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Old Feb 02, 2013, 05:45 PM
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Badpilotto. You should have picked one up for me. On my way to pick up a bunch of stuff I could have dropped in and given you a premium for pickup. Too late ..got the Hurricane going to Oroville WA.
That is only 304 miles one way from where I live.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 05:48 PM
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I love this plane, more than most, but the shipping is a killer. I have wanted it for quite some time now
As I stated earlier, I am moving back home to the Chicago area mid March and will be driving along I90. You only live 101 miles from Sun Prairie (I90).
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 07:31 PM
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let me know when your path of transit take you near New Jersey bp
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 10:08 PM
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Yeah, shipping to SC is $118. What pipe are HK smoking? I doubt it costs that much. You just can't order big stuff from HK, it's not cheap enough. And I don't see any benefit to the USA warehouse other than time, cause they rip us on shipping. $220 should buy a perfect plane, not a dinged up one.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 05:15 PM
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I agree Shahram72...It's $118 to ship to Buffalo, New York.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 06:33 PM
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Wonder what shipping costs would be like not shipped through HK? As in trying to sweet talk bad pilot into sending them. Probably still pretty grotesque cost-wise but worth mentioning when the prospect of ferrying a batch halfway across country.

I should see if I know anyone going to Cali any time soon and have them bring one back as checked luggage
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 06:47 PM
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Wonder what shipping costs would be like not shipped through HK? As in trying to sweet talk bad pilot into sending them. Probably still pretty grotesque cost-wise but worth mentioning when the prospect of ferrying a batch halfway across country.

I should see if I know anyone going to Cali any time soon and have them bring one back as checked luggage
I went to the USPS website and ran the weight 15.1lbs at 51"x17"x14" to Chicago from WA is $97.79 OMG!!!! That is a crazy price. I wonder if UPS or FedEx will be lower for ground?
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 07:20 PM
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I went to the USPS website and ran the weight 15.1lbs at 51"x17"x14" to Chicago from WA is $97.79 OMG!!!! That is a crazy price. I wonder if UPS or FedEx will be lower for ground?
Is that Priority????? Man, that's expensive! Must be the oversize or odd shape.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 07:38 PM
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MK,
I believe ground but did not really look around, it was the only option available. Yes the Decathlon is a big plane wingspan of nearly six feet (5' 9")!!!
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 09:03 AM
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I went to the USPS website and ran the weight 15.1lbs at 51"x17"x14" to Chicago from WA is $97.79 OMG!!!! That is a crazy price. I wonder if UPS or FedEx will be lower for ground?
I tried the Fedex estimator from Chicago 60601 to Washington 98101

From: Chicago, 60601, United States | To: Seattle, 98101, United States on February 4, 2013.

Package Details: 1 package, 15.10 lbs, Your Packaging, 51 in x 17 in x 14 in, 100.00 USD.

Due to the size of the package, Dimensional Weight (ie size) is used to calculate shipping prices (as opposed to weight).


Fedex Ground is $66.22



66.22 is still kind of pricey. HK probably gets a hefty discount from Fedex. So when they are charging us ~$100.00 they are likely just boosting their profit.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 09:11 AM
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It's $54.42 shipped using my FedEx account based on badpilotto's weight and dimensions.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:56 AM
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$60 is reasonable. $100 is not.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 01:41 PM
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The shipping for a lot of stuff I bought was $3-12 in the US from the US Warehouse, so in that case for soldering stations, batteries, etc. they are not making a fortune off shipping.
On my last order I would add a couple of items and shipping went up a dollar, then add a few more, another dollar, not bad.

From China, different story.


Look around. There really are very few "honest" businesses nowadays. If honesty is buying from China for $2 and selling for $12 + shipping, then I guess ........
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 05:21 PM
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4*60, I am not understanding honest business? They are a "for profit" business if we do not like the prices we (or at least I) can shop somewhere else. Not a personal attack just stating fact.

I would not pay $100 to ship a $100 plane, it just does not make sense.

-----Break-----

Bombay,

$66 is more of a reasonable price but I do not believe HK uses FedEx they might use UPS and for sure use USPS. We need a newer lower-cost shipping choice, something that uses rail for the super slow deliveries at a rock bottom price. Something like, the Decathlon sized box from Seattle to NY for $22 in 18-24 days.

New business opportunity.

John
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