Join Date: May 2003
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow
The problem with Gila is that their models, although very well done, are expensive, and there really is not enough interest amongst collectors here in the US for me, or someone else to bother importing them, even at wholesale.
The discount rate from retail is minimal unless you buy at least 10 assorted models at one time, which would involve an investment of around $4000-$4500 if shipping charges from Italy to the US are included.
To make a reasonable profit, I would have to sell them at as much or more than someone who just bought them directly from Gila.
I am simply not in a postion to afford investing that much money to make something like 10% profit.
If anyone is interested in getting any of these models for themself, I would suggest you contact Gila directly, through their website.