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Post  Cardy on Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:23 pm

http://www.modelzone.co.uk/holding/
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Post  Simon6R4 on Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:32 pm

That's a real shame, hope they can sort out some kind of recovery deal
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Post  Mark Lowe on Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:32 pm

Buy up now lads you wont see models this cheap from them again
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Post  Cardy on Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:34 pm

working at trafford centre tomorrow may have to call in modelzone if its open
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Post  Simon6R4 on Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:37 pm

Just read on the Guardian site that the shops are staying open but they have shut down the website already
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Post  Mark Lowe on Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:49 pm

I nearly bought from the site yesterday lol
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Post  srsmodels on Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:44 am

Model zone is owned partly by the importer of models into UK so if this has gone its massive news

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Post  brian on Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:20 am

Gift vouchers are now only worth 50 percent of their value. Not looking good at all for modelzone

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Post  newt5550 on Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:12 pm

Dosn't surprise me. Last time i went in one the selection of models were awful and top money. Shame though.
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Post  Sal on Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:59 pm

Reading that says that Amerang the parent company has gone as well. Bloody hell that is major and will have repercussions including less competition and possibility of less supply as well..

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Post  Hampton Caught on Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:22 pm

Oooooerrrrr! That's bad news!

I did wonder what was going on when I was having a look around their reduced items on the website. They were offering a huge discount on an unreleased model of the Mini 1275GT which would fit beautifully with my collection). Thought it rather odd, or very desperate to do that in order to get some cash through the door! Didn't fill me with confidence, so I didn't order the Mini. Now I'm very glad I did. Surprised 

Feel sorry for the guys and girls working in the shops, warehouses and supply chain. Things are hard out there today! Mad 

Bring back Beatties, I say! Wink  Cheers, Steve
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Post  reeft1 on Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:19 pm

Got an interesting email from Modelenium today - they wished Modelzone staff well as they know many of them and they did say that Amerang are still trading albeit in administration and are profitable in their own right so they expect a quick sale and minimum interuption to imports.
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Post  newt5550 on Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:44 pm

Some good news then. Probably keep the wholesale going and close down the shops. The internet has killed the high street.
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Post  Hampton Caught on Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:02 pm

Can we expect a closing down sale at local branches any time soon? I'd rather they stayed open for business, of course, but being realistic, if there's a give-away sale happening any time soon, I'd rather know sooner than later! I'm sure we could all grab a bargain or two!! Shocked 

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Post  rallymodels.co.uk on Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:47 pm

As we all know, problem is, no body is buying these days, I have been buying in bulk from Amerang for 13 years, but the e-mails stopped 5 weeks ago, its a sad state of affairs really, and last year Auto Art UK closed down (and they were only in business some six months), for me sales have gone down over 50% in the last year alone..........
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Post  Admin on Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:55 pm

Guys, I have just been into modelzone and they have an upto 20 and 50% clearance sale on all items in shop. I think I was a little late as the Tamiya paint cans I was after for my 6R4 project, were completely empty, well, apart from 1 lonely can of white all by itself! lol I decided to get it for when I start work on a sunstar 6R4. Not bad for £3 Smile

They had 20% off IXO and Sunstar models in stock, and was 50% on paints, brushes, glues etc. When I bought a few little bits I said to the chap at the counter "Its surprising how many people are in here now they see the clearance signs out the front" he laughed and agreed.

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Post  Hampton Caught on Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:04 pm

Thanks for posting, Nicky. I'll call in tomorrow morning but sounds like there might be nothing save empty shelves in Kingston! Neutral  Cheers, Steve
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Post  Hampton Caught on Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:05 pm

Well, I got to the Kingston branch of Modelzone yesterday morning, about 10.00. I've never seen it so busy!

Everything was at 50% discount apart from models and some kits whch were at 20% off. Loaded up a basket with Milliput fine, some glue, some rattlecans and several enamel paints including the Revell number 52, which is Computervision Blue study .

I asked the guy behind the till what's going on. They haven't heard much and are hoping for a last-minute buyout like the one Modelzone did when Beatties folded! Given the internet is so much stronger now in the market place and that the specialists behind Modelzone couldn't make it stack up, I'm not very hopeful! pale 

The end of an era! Crying or Very sad  Get your bargains now, if it's not too late already! Cheers, Steve
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Post  143models.com on Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:46 pm

Did anyone see any Corgi or highspeed Ford focus wrc models in Modelzone going cheap??

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Post  Hampton Caught on Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:01 pm

There weren't any models going 'cheap' when I was there! 'Only' 20% discounts, but by now, if there is anything left, maybe the discounts for models and kits will have increased. Maybe! Wink 

Has anyone been in a store in the past week or so? Cheers, Steve
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Post  jusali on Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:30 pm

Yeah went in Bristol one yesterday, nothing dirt cheap in model section yet...
Paints etc are half price which is OK.
Also HWE 1/18 Ferrari F12's and F355 going for 47.99, dunno worth an ebay flip or not?
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Post  daivideo on Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:50 pm

Any news on the Modelzone situation?
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Post  CDM on Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:45 am

According to MARs editorial this month

W.H. Smith have bought the Modelzone brand, not the shops, and the main model buyer from Modelzone has joined W.H. Smith. It looks like they are planning to trial the Modelzone format in a selected number of stores to see if it works. If it does they may well expand it across their chain of stores.

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Post  Hampton Caught on Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:29 pm

Hi Chris,

That's an interesting and potentially successful arrangement! Shocked 

Given that WH Smiths have, I belive, been struggling due to the internet, I can understand them lookingnat 'Modelzone' and diversifying a bit. Given they already stock stationery and tols/ materials that could be used for handiwork/ model making, there's a logic.

Let's hope it works! Very Happy 

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Post  jusali on Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:14 pm

Interesting Suspect 
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