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02-06-2008 12:22 AM  10 years agoPost 1
Pumba

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Hi guys,
I am considering getting a new Lepton (would be the second) and found a cheap Hirobo dealer on e-bay. However, this would have to be an international shipment, which I have not tried before.
Do you guys count on e-bay dealers from abroad? Do you trust those EMS shipments?
Thanks for your comments, and happy flying!

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02-06-2008 01:11 AM  10 years agoPost 2
Dr.Ben

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Overseas ebay deals are the riskiest of all. EMS itself is VERY reliable and darn fast. If you order, make sure you get a confirmed tracking number and try to use a payment method that gives you at least some kind of recourse in case of fraud.

Ben Minor

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02-06-2008 03:24 AM  10 years agoPost 3
Leif

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I only see one Lepton for sale on Ebay by a guy in Israel. The seller has positive feedback, but mostly for purchasing stuff. The only sale he made was for some Kalt parts.

What do you mean by "dealer"? A seller isn't necessarily a dealer. There are some decent guys on Ebay selling Hirobo stuff. Neogl is reputed to be pretty good. You can also buy from established overseas shops with good reputations without resorting to Ebay, but then you're cutting MRC out of the loop and that leaves you without customer service if you need help.

EMS is fast and reliable. The question is whether you trust the seller and what options you have if something goes wrong.

Leif

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02-06-2008 08:48 PM  10 years agoPost 4
Lirann

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have no doubts about the israeli guy as he's a well known figure in the rc community in israel ,rc racing cars (competition and other activities) and rc helis (teaching and sport flying for more than ten years) as well. he's also a close friend of mine for 20 years now so i can easily vouch for his integrity

liran

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02-09-2008 08:14 AM  10 years agoPost 5
Pumba

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I did mean this guy from Israel, and I called him a dealer because he sells more than one model. If you say that a "seller" is the right term, no problem.

Lirann, I appreciate your comment. A good thing about a forum like RR is that a community is created, and one can count on the others.

Too bad, though, but I (hence my wife) decided to use the money for more important (hence not heli-related) purposes...

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