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Old 10-20-2010, 02:15 AM
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Der Red Max Der Red Max is offline
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Originally Posted by Earl
Sometimes I like to buy sealed vintage kits to give as gifts to friends for Christmas, birthdays, etc.
Where is that "add friend" button, where is that darn "add friend" button?!
Hey LTVSCOUT where did you put that "add friend" button?
Aww heck, that's on that other website...

Hope you won't hold that against me Earl at Christmas time; I did try!
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:15 AM
jetlag jetlag is offline
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Interesting thread.
Interesting, because I purchased what I thought were unopened kits of a Magnum-D SR-71 (kit #5349) and the Space Shuttle Columbia (kit #5343). They were advertised as "new," so I assumed they were unopened.
I should have asked to be sure...
The kits were both 'buy it now's and were about $30 each. Shipping was about $10.00...EACH!
Again, I assumed that if I bought both, shipping would be discounted...wrong again!
The kits arrived in their original packages both opened. No container padding. Some pieces loose in the box.
Both kits were missing launch lugs and engine tubes (had the CR's, hooks, and engine blocks, though), and there were only 4 tape discs between them (SR-71 has 2 'chutes, Columbia has just 1), and all the main BTs were damaged (only one can't really be fixed).

Moral: Don't assume anything.

I will build these; might as well, huh?
I need to ask Gordy if he has the stickers (gasp!) that come with the Columbia converted to decals. If he doesn't, he will shortly!

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