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my worst missing parts story

April 21 2017 at 9:55 AM
Ron M  (Login ronsm)
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I was a kid when I went to a nearby community to by a small model by Hawk. I think it was a 1/24 scale model of an antique car, maybe the Rambler, I don't think it was cellophane wrapped, just taped, but it rattled, so I knew something was in there. When I got home to open it, all I found was empty sprues! Some clever person saved himself maybe $0.49 by returning the model, with the parts taken off, without the employee checking the content, and then putting it back on the shelf! Of course, I wanted to return it, but thought, they won't believe me, so I went back in with my father, hoping he would increase my credibility, but, noooo! They still didn't believe me, and I didn't get my precious $0.49 back. This was back in the early 60s, when that was a weeks allowance for me.

I doubt Hawk would have believed me, either. Of course, I never went back there again.

This message has been edited by ronsm from IP address on Apr 21, 2017 9:58 AM

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