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Old 03-04-2010, 06:16 PM   #1
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Hi,

Just wondering if anyone's used the store

http://www.tamiya-shop.com.au

Any good/bad experiences?

Let me know.

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Old 08-03-2010, 02:57 AM   #2
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So i used this shop once and the shipping took about 2 weeks to get to me, but i got the items as described.

I put an order in a few days ago for a few more things, checked out and paid using Credit card, the money has passed as shown on my credit card statement and now they send me an email saying i ahve to pay again because they didn't receive the moeny the first time.

Seems like they are not trustworthy to me. Will let you folks know what the outcome is.
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Used them once for some screws. Shipping and processing took 2-3 days. Got my items in less than 2 weeks. Guess it was alright.
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anymore experiences with these guys? they have good prices on 3racing stuff
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Interesting that they call themselves Tamiya Shop Australia and they are based in Hong Kong. They also use an Australian .com.au internet address.

Very strange

My guess? They do not have stock but get the items when clients order from them
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Interesting that they call themselves Tamiya Shop Australia and they are based in Hong Kong. They also use an Australian .com.au internet address.
Business is better known as etamiya out of HK. They use a couple of different web addresses.

http://www.etamiya.com/shop/

http://www.tamiya-shop.com.au/shop/

http://www.tamiya-shop.co.nz/shop/
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And don't forget

http://www.walkera.com.au/shop/
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Good way of avoiding GST in Australia
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Stay clear. These guys had 700 of my hard earned and refused to give me items unless I gave them bank statements and photo Id.
When I used my verified paypal account.

They said they refunded the money so I cancelled paypal dispute and 2 weeks later still didn't have the refund.
Long story short had to call my bank to cancel transaction and I was lucky I got my money back. Stear clear and buy from a main. Or rc Mart.
It's not worth it
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That's a very dodgy website. If you check, you will find they have the same "Tamiya shop" address nearly in every country you can think of, but they are indeed in HK. Never dealt with them on the shop page, but used their ebay shop where things are a bit more controlled by ebay/paypal and you have more guarantee that you're not going to lose your money.

I bought something off ebay from them and they then emailed they didn't have it in stock, so I left negative feedback and never touched it again. Before that, it was ok. The suggestion they order stock when you buy somethinng seems plausible to me too. Just go to RcMart, they have everything you want in stock (they actually tell you if not) and the prices are the same.
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