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Old 08-18-2016, 02:36 PM   #1
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Question Visiting Shenzhen...buy direct?

Has anybody been to Shenzhen City and had any luck finding 500 scale diecast models that could be bought direct from the manufacturers or from local shops or vendors in that city? Ones that are of Herpa, Inflight500, etc. quality but at lower costs than what we can buy in the states? I wouldn't care if they were knock offs as long as they were of similar quality. A co-worker of mine will be headed there tomorrow and I was going to ask him to look around for them but he wont be there very long so I was hoping someone might know a place to go and would be willing to share.

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Re: Visiting Shenzhen...buy direct?

Hi! Forget visiting or buying directly from the factory
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:49 AM   #3
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Re: Visiting Shenzhen...buy direct?

Thank you for replying but may I ask why you say that? I figured I would not be able to buy directly from the Herpa or brand name manufacturers but didn't think it would be unrealistic to expect the same type of models at comparable quality from non-branded manufacturers. It is China, they sell knock offs of everything haha.
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Re: Visiting Shenzhen...buy direct?

Now most of those sample models or rejected copies are sold through online (Taobao to be exact), so I wonder if there's any place in Shenzhen you may easily get them...there are quite some sellers from Shenzhen but I wonder if they have a physical store at all.
You may try the toy wholesaler market in Guangzhou though, I heard that there were some shops selling Herpa at quite a low price but I'm not sure if they still sell them now.
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