Festive season orders and closing dates at Fighting 15s

The last date for Christmas orders from UK customers for items that Fighting 15s has in stock is 10 December 2008. Items that are out of stock or available to special order are not likely to become available until well into the new year.

A backlog of orders is inevitable in the run-up to the festive season, and takes time to clear. A serious illness in the family means that Ian is only working part-time on Fighting 15s. The festive backlog will therefore take longer than usual to deal with, and accordingly we have brought forward the date for last orders. In practice, the last date on which we can practically dispatch orders is Friday 19 December. Customers can, of course, order after the cut-off date of 10 December: we will try to get these orders out in time for Christmas but cannot guarantee to do so.

Items that are out of stock or available to special order may not arrive in the UK until late February. Our main supplier, Eureka Miniatures, shuts for two weeks over the festive season, and on its return in January immediately has to get ready for a big show in Australia. This affects our shipments, and experience tells us that orders for AB Figures and Eureka Miniatures that we place with Eureka in late November to early December may not arrive until early spring. This is the grim reality of shipping economically in bulk.

With luck we will receive two more bulk shipments from Eureka before the end of the year, which have to tide us over until late February.

Fighting 15s itself does not usually close in the festive season, except on 25 and 26 December and 1 January.  Family commitments this year, however, mean that we are closed from 20 December to 28 December. The online shop, of course, remains open all the time.

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