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Postby aviationwiz on Tue Apr 15, 2003 9:47 pm

Iraqi 'Most-Wanted' Deck of Playing Cards

I got two packs of those. With shipping it was $18.85. They are the exact same cards as what the real soldiers in Iraq are given. Pretty neat.
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Postby Justin42 on Wed Apr 16, 2003 1:23 am

Have you gotten them yet? What are they like? I ask as CNN ran an article today online about all the people downloading the PDF from the Defense Department website, making decks, and selling them as legit... (sounds fishy, as the Kuwaiti Embassy has nothing to do with the cards..)

http://money.cnn.com/2003/04/14/pf/savi ... /index.htm

(hey, you can't make them yourself for the price you got them, just an interesting article, as I'd love to find a deck or two myself)
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Postby aviationwiz on Wed Apr 16, 2003 3:59 pm

Haven't gotten them yet (just ordered last night.) I think these will be real since this site has a pretty good reputation.
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Postby Dartman on Wed Apr 16, 2003 11:01 pm

I couldn't resist, might get them in a month when no one cares :) It does state that these are from the original supplier on the finest card stock so sounds legit. Price has gone down too.
The article said they were square cornered, hand cut, printed on thick normal paper stock, and printed by someone in the defense type area, so these aren't the origianals I spose but they'll still be cool.
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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Apr 24, 2003 6:14 pm

It was just on KARE 11 News (local news channel) that the company (greatusaflags) ordered half a million more decks from the company for this weekend. They also added that they are indeed made by the same company that makes the cards for the US Embassy in Kuwait.
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Postby Dartman on Thu Apr 24, 2003 6:19 pm

I haven't even gotten a e-mail confirmation from them yet, and I haven't been able to track the order becuase my HD got a worm or something and blew all my cookies.
Did you get a confirmation right away? I spose I could call them and make sure my order really is there and being shipped.
They must have made better cards for the Embassy then the quickies they stamped out for the troops so they are telling the truth I spose.
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Apr 28, 2003 8:34 pm

UPDATE:

Status changed to:

04/28/2003 1 - Processed Intl

Temporary Holding Status - will be updated shortly to its proper status


This means it will ship soon.
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Postby Dartman on Mon Apr 28, 2003 8:47 pm

Well I got a reply from them that my e-mail wasn't entered in the system properly so they and I couldn't track or check on it. They said it's fixed now and they should be here in 5 to 7 working days.
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Apr 28, 2003 8:59 pm

That sounds about right. How many packs did you get?
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Apr 28, 2003 9:00 pm

I also bought one poster for the record. I was going to wait until I got the cards, but, I could not resist.
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Postby Dartman on Mon Apr 28, 2003 9:48 pm

4, I figured friends would want some or maybe I could get rich on e-bay ;)
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Postby aviationwiz on Fri May 02, 2003 7:59 am

My 2 decks of cards shipped today (05/02/2003)
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Postby aviationwiz on Sat May 10, 2003 2:20 pm

My two decks arrived today. They are really nice!
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Postby Dartman on Tue May 13, 2003 4:46 pm

My 4 showed up today, they are pretty nice but obviously not the hand cut quickies. I was starting to get worried they were going to not show, pretty backlogged and UPS is SLOW I guess.
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Postby aviationwiz on Wed May 14, 2003 1:04 pm

Yours shipped UPS. Cool. I ordered the Military Hero Cards. I recomend you all check them out:

http://www.greatusaflags.com/product_in ... cts_id=117

I got the 2 decks of Military Hero cards and the matching poster set. They have many different options.
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