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    Hobby King

    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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    RE: Hobby King

    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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    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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    RE: Hobby King

    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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    RE: Hobby King

    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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    RE: Hobby King

    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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    RE: Hobby King

    Well HK dont have any issues of taking your money
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    RE: Hobby King

    I ordered the batteries on the 14th of Dec. and says they where shipped on the 15th, go figure
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    RE: Hobby King

    I've been choosing the cheapest form of shipping and receiving my stuff within 1-2 weeks ??
    Why is there never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over ?

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    RE: Hobby King

    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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    RE: Hobby King

    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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    RE: Hobby King

    Just got a parcel this morning, containing switches and two receiver batteries (lipos).
    Took two weeks, paid the lowest shipping cost too.
    Why is there never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over ?

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    RE: Hobby King

    well maybe my tracking number I have says the shippment was turned over to airline
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    RE: Hobby King

    The way my luck runs when I do get them there will be something wrong with them
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    RE: Hobby King

    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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    RE: Hobby King

    Did you ever get your batteries?
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    RE: Hobby King

    It took 3 was for my Lipo s to come supposedly from the US warehouse
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    RE: Hobby King

    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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    RE: Hobby King

    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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    RE: Hobby King

    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 !!!
    Why is there never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over ?

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    RE: Hobby King

    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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    RE: Hobby King

    overseas buying is not the best for the usa

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    RE: Hobby King


    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 !
    Why is there never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over ?

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    RE: Hobby King

    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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