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South Canaan, PA online modeling seller(s)?

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South Canaan, PA online modeling seller(s)?
Posted by SisuInExile on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 2:12 PM

Does anyone have anything good to say about any of the Internet hobby supplies stores that appear to be run from South Canaan, Pennsylvania using Shopify software?
In my case, I placed an order with a site going by "HobbyWheels.com" for two accessory kits. My credit card was charged, I received an email "confirming" the order and that was that, three months ago. [Top Tip: If you want to complain to your bank about a fraudulent charge, you have to do so much sooner than that.]

It seems my experience was not unique, as the Better Business Bureau gives an "F" to another South Canaan online hobby supply store, "HobbyModels, LLC." Another site, "InternetHobbies.com" also seems to have some connection with HobbyModels.

With so many brick-and-mortar hobby stores gone in the U.S., and the great online sales machine that is Amazon pushing the survivors to the brink, how does one distinguish the small, honest but slow dealer from a fraudster who knows that chasing less than thousands of dollars across state lines is a fool's errand?

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, April 04, 2019 9:57 AM

I've had no problem with Internethobbies.com.

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Posted by SisuInExile on Thursday, April 04, 2019 10:09 AM

[quote user="GMorrison"]

I've had no problem with Internethobbies.com.

 I am glad to hear that. Have you bought from them online in the last year or so? Their problems may have begun more recently. But "InternetHobbies.com" has generated a surprising number of Better Business Bureaus complaints that sound just like the complaints about "HobbyWheels" and "HobbyModels"
https://www.bbb.org/us/pa/mayfield/profile/wholesale-hobby-supplies/internet-hobbies-0241-235973355/complaints
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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, April 04, 2019 10:44 AM
Some of your more reliable ones Scalehobbyist Spruebrothers Redfroghobbies Dragonusaonline Their all in the US

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, April 04, 2019 10:51 AM

Free Time Hobbies is really good.

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Posted by SisuInExile on Thursday, April 04, 2019 11:01 AM

I am happy to say I've had nothing but postive experiences with scale hobby online stores based in the U.S., the U.K. and Japan, with the single glaring exception that prompted this thread.
I try to support our local surviving hobby shops when I can, but a 2-hour roundtrip by car is hard to get excited about.

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Posted by SisuInExile on Monday, April 15, 2019 4:04 PM

Thanks for the endorsement of Free Time Hobbies. I appreciate having another reliable place to check when the urge strikes.

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Sunday, May 05, 2019 10:49 AM

I have used hobbylinc in the past. No complaints with them; you can even get an account with them and earn rewards points. 

http://www.hobbylinc.com/

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