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Old 08-22-2011, 01:19 PM
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I placed an order for a battery on the 2nd of August. I got the customs declaration on the 4th of Aug and it said "Shipped" No Tracking Data. No problem, but now it has been 18 days and I'm beginning to wonder if it was worth it. Ordinarily I know better than to order anything from them but I really wanted to see what would happen if I ordered a small inexpensive part. I guess we are finding out. I'll give it a few more days then I'll call Pay Pal and see if that gets a response.
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Topspin just order and forget about it. It'll come might be 4 days might be two months. Took them a week just to process my last order before they shipped it. They did pretty well over the summer. Things have slowed down some since they have been working on the new big box shipping system.


After Dec you can count on two month waits again.
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I placed an order for a battery on the 2nd of August. I got the customs declaration on the 4th of Aug and it said ''Shipped'' No Tracking Data. No problem, but now it has been 18 days and I'm beginning to wonder if it was worth it. Ordinarily I know better than to order anything from them but I really wanted to see what would happen if I ordered a small inexpensive part. I guess we are finding out. I'll give it a few more days then I'll call Pay Pal and see if that gets a response.
take that tracking number they gave and track via the USPS site,, see it what happens,, the Hong Kong Post tracking is a joke

https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction

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Do you guys have so much time on your hands to waste it screwing with HK? When I want to get frustrated, I just try to reason with my wife !!! The only way outfits like that will EVER straighten up is for US to STOP buying from them!!
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What shipping did you pick? If you selected the low cost, it may take a while. I ordered some connectors and used the cheapest shipping and it was just over 4 weeks to get to me. That is after a week in the warehouse.

Now if you picked EMS, should be about 6 to 10 days to get to you.

Buzz.

ETA.

Next time check the US of A warehouse. It is right in Washington State and is shipped USPS.
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Hobby King is like a box of chocolates,,,,,,


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I bet you saved allot of money.
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It's amazing how cheap some people will be by ordering from HK and then get screwed. If you do finally get the product and need to return it or some warranty work, you get screwed again.
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I placed an order for a battery on the 2nd of August. I got the customs declaration on the 4th of Aug and it said ''Shipped'' No Tracking Data. No problem, but now it has been 18 days and I'm beginning to wonder if it was worth it. Ordinarily I know better than to order anything from them but I really wanted to see what would happen if I ordered a small inexpensive part. I guess we are finding out. I'll give it a few more days then I'll call Pay Pal and see if that gets a response.
take that tracking number they gave and track via the USPS site,, see it what happens,, the Hong Kong Post tracking is a joke

https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction


I didn't get a tracking number.....
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:34 AM
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Do you guys have so much time on your hands to waste it screwing with HK? When I want to get frustrated, I just try to reason with my wife !!! The only way outfits like that will EVER straighten up is for US to STOP buying from them!!

I know that and you are right. I just ordered one cheap little part to make the point and that is that it doesn't matter what you order from them, they will find a way to screw it up.
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I placed an order for a battery on the 2nd of August. I got the customs declaration on the 4th of Aug and it said ''Shipped'' No Tracking Data. No problem, but now it has been 18 days and I'm beginning to wonder if it was worth it. Ordinarily I know better than to order anything from them but I really wanted to see what would happen if I ordered a small inexpensive part. I guess we are finding out. I'll give it a few more days then I'll call Pay Pal and see if that gets a response.
take that tracking number they gave and track via the USPS site,, see it what happens,, the Hong Kong Post tracking is a joke

https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction

When you Log on to your account and click the order "CHECK" link no tracking number link shows up?
I've never placed an order that didn't have a tracking number in that section,, something fishy here for sure



I didn't get a tracking number.....
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I placed an order for a battery on the 2nd of August. I got the customs declaration on the 4th of Aug and it said ''Shipped'' No Tracking Data. No problem, but now it has been 18 days and I'm beginning to wonder if it was worth it. Ordinarily I know better than to order anything from them but I really wanted to see what would happen if I ordered a small inexpensive part. I guess we are finding out. I'll give it a few more days then I'll call Pay Pal and see if that gets a response.
take that tracking number they gave and track via the USPS site,, see it what happens,, the Hong Kong Post tracking is a joke

https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction

When you Log on to your account and click the order ''CHECK'' link no tracking number link shows up?
I've never placed an order that didn't have a tracking number in that section,, something fishy here for sure



I didn't get a tracking number.....

Oh I agree it's fishy but here is what it says... An By the way, the item is not back ordered and was not when I ordered it.

Your Orders

ORDER ID Total Status Warehouse status
200295XXXX $7.98 Shipped PAID
We have received your payment and will process your order soon.
8/1/2011 11:45:33 PM IN PRINT QUEUE
Your order has been sent to the warehouse printing queue. If you do not have any backordered items, it will be printed soon. PRINTED
Your order has been printed in the warehouse and is being packed. SHIPPED
We have shipped your order. Thank you!
8/5/2011 11:18:39 AM No tracking Avail.


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If you have made payment online with a credit card or your paypal account the status will change to 'Paid' within 10 minutes.
If you paid with an echeque your order will remain on 'Awaiting Payment' until the echeque 'EFT' has cleared (usually 8 days).
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I only order the things that are in stock in their USA warehouse.  Never had an issue yet. 

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I made two overseas orders for similar items recently; one took about 10 days the other got tied up in customs and took 8 weeks.
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The best time for me has been 4 days. The worst was 16 weeks. Swiss customs held up some lipos.
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I only order the things that are in stock in their USA warehouse.

How can you tell?
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Well I got my battery today and it only took 25 days. Not bad considering it took three days for my order from BP to get here and almost a full week for my last order from LowPrice RC.

Say what you want, Hobby King is just screwd up...
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I only order the things that are in stock in their USA warehouse.

How can you tell?
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I only order the things that are in stock in their USA warehouse.

How can you tell?
On the main page it will ask you for your location. Also when you do a search for an item you can select the USA Warehouse, there are 5 locations on the drop down. Usually only takes 4-5 days to receive it.
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ORIGINAL: topspin

Well I got my battery today and it only took 25 days. Not bad considering it took three days for my order from BP to get here and almost a full week for my last order from LowPrice RC.

Say what you want, Hobby King is just screwd up...
Hard to say who's really to blame, My first HK order took 18 days the next 10, I've had things take over three weeks to come in from Canada, Once I had some rc car wheels come in from China in 3-4 days, with customs you just never know.

Glad you stuff did come
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True, it is hit and miss, however there are some stateside RC stores that take just as long for whatever reason. 
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Just to clarify, the battery I ordered is a 1S 300ma lipo that is only available from the Hong Kong location. Must have been shipped by boat.
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Just to clarify, the battery I ordered is a 1S 300ma lipo that is only available from the Hong Kong location. Must have been shipped by boat.
Possible, they are considered flamable,, I believe that's why HK opened the US warehouse
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Lipos usually get shipped by Swiss post and they are slow! The are willing to ship lipos though so I guess that's good. I never order lipos with other items because of this. That order I said took 16 weeks. 15 of those Weeks my lipos where sitting in Switzerland in customs. Make sure you blaming the right party with shipping, unless you paid for express then they ship them regularly.


I just placed a order with Tower Hobbies for a Tru-turn spinner "Funny how Tru-turn couldn't make a spinner for under $80 until the Chinese started selling them for $20." So I got my $125 Tru-turn spinner for $30 from Tower. Hobby king has a comparable spinner for $7 but I'm willing to pay $23 more for a better quality one.

I also placed a order with Hobby King for two sets of 360mm carbon fiber helicopter blades and two onboard glow plug systems.

My Hobby King order was $42.09 with shipping.
If I had ordered in the US it would be $173.89 with shipping.
So I'm trading a unpredictable shipping time for $131.80

I'll post when this stuff gets in.

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I received emails about shipping.

Email from Tower stating order has shipped, received at 2:56AM

Email from Hobby King stating order has shipped, received at 5:19AM
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