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What is $8.95 standard shipping? 

If you choose $8.95 standard shipping -- our flat rate domestic shipping charge -- our fulfillment center will choose how to ship your package, based on numerous variables. Your order could be shipped any of the following ways:

 
US Postal Service
  • Final delivery: United States Post Office
  • Package Size Requirements: All small sizes, some larger sizes
  • Destination Availability: 50 states, AA, AE, AP, Guam, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands
  • PO Boxes: allowed  
UPS
  • Final delivery: UPS
  • Package Size Requirements: Any size
  • Destination Availability: Lower 48 states
  • PO Boxes: not allowed
FedEx
  • Final delivery: FedEx
  • Package Size Requirements: Any size
  • Destination Availability: Lower 48 states
  • PO Boxes: not allowed
 
*MegaHobby.com is not responsible for delayed deliveries due to carrier error, inclement weather, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, or equipment/system malfunctions. In the case of a delay, we will deliver your order as quickly as possible once conditions return to normal.

If any of these shipping methods are an issue at your address, please be sure that you choose your specific shipping method at checkout. MegaHobby.com is not responsible for undeliverable packages and you will be charged another shipping fee if we need to re-send your package to a different address or via a different method.

 
How are the shipping charges calculated?
Our shipping rates, within the continental U.S. are calculated by using the standard carrier rate tables. We take the weight of the items in your cart and calculate the cost for transport from our zip code, 08049 to yours. To see how much shipping will be, simply add the items you want to the shopping cart and type your zip code in the appropriate field. This method will only work for USA customers. You will see your exact total including the shipping and handling charge. To compare pricing, you may choose either UPS, Fed Ex or USPS or you can choose our Standard Shipping which is only $8.95. If you choose standard shipping, we ship the best and cheapest way possible (PO boxes excluded). For larger orders in the USA, we highly recommend UPS or FedEx. On smaller packages, USPS is often cheaper and faster. MegaHobby also offers our standard $8.95 Shipping anywhere in the USA, and small item flat rate $3.95 shipping! This applies to all orders up to 99.99 -- after that it is free! If you want items to ship to your PO Box you must choose priority mail.

Alaska, Hawaii, FPO and APO must choose Priority Mail. 
MegaHobby ships all paints and glue to FPO and APO addresses.
 
 
How does MegaHobby.com handle preorders?
 
MegaHobby.com is happy to offer dozens of popular items for preorder on a daily basis. All orders require a credit card at the time of checkout. Your card will charged at the time of purchase. We will keep the order on file until the item arrives in our warehouse, at which point it will immediately ship to you. Preorder items must be placed in their own order or the site will not allow you to check out. Please be aware of all preorder disclaimers on a preorder item page, as sometimes an item will not be available for multiple months.
 
Does MegaHobby ship internationally and if so how much does it cost?

We ship internationally, but there are shipping restrictions: paints that are flammable cannot be shipped via Air or to International locations. These items are classified as flammable. Due to regulations, orders containing flammable items may not be shipped via aircraft. Therefore such orders cannot be shipped to international destinations. Flammable items also cannot be shipped via UPS Air or Express mail. These items may only be shipped within the United States including Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and APO and FPO using ground or priority services ONLY.

In order to see your shipping total you must add the items you want to the shopping cart, then proceed to checkout. When you are done filling in your shipping and billing info on the next page, you will see your shipping options before you have to pay for the order. Please note you will be responsible for customs charges and any other fees associated with your order once it's received in your country. MegaHobby is not responsible or liable for any import fees, tariffs or postal charges added by the receiving country for picking up your package.

MegaHobby charges you for the item and Shipping when the order is placed. We only accept PayPal and credit cards for international orders placed on the MegaHobby.com website. You may send an international money order in US Funds to pay for the order. If you send a foreign money order, you must include an additional $7.00 for foreign processing. If this $7.00 is not included in the money order, it will be returned to you.

Orders that are shipped to countries outside the United States may be subject to import taxes, customs tariffs, and fees levied by the destination country or the shipping company. These charges are the customer's responsibility and will be billed by the delivery company. We have no control over these charges and are unable to estimate them. Tariffs and taxes are neither collected nor included in your price calculation at the time of your order; for an estimate of these fees, which vary by region, contact the customs office in your area. When customs-clearance procedures are required, they can cause delays beyond our original delivery estimates.

You are responsible for ensuring that the product can be lawfully imported to the destination country. When ordering from MegaHobby.com, the recipient is the importer of record and must comply with all laws and regulations of the destination country. MegaHobby.com will not honor any customer requests to devalue an invoice for purposes of lowering the duty cost to our international customers, as this is a violation of international law.


Is Everything in Stock?
MegaHobby.com stocks all of the items shown on the website, however sometimes we have inventory count errors in our warehouse and will be unable to ship part of an order. There may be a delay in updating the website inventory to reflect available stock. If you purchase an item and we can not fulfill the order we will notify you within two business days via email.You can either receive a full refund for the item, regardless of payment method or the item can be placed on backorder and it will be shipped as soon as it is available. MegaHobby.com ships with a fill rate of 99.9%.

MegaHobby.com reserves the right to refuse the cancellation of any order that is already processed for any reason, including special ordering large quantities of an item from a supplier to fulfill an order.

The MegaHobby order and Fufilllment process.
Most Orders Ship out in 1-2 business days from the date of purchase. All orders require a one day or less processing time from the moment the order is placed. All orders our batched every business day at roughly 7:00 am. If you place your order at 10pm the night before it will be included in the following day's batch. If you place your order at 11:00 am it will be batched the next day at 7:00am. Your credit card will charged at the time the order is placed. If there are any problems with the order you will notified via email within 1 to 2 business days. We always recommend to customers to create an account before placing the order, this way you can track the progress of your order. If you create an account after you place the order you will not be able to track that order. You can only track order status once you are logged in and the order is placed when you are logged in. 

MegaHobby has been serving customers online since 1999 with a 99.9% fill rate and outstanding ship times. We also have an eBay store (seller id: Plasticmodelkits) and sell many items through Amazon.com. Prices vary from store to store, but are always cheapest on MegaHobby.com. We also have wholesale account plans for schools and camps, please call or email us for information on how to set up an account. Remember you save the most money when shopping directly on MegaHobby.com. Call us Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 3 PM EST. We always answer the phones -- you can talk to a real person right here in the USA!

Toll free: 888-642-0093

Fax: 856-312-8386.
 

What is MegaHobby.com's Return Policy?
You may send all returned item(s) in saleable condition within 21 days of purchase. Most of the items we sell require assembly, read the product info to make sure you are purchasing what you want. Please include a copy of the original paper work and/or order number with returned item(s). Upon our receipt of the item(s), you will receive a refund for the amount of the item(s) returned, shipping excluded. Once the returned item(s) are received, please allow seven Business Days for the credit to be processed. If we make a mistake on your order, you will not be charged return shipping. All items must be returned to the following address:

MegaHobby.com
Attn: Returns Dept.
110 Hurlock Avenue
Magnolia, NJ 08049

If your items are returned after 21 days after date of purchase you will receive a Store Credit for the amount of the items. You can use the store to shop for items on the MegaHobby.com website. Please note that the Customer is responsible for all return shipping charges, unless it's our error. We do not charge a restocking fee. 

We apologize for any inconvenience, but we cannot accept returns on Airbrush Compressors, Lionel items or any item made to order, including but not limited to Geometric resin kits.

What happens if an item arrives damaged?
If your box arrives damaged, contact MegaHobby right away to put in a claim. We will contact the Shipping Company with the Claim information, typically within two to six Business Days the issue gets resolved. After we have been contacted by the carrier we will contact you concerning a replacement item. Call us with any questions at 888-642-0093, we are always here to help and put your concerns to rest.

What happens if my item is missing parts?

Because we are only a retailer and not the manufacturer of the items we sell, we do not have replacement parts for kits. If you receive an item that is missing parts (or has defective parts), please contact us immediately and we will put you in contact with the manufacturer to get replacement parts. Many manufacturers refuse to work directly with retailers in situations like this, and only work with consumers. Because of this we will do our best to help put you in contact with the manufacturer, but often times we are unable to obtain the part ourselves. If we are able to, we will be happy to help!

What if I am missing part of my order?

If you are missing an item from your order, please contact us immediately after delivery. We will ensure that you receive your complete order. We apologize, but we are unable to fix missing item issues for orders that have been delivered over 21 days ago.