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There clearly is a lull at some of the big stockists right now as there are bargains galore. It is also very noticeable that the RoS forum is currently silent with maybe one post every 2 days or so. Limited editions as they appear seem to be moving but evrything else seems static. Ebay prices are also at a very low ebb right now with little bidding action so again bargains galore to be had. Strange considering the summer has been the worst in living memory with online retail sales up as a result as everybody is sat at home and buying stuff online (clearly though not from railway stockist or eBay!) as there is little else to do!

Anybody care to speculate or are we all saving up for Xmas and the sudden sunami of new model releases?

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QUOTE (Gary @ 22 Aug 2007, 19:59) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Ebay prices are also at a very low ebb right now with little bidding action so again bargains galore to be had.
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Maybe for UK outline but not as far as european mainland stuff goes & certainly not for LGB !
 

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The weather has certainly hit garden rail sales but my impression is that the rest of the market has benefitted from the wet summer (some traders are having a very good August!).

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QUOTE (dbclass50 @ 22 Aug 2007, 20:50) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Maybe for UK outline but not as far as european mainland stuff goes & certainly not for LGB !
Agreed! A Reitze N scale coach 'Grindelwald' just went for £14+ so it's business as usual for European N. (Unless there is a Harry Potter connection?! I assume the Grindelwald refered to on the coach is the mountain, presumably where JK Rowling got the name from...)

I did however recently 'catch the Golden Snitch' on some Roco ÖBB coaches (only because the seller was from Germany and said he only posted to Germany, but I disregarded this, while the crazy Japanese and Swiss collectors with more money than sense are obviously all enjoying themselves outside (and playing at volunteer conductors!!) or decided not to risk annoying the seller.


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Didn't we have the 04 and 60 from Farish during the rainy period referred to as a summer?

Dapol's Q1 and Super Voyager are, I think, planned for release at the N Gauge Society 40th Anniversary exhibition next month along with the NGS special edition Dapol ferrywagons so I expect that has been keeping them busy this summer (plus all those low emission class 66 models).

It is going to be a wallet-busting September to leave me financially weakened when all the Warley / Christmas releases come out!

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August is always a slow month for much of the retail sector as a lot of people are spending their money on holidays and getting the kids ready for the new school year I know my nearest shop T4U in Peterborough closes during august on thursdays because it isn't worth opening it is their slowest day of the week in the slowest month of the year
 
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