Looks like this will be a nice model, if I can get my hands on a
A mere smear. That
run of glue is the first thing I saw when I received this model.
It seems funny that the (mythical?) inspectors at the factory, and
the diligent (?) inspectors working for the vendor, couldn't spot
Wanting to return the model,
I emailed the vendor, but before getting a reply noticed that I
must call first for instructions. So I called, and was told that
Corgi handled returns, and that I should call them. I was also told
that with the hassle of postage, restocking, and returning the model
to Corgi, the vendor would lose money on the transaction. However,
the vendor told me to call back if Corgi wouldn't take the model.
(My thought at the time being, "Well do they take defective
models back, or don't they? You don't sound too sure.")
Corgi doesn't want your defective
models. Defective models can be returned only by those who
purchased them directly from Corgi. Remember that when you receive
a defective model.
Vendors inspect models before
they are shipped. Remember that when you are wont to complain
about poor quality or defects. (See the
wings came off for more information.)
Horns of a dilemma.
So what is the poor, cash strapped, and unsatisfied collector to
do? I don't want the model. Corgi doesn't want the model. The vendor
doesn't want the model. And, of course, the vendor doesn't want
to lose money. But, then, I don't want to lose money. And certainly,
Corgi doesn't want to lose money.
I decided to send the model back to the vendor and not ask for a
refund. This way I learned a lesson in economics (how to lose money),
and got a good story for my Web page. The vendor won't lose money,
since he can sell the thing again, or use it as a paper weight.
And certainly, Corgi won't loose money because they won't know what
happened (and probably wouldn't care).
Everyone comes out a winner,
even the other vendor from whom I ordered a replacement (however,
see blue sidebar). If that vendor
doesn't run out of copies before I get mine, a picture of the plane
will eventually appear on this page.