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Mail order suppliers
Posted by Wood on Sunday, January 6, 2013 9:57 PM

Does any one have any info on mail order companies other than Squadron Mail Order. I know about that one, but I haven't been able to find others. I don't want to deal with high interest credit card business.

 

Thanks for your help.......Anyone.

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  • From: NW Washington
Posted by dirkpitt77 on Sunday, January 6, 2013 11:55 PM

I'm pretty sure your bank is the one who sets the interest rate on your card-not the hobby company. No matter who you order from, the rate will be the same. Shipping will be the only rate that a mail order company will have control over.

  I'll let others chime in with other mail order sources. I'm drawing a blank and it's late.

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Posted by Wood on Monday, January 7, 2013 6:59 AM

Let me refine my remark. What I should have said is I don't want to use a credit card for purchasing my supplied. I do know that suppliers don't set interest rates. My fault though. I do have a communication problem at times.

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Posted by RedCorvette on Monday, January 7, 2013 7:03 AM

Besides Squadron, for plastic models I also use Sprue Brothers, Brookhurst Hobbies and Hobby Link Japan, depending on what I'm ordering.

There are some manufacturers that you can order from directly, like Eduard.

I also use Model Expo for wooden ship supplies.  Micro Mark is a good souce for specialty hobby tools and supplies.

Finally, I like to build older "classic" kits, so I shop a lot on Ebay, looking for deals.

HTH.

Mark

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Posted by RedCorvette on Monday, January 7, 2013 7:12 AM

With regard to credit cards, you don't pay any interest charges if you pay off the balance every month, so not quite sure what your concern is.  If you're worried about online security or identity theft, that's another issue entirely, though certainly a legitimate one.

More and more online vendors are accepting PayPal, if you're more comfortable with that.

If you're talking about paying by check, expect longer delivery times, as vendors (and banks) typically have a holding period waiting for checks to clear before shipping mechandise.

Mark

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Posted by Wood on Monday, January 7, 2013 8:12 AM

Thank everyone for your responses.

What I am looking for is a sourse of indivudial track links. I like the AFV Club and Bronco tracks, but Squadron mail order tends to supply only those related to the tank kits of these two companies.

Tamiya vinyl tracks have given me no problems, but I have had poor results for the  Italierie vinyl tracks.

Also I don't have a problem waiting for a check to clear. Since I don't do contests I have no deadlines to meet. I just don't like building a model and a year later I look at it and the vinyl tracks have fallen apart.

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Posted by RedCorvette on Monday, January 7, 2013 9:03 AM

I've purchased AFV track link sets from Sprue Brothers in the past.  

Mark

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Posted by ACESES5 on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 1:55 PM

I order from Spru Brothers,Scalehobbyist and Dragon on line a lot also MicroMark you can use your debit card it will be processed just like a credit card. I've done it like this for years never any probluems. ACESES5

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Posted by DoogsATX on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 2:10 PM

For track links I'd check out Sprue Brothers and DragonUSAOnline.com. Scale Hobbyist is good for kits, less so for aftermarket. Squadron's range is, in my experience, kinda narrow. Pacific Coast Models (pacmodels.com) is another one worth looking at, as they're an importer for friulmodel and tend to have the best prices on those glorious metal tracks.

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Posted by Wood on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 2:35 PM

Thanks everyone for the help. I have some direction to go in now. I don't think my budget will handle fruilmodel tracks although they would be nice.

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Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, January 11, 2013 5:55 PM

Hey Wood, In addition to the ones already mentioned I also use Hannants in the UK, Tower Hobbies, Roll Models and let us not leave out ebay.

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Posted by mfsob on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 8:56 AM

Roll Models - No

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