HobbyCity/HobbyKing Delivery Times?

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Unread post by schooner2000 » Fri May 07, 2010 7:58 pm

Those are 2S not 3s aren't they?

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Unread post by retiredVTT » Sat May 08, 2010 12:51 am

They sure are 2S ...that was a test...and you passed..!

Actually, right after I wrote that ,(3S), I put them on charge and noticed only three wires on the balance connector and thought that I had said they were 3S on the above post. They were on backorder for a month and I forgot.

Thanks for the reminder though, I have corrected my previous post. The little motor in the Diddlebug would burn up on 3S (11vts) and the fuselage is only 24mm wide..so these are perfect.

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Unread post by karlpenney » Mon May 10, 2010 8:43 am

Placed an order Friday evening (lipos and misc. stuff) and it shipped already! Maybe their new warehouse is finally on track?

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Unread post by retiredVTT » Tue May 18, 2010 7:02 pm

Well, it worked out so well last year for me to order my Papa Day gift..(Lift-N-Lok flight box), that last week I thought "why not try this again"..so on the 10th I put in a $120. order to HK for lipo packs and servos. Since the regular shipping would be an additional $29. and EMS (fast) shipping was $32. I opted for EMS.

Well, within hours I'm receiving emails that the order has been received and being attended to...next day three emails...yes we are packing it, yes we are checking it, and yo..we shipped it today (the 11th). Six days later I'm receiving a notice from Canada Post that the parcel is here but no one was home to sign for it. Next day I pick it up to find an itemized invoice showing the total value at $39.54 and shipping to be $9.50. No further charges..
Bottom line...EMS shipping is f-a-s-t.

Of course I must now wait until June 20th to open this package.....but that's fine..!

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Unread post by Madwood » Wed May 26, 2010 7:32 am

Hummmm

I ordered items about four weeks ago although HC shipped it within 4 days the parcle is has been held up in customs since?!?!

This is the first time I've waited this long. In the past I've recieved items within 10 days.
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Unread post by Yak man » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:04 am

Madwood

Did you have any large Lipo's in your order? It seem that Hong Kong air is not willing to carry them anymore.
http://www.rccanada.ca/rccforum/showthread.php?t=104668

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Unread post by RocketManRC » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:43 pm

Here is a thread on RC Groups entirely devoted to this subject:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1253473

It is definitely worth a read.

Better wait for the dust to settle before ordering any LIPOs from anywhere...

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Unread post by retiredVTT » Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:17 am

This is copied from the front page of the http://www.aircraft-world.com website..

LIPO SHIPPING ADVISORY!
Early in April we were told by Japan Post that they would no longer allow battery shipments. We appealed, but lost. In order to continue LiPo shipments, we have made a volume contract with FedEx, at very good prices. It will take some weeks to modify our website, such that a FedEx shipping option (only) is shown when/if your order contains batteries. In the meantime, please choose the "EMS Post" option for orders which contain batteries. Depending on location, we may be able to give you a small refund for some of the EMS charge, or we may need to send an email requiring an additional amount for FedEx shipping. You may return email to us authorizing the additional charge, if any, or cancel the battery portion, or ask that batteries and other items be shipped separately, each via lowest cost method available.


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Unread post by RocketManRC » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:58 am

Here's what HobbyKing is doing about it:

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbyking/foru ... FID=1&PR=3

The discussion leading to this is here:

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbyking/foru ... =9530&PN=1
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Unread post by Madwood » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:37 am

Yak man

No large lipos ordered (3x 1s1p 143mah lipos). Package has been sitting at Canada Customs in Missisaga since 6 May. Called both Canada Post and Canada Customs on it and they are both saying its delays from the other organisation.

HC won't initiate a "track" until the order has been in the mail for 45 days.

Guess I just have to wait.
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