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Old 09-13-2019, 07:17 AM   #1
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Is it just me not paying enough attention to releases or did the Phoenix releases that were announced for release in August never arrive with UK sellers?

I've currently got a month old pre-order for the KLM 787-10 100 Years awaiting fulfilment, marked as due in August.

Meanwhile eBay postings for the same model in the US and EU have been up since around the 9th and 12th of August.
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Old 09-13-2019, 08:11 AM   #2
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I'm still waiting for my per-ordered Amazon Prime 767 via Aircraft Model Store ( from UK ) - they are saying that supply problem is a reason for delay and it will take another few weeks or months till next batch will be produced. I don't believe in that - once models are gone they are gone...

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I'm still waiting for my pre-ordered Amazon Prime 767 ordered via Aircraft Model Store ( from UK ) - they were saying that supply problem is a reason for delay and it will take another few weeks or months till next batch will be produced
At least it's not just me then. I suppose it's just a waiting game, at least the transaction for mine is still pending and not in the sellers bank account.
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That's why I was pretty pissed when the NG Delta Tristar didn't arrive at any of the retailers I use. Luckily I sourced one through a retailer on the Continent. Bit bizarre if you ask me,with no credible explanation!
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Old 09-14-2019, 04:51 AM   #5
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Hmmm.... If im not mistaken, the 787 100th by Pheonix arrived early at one of my retailers. I've had that model for a while now. I usually don't preorder, and buy models from who got their hands on it first. All NG Models come to my Canadian retailers 1 month after being released. Which is why I'd usually order from Waffle or EzToys and own the models a month before my retailers even receive theirs... Perhaps it was a logistical issue?
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Like many collectors, I’m starting to try and avoid pre-ordering models. However I have found some UK retailers announcing they have models in stock on their websites only to be later told they are still waiting for the delivery?
I assume it’s to get the orders in before rival distributors?
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Like many collectors, I’m starting to try and avoid pre-ordering models. However I have found some UK retailers announcing they have models in stock on their websites only to be later told they are still waiting for the delivery?
I assume it’s to get the orders in before rival distributors?
Oh my. Sounds like Aviation Retail Direct. If they have it in stock and ship it, no email, no tracking number, nothing.

I recently ordered a United 757-200 1:200 Battleship (Made in 2016, Long sold out) because they said they had "one in stock"

I ordered it only to be told I would have to wait a month because they "ordered" it knowing full well theres no inventory left. Thankfully my PP wasn't charged and I will be preventing further dealings with ARD...
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Like many collectors, I’m starting to try and avoid pre-ordering models. However I have found some UK retailers announcing they have models in stock on their websites only to be later told they are still waiting for the delivery? [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/images/smilies/confused.gif[/IMG]
I assume it’s to get the orders in before rival distributors?
Oh my. Sounds like Aviation Retail Direct. If they have it in stock and ship it, no email, no tracking number, nothing.

I recently ordered a United 757-200 1:200 Battleship (Made in 2016, Long sold out) because they said they had "one in stock"

I ordered it only to be told I would have to wait a month because they "ordered" it knowing full well theres no inventory left. Thankfully my PP wasn't charged and I will be preventing further dealings with ARD...
Oh dear. I wasn't going to name the retailer but it is in fact ARD I have my preorder with. They seem to have had other Phoenix releases fron the same month but not the KLM. I'll give them a little more time and may sadly have to try and source it elsewhere at a premium due to postage.
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