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Old 08-09-2012, 08:11 AM
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I ordered some orders from Tower (a few planes and parts)

HobbyKing order was plastic parts, wheels, props and a motor.

Harbor Freight was a few tools , funnels and clamps.


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Old 08-09-2012, 08:14 AM
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Hobby King was pretty easy on 8-6-12

Payment approved by e-mail 1 minute later.
Order confirm and a Thank you e-mail 1 minute later.
Packed 12 hrs later.
Shipped 24 hrs after the order was made. This has to be a record for me. Maybe it is a small easy order?
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Tower 5 orders 7th,8th,8th

Thank you and confirm e-mails 1 minute later.
Payment approved e-mail 6,9,17 minutes, and then 2 for the next day.

3 out of 5 orders shipped yesterday or today (hard to tell) UPS ground.

Phone call from Hobbico today informing me that 1 item isn't really available so I would lose the coupon AND the free shipping. A good solution was reached by using a lower value coupon AND hoping that the free shipping offer was active for $99 orders because the order fell to $109. Normal free shipping is for $150

First 3 Tower orders are in Columbus on 8-10-12 to be delivered on Monday 8/13/12
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Harbor Freight 8-7-12

Thank you and order confirm 1 minute later.
Shipped 36 hrs later.
Thank you e-mail from the president 30 minutes after it was shipped.

Anticipated ship date by FED-EX

Aug 8, 2012

Estimated delivery

Aug 14, 2012
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Race results

Tower 6 days came ups from Ill to Oh.
HarborFreight 8 days came fedex from Ca to Oh.
HibbyKing 8 days from China to Oh.
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Barry sent you an email?
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president of Harbor Freight.


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Intersting activity....I'll be watching the results....
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First 3 Tower Orders are here and all was well with them. 1 more will be here tomorrow. The 5th (problem order) is still being picked and packed.

Harbor freight order stuck in CA (or on it's way to Ohio)
Hobby King order stuck in HongKong (or on it's way here)
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HK order is ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL 60007 That is about the fastest I've ever had.
HF order is Arrived at FedEx location GROVE CITY, OH Not too bad.

4th Tower order came today in 2 boxes. 2 Planes that I of course needed very bad.
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Is the HK order registered or ems? any lipo's in it? Does it show where it 1st came into the US and how long it was in customs?
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It was the cheap one , and NO batts in the order this time. Normally my orders show customs for days, but this one didn't. All of a sudden it was in Ill.
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Race results between Tower,HarborFreight,HobbyKing in post #4

Tower 6 days came ups from Ill to Oh.
HarborFreight 8 days came fedex from Ca to Oh.
HibbyKing 8 days from China to Oh.



Next race is between Leadershobby and HobbyKing.
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"between Leadershobby and HobbyKing. "

leadershobby? Where are they located - I've never heard of them....
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https://www.leaderhobby.com/index.asp china , They have more motors than any I know. I ordered 2 motors form them. Good price, high shipping.
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HobbyKing ordered many items and it took exactly 14 days.
HobbyKing ordered props,spinners,servos and it took
LeadersHobby ordered 2 motors, 2 props and it took exactly 24 days. I think it was held up in USA customs.
LeadersHobby ordered a bunch of prop adapters and it took exactly 12 days. One wrong item (wrong prop adapter sent)
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I order several times a year from Tower, last year I belong to their "club", to get better shipping rates etc. I also order a lot of parts for my dirt bike from www.rockymountainatvmc.com. I have found that if you order something from Tower it may not be shipped the next day even if you pay extra for shipping. But is you want to see a great shipping policy look at rockymountain atv. if I order something right now, it will ship tomorrow and be here in 3 days, free if over $100. I sent an email to Tower to check out rockymounain and their service. and you do not have to pay extra to belong to a "saver club". Right now I order from HK, if they have it. Tower needs to get with the program...
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I thought I'd throw these two HK orders into the race since they did so bad.

Lots of servo extensions , 2 props,servos,snow skis,couple tiny tools and tiny magnets. Ordered 11-23-12 and went to the wrong city in Ohio and finally made it here on 12-12-12.
A larger parcel with their "oversized" cardboard box, a TX case and other light stuff ordered on 11-23-12 and also went to the wrong State I think shows "missent" on 12-14-12
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