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Internet Hobby Scammers

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  • Member since
    February 2021
Posted by MJY65 on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 7:23 AM

Thanks for posting again.  I think we've all been tempted to order from some of these fringe places when they are the only ones that claim to have an item "in stock".  Of course, they don't really have anything.

I've really narrowed it down to a few vendors that I've found to be reliable.  Sprue Brothers, Scale Hobbyist, MicroMark, UMP.  I'm sure there are others, but I have never had a problem with any of the four.  

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Internet Hobby Scammers
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 6:50 AM

I know this has been discussed here,but someone on Kitmaker laid it out real nice and clear in one spot,thought it would be helpful,maybe even worthy of a sticky.

A word of caution about vendors during this time of the year.

Remember not to order from any of the vendors listed below! They have been under the PA Attorney General’s lawsuit and investigation. I just saw another modeler being scammed by them on FB posting - one of those uninformed modelers (unfortunately, this happens every year still). B/c these scums own a number of modeling websites that take your money and either never send your purchases or take forever to fulfill, so you could easily miss them and lured by their low prices.

Internet Hobbies,
Hobby Models,
Hobby Wheels,
Hobby Rails,
Hobby Book Depot,
Red Star Hobbies,
Military Model Depot,
Model Airplane Depot,
Model Railroad Depot,
Model Ship Depot,
Gundam World Online,
Model Kit Closeouts and
Model Train Closeouts

are all bad news.

For more background info:…/internet-hobbies…/17429


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