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#176 OFFLINE   Pontiacrich

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 09:51 PM

View PostBynx, on 12 May 2014 - 09:33 PM, said:

The COllectors Guild is located in Kingston, Ontario. Ive been there a few times and got some good deals. The store is fairly large and packed with everything diecast. A small friendly staff makes the visit pleasant. They mainly do mail order thus their email address is www.diecastbymail.com
Id highly recommend them as their prices are reasonable and they have a nice selection. They put out a catalogue 3 or 4 times a year as well as having everything online.
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#177 OFFLINE   kevinb120

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 10:18 AM

I don't know, I've bought a few dozen cars from them both WDM and Mineopet both on ebay and the websites and had no issues(I was buying from them well before I found DX).  I've had a couple sealed models with defects they promptly sent slips and I sent them back for exchanges.  One was even a HWE 348 they were repeatedly offering on auction to clear stock that I bought at about 1/2 price on auction(around $45 shipped) that I received with issues and they exchanged it no problem.  They've also taken some pretty low-ball offers on items and I got perfect brand new models.  Not to say I don't try to hit up Replicarz, Mintmodels, and Minimusclecars often first, but they do have a huge selection and they've been 100% with me :dunno:  They may be running at as low a margin as possible but often when there is a hot new release they're the ones who bought more then enough to still have stock long after others sold out.  Check out older HWE or CMC's still available, when others bought 10 to stock they bought 100.  When other favorite retailers get an item I want and it shows 3 available, I don't want to have to make the decision right now every single time to get something. I guess I've been lucky, but it is what it is.

Because of the 'reputation' here I tend to automatically skip listing deals I see from them here just to not receive flak, like the Autoart Esprit V8 and Espada I both bought from their website for $65 friggin dollars, I just keep it to myself.

Edited by kevinb120, 18 January 2015 - 10:24 AM.


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Posted 18 January 2015 - 06:37 PM

My only problem with them is that they CLEARLY shill bid their own auctions.
I'll take that one and that one and that one!

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 08:17 PM

Okay now I understand why those stupid auctions rise about 10 to 20 dollars about every 6 hours now... That is just shameful. And it's always Minnopet on WDM's auctions. Stupid is what I gotta say, but I did buy a car from them once and I ordered another car and they told me it was broken and refunded me before the car was even shipped from their website so I think I'll try to keep on buying from them only for lower end cars though. For high end cars I will always look on the for sale topic here on DiecastXChange :occasion14:
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Posted 18 January 2015 - 10:31 PM

I have only ever had 1 model from wholesale diecast models, my 1:18 greenlight bullitt mustang (the first release without the figure). I bought it in October last year and it arrived in the uk 9 days after it was sent from LA and i never had to pay any customs charges. Car was perfect, no damage or qc issues. I would buy from them again.

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 03:02 PM

I have a WDM wishlist of about 6 models or more that I would like to buy from them.  I am glad to hear they do good business.  All the items I want are all "Buy It Now," so it sounds like I should just do it.  Do they accept offers on BIN listings?  If I could get a deal on a 6+ model sale, that might make me pull the trigger.

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 12:09 PM

View PostRacer 6c, on 23 July 2015 - 03:02 PM, said:

I have a WDM wishlist of about 6 models or more that I would like to buy from them.  I am glad to hear they do good business.

After all the hussle in this topic, you really think about buying from them in good faith? Read the entire topic first.
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Posted 24 July 2015 - 12:36 PM

From my experience with them, the newly released models that I purchased from them were always perfect whilst the only older release/sold out (HWE 360CS) model I got from them had a lot of defects. Probably was returned by another customer then sold to me.

I would only advise buying a newly released model from them.

The one good thing about them is that they always mark the value of the package as $10, which means custom charges are minimal.

Edited by sash07, 24 July 2015 - 12:41 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2015 - 01:59 PM

honestly, I've never had issues with them ever. They have even cut prices for me when i've inquired plus with a flat $12 shipping for gazzongles of models you can't argue with it. They are prompt if there has been a problem with a model...which has only been one case.

I've had more issues from small collectors selling than these guys any day of the week.

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 02:58 PM

I've purchased 30+ models from them over the years and I honestly can say that I've never had any issues from them. While I don't have an opinion on their business practice (diecast sweatshop and what not), I don't anticipate not buying from in the foreseeable future. In fact, I have at least 3 models on my watch list from them right now.

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 03:26 PM

I only bought one car from them, it arrived slightly damaged in the wrong box.

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 05:37 PM

They probably sell more models than anyone else therefore they have more complaints. Still I mostly avoid them as their prices really are not that great anymore, at least not for what I am looking for.

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 12:19 PM

Used to be you could go to their website and order direct as a lot of items were cheaper(no ebay fees).  Now they tend to be a little higher on their website, probably due to their Amazon presence more then ebay.  I've ordered a few more since my last post and still no issues. I have seen them auction returned models with issues clearly listed in the auction(s).

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 06:37 PM

I hate buying from these guys, but sometimes they are just too cheap to pass it up. I received a model from them a couple of weeks ago completely destroyed. There was nothing worth saving. I asked for a refund, they asked for the model back, I shipped and once it arrived to them I got my money back. I know they used to be hard to get your money back, but buying though eBay has made it safer.

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 03:55 AM

This is all good to know. I had models from Minineopet on my watchlist (not anymore after reading this), but have never bought from them as their postage charge is just too much. Fortunately WDM doesn't post to South Africa so I wouldn't get caught in their web.




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