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03-08-2012 11:57 PM  6 years agoPost 1
torque

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i sent in my first order to hobby king, on feb. 1st. all items were in stock according to the adds. here it is march 8th, and nothing. i sent an email as to why they aren't sending the items. they first said they were out of stock. i told them according to their web site , they were in stock. i just got another email yesterday and they said the items have been shipped and i should get them in about 45 days. i am getting the feeling i have been took. summer will be over before i receive them. never again will i order from them.

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03-09-2012 12:03 AM  6 years agoPost 2
DarkSide41

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Kewl , more in stock for me

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03-09-2012 12:06 AM  6 years agoPost 3
michael88997

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I ordered on a Sunday and received my stuff on that Wednesday... It's worth it to get the good shipping

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03-09-2012 12:15 AM  6 years agoPost 4
rpat

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torque,
If you went with the regular shipping it is going to take about a month to get your order. Don't forget that the order is coming all the way from china, and there regular shipping method is sent by sherpas.

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03-09-2012 12:28 AM  6 years agoPost 5
jgunpilot

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Just go buy it full retail, and you'll have it RIGHT THEN!

I've had orders go a little slow with them, but out of the 24 I've made none have been bad.

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03-09-2012 12:37 AM  6 years agoPost 6
Mike0251

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I always buy from their USA warehouse only. Here in a week. No issues.

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03-09-2012 12:49 AM  6 years agoPost 7
ThumbBumper

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I've ordered from them several times now. Each time I used the regular shipping since I wasn't in a hurry for the stuff to arrive. Once I was pleasantly surprised and it landed in about two and a half weeks. Another time it was almost five weeks (around the holidays).

Yeah they aren't the fastest, but all the blame is not totally on them. Sometimes stuff can sit for a couple of weeks getting through customs. Customs could care less how fast you get your stuff and take the "you'll get it when you get it" attitude.

What torques me off is every time you go to get something from HK the price jumps up 10% - 15%. Honestly, if they continue raising their prices like they have been no one is going to bother buying from them at all.

It's one thing to wait for something you are getting a killer price on, but something totally different when the price is almost the same as you can buy it locally for....

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03-09-2012 01:28 AM  6 years agoPost 8
JOLT

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It's not so much the prices as it is the US dollar.

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03-09-2012 01:30 AM  6 years agoPost 9
funkindatrunk

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Thats the trade off with the lower price from China. Price is great but Shipping is not and sucks. I still buy local as much as I can. Its nice to have items asap.

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03-09-2012 02:58 AM  6 years agoPost 10
rfarmer2009

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Never order from China in Feb. its there new year and its go's for 15 days. Now you got to know how much is ordered from china worldwide everyday Now think about what would happen if china took a two week vac. Always at least two weeks before or two weeks after Feb.

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03-09-2012 12:35 PM  6 years agoPost 11
MartyH

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torque, you really need to work on your math. 45 days from March 8th is not the end of Summer. You had to know you are ordering from China. If you need instant gratification pay up and buy locally. Otherwise be patient. You have not been taken. Hobby King wouldn;t be around very long if that was happening. I'm curious, how much money are we talking about here? What did you buy?

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03-09-2012 12:59 PM  6 years agoPost 12
torque

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bolivia , north carolina

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martyh,

i can do math, i was being sarcastic about how long this purchase is taking. i ordered the items from the USA warehouse. it has been well over a month, i just thought since the items were in stock, i would have them in about 2 weeks.

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03-09-2012 01:11 PM  6 years agoPost 13
CX1

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if ya order from overseas, you need to have it ship by ems or you're going to wait a while

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03-10-2012 12:56 AM  6 years agoPost 14
KC36330

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Enterprise, AL

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i've placed quiet a few orders from both their China and their US warehouse, from the US i get the order on the 3rd or 4th day after i place the order, from China usually 3-4 weeks. i did have one order from China that showed everything in stock and it took them 3 weeks (yes weeks) to process the order and ship it, i contacted them several times to see why the delay and i always got 'everything in stock, it ship soon' but it finely came back one of the items was NOT in stock and i had to log in and either cancel that item or wait, i canceled the item and it shipped the next day.

their customer service is VERY lacking but for the $$$ saved the wait isn't that bad.

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03-10-2012 01:09 AM  6 years agoPost 15
jgunpilot

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KC36330, I've had that same experience and they weren't very helpful so I eventually cancelled the order. I still continue to buy from them because in some areas, they are hard to beat. If their price climb, there will be no reason to deal with them because their customer service is so lacking and most products arrive sans manual or any instructions at all.

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03-10-2012 01:24 AM  6 years agoPost 16
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I ordered from China payed for EMS and had it in five days. That has to be a record for them.

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03-10-2012 11:54 AM  6 years agoPost 17
Heliflyer69

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Northen Cali

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I like HK, they sell lots of neat stuff i dont see in the states. I usually plan on spending $30+ on shipping, specially with lipos.

Otherwise, its the slowboat from China

Roy

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03-10-2012 05:26 PM  6 years agoPost 18
Crashr30

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Read this
[url=http://rc.runryder.com/t658689p1/]

This is from a very good friend of mine. The post goes on but this is what scares me about Hobby King and Hobby Partz. I know many people have had zero issues but it seems they have to screw someone every so often to keep people on their toes.

I hope your issue works out and this does not happen. I bet it will work out in time.

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03-10-2012 11:04 PM  6 years agoPost 19
DarkSide41

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10 orders from HK , first being in '07 and all has been good . Never a faulty product , at the most 45 days till delivery and that was the last one that I knowingly placed during their new year. I've only sprung for the EMS twice and had those orders in 5 days. I have a $150 limit that I will spend on one order and I have gone over that only once , $166 .

Use common sense and things will be much better when ordering from China .

* DON'T expect fast shipping. It is China for Gods sake !
* Don't expect great customer service. It is China for Gods sake !
* Don't put a ton of money in one order. It is going to China for Gods sake !
* If you are going to get nervous and file a claim with Paypal in 10 days DON'T order from China for Gods sake !

If you are patient ,don't need you stuff RIGHT NOW , and want to save a ton of money in this hobby order from China .

Spend your $$$ for overpriced heavily marked up ,we slapped our label on the same made in china so we could pocket the difference products if it makes you feel fuzzy and warm inside but enough with all the threads that I haven't got my parts in 45 days Waa Waa Waa . You freaking ordered from CHINA for Gods sake !

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03-10-2012 11:12 PM  6 years agoPost 20
w.miller

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Hobby king, gotta make sure you order from the US warehouse, or you will be sick waiting on it to pass customs.

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