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Old 01-17-2010, 02:16 AM
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Does anyone know if it is faster to receive products from the warehouse in China or the one in Germany when having them shipped to the U.S.?
Old 01-17-2010, 02:45 AM
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Here,s a good example I,m down here in N Z put order in at 10.10pm FRiday get email from Hobbycity 11.00am Sat parcel on its way check tracking Sunday and its in N Z awaiting courier pickup ,,hey the plane takes 16hrs to get here now thats good u tell me you can get something that quick from the next town you live in,I bet you cant especially over weekend s,hey and its Sunday night here so maybe I get it tomorrow 2 1/2 days del time
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As for speed in the U.S. I can tell you from experience when I used to buyrocks & minerals from foreign dealers that orders from Europe usually arrived faster than from China. However, the last time I ordered from Hobby King I got it very fast, only took a couple of weeks. I always figured it would take at least 3 weeks.
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Unfortunately, you can't order from the German warehouse to the USA. They will only deliver to the EU (European Union) countries. I usually suck it up and pay the extra for EMS Express shipping, and I always have my packages in around 1 week. I have tried the regular registered air, but the last order took 21 days.
Old 01-17-2010, 11:51 AM
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I thought LIPOS couldn't be shipped via air. If you check the Tower site, you may see that statement by their LIPOS. Maybe that's just their policy.
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I order batteries from them (HK) all the time, I have an order coming with 7 batteries in it right now. I have heard something about that before, but I have never had a problem ordering them from Hobby King. My orders have gone through Customs in Jamaica, NY, San Francisco, CA, and Los Angeles, CA, and they have always made it through ok.
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I just received my order in 14 days. Not bad from China to WI.
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Did you order EMS Express or regular Registered Air? If you ordered Registered air, that's a great timeframe. The last time I ordered Registered Air, it took 21 days. I usually pay the extra for th EMS Express, I usually get my orders in 5 or 6 days.
Old 01-20-2010, 01:22 AM
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Ordered on Jan. 13th received Jan. 19. Six days from start to finish isnt't bad. Used Express shipping.
Old 01-20-2010, 07:34 PM
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I just did standard shipping with my order. When I got an email saying that it shipped, and it could take up to 45 days, I had second thoughts. All is good. Fast shipping, good product, great prices.
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I got my last order in 7 days from order to receiving over the MLK holiday. My first order took 10 days. As a whole it works well. When I put in a order it is usually including 2 or 3 flyers.
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One thing I forgot to add is that when ordering items from over seas, warranty coverage is just about useless. I've made over 15 purchases from over seas and had one bad product.
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EMS for me, takes about a week.
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I made my last order on 1/11, just a small one of some EC3 connectors. I arrived today. Not too bad for using their regular shipping.
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Not bad at all Tom, were you able to take advantage of their new $2.99 standard shipping rate???
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I didn't notice it when I put the order in but yes, I got the cheap shipping. It looks like China is maybe speeding things up a bit and if this is the case I hope they continue it.


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Not bad at all Tom, were you able to take advantage of their new $2.99 standard shipping rate???
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I put my order in onthe 20 December, its now 25 Janu and still no batteries, they tell me its because of Christmas, I guess I should have waited till after the Christmas rush.
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ORIGINAL: SigFan

EMS for me, takes about a week.
Same here.

If you order 1kg worth of stuff and get the EMS shipping, it's only about $5 more (compared to registered air-mail), and you typically get it in a week.
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My first ever order with Hobby City was on January 19. I got a motor, ESC, props, and lipos, used the cheaper US shipping option, and got my stuff today (January 28).

I'm pretty surprised and impressed!

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