Monday, November 15, 2010

Shipping Costs into Canada

As many of you know, Cast your Anchor is Canada’s only marine hobby store specializing in ship models, boat kits, radio control sail and powerboats, tools, fittings and accessories all under one roof.

We have recently read that many ship model hobbyists are complaining about the cost of shipping ship model products into Canada from the USA.

So here's a comparison

Shipping cost for up to ten fittings
Competitor cost $38.99 Cast Your Anchor cost $4.50

Shipping cost for most tools
Competitor cost $42.88 Cast Your Anchor cost $17.50

Shipping cost for a medium size ship model kit
Competitor cost $47.99 Cast Your Anchor cost $26.50

Shipping cost for a large ship model kit
Competitor cost $53.99 Cast Your Anchor cost $38.50

There have also been complaints about shipping a few items in a large box which would add to the cost of shipping. At Cast Your Anchor, all shipping vessels match the size of the product. In other words our customers don’t pay to ship air!

And lastly, you’ll notice that our shipping costs are on the splash page not buried inside of our website. At Cast Your Anchor you know what your total cost to purchase a product is right up front.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

November 2010 Newsletter

Ship Model Fittings: Cast Your Anchor, North America’s only nautical hobby store specializing in the ship model hobby has agreed to distribute modern model scale ship fittings manufactured by Modelbouw Shop in the Netherlands.

This line of modern model scale ship fittings augments the lines manufactured by RB Models from Poland, Amati and Mantua from Italy and Bluejacket from the USA.
The Modelbouw line includes modern model scale ship fittings such as deck lamps, emergency lighting, loudspeakers, life vests, oil drums, fire extinguishers, radars, control panels and much much more realistic scaled fittings.

Industry News: We have received a number of enquiries concerning ship model kits from Mantua. As previously mentioned, there is no longer a North American distributor for Mantua. Cast your Anchor is able to purchase directly from Mantua but there is a lead time of about 2 months. Please keep this in mind when interested in one of their model ship kits.

Specials: We have 1 Tilting Arbor Table Saw on sale. The MicroLux is more powerful, more accurate, and smoother running than any other saw its size. And its the worlds first variable speed table saw, so it will cut metal and plastic, as well as wood. This is, without a doubt, the most feature-packed machine ever designed for the scale modeler. Regularly: US$749.95 On Sale: US$559.95

Feature Kit: CON80829 - Lady Smith Fishing Trawler. Manufacturer: Constructo, Vessel Type: Fishing Skill Level: Intermediate Model Type: Static - Plank on Bulkhead. Built in 1903, this trawler is a cross between the age of sail and the age of steam. Highly unusual kit, well outfitted by Constructo. This ship was skippered by John Wood RNR. Last seen being driven by gale towards Skokholm Island, disappeared off Milford Haven, believed foundered. Skipper and 8 ratings lost. Only two kits available at $199.95