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Receiving your order

The customer is obliged to check the received products for any obvious defects or errors in delivery and inform "C.I. Scale Model Hobbies Ltd" (hereinafter the "Company") as soon as possible and in any case within 2 days from the product’s receipt. After the expiry of the period of 2 days, the products are considered to have been received at an excellent condition.

Dented / mishandled parcel

We have noticed an increasing number of cases where parcels delivered via the local Postal Services are heavily damaged. 

We do our best to protect the goods using extra packaging material, bubbles wraps and stickers indicating fragile content. 

In case you run into a case like this you need to register the incident with a Post employee before you sign for the parcel. A damage report is required by Cyprus Post to discuss content insurance in case of any product broken / missing. Else, the order will not be eligible for product replacement / compensation by postal insurance.

Our FedEx / TNT partner continue to deliver the packages in mint condition.


Missing item

In case of n item being missing, please do let us know within two days from the date that the order was delivered to you.


Delivery of a wrong product

This would be the case where due to a proven Company’s fault, the product delivered to you, was other or substantially different from what you ordered. This error may have occurred due to a mistake when preparing / packaging your order. In such a case, all the costs for the return of the wrong product and for sending the correct one is undertaken by the Company and such procedure shall be handled as a top priority for the immediate replacement of the product. The Company may contact the buyer and arrange a mutually convenient way of sending the wrong product to the buyer.


Damaged or defective product

In case of a damaged item please contact as within 2 days from the day you received the goods.

For a damaged or defect item we would need:

  • the product ID / description,
  • a photo of the damaged part, as well as
  • a photo of the original packaging

It will be in our sole discretion to decide as to whether there will be a replacement or a compensation and what the value will be (this can be in a form of loyalty points provided that the recipient is a registered user). The replacement can be shipped either from the Company or the manufacturer themselves. 

If there is obvious damage in the external packaging, the issue is most likely to be caused by shipping mishandling. In this case please contact your local Post Office or the delivery agent first. Please note that the resolution process may differ from country to country.

We do not consider an item as damaged or defected in at least the following cases:

  • any damaged caused to the product by opening the product packaging when receiving the product itself,
  • differences that may appear when comparing the received item or its packaging with what was displayed in the website when the order was placed. The product description as well as the product photos may change without any prior notice,
  • the manufacturer does not recognize the item as damaged or defect,
  • marks of any kind, bents or dents on the product packaging that cause no issues to the product itself.


Right to return a product

You have the right to withdraw from your original purchase and return the product and either purchase another product at the same price or a more expensive one by paying the price difference, or request for a refund, under the terms and conditions described in Article 7 of the Terms & Conditions, by completing and submitting the Declaration of Withdrawal.

Return Procedure

You can return the product in person at our warehouse or via a courier. If you are going to return the product via a courier then you should:

  • ensure that the proper packaging is used for a safe product delivery back to the Company
  • place in the return package a signed document that indicates how you want to resolve the outstanding amount, in case of the product’s return is approved
  • ship the parcel by courier (as a registered shipment) to the attention of the Returns Department. Please note that the return costs are incurred by the customer / buyer.

We would like to point out that in the event that the product does not meet all the above requirements it will be returned to the sender (buyer) on his / her charge.

Where the conditions are met and the product’s return is being accepted, the consumer is either entitled to receive a credit note for the value of the product returned so as to buy another product of equal value or receive back the product’s price in the form of a refund.


Limitation of Liability

In case of repeated refunds or in the event that the Company, at its sole discretion, considers that the consumer abuses its refund rights or acts in bad faith, the Company is entitled to refuse to accept a returned product even if the above terms and conditions are met.

The Company reserves the right at any time to cancel or amend the Return Policy through publication of the relevant new terms and conditions on the E-Shop or its stores.

For any information about these Terms, please contact us in writing at: sales@the48ers.com