Another year and we are still here, we have weathered the Corona Virus safely and look forward to 2023/2024.
We have new models being prepared for release, but due to the work load and other orders we have shelved some
these models till things ease off. .
Metal prices dipped for a while early part of 2023 but have now returned the levels experienced late 2022.
We are holding our prices as declared middle 2022 and will review them again by the end of 2023.
Our running costs have risen a little due to a switch we had to make from British Gas, who for reasons they
cannot tell us put us on emegency tariff and we hope this will be resolved soon and put us back
to where we were before the change. No plans to re register for VAT.
Delivery times for kits on order are shorter, We are also accepting orders for built models with longish delivery times.
When we accpet orders for built or kits we take no payment till items are cast and ready to pack or build.
We still have builders who can offer a built service quicker than we can achieve.
We advise trying a approved custom builder who may be able to offer better deliveries than
we can offer. Delivery and prices have to be agreed between you and your service builder and we will not be involved.
A Facebook site was set up in the name of "ASAM Model Trucks" and to date we have in excess of 3600 members.
It is a site which was set up with Alan Smith and Allan Simpson set up as the Administrators and it has been a good
site to show many things that have been produced by us over the last 45 years for ourselves and for many different model companies.
It is also used to display the models built by members using kits from ASAM or any other company we have been linked with.
It also gets used by members who need assistance on how to build or what models are still available.
Membership has now exceeded 3600 and still growing.
Problems still exist with the EU but deliveries are going ahead with some delays and surcharges.
Some deliveries go through with no delay or surcharges, whereas indentical items are delayed and surcharged.
Deliveries to Australia, New Zealand and the U.S.A. are also clear of any problems and we hope to increase sales to these countries.
One problem here is the postal charges which seem to have jumped almost 50% higher. See TERMS of BUSINESS for rates we will use.
We have had problems with International and UK deliveries. We had two lost parcels for which we received a small repayment.
For any high cost parcels we will insure to allow for a more generous compensation .
For overseas delivery we will try to use a courier or FEDEX and we hope the charges will notit could reduce the handling charges being charged.
For EU deliveries we think this will reduce handing charges and reduce the risk of parcel lost, even though tracking was included
I will produce a current stock list and post as soon as possble, with some discpunted models.