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    dee222
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    Post by dee222 Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:20 pm

    I was recently told that the German Government were ceasing the sale of surplus military clothing and burning or recycling instead , can any one confirm this.
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    Post by vonstuck Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:09 pm

    Hello
    Yes, a surplus shop in my city cannot bought German garment because the black colors is infrared, it seem it is a new rule from Europe
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    Post by edstorey Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:27 am

    Canada has been shredding surplus CADPAT for two decades. I am not sure what this has achieved other than creating a demand for reproduction CADPAT clothing and an underground ecomony for original items. We live in a throw-away society that is reflected in the government supply-chain where it is somehow now deemed more efficient to destroy still functional garments and equipment rather than selling them.
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    Post by mylle Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:55 am

    Thats already going on since 2017, surplus clothing and camo gear wont be sold off as in the past and will get destroyed. So its now already difficult to get Flecktarn trousers or parkas in large sizes. The times of cheap german flecktarn surplus will be over soon.
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    Post by dee222 Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:49 pm

    I had been buying bits of German camo every now and then but I think it's time to get it done , as in time very torn and very faded camo will cost a fortune .
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    Post by mylle Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:59 pm

    Definitely, I also stocked up trousers in my size 2 years ago. As I said, good conditioned ones in larger sizes are getting more and more expensive and hard to find.

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    Post by CollectinSteve Tue Jan 03, 2023 5:19 pm

    Small update on this topic. I recently purchased a few pieces of recent kit. Expensive, for sure, and very risky for the seller. A friend of mine in Germany said there have been cases of police showing up at the doors of people who tried to sell things on eBay. As with other countries, it's fairly low priority for the authorities, but the disincentives are enough to keep selling to a minimum.

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