My biggest problem with my LHS is Customer Service. Last time I went to my LHS, instead of asking what kind of models I put together (since I was in the Model isle), both associates basically pushed me to look at their selection of Gas/ Electric R/C cars because they have an R/C track in front of the store.
Not to mention, I know that from a business aspect, they obviously make more money on the R/C cars versus Little Ol' Model Kits. And when I ask them to order a kit for me, it seems like it ticked them off.
Just like Larry said. I can shop the internet with ease, not have to worry about being bothered when I don't want to be or find someone when I have a question. Their is no pushiness to purchase something. Given I hate paying for shipping because it's unbelievably high, but with the cost of gas and driving a V8, it's worth it so I don't have to deal with traffic, other people, etc.
I agree 100% my lhs which I love because of the fact that instead of ripping off magazine covers and throwing them in the dumpster the drastically reduce the prices shrink wrap them up and throw em in a clearance bin! I constantly get mcm mags and scale auto for a couple bucks only problem is when i'm in the model kit aisle I don't get the time of day..... they are too busy taking all kinds of money from people wanting to spend the big bucks on r.c. vehicles of varios types and things, if I ask questions about model kits I don't get answsers, or look like i'm a bother..... this makes me mad but the l.h.s does have things that hobby lobby do not offer anda large selection of kits (especially model king) they have a display cabinet with buildups I once asked if anyone can display their work and I was told yes so I brought some of my many buildups and was looked at like I was stupid when I asked to display my workings...... geesh double edged sword I say
amx, ambassadors, javelins,marlins,eagle, any old jeeps(original amc) like the j-10 / honcho pickups, ramblers, rambler s/c any hursy optioned amc' levis denim version gremmys(grmlin) i'm sure theres other I've forgotton
they had reissued that several years back I got a bunch at wally world they were under the "motorworks" series that one looks like its got the McLaren front end on it the the one I was mentioning is reissue of the turbo cobra like stated pretty poor quality all bodys have flared fenders as they were at one time shared with the cousin car the capri I may have one of those turbo kits complete hit me up if interested