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Mega hobby is a Mega rip-off
Posted by JMorgan on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:52 AM

When the Zvezda Star Destroyer came out they had it priced at about $170. You can find it everywhere else for about $110. Don’t make the same mistake I did with these people.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 5:17 PM

I think you’re over-reacting. I’ve done business with MegaHobby in the past and never had issues with their prices as long as I’ve done my price comparisons. Considering you’re bashing MegaHobby for their high prices, it pays to shop around. If you find it cheaper elsewhere, buy there. There’s no need for you to bash MegaHobby.

I’ve seen other online stores more expensive than MegaHobby. Internethobbies.com is one.

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Posted by Hunter on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 11:18 AM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

I think you’re over-reacting. I’ve done business with MegaHobby in the past and never had issues with their prices as long as I’ve done my price comparisons. Considering you’re bashing MegaHobby for their high prices, it pays to shop around. If you find it cheaper elsewhere, buy there. There’s no need for you to bash MegaHobby.

I’ve seen other online stores more expensive than MegaHobby. Internethobbies.com is one.

 

BS214,

You hit the nail on the head with that. That's one of the great things about online hobby retailers...lots of choices. MegaHobby is high on certain things...that's when you go elsewhere. I like Scalehobbyist.com because of their large selection, customer service, and low prices.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Aaronw on Friday, December 15, 2017 1:58 AM

I've used Megahobby quite a bit over the years, never once had an issue. They have good prices on some things, less good on others. Really no different than most online sellers, it pays to shop around.

 

Mega Hobby has it right now for $116, but it is a reboxed version distributed through Revell. If you bought it last year as a Zvesda release, I think that is what you are seeing for the price difference.

Revell is a US company with a US distribution network making it much cheaper for US buyers. You see the same thing between Revell and Revell of Germany boxings of the same kit, the US Revell boxing tends to be about 2/3 the price of the RoG kit. 

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Posted by ACESES5 on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 7:41 PM

I've found prices at SpruBrothers and Scalehobbyist lower than any others.      ACESES5 2 cents

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 8:17 PM

Okay,thanks Confused

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 8:35 PM

"I can't believe I paid so much" is kind of self-explanatory, you know.

As a small business owner, I get a little miffed at folks however well meaning who post online with condemnations. If the charge was listed and that's what was paid, there's not a lot of room for complaint IMO.

Maybe you can get a refund.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 9:43 PM

With online shopping, if somebody is complaining about a price, they have to look in the mirror first. The price and shipping cost are usually listed up front. If you jump on the first kit you saw rather than taking the time to shop around, especially on a new release kit as opposed to a discontinued one that is now hard to find, the fault is not that of the seller. 

 

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, December 24, 2017 8:59 AM

" G "

   I remember exactly what you mean . I had a Customer complain about a model I sold him as a vendor at a show . He came into my shop saying how he saw it cheaper at a hobby shop in Nashville .

 My price on the model ? four dollars cheaper than my LHS .

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, December 24, 2017 2:14 PM

Tanker - Builder

" G "

   I remember exactly what you mean . I had a Customer complain about a model I sold him as a vendor at a show . He came into my shop saying how he saw it cheaper at a hobby shop in Nashville .

 My price on the model ? four dollars cheaper than my LHS .

 

 

And what's $4 gonna buy him nowadays? Wow...

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, December 24, 2017 4:35 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

 

 
Tanker - Builder

" G "

   I remember exactly what you mean . I had a Customer complain about a model I sold him as a vendor at a show . He came into my shop saying how he saw it cheaper at a hobby shop in Nashville .

 My price on the model ? four dollars cheaper than my LHS .

 

 

 

 

And what's $4 gonna buy him nowadays? Wow...

 

one or two bottles of paint, depending upon the brand

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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