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Maketar Productions

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  • Birthday 05/02/1982

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    Scale modelling, Digital arts, tobacco pipes...

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  1. hi all, Just a quick heads up, we have 3 new sets: MAKETAR SHOP 20% off on all orders is now on! Coupon code is MAKETAR! Cheers, Alek
  2. hi everyone, We are now having a Black Friday SALE - 30% off on ALL orders! Coupon code is maketar Maketar Shop Sale ends on Monday, 26.11. Happy modelling, Alek
  3. well, i agree that its difficult to monetize it as it needs to be free for all users but that is not my main goal anyway. Secure trading is the main concern. Trading/buying/selling will not be trough the website itself as with ebay, so it would be more like here on forum, i place an add, someone likes what i am selling, correspondence and all trade details then go trough email and off-site... With this, the website doesn't have to have any special technical security but rather some "rating" system that will differentiate reliable and good members from those trying to trick someone.
  4. hi guys, Last few weeks i was thinking of selling out some of my stash, there's a lot of stuff in all scales and categories, armor, aircraft, ships... and so started thinking whats the best place to put everything on sale. eBay with listing/sale fees is not the best option, there are Facebook groups for sale/trade but also not so great, forums again a bit tricky as i would have to list stuff on like 3 different forums to stay withing their "far sale" rules... so i started thinking about something again, one place where you could publish your add with things you are selling in 2 minutes and so that it doesn't cost anything... I did something similar before but it was more like pass time experiment than a real deal, so thinking about it now again. There is one major thing i am not sure about: - how do you keep it "safe", that is how do you prevent frauds? Ok, PayPal is one way to make a payment for something you buy and then have enough time to file "non-receipt" claim... Obviously there is no fool proof system and there is always going to be someone unhappy at the end. On forums you have ads from members known to others so its more "reliable", on facebook you have a "real" name of the person who sold you something you are not happy with... but is that really like safe and worry-free? I have been tricked on eBay a couple of times and all that supposed to be with both seller and buyer protection guaranteed. So, as i already have a great and robust system for classifieds, i was wondering would that still be something you would guys use? And if not, why? When selling you would be able to limit "selling to" countries, payment method (outside of the website of course) and, choose categories, terms of trade, post duration and so on. you can upload photos and pretty much anything you can do on ebay... when buying, you would be able to search specific categories, countries, continent, shipping options, payment options... and of course contact the seller directly over contact form or email address in the ad post... to me, this sounds like something that could work, ONE place for everything scale model related, but maybe i am not seeing potential pitfalls. I would love to hear some opinions. Thanks, Alek
  5. hi Guys, 1:32 Tamiya F4U-1D Corsais - 60327 is now available! Cheers, Alek
  6. hi guys, Just a quick heads up, mask set for 1:32 Tamiya F4U-1D Corsais - 60327 is now available! Cheers, Alek P.S. Sale is on for 2 more days!
  7. hi guys, yes, the sale is now on until sunday, and yes, once 1D is out you will be able to get it at 35% off for sure thanks, alek
  8. Hi All, First of all, many thanks for your patience! We're back online and ready to take orders. As a lot of things have been done, well almost like a completely new website, we would need some help with bug tracking so if anyone of you is willing to test the website on different devices and send a screenshot of any funny things not work, i would highly appreciate that! So, whats been done: - GDPR - SSL Connection - all data is now encrypted - Complete overhauls of everything - Design tweeks - Responsiveness - Should work nicely on all devices or all of those using most common screen sizes. Oh and, SALE IS NOW ON!!! 35% off on all orders for the next 48 hours! Coupon code is MAKETAR MAKETAR SHOP Thanks everyone, Alek P.S. Bill Cross :-) i just couldn't make it with Corsair mask for this weekend, will be available in a couple of days though! ;-)
  9. hi All, I remember having the similar issue with one of my forums in the past with line spacing, each time you hit enter it skips one line making a lot of post text's look odd, and of course affects scrolling muscles. Any way to sort this out? Cheers, Alek
  10. Thank Neo! Well, one of the reasons i decided to go with MailChimp from now on, apart from GDPR, was to avoid blacklists and spam folders, but like with any IP you send mails from, if enough MailChimp emails are marked as spam by some people, there is a chance some other people's emails will end up in spam as well... at least to my knowledge. Yes, i will need someone to test mainly the layout and functionality of the website on different devices, will le ya know when i am ready. Many thanks, Alek
  11. hi Bill, I think their prices are just slightly higher than in our shop. thanks, alek
  12. Yep, they would need to place an order. thanks, Alek
  13. Thanks guys! Will let you know once we're back ;-) Hi Gerhard, Cant register on which site? Website if currently offline, no register form? Or having troubles subscribing to newsletter? Thanks, Alek Yep, the D one :-) the one you asked for ;-) Many thanks, Alek
  14. Hi everyone, As some of you may already know, Maketar SHOP has been offline for a month now, we're sorry about that but there were things that had to be done, for the sake of all of us. 1. GDPR compliance - huge and important thing, requires time and effort plus of course legal advice on everything 2. SSL and HTTPS connection from now on 3. Under the hood system update and upgrade, cart system and everything that makes it work 4. Visual design tweaks, mainly for easier navigation and browsing experience 5. Responsiveness - this one has been waiting for too long. Use of our old web shop was rather painful or even impossible on mobile devices with smaller screens. Not anymore! 6. Various minor tweaks Majority of work has already been finished, i would say some 95% but we are still into testing and fine tuning things. Yes, i have said that the web shop will be up and running past weekend but we're just not ready yet. Again, apologies! So, after going trough everything with developers team, more accurate estimate is Saturday, July 14th. This 2 week delay is mostly caused by holidays on our side and not so much due to technical reasons, otherwise we would start taking orders and dispatching like 10 days later... Also, at least 1 new set is guaranteed to be available now, Tamiya F4U-1D (60327). Now, another important thing, those of you who subscribed to our newsletter mailing list are no longer there (hello GDPR!) so i would kindly ask those willing to re-subscribe by following bellow link: We will use this to inform everyone once we are online and ready! - SUBSCRIBE HERE - And as last thing, we may need some help with website testing and spotting eventual glitches, subject to a nice shop discount of course! ;-) Apologies for delays and many thanks for your understanding and patience, Alek
  15. Yep, those are being worked on, should be ready this weekend ;-) Thanks, Alek
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