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    • Mike

      PhotoBucket are no longer permitting 3rd party hosting   01/07/17

      As most of you are now painfully aware, Photobucket (PB) are stopping/have stopped allowing their members to link their accumulated years of photos into forums and the like, which they call 3rd party linking.  You can give them a non-refundable $399 a year to allow links, but I doubt that many will be rushing to take them up on that offer.  If you've previously paid them for the Pro account, it looks like you've got until your renewal to find another place to host your files, but you too will be subject to this ban unless you fork over a lot of cash.   PB seem to be making a concerted move to another type of customer, having been the butt of much displeasure over the years of a constantly worsening user interface, sloth and advertising pop-ups, with the result that they clearly don't give a hoot about the free members anymore.  If you don't have web space included in your internet package, you need to start looking for another photo host, but choose carefully, as some may follow suit and ditch their "free" members at some point.  The lesson there is keep local backups on your hard drive of everything you upload, so you can walk away if the same thing happens.   There's a thread on the subject here, so please use that to curse them, look for solutions or generall grouse about their mental capacity.   Not a nice situation for the forum users that hosted all their photos there, and there will now be a host of useless threads that relied heavily on photos from PB, but as there's not much we can do other than petition for a more equitable solution, I suggest we make the best of what we have and move on.  One thing is for certain.  It won't win them any friends, but they may not care at this point.    Mike.
dave41184

Airfix spare parts service

Not sure this is the right place for this topic but here goes: Just wondered if anyone had used the Airfix spare parts service via their website? If so is it any good? how long roughly do they take to send them out etc? Any responses will be great

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Hi Dave,

The website can be a bit slow in generating a substantive response: I've had o wait for a few weeks for parts ordered that way, but a phone call to Margate has produced parts within 42 hours (Thursday afternoon after 4.00 pm produced bits just after 9.00 a.m. on the Saturday).

HTH,

Steve

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Think speed of response can be greatly affected by whether the kit is currently in production. I needed a replacement transfer sheet for a Do.17: I had to wait about 3 months but it did eventually come. (It was another Indian production one on brown paper and not mch of an improvement but that's a separate issue.)

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you are definalty better phoning them, i got bits in under a week by phone

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Begs the question why have an online form at all if they take forever to respond to it - if it doesnt arrive in the 28 days they quote I'll be on the blower to them!

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Does the service also work if I'm outside the UK ?

It works in the USA. I ordered a missing Saturn V part a couple of months ago. It took about 6 weeks to arrive.

Peter

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I can't respond for the website but a phone call is well worth it. Airfix are top notch. I chanced it when I phoned about a 1/24 Subaru rally car kit I got from a private auctiion on eBay. The Seller said new, yeah right. there was glue all over the clear parts. Phoned Airfix, explained it was from a private sale, got a whole new clear fret in a week. I asked if they needed my Airfix Club number or credit card details and they said they didn't.

Great service, Airfix.

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I'm in New Zealand, and twice have had to make use of the parts service. Both times they were really slow to respond, but both times the parts turned up eventually.

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i was after a canopy set for a 1/48 tsr 2 i sent them an email had no reply 2 weeks later the parts just appeared foc! result i was expecting to pay for em :)

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I asked for a replacement canopy for the Pucara it took a while but it did come, people should not moan about this service, as you are not paying for anything.

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Well, if the service workedin the US and in New Zealand, should work in continental europe then. That's good news as I've had a couple of parts that could do with replacing !

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