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APA being withdrawn
Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:18 pm
In latest issue (97) of NG&IRM Review in an article by Anders Runnholm he states that in a Swedish IKEA Store last Christmas he was told that they would no longer be offered - no date for withdrawal.
Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:52 pm
just checked Warrington shop, and they have 84 in stock, Manchester have 44. Next time I am down that way I will probably get some more, as still have a few project planned
Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:23 pm
You find something really useful and the manufactures remove it from their range
Was thinking of buying a few to start a modular layout, out here in the antipodes, but will now design my own system and get the lumber cut locally.
Might be more expensive but will be sure of a never ending supply.
Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:19 pm
no reason not to stock up on boxes. One advantage I have found is ease of transport and storage, especially after a few problems transporting my lightweight styrofoam based layout.
Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:54 am
no reason not to stock up on boxes.
They are half as much again, out here in the antipodes, compared with the UK.
Will just stick to my standard layout size (1.14m X 0.4m) for now.
I already have the stand and I know I can transport it.
Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:24 am
I think that the cost here (Brum, UK) has changed...when I got mine it was about £13 plus a few quid p&p. Now they seem to have gone down to £11 but the p&p has gone up to £8!!!!
Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:47 am
FWIW and it's really only of any use to me. The IKEA here in Minneapolis is still getting deliveries of APA boxes, including a shipment coming in this week.
Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:50 am
Last time I checked postage rates for IKEA, it was based on weight, so you could get several items for same postage.
Have not seen any signs of withdrawal, but I always check stock levels before visiting stores.
I do have enough in shed to keep me going for a while. I took 2 down to France, for any project I start there. Currently working on a OO/HO pair of layouts using boxes, to demonstrate my 3D printed inset track.
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:11 pm
Just checked IKEA online and they show NO stock. looks like they might have been withdrawn
still seems to be in stock in USA, but postage would be a bit high.