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Hobbylink
Posted by ARDVARK003 on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 4:17 PM

Hi all, I have been waiting over 3 wks for 2/  1/2 oz bottles of paint. They have done this to me before. They have lots of good product, but I have found their shipping to be lame. Thave turned into a last resort. Has anyone had the same problems?   Hope everyone is great and your builds are coming out to your satisfaction.  AARDVARK    thanks

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Posted by E Baker on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 4:57 PM

I have too. One time I was ordering a can of spray paint and a couple of model kits, and it took them over TWO WEEKS just to get it out of the warehouse!!! Thankfully I do not do much online shopping, so the shipping is not too big of a problem...

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    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 5:05 PM

HobbyLink Japan, or a different vendor?

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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    March, 2014
Posted by BarrettDuke on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 6:03 PM

So, here's the lesson learned. For everyone still close enough to a local hobby shop, if you buy your models online, you will soon also be buying your paint online and waiting a long time for it to arrive sometimes. I don't know about AARDVARK's situation and I'm not accusing him of anything, but everyone should be aware that this is going to repeat itself many times as we lose what are left of our hobby shops if we won't pay the prices that keep them in business.

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:38 PM

My 2 cents worth. I have never ordered from that site so I don't know where it is. If it is outside the U.S.A. you will have to wait quite a while for paint to be delivered as most paints cannot be sent by air. Soooooooo, it takes a while for paints to get here from overseas. There's not too many truck stops out in the middle of the waters. Once they get to the states, they go by truck. So, from the shores to wherever you are takes a while too. If it was just kits, you'd get them faster as they can go by plane.

If you want it quicker, you'll have to pay a little more and order from a site in the states. 

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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    September, 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 11:18 AM

I have ordered from them several times, including paint items.

Their order processing is SLOW.  They are a family business and it takes them a long time.  On the other hand, their prices are as low as anywhere.

So, if you are will to accept the wait time - price trade off, order from them.  On the other hand if you need something tomorrow, go elsewhere.

Three weeks does seem a little long, even from them.  Have you contacted them?  Did they have the paint in stock?  Is the delay in shipping time (not their problem) or order processing?

Kensar

 

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:59 PM

You left out some details, such as was everything in stock when you put the order in? 

Also, as has been already asked, are you talking about the American shop Hobbylinc (note spelling), or the Asian webstore HobbyLinkJapan - neither of these are afiliated with one another btw.

If it was HLJ, I've had no problem with shipping time, it says right on the product's page whether it is in stock or not, and how long it would be before available.

The American shop, I've not dealt with, I find on average better prices elsewhere...

 

regards,

Jack

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    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:46 PM

Here’s what a lot of folks don’t realize when ordering paints from overseas - especially Japan. They’re shipped by slow boat. Paints, be it enamels, acrylics, & lacquer CANNOT be shipped via air due to their flammable nature. 

I have ordered paint from Plaza Japan and waited 3 weeks for it to arrive. So AARDVARK, it’s not uncoomon (although it is expected) to wait that long for a bottle of paint ordered from Japan to arrive in that length of time to your mailbox.

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:54 PM

jgeratic

You left out some details, such as was everything in stock when you put the order in? 

Also, as has been already asked, are you talking about the American shop Hobbylinc (note spelling), or the Asian webstore HobbyLinkJapan - neither of these are afiliated with one another btw.

If it was HLJ, I've had no problem with shipping time, it says right on the product's page whether it is in stock or not, and how long it would be before available.

The American shop, I've not dealt with, I find on average better prices elsewhere...

 

regards,

Jack

 

+1

And I've ordered from both. Hobbylinc (Georgia) filled my order correctly but shipping was slow. I have a real problem with slow shipping. Amazon has spoiled me.

I ordered a vintage car kit at a crazy low price from Hobbylink Japan and expected nothing. Got a nicely packaged perfect vintage kit I'll probably never build. Took several weeks just like Sheep said, and worth every single day of the wait.

So either spelling, expect slow shipping I think.

That's my 2 cents anyway.

-Greg

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Posted by looos on Friday, February 08, 2019 4:12 AM

Hello

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, February 08, 2019 10:30 AM

jgeratic

You left out some details, such as was everything in stock when you put the order in? 

Also, as has been already asked, are you talking about the American shop Hobbylinc (note spelling), or the Asian webstore HobbyLinkJapan - neither of these are afiliated with one another btw.

If it was HLJ, I've had no problem with shipping time, it says right on the product's page whether it is in stock or not, and how long it would be before available.

The American shop, I've not dealt with, I find on average better prices elsewhere...

 

regards,

Jack

 

Ditto, HLJ is an awesome organization run by an American named Scott Hards in Japan. He used to frequent the old USENET newsgroup rec.models.scale. and provided an avenue for American modelers to obtain hard-to-get Japanese models.

As far as Hobbylinc, not sure about that online store. Many online stores don't carry a lot of inventory. They order items from their distributor once an order is placed with them. Order something they carry, and you get it fairly quickly. Order something they have to order, and it may take a while, especially if the item comes from overseas.

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Friday, February 08, 2019 4:45 PM

looos

Hello

What?

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Friday, February 08, 2019 5:10 PM

Ditto

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, February 08, 2019 9:20 PM

looos
Hello

Howdy ! 

You should post a bit about yourself in the Welcome / Introduce yourself  forum. 

More member's will see you there...... ( I see everything.... sometime's I hear thing's ...... I rarely know anything..)

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, February 08, 2019 10:13 PM

I have ordered from them several times. Slow but ok. 

 

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