wilky Bought one of these on eBay. Picked it up today and because it was shipped in bubble wrap and brown paper it was of course squashed. The end of the fuselage on one half has snapped off. Box is damaged and parts have come off the sprues.
Sent seller message with pictures. I'll have to wait and see what the seller will do.
1405 positive feedback, I didn't think that I'd have to ask how it would be sent.
As this was for my collection it's just rubbish to me now
Robert W Martel Great news on the Mosquitos Wilky ! Padded envelopes !! Yikes !! I suppose some folks just don't realize how F'd Up a package can get, or how unsturdy some kit boxes are. You & I get lots of them in the mail (post), so we see it more often than most.
I've gotten as I'm sure you have, kits in some pretty stout boxes that have been so damaged I was amazed that the kit wasn't damaged. These delivery people have no respect for our "stuff" !! And for the prices they get these days, they should be treated w/TLC !
Either of those 2 willing to make good for you ?? Anything salvageable??
23. June 2017 at 02:23:55
wilky Haven't heard back from either of them at this time. I guess the decals would be okay with a settling agent as they are dented and the broken bits can be glued back together. No help to me because I wanted to add them both to my collection and the boxes are really bad.
I'm going to have to start selling at swap meets but it will look like I'm rough on my kits because all the ones I want to sell have squashed boxes and broken bits
23. June 2017 at 02:41:34
wilky Okay, just heard back from the Scalemate. Apparently it's my fault I only paid €16 for shipping and I should have paid €40 with insurance. I wouldn't have needed insurance if it was in a box. I'm fing pissed off with his response and won't be buying anything from him again.
23. June 2017 at 02:51:00
Robert W Martel Ouch !! Bum luck. Hope you didn't overpay for those 2 !!
I'm still looking (well,,,) for a model show/swap meet somewhere near me. Nearest I've seen is San Francisco, Los Angeles or Bakersfield,,, all too far!!
Like I said Wilky, I sure wish I had mucho $$$, I'd come down under for a visit ! lol
23. June 2017 at 02:54:39
wilky I'll have to drive 550km to go to a swap meet but I can stay with my family
wilky Okay, have an update on proceedings. I have received a full refund from the eBay seller. I don't know why but that is pending until the 27th. So hopefully I do get that.
Also received a €12 refund less fees from the Scalemate. I had to pay the fee when I sent the money to him and have had to cop the fee when I received the money he sent me, which sucks but it's better than nothing.
There are a couple of online suppliers of the RS kit but I'll have to save up to get another as they will probably be about the same cost as the initial purchase
24. June 2017 at 23:14:12
Robert W Martel Well, at least you got SOME satisfaction my friend ! Better than not. The ebay one should get through, just has to go through "procedure". Better luck next time !!
Fees,, fees,, fees,,,, fees for the fees!! it's always something ! lol
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