- New product line: Modelcollect (too many to list here - click here to see them all)
- MNGCS002 1:24 Meng Hummer H1
- MNGSPS033 1:24 Meng Hummer H1 Upgrade Kit
- MNGDS004S 1:72 Meng G.91R NATO Air Forces
- ISD0095 1:48 IsraDecal Middle East Meteors (Israel/Egypt/Syria)
- ISC48044 1:48 IsraCast Spike Missiles (4 pcs) for IAF AH-1F Cobra
- FLY32019 1:32 Fly Hurricane Mk.IIb
- TIG4611 1:35 Tiger Model Russian BMPT-72 Terminator II
- TIG4612 1:35 Tiger Model Russian T-90MS Main Battle Tank
- TIG4615 1:35 Tiger Model IDF Nagmachon Doghouse-Early APC
- TIG4618 1:35 Tiger Model Panhard VBL Milan Anti-Tank Missile Carrier French Army 1987-Present
- WWPG048 Wings & Wheels Publications - AMX-13 Family (AMX-13 75/90/105 and SS-11 ATGM) In Detail
- WWPG049 Wings & Wheels Publications - Airborne Landies In Detail
- ECH355004 1:35 Echelon Ukrainian Road Signs (Painted Photo Etch)
- ECH356223 1:35 Echelon KFOR BMP-1's: Czech BVP-1; Polish BWP-1 & Slovak BVP-1
- ECH356224 1:35 Echelon AMX-13 Part 1
- ECH356225 1:35 Echelon RCAF & RAF Willys
- ECH356226 1:35 Echelon Syrian AFV (Syrian Civil War 2011) Part 2: ZSU-23-4 & 9K33M2
- ECH356227 1:35 Echelon 5.SS-pz.Div Wiking Sd.Kfz.251 Ausf D Generics
- RVG04946 1:48 Revell Germany Ventura Mk.II
- RMX851636 Revell Star Wars Imperial AT-ACT Cargo Walker
- RMX851637 Revell Star Wars Rebel U-Wing Fighter
- HBS81751 1:48 Hobby Boss Bf109G-6 EASY ASSEMBLY
- HBS81753 1:48 Hobby Boss Russian MiG-31 Foxhound
- HBS81757 1:48 Hobby Boss Romanian IAR-80
- TRP00923 1:16 Trumpeter German Sd.Kfz.186 Jagdtiger
- TRP05803 1:48 Trumpeter MIG-27M Flogger J
- TRP09504 1:35 Trumpeter Soviet KV-7 (Object 227)
- TRP09506 1:35 Trumpeter BMPT (Kazakhstan Army)
- SAC48314 1:48 Scale Aircraft Conversions - RF-84F Thunderflash Landing Gear (TAN kit)
- SAC48315 1:48 Scale Aircraft Conversions - T-33A Shooting Star Landing Gear (GWH kit)
- SAC14424 1:144 Scale Aircraft Conversions - C-141B Starlifter Landing Gear (ROD kit)
- AFX10101A 1:48 Airfix English Electric Canberra B(i).6/B.20
- CHC9151 1:35 Cyber Hobby JS-2m ChKZ Production Type 51 with Soviet Gen2 Weapons
- DML6791 1:35 Dragon Battles of Smolensk & Roslavl 1941 Figure Set (3 Figure Set)
- DML6843 1:35 Dragon Sd.Kfz.162 Jagdpanzer IV A-0
- RVG03948 1:144 Revell Germany Su-27 Flanker
- RVG04985 1:100 Revell Germany AH-64A Apache
- MNRB35006 1:35 Miniarm T-72 Track Set (TAM kit)
- MNRB35020 1:35 Miniarm T-64 Track Set (TRP/SKF kit)
- MNRB35029 1:35 Miniarm T-72B/B1 m1984 Turret
- MNRB35034 1:35 Miniarm T-90 Track Set with Drive Sprockets & Idler Wheels (MNG/TRP/ZVE kits)
- MNRB35038 1:35 Miniarm Soviet 88mm 54-k AA Gun
- MNRB35046 1:35 Miniarm Russian AFV ERA Bricks Contact-3 Type-A (100pcs)
- MNRB35054 1:35 Miniarm T-54A T-54B T-55 (Early) Tank Road Wheels Set
- MNRB35055 1:35 Miniarm T-55 T-55A T-55AM Tank Road Wheels Set
- MNRB35057 1:35 Miniarm T-55 (late) T-62 Tank Workable Tracks Set & Drive Sprockets
- MNRB35058 1:35 Miniarm T-55AM Conversion Set (TAM kit)
- MNRB35065 1:35 Miniarm Modern Russian AFV ERA Block "Contact-5" for T-90
- MNRB35067 1:35 Miniarm T-90 Upper Hull Correction Set (ZVE kit)
- MNRB35068 1:35 Miniarm T-90 Tank Workable Tracks Set
- MNRB35069 1:35 Miniarm T-90 Tank Workable Tracks with Rubber Boots
- MNRB35070 1:35 Miniarm T-90 Tank Drive Sprockets & Idler Wheels
- MNRB35088 1:35 Miniarm T-72 m1975 Turret
- MNRB35090 1:35 Miniarm T-72 Tank Workable Track Set with Drive Sprockets
- MNRB35097 1:35 Miniarm T-72B2/B4/BMPT Tank Workable Tracks Set
- MNRB35098 1:35 Miniarm T-72B2/B4/BMPT Drive Sprockets
- RMX855270 1:48 Revell Ju 87G-1 Stuka Tank Buster
- HAS01563 1:72 Hasegawa Junkers Ju188A/E
- HAS02203 1:72 Hasegawa F-15J Eagle 'Aggressor No.081'
- HAS02204 1:72 Hasegawa Mirage F.1C 'Spanish Air Force' (2 kits)
- HAS02209 1:72 Hasegawa Mi-24 Mi-35 Mk.III SuperHind
- HAS07439 1:48 Hasegawa Mitsubishi F-2B '21SQ Return to Matsushima AB'
- HAS07440 1:48 Hasegawa Junkers Ju88A-10 (A-5 Trop) 'North Africa'
- HAS08070 1:32 Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf109K-4
- HAS08244 1:32 Hasegawa P-51D Mustang with Rocket Tubes
- HAS52143 1:72 Hasegawa F-18E Super Hornet 'USS Ronald Reagan CVW-5 CAG Special Box Part2' (2 kits)
- HAS52144 1:72 Hasegawa EA-18G Growler 'USS Ronald Reagan CVW-5 CAG'
- WPDDEC48012 1:48 Wolfpack Decal - The Last Active Tomcats: Iranian Ali-Cat
- WPD17205 1:72 Wolfpack T-45C Goshawk US Navy Trainer
- WPD32072 1:32 Wolfpack F-4C F-4D Phantom II J79 Nozzle Set (TAM kit)
- WPD32076 1:32 Wolfpack AN/ASQ-213 HTS Pod with Left Side Adaptor (for F-16CJ/DJ)
- WPD48211 1:48 Wolfpack Martin Baker A5 Ejection Seats Set (for TF-9J Cougar)
- WPD48212 1:48 Wolfpack F-106A F-106B Delta Dart Ejection Seat Set (REV/TRP kit)
- WPD48213 1:48 Wolfpack Supermarine Attacker Folded Wing Set (TRP kit)
- WPD72081 1:72 Wolfpack SR-71A Blkacbird J58 Nozzle Set (HAS/ACA kit)
- SBA48162 1:48 Steel Beach Accessories F-14 Tomcat Block 125 Update Set (TAM kit)
- SBA48163 1:48 Steel Beach Accessories F-14 Tomcat Chin Sensor
- MIA35200 1:35 MiniArt US Soldiers at Rest Figure Set (5 figures)
- MIA38009 1:35 Miniart European TRAMCar with Crew & Passengers + Display Base
- SAM16-10 Scale Aviation Modeller International - October 2016
- MAM16-10 Model Aircraft - October 2016
- SMM16-10 Scale Military Modeller International - October 2016
- KEYAMW16-11 Airfix Model World Magazine November 2016
- RFMRM5006 1:35 Rye Field Model M1A1 Abrams 1991 Desert Storm Edition
- RFMRM5007 1:35 Rye Field Model M1A1 M1A2 Abrams with Full Interior (2 in 1)
- RMX451000 1:20 Revell Junior Kit - Race Car
- RMX451001 1:20 Revell Junior Kit - Roadster Convertible
- RMX451002 1:20 Revell Junior Kit - Police Car
- RMX451003 1:20 Revell Junior Kit - Off-Road Vehicle
- RMX451004 1:20 Revell Junior Kit - Fire Truck
- ACA12545 1:72 Academy US Navy SB2C-4 Helldiver "Operation Iceberg"
- AAMVHGM Ampersand Publishing - German Motorcycles of WWII: A Visual History in Vintage Photos and Restored Examples Part 1
- AAMVHM10 Ampersand Publishing - M10/Achilles: A Visual History of the US Army's WWII Tank Destroyer
- AAMVHP2 Ampersand Publishing - German Panzer II: A Visual History of the German Army's World War II Light Tank (Hardcover)
- EDU08054X 1:48 Eduard Bf 108 Taifun OVERTREES
- EDU08094X 1:48 Eduard DH-2 OVERTREES
- EDU08127X 1:48 Eduard Bristol Fighter OVERTREES
- EDU08239X 1:48 Eduard MiG-21PFM Fishbed OVERTREES
- EDU08243X 1:48 Eduard MiG-21R Fishbed OVERTREES
- EDU08244X 1:48 Eduard MiG-21PF Fishbed OVERTREES
- EDU08290X 1:48 Eduard Lysander Mk.III OVERTREES
- EDU70119X 1:72 Eduard Fw 190F-8 OVERTREES
- EDU70121X 1:72 Eduard Spitfire Mk.IXc Late Version OVERTREES
- EDU70122X 1:72 Eduard Spitfire Mk.IXc Early Version OVERTREES
- EDU70123X 1:72 Eduard Spitfire Mk.IXe OVERTREES
- EDU82111X 1:48 Eduard Bf 109G-6 Late Series OVERTREES
- EDU82112X 1:48 Eduard Bf 109G-5 OVERTREES
- DML6048 1:35 Dragon M4A1 Sherman 75mm Early
- DML6698 1:35 Dragon M4A3 75(W) Sherman ETO ~ Smart Kit
- DML6848 1:35 Dragon Sd.Kfz.182 KingTiger Porsche Turret w/Zimmerit (2 in 1)
- TAM61114 1:48 Tamiya Grumman F-14A Tomcat
- SBA48161 1:48 Steel Beach Accessories F-14 Tomcat Tail Stiffeners (TAM kit)
- EDU632093 1:32 Eduard Brassin CBU-87 Combined Effects Munition Bomb Set
- EDU648281 1:48 Eduard MC.202 Folgore Exhaust Stacks (HAS kit)
- EDU648282 1:48 Eduard Bf 109F Wheels (EDU kit)
- EDU648283 1:48 Eduard P-38J Lightning Turbochargers & Air Intakes (ACA kit)
- EDU648284 1:48 Eduard Harrier GR Mk.7/9 Detail Set (HAS kit)
- EDU672130 1:72 Eduard Brassin B-17G Flying Fortress Wheel Set (AFX kit)
- EDU672131 1:72 Eduard Brassin B-17G Flying Fortress Engines Set (AFX kit)
- EDU672133 1:72 Eduard Brassin B-17G Flying Fortress Turbochargers (AFX kit)
- EDU672134 1:72 Eduard Brassin Spitfire Mk.IX Undercarriage Legs (EDU kit)
- EDU672135 1:72 Eduard Brassin Spitfire Mk.IX Undercarriage Legs with Wheels [5-spoke smooth] (EDU kit)
- EDU672136 1:72 Eduard Brassin Spitfire Mk.IX Undercarriage Legs with Wheels [5-spoke pattern] (EDU kit)
- EDU672137 1:72 Eduard Brassin Spitfire Mk.IX Undercarriage Legs with Wheels [4-spoke smooth] (EDU kit)
- EDU672138 1:72 Eduard Brassin Spitfire Mk.IX Undercarriage Legs with Wheels [4-spoke pattern] (EDU kit)
- EDU672140 1:72 Eduard Brassin UB-32A-24 Rocket Pods
- EDUBIG3369 1:32 Eduard BIG ED T-28B Trojan Super Detail Set (KTH kit)
- EDUBIG3587 1:35 Eduard BIG ED Su-76M Super Set (TAM kit)
- EDUBIG49158 1:48 Eduard BIG ED Su-33 Flanker Color PE Super Set (KIN kit)
- EDUBIG5341 1:350 Eduard BIG ED USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 PE Super Set Part 1 (TRP kit)
- EDUBIG72113 1:72 Eduard BIG ED Mirage F.1 PE Super Set (SPH kit)
- EDU32887 1:32 Eduard Color PE - Seatbelts France WW2 [STEEL]
- EDU32888 1:32 Eduard Color PE - Seatbelts RFC WW1 [STEEL]
- EDU36347 1:35 Eduard PE - MIM-104F PAC-3 Patriot (DRA kit)
- EDU36348 1:35 Eduard PE - US Ties Downs & Straps [STEEL]
- EDU48898 1:48 Eduard PE - F-18C Hornet Exterior Detail Set (KIN kit)
- EDU48899 1:48 Eduard PE - Bf 109F-4 Detail Set (EDU kit)
- EDU49106 1:48 Eduard Color Seatbelts - France WW2 (Steel)
- EDU49107 1:48 Eduard Color Seatbelts - RFC WW1 (Steel)
- EDU49794 1:48 Eduard Color PE - F-18C Hornet Detail Set (KIN kit)
- EDU49795 1:48 Eduard Color PE - F-18C Hornet Seatbelts (KIN kit)
- EDU53175 1:144 Eduard PE - HMCS Snowberry Pt 1 Armament Detail Detail Set (REV kit)
- EDU53176 1:144 Eduard PE - HMCS Snowberry Pt 2 Superstructure Detail Detail Set (REV kit)
- EDU72629 1:72 Eduard PE - B-17G Flying Fortress Landing Flaps (AFX kit)
- EDU72630 1:72 Eduard PE - B-17G Flying Fortress Bomb Bay Detail Set (AFX kit)
- EDU72631 1:72 Eduard PE - B-17G Flying Fortress Exterior Detail Set (AFX kit)
- EDU72632 1:72 Eduard PE - WW2 USAAF Bomber Resupply Set Detail Set (AFX kit)
- EDU72633 1:72 Eduard PE - Mi-24 Mi-35 Hind Detail Set (EDU kit)
- EDU73045 1:72 Eduard Color PE - Seatbelts France WW2 (Steel)
- EDU73046 1:72 Eduard Color PE - Seatbelts RFC WW1 (Steel)
- EDU73566 1:72 Eduard Color PE - Jet Provost T.3 / T.3a Detail Set (AFX kit)
- EDU73567 1:72 Eduard Color PE - B-17G Flying Fortress Cockpit Interior Detail Set (AFX kit)
- EDU73568 1:72 Eduard Color PE - B-17G Flying Fortress Seatbelts (AFX kit)
- EDU73569 1:72 Eduard Color PE - B-17G Flying Fortress Rear Interior Detail Set (AFX kit)
- EDU73570 1:72 Eduard Color PE - B-17G Flying Fortress Front Interior Detail Set (AFX kit)
- EDUCX463 1:72 Eduard Mask - Jet Provost T.3 / T.3a (AFX kit)
- EDUCX464 1:72 Eduard Mask - B-17G Flying Fortress (AFX kit)
- EDUCX465 1:72 Eduard Mask - Hellcat Mk.I (EDU kit)
- EDUEX532 1:48 Eduard Mask - MiG-21PF Fishbed with Canopy Seal (EDU kit)
- EDUEX533 1:48 Eduard Mask - T-33A Shooting Star (GWH kit)
- EDUEX534 1:48 Eduard Mask - F-18C Hornet (KIN kit)
- EDUEX535 1:48 Eduard Mask - Bf 109F-4 (EDU kit)
- EDUJX195 1:32 Eduard Mask - Yak-3 (SPH kit)
- EDUFE794 1:48 Eduard Color Zoom PE - F-18C Hornet (KIN kit)
- EDUSS566 1:72 Eduard Color Zoom PE - Jet Provost T.3 / T.3a (AFX kit)
- EDUSS567 1:72 Eduard Color Zoom PE - B-17G Flying Fortress (AFX kit)
- EDUD48026 1:48 Eduard Decals - Bf 109F Stencils
- EDUD72010 1:72 Eduard Decals - Spitfire British WW2 Roundels Late
- EDU02116 1:72 Eduard Mi-24 Hind in Czech and Czechoslovak Service DUAL COMBO (2 kits)
- EDU82114 1:48 Eduard Bf 109F-4 ProfiPACK
- EDU07437 1:72 Eduard Hellcat Mk.I Weekend Edition
- EDU82113X 1:48 Eduard Bf 109G-6 Early Version OVERTREES - back in stock
- SBM033 SB Models - Aluminum Modelling Tray / Organizer
- ITA1385 1:72 Italeri F-18 Hornet Swiss Air Force
- ITA2510 1:32 Italeri Mirage IIIE/R
- FLY32009 1:32 Fly Focke Achgelis Fa 330 Captured German Gyroglider
- FLY48014 1:48 Fly Roland D.VIa
- FLY48017 1:48 Fly Jet Provost T.3 / T.3A
- FLY48019 1:48 Fly Jet Provost T.4
- FLY72006 1:72 Fly Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V
- FLY72007 1:72 Fly Armstrong Whitworth Whitley GR Mk.VII
- FLY72012 1:72 Fly Avia BH-21 Belgian and Czechoslovak Service
- FLY72013 1:72 Fly Caproni Ca.101 with 7-Cylinder Engine
- FLY72016 1:72 Fly Avia BH-21
- FLY72018 1:72 Fly Avrocar Racer X
- MAK32018K 1:32 Maketar Paint Masks Insignia Series - Royal Australian Air Force Modern Roundels
- MAK32023K 1:32 Maketar Paint Masks Insignia Series - Canadian Air Force Standard CAF Roundels
- MAK32025K 1:32 Maketar Paint Masks Insignia Series - Canadian Air Force Symmetrical Era 1973-83 Vol 1
- MAK32026K 1:32 Maketar Paint Masks Insignia Series - Canadian Air Force Symmetrical Era 1973-83 Vol 2
- MAK32027K 1:32 Maketar Paint Masks Insignia Series - Canadian Air Force Canadian Flag
- MAK32028K 1:32 Maketar Paint Masks Insignia Series - Canadian Air Force Numerals Vol 1
- MAK32031K 1:32 Maketar Paint Masks Insignia Series - Canadian Air Force CAF
- MAK32046K 1:32 Maketar Paint Masks Luftwaffe Series - Arado Ar 196A-3
- MAK32057K 1:32 Maketar Paint Masks Luftwaffe Series - Bf 110 All Variants - Code Letters & Numbers - Regular & Outlined
- MAK32058K 1:32 Maketar Paint Masks Luftwaffe Series - Me 262 - Code Letters & Numbers - Regular & Outlined
- MAK32064K 1:32 Maketar Paint Masks Insignia Series - Russian Red Stars without Outline
- MAK32073K 1:32 Maketar Paint Masks Insignia Series - Bf 109F/G/K Insignia
- MAK32077K 1:32 Maketar Paint Masks Bomber Series - Mosquito B Mk.IV Series II (HKM kit)
- MAK32086K 1:32 Maketar Paint Masks Fighter Series - P-39Q P-39N Airacobra (KTH kit)
- MAK32087K 1:32 Maketar Paint Masks Fighter Series - Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero (TAM kit)
- MAK32109K 1:32 Maketar Paint Masks Fighter Series - F-86D Sabre Dog (KTH kit)
New Product Line
New product line: Modelcollect
New Product Line
New product line: Dr Mike's Glue
New Product Line
New product line: Miniarm. First box arrived. More are on the way.
New Updated Website!
Welcome to our "new" webstore! In reality, it is both new and current. What we mean by that is the front of the store (what you see) is all new, but all the backend (what runs the site behind the scenes) is unchanged. Pretty much the equivalent of putting a new front façade on an existing building. All of your login information, order history, wish list, etc. is still there just like before. The search engine is unchanged and works exactly as it did before. Here is what is new:
New Updated Look An updated modern look. Bold brighter colors. Larger search box located right at the top center of the screen. All categories are now located together on the left side. Easier to read categories names.
Responsive Web Design Responsive web design is an approach to web design aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to tablets and mobile phones). Our new website has been rebuilt to be responsive and creates a seamless, uniform experience for all shoppers by rendering your website appropriately on any device.
Wider Layout Wider layout to take advantage of everyone's widescreen monitors. This allows you to see more on the screen before having to scroll.
Mega Menus New large pop-up menus when you hover over a category. To see an example of this, put your mouse over "Aircraft".
Quick View When you are looking at a list of products (either from the results of a search, or clicking onto a category or sub-category), when you hover the mouse over the thumbnail picture, the "Quick View" button appears over the picture. If you click on it, it will pop up a windows that shows the product details (same as if you were to click on the title to go to the product's detail page.
Hot New Items The Hot New Items are now located on a slider below the slideshow. To see all the hot new items we have, just click on either the left or right scroll buttons to scroll through them.
New Lower Cost International Shipping Option for Small Parcels
A new shipping method called Economy International Shipping is now being offered. It offers a shipping cost that can be up to 50% lower than the US Postal Service for international addresses. This low cost international shipping method is for small packages weighing up to 4.4 pounds to certain countries. Transit times may vary and can range anywhere from 2 to 4+ weeks. Limited tracking is available. Packages shipping this method may not ship daily, but will ship at least every other day, depending on the number of packages awaiting shipment via this method.
This method is currently offered to: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, and Switzerland.
Deal of the Day is Back
The Deal of the Day special is back. Check back daily to see what amazing deal is being offered. This time around we will list each deal for 2 days to allow you more time to take advantage of it, with new deals appearing daily.
Emails / Emails Not Received
Please be aware that we send you two emails for each order placed: the Order Confirmation email (sent when order is placed) and the Shipping Notification email (sent when we process/ship your order). If you are not receiving either or both of these email (or any other emails such as responses to emails sent to email@example.com , this likely means either your ISP is blocking them; they are in your spam folder; or your spam filter settings may be set too high (this is particularly an issue with AOL and Earthlink/Mindspring email accounts).
New Payment Method Accepted: Pay with Amazon
For your convenience, we are now accepting payments via Pay with Amazon. To pay for an order with Pay with Amazon, just click on the Pay with Amazon logo located at the bottom right of the shopping cart page (next to the Checkout with PayPal button).
Important Shipping Rates News for UPS and FedEx - Please Read (Jan 1, 2015)
We are that time again where our shippers (UPS and FedEx) raise their shipping rates. Rates going up have been an annual event since we have been in business, but there is one BIG change this year that both UPS and FedEx are implementing effective Dec 29 and Jan 5, respectively, that everyone should know about – charging shipping rates based on Dimensional Weight (aka DimWeight). For all essential purposes, DimWeight is the system of charging shipping cost based on the size of the package rather than the actual weight of the package. Although DimWeight is not a new concept, packages under 3 cubic feet (which is most of our outgoing packages) have been exempt from DimWeight until now.
What this means to us:
Our system of shipping cost is to charge our customers based on the actual cost of shipping that order, and until now, it has been calculated based on the weight of the package. The new DimWeight system now means we will not be able to accurately determine the expected shipping cost until the order is pulled and packed. Only at this point will we have the required information (the dimensions of the package) to be able to calculate the actual shipping cost.
What this means to you:
We will no longer be able to show you a fairly accurate shipping cost estimate at checkout for both UPS and FedEx shipping. The shipping cost shown to you at checkout is going to be an inflated amount that we collect pretty much assuming a worst case scenario, and we will refund any overage collected for shipping once the actual cost is determined. The reason we have to over collect up front is due to credit card security protocols now. When you place an order, an authorization is run to validate your credit card and determine if you have sufficient credit limit (sufficient balance for debit cards) and this authorization also reserves that amount temporarily. When we ship your order, we then can only collect up to this amount in reserve (or an amount lesser than the reserved amount) and no more. To protect your credit card information, we cannot see your credit card information other than the last four digits and the card type, which eliminates the option for us to charge for shipping (or excess shipping cost) afterward.
This is the reason we started the Lowest Cost Available shipping option (for USA only at this time) earlier this autumn. This will allow you to tell us that you want us to select the shipping method that is the lowest cost available for your order. For more details on this shipping option,please click here.
Please note that what we charge for shipping is completely unchanged in the 10+ years we have been in business – a shipping cost based on the actual cost charged to us (we do not make any profit on shipping – in fact every year we pay out more in shipping related charges that we collect due to the system not being perfect, and if not correct, it is almost always an undercharge).
- Dimensional Weight (DimWeight) is where the shipping cost is based on the size/dimensions of the package
- Both UPS and FedEx are going to DimWeight to determine the cost of shipping effective Dec 29 and Jan 1, respectively.
- We will no longer be able to show you at checkout a fairly accurate estimate of the shipping cost for both UPS and FedEx - For UPS and FedEx, we will be collecting essentially a worse case scenario cost, and we will refund any overage collected for shipping once the actual cost is determined
- If you are price sensitive to shipping cost, we recommend you select the Lowest Cost Available shipping option where we can select the shipping method for you order than costs the least.
New Shipping Option (for USA) - Lowest Cost Available
The "Lowest Cost Available" shipping option has the Sprue Brothers staff select the lowest cost shipping available for your order. The shipping method used could be any method including (and no limited to) USPS 1st Class Mail, USPS Media Mail, USPS Parcel Select, USPS Priority Mail, UPS Ground, or UPS SurePost. At this time, this method is only available to US shipping addresses.
The computer system does its best to offer the best possible shipping options/cost, however there are many idiosyncrasies in shipping that only a human can account for and determine the actual lowest cost option. By selecting this shipping method, you are requesting that the Sprue Brothers staff select the shipping method for your order that is the lowest cost (we will not factor any other factor such as the shipping time - only the cost will used to determine the shipping method used. If you need your order by a certain date or in a timely manner, we do not recommend you select this shipping option.
The cost of this method is only an estimate. The amount collected at checkout is an amount that the shipping cost should not likely exceed the final actual shipping cost. In the situation that it does, we will contact you to determine how you want to proceed. NOTE - SBM has no choice but to over collect due to the credit card security protocols that does not allow our staff to adjust the authorization amount upward if needed (our staff cannot even see your credit card information to put in a new charge if it was needed). Once we determine the actual/final shipping cost and method, our staff will refund any excess shipping cost collected that was not needed as we do already now.
What does "In Stock" mean to us?
Our definition of "In Stock" means that the item is actually in our warehouse (not at our distributors'/suppliers' warehouse) and is ready to immediately ship to you.
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We have been receiving a lot of inquiries lately regarding whether we actually have something in stock as our website indicates. This is likely due to the practices of other online hobby stores who have a different definition of what "In Stock" means. In case you are not familiar with our business practices, we use a real time inventory system that shows (accurately and live/in real time) what is available for sale and how many. It automatically and instantly updates the available quantities after each order is successfully placed.
Also, our definition of "In Stock" means that the item is actually in our warehouse (not at our distributors'/suppliers' warehouse) and is ready to immediately ship to you. Thus if you order from us, you will reliably and quickly receive what you order. On a side note, we are also human, so on rare occasion something could be in error, however our error rate in 2009 to-date has well been less than 0.1%.
Everything listed as IN STOCK is actually in stock* - If you see it, we have it - no need to wait for us to get it in before we ship to you like some other retailers. We typically ship the next business day after receipt of payment which means you get your item quickly.
Continental US (lower 48 states) Customers - our standard policy is for half price shipping for orders of $100, and free shipping for orders over $200 via the lowest cost ground shipping method (either UPS Ground, or USPS Parcel Post).
* The displayed inventory is in real time / the only exception is when we are vending at a show (show list above) which we update our inventory with 24 hours of the show's end.
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.