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Old 10-25-2016, 11:10 AM   #1
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Hornby UK Price Rises

The BBC have announced that Hornby in the UK have announced price rises of 10% as a result of Brexit, the exit from the EU.

So if you want to avoid these increases get it bought soon.
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Old 10-25-2016, 02:19 PM   #2
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The BBC have announced that Hornby in the UK have announced price rises of 10% as a result of Brexit, the exit from the EU.

So if you want to avoid these increases get it bought soon.
I've seen this all over Facebook today in my rail groups. Dapol is increasing as well.

While I can understand increased cost of production due to devaluation of the pound, I do not understand the hike in second-hand goods. Their values most certainly did not go up.

Also, a move of manufacturing back to England would probably lower the prices back down a bit and bring new life to the UK hobby.

I am afraid of the upcoming US election. I am not sure if the US will survive the new president, or if we will succumb to a civil war, but the dollar is likely to be worth less as well by the time it is said and done.
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You might be interested to know that the people I buy most of my train stuff from in the UK have experienced a surge in sales.


'Brexit Signals all Change for Hatton's
Model railway business Hatton's has steamed into a post-Brexit Britain with a spike in sales that has seen revenue increases of almost 70% in the EU (and higher world wide) with a rise of more than 28% in the UK.
The specialist Merseryside - based business, which was forecast to deliver revenue in excess of £15m this year, has been surprised by its buoyant Brexit performance. Its ecommerce conversion rate is up more than 21%, average order value is rising and online transactions are up by 13.4%.
The business has delivered year on year growth since 2005, with the bulk of its sales online, and is still family owned'.
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Old 10-26-2016, 01:27 PM   #5
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While I hope that it is a sign of a steady increase in sales, I'm more inclined to believe that it is a bunch of gold diggers buying up a bunch of stock to hold onto until the inflation and then sell off at a profit. It happened here in the states the last time an increase in cost was announced.
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