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The Largest Diecast Store
3500 Square Feet
One of the big questions when you’re a car memorabilia collector certainly has to be, where exactly do you go to find new and cool items? As far as dedicated stores go, your options are slim. Chances are it won’t always be an easy task finding exactly what you are after. Enter Diecast Depot out of Edmonton, Alberta, who, since opening in 2005, has created a place where enthusiasts can have it all in a one-stop shop.
Owned by wife and husband Joanne and Barry, the store remains in its original 3,500 sq-ft shop in Northwest Edmonton and continues to thrive as one of the largest diecast stores in the world. Initially relying on getting new customers through word of mouth, the store has stepped up advertising in the past few years which has allowed them to reach the next level and become one of the premier stores of its kind. Although there is quite a following of regular customers, Diecast Depot also ships worldwide, having sent products to places as far as Japan.
Tons of Inventory
As with any other type of product, there are a number of different trends that go on through the auto memorabilia world and Diecast Depot prides itself staying for staying on top of them and stocking their shelves with the latest and greatest. Receiving new shipments of products every 4-6 weeks, Joanne and Barry are constantly checking on what’s new in the industry and what people are looking for.
Although it’s hard to nail it down exactly due to there being such a wide range of items available at the store, Joanne tells us that diecasts of movie cars have always been and will continue to be a big seller. Whether it is the Batmobile to any of the cars from Fast and the Furious franchise, these have always been a huge deal to collectors and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.
The perfect Gift
Looking ahead to the future, being that stores like it are few and far between, Diecast Depot expects that it will continue to thrive thanks in part to their regular customers, but also because any of their vast arrays of products make a great gift for anyone who has any sort of interest in the automotive industry.