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#1 Capt.Crash Jun 27, 2007 09:08 AM

Loyalhanna Dockyard
 
Uhh...I placed an order with them a week ago today...their site still shows it unshipped...is that the norm for this vender? :censored:

Captain Slick

#2 Kmot Jun 27, 2007 10:19 AM

Yes, pretty much. Also, they might not have it in stock, so you may be waiting a while.

The two times I ordered from LHD, it took 3 months and 4 months, respectively, to receive my merchandise. Because the items had to be received by LHD from Europe.

#3 EMSPAUL Jun 27, 2007 10:21 AM

don and renee are pretty good about shipping orders that are in stock they maybe a little backed up . give them a call or e-mail them. they are pretty good people to deal with
emspaul

#4 der kapitan Jun 27, 2007 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Hoghappy
Uhh...I placed an order with them a week ago today...their site still shows it unshipped...is that the norm for this vender? :censored:

Captain Slick

Depends on what you ordered, and if they have it in stock. A lot of their offerings are imported, so there may be a wait:)

Bear in mind that you won't be getting "instant gratification" like you may get
from those big mailorder places like Tower Hobby. ;)

Loyalhanna carries a LOT of kits, fittings and hardware, most of which you won't see at the big places, or anywhere else, for that matter. :cool:

A little patience helps in dealing with the little shops---. :D

#5 Capt.Crash Jun 27, 2007 11:06 AM

Ok..thanks...I did fire off a nice email but haven't heard back. It's not a problem...I don't have to have the parts today. I just wondered about the normal waiting time.

Man...Harbor Models spoils ya with those 2 days at your door deliveries! ;)

Captain Slick

#6 green-boat Jun 27, 2007 11:13 AM

I know what you mean.

Tried to get Propshop props from Loyal.... indefinite wait.

Called Propshop... props in stock.

Called Harbor who called Propshop.... had them in 1 week.

Go figure. :rolleyes:

#7 rlboats2003 Jun 27, 2007 12:44 PM

When Don gets it its on the way to your house.
 
The tough problem is getting stuff from euorpe with out paying large shipping costs and shrinking dollar aganist the euro. When I order, I usually plan in the time Don tells me it has been taking to obtain parts. The latest order is for prop shop props for the southampton's 3 mm shaft and set screw. I knew I wanted this for the summer so I ordered now because by the second week of October I can start work on model boats again. I slack off during the summer and play with the real ones. I will tell you once you get the when you will find Don can help you with a ton of issues or expand on his ideas based on experiance - He has machine shop equipment for bushing those 20mm props with 4mm thread down to .0625 with a set screw hole for small tug applications.

I know both Don and Rene as well as Der Kaptian as we are all member of the same model boat club. It's fun to brainstorm ideas with these guys and have close sources to see stuff being made first hand.

Rich

#8 tim slocum Jun 27, 2007 01:09 PM

Hoghappy, I know what you mean, I ordered a searchlight from Harbor Models.week before last.I got an email from them that said,got your order today(Monday),sending it out tomorrow,you should recieve it Friday.I actually got it on Thursday!.Total time between ordering and recieving my lights..5 days.I've got the searchlight installed and it looks great.With service like that, I'll be ordering everything I can from Harbor Models.For the rest, Ill have to wait.

#9 Kmot Jun 27, 2007 03:15 PM

Harbor Models is not the panacea you may think it is. I had major issues with Harbor Models trying to order a JJC sound module.

#10 der kapitan Jun 27, 2007 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Kmot
Harbor Models is not the panacea you may think it is. I had major issues with Harbor Models trying to order a JJC sound module.

Yes Tom, I remember that. ;)

Unfortunately, that goes with the turf when you don't design and manufacture what you sell. :eek:

And even then, it's often tough trying to satisfy a customer---. :o

But after a while you get used to it---. :D

#11 420TEE Jun 27, 2007 04:09 PM

Just as an aside to Harbor Models; I looked up the Midwest Cranberry Isle Lobster Yacht. HM- $279.99 + $19.95 shipping. MACK Products- $152.00 + $8.00 shipping. :eek:

#12 tim slocum Jun 27, 2007 04:49 PM

Because of all the situations listed in the above posts, its very important to shop around.Compare shipping costs,price,delivery time,etc and make an educated decision.Comunication with the retailer is also very important,I doesnt take long to get pissed when communication breaks down.Kmot, your right,I probably got a little too excited because Harbor Models sent my order on a SR-71,but to me,shipping speed is important, I dont like to wait around for something so I can finish a project.Thats just how I am.

#13 smart_racer Jun 27, 2007 09:14 PM

Yes, it does pay to compare item prices, shipping costs, and company polices. I am very interested in the Salivirle Kit by Tian Jie Models, after price searching online, I emailed the company direct reguarding product and shipping costs...it does pay to shop around... being north of the border

#14 der kapitan Jun 27, 2007 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by smart_racer
Yes, it does pay to compare item prices, shipping costs, and company polices. I am very interested in the Salivirle Kit by Tian Jie Models, after price searching online, I emailed the company direct reguarding product and shipping costs...it does pay to shop around... being north of the border

Though it pays well to shop around, what is it that you are looking for? ;)

Contacting a Chinese company will give you promises with no recourse---. :eek:

Buy American, or if you're across the pond, buy in Pounds Sterling---. :)

As Popeye said, "yer pays yer money, and yer takes yer chances---" :D

#15 smart_racer Jun 28, 2007 01:12 AM

der kaptain...The item I was looking for is the "Salivirle" kit by Tian Jie Models

I have been ordering online from Hong Kong suppliers lately, with great results...order Monday... on my doorstep Wednesday (to Canada) by EMS

I buy Canadian, American, and Chinese

I have Paypal'ed my money and have not been stiffed yet...but there is always a first LOL


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