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Old Apr 07, 2012, 07:30 PM
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Don't get me wrong, HK does have good products that I am familiar with. If EMS is the solution, that is fine.
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Old Apr 07, 2012, 07:52 PM
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FWIW, all my orders have been 'cheapest rate'.
From reports that I recall, EMS is hit or miss.
Let us know how your latest EMS order comes out.
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Old Apr 07, 2012, 08:38 PM
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I just placed a <$60 order with HK and EMS, we'll see. It is probably hit and miss, but if this EMS shipment isn't here in two weeks I'll start looking for another vendor. I imagine it is the same for any offshore vendor? Say Leaders? I am looking for 450-500 heli parts.
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I've gotten 6 day service from China. And a lot longer also.
Once I ordered some heli parts from a vendor in Canada, and the parts came from Ho Chi Minh City!
I have that in my keepsakes!
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Old Apr 07, 2012, 09:57 PM
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I've gotten 6 day service from China. And a lot longer also.
Once I ordered some heli parts from a vendor in Canada, and the parts came from Ho Chi Minh City!
I have that in my keepsakes!
ah those crazy Canucks !
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 07:58 PM
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FWIW, all my orders have been 'cheapest rate'.
From reports that I recall, EMS is hit or miss.
Let us know how your latest EMS order comes out.
I ordered on the 7th (Saturday), it shipped on the 9th, and I got it on the 12th. So I'll use EMS from now on I guess, even though it is more expensive.
I may have to shop the US sites more now to see if I can buy an equivalent item for less with shipping factored in.

I'm not exactly sure what EMS even is, except that it is a postal service co-op.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 09:22 PM
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I ordered on the 7th (Saturday), it shipped on the 9th, and I got it on the 12th. So I'll use EMS from now on I guess, even though it is more expensive.
I may have to shop the US sites more now to see if I can buy an equivalent item for less with shipping factored in.

I'm not exactly sure what EMS even is, except that it is a postal service co-op.
Checkout headsuprc.com
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 09:35 PM
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Checkout headsuprc.com
I have been buying parts on and off from Jeff for 6-7 years now, and recommended him here and on Wattflyer.

I buy from HK for the cheap heli and quad/tricopter parts nowadays. I also buy from Xheli, Nitroplanes, Value Hobby, Leaders, AC-RC, Tower Hobbies, and the LHS. Some from small online vendors also.

The breadth and availability of stuff at HK is attractive if you fly planes also.

edit: Most are good if you have the time and patience to do the legwork I guess. Look up vendors on RCG people!
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 10:28 PM
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HeadsUP RC is $2 shipping for any parts. $6 for a aircraft kit. My orders there have arrived sometimes in 2 days from Florida to Oregon and 3 days is the longest. I just wish they had more in their selection.

I am just saying $23, long wait, risk of loss has taken the value out of it for me.


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I have to go with ya on that one Dave. HeadsUP is the new go to place for good stuff. The shipping is cheap and fast and they even have a phone.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 02:17 AM
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I recently ordered some APC props from AirCraftWorld in Japan, and 400 grams was $10 to post EMS. HK charges nearly $20 for the same weight. Nice one boys, charge double for shipping and pull in more profit. That is after putting fake weights on the package to bump up the rate in the first place. I can't believe this company is owned by an Aussie. What a disgrace. Boo HK
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