I do get amazed looking at prices of gunpla in Singapore looking at how ludicrous that a lot of gundam Singapore shops and online gundam Singapore stores are pricing. There are shops that are selling gunpla in Singapore for as much as 3 times more than the actual price and still people are buying from them.
Interestingly, some of these stores are now very popular in Singapore and they’re charging high only because they have become a kind of known name/brand name in the sector of hobby items. Its however unfair to charge this outrageously high price for hobby items, especially because most gundam enthusiasts are not business persons. Most hobby enthusiasts who buy gundam kits in Singapore are just having the passion about gunpla and they buy gundam kits and other accessories only to serve their passion.
So many these people do not usually have fat bank accounts for doing that and have to really save every penny that they possibly can before deciding to buy a gundam kit in Singapore or a gunpla accessory.
If you don’t mind paying up to 300 times more than the actual prices for gunpla in Singapore, this post is not for you. However, if you are looking to save some money and discover the best ways you can grab the original Bandai kits for unbelievably inexpensive price, be with me for a bit and I’m going to give you the lesser-known, personally experimented tips about how can you buy gunpla in Singapore on the
prices that are astonishingly lesser than the generally found retail prices in the rest of Singapore, including the big gundam Singapore shops.
1.Don’t buy online
This might be sounding counter intuitive as the world is all getting online. Everything is now available online and everyone is buying online in the convenience of their homes. Many of the online stores also have offers and heavy discounts that lures the users to buy the items. In fact some of the items are soled online on really low cost in comparison to what they are soled off- line, but this isn’t the case for gundam kits in Singapore.
Almost all the sites including Amazon and eBay have gunpla kits listed that might be cheaper than some of the shops that charge high but they cannot still beat the actual, cheaper prices you can get them for. One big reason to that is the cost that occurs for selling the items online. There are various types of fees that merchants need to pay when they sell online. This include listing fee, platform commission (a
certain percentage out of every sale), shipping fee as well as VAT and other taxes. Putting this fee together, it does get about 50 percent higher than the actual cost the respective merchant could sell for the expected profit.
This means that if you were to buy this item offline, you could at least save the amount that
they’re paying to the online platforms such as eBay or Amazon.
For instance sells original gundam kits for extremely cheap prices, absolutely unbelievably cheaper than most other shops I’ve ever known. Other than just the shop where one can go and explore the various items that they have available, they also offer the service to meet, on common places such as stations so that you can buy at your convenience on prices that are incredibly cheaper than retail prices you can find elsewhere.
2. Buy more than one at a time
When you buy only one gunpla, chances are that you’re paying more. If buying online, buying more than one at a time (especially if its from the same vendor) can help you saving some money that is occurred on shipping. Often, you may be sent two items on the cost of one, andhence you can save some cost if you had to buy them separately.
In case of buying offline (what I most recommend), you can not only save the time and fuel cost that you’d spent on buying them separately, but sometimes you also get the opportunity to make negotiations about pricing when you’re buying more than one gundam kits at a time.
Does have offers sometimes, where if you buy more than two, the prices are further taken down, while they’re already the cheapest I could find in whole Singapore in my personal experience of buying a lot of gundam kits and accessories over the years.
3. Buy from the right shops
Even if you’re buying offline does not always mean that you’re going to be charged lesser. In fact there are some gundam shops in Singapore that sells gunpla for ridiculously high prices. Its important that you buy from right shop.
One shop that I would personally recommend is
Where you will always be finding gundam kits on unbelievably cheap prices, so much lesser than any other gundam Singapore shops in all over Singapore.
You can save up to 300% of your hard-earned money if you choose to follow the tips I have shared above. I’m sure that once you follow the tips and choose to buy your next gunpla from the places and process I have suggested, you will be able to save a lot of money that you can usefor buying more kits as well as other items.
I’ll be happy to know if there are any other tips you have for saving money while buying gunpla in Singapore. Please let me know in comments if you have any tips that you think can help me as well as others.