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Lucky-cheaper, or is it bogus??
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 10:25 PM
Hi all!

Have anyone tried to buy from www.luckymodel.com?
I'm new to this site and I dont think it has the reputation like squadron, vls, hannants, hlj etc. so I dont know if it will be wise buying from them. Are they real? Evil [}:)]same question goes for www.ent-mart.com

I'd really appriciate comments. thank's alot! Big Smile [:D]

P.S.
I'm not sure this is the right place to discuss this here, I'm new to this site. is there somewhere else around here to talk about this?
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 10:39 PM
It looks like a good site (www.luckymodel.com). ie nice large pictures etc...
try buying something small. use a credit card so you can dispute the charges if they don't deliver..
their selection of 1/32 ww2 models is good. and the prices seem about right to me. I'm bookmarking the link and If I order from them soon I post another reply...
good luck,
chrisj
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 10:50 PM
Hmmm looks ok to me....lil cheasy on the layout compared to some other storefront sites I have seen, but hey I cant talk you should see my sites. ROFL
I too bookmarked it and will go back and take a better look later.
Chris
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    January 2003
Posted by shermanfreak on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 11:07 PM
I have heard of entmart.com and apparently they are very much on the up and up, haven't heard of this other place yet though.

Just took a glance at Luckymodels .... if you order from them, remember that they are shipping it from Hong Kong. Shipping will probably cost more than the model itself.

Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 23, 2003 12:54 AM
Just what Robert said above. I just got done taking a rea good in-depth look...and while they were cheaper on most kits...the shipping time/price was nuts.
I looked mainly at the new Trumpeter 1/24 North American P-51D Mustang Fighter.
At my LHS its $124.99(+7.5%tax)=$134.36 I walk out the door with it right away.
At Hometownhobbies.com its $98.36($6.00 shipping)=$104.36 I have to wait 3-7 days.
At Luckymodel.com it was $63.99($22.36 shipping surface only)=$86.35 and I get to wait 1-2 months!!! But hey for$31.42 shipping I could have it in 7-11 business days! That would mean the model actually costs $95.41Which is still cheaper than the above options. Hey but with speed post which is 1-3 business days the Model would still only be $103.78....
Thats 58cents cheaper than Hometown....and $30.58 cheaper than my LHS...But Ive never dealt with this company nor know of anyone who has...Sorry dont mean to sound like a smart @$$ but I think I'll waste the 58 cents or the $30.58 and order from a reliable source.
Just my opinion...
Chris
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 23, 2003 1:20 AM
Hi there shermanfreak!
This is a quick reply from ShModeler
If you'll take a good look at the shipping charges for surface (1-2 month) you'll be amazed!
for instance the trumpeter Leopold costs 85$ and shipping for the US cost another 35$ or so, total cost of 120$ !!! is it really that bad for waiting a month or two? (or is it bad for the model?!)

From HLJ shipping costs same price as the kit so I dont know what to do... any thoughts?
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  • From: Central MI
Posted by therriman on Thursday, October 23, 2003 9:27 AM
Here's the reason for the cheap price, but expensive shipping and long ship time:

Copyright 2003 © LuckyModel.com
Global Information Solution System. All rights reserved.

Address: Room 1305, No. 9 Wing Hong Street, Cheung Sha Wan,
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel:(852)2304-7201 Fax:(852)2865-7076
Email: info@luckymodel.com

There in Hong Kong. Nothing wrong with that as a rule (I bought one from a HK company on e-bay once), but shipping is pricey and erattic.


Tim H. "If your alone and you meet a Zero, run like hell. Your outnumbered" Capt Joe Foss, Guadalcanal 1942 Real Trucks have 18 wheels. Anything less is just a Toy! I am in shape. Hey, Round is a shape! Reality is a concept not yet proven.
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  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Thursday, October 23, 2003 11:38 AM
Chrisj has the right idea.......by using a credit card.
I've got a credit card that I got specifically for buying things on the internet. It's got a credit limit of $200 on it, so I won't end up with some scumbag buying a $5000, 67 inch, flat screen plasma TV with it (plus the surround sound system).
Caveat Emptor as they say, let the buyer beware
Cheers
LeeTree

Cheers, LeeTree
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 23, 2003 9:47 PM
Caveat Emptor, Here Here LeeTree!
I have seen many posts on this site bemoaning the loss of the LHS; if you have the option (and I realize you may not), I say support them. The little extra in costs could come back in spades if you need advice/service/special order, etc.
Bruce
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, October 25, 2003 12:29 PM
well dont know about www.uckymodel.com but www.luckymodels.com certainly is not.....? what difference an "s" can make.....
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