Just thought I'd make you guys aware of the juge sale on at GS ending tomorrow. They are selling slot cars and a few interesting cars quite cheaply-saving at least £5 on most cars. Its on the Whats New section of the website.
Sorry lobsterboy, I apologise. GS is GetSlotted and is a huge slot car shop located in Birmingham, UK and they sell most slot related parts you could want. Their website is very easy to use and shows superb pictures of nearly all of their products. Some slot cars featured on their website have a neat little feature where you can rotate the car 360 degress.
Regarding Wankels remarks about the Getslotted site being confusing. I have to admit that I find it very frustrating if I am just doing a casual search and for this reason I check it less regularly than others. However, if you know exactly what you are looking for it is brilliant. I guess this is simply because of the huge amount of stuff they are trying to list.
I dont understand how people can find it confusing! you can hunt for all ferraris by any make, all ninco rally cars or all proteus lambourghinis, the site will show you... if you are looking for anything in general or specifically, I find it by far the best organised website.
Oh well, i guess different web sites suit different people.
Simon from GetSlotted is always looking at ways of improving the site and any suggestions you have will be appreciated. The feedback recevied is usually very positive, which is great, but some constructive criticism would be welcome to help everything keep on moving foward.
QUOTE (MR MAX @ 30 Sep 2004, 07:04)GS is GetSlotted and is a huge slot car shop located in Birmingham, UK and they sell most slot related parts you could want.
BTW They're in Walsall now, fantastic shop. We found it quite by accident on a day it was closed but cause they're brill they let me and the old man in and we bought some spares and a car they didnt even sell.
I would guess that different people have different ways of searching for stuff.
It would clearly be helpful to retailers who have web sites if folk would indicate here how they search for items for sale.
I personally browse by slot car manufacturer first and then look for the particular catagory that is relevent for the item I am looking for. I then like to see a load of thumbnail pictures and items listed through which I can scroll vertically down and up the page. Then a link with more information if I want more details of a particular item is useful with a larger image.
The GS search encourages you to search by the make of car rather than the slot car manufacturer so if you want to buy a Ford then all the Ford's available are listed from all slot car manufacturers. It could just be that the traditional on-line purchaser of slot cars is not used to this style of search or a search with a drop down box selection. I believe GS are unique in having this drop down box style and it could be this that is offputting but it does enable you to very quickly get to the item you are after if you know what you want. It may not be condusive to general browsing however.
I have to say that I find GS one of the easiest sites to use (not just slot sites either). It gives you the option to search and list by manufacturer, type, make, model etc. Personnally, I find pendle a bit confusingly laid out.
As said above............"horses for courses"
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