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Old 06-06-2020, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dear fellow collectors.
Have you ever order models from www.jetstreamsusa.com ? Are they legit?
I found there a model I am interested in and could not find anywhere else. I emailed their customer service a week ago with a request for shipping fees for Hong Kong as they don't have them on their website. But no answer. I've seen some of you mentioned about them in other threads saying that they have this or this model, but I wanted to hear from people who actually bought... Any feedback would be appreciate. Thank you.
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Old 06-06-2020, 08:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, they are legit.
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yes, legit. iirc they actually OWN part of INFLIGHT models.
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Thank you for your answers. I asked because they have a model I want and can't find anywhere else...But basically their website says : if you buy from abroad, pay first and after we will tell you how much you will have to pay for the delivery fees....
I hope they will answer my request soon.
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They are legit, I just bought 15 models I couldn't find anywhere else from them. Check the freight out first though, I got hammered on brokerage costs to Canada because they used a ground based courier rather than USPS. They said I had to special request USPS.
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Old 07-08-2020, 05:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Generally, scam websites will look like this:
https://www.dthbest.com/about_us.htm
THIS IS A SCAM WEBSITE confirmed from various scam reports, they will use the same email generally (in the case: [email protected]) and the same 'about us' bio.
The prices are too good to be true, especially on very rare models which are sold out everywhere. The websites are generally impossible to find by searching for it on google, they will also have a fake link to Facebook or Instagram. I found this a few days ago while searching on Google for a model I was after, I clicked on a result and I was re-directed to the page above. Luckily I did my research before impulsively buying anything, but my gut feeling was telling me it was a dodgy site.
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[QUOTE=747438;2773208]Generally, scam websites will look like this:
https://www.dthbest.com/about_us.htm
THIS IS A SCAM WEBSITE confirmed from various scam reports, they will use the same email generally (in the case: [email protected]) and the same 'about us' bio.
The prices are too good to be true, especially on very rare models which are sold out everywhere. The websites are generally impossible to find by searching for it on google, they will also have a fake link to Facebook or Instagram. I found this a few days ago while searching on Google for a model I was after, I clicked on a result and I was re-directed to the page above. Luckily I did my research before impulsively buying anything, but my gut feeling was telling me it was a dodgy site.[/Q


main points to look out for. first 2 should set alarm bells ringing!!!


1. they have ridiculous amount of stock. usually 30-100 of a lonnngggg sold out model.


2. prices are wayyyyy cheap. usually $30-50 for a long sold out model which you know goes for 5/6 times that. IF you can find one.


3. if you read 'description' and look closely you will see its copied from a genuine ebay listing.


4. ridiculous cheap shipping! usually $3-5 for 1/200 widebody. usually $80 for overseas. and same price if you buy 2!


5. shipping is always by BESTWAY. never heard of them.


6. if you find it, check their security certificate. its usually only valid 3-6 months. when it runs out they change their name with same details.


7. usually no official address or same as other ones.


8. usually offer 3% discount if you pay by credit card.


9. if you send an email asking for confirmation of an item is in stock, you won't get a reply!


10. page layouts are all the same.
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Old 07-10-2020, 10:01 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Which is the most trusted online shopping site?
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