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Mail Order Outlets
Posted by mod man on Thursday, October 25, 2018 6:26 PM

Hi all, I'd like to know what mail order outlets that are honest and affordable. I just had a horrible experience with one which I won't mention (unless you want to know or if it's allowed to post) I've found the local hobbyshops are pricey, almost double of what I've seen online and ebay. Could use some advise here to get hooked up with a reputable outlet that won't cost me money for nothing.Crying

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, October 26, 2018 11:46 AM

So many to choose from. I’m sure everyone has ordered from these sites:

Squadron

Sprue Brothers 

Scalehobbyist

Megahobby

Lucky Model - ships from Hong Kong

Plaza Japan - ships from Japan

Free Time Hobbies

Brookhurst Hobbies, etc....

Of course there is still eBay and Amazon too.

You have to make you’re own decision by shopping around and finding the best price you feel is fair. There are more out there if you know where to look.

Every single online store I mentioned are very good stores for all your hobby needs.

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Friday, October 26, 2018 11:56 AM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour
So many to choose from. I’m sure everyone has ordered from these sites: Squadron Sprue Brothers Scalehobbyist Megahobby

That top 4 are my go-to picks, leading with Scalehobbyist which usually has the lowest prices. I've found all four to be attentive and to give excellent service: my purely personal problem seems to be that most of what I find myself looking to order from Squadron or Sprue Bros. Is out of stock or 'in stock soon.'

Greg

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, October 26, 2018 12:28 PM

Agree with above and will add upscale hobbies for cars/bikes.

Thanks,

John

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, October 26, 2018 2:28 PM

I find the most paint range avaulable on Scalehobbyist. Always check Amazon too.

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, October 26, 2018 3:57 PM

My go to’s are Sprue Bros, Scale Hobbyist, and Squadron.  

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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    September, 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Friday, October 26, 2018 4:40 PM

I have found Hobbylinc to have the best prices, but order processing is slow.  Not a big deal to me.

Kensar

 

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, October 26, 2018 8:15 PM

Can't tell you how many times this has been asked on this forum,so here we go again.

Spruebrothers

Scalehobbyist

Sincere hobby

Squadron

Freetime hobbies

Ebay

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    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, October 26, 2018 9:06 PM

kensar

I have found Hobbylinc to have the best prices, but order processing is slow.  Not a big deal to me.

 

Meh... scalehobbyist has better prices than Hobbylinc. The trouble with Hobbylinc, they don’t always have what I’m looking for. Now Lucky Model on the other hand has even better prices than scalehobbyist. However the s&h is what sets you back. Plaza Japan is another good one for hard to find kits. 

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  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
Posted by Aggieman on Monday, October 29, 2018 9:19 PM

Another to consider is sealmodel.com

I just got the Tamiya F-14A 1/48 there for $77US including shipping. I believe they are based in China.

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    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, October 29, 2018 9:53 PM

Plaza Japan has it for $60.34....

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