Originally Posted by Mike_Then
The biggest problem you're going to find from HK and these other "discount" places is that they do very little - if any - quality control. So you really roll the dice when you want to go cheap. Many people will simply order 2-3 batteries and shrug their shoulders when one of them is bad. It's not like you're going to get customer service from those places. But the batteries that are good from these places seem to perform on par with most expensive batteries. I'm a Hyperion guy and the Turnigy/Zippy/Rhino guys in my club like to give me crap over paying more. It's just my preference; I don't trust those other batteries.
I have had about 6 months experience with China Hobby Line and I haven't had a single performance problem. And I can tell you the customer service was quite good when I encountered a shipping error. It's been my experience more money doesn't insure better quality. Anyway, this is a great forum to really figure what has high value and what doesn't. So far, China Hobby has been fine.