So I ordered 3 planes from Waffle and 2 came damaged even though the plane boxes had no damage. The shipping box had a small corner dent though.
The Simpsons plane had a broken off front wheel; maybe because the boxes were loosely packed in the shipping box. The TuiFly is inexplicably damaged as if it was stepped on with a warped right wing and landing gear. The left engine touches the ground because the gear is so messed up. This couldn't have happened from shipping. I asked Waffle to send me replacements and of course not. I am expected to pay for shipping back to the US before I get a refund. Why would anyone be expected to pay shipping twice for decent models?
I asked if the models were inspected before being sent and no reply; I assume they are not inspected. All of these problems could have been avoided if they were inspected before shipping. I paid $22 to ship the 3 planes to me. Now if I pay shipping back to get my refund I essentially will pay ~$45 shipping for one decent model.
I'm sticking to Ebay, at least Paypal protects me from crappy sellers like Waffle and Lacorun. One seller that actually inspects models is www.aviation-center-berlin.de
I had a friend in Germany go to the store and he told me the seller actually opened and inspected the models.