Please read this before you buy from me
The cheapest models on eBay. Guaranteed!
And the best service as well.
We are consistently the cheapest seller of collectible die-cast on eBay. Our prices are between 15% and 20% off the RRPs but, importantly, we charge no p&p in the UK and subsidise the mailing overseas. When you look at the combined price, which includes the goods and the despatch cost, we think you will find that we cannot be matched.
All of the die-cast models that I offer for sale are brand new, mint and boxed, and in perfect condition.
I buy my stock from official UK and European based distributors. My models, therefore, are identical in every respect to those that you will find in any model shop, or offered by any bona fide mail-order or internet company.
Because I don’t have to pay for a shop, pitches at shows or expensive catalogues, I am able to work on the very lowest margins.
Until October 2009, all my prices were at least 20% off the manufacturers’ recommended retail prices. I then used to charge p&p at a level that merely covered my despatch costs.
But in October 2009, eBay changed its evaluation system, which effectively penalised all companies who charged buyers any p&p whatsoever.
To retain our status on eBay, we were obliged to slightly increase prices on our models, in order to reduce the p&p charge to nothing.
In fact, we increased our prices by less than our historic p&p charge, so in nearly all instances our models became even cheaper.
And, of course, we still operate our lowest price guarantee. Find an eBay seller who is cheaper than us and we will beat that price by a pound.
If you compare our prices with other sellers, we think you’ll find that, almost invariably, we offer the cheapest overall price.
Anyway, let me tell you about how we actually operate.
My aim is to offer the very best and speediest die-cast despatch service, not only on eBay but anywhere.
Every item which appears in my shop is already on my shelves and if your payment is confirmed by Paypal before 1.00pm, your goods will be despatched the same day without fail.
If payment is confirmed after 1.00pm on a working day, your parcel will be sent out the next working day (i.e. Monday to Friday).
Paypal, by the way, is the only means of payment I accept. So sorry, no cheques, no credit cards and so on.
If your goods don’t arrive as speedily as you expected, I can absolutely guarantee that the delay will be the fault of the Post Office or the courier. My parcels always go out as promised.
I also want to mention import duties.
We will not falsify paperwork to save buyers outside the EU from having to pay the appropriate import taxes. Other eBay sellers may do this; we won’t. It’s dishonest and illegal.
But because of the problems I have experienced in this respect, I now won’t send items to South America or South Africa, unless you email me and agree to accept any customs charges.
In order to offer prices as low as I do, I need to keep my costs down to a minimum and to be ruthlessly efficient with my time and resources.
To this end, I will not respond to any questions about my models prior to purchase. Any replica I offer for sale will also be available from a number of specialist die-cast websites, which you can contact in order to have any questions answered. Alternatively, of course, you can visit your local model shop.
This having been said, I will respond speedily to any communication about beating other sellers’ prices. I will also get back to you very quickly if you contact me about a problem that occurs after despatch; for example, if a model doesn’t arrive promptly, or if it arrives damaged.
I will, without question or delay, replace any damaged model, or, if preferred, issue a full refund of the purchase price.
If a model gets damaged or lost in transit, however, I will require an email confirmation before replacing it, or issuing a refund. I need this verification in order to make a claim from my couriers.
In terms of postage, all models sent free of charge, to any address worldwide.
Anyway, that’s how it all works. If you don’t like my terms of business, please don’t buy from me, as I don’t want dissatisfied or unhappy customers.
What I say I will do, I will do. I will give great service. Everything I offer is actually in stock, and will be despatched speedily. And that’s a promise.
One of our most frequently asked questions in regard to the sizes of scales, so here is a quick guide to help you with you purchase. The 1:18 scale cars measure approximately 10 inches, 25cms, in length. 1:12 bikes measure approximately 7 inches, 15cms in length. 1:43 cars measure approximately 4 inches, 10cms in length. 1:16 scale tractor replicas measure approximately 8 inches, 21cms in length.
Please read this if you are buying from overseas.
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If you are purchasing an item from us that is being delivered overseas, please provide us with a contact telephone number so that our courier company can contact you if they are having trouble delivering your parcel. If we do not have a contact telephone number for you, your parcel may be delayed.