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Came across a Hobby Shop today on a hot tip from a fellow Hobby Talker, and they recently got a shipment of the all new "Dukes" cars. Found two of the "dirty" Gen. Lee's and thought it was cool how they were different from each other (one had a lot more "dirt" than the other) and was all set to buy them both........... until I got to the counter.

Six Ninety Eight a piece :drunk: :drunk: :drunk:

O U C H ! ! !

Fourteen bucks for two lousy Johnnies???? Sorry, not even from a Hobby Shop, my friend.

They had a bunch of older Johnnies as well, at $4.98 each

The clerk (once he got done yapping on the phone with his buddy :mad: ) told me that they pull the whites because the owner "is a collector". I asked if he visited HT, but the clerk didn't seem to have heard of it.
 

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At those prices, I'd have left them too. Sad reality is though that there are probably customers out there that will pay the price.

Well scratch that store off the route!
 

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thats nothing, the shop around here wants to sell as a complete set. Refuses to separately sell any of them. $50 for the whole set. Is that fair for them to do ?
 

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carnut2256 said:
The clerk told me that they pull the whites because the owner "is a collector".
That figures. I wonder what he charges for the whites if he's scamming 7 bucks for the regulars :drunk:
 

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carnut2256 said:
Came across a Hobby Shop today on a hot tip from a fellow Hobby Talker, and they recently got a shipment of the all new "Dukes" cars. Found two of the "dirty" Gen. Lee's and thought it was cool how they were different from each other (one had a lot more "dirt" than the other) and was all set to buy them both........... until I got to the counter.

Six Ninety Eight a piece :drunk: :drunk: :drunk:

O U C H ! ! !

Fourteen bucks for two lousy Johnnies???? Sorry, not even from a Hobby Shop, my friend.

They had a bunch of older Johnnies as well, at $4.98 each

The clerk (once he got done yapping on the phone with his buddy :mad: ) told me that they pull the whites because the owner "is a collector". I asked if he visited HT, but the clerk didn't seem to have heard of it.
MILEZONE has the set for $29.99 OLD gets my business again. :dude:
 

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Wow,after reading that the store wants 7.00 bucks for one,I don't feal so bad paying 4.99 CDN at my local hobby store.
 

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Fourteen bucks for two lousy Johnnies???? Sorry, not even from a Hobby Shop, my friend. They had a bunch of older Johnnies as well, at $4.98 each...
You would be surprised how much I had to fight just to get it down to "reasonable" prices back at the old place that I used to work at. Heck, if I didn't work there, they would have been selling Johnnies at what was then FULL PRICE. :drunk:
 

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We have only 1 hobby store in my area and all they sell are 1:24 scale model's, different scale train layout items (figures, buildings, greenery, etc.), remote control odds and ends, but no diecast in sight.
 

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Well, Rich, I knew the older Johnnies were $5.00, but I didn't realize the Dukes cars were 7. Probably because they didn't interest me enough to check. So did you pick up any older cars?
 

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ECchopper said:
Well, Rich, I knew the older Johnnies were $5.00, but I didn't realize the Dukes cars were 7. Probably because they didn't interest me enough to check. So did you pick up any older cars?
Nothing there that interested me that I didn't already have. If you have some holes in your collection, might be worth stopping by, but no great or unusual series to be had IMO. all in all, a fun stop though. Thanks for the tip ;)
 

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I thought I overpaid by a little when I found them for $5 each at one hobby store I like to visit. I only bought the police car and a dirty general lee,would have bought a clean general lee but the only one that was there had a paint defect on the fender.
 

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MoparNut360 said:
I thought I overpaid by a little when I found them for $5 each at one hobby store I like to visit. I only bought the police car and a dirty general lee,would have bought a clean general lee but the only one that was there had a paint defect on the fender.
Not a defect. Look close. that scratch was done by Boss Hog, Episode 126 by the spur on his left cowboy boot.
 
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