Purchasing on the Internet

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by blew, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. blew

    blew New Member

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    I am after a few URL's on the Net for purchasing Loco's.

    (Not much of a selection here in Australia.

    Thanks Peter
  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    :wave: :wave: :wave: Welcome to the-gauge Peter! :wave: :wave: :wave:

    Trainworld has outstanding prices, quality and service, and they ship over the pond:

    http://www.trainworld.com

    I asked jus thte other day for shipping to England, and they said it's starting at $25. I immagine one loco would be $25 shipping. I hope they don't charge you high customs, mate. They carry more than what they list, if you want to order WS, track, etc. You can ask, and you will get a free catalog if you order.

    If http://www.1stpalcehobbies.com ships to Oz, they have decent prices on most things. Loco's are better priced at trainworld, but 1st place has it all. I quite buying from 1st palce only because I have to pay bloody sales tax because it's located in my state, so I just go to my LHS.

    Another option, is my LHS, I think he charges full list price (he does for walk in), but he does ship anywhere, and he is very knowlegable. His web site is plain and simple, and offers only a little information http://www.hawkinsrailservices.com/pages/1/index.htm Best to just e-mail Jack jack@hawkinsrail.com or call.

    When internet ordering, it's important to understand the backorder policy, as they may charge again for shipping. Most are reasonable and will do what you want with back orders, a few are unreasonable.

    You may get some better ideas is you post what you are specifically after, including scale. The above work with all scales, but some are "better" at HO. I know the N scale guys have some sites they use that are scale specific.
  3. chipmonk

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    standard hobby supply is also a good one with prices as good as trainworld and some products that they dont carry. www.standardhobby.com they have a catalog online but to view all of thier products you have to download a .pdf file. i think they ship overseas but im not totally sure....worth checking out.

    Hope this helps
    Chris
  4. belg

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    If http://www.1stpalcehobbies.com ships to Oz, they have decent prices on most things. Loco's are better priced at trainworld, but 1st place has it all. I quite buying from 1st palce only because I have to pay bloody sales tax because it's located in my state, so I just go to my LHS.

    I don't know if it matters but its spelled 1stplacehobbies.