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#21 Jordan White

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:48 AM

I find that they're a great site for styrene tubing/sheets/rods since my closest hobby store is 2 hours away.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:22 AM

I've ordered form them once, because their prices were OK and their shipping costs to the UK was much less than the other sites I compared with. The order was slow being picked, as others have mentioned, but I'd still order from them again.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:42 PM

I never understood the being upset at it taking a little longer to get something when the price and reliability was right!
I was never in a big rush.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:20 PM

the guy at model roundup called me a pr*ck and told me never to order from him again!

that'll fix me

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:54 PM

the guy at model roundup called me a pr*ck and told me never to order from him again!

that'll fix me


and the reason was????

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:20 PM

I never understood the being upset at it taking a little longer to get something when the price and reliability was right!
I was never in a big rush.


I think online shoppers in general are becoming used to the benefits of Amazon.com's way of business, where prices are fairly low, orders are often shipped same day and arrival time can range anywhere from a couple days to overnight. It's all about getting the product into the customer's hands ASAP.

Like you, I'm not usually in a big rush for modeling supplies, and most of the paints I order have to be shipped by ground anyway, so...

#27 Greg Cullinan

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 09:30 AM

Do they not seal their kits? Or is it customs opening them?
Also I have two orders with them, one was shipped the 17th and I recieved it today(20th) but my order that was shipped on the 11th hasn't arrived, I am going to email them but I wonder if it's just in customs. Has anyone had similar experiences.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 09:43 AM

No, they don't shrink-wrap kits in Japan.  Japanese modelers like to inspect kits before they buy them, so domestic Japanese kits are not sealed or shrink-wrapped (or is it shrunk-wrapped???)

 

I think N. America is the only place that shrink-wraps, most European companies use tape seals, if anything. 

 

And I've had later orders arrive before earlier orders, usually it is a customs thing. 


Edited by Brett Barrow, 20 January 2014 - 09:46 AM.


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 09:46 AM

No, they don't shrink-wrap kits in Japan.  Japanese modelers like to inspect kits before they buy them, so domestic Japanese kits are not sealed or shrink-wrapped (or is it shrunk-wrapped???)
 
I think N. America is the only place that shrink-wraps, most European companies use tape seals, if anything. 

That's interesting. Must be nice,if we tried it here there wouldn't be much left of the kit by the time someone bought it!
Thanks,I'm not really panic cause I assumed it was probably a common occurrence with the shipping situation.
I took a 2-3 year hiatus and I forget everything,getting old is grand. Lol

Edited by Greg Cullinan, 20 January 2014 - 09:49 AM.


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:36 AM

Greg, what shipping method did you use?,  if you chose SAL then its about a two week wait give or take a few days, if you used EMS, the few times I have used EMS from HLJ, it took a few days to clear customs


Edited by martinfan5, 20 January 2014 - 10:38 AM.


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 11:17 AM

Greg, what shipping method did you use?,  if you chose SAL then its about a two week wait give or take a few days, if you used EMS, the few times I have used EMS from HLJ, it took a few days to clear customs


I just checked and the order I received says express and the earlier one that is taking longer is marked standard. Glad you mentioned that. I thought I shipped both the same way. I'll get the hang of it. I like the backorders and private share house system.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 12:00 PM

Custom's can be a pain, I recently had them hold a package for about two weeks. Not bad compared to some others stories but still not fun.



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 12:25 PM

Custom's can be a pain, I recently had them hold a package for about two weeks. Not bad compared to some others stories but still not fun.


I hear you. I almost feel like my name is in a data base and bells and whistles go off when a package of mine goes through. Lol.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 04:13 AM

Why did this get merged into a thread about Hobbylinc.com in Atlanta?  Hobby Link Japan (hlj.com) is in, where else, Japan!!!  



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 01:16 AM

Overall;  I have yet to see anyone beat their prices with the exception of HL or Michael's coupon buys.  If anyone knows a place that has better prices than these guys; please post the link!



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:07 PM

Hobbylinc is great for tools, kits and scratchbuilding stock. They STILL take a few days after you order to ship it out to ya.