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Member Since 05 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 11 2014 10:56 AM

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In Topic: Issues with Last Issue

29 January 2014 - 10:40 AM

All of the copies we received at our shop were okay.  Thank goodness because I sold one.  

In Topic: Hobby Shops... Are They Viable Today?

07 January 2014 - 11:55 AM

My LHS owns the property/building it is in.  Like rent/lease the better the location the higher the price so the above mentioned rent situation applies to buying property too.  


One thing I noticed here is buying versus shopping.  Those supporting the Internet side of the coin are buyers not shoppers.  Those supporting LHS's are shoppers.  The difference?  When you walk into a hobby shop you browse.  You walk around even if you've been in the place a thousand times before you shop to see what is new and you might have missed before.  The internet guys/gals are going after something specific.  Go back and read posts here and it is obvious.  Look at it this way.  We'll use Squadron as the example but really any internet company will do.  How many have ever sat in front of their computer and visited every single page on their website and shopped every single item they offer?  None.  It's even hard to do.  The site is set up more for specific product searches than it is for shopping.  When you shop you find items you didn't know existed but want.  A much harder thing to do via the internet.  Still don't understand the difference between shopping and buying, ask a woman.  

In Topic: help a Brazilian friend

14 October 2013 - 05:15 AM

HobbyTown USA in Las Vegas is good.  They have a pretty big selection of models.  Located in a shopping center at Sahara and Decatur Ave.  Have fun.  

In Topic: "RUSH" the movie

08 October 2013 - 03:47 AM

I knew I'd like the movie but I took a buddy who is not into racing.  As we walked out he kept saying, "BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH that was good, I need to buy that when it comes out on DVD, that really was a good movie."  The theater was pretty empty for the showing we attended and you could tell the people there were car enthusiasts.  Wish more non-auto/racing fans would take a chance.  I'd like to see this movie have a decent box office take.  

In Topic: Model Empire in West Allis, wi

30 September 2013 - 09:17 AM

A question for any of you close enough to stop in Model Empire, what has happened to their catalog?  Got a notice in the mail early in the year that the catalog would be late, around June of this year.  Here it is almost Oct and no catalog.  Hope I didn't get left off the list after all I've spent with them.  Thank you.