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Old Feb 17, 2013, 03:24 AM
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oh yeah, keep in mind anything lipo takes much longer. like, drive to the other side of china, then ship it (not joking, postage regulations about lipos)

southwest arizona, using registered, i get 14 day avrage. 2.99 shipping takes from 14 - 30 days)
add 3 weeks if you order from jan15 to feb28

edit: i just sae you paid EMS and got it in 8 days. that very fast. faster than normal (for me, anyways.)
i wonder if they really push EMS during the holiday? BIM had that happen to him before.

might be something to keep in mind.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 05:21 PM
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Yeah I got my package in 3 days going UPS express which was $12 more than EMS the first time I ordered a package from them. I mean I've heard the horror stories and I'm not doubting they do happen. However, I also understand that online horror stories account for a very VERY small percentage of transactions and usually the most vocal people are the dissatisfied ones which is totally understandable as I'd be super pissed if my $hundreds package got lost too.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 12:26 PM
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FWIW,
My latest HK order took 4 days to get in the USPS tracking system after it was marked Shipped by HK.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 02:41 PM
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OUCH!!
It took 6 days to get through to the sorting center...still in Hong Kong.

Must have been some pile up of orders.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 03:09 PM
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Chinese new year and all. They literally shut almost the whole country down for a week or 10 days or something.
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 10:52 AM
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I placed my first HK order for some lipos about two weeks ago. I'm not expecting to get them for a while. I haven't checked the tracking or anything. When they finally get here it will be a nice surprise.

I resisted buying from HK as long as I could. But necessity forced my hand. I have read all sorts of horror stories, but it seems most people eventually get their stuff.

Patience Grasshopper......

Mal
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 03:56 PM
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Patience is a virtue

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I placed my first HK order for some lipos about two weeks ago. I'm not expecting to get them for a while. I haven't checked the tracking or anything. When they finally get here it will be a nice surprise.

I resisted buying from HK as long as I could. But necessity forced my hand. I have read all sorts of horror stories, but it seems most people eventually get their stuff.

Patience Grasshopper......

Mal
I have had lots of HK orders from the Intl. Warehouse, even a few from the JIT site in China, and I got them all. I have had only one issue when it took nearly 45 days, and it was my own local PO that screwed up, not HK. I have found HK to be reliable, and shippers to be not so much.
Has anyone else noticed a "shortage" of some Lipos at HK USA, and at other vendors? I've been wanting to stock up on a few 3s 2200mah for summer flying--and it seems they are either backordered at most vendors, or ridiculously expensive.
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 10:06 AM
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I ordered 3 lipos on 2-16. I received them today 3-7. Not bad. Especially for the amount I saved and the fact I couldn't find the size anywhere else.

The moral of the story is you have to be patient with them. But I would prefer to buy from an American source. I would pay more to know that a fellow American businessman was feeding his family with my business.
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 05:06 PM
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Update on my orders:
1st order, Feb 20 arrived March 6 - 14 days
2nd order Feb 23, arrived March 6th - 11 days
Not bad at all - shipped International Air (registered).
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