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uffff too expensive... I think that price is due to customs and Brexit... here they are about 20 pounds less. ( 59€ )
They were 54 euros at one Spanish shop, 63 at another Spanish shop, around that at a French shop.
Nothing to do with Brexit TBH, its just everything in this country has always been pricier, and its getting worse due to greedy fuel and energy companies, not to mention ridiculous taxation on fuel.
 

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I do think that a number of slot car manufacturers are behind the curve , possibly cost, lack of development e.t.c as far as Avant is concerned the 2 Mirages i modified or shall i say updated are great cars in all departments ( now ) i have developed them forward in my opinion , something Avant could have done, in fact i still run their orange long can in a number of cars .
If you remember a few years ago these motors were being flogged of cheap on the bay , at that time i thought Avant had finished as there was a lot of their pink green and orange motors at knock down prices.
I quite like the body on the BMW but that's about it , would i spend out on a set of , alloy wheels , better tyres, guide or a 3d chassis when the asking price is £73 nope i won't.those days are over.
 

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The BMW has arrived at Pendles but the price is £72. I think I've missed something as Avant are now about £10 more then NSR but with plastic wheels. The chassis photos shows it has a long can motor but no changeable motor mount/pod.
 

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As you well know, Kev, it's the value-for-money principle: this Avant Slot, in the UK, is poor value for money.

Mind, if NSR did make a 635, it would be outta whack and a bit squished, obvs.🤗
 

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It is what it is as my Mum would say. Do you buy cars based on price, performance or marque? These will sell to BMW 635 lovers...me, I'll wait to pick one up on the used section.
 
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Whereas my mum was often wont to say, "Don't buy expensive remolds of ten-year old shells that only come with plastic rear hubs and don't have a motor-pod. That's a fool's purchase." 🤷‍♂️

True story.

Her theories on magnets I should write up one day. 🤗
 

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That makes it so much better to know you're not getting aluminium hubs or a motor-pod but it's only sixty quid you're blowing. 🤔

Somebody remind me what no aluminium hubs and no motor-pod from Scalextric or Carrera costs with Slotforum+ membership?:mad:

Also, I just looked, and the 3D chassis is now an eye watering twenty-two quid, plus, of course, fourteen for postage on the good old Shapeways site.

Oi, vie.
 
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