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Happy Hobby - 15 Reviews - 8021 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI - Toy Stores Reviews - Phone (414) 453-3210

Happy Hobby

8021 W National Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53214
(414) 453-3210
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This was a gold mine! I found some airplane kits in here that I have not seen in some time as well as a mix of new stuff. This is a kind of hobby shop that you can find all kind...


I went in to buy something for my fiance's Hpi 5b and the man behind what appeared to be a counter, was to the say the least a pain to even speak to. No help at all arrogant jerk ...

Editorial review from Citysearch 9/26/2012

Don't go there without a part number. The gentleman will be of no hope without one. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 6/19/2012

I went in to buy something for my fiance's Hpi 5b and the man behind what appeared to be a counter, was to the say the least a pain to even speak to. No help at all arrogant jerk is how he presented himself and upon further discussion with others I am not alone. Others will not go there even if he was the only person who has the part. They would rather wait get it online. I suggest you check it out for yourself it is rather funny how someone can even stay open doing business that way more

The dog is the best thing about HH. I 3/8/2012

The dog is the best thing about HH. I have never written a review before and generally dont believe in negative reviews, figuring everyone is allowed a bad day or two. This was unbelieveable. I am a small business owner and fully understand the challenges of running a small business. They could have the best stock and they may be the most knowledgeable in the hobby world , I have no clue. What I do know is my experience there was by far the worst I have experienced. Rude, arrogant, condescending etc. Any one who rates this compnay more than 1 star is either a family member or a liar. The family runs 3 stores, I called the one on 76th and visited the one on National. Same experience with both stores. Its too bad, there are not many hobby stores left. I was hoping my kids might get interested in the model buliding, RC thing, but after this experience, I am all for video games! more

This was a gold mine! I found some 1/28/2012

This was a gold mine! I found some airplane kits in here that I have not seen in some time as well as a mix of new stuff. This is a kind of hobby shop that you can find all kinds of treasures if you will take the time to look. I will be back when I am in this area again area. Thanks. more

I like the place! I was helped and am happy I went 11/22/2011

Different strokes for different folks. more

Complete ripoff, place looks like a landfill 11/10/2011

While entering the store you will immediately understand the landfill comment. Items are scattered on the floor and junk everywhere. I dealt with who I believe was the owner and needless to say it was my fault that I didn't know the average price of what items should cost. I got ripped off big time $4 part was charged $30 dollars for. Well live and learn and they lost a customer for life. Just read the other negative reviews and you will definitely notice a pattern. I have a feeling the 5/5 reviews are employees/family of the company. more

bad hooby store 10/27/2011

i have been in the train hobby for over twenty years and i spend a few thousend dollors a year on the hobby and i shop in a few stores around the area.. i was so bothered by how this store runs i had to write this review. the owners of this hobby shop own two other stores by the same name and they all are run the same way. there is for the most part only one person in the store at all times, very seldome are two people there to help with customers. it seems like all the want you to do is pick your item out give them your money and get out of there store. as you walk around - best on a rainy day to see this buckets of water because the roofs are leaking all the time and if they cover the merchandise up with plastic to protect it, it gets damaged. now after the items have been damaged by water they will still sell as brand new stuff yet. now after being in these stores for years alot of the merchandise is as old as the store. if you are looking for 30 year old stuff thats great, but you will pay todays prices on it. they barely have any new train stuff to buy. if you want new and up to date items i say shop at greenfield news and hobby or hiawatha out in waukesha, the stores are clean and well staffed to help you out with any questions you may have. i also have to touch on another point i have and this is why i wrote this. i called as i live a good 35 to 40 minute drive from this store. i wanted to call and see if they had an item in the store that i wanted, the guy was rude and said he would not check and see if he had the item or not because he had other customers to deal with, witch means you need more staff at busy time to help grow your business. he told me just to come in and see what he had, i am not spending money on gas at these prices to drive some where and they may not have the item, that is why we have phones. but maybe the don't care about customer service, they just want your money and don't care about you. i have to say read the other reviews i am not the only one! more

Happy Hobby is the vary best in Hobby shops in Wisconsin 12/19/2010

I have been doing hobbies, radio control cars and airplanes almost all my life. I have been in all the hobby shops in the Milwaukee area. The Happy Hobby has the best selection and the best advice that you can get. more

good store 12/7/2010

this is a very good store. the service was very good. the clerk was very polite. if you need any thing for hobby's his should be the store that should you go to. more

Please think before you order that stuff on line. 12/3/2010

Please think before you order that stuff on line. more

Best hobby shop and the best customer servce. 11/29/2010

Don?t give up on us hobbyists more

great store for serious hobbiest 5/20/2010

Owner is a little rough around the edges and is very opinionated, but he knows what he is talking about. I guess he has been involved in many parts of the business for many many years. I have been in on many occasions for different projects and have always left helped and educated. Pros: very knowledgable, lots of products Cons: little disorganized and rough looking more

helped out with son's project 5/13/2010

I went to this store to try to peice together a windmill for my son's school project. He helped me out to the fullest. Even drew out a digram. Pros: The guy behind the counter more

Why is happy hobby still in business? 3/18/2010

I stopped in to purchase an additional battery and a better charger for my RC helicopter but when the (owner?) found out I had purchased my heli online and out of state, I was lectured about sending my business out of state, not helping him pay his property taxes and ""wasting his time with nickle and dime accessories"" I mistakenly assumed that $100+ in purchases was worth ten minutes of his time. When I asked him how much of his inventory came from out of state, he promptly fled to the back of the store and I left. Pros: Stop in and judge for yourself. Cons: Stop in and judge for yourself. more

(Discriminated) Told to find help somewhere else 10/11/2008

After referencing the internet, A middle aged gentleman verbally abused me, calling me uneducated about the subject and told me never to believe anything on the internet. As he continued to raise his voice and rant and rave about how he was the world champion of rc racing, he never helped me fix my problem and inevitably told me to go get it fixed somewhere else!!!!!! Pros: location Cons: unorganized, unsanitary, tearable parking, no customer service more

Worst customer service ever! 5/22/2008

Stopoped in for some help with my RC car. and the man working (owners son) started by telling me the car I had was junk. when i told him it was brand new I just bought it off of ebay an I did not like him telling mr it was junk he went crazy and told me how stupid I was for buying from Ebay, because it was all junk from japan. if you need help please don't waste your time giong to this store. Pros: good location Cons: Man that is VP of the store is very RUDE! more
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