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Old Sep 27, 2010, 07:41 PM
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Official Hobby King Swarm Sale thread

Excellent instructions from Mike
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1496

Use IE or Firefox for your browser when trying to get into and create swarm sales, Google Chrome has issues!
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Sorry I can't keep up anymore, haha. Just scroll to the recent posts and you'll find the current deals.

I've been eyeing a few items from HC that have the swarm sale available and wondered why we don't have something like this on here? Some of the swarm sale items are pretty heavily discounted if you get one going and finished.

So I thought, why don't we have one on here that has current swarm sales going on so you can jump into one or create one for other people to jump into and save even more money?

A swarm sale is pretty much like a small group buy, you create a swarm sale on an item you want (if it is available for that item) and it gives you a much lower price on that item if you get 6 people total to buy it along with you. So you can either join one already in progress (they only last 12 hours) or start one yourself.
Great instructions courtesy of our own Crashing Dutchman here on RCG
http://www.rc-international.info/Blo...warm-sale.aspx

I will try to moderate this thread and delete any swarm sales that have expired.

A good idea brought up by bnrusso,
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I'd probably like to participate in a swarm sale but why not list the items you would like to get without creating the swarm. Wait for 6 people to agree they want it too and then start the swarm. I only check this thread at most once a day. But if we agree to a future time to create the swarm some time after we get at least 6 wouldn't we have a better chance of getting this to fly??
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Old Sep 27, 2010, 08:49 PM
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I think this is a great idea to have on here...
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Old Sep 27, 2010, 08:54 PM
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Ok

what to buy I just got paid
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Old Sep 27, 2010, 09:11 PM
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what to buy I just got paid
Buy me a new airplane.
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Old Sep 27, 2010, 09:12 PM
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I'll give it a try with some AWESOME 6S batteries.

You have just started a SwarmSale which will expire in 12hrs!
Your standard price is $59.29, after SwarmSale it will be $50.49 !
Your SwarmLink is below, please copy the link and pass it along.
After 6 customers register you will get the new price!
This offer has a time limit of 24hrs.

http://www.hobbyking.com/SwarmSale.asp?id=23258
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Old Sep 27, 2010, 10:33 PM
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You'd be better off with this lipo dj.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idproduct=8590

You can get the 30C lipo for the same price for the swarm sale.
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Old Sep 27, 2010, 10:48 PM
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So, how does one start this "swarm sale" on HK's site? I have never heard of such a thing!

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Old Sep 27, 2010, 10:56 PM
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Apparently you didn't click the link that I put up in the first post to CrashingDutchman's blog.
http://www.rc-international.info/Blo...warm-sale.aspx

I also thought about it and I'm going to just put up on the first post any current swarm sales that get posted, that way they are always at the top.
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Old Sep 27, 2010, 11:01 PM
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OK, I gotcha -- I went to HK's site and didn't see the "swam option" on any product pages. I see now that it is only available on certain items....I am guessing it is like the platinum member discount -- only available on the more expensive, less popular items.

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Old Sep 28, 2010, 06:00 AM
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You'd be better off with this lipo dj.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idproduct=8590

You can get the 30C lipo for the same price for the swarm sale.
Not really...I've had better performance and lower IR ratings with the turnigy packs vs. the flightmax packs. (my experience)
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Old Sep 28, 2010, 09:50 AM
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What the heck. I joined the swarm for the 25c 6s5000 turnigy packs last night and this morning received an email notification that enough people have joined the swarm for the discount. But when I follow the link in my email they sent me, the item is not discounted and I see no place to enter the code without starting another swarm sale. What am I missing? Where do I apply the code?
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Old Sep 28, 2010, 09:53 AM
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I think you apply the discount code during checkout -- on the checkout screen where use choose which shipping option you want, there is a place to insert discount codes (generally from leaving reviews). I believe this is where you type in the code.

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Old Sep 28, 2010, 10:08 AM
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If you got the email, those packs are added to your cart with the special price. Check your cart and report back.
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Old Sep 28, 2010, 10:16 AM
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I think you apply the discount code during checkout -- on the checkout screen where use choose which shipping option you want, there is a place to insert discount codes (generally from leaving reviews). I believe this is where you type in the code.

Garret
I tried applying the code there as well and nothing, it simply says the code is invalid.

Moose, it shows my cart as being empty and yes I'm logged in. Has anyone been able to get this to work?
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Old Sep 28, 2010, 12:42 PM
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Moose, it shows my cart as being empty and yes I'm logged in. Has anyone been able to get this to work?
It worked for me...but I think I actually clicked the link that was in my email.
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