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Hi Richard

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Local retailers and distributors tend to be expensive

I would look at Caldercraft/Jotika in the UK

Generally the freight cost is offset by not having to pay their VAT or our GST




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I hate to say it because I would rather support local businesses here in Australia, but in my experience you will pay a significant premium buying through an Australian distributor. My advice would be to check out overseas suppliers. Even with the cost of postage, you will likely come out in front. Cornwall Model Boats in the UK are very good to deal with and reasonably priced (in my opinion). They carry all the major kit brands. I did a comparison just the other day, and I could buy an identical kit (same manufacturer) from Cornwall Model Boats, delivered to my front door, for 2/3 the cost for the same kit from an Australian distributor. And that difference was over $200! Be aware though, that if the value (including postage) exceeds AUD $1,000 then you will be hit for GST on arrival in Australia. It will still be cheaper! But please make sure you do your homework first.


Good luck.

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