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#31476 OFFLINE   mairandeddy

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:04 AM

@ Red - I don't think you'll be disappointed at that price - it's a glorious model, with not too many bits to break off that can't be easily reattached. :twocents: .... :hope:
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#31477 ONLINE   slartibartfast229

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:48 PM

 Jersey_Devil, on 04 January 2017 - 01:10 AM, said:

I decided to take a chance on a website I found by accident called LooseCars.com which says it sells models unboxed in varying, unspecified conditions when I saw they had the Kyosho Ferrari 250 GTO I've been after for years for $150. I may regret this but I paid using PayPal so if it's a lemon, I WILL return it and get my money back (internet photo):


If it arrives undamaged I doubt you will be unhappy considering the price you paid. I bought the #22 1962 car, and the #24 1963 version for €90 each delivered.
And if any of the more expensive manufacturers have improved on the Kyosho, I don't think the difference in price can be justified.
I am very happy with the two that I got, regardless of possible negative comments......

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:14 PM

I bought this for €124 delivered. I had been looking at one of these for quite a while and jumped on it when it was discounted.
I have to say I am very impressed with the model overall with it being fully open and a really nice engine.
I would drop the overall score however because there are no seatbelts of any kind.
And considering the amount of separate components it's built from, I don't fancy opening it to fit some......
I've ordered a less expensive Minichamps version (also from Modelissimo, and also discounted) and am keen to see the comparison.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:56 PM

Congrats everybody. A lot of time without posting
Today I receive 2 Ferraris :drool5: : BBR La Ferrari Open and 488 GTB Burago Race and Play version (full red it´s a must :giggle: )

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:59 PM

Nice additions, you two

I saw that 934 at a store in person, picked it up and twirled it around every which way, and at the end something just kept me from buying it. Something is off about it
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Posted 04 January 2017 - 07:40 PM

Thanks, Dave, Eddy and slarti - I thought so too but the other shoe has dropped. The business owner emailed me upon receiving my PayPal payment to inform me (with pics) that the car is missing the left rear exhaust tip and the left front wire wheel spinner. I'm not thrilled about his way of doing business and I don't have a drawer full of parts from a myriad of long- broken or disposed of models to fix those not-so-minor issues, but for the price I've decided to go for it. Good thing he has no other models of interest because I think that is a bogus way of doing business. Inform potential buyers of the shortcomings of your stock BEFORE getting paid....

UPDATE. I found a cached view of the site's posting of the GTO and it does say (in tiny, light-colored print) "three exhaust tips" and there is a photo showing the missing spinner (if you look closely), though there is no explicit mention of its absence. Guess my eagerness to jump at the price blinded me to the fine print so I can't blame him...completely. But it's still not exactly full disclosure....

Edited by Jersey_Devil, 04 January 2017 - 07:52 PM.

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 06:30 AM

Thats a shame Red, But I am sure we are all guilty of jumping on something because we got blinded by the price.
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Posted 05 January 2017 - 07:16 AM

Just placed an order for this, so happy i could get it!

400R Red Japan only 300pcs
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10433393
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came to 19,500 yen shipped to me in Australia
15,000 + 4,500 yen shipping!!
cant wait!!!!! :yahoo: :drool5:

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 07:33 AM

 Jersey_Devil, on 04 January 2017 - 07:40 PM, said:

Thanks, Dave, Eddy and slarti - I thought so too but the other shoe has dropped. The business owner emailed me upon receiving my PayPal payment to inform me (with pics) that the car is missing the left rear exhaust tip and the left front wire wheel spinner. I'm not thrilled about his way of doing business and I don't have a drawer full of parts from a myriad of long- broken or disposed of models to fix those not-so-minor issues, but for the price I've decided to go for it. Good thing he has no other models of interest because I think that is a bogus way of doing business. Inform potential buyers of the shortcomings of your stock BEFORE getting paid....

UPDATE. I found a cached view of the site's posting of the GTO and it does say (in tiny, light-colored print) "three exhaust tips" and there is a photo showing the missing spinner (if you look closely), though there is no explicit mention of its absence. Guess my eagerness to jump at the price blinded me to the fine print so I can't blame him...completely. But it's still not exactly full disclosure....
Last year at an event in Mondello race circuit I came across a dealer selling scrapped bBurago stuff, including a totally wrecked 1/18th scale 312PB.
This is probably your best source for the missing pieces. It should be possible to get a thrashed GTO for half nothing. It should have what you need.
As an alternative, a length of hobby store aluminium tube can be cut and shaped to replace the exhaust piece, or better still - all four.
Your's is a racer, and if you search the internet you may find the team who ran the car fitted simpler, less expensive exhaust tips.
My #24 car has single pipes exiting under the doors, cutting down on the wight and complexity of the originals. (#22 has the full exhaust).

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 07:42 AM

 StratosWRC, on 04 January 2017 - 06:59 PM, said:

Nice additions, you two

I saw that 934 at a store in person, picked it up and twirled it around every which way, and at the end something just kept me from buying it. Something is off about it
It doesn't have any roof gutters, and some of the colours the cars ran in make them look 'stumpy'. Some have even suggested the teams cut them off to remove weight.....
However, comparing the Schuco to my 1/12th scale Tamiya version (which has been lauded as right on the money - despite not having the gutters either!) it looks good enough for me.
Of course, when the Minichamps arrives I will have a 1/18th scale alternative for comparison - allowing for the fact that Minichamps don't always get things right.
I will say this though, they have produced the best looking BMW 635 for external shape to my eyes, even if some of the smaller individual details are inaccurate.

Edited by slartibartfast229, 05 January 2017 - 07:42 AM.


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 07:54 AM

 Frenchy, on 05 January 2017 - 07:16 AM, said:

Just placed an order for this, so happy i could get it!

400R Red Japan only 300pcs
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10433393


came to 19,500 yen shipped to me in Australia
15,000 + 4,500 yen shipping!!
cant wait!!!!! :yahoo: :drool5:
I've dealt with this company for many years buying 1/24th scale car kits, and I didn't even know they stocked larger scale 'diecasts'.
I can recommend them as a reliable source for those Asian only specials......

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 09:45 AM

Just reserved these beauties to pick up at the end of February.
1/12 APM/Model workshop F50 GT
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Posted 05 January 2017 - 09:58 AM

Wow Darren, amazing adds. Do any of them open up?
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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:01 AM

All Resin,sorry,the Lancia D50's engine cover comes off but if that's the only type then it will do for me. :drool5: :occasion14:

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:33 AM

My latest adds. December has been good to me :)

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 11:04 AM

Great add my fellow members.
I also recieved my mail with some delay.
Nice start for 2017.
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Posted 05 January 2017 - 11:56 AM

great adds there Sergio & hvahram

Darren, they are going to look stunning when displayed, sealed resin or not :10:
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Posted 05 January 2017 - 12:00 PM

Since i could not find a good pic of the model i use this one instead.
Avanstyle Koenigsegg Regera in metallic red:

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 04:52 PM

got this the other day, AUTOart Maserati MC12

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 04:55 PM

Dang you guys are killing it!

Got these two autoarts. The mazda is for a WIP project.

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 05:11 PM

Mind blowing adds there guys, Congrats to each and everyone of you. Seriously. :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:
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Posted 05 January 2017 - 06:42 PM

2 of these to re decal

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 07:27 PM

Whats going on today everyone?! Like Dave and Wes said, :10: :10:

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 08:56 AM

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 Jersey_Devil, on 04 January 2017 - 07:40 PM, said:

Thanks, Dave, Eddy and slarti - I thought so too but the other shoe has dropped. The business owner emailed me upon receiving my PayPal payment to inform me (with pics) that the car is missing the left rear exhaust tip and the left front wire wheel spinner. I'm not thrilled about his way of doing business and I don't have a drawer full of parts from a myriad of long- broken or disposed of models to fix those not-so-minor issues, but for the price I've decided to go for it. Good thing he has no other models of interest because I think that is a bogus way of doing business. Inform potential buyers of the shortcomings of your stock BEFORE getting paid....

UPDATE. I found a cached view of the site's posting of the GTO and it does say (in tiny, light-colored print) "three exhaust tips" and there is a photo showing the missing spinner (if you look closely), though there is no explicit mention of its absence. Guess my eagerness to jump at the price blinded me to the fine print so I can't blame him...completely. But it's still not exactly full disclosure....
Last year at an event in Mondello race circuit I came across a dealer selling scrapped bBurago stuff, including a totally wrecked 1/18th scale 312PB.
This is probably your best source for the missing pieces. It should be possible to get a thrashed GTO for half nothing. It should have what you need.
As an alternative, a length of hobby store aluminium tube can be cut and shaped to replace the exhaust piece, or better still - all four.
Your's is a racer, and if you search the internet you may find the team who ran the car fitted simpler, less expensive exhaust tips.
My #24 car has single pipes exiting under the doors, cutting down on the wight and complexity of the originals. (#22 has the full exhaust).

Thanks for the kind words and advice, guys, but now it's a moot point. When I replied to the seller's request to confirm my purchase subject to the flaws in the model, I accepted the transaction and added that I felt his site should more prominently specify each less-than-perfect model's shortcomings IN ADVANCE so the buyer can take that information into account before making the decision to purchase or not. After all, the basic point about the site is that there are no original BOXES, not that the inventory may be damaged or missing parts (the Ferrari in question is labeled "nrmint" by the way, demonstrating how that term is so often misused).

I woke up yesterday morning to emails that unilaterally he had cancelled the sale and refunded my money!

Our intention wasn't to deceive our customers, otherwise we wouldn't have sent you any email explaining the missing parts so you won't be surprised when you get it. I feel like I haven't been to your expectation, and I apologize for that. I just refunded you your money, we appreciate your business and interest in our site.

I was p.o.'d to say the least since that was not his decision to make. But at least I won't be scrounging around to find missing parts. Since he had no other inventory of interest to me, I won't be buying from him again, though I'm probably now on some "do-not-sell" list of his anyway...

Edited by Jersey_Devil, 06 January 2017 - 08:57 AM.

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 09:21 AM

^ :gaah:   ...but like you said Red, it's a shady way to lure the buyers in, and definitely, after the sale has been agreed, for him not to proceed - on his terms! :lamende:

However,if there is a silver lining, it would be that you have alerted the DX membership to Loosecars.com's MO.... :occasion14:

And I'm sure Kharma will unite you with another Ferrari deal - if it is indeed in your destiny!!!  :hope: :hope: :hope:

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