HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Jul 07, 2010, 06:48 PM
ApachePilot
ApachePilot's Avatar
Joined Oct 2006
1,885 Posts
Question
Hobby King shipping with UPS

I ordered some electronics I needed to complete my tricopter from hobby king the other day paying for 3 day delivery. I have been tracking the packge and it was checked into Louisville, KY early today. Now I check it and it is in Anchorage,Alaska. What the heck is up with that?

Anyone out there know why UPS would send it to Alaska when I am in Michigan, a heck of a lot closer to Louisville.

Next it might be in Russia or Australia for all I know....


ApachePilot




ANCHORAGE, AK, US 07/07/2010 5:42 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
LOUISVILLE, KY, US 07/07/2010 9:39 P.M. REGISTERED WITH CLEARING AGENCY / BROKERAGE RELEASED. WAITING FOR CLR AGY
07/07/2010 9:39 P.M. REGISTERED WITH CLEARING AGENCY / BROKERAGE RELEASED. WAITING FOR CLR AGY
ANCHORAGE, AK, US 07/07/2010 12:51 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
LOUISVILLE, KY, US 07/07/2010 11:14 A.M. REGISTERED WITH CLEARING AGENCY / SHIPMENT SUBMITTED TO CLEARING AGENCY
07/07/2010 11:14 A.M. REGISTERED WITH CLEARING AGENCY / SHIPMENT SUBMITTED TO CLEARING AGENCY
INCHEON, KR 07/07/2010 11:00 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
07/07/2010 8:55 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
CHEK LAP KOK, HK 07/07/2010 4:19 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
CHEK LAP KOK, HK 07/06/2010 8:35 P.M. HUB SCAN
KOWLOON BAY, HK 07/06/2010 3:18 P.M. PICKUP SCAN
HK 07/06/2010 2:13 P.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED
ApachePilot is online now Find More Posts by ApachePilot
Last edited by ApachePilot; Jul 07, 2010 at 09:07 PM.
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Jul 08, 2010, 05:17 AM
Registered User
Perth, Western Australia.
Joined Aug 2009
165 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by ApachePilot View Post
I ordered some electronics I needed to complete my tricopter from hobby king the other day paying for 3 day delivery. I have been tracking the packge and it was checked into Louisville, KY early today. Now I check it and it is in Anchorage,Alaska. What the heck is up with that?

Anyone out there know why UPS would send it to Alaska when I am in Michigan, a heck of a lot closer to Louisville.

Next it might be in Russia or Australia for all I know....


ApachePilot




ANCHORAGE, AK, US 07/07/2010 5:42 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
LOUISVILLE, KY, US 07/07/2010 9:39 P.M. REGISTERED WITH CLEARING AGENCY / BROKERAGE RELEASED. WAITING FOR CLR AGY
07/07/2010 9:39 P.M. REGISTERED WITH CLEARING AGENCY / BROKERAGE RELEASED. WAITING FOR CLR AGY
ANCHORAGE, AK, US 07/07/2010 12:51 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
LOUISVILLE, KY, US 07/07/2010 11:14 A.M. REGISTERED WITH CLEARING AGENCY / SHIPMENT SUBMITTED TO CLEARING AGENCY
07/07/2010 11:14 A.M. REGISTERED WITH CLEARING AGENCY / SHIPMENT SUBMITTED TO CLEARING AGENCY
INCHEON, KR 07/07/2010 11:00 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
07/07/2010 8:55 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
CHEK LAP KOK, HK 07/07/2010 4:19 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
CHEK LAP KOK, HK 07/06/2010 8:35 P.M. HUB SCAN
KOWLOON BAY, HK 07/06/2010 3:18 P.M. PICKUP SCAN
HK 07/06/2010 2:13 P.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED


I can beat that, my last order from HK found its way to Zurich before it turned around and came to Perth. At least yours is wandering around the right continent.

It wasn't HK though because the postal address was correct.

Postal services and airlines seem to have their very own maps don't they?

Took weeks, but someone with basic literacy skills found it in the end and sent it in the right direction. I had actually written it off as a lost cause by the time I received it.

Good luck with your tricopter, it'll be worth the wait.
somnambulus is offline Find More Posts by somnambulus
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 08, 2010, 07:27 AM
Suspended Account
Long Island, New York
Joined Jun 2008
6,428 Posts
That is nothing, I ordered something overnighted from Edmond Scientific last Thursday and I still have not gotten it and they are in the same State as I am.
Tarro is offline Find More Posts by Tarro
Reply With Quote  (Disabled)
Old Jul 08, 2010, 07:39 AM
Registered User
outsider787's Avatar
Canada, ON, Toronto
Joined Dec 2007
417 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by somnambulus View Post
I can beat that, my last order from HK found its way to Zurich before it turned around and came to Perth. At least yours is wandering around the right continent.

It wasn't HK though because the postal address was correct.

Postal services and airlines seem to have their very own maps don't they?

Took weeks, but someone with basic literacy skills found it in the end and sent it in the right direction. I had actually written it off as a lost cause by the time I received it.

Good luck with your tricopter, it'll be worth the wait.
You had LiPo batteries in your order, didn't you.

Hong Kong post will not ship LiPo batteries anymore (don't know about other types of batteries) so if your shipment includes one or more batteries, a Swiss courier takes the packade to Zurich, then gets mailed to its final destination.
My last order took almost a month to arrive (I also had a battery in my order) where in the past I would have had the package in under 2 weeks.
outsider787 is offline Find More Posts by outsider787
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 08, 2010, 08:14 AM
ApachePilot
ApachePilot's Avatar
Joined Oct 2006
1,885 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by outsider787 View Post
You had LiPo batteries in your order, didn't you.

Hong Kong post will not ship LiPo batteries anymore (don't know about other types of batteries) so if your shipment includes one or more batteries, a Swiss courier takes the packade to Zurich, then gets mailed to its final destination.
My last order took almost a month to arrive (I also had a battery in my order) where in the past I would have had the package in under 2 weeks.

Nope, no Lipo's.... I get them here. state side... All I ordered from HK were the matching motors, esc's props and 4 gyros.

Good news is, I looked this morning and it is out shedualed for delivery.

Don't get me wrong, I wasn't worried about it taking so long, I just wondered why it would go to alaska after it was in Kentucky, before coming to Michigan.

I'll let everyone know when I recieve them, but for now, I can say HK's shipping is prompt.


ApachePilot
ApachePilot is online now Find More Posts by ApachePilot
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 08, 2010, 09:49 AM
Registered User
Joined Jun 2010
49 Posts
i dont get how they do shipping ive orderd before an seemed to get here at a decent pace, ,

now ive been waiting on a package to get here they sent it though swisspost an i have no idea why ,, lol wasnt any batteries in the order just some parts

im trying to stay mellow about it ..


they need a fleet of uav rc planes ,, would have made it here by now
jay-pheno is offline Find More Posts by jay-pheno
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 08, 2010, 12:16 PM
Registered User
Perth, Western Australia.
Joined Aug 2009
165 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by outsider787 View Post
You had LiPo batteries in your order, didn't you.

Hong Kong post will not ship LiPo batteries anymore (don't know about other types of batteries) so if your shipment includes one or more batteries, a Swiss courier takes the packade to Zurich, then gets mailed to its final destination.
My last order took almost a month to arrive (I also had a battery in my order) where in the past I would have had the package in under 2 weeks.

You surmise correctly about the lipos, but my current order has none, nor any other kind of battery, and it too is now over a week in transit and also seems to be in the hands of a Swiss carrier.

The tracking system petered out in Singapore. Who knows where it might be now?

I used to get really good service from Hobby City but nowadays it always seems to be the same story - 1st choice is zero stock, 2nd zero stock, fill the order with 3rd choices and wait a long time.

Maybe I've just been unlucky but after a year of this kind of thing I'm going to try a different Hong Kong store next time and see how that goes.
somnambulus is offline Find More Posts by somnambulus
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 08, 2010, 01:38 PM
Registered User
rimshotcopter's Avatar
United States, CA, Los Angeles
Joined Aug 2009
11,700 Posts
I have seen UPS do some really stupid shipment at times. I order something from a local vendor that I could have driven to pick up, but the package ended up traveling some 2000 miles to the hub, then routed to me. I don't understand their policies.
rimshotcopter is online now Find More Posts by rimshotcopter
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 08, 2010, 01:38 PM
ApachePilot
ApachePilot's Avatar
Joined Oct 2006
1,885 Posts
All my parts came in, but now the wife wants to go to town. I guess I will have to wait until I return home before attemting to wire everything up.


ApachePilot
ApachePilot is online now Find More Posts by ApachePilot
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 08, 2010, 11:29 PM
Registered User
Perth, Western Australia.
Joined Aug 2009
165 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by ApachePilot View Post
All my parts came in, but now the wife wants to go to town. I guess I will have to wait until I return home before attemting to wire everything up.


ApachePilot
You have to look on the bright side, you only paid for three days but you got a week. Good deal.

Here is a good place to post your tri description and results when you get it going or if you need trouble shooting assistance.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...59593&page=115

Have fun - I'm still waiting.
somnambulus is offline Find More Posts by somnambulus
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 09, 2010, 07:18 AM
Registered User
outsider787's Avatar
Canada, ON, Toronto
Joined Dec 2007
417 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by somnambulus View Post
Maybe I've just been unlucky but after a year of this kind of thing I'm going to try a different Hong Kong store next time and see how that goes.
What other hong kong store has similar selection to Hobby King?
outsider787 is offline Find More Posts by outsider787
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 11, 2010, 06:49 AM
Registered User
Perth, Western Australia.
Joined Aug 2009
165 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by outsider787 View Post
What other hong kong store has similar selection to Hobby King?
When so many items are zero stock, practically any.

It was the range that Hobby City carried that made them my favorite store - I could get a lot of stuff there and the service was pretty good. Those days seem to be over so I guess I try elswhere and see.

Has anyone used Himodel? They seem to carry quite a bit of gear.
somnambulus is offline Find More Posts by somnambulus
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 15, 2010, 03:02 AM
Registered User
Perth, Western Australia.
Joined Aug 2009
165 Posts
Further to the above...

While I was waiting for my Hobby City order I placed another with Flying Hobby, also in Hong Kong.

It was a relatively small electronic item, no lipos etc, but fairly high value.
I ordered Mon 12, don't recall what time but I'm pretty sure it was late in the day.

I paid standard airmail only.

Item was posted Tues 13 and I have it in my hand now, Thur 15 3:53pm local time. I would have had it before lunch but I wasn't home.

I'm not sure about the directness of the comparison, but I am left with the feeling that Hobby City really aren't trying too hard any more.

I really don't expect to see that one before next week at the earliest.

Tracking now says it left Zurich on the 12th but it's not logged on the Australian postal system yet.

Now I have my GU 344 and a quad, but no motors
somnambulus is offline Find More Posts by somnambulus
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 15, 2010, 09:52 AM
Registered User
Canadian Geek's Avatar
Joined Jan 2007
4,495 Posts
I love that my stuff now goes to Zurich first! If they didn't have exactly what I want I wouldn't order from them now. I used to get stuff from them in about a week (using regular shipping). Now, 3 weeks at the earliest.

- Jeff
Canadian Geek is online now Find More Posts by Canadian Geek
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 16, 2010, 01:50 AM
Registered User
Joined Jul 2010
11 Posts
I just made this order, wonder how long this will take anyone got an estimate? A bunch of stuff on backorder!!

GS6x4E TGS Sport 6x4E Precision propeller 2 Reserved
RX-9X8Cv2 Turnigy 9X 2.4GHz 8Ch Receiver (V2) 1 Backorder
N2200.3S.25 Turnigy nano-tech 2200mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pac 1 Reserved
WH-4MM-BLACK Turnigy 4mm Heat Shrink Tube - BLACK (1mtr) 2 Reserved
WHS-2MM-RED Turnigy 2mm Heat Shrink Tube - RED (1 2 Reserved
Tu-Tacometer Turnigy Multi-Blade Micro Tachometer 1 Backorder
TGV-Detector TURNIGY 3~8S Voltage Detector 1 Backorder
Q005 FPV Fiberglass Pan-Tilt Camera Mount L-Size 1 Backorder
Magnet-R Strong Rare-Earth Button Magnets (10pcs/set) 1 Reserved
LUM-ONF Turnigy Receiver Controlled Switch 2 Backorder
N1000.3S.25 Turnigy nano-tech 1000mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pac 1 Backorder
Tz85A Turnigy Brushless ESC 85A w/ 5A SBEC 1 Reserved
Tz-prog Turnigy Programming card for Tz85A ESC 1 Reserved
OR022-00501 Reciever/System Switch 1 Backorder
T2836-2350 Turnigy2836 brushless Outrunner 2350kv 1 Backorder
TX-9X-M2 Turnigy 9X 9Ch Transmitter w/ Module & 8ch R 1 Backorder
Skyfun SkyFun Jet w/ Brushless Motor ARF 1 Backorder
AM1009x10 HXT 4mm Gold Connector w/ Protector (10pcs/s 1 Backorder
601A-12-10cm XT60 Male w/ 12AWG Silicon Wire 10cm (5pcs/b 1 Reserved
601CC-14-30c Charge Cable w/ Male XT60 <-> 4mm Banana plu 1 Reserved
HKX-1000 HobbyKing X-1000 Advanced Head-Movement-Trac 1 Reserved
AM-9017A Female JST battery pigtail 12cm length (10pc 1 Reserved
WH-2MM-BLACK Turnigy 2mm Heat Shrink Tube - BLACK (1mtr) 2 Reserved
WHS-4MM-RED Turnigy 4mm Heat Shrink Tube - RED (1 2 Reserved
HK-107 Insta-Cure Plus Gap Filling CA 1. oz 1 Reserved
TG-LED-FAA Turnigy R/C LED Lighting System 1 Reserved
JSTMF-3S-20 JST-XH 3S Wire Extension 20cm (10pcs/bag) 1 Backorder
JSTMF-2S-20 JST-XH 2S Wire Extension 20cm (10pcs/bag) 1 Reserved
ETS-OSD-PRO Eagle Tree Video OSD Pro Expander 1 Backorder
TEMP-MICRO MicroPower Micro Temperature Sensor 1 Reserved
MPR-CONN MicroPower V3 E-Logger 1 Reserved
CAB-SPEK Spektrum/JR (TM) Interface Cable (CAB-SPEK) 1 Reserved
GPS-10HZ GPS Expander for R/C V4 DataRecorder 1 Backorder
OPT-RPM MicroPower & DataRecorder Optical RPM Sensor 1 Backorder
CAB-Y-1 Custom Y Cable for Throttle Logging (CAB-Y-1 1 Reserved
BOX-439g Extra Length Cardboard Box and Packing 439g 1 Reserved
GlowWire-G hexTronik Lumifly Glow Wire GREEN 1.2mtr 1 Reserved
GlowDriver-1 hexTronik Lumifly 2-port Glow-Driver 1 Backorder
GlowWire-T hexTronik Lumifly Glow Wire Transparent 1.2m 1 Reserved
AM1043-15CM 15CM Servo Lead Extention (JR) 26AWG (10pcs 1 Reserved
AM2001-10x10 10CM Servo Lead (Futaba) 32AWG Ultra Light ( 1 Reserved
MR5 5 Minute Quality Epoxy Glue 1 Backorder
AM-9017B Male JST battery pigtail 10cm length (10pcs/ 1 Reserved
TGY-1800A-3p Turnigy 1800A Servo 8g/1.7kg/.10sec (3-PACK) 1 Reserved
carteaga is offline Find More Posts by carteaga
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Hobby King's new faster shipping vhoward1122 HobbyKing 22 Jul 18, 2010 09:01 PM
Discussion Hobby King/City - Shipping to US questions.... MLJones8 Vendor Talk 9 Jul 01, 2010 02:34 AM
Sold Hobby King HK-T4A 2.4Ghz 4Ch Tx & Rx (Mode 2) $8 plus shipping CitizenKane Aircraft - General - Radio Equipment (FS/W) 3 May 31, 2010 03:52 PM
Question Hobby King Shipping Speed spagoziak FPV Talk 37 May 27, 2010 10:37 PM
Sold Team Losi 8IGHT-T Race Roller with TONS of king headz hop-ups gravediggermax Cars - Trucks and Parts (FS/W) 0 Apr 23, 2010 06:35 PM