dougalmac2 wrote:Why dishonest Jim? If anyone else wanted them I'm sure they could have done the same.
It stems from back when models came out as limited editions and some staff at these shops gave up theirs to fulfil customer orders. Many of these "customers" just stuck them straight on Ebay at higher prices (identical to what is happening with Hornby's Peckett) because they didn't actually want to model at all just whatever profit they could make out of it.
I view this practice as highly dishonest the same with retailers who hike prices on new, short supply items through pure greed. If I'm buying something for me skinflint mode is engaged!