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Old 01-07-2013, 07:25 AM
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Has anyone else experienced long time to ship form Hobby King. I ordered some batteries and its been almost a month and still nothing.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:31 AM
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Shipping times from the "International" warehouse can be long. 3 weeks is the longest I've experienced.

Have you followed the tracking number for your order?

I've heard of some people havin problems with the air-mail option. Did you choose that?
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:41 AM
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yes I am keeping up with the tracking number, says it was hand over to airline in 12/20/2012 at 2308 and theres been no activity since then
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:01 AM
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Yeah, I'm not looking at an HK, but there are two different shipping options and the one that sounds faster is a problem.
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I've had batteries take 4 weeeks from HK International warehouse in middle of the year. Maybe add at least a week for the holidays. UPS took almost 2 weeks getting a small box from Futaba Service in Ill to central New Mexico. Finally arrived last week.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:06 AM
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Before the holidays I ordered pair of motors from the US warehouse and later the same day I found a deal on the Zephyr (fantastic plane by the way) from China. Guess which one got here first?

I think most of the slow shipping issues involve LiPos getting though some kind of check by Chinese customs.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:29 AM
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Well HK dont have any issues of taking your money
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:30 AM
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I ordered the batteries on the 14th of Dec. and says they where shipped on the 15th, go figure
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:33 AM
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I've been choosing the cheapest form of shipping and receiving my stuff within 1-2 weeks ??
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:48 AM
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When I ordered it says the US warehouse had them, but then said they didnt have them in US so I dont remember what kind of shipping, they must be flying a ultra lite from China to get them here
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:40 AM
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There may be an issue with shipping.  I seem to recall HK getting their hands slapped for shipping LiPos by air, which they are not supposed to be doing anymore.


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Just got a parcel this morning, containing switches and two receiver batteries (lipos).
Took two weeks, paid the lowest shipping cost too.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:48 AM
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well maybe my tracking number I have says the shippment was turned over to airline
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:18 AM
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The way my luck runs when I do get them there will be something wrong with them
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You guys got it all wrong! The shipping date isn't when they ship you your goods, it's when they ship your money into their account.[8D]
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Did you ever get your batteries?
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:27 AM
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It took 3 was for my Lipo s to come supposedly from the US warehouse
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in my experience, it takes about the same amount of time to get shipping from the USA warehouse as it does from the International warehouse.
The primary difference I have seen is cost of shipping.

I hear many people complain about HobbyKing. For me, it is a matter of expectations.
If I expect/want great customer service and good support, then I buy a US product from a US manufacturer via a US supplier or local hobby shop.

If I want something cheap, and am willing to live with a 10-15% risk of something being broken and being pretty much on my own with respect to troubleshooting... (there is usually enough help on groups like this)
Then I go with HobbyKing.

With my expectations set appropriately, I'm generally happy with the results.


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Old 01-07-2013, 11:39 AM
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Only problem there arent any places to buy descent batteries with out paying 200 dollars for one 5000 mil 5s 25c battery unless theres someone else out there
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The biggest beef I have with the local market is with the price or cables and batteries.
I'm sorry but $9 for a wire lead is robbery .... When I can buy a pack of 6 for $3.95 from HK !!!
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I am still waiting on F3A Unlimited to re-stock thier packs (4900). They have a nice set of packs from what I understand and they are right under $100.00 per pack. The HK USA distribution center gets them out pretty quick when they have them in stock. In the past I have waited for over a month for International orders from HK to arrive, some faster, some not so fast? I do know their is a U.S. Customs/ International trade agreement that is slowing the shipping of hazzardous materials to and from the USA.

I am still waiting on 4 sets to arrive from HK.


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overseas buying is not the best for the usa
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ORIGINAL: oneaew@msn.com

overseas buying is not the best for the usa
Yea, & China just bought out 123 batteries after Obama put billions in it.. go figer? I love the Nono Tech batteries, they are half what Tower charges for 5s 5000mah. I do support us companies when I can. I have had pretty good luck tith HK through the US store. wallace.tharp
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[quote]ORIGINAL: oneaew@msn.com

overseas buying is not the best for the usa
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Neither is a inflated US economy good for consumers !
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My orders take usually 3-4 Weeks.
Tracking only works until they hand it over to the airline, so it's pointless.

While it does not take long to ship the goods, they can sit for a weeks or two in US customs before they will
get to them. Very seldom a package will be inspected on it's way out of any country.

I have had good experiences with HK, and I still buy locally. But I see almost anything I can buy in a local hobby shop was made in China.
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