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      Post #64550, posted on 10-08-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      For those of you in the USA who actually received an order from Alexander, how long between shipment and delivery. I'm asking for a friend. ;-)

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      Post #64551, posted on 10-09-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      I have never received the two orders I made more than 1 year ago.
      Make your own conclusion

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      Post #64560, posted on 10-09-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Not again .........

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      Post #64562, posted on 10-09-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      To answer the question...anywhere from 4 weeks to never.

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      Post #64563, posted on 10-10-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      I'm a bit confused by your "wink" at the end of your question. To me, that seems to imply you're asking for yourself? Are you about to waste your money giving it to someone you don't know, who has a terrible reputation and offers things he won't deliver?

      Take a few minutes to search on here and other model forums, then show your "friend" ;-) what you've found...

      Good luck!

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      Post #64576, posted on 10-10-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks for the responses. Yes Pinky, I'm the friend. And yes, I had read quite a few less-then-stellar comments about his service. But to be completely transparent, his is the only outfit (that I'm aware of) that makes the 1/144 Etihad 787 decals that I need. And I read an article on Britmodeller where a builder used Etihad decals from Gio on his project. My conclusion was that since at least one modeler received his order, perhaps I could be a lucky stiff who also got his. It was a roll of the dice. I can't imagine an outfit remaining in business if they truly never delivered.

      I'm not here to bash Alexander or to complain. I'm a big boy and I knew that I was taking a risk. I was sincerely curious how long it took for a US customer to receive an order when it was actually sent.

      Thanks again to those who responded.

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      Post #64577, posted on 10-11-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Pas decals from Russia (search for his website site or check ebay) offer a set of laser printed Etihad 787 decals:

      http://pas-decals.com/index.php/category/view/24?start

      Page 7

      To be honest, his ebay shop is the better option as the website is in Russian and I've found it a bit frustrating trying to order, it is possible but time consuming.

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      Post #64579, posted on 10-11-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      This is a mystery, a nice looking website, interesting decals and new decals is beeing added but in most cases nothing is delivered! I placed an order,bearing in mind the problems, paid with PayPal and after a certain amount of days filed a complaint and got my money back. In the meantime you get the usual information that your order has been packed and shipped etc, you even get a tracing number apperently beeing a fake. I also sent a few emails about my order... guess what NO REPLY! Does anyone know where the GioDecals is designed and produced? Is our Polish friend just handling the distribution? I would gladly take over that business! :-)

      Decals for Aviaco F27 and AeBal MD87 would be very nice!

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      Post #64586, posted on 10-11-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks for the steer Pinky. Great to know Gio isn't the only source. I just bought a set via their Ebay store.

      Now it looks like I need to file a PayPal grievance to get some money back....

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      Post #64590, posted on 10-12-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Glad to be of help. The whole Gio/ Alexander issue has been discussed and beaten to death but I have to agree about a strange business model.

      Good luck with your PAS decals.

      Jeff

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      Post #64592, posted on 10-12-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      I'm just as guilty as the next person for going "on and on" about the Gio Decals saga...but.....

      I'll say it again that this business model is just UNBELIEVABLE....

      He has some great looking decals that aren't obtainable elsewhere. If only they were delivered consistently like 99% of our other vendors the company/person would make much more $ and have a great reputation. Alas it isn't so.....

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      Post #67491, posted on 06-13-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      The saga continues. I was recently looking at their website now renamed, simply, airlinerdecals. I was merely browsing with no intention of ordering anything when I noticed that the decals were split into two sections, one delivered from the 'warehouse Poland' and the other from the 'warehouse Brazil'. Having been stung in the past by non-delivery from both locations, I was still unconvinced. However, against my better judgement I took the plunge and, on the 25th May, placed an order for decals direct from Brazil. I received a tracking number and monitored it every day, with no results. This morning the postman delivered a large envelope from Brazil bearing the same tracking number.



      I couldn't believe it. Inside were the very decals I had ordered.



      I am in no way suggesting that it is safe for everyone to go ahead and order from this seller. This has happened to me before. One order delivered followed by nothing. It is up to the individual to make their own judgement. All I can do is record the facts as they occurred in this particular case.

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      Post #67493, posted on 06-13-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      A warehouse for airliner decals? TWO warehouses for airliner decals? Does that sound at *all* strange to you? A **WAREHOUSE**?? You could pile every airliner decal ever made in the history of airliner decals in a pile and put it comfortably in a single car garage.

      I think Mr. Giodecals is a Nigerian prince. Or maybe the widow of a South African government minister.

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      Post #67494, posted on 06-13-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Dear Ahmed,

      Please let's end Gio decals postings,and concentrate on more interesting up to date modeling topics, there is new stuff out there to keep us busy, please no more GIO decals crap.

      with all do respect to the members of this club !

      All the best,
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      Post #67495, posted on 06-13-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Al, thanks for the info. Interesting.

      Cesar, why don't you just ignore the topic?

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      Post #67496, posted on 06-13-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      A warehouse for airliner decals? TWO warehouses for airliner decals? Does that sound at *all* strange to you? A **WAREHOUSE**?? You could pile every airliner decal ever made in the history of airliner decals in a pile and put it comfortably in a single car garage.

      I think Mr. Giodecals is a Nigerian prince. Or maybe the widow of a South African government minister.



      Just quoting what it says on their website. I think we can take the use of the word 'warehouse' pretty much tongue-in-cheek.

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      Post #67497, posted on 06-13-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      Cesar, why don't you just ignore the topic?

      Roy



      Precisely.

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      Post #67498, posted on 06-13-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      The "warehouse" piece is probably a translation/language issue. Not everyone is super confident with it.

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      Post #67500, posted on 06-13-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Well, given his track record of customer service (or absence of same), I still think he's either a Nigerian prince or the widow of a South African government minister...

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      Post #67502, posted on 06-14-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      Well, given his track record of customer service (or absence of same), I still think he's either a Nigerian prince or the widow of a South African government minister...



      You are absolutely correct. I count myself amongst those who have, quite justifiably, cursed and criticised him for his nefarious practices in the past. That said, it is only fair that instances of customer satisfaction, however rare, should also be recorded. The seller of the decals I received is a Mr Raffinha Souza.

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      Post #67509, posted on 06-15-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Please ignore this cheat. You will NEVER get your decals, unless you're one of the blessed few he deigns to send decals to in order to maintain the illusion of good business practices. My advice would be to contact "kosciuv" (spelling?) on ebay, as he seems to have a pipeline of sorts to these decals and has been rated as reliable on these boards in the past, and see if he can get what you want. Otherwise, contact Draw Decals as Draw is often very open to requests and suggestions. Barring that, if you choose to order form Gio, just assume that your money os gone, vanished into a Black Hole of deceit and fraud.

      Stay away. Trust me, stay away. He still owes me for an Oakland Raiders Airbus decal set bought through Ebay. Even filing a complaint through them did no good.

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      Post #67689, posted on 07-16-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      For all I care our scammer Alexander ought to be accindentaly pushed into an old Nigerian Dc-10 no 3 engine at rotation. Then we need not speak of him again..

      Where is my Alaska "Make a wish" set you thief... Been 3 years now since ordered..

      The success story above from Brazil, I hope opens up new horizons...
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