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Internet hobbies
Posted by Vett on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:14 PM

Has anyone delta with internet hobbies out of PA well I would not recommend them they are very rude, don't answer emails and when they do they lie. I ordered a kit from the. Over two weeks ago that was in stock and never shipped I emailed them 3 times and finally got an answer saying it would hip Monday with tracking number, so far nothing. 

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:35 PM

Internet Hobbies has had a bad reputation for years regarding their business practices. You are just the latest of many to post a tale of woe with the company.

 

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:40 PM
Yes,there are some pretty long threads about them here in this forum.

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  • From: Armpit of NY
Posted by MJames70 on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:19 PM

Internet Hobbies is just one of the companies operating in this manner these days - they list just about everything, most of which they don't actually have, and have no idea if they can even get it, ever. But they will gladly take your money right now, and fight you tooth and nail to keep it once they have it. Beware of Squadron, also. They have 'available to order'. This means the same thing. They don't have it, may never be able to get it. But your money's good right now. 

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:51 PM

Never dealt with Internet Hobbies, but I have had a couple of really positive experiences recently with two places I had never dealt with before.  One is a shop in Greece called Discount Hobby.  I ordered a Su-25 reference book there that I just couldn't find anywhere for a price that was even close to reasonable.  I paid with Paypal, just in case they were crooks.  Elected to pay the extra 3 Euros for the expedited shipping they said would get it to the US in 2-3 business days..."knowing" full well that the claim had to be BS.  But, my order showed up here in Colorado in 2 days!  Also tried a place in NH recently called HobbyWorldUSA, due to the fact that they had the best selection of MRP paint I have found to date.  Also a pleasant, trouble-free, no BS experience.  Then there is my old stand-by, Sprue Brothers, which has also been great to deal with.  Sometimes their inventory isn't accurate and they have to back-order after the fact, but they refund the money automatically and send you an e-mail on their own explaining the change.  Definitely don't deal with the bad ones.  There are way too many good ones out there to waste time on the places that think everybody owes them a job.

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:57 PM

The good news in the Internet Age is that it's often easier to research an unfamiliar vendor to get some feel for their reputation. Too many 'good' reviews -- which all seem to have the same exact wording -- can be as big a red flag as detail-specific bad ones. Real comments on forums such as ours tend to give more credible specifics, either way.

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  • From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posted by banthafodder on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:18 PM

Thanks for the heads up about Squadron.  I don't deal with too many companies online since I have a couple of great brick and mortar places close by.  I saw the Moebius Elvira figure kit advertised on there, "available to order".  My better half would love that for Christmas, but I think she is out of luck lol, I won't be ordering from them, since I know that kit is pretty hard to find, and expensive.  If something seems too good to be true, it usually is.

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