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Old Sep 17, 2013, 06:17 PM
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USA warehouse?

If HobbyKing has a USA warehouse, then why does my order of stuff from the USA warehouse say it is being shipped from Hong Kong? I did not order a plane because the shipping from China was so expensive. So I ordered a motor, speed control, Lipo batts, and some servos because they were in the USA warehouse. I would have expected a 3-4 day delivery. I recently ordered a soldering iron from Amazon for $4.99, free shipping from China and got it in 5 days!
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 08:40 PM
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Dunno...a soldering iron including delivery for $4.99? I'd be careful using it..just saying.

As for the US warehouse, yes, they have one. No, you do not buy from there and it ships from HK. In every instance of this I've seen here, it's the user who clicked on the wrong tab and ordered from the Hong Kong Warehouse. Keep in mind all orders are routed through HK's computer system, but US stuff ships from Washington State. Go into your account in the HK site, it will tell you where the stuff is coming from and what method of shipping you agreed to before you hit "pay".
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 10:54 PM
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I notice now when I place an order from international it has a checkbox on the first page that says I acknowledge that the items I have ordered are not from my local warehouse. Be interested to see if it's the same for the USA folk now.

Interesting "lead" by the OP "If HobbyKing has a..........".

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Old Sep 17, 2013, 10:58 PM
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LOLZ, I just tried to do a test order from international and did not check the "I understand that this order is NOT coming from my local warehouse" box. Won't let me proceed. Flags it in red as a required field.

What's the bet there will still be some that say they ordered thinking it was coming from the local warehouse now that they have put this in place.

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Old Sep 18, 2013, 06:51 AM
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Oh I wouldn't take that bet. Not only will there continue to be questions about the "truth" of a US warehouse, people will still swear that they bought from it, but it's sent from elsewhere. Meh.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 12:21 PM
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I have to agree with porcia here. I like the feature as some of the older less tech savvy guys that I fly with ordered from hk and ordered from the international warehouse then complained when it wasn't there 2 days later lol
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 04:34 PM
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My last order was from the USA Warehouse and it took 'only' three weeks to arrive from China
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 09:13 PM
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My last order was from the USA Warehouse and it took 'only' three weeks to arrive from China
LOLZ. I ordered a YEP 120 from Brazil and it is stuck in US Customs. Should be in Australia in about 5 years. My postie told me so.

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Old Sep 20, 2013, 06:10 PM
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If HobbyKing has a USA warehouse, then why does my order of stuff from the USA warehouse say it is being shipped from Hong Kong? I did not order a plane because the shipping from China was so expensive. So I ordered a motor, speed control, Lipo batts, and some servos because they were in the USA warehouse. I would have expected a 3-4 day delivery. I recently ordered a soldering iron from Amazon for $4.99, free shipping from China and got it in 5 days!
Checked on my order from the USA warehouse and it is on its way to JFK. I would think PDX would have been a better choice,( I am in Oregon) but maybe the freight goes the Polar route? If the USA warehouse is in Washinton maybe they meant Washington D.C.
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 06:55 PM
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It's in WASHINGTON state!!!!!!!! Pickup is easy when you are in the neighbourhood.
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 07:18 PM
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YOU have been there?
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Are you saying it's NOT there? Many have indicated they picked their items up there, and when you order the form allows you to indicate pick-up in person.
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Old Sep 24, 2013, 02:34 AM
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YOU have been there?
Yes....twice...all the way from Canada!
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Old Sep 24, 2013, 03:02 PM
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If the warehouse is in Washington state why do they send their freight to Jamaica,NY? Just sayin'.
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Old Sep 24, 2013, 03:10 PM
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And it takes 3 weeks from NY to AZ????? Hummmmmmm
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