PlusModel some lead wires and a set of US gas canisters.

Three of the other links are dead, domain is for sale in two of those cases(Affinity Models, Models R Go) and the third goes to some chinese site (CBL(2014)Ltd T/A German Military Modelling).

Creative Models Ltd lists a few Plus Model products including one set of figures (Russian sailors) at 10:49
which is less than the cost at Modelchoice.net
http://www.creativemodels.co.uk/advanced_search_result.php/keywords/Plus%20Model/sort/2a/page/1

Models for Sale also list Plus Model but no figures
https://www.modelsforsale.com/catalog/modelkits.php?manufacturers_id=13757&sort=3a&page=1

Modellingtools seems to be only about tools but maybe the could get the figures ...

/ Robin
ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 03:14 AM UTC
Keith,

I buy PlusModel stuff from Der Sockelshop in Germany.
Pricing there is lower, than at Modelchoice, while availability is very good.

Check this link (40 figures and busts in stock):
https://www.dersockelshop.de/search/index/sSearch/Plusmodel/sFilter_supplier/6/sFilter_category/190

Shipping cost to UK is here:
https://www.dersockelshop.de/TadoraShowShippingCostsdirect/showCosts/for/Great+Britain

As Robin said- until Brexit happens, you won't be charged with custom duties when buying from another EU member state.

HTH
keo
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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 03:53 AM UTC
Until late October, ordering from the Czech Republic is without any customs
So you only have deal with a slightly higher p&p.