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Old Mar 15, 2013, 02:52 PM
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Why is Hobbyking the only RC company that can spend a week boxing up 4 items? I paid for a funfighter and lipos on Sunday and today is Friday. They are still packing the box! No other company pulls this crap! I should be expecting that package today but instead I sit here refreshing the browser to see if the lone elderly employee has made his way back from the depths of the warehouse to put the plane in the box. I have recently found other USA based stores that will be getting my business from now on. This is ridiculous!

Go Aloft Hobbies, Value hobbies, gonitro hobbies, anyone but Hobbyking!
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 03:38 PM
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It has happened to me before, depending on what it is I ordered. I think they have different warehouses.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 04:23 PM
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This is the US warehouse and it was all in stock.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 04:24 PM
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That bites. I have not had that happen.

Did you use their support forum to see what was going on?
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 05:01 PM
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I wish Hobbyking would stock more of their items in the US warehouse.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 05:20 PM
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Just got an email saying the box was double checked for accuracy. Hope it ships today but I kinda doubt it.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 09:49 PM
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HK not the only one...

FWIW I just waited 2 weeks to get a tracking number from Target Hobby and that took an email prod....

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Old Mar 16, 2013, 03:05 AM
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Why is Hobbyking the only RC company that can spend a week boxing up 4 items? I paid for a funfighter and lipos on Sunday and today is Friday. They are still packing the box! No other company pulls this crap! I should be expecting that package today but instead I sit here refreshing the browser to see if the lone elderly employee has made his way back from the depths of the warehouse to put the plane in the box. I have recently found other USA based stores that will be getting my business from now on. This is ridiculous!

Go Aloft Hobbies, Value hobbies, gonitro hobbies, anyone but Hobbyking!
That has got to be the worst example of customer service I have ever heard of. Never has an RC company taken 4 days to pack a small order. Ridiculous!
HK should be ashamed to treat a customer like that and forcing you to sit at your computer checking to see any progress.
Your best option is to take your business elsewhere.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 09:56 PM
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Really, the worst ever? Ever? This was kind of tame compared to some of the other HK and other vendor stories.

Best bet is to try other vendors. Nothing gets a company to sit up and listen like their bottom line dropping.

Given MotionRC a look too. US based, good prices, FAST shipping.

Also, FWIW, HK site is painfully slow tonight.
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 09:28 PM
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This isnt just a hobbyking thing. Heck I just bought a plane from horizon that didnt ship out for 4 days.Albeit I had it the next day once it shipped (gotta love being close to their warehouse!) Its just the joys of online shopping. Which funfighter did you get? I have a sea fury and a rarebear. The seafury hit 120mph The bear is going on 6s
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 09:41 PM
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This isnt just a hobbyking thing. Heck I just bought a plane from horizon that didnt ship out for 4 days.Albeit I had it the next day once it shipped (gotta love being close to their warehouse!) Its just the joys of online shopping. Which funfighter did you get? I have a sea fury and a rarebear. The seafury hit 120mph The bear is going on 6s
6s! Cant wait to hear the top speed on that! I got the p-40. I like the look of the sea fury better but I liked the fact that the P-40 had a little more wing area and the way the top comes off may suit the camera and fpv tx I want to put in there! 120 mph FPV, Sounds soooo fun! It may not fit but I am hopeful!
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 10:27 PM
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6s! Cant wait to hear the top speed on that! I got the p-40. I like the look of the sea fury better but I liked the fact that the P-40 had a little more wing area and the way the top comes off may suit the camera and fpv tx I want to put in there! 120 mph FPV, Sounds soooo fun! It may not fit but I am hopeful!
Yeah the motor I'm running should only last around 30 seconds above half throttle but will be enough to get some serious speed Trying to set a club record isnt cheap.

100+ mph fpv is going to be insane make sure you are recording!
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 02:19 PM
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I've waited 3 weeks to receive a pico heli from a store 1 hr away. Yeah...
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