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Not a bargain as such, but...

 

From 7th November, Aldi will be selling a Hornby trainset.

 

Its the "Intercity Express" set*, previously offered by Argos for £99.99.

 

Aldi is offering it for £79.99, they will also have a Scalextric set too, at £69.99.

 

The only disappointment is that the Hornby items will only be available online, and not in store, which would have been a bit more profile-raising for Hornby.

 

* Railroad level 3 unit Javelin train.

 

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On ‎01‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 14:54, Hroth said:

Not a bargain as such, but...

 

From 7th November, Aldi will be selling a Hornby trainset.

 

Its the "Intercity Express" set*, previously offered by Argos for £99.99.

 

Aldi is offering it for £79.99, they will also have a Scalextric set too, at £69.99.

 

The only disappointment is that the Hornby items will only be available online, and not in store, which would have been a bit more profile-raising for Hornby.

 

* Railroad level 3 unit Javelin train.

 

sadly anything on sale in Aldi or Lidl just gets ripped open and destroyed after a day

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4 hours ago, crompton 33 said:

Poundland now have Hot glue guns back in stock.

 

How much are they?

 

 

 

 

:jester:

Sorry - couldn't resist!

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On 30/10/2019 at 14:42, maico said:

 

I think the Amazon automatic pricing logarithm kicks in if the item is sitting in an amazon warehouse, being sold by them and is not shifting. So it tends to apply to items where there is little demand or Amazon themselves misdescribe it and few people can find it.

A good example would be something like a inox drill brush made by the German company Pferd. Amazon list whole catalogues of specialist tools. If there are no takers the price starts reducing by circa 4.7% overnight until some buys. In that case it shoots straight back up to retail. If there are no takers it can continue to fall until 1/4 retail is reached then it shoots back to retail. I've observed this with some unpopular binoculars. The next time the process started I got them for £220 not £930 !

This is a rare event though because Amazon UK is linked to the Amazon European sites and well before drastic discounts someone else will buy, particularly if it is known brand name in Europe.

 

Unfortunately Amazon doesn't seem to stock model trains to any great depth. If you are planning to pick up a Trix Union Pacific Big Boy for £200 you are out of luck...

 

The other day I came across a business on ebay that was clearly just relisting amazon descriptions word for word complete with mistakes. They have clearly worked out a pricing structure for Ebay, supplied by Amazon that in long run might be profitable.  

 

Did that with a Hornby Ince castle a few years ago - it got down to £75 before my finger twitched!

 

 

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39 minutes ago, newbryford said:

 

How much are they?

 

 

 

 

:jester:

Sorry - couldn't resist!

 

Ask if they'll price match the 99p shop.

 

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On 03/11/2019 at 07:27, colin penfold said:

Had the latest notification of Bure Valley Models' bargains including a BR sound fitted castle for £115

http://www.burevalleymodels.com/p/9830/R3383TTS---BR-Castle-5050-Earl-of-St-Germans-TTS-Sound-Fitted

Great, thanks for that.......wasn’t going to buy any more Locos until my layout is at least running, especially large kettles......but for that price, it is a bargain.

 

now don’t post any more “bargains” until after next pension day please :lol:

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17 hours ago, newbryford said:

 

How much are they?

 

 

 

 

:jester:

Sorry - couldn't resist!

Not such a daft question, there seem to be plenty of things that cost more a pound in there.

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As for the 99p shop, guess who bought and then closed that.

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4 hours ago, Nile said:

Not such a daft question, there seem to be plenty of things that cost more a pound in there.

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As for the 99p shop, guess who bought and then closed that.

 

Correct. They were selling big electric heaters in the Birmingham branch last year for about £50.

 

The young lad did laugh when we offered him a £1 for one. He'd probably not heard that one before.   ;) 

 

 

 

Jason

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it........could have saved £60 on my recent purchase of Veissmann point motors from Germany.........

 

Thanks for the headsup

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1 hour ago, andymac-2008 said:

Freightliner page on E-bay are selling the Bachmann class 90’s for £140 with the above code it’s only £126. 
bagged me one

 

Thanks for this.  I did hover over the buy now button, but ultimately a lovely Lion also listed as new turned my head.  Alas no Western Pullman's split from set to get £75 off

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Good afternoon everyone,

 

Some of you may call this a bargain others may not, but it is about 20% off the RRP for the full set. Sadly not suitable for my own personal layout plus she who must be obeyed would not be very happy with me and would make it known! £759.95 with Free Postage. 

 

http://sawyermodels.co.uk/?product=30-420-Bachmann-dcc-sound-western-pullman-train-set

 

or it is available as just the 6 car unit for £675 Free Postage

 

http://sawyermodels.co.uk/?product=30-420l-Bachmann-dcc-sound-western-pullman-6-car-unit-split-from-set 

 

Hope this is of some use to someone out there.

 

All the best

Charles 

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Does anybody know if Lidl are planning another run of the display cabinets they had on sale last year?

 

I bought one and it was fantastic, I’d love another couple!

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15 minutes ago, Foden said:

Does anybody know if Lidl are planning another run of the display cabinets they had on sale last year?

 

I bought one and it was fantastic, I’d love another couple!

They have done them several times so I would say that there is a good chance you will see them again. 

 

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45 minutes ago, Foden said:

Does anybody know if Lidl are planning another run of the display cabinets they had on sale last year?

 

I bought one and it was fantastic, I’d love another couple!

 

29 minutes ago, Kris said:

They have done them several times so I would say that there is a good chance you will see them again. 

 

 

Unfortunately we've never had them in Ireland :unsure:

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7 hours ago, Foden said:

Does anybody know if Lidl are planning another run of the display cabinets they had on sale last year?

 

I bought one and it was fantastic, I’d love another couple!

 

They are usually advertised in advance in Lidl's 'upcoming offers' brochures in their stores, otherwise Keep your eyes open two to three weeks before Christmas which is when they've usually appeared (and disappeared) in my local store.

 

Regards,

               John

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1 hour ago, Brit70053 said:

 

They are usually advertised in advance in Lidl's 'upcoming offers' brochures in their stores, otherwise Keep your eyes open two to three weeks before Christmas which is when they've usually appeared (and disappeared) in my local store.

Or keep an eye on the "middle of Lidl" section of their web site

https://www.lidl.co.uk/middle-of-lidl - presently lists items stocked 7 Nov, 10 Nov, 14 Nov and 17 Nov

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Not sure whether it is a bargain but Oxfam in Keswick has a H&M Duette for £29.99.

It looks to be in good condition.

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