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#1 LordAston

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 17:31

If you are ever in London Do Not shop here unless you want an aggressive man who is one of the most miserable people I have ever had the unfortunate pleasure of meeting.  Not helpful, in any way shape or form.  I have decided from now on to boycott this shop.  So they will not get my hard earned cast for die casts.  The way he treats his customers I'm surprised the shop will still be there this time next year. 



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#2 Paul Parker

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 18:51

If you are ever in London Do Not shop here unless you want an aggressive man who is one of the most miserable people I have ever had the unfortunate pleasure of meeting.  Not helpful, in any way shape or form.  I have decided from now on to boycott this shop.  So they will not get my hard earned cast for die casts.  The way he treats his customers I'm surprised the shop will still be there this time next year. 

 

After the demise of the excellent model shop in St. Martin's Lane that gave up due to the ever increasing rates, sorry cannot recall their name now, I occasionally visited the Cecil Court shop and bought several models, the persons running the shop were OK, but haven't been there for a few years now.

 

They are/were an offshoot of another business that has/had a shop in Carnaby Street, if you are in this area I would go and see if they are still in situ, others on here will probably know their name.



#3 bill p

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 22:28

After the demise of the excellent model shop in St. Martin's Lane that gave up due to the ever increasing rates, sorry cannot recall their name now, I occasionally visited the Cecil Court shop and bought several models, the persons running the shop were OK, but haven't been there for a few years now.

They are/were an offshoot of another business that has/had a shop in Carnaby Street, if you are in this area I would go and see if they are still in situ, others on here will probably know their name.


Previous Shop was St Martin's Models run by Ralph & Kathy Avis. Business carried out from their website now.

Edited by bill p, 07 December 2017 - 22:31.


#4 Bloggsworth

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 18:22

Used to be part of Motor Books and Accessories which was run by an Australian who lived in Bramham Gardens in Earl's Court.



#5 Gabrci

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 22:08

I purchased there about five years ago, the guy who was there at that time as I recall was very friendly, it's just that it was awfully expensive, you can get any of those model for much less on ebay. 



#6 D-Type

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 22:58

I purchased there about five years ago, the guy who was there at that time as I recall was very friendly, it's just that it was awfully expensive, you can get any of those model for much less on ebay. 

Which is why so many model shops have now closed.



#7 GazChed

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 15:48

Sadly it's why more than just model shops are disappearing .