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Atlantis and Model Pre-Orders

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Atlantis and Model Pre-Orders
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, May 8, 2021 8:11 AM

Okay, Question;

     Has anyone bought any model or tool this way? This is my first time and I was wondering if it's a safe thing to do. Did the subject arrive or get delayed til you asked for your money back? I know they said my account wouldn't be accessed till it was ready to ship.

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, May 8, 2021 8:23 AM

I don't need to be the first one to have a new release as soon as it comes out,so no,I don't usually pre order stuff.But I guess your results would depend on the reliability of the seller.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, May 8, 2021 8:28 AM


 Well; I don't usually do this either. I promised myself a 57-8 Cadillac  Eldorado Brougham when I turned 78. Well that's on the eleventh. In model form only ( this seems the only way). I wish I could find and afford a fully restored one, Rear suicide doors and all. Especially in Daytona Red.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, May 8, 2021 8:53 AM

You might see if your local Hobby Lobby would order it for you.  HL carries Atlantis kits.


Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:36 AM

The one time I did it...with the rerelease of the old Revell box scale P-3A shipped right on time.

I'm signed up to get their e-mails, and they seem to update the pending releases schedule an average of twice a week. I wouldn't worry, since their communication seems so good, and they seem to be on top of things.


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  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Albany, NY
Posted by jeffpez on Saturday, May 8, 2021 10:45 AM

Scalehobbyist was able to get the Atlantis Allison turboprop kit for me after I asked them to. Send them an email. 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:16 PM

i don't pre-order models but i suppose if you have a vendor you trust it's worth doing.

But I would never do so with a Russian, Ukrainian or Chinese seller. I've heard to many bad stories.

I do pre-order wine from a group of wine clubs, and reliability really varies from winery to winery.



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