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Squadron Mystery Deal
« on: October 09, 2012, 05:19:38 AM »
Squadron MAil Order (http://www.squadron.com/) recently updated their web page. One of the new features is the Mystery Deal, which changes at least daily. They offer a kit at often a very deep discount. For instance, today they're selling the 1:35 HobbyBoss AAVR-7A1 Assault Amphibian Vehicle Recovery for $15.99. Their usual price is $62.99 and list is $69.99.
I got the 1/35 Academy Ontos a couple of days ago for a huge discount.

To get to the Deals page, go to the main page - the Mystery Deal link will be in large scrolling image box.

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Re: Squadron Mystery Deal
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 05:58:39 AM »
Some of those "loss leads" are quite tempting. 
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Re: Squadron Mystery Deal
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2012, 12:49:24 AM »
Squadron Loss Lead for 20121019 is the Academy 1:72 F-22A (kit number MH12423) on sale price: $14.99 MSRP: $41.00 normal Squadron price is $24.99.  Quite attractive if you happen to like that particular aircraft.

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Re: Squadron Mystery Deal
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012, 01:08:20 AM »
Yeah, I picked up a book from them using that Mystery Box the other day.  I am not disciplined enough to check it every day, but if anyone here is, go ahead and post when it's a book.

Cheers,

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Re: Squadron Mystery Deal
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2012, 01:26:36 AM »
I was looking for the ICM airfield planks in 1/48 and 1/72nd scale.  Found both but the price was not enticing enough to warrant purchase plus the cost of postage from Squadron or the competition at Sprue Brothers.   
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Re: Squadron Mystery Deal
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2012, 01:31:49 AM »
Sign up for Squadron's email specials.  They do free shipping for so many $$ every now and then, which I what I did when I bought the early 109 book.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Squadron Mystery Deal
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2012, 02:13:29 AM »
Sign up for Squadron's email specials.  They do free shipping for so many $$ every now and then, which I what I did when I bought the early 109 book.

That was how I discovered the F-22 special for today.  I have been receiving the eMails and had just finished reading a product review on the airfield planking kit so I went looking.
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Re: Squadron Mystery Deal
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2012, 06:09:05 PM »
October 10

1:32 Tamiya North American P-51D Mustang Silver-Color Plated Edition - TM25151

List Price: $261.00
Our Price: $234.90
Sale Price: $114.99
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Re: Squadron Mystery Deal
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2012, 01:11:26 AM »
I'm showing something different now.

1:35 Trumpeter BMP-3E IFV - TR01530


    
List Price: $46.99
Our Price: $42.29
Sale Price: $15.99

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Re: Squadron Mystery Deal
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2012, 06:19:35 AM »
1:48 Kinetic C-2A Greyhound - KI48025

http://www.squadron.com/product-p/ki48025.htm

List Price: $109.99
Our Price: $83.99
Sale Price: $49.99
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Re: Squadron Mystery Deal
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2012, 03:09:48 AM »
1:48 Kinetic C-2A Greyhound - KI48025

http://www.squadron.com/product-p/ki48025.htm

List Price: $109.99
Our Price: $83.99
Sale Price: $49.99



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Re: Squadron Mystery Deal
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2012, 03:25:20 AM »
According to the latest eMail flyer from Squadron there is now a method to the madness surrounding the "daily specials" if you were wondering. 

Monday = "Motor Mondays"

Tuesday = "Tank Tuesdays"

Wednesday = "Wacked Out Wednesdays"

Thurssday = "Textual Thursdays"

Friday = "Flying Fridays"

Saturday = "Spacey Saturdays"

Sunday = "Seaward Sundays"


(Click on the image to go directly to Squadron home page)
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Re: Squadron Mystery Deal
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2012, 05:24:00 AM »
looks like they can't cook to their own menu ;D  Today is Saturday & Tuesday's special is still up.

Some of their sci-fi stuff is out'a this world on price :o :o .... & not in a good way (20+% more than the usual shops I buy from).

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Re: Squadron Mystery Deal
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2012, 07:36:13 AM »
The Daily Specials and the Mystery Deal are two different things.

Their list prices on the sci-fi stuff are the standard US list prices and the prices I see
in most general hobby shops. My guess is that their discounts aren't particularly good
due to low volume sales, ditto on the cars, trucks and bikes. Squadron's customer base
had traditionally been the military modellers.

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Re: Squadron Mystery Deal
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2012, 10:35:26 AM »
The Daily Specials and the Mystery Deal are two different things.

Their list prices on the sci-fi stuff are the standard US list prices and the prices I see
in most general hobby shops. My guess is that their discounts aren't particularly good
due to low volume sales, ditto on the cars, trucks and bikes. Squadron's customer base
had traditionally been the military modellers.


Looks like I interpreted the flyer wrong.  Never hurts to get second, third, and multiple opinions when things are a bit odd. 
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Re: Squadron Mystery Deal
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2012, 12:49:01 PM »
Couple hours ago it was an Elefant, now it's a HobbyBoss Merkava Mk.IV.

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Re: Squadron Mystery Deal
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2012, 07:24:23 AM »
Right now (3:22PM PST, 20 Nov 2012) it's the Eduard (nee Academy) MiG-29UB for $38.99. Considering that it lists for $85, if Eduard lives up to their rep that might be a steal for you MiG-bashers...

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Re: Squadron Mystery Deal
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2013, 12:44:26 AM »
Squadron is running a Cyber Week sale:

http://www.squadron.com/category-s/2949.htm

One of the items is the Donegal Optivisor: http://www.squadron.com/Donegan-4-Optivisor-DODA04-p/doda04.htm for $24. You can probably get by with cheap plastic or glass equivalents from Harbor Freight, but in my experience, the Optivisor is worth the money.

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Re: Squadron Mystery Deal
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2013, 01:21:41 AM »
Squadron is running a Cyber Week sale:

http://www.squadron.com/category-s/2949.htm

One of the items is the Donegal Optivisor: http://www.squadron.com/Donegan-4-Optivisor-DODA04-p/doda04.htm for $24. You can probably get by with cheap plastic or glass equivalents from Harbor Freight, but in my experience, the Optivisor is worth the money.


I saw that Frank. BTW shipping to Canada is $25.99.  >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D
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Re: Squadron Mystery Deal
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2013, 03:15:24 AM »
I saw that Frank. BTW shipping to Canada is $25.99.  >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D

Wow. Why so much? Would it be cheaper to have it delivered to an address in the US (on the border) then walking across and re-mailing it in Canada, or is it the Canadian Postal system that's the problem? Or is it because of Squadron's insistence on using UPS for everything?

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Re: Squadron Mystery Deal
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2013, 03:28:02 AM »
I saw that Frank. BTW shipping to Canada is $25.99.  >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D

Wow. Why so much? Would it be cheaper to have it delivered to an address in the US (on the border) then walking across and re-mailing it in Canada, or is it the Canadian Postal system that's the problem? Or is it because of Squadron's insistence on using UPS for everything?

Squadron is forcing us Canucks to use USPS International Priority mail.
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